Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Turn In the Road-Debbie Macomber

A Turn In the Road
Debbie Macomber
Mira, Apr 26 2011, $24.95
ISBN: 9780778329831

Six years ago, Grant left Bethanne and their children (Andrew and Annie) for another woman. When his second marriage failed, he returned to his first wife asking for reconciliation. Bethanne has doubts she wants a second time with the man who hurt her with his cheating.

She needs to get away from Grant and Seattle to think about what she wants and not what he desires. Bethanne and her daughter Annie accompany her lonely former mother-in-law Ruth on a drive to Florida to attend her fiftieth high school reunion. There Ruth hopes to meet her teenage boyfriend Royce Jameson who she heard is alone too. Annie also has something to prove to her boyfriend Vance who left her to tour Europe for a year. The first stop on the cross country trek is Pendleton, Oregon where the widow Ruth wants to see her long time friend Marie. The three women help Marie at her diner. That is where Bethanne meets biker Max Scranton. They are attracted to one another, but everyone else pressures her to give Grant a second chance.

The latest warm Blossom Street saga (see Summer on Blossom Street) is a delightful tale as three generations of women, each lonely in different ways, seek companionship and solace . The cast is powerful as each of the lead ladies learn love hurts, but is worth the price.

Harriet Klausner

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