In the middle of the year, in the middle of her life, Bethanne Hamlin takes a road trip with her daughter, Annie, and her former mother-in-law, Ruth.
They’re driving to Florida for Ruth’s 50th high-school reunion. A longtime widow, Ruth would like to reconnect with Royce, the love of her teenage life. She’s heard he’s alone, too…and, well, she’s curious. Maybe even hopeful.
Bethanne herself needs time to reflect, to ponder a decision she has to make. Her ex-husband, Grant—her children’s father—wants to reconcile now that his second marriage has failed. Bethanne’s considering it….
Meanwhile, Annie’s out to prove to her onetime boyfriend that she can live a brilliant life without him!
So there they are, three women driving across America. They have their maps and their directions—but even the best-planned journey can take you to a turn in the road. Or lead you to an unexpected encounter—like the day Bethanne meets a man named Max who really is a hero on a Harley. That’s when Bethanne’s decision becomes a lot harder. Because Grant wants her back, but now there’s Max….
From Seattle’s Blossom Street to the other end of the country, this is a trip that could change three women’s lives.
When I first heard that I could read this book before it was released I was all giggly like a school girl. I absolutely LOVE everything written by Debbie Macomber. All I have to say is “Hi, my name is Norma and I am a Debbie Macomber addict!!” Yes, I love her writing that much. I had the chance to review The Knitting Diaries last month that had a short story from the Blossom Street Series.
Her Blossom Street series has tons of wonderful characters that I love revisiting over and over again. They are like old friends that you love sitting around, drinking coffee with, and catching up on the good gossip.
This book wasn’t any different. Each of the Blossom Street series centers around one specific woman from this street. This time its Bethanne. As you weave your way through the different books (this is number eight), you get to know the women more and more. They will each lend their voices to each others stories in order to help them grow.
I love the camaraderie that Debbie Macomber builds between her characters.
If you haven’t read any of her books yet, well what are you waiting for? You will be in for the time of your life. Be prepared to laugh until your sides hurt, cry until you can’t cry anymore, and every other emotion in between.
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