A TURN IN THE ROAD Debbie Macomber
A Turn in the Road by Debbie Macomber
A Blossom Street Novel
Reviewed by Miranda
After Bethanne’s husband left her and their two kids to marry the woman he’d been having an affair with, she was forced to create a new life for herself. Now she is a successful business woman, her son is about to get married and her daughter is getting her MBA. Grant, Bethanne’s ex has divorced his second wife and he wants Bethanne back. There is a part of Bethanne that still loves Grant; she is considering taking him back but has she really forgiven him for the past? Bethanne’s ex mother-in-law Ruth is preparing to drive from Washington State to Florida for her 50th high school reunion. Bethanne doesn’t like the thought of Ruth on the road all that time alone so she decides to go with her. When Bethanne’s daughter Annie’s boyfriend decides to go to Europe without a thought to her feelings, Annie decides she’s ready for a bit of girl time as well. She joins Ruth and Bethanne as they head across the country for a once in a lifetime road-trip.
Three women set out on a journey across the country armed with a roadmap and plenty of time. It doesn’t take long for them to hit a couple of bumps in the road. The car breaks down at the most inopportune time but luckily some bikers come to the rescue. Enter Max, a sexy biker who forms an instant connection with Bethanne. Now Ruth and Annie aren’t too fond of Max horning in on what they feel is Grant’s territory. They would both like for Bethanne and Grant to get back together. Max only adds to Bethanne’s confusion. She thought this trip was going to help her make her decision regarding getting back together with Grant but Max only makes her decision tougher. As these three women cross the country they each discover more about themselves and what they really want in life. Will this path lead them to happiness? Bethanne, Annie and Ruth will be changed forever at the end of this trip. Some will find love and happiness and others will find out who they really are. It’s time to take A Turn in the Road and see what you discover.
A Turn in the Road is simply a sensational read! Debbie Macomber has whipped out her pen to once again create beauty. Ms. Macomber has a wonderfully unique way with her characters. It is so special because as you are reading you know her characters are real. I could step out my door tomorrow and meet a Ruth, Bethanne or Annie. These characters are battling real problems and have real feelings; this makes them so easy to identify with.
A Turn in the Road is about self-discovery and finding your own truth. I absolutely loved taking this road with Ms. Macomber’s characters! I didn’t want it to end to be honest. I loved the interaction between these three women. I loved the complete and utter honesty that Ruth delivers when she finally tells the girls about the real reason she wants to go to her reunion. I definitely felt her pain, hope and fear. The relationships within A Turn in the Road are so dynamic. I so enjoyed Bethanne and Annie’s mother/daughter relationship. I felt Annie’s reaction to the possibility that Bethanne might choose Max over her father was very real. However, it doesn’t take Annie long to have her own revelations concerning the opposite sex. Annie is obviously in her twenties and just figuring out what she really wants and what she’s willing to take from the men in her life. I love that Bethanne and Ruth still have a good relationship even after Bethanne and Ruth’s son, Grant divorced. It is not often you hear this story and I enjoyed it! A Turn in the Road is also a sweet love story. A story that proves it’s never too late to find love and happiness!! I could gush about A Turn in the Road forever even now it warms my heart as I think about it, instead I am going to Joyfully Recommend A Turn in the Road! I promise you won’t be disappointed because A Turn in the Road is a magnificent story that will stay with you forever!