Friday, April 5, 2019

Glory Road
by Lauren Denton

Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 368
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  At thirty-eight, garden shop owner Jessie McBride thinks her chances for romance are years behind her and, after her failed marriage, she's fine with that. She lives contentedly with her fiery mother and her quiet, headstrong daughter. But the unexpected arrival of two men on Glory Road make her question if she's really happy with the status quo. Handsome, wealthy Sumner Tate asks her to arrange flowers for his daughter's wedding, and Jessie finds herself drawn to his continued attention. And Ben Bradley, her lingering what-could-have-been from high school days who's known her better than anyone and whom she hasn't seen in years, moves back to the red dirt road. Jessie finds her heart being pulled in directions she never expected.

Meanwhile, Jessie's fourteen-year-old daughter, Evan, is approaching the start of high school and trying to navigate a new world of identity and emotions--particularly as they relate to the cute new guy who's moved in just down the road. At the same time, Jessie's mother, Gus, increasingly finds herself forgetful and faces a potentially frightening future.

As all three women navigate the uncertain paths of their hearts and futures, one summer promises to bring change--whether they're ready for it or not.
 



Kritters Thoughts:  What a sweet book.  Jessie McBride moved back to her small hometown and has loved owning a garden shop and following her passion by bringing joy to people through flowers.  She has always strived to just keep the business running, but when a wedding opportunity comes to her front door, by way of a handsome man she wonders if she should take it and take her business to a different level.  Another man also enters the picture, but this is one from the past with past love and hurt, is the past to be left behind or a safe place to land?

I love Lauren K Denton.  She writes great women's fiction with great females at the center where love is a factor of their life, but they have other things going on also!  The thing that I really adored about this book was the three generations of women living and learning from each other.  I love when strong women beget strong women and they realize that they keeping each other close is the best way to live.  

I love small town stories because they have their own flair and they make me remember the small town where I was raised and that I love.  And of course it being a southern small town in this story gives it a few more brownie points in my book!  

I am at a point where I will read Lauren K Denton without even a look at the synopsis.  Just say it is written by her and I will pick it up and spend a day or two with her and her characters.

  
Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.




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