A Turn in the Road

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A Turn in the Road

Blossom Street

Bethanne Hamlin has always been a friend, lover and a mother. Yet now she wants to be someone else and have a life of her own. Her ex-mother in-law's reunion is just what she needs to get away from everything. Her son is getting married and there is still a rift between her ex and him. All she wants is time for herself. What started out as a way to relax is becoming like a love affair. Max is not what she would have thought of as a lover yet he seems to understand her restlessness. She knows it's not a mid-life crisis but something about Max and the whole trip is making her feel young again at heart. She knows family is important but lately her daughter is sounding like a mother hen and her ex-mother-in-law Ruth is sounding like a teenager at her reunion. Can she survive the whole trip and stay sane?

Debbie Macomber has done it again with "A Turn in the Road". This is part of the Blossom Street series and it shows us a mature woman in Bethanne Hamlin. Here is a woman who has endured so much and is ready to just live again. Now Max seems like a great guy and just what she needs. But Bethanne is still responsible in every way. Debbie Macomber once again shows us that even though you are a mother you still have every right to have fun and feel young again. This is another book worth adding to your pile.

Book Blurb for A Turn in the Road

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.

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2011 4.00