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Title:
A turn in the road
ISBN:
9780778329831

9780778304623

9781611730586
Publication Information:
Don Mills, Ont. : Mira, ©2011.
Physical Description:
333 pages ; 24 cm.
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Number in series:
8.
Summary:
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 long-time widow, Ruth would like very much to reconnect with Royce, the love of her youth. Bethanne's ex-husband, Grant, would like to reconcile, so she also has a major life decision to consider. And Annie is out to prove to her onetime boyfriend that she can live a brilliant life without him. But even the best-laid plans can take an unexpected turn-- or even be completely derailed.
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ROMANCE Macomber, D.
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Macomber Blossom St v.8
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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 re'ect, 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.


Author Notes

Debbie Macomber was born on October 22, 1948 in Yakima, Washington. Her first novel, Heartsong, was published in 1984 and became the first romance novel ever to be reviewed in Publishers Weekly. She has written more than 150 novels including Between Friends, Family Affair, Starry Night, Last One Home, Mr. Miracle, Merry and Bright, the Blossom Street series, the Cedar Cove series, and the Rose Harbor series. She received Romantic Times Magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Perennial bestseller Macomber serves up another heartwarming entry in her popular Blossom Street series (Hannah's List, Summer on Blossom Street). Bethanne Hamlin's ex-husband, Grant, wants them to reunite, but Bethanne isn't sure she can ever trust Grant again, since his infidelity destroyed their marriage. On a whim, Bethanne agrees to go on a road trip with her daughter, Annie, and Grant's mother, Ruth, who's driving across the country to attend her 50th high school reunion and hopefully connect with a lost love. Along the way, Bethanne meets Max Scranton, a mysterious biker with a painful past. Bethanne feels an instant, undeniable connection to Max and longs to follow her heart, but everyone else wants her to get back together with comfortable, familiar Grant. Themes of forgiving old hurts and finding new love will resonate with readers in search of a gently romantic tale. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

Leaving Lydia's knitting shop in Seattle behind, three of Macomber's "Blossom Street" characters hit the road. Bethanne Hamlin, who originally joined the first knitting class at a Good Yarn to recover from her painful divorce, takes her daughter, Annie, and Ruth, her former mother-in-law, to Florida so Ruth can attend a 50th high school reunion. Bethanne is conflicted about possibly reuniting with her ex-husband, Annie has boyfriend problems, and longtime widow Ruth harbors a secret fantasy about reigniting a romance with an old flame from her teenage years. Macomber doesn't give us anything new here, and maybe that's part of the charm of her stories and the reason for her continued popularity. The women have the usual series of setbacks, grumblings, and aggravations on the journey, but behind it all is a genuine caring and concern for one another as they ultimately decide in what direction to take their lives. Verdict Fans of Macomber's knitting series, which began with The Shop on Blossom Street, won't be disappointed in the seventh title, although actual knitting does take a backseat this time out. Readers who want their knitting fix can check out Macomber's companion volume, Knit Along with Debbie Macomber: A Turn in the Road.-Margaret Hanes, Civic Ctr. Lib., Warren, MI (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.