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A Turn in the Road (Blossom Street, Bk 8)
A Turn in the Road - Blossom Street, Bk 8
Author: Debbie Macomber
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...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780778329831
ISBN-10: 0778329836
Publication Date: 4/26/2011
Pages: 400
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 82 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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reviewed A Turn in the Road (Blossom Street, Bk 8) on + 38 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I read this book without having read any of the Blossom Street books (beyond the second one). Enough information was provided on each of the Blossom Street "regulars" that I now don't feel a need to go back and catch up. Based on the quality of this story, I feel this saved me a great deal of time.

Bethanne, the woman who started a successful line of party stores after her husband cheated on her, is advised by her 22 year old daughter that Grant (the ex) wants a second shot at their marriage. Six years have passed and Bethanne isn't certain what she wants to do. A chance lunch with her former mother-in-law reveals an opportunity for a long road trip (WA state to FL state) and time to examine all the new questions and relationships she finds along the way.

Granddaughter Annie horns in on the trip, taking every opportunity to act in a very childish manner and attempts to manipulate her mother into giving Grant another chance. It's clear Annie should not be sticking her nose into anyone else's business. Bethanne allows herself to forget she is a capable and intelligent businesswoman, focusing instead on illogical and fluttery ideas.

Really, I was sorely disappointed in the way all of the characters in the book, with exception of Andrew (Bethanne and Grant's grown son) behaved. He was the best of the group.
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Helpful Score: 2
Loved, loved, loved this book. This road trip was both funny and endearing.
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reviewed A Turn in the Road (Blossom Street, Bk 8) on + 2645 more book reviews
This is a great book and gift.It is a real cliffhanger to the last page. It's about 3 women who are related who have come to a crossroad in their life and must make a decision. For each the decision is about a relationship, which man in their life to choose. It's so realistic.Each of the three women look at mistakes in their life and how they might have done things differently, but as we all know the clock does not turn back on our past mistakes.
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I liked this story of 3 Generations of women driving Cross Country from Seattle to Florida.
They start the trip, because Ruth ( the Grandmother and Ex Mother in law ) wants to go to her High School Reunion and possibly rekindle a old romance.
Ruth's ex Daughter-in-law (Bethanne) is struggling with her decision on whether or not to go back to her ex-husband and decides to take this Cross Country trip with Ruth and Bethanne's Daughter rides along also.
Along the way they have several adventures, and meet two very nice Gentleman, Max and Rooster.
I loved these characters!

Alot of the story involves Bethanne trying to make a decision to start(and continue) a romance with Max, or to go back to her ex-Husband.
Max and Rooster ride motorcycles, and I like this element to the story!

Even though Bethanne's Daughter tries to "push" her Parents together, I think overall this is a loving story of family and finding love again.
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I did enjoy the book although at times the main character drove me crazy! But I loved the grandma. The daughter for me, was written a bit young. She was to be in college and yet she acted like she was 16, so she was a bit uneven.
But overall, a very enjoyable book and a great companion novel to the Blossom Street series.

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