Published by Revell on September 7, 2021
Genres: Fiction / Christian / General, Fiction / Women, Fiction / Dual Timeline
Baker Book House|Amazon|ChristianBook
Present Day. After tragedy plunges her into grief and unresolved anger, Sarah Ashby returns to her childhood home determined to finally follow her long-denied dream of running Old Depot Grocery alongside her mother and grandmother. But when she arrives, her mother, Rosemary, announces to her that the store is closing. Sarah and her grandmother, Glory Ann, make a pact to save the store, but Rosemary has worked her entire life to make sure her daughter never follows in her footsteps. She has her reasons--but she'll certainly never reveal the real one.
1965. Glory Ann confesses to her family that she's pregnant with her deceased fiancé's baby. Pressured into a marriage of convenience with a shopkeeper to preserve the family reputation, Glory Ann vows never to love again. But some promises are not as easily kept as she imagined.
This dual-timeline story from Amanda Cox deftly explores the complexity of a mother-daughter dynamic, the way the secrets we keep shape our lives and the lives of others, and the healing power of telling the truth.
After reading Amanda Cox’s debut novel last year it wasn’t a difficult decision for me to jump on preordering this one. Mother-daughter relationships are rarely simple, and can impact further relations for generations. Amanda Cox weaved a story of conflict, heartache, secrets, and love that is sure to grip the hearts of readers that pick it up. Oh, the damage that people can do to a person and how they can carry the hurt with them through the rest of their lives. What is the cost of a secret? My heart went out to Rosemary and I think I connected with her the most, though I related to Glory Ann more. Reading through this book my heart longed for healing from the wounds that continued to bleed in these ladies hearts for years. It was another wonderful story written by Amanda Cox and I can’t wait to see what she dreams up next.
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