Thursday, March 28, 2019

Glory Road by Lauren Denton: a Review

"Written in Lauren Denton's signature Southern style, Glory Road tells the story of three generations of women navigating the uncertain pathways of their hearts during a summer that promises to bring change--whether they're ready for it or not." -- from the book jacket

This novel is told from the perspective of three generations of women in turns: Jessie, a divorced mom running a garden shop; her daughter Evan, who is poised to begin her first year of High School; and Jessie's mom, Gus, who is suffering increasingly frequent memory lapses.  The reader follows these three women, living and working together on Glory Road, through a summer that brings new people and new opportunities, as well as the chance to face fears and move beyond past hurts.

This sweet story drew me in and captivated me until the last page.  In fact, it captivated me beyond the last page--I would love to catch up with these characters again sometime.  In turns, I found myself feeling wistful and yearning, hopeful and inspired.  The settings and characters are beautifully described and relatable.  I want to live on Glory Road and be friends with these people.

"In one summer, everything will change.  But for these three strong Southern women, the roots they've planed on Glory Road will give life to the adventures waiting just around the curve." -- from the book jacket

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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