Friday, June 10, 2011

A Turn in the Road

By Debbie Macomber

I love Debbie Macomber - she tells just really nice stories.   You always know what you're going to get when you read one of her books.

"A Turn in the Road" is about a road trip that Bethanne Hamlin, her daughter, Annie, and her ex-mother-in-law, Ruth,  take from Seattle to Florida for Ruth's 50th high school reunion.  Bethanne needs the time to make a decision about getting back together with her ex-husband, now that his second marriage has failed, Annie is on the rebound from her boyfriend and Ruth is looking to reconcile with her high school sweetheart.
This trip takes them all places they were not expecting.

Like all of Debbie's books, this is full of likeable characters and enough of a plot to keep you interested, without being overwhelming.  Are there a few corny parts?  Yes, but  they just add to the charm of Debbie's writing.  If you're a long time fan, then this won't disappoint and if you've never read anything of hers before, this is a nice introduction to her work.  She does have some serials, but this is a stand alone and was totally enjoyable.

I would give "A Turn in the Road" a 4.5/5. 


  1. I have always wanted to try Debbie Macomber! This sounds really cute, maybe I'll start with this one :)

  2. I have read a couple of Macomber's books and have loved them. They are just nice stories. I think I'll pick this one up. This is a book I can share with my mom. A road trip with an ex-mil could open a whole can of worms! It should make for a great storyline.

    Sorry to hear about your kitty. It sure isn't easy is it? Losing a furbaby is like losing a member of the family. I hope we both feel better soon.

  3. I haven't read her. My mom has and enjoys her. I got her last book, last year at BEA and gave it to my mom! She loved it!

    take care