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A Turn in the Road (Blossom Street #8)

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"Sometimes, where you think you're going isn't where you end up..."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...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Mira Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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Jo
Another in the Blossom street series, except off the street and on a cross country road trip. The main characters from the series are: Bethanne Hamlin who we met earlier in the series after her husband, Grant, left her and her two children for a younger woman (after some struggles she became a successful businesswoman); her daughter, Annie; and her former mother-in-law, Ruth. Ruth, is planning to drive from Seattle, Washington to Vero Beach, Florida to attend her 50 year high school class reunio...more
Jackie Lane
While this book was so out of the ordinary for the Blossom Street series, I ended up truly enjoying myself.

A road trip to Florida from Oregon helps to find love, hope and happiness.

Bethanne takes a road trip with her daughter. Annie and her ex-mother-in-law, Ruth. During the time the three spend driving to Florida for Ruth to make her 50th reunion, they share experiences that at times are crazy and fun and at other times are bittersweet. Each of them has a decision to make and will take the time...more
Nancy
That had to be the longest road trip of my life. I know that some people can tolerate a great deal when a particular book in a series hits the wrong nerve, but having to put up with Annie, the 23ish year old daughter of main character Bethanne, was almost enough for me to wall bang this book and walk away from this series. If her constant immaturity and whining had been toned down a bit, I would have accepted what she had to say, but she was just too much.

In addition to Annie, other little thing...more
Booklover
WOW!Such a wonderful read,excellent second chance read,i felt i was actually with Bethanie,Ruth n Annie on the road trip,such a excellent story about how each woman are trying to find answers and way to happiness

Bethanie liked her a lot but at some places i was irritated with her,taking all the crap things from her daughter though i was glad she never gave in and did what her heart wanted to do,and she took a long time taking the decision but was really really happy she went with Max,i agree Gra...more
Kym
Debbie Macomber “ A Turn in the Road”

From Seattle’s Blossom Street, Bethanne Hamlin, her daughter Annie, and her ex-Mother-in-law, Ruth, take a road trip of a lifetime !

Ruth was determined to drive to her 50th class reunion in Florida. She has secret hopes to also see her high school sweetheart, Bryce. Ruth wants to make amends with her first love, all these years she has felt horrible for the way she left him.

Bethanne agreed to accompany Ruth on the trip, she needed time to reflect on the fac...more
Leslie
Without being mean or snippy I'll say that for a light read, and a clean conscious, this is a good book. Otherwise, I was bored at times. Again, too much repetition of facts I already know about the characters. Honestly, sometimes I think the new age writers, or their editors, believe the readers have trouble comprehending and remembering things we've previously read. It's an irritation for me. For instance, how many times does Bethanne have to repeat to herself,other characters, or to the reade...more
Lori Henrich
Bethanne is divorced and being pressured by her ex-husband,Grant, to get back together. She offers to go on a road-trip with Ruth in order to have time to think about what she wants to do about Grant.

Ruth is Grant's mother - she wants to go back to Florida for her high-school reunion to possibly reconnect with her high-school love.

Annie is the daughter of Bethanne and Grant - she just broke up with her boyfriend, and is pressuring her mom to get back together with her dad.

Max met the group on th...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Answers. Bethann needs answers. She’s a creative, decisive, successful business woman, but making a decision about a possible reconciliation with Grant, her contrite ex-husband has her flummoxed. Her daughter Annie and her ex-mother-in-law Ruth are lobbying hard for the reconciliation. Her son Andrew, who never quite forgave his father for leaving them six years ago, is not so gung-ho for it, but says it is up to her.

Hoping to reach a clear decision while making a trip with Ruth and Annie from...more
Melissa

I enjoyed this story of 3 Generations of women driving Cross Country from Seattle to Florida.
Ruth ( the Grandmother and Ex Mother in law ) wants to go to her High School Reunion and possibly rekindle a old romance.

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, and her
Daughter rides along also.
Along the way they have several adventures, and meet two very nice Gentleman.
A loving story of family and finding love...more
Donna
I really, really loved this!!! Some of her books have too little romance for me to really love, but this one was great. The different storylines with all three generations were all enjoyable. I was on edge through a lot of the book because I was afraid Bethanne would make the "wrong" choice!! The author did a great job of keeping us unsure which guy Bethanne would chose!! I loved the author's insights into each family member's emotions and thought processes. This was one of the best books in thi...more
Tali
After the last book in the Blossom Street series, I really struggled to get into this book on the first attempt. My second attempt at reading this though practically sped by. The character of Bethanne, a divorcee choosing between her ex-husband and a new suitor, was a nice surprise and a surprisingly engaging character once I'd got past the first few pages and the story was pleasant. What I didn't like about this novel were the characters of Ruth, Bethanne's ex-mother-in-law, and Annie, Bethanne...more
Debbie
Six years after he had walked out on his wife and kids, Grant was freshly single again and looking to reconcile with Bethanne Hamlin. To forgive the betrayal was one thing, she did that for herself. To forget was something that she didn’t think she could ever do and she wasn’t sure if she could ever trust him again either. Being willing to at least think about it for the sake of the grown kids, herself, him, she wasn’t sure, but think about it she was. Hearing that her ex-mother-in-law was plann...more
Norma
When I first heard that I could read this book before it was released I was all giggly like a school girl. I absolutely LOVE everything written by Debbie Macomber. All I have to say is “Hi, my name is Norma and I am a Debbie Macomber addict!!” Yes, I love her writing that much. I had the chance to review The Knitting Diaries last month that had a short story from the Blossom Street Series.

Her Blossom Street series has tons of wonderful characters that I love revisiting over and over again. They...more
Kathryn
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Kathy
Who doesn't love a road trip! Delightful new novel by Debbie Macomber. I had not read any of her previous books and I was pleasantly surprised to discover what a great storyteller she is. I understand that Bethanne was introduced in a previous Blossom Street novel however you do not need to read the previous books to enjoy this one.

Three generations of women set out on a road trip from Seattle, Washington to Vero Beach, Florida. They have lots of adventures on the way. They discover things abou...more
Jennifer Estep
A Turn in the Road by Debbie Macomber is one of the books in her popular Blossom Street women's fiction series.

Bethanne Hamlin has no idea of the adventures that are in store for her when she agrees to drive across the country with her daughter, Annie, and her ex mother-in-law, Ruth, so Ruth can attend her high school reunion. Bethanne goes on the trip to clear her head and so she can decide whether or not she wants to get back together with her ex-husband, who cheated on her and left her for an...more
Stacy
Well I have mixed feelings about this book. This is the story of a divorced woman coming to a cross roads in her life. Spending time with her "ex" mother in law and her extremely immature adult daughter on a 3 week cross country road trip. Bethanne must come to terms with her ex husband's (and daughter and ex mother in law's) desire for Bethanne and Grant to re-unite after 6 years of being divorced. I rated this so low (only 3 stars) because I was sick to death of this fabulous, strong, independ...more
Rayni
Oct 21, 2011 Rayni rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rayni by: Melissa
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Suzanne
This is the latest installment of The Blossom Street series. Bethanne is a divorcee of 6 years. She has her own business which is known as Parties. Her daughter is a part of this thriving business. Bethanne and her ex-mother-in-law, Ruth, still remain friends.

Bethanne is on her way to the Blossom Street knitting store where she notices Ruth sitting outside a near-by cafe. Ruth is in deep thought and does not notice Bethanne walking toward her.

Ruth has amazing news. Her high school is having th...more
Vannessagrace Vannessagrace
A Turn in the Road is a story about a woman in turmoil about whether or not she should take back the husband who wants her back after leaving her for a younger woman and in financial straits. The husband, after his young wife divorces him, wants his first wife back. The first wife meets a man, a good man, whose never cheated on his wife. A man who is honest and who hadn’t had sex since the death of his wife whom he was deeply in love.

Joyce Bean did an excellent job in making us feel the emotion...more
Joyce Yee
Although I have read many books by this author previously, this one touched me on many levels - the central character Bethanne has been divorced for a few years from her ex-husband Grant. When her ex-mother-in-law Ruth decides to take a road trip to Florida for her high school class reunion, Bethanne decides to go, and then her daughter Annie - all three women are very close to each other, and have relationships that they need time to consider -

Ruth has been widowed for a long time, but wants t...more
Nicole
When I first found this book at my library book store I was hesitant towards buying it. The premise just sounded weird and cheesy. I have to admit all I really saw in the synopsis was 50 year reunion meeting up with a past love. It seemed a bit strange to me. It was $2 on sale for a $1, by one of my favorite authors, so I couldn't exactly pass it up. I have to say that I wasn't disappointed. It was better than I originally anticipated. A classic road trip, three generations and love. You can't a...more
Megan
This book was painful for me to read. The whole book was about whether or not she should get back together with her ex-husband. Her ex cheated on her, abandoned her and their kids, and then decided six years later that he couldn't live without her (after the new wife left him). Yeah, yeah, we need to forgive and all that, but the characters and the plot just bugged me. The only reason I kept on reading was because in the past, I have really liked a lot of Debbie Macomber books.
Melinda
Hmm. Part of me really enjoyed this book. Nice, easy read, nothing too controversial, nothing hard to digest. Good writing, part of a series...etc. However - there were a couple of characters in these pages who DROVE ME NUTS and made it hard to like the book overall.

Simple story: Mum (Bethann) and Dad (Grant) have been divorced for 6 years (Dad cheated on Mum and went on to marry the mistress). Bethann, daughter (Annie) and granny (Ruth) take cross country road trip together. All three have big...more
Sandy
Loved this book! I must have been in the mood for a warm, humorous, loving story because it's not that there's anything "meaty" about it, it was just enjoyable. I wasn't sure how it would end and that's always a good thing. Also, I could see myself and some of my family members as the characters. A light, fun read!
Marilyn
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Michele
I enjoy Debbie Macomber's books. This one didn't disappoint! :) I couldn't read it fast enough. I just wish that I wouldn't have had so many other things going on to delay me. Hahaha! If you've enjoyed the rest of the Blossom Street books, I think you'll enjoy this one too.
Brenda
What a good read. If I could give it 4 1/2 stars I would. If this was a movie it would be called a chick flick. Lots of romance and I have to admit it had me tearing up in many places. Can definitely recommend this "feel good" novel.
Michele
Sometimes, where you think you’re going isn’t where you end up…. It’s impossible to not cheer on the characters in this atypical love story – it’s a classic. Fast, rich, sweet ride of a read.
Mary
This was a good book. I liked the story line of 3 women on a road trip. They found love and found out about themselves on the trip.
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Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 170 million copies of her books in print worldwide. Macomber brings to life the compelling relationships that embrace family, community and enduring friendships, filling her readers with a sense of love and hope.

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