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.
“Glory Road brims with faith and family, second chances, and new horizons.” —LISA WINGATE, New York Times bestselling author of Bef...more
Jessie McBride is in her late 30s, a garden shop owner, and divorced when she thinks romance is not in the cards for her. She has a willful daughter and a brazen mother, and they are all she needs.
Two handsome men move to the area, and now Jessie’s interest is piqued. Sumner Tate’s daughter is getting married, and he asks Jessie to arrange her flowers. Ben Bradley is an old question mark from high school.
Also challenging is that Evan, ...more
There are changes happening in the lives of the three generations of women in this book: the grandmother, Gus, who is gradually losing her memory; Gus's ...more
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NOTE: This book is published by Thomas Nelson which is typically a Christian publishe ...more
Southern fiction is a such a fun genre for me to read. I had never really differentiated books set in regional places, until I was in college and read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. It was then that I fell in love with Southern fiction.
It was very clear that books set in the South have a unique voice all their own and I simply can’t get enough. Whether it’s Southern Gothic (my absolute fav) or Southern romance, Southern beach reads, or Southern Women’s Fiction—I simply love i ...more
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Fans of romance, southern settings, mother/daughter themes, gardening, and women's fiction will want to snatch up a copy of this endearing and quaint small town story.
Glory Road focuses on three generations of women from the same family during one summer of their lives on Glory Road as they build trusting and loving relations ...more
3 "And in a way, we were." Stars
This slow burning, familial book tells 3 separate stories of 3 generations of women who live in the country off an old red dirt road in Alabama. It's a testament to life in the south, of mistakes made and on-going battles faced. It's complex relationships, a little romance, and a lot of growing. I found the story charming a ...more
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I’m not one to “gush” over a story, but an exception simply must be made for Glory Road by Lauren K. Denton. Long on my radar of authors to try, I’m berating myself for waiting until now to discover this incredible author. Women’s fiction, especially books with southern settings, is my favorite genre. This is Denton’s area of expertise, and she can hold her own with any author I’ve read in the general market. Actually better when you consider ...more
Opening the pages of one of Lauren Denton's books is like wrapping your heart and soul up in a warm blanket...her books are comforting, reassuring, and make the reader feel that no matter what happens, life has a way of working out the way it should. I've loved her books since reading her debut, The Hideaway, and my love of her grows with each book she puts out. Her writing and the worlds she creates makes this native NYer want to pack up and move to the South immediately! I' ...more
Lauren K. Denton writes stories with great southern charm and this one is so moving. Perry, Alabama is home once again to Jessie McBride when she returns after her husband's affair and her divorce. Along with her 14 year old daughter, Evan, settles down in her hometown. She opens a garden shop next door to her house and across a field from her widowed mother, Gus. Jessie is happy, but when her old maybe could ...more
Each of the books, including Glory Road, have vivd characters that you want to befriend and get to know. Her books leave me connected to the characters and wanting to know more about how their stories will continue. To date, she hasn't written a sequel or series, but I hope some of these characters will continue or c ...more
Leaving a broken marriage behind, Jessie McBride and her teenaged daughter, Evan, have returned to the safety and comfor ...more
Reading that first line of Glory Road really was like stepping into a warm hug. There is something soothing that I absolutely adore in Southern Fiction. ...more
This is a touching story of family and friendships and love. We get to know these women well as Denton has done a good job of deve ...more
All of the positive and healthy relationships.
Glory Road is the back drop to three generations of strong women as they navigate changes in their futures. Jessie, divorced and content, now has two men making her rethink her chances for romance. While her daughter, Evan, navigates the emotional summer between middle and high school and her mother, Gus, begins having frightening memory lapses.
I loved Jessie. I now strive to be more of a mother like h ...more
I give Glory Road five plus stars. I highly recommend it. This is such a powerful tale of love, healing and forgiveness. So many readers will be able to connect to this book like I did. I cannot wait for more by this author in the future.
I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
Good things come in threes, and so it proves in this lovely story of three generations of the McBride women. Take that as a hint that, in spite of Goodreads characterizing this as a romance, it’s really women’s fiction or relationship fiction. While romances do occur within the pages of this book, the backbone of the book is the relationship between the women and not the men who find their way into – or back into – their lives.
Also, in spite of the Amazon c ...more
Glory Road is about three strong women during one y ...more
Thirty eight year old Jessie McBride is back in her small hometown of Perry, AL with her 14 year old daughter, Evan. Several years earlier, Jessie found out her ex-husband was cheating on her with his dental hygienist. Jessie decides the best thing to do is return to southern Alabama. She grew up on Glory Road in Perry. Jessie was lucky enough to buy a house across the street from her moth ...more
This is an interesting thing to think about when reading Glory Road. The "story" is one that includes three generations of a family over 30-plus years. It could have been a 600-page Michener-esque monster of a book; or it could have been a book of artful flashbacks, alternating between past and present (like the author's first novel The Hideaway).
Instead, the author li ...more
Laura Denton has a way of making the reader actually feel the comfort of Glory Road, the dirt road leading back home for Jessie after a troubled life. She finds refuge with her young daughter in her childhood home on Glory Road.
The family members, told beautifully in three POVs, is seamless. Each chapter has a heading with a name, but I didn’t need it, because each cha ...more
Low and behold after they have been there for some time Ben moves back into his parents home just up the road along with his son. He also is there for healing and to repair and sell his paren ...more
Today's post is about Glory Road by Lauren K. Denton. I have read a couple of Ms. Denton's previous books so when I learned about Glory Road being available for review as part of my association with BookLook Bloggers, I was definitely interested! I have found that Ms. Denton's books are the perfect example of what folks expect when they read southern fiction!
Glory Road revolves around three generations of strong McBride family women, telling their stories from each of their poi ...more
There is, of course, ro ...more
Denton is a master at a character develop ...more
I'd love to connec ...more