Glory Road (Paperback)
This is my 3rd Lauren Denton book and I have enjoyed them all. They are all set in Alabama with every day characters and easy-going stories. In Glory Road, Jessie McBride finally has her life on track and stable after a messy divorce or so she thinks. Raising a 14 year old daughter, having her mom display incidents of memory loss, and running into her high school sweetheart again has blown that stability sky high. Throw in another man vying for her attention and her garden shop to run and Jessie has one very busy and emotionally confusing summer!— Sue
One of Southern Living's "25 Beach Reads Perfect for Summer""Brims with family, second chances, and new horizons." --LISA WINGATE
In one summer, everything will change. But for these three strong Southern women, the roots they've planted on Glory Road will give life to the adventures waiting just around the curve.
Nearly a decade after her husband's affair drove her back home to South Alabama, Jessie McBride has the stable life she wants--operating her garden shop, Twig, next door to her house on Glory Road, and keeping up with her teenage daughter and spunky mother. But the unexpected arrival of two men makes Jessie question whether she's really happy with the status quo.
When handsome, wealthy businessman Sumner Tate asks her to arrange flowers for his daughter's lavish wedding, Jessie finds herself drawn to his continued attention. Then Ben Bradley, her lingering what-could-have-been from high school, moves back to the red dirt road, and she feels her heart pulled in directions she never expected.
Meanwhile, Jessie's fourteen-year-old daughter, Evan, is approaching the start of high school and navigating a new world of emotions--particularly as they relate to the cute new guy who's moved in just down the road. At the same time, Jessie's mother, Gus, is suffering increasingly frequent memory lapses and faces a frightening, uncertain future.
The only thing certain is change--even in a place as steady as Perry, Alabama, on a street as old as Glory Road.
"Rich colorful characters capturing my heart, combined with a story that kept me up till the wee hours, Glory Road is a perfect read. Lauren Denton has done it again " --Lisa Patton, bestselling author of Rush and Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter
"Once again Lauren Denton brings her lyrical writing and compelling characters to a story that will enthrall readers from page one." --Marybeth Mayhew Whalen, author of Only Ever Her and co-founder of She Reads, for Glory Road