The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery by Amanda Cox | Fiction Book Review

The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery by Amanda Cox


Present Day. Sarah Ashby returns to her childhood home, determined to finally follow her dream of running the family business alongside her mother and grandmother. So when her mother, Rosemary, announces to her that Old Depot Grocery is closing, Sarah and her grandmother, Glory Ann, make a plan to save the store. But Rosemary has worked her entire life to make sure her daughter never follows in her footsteps. She has her reasons--but she'll certainly never reveal the real one.

1965. Glory Ann confesses to her family that she's pregnant with her deceased fiancé's baby. Pressured into a marriage of convenience with a shopkeeper to preserve her family's reputation, Glory Ann vows never to love again. But some promises are not as easily kept as she imagined.

This dual-time story from Amanda Cox deftly explores the complexity of the mother-daughter relationship, the way the secrets we keep shape our lives and the lives of others, and the healing power of telling the truth.

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My Thoughts

I have anticipated this book for quite some time now. There was a promotional blurb in the back of Amanda's last book. It stopped with a bit of a cliff hanger It left me with the feeling that this was going to be a wonderful read and that assumption was correct.

The story itself revolves around three women, a mother, a daughter, and a granddaughter. Much of their life's work has centered around the Old Depot Grocery. But times are changing and forcing the women to change as well. 

The women are connected by birth but there is something else that connects them. They each hold a secret that is slowly destroying them and their relationships with each other. So much heartbreak over things that could be solved if they would each come clean.

I loved this book and have quickly become a fan of Amanda Cox. She has a beautiful writing style that makes the pages just fly by. I highly recommend this book as well as her previous works.

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in order to facilitate my review.


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