Glory Road, by Lauren K. Denton is one of those books that is hard to put down and sad to see end. As high school students, Jessie and Ben were neighbors and good friends. Just before leaving for college, Ben tells Jessie he loves her and she doesn’t not respond. Following college Jessie and Ben go their own ways, having families and now they both find themselves single and back on Glory Road. They each have a teenager that they have raised basically by themselves who have become responsible, caring people.
Years earlier, Jessie and her daughter moved in next to her mother, where Jessie started a garden shop. Her mother spends her days helping Jessie. As Jessie works to build her business, her daughter starts high school and her mother starts suffering serious health concerns. Each of the women also have friendships with men that cause them to think about their future.
This is a heart warming story that shows realistic events that we are faced with today. I enjoyed the focus on the family units in this story. The love and care that each member shows the other and the way they help each other out. The author’s writing is so clear it is easy to imagine walking through the garden shop and smelling the flowers. I enjoyed the small section at the beginning of each chapter that focuses on gardening tips.
I received a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through BookLook Bloggers, this is my honest review.
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