Amanda CoxRevell / 2021 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$11.494.5 out of 5 stars for The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery. View reviews of this product. 64 Reviews
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Cath5 Stars Out Of 5Old Depot GroceryNovember 18, 2022CathQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book was excellent. I love books with a history in the story. This told about an old grocery store that fought to survive in changing times and the lives of the family who owned and ran the store. I loved this book and would highly suggest it to others.
MauriKansasAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5The Secret Keepers of Old Depot GroceryApril 22, 2022MauriKansasAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5In this dual timeline story, the dynamics between Glory Ann, her daughter Rosemary, and granddaughter, Sarah are explored. There is friction between Glory Ann and Rosemary that goes back much farther than the current differences of whether or not to sell their longtime grocery store, Old Depot Grocery. After years away, Sarah returns as a new widow hoping to carry on the legacy of Old Depot. As secrets are exposed, each woman must come to terms with her past and determine how to go forward. I liked these characters, though prickly Rosemary was a bit hard to relate to, and also the men, Clarence, Bo, and Clay. Their unconditional love and friendship were what each woman needed. Amanda Cox has quickly become a "must read" author for me. I highly recommend The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery. I received a complimentary copy of the book. All thoughts are my own.
ReviewsByErin5 Stars Out Of 5Generational tale of secrets and redemptionDecember 14, 2021ReviewsByErinQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Welcome to the story of three generations in one family - a family full of secrets and loss and regret. And hope that springs eternal.
Glory Ann was young, unmarried, and pregnant when her sweetheart was killed in Vietnam. She never even had the chance to tell him about the baby they created together. Her pastor father, not wanting to deal with the shame of Glory Ann's situation, devises a solution will change everything for Glory Ann. How can she ever embrace Old Depot Grocery and everything it thrusts upon her?
Rosemary carries the weight of the world on her shoulders. She's always been the good and dutiful daughter - and when on rare occasion she dared to try her own way, disaster has followed. She hates being tied down to Old Depot, but she won't budge. Will a health crisis force her to finally look at what she really wants in life?
Sarah is the unconventional widow. She had literally packed her bags to leave her husband on the same day an accident claimed his life. In order to escape the condolences she doesn't desire, she escapes to Old Depot Grocery for time with her mother and grandmother. Can she deal with her grief and find hope for the future in this small town rather than the big wide world her mother has always pushed her to explore?
This story is really beautiful. The writing style connects you immediately with the characters, and though the subjects are heavy, they're handled in a way that doesn't feel dark. Plus there's hope and light shining throughout, even when things are difficult.
Though I realized after I finished the book that there isn't an overt faith message, the story of redemption is all over the pages. You'll have to look for yourself to see all the ways it is woven in. I highly recommend this book, and can't wait to read more from this author.
Fitzysmom5 Stars Out Of 5Review from Rambles of a SAHMOctober 28, 2021FitzysmomQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I 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.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
KrisFairfax, VAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Thought provoking novel with lots of twistsOctober 13, 2021KrisFairfax, VAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The story of three generations of women, each strong yet also broken in parts, but afraid to admit their weaknesses and secrets to each other. This novel keeps the story very interesting by telling it through the perspectives of the women at different times of their lives. I really enjoyed it as the heart of the novel is a story of love. Each woman deals with different things and in unique ways. I loved watching their story unfold.
This is the second book the author has written and now I want to go back and read her first novel. I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I am freely writing a review - all thoughts and opinions are my own. I very much recommend this novel.
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