Saturday, September 25, 2021

Review: The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery by Amanda Cox

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Present Day. After tragedy plunges her into grief and unresolved anger, Sarah Ashby returns to her childhood home determined to finally follow her long-denied dream of running Old Depot Grocery alongside her mother and grandmother. But when she arrives, her mother, Rosemary, announces to her that the store is closing. Sarah and her grandmother, Glory Ann, make a pact 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 the family reputation, Glory Ann vows never to love again. But some promises are not as easily kept as she imagined.

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

My Review: 

I thought The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery was a fabulous read. I instantly felt an instant connection to both Glory Ann and Sarah. I was able to relate to them easily and understand what they were going through. Their story is one that had me captivated right the first chapter and my attention was held all the way to the end. I loved every single page.

I am giving The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery a very well deserved five plus stars. Lovers of Historical fiction with dual timelines will definitely want to read this one. It is among one of my favorites I have read for the year. I would love to see where else Amanda Cox’s imagination will take her readers to next.

I received a paperback copy of The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

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