A TURN IN THE ROAD
Macomber moves her latest story from Blossom Street but keeps the same relatable characters in this road-trip tale. While the situations and characters’ actions may seem unlikely in the real world, the book will still delight fans and inspire many to gas up the car and hit the highway.
From Seattle’s Blossom Street, three women set out on a road trip that will change their lives. Bethanne Hamlin needs time to wrap her head around the reconciliation her ex-husband wants now that his second marriage has failed. Her daughter Annie is out to prove to her one-time boyfriend that she can live without him and to convince her mother to reconcile with her father. Bethanne’s former mother-in-law and longtime widow, Ruth, would like to reconnect with her first love at their 50th reunion — the reason for the trip. The women have maps but the journey takes a number of unplanned turns, including right to a hero on a Harley. That’s when Bethanne’s decision about Grant becomes a lot harder and tests the bonds of love and family. (MIRA, May, 336 pp., $24.95)