Book Review of
At thirty-eight, garden shop owner Jessie McBride thinks her chances for romance are years behind her and, after her failed marriage, she’s fine with that. She lives contentedly with her fiery mother and her quiet, headstrong daughter. But the unexpected arrival of two men on Glory Road make her question if she’s really happy with the status quo. Handsome, wealthy Sumner Tate asks her to arrange flowers for his daughter’s wedding, and Jessie finds herself drawn to his continued attention. And Ben Bradley, her lingering what-could-have-been from high school days who’s known her better than anyone and whom she hasn’t seen in years, moves back to the red dirt road. Jessie finds her heart being pulled in directions she never expected.
Meanwhile, Jessie’s fourteen-year-old daughter, Evan, is approaching the start of high school and trying to navigate a new world of identity and emotions—particularly as they relate to the cute new guy who’s moved in just down the road. At the same time, Jessie’s mother, Gus, increasingly finds herself forgetful and faces a potentially frightening future.
For these three strong Southern women, the roots they’ve planted on Glory Road will give life to the adventures waiting just around the curve.
Glory Road is a southern fiction book published in 2019.
Glory Road is the story of three generations of southern women as they navigate life and its challenges.
It shares the story of Jesse who returns, with her daughter, to the small rural Alabama town that she grew up in. She lives and works next door to her mother who is struggling with life as she ages. And of course, there is some love and loss mixed into the story.
Glory Road mixes so many of my favorite things. Small town living and the struggles of everyday life. The story was a bit predictable, but it drew me in. This is the first book by Lauren K. Denton that I have read, and it won’t be my last. I plan to get her other books to read as soon as I can.