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A Turn in the Road: A Blossom Street Book, #8 | [Debbie Macomber]

A Turn in the Road: A Blossom Street Book, #8

In the middle of the year, in the middle of her life, Bethanne Hamlin takes a road trip with her daughter Annie, and her former mother-in-law, Ruth. They’re driving to Florida for Ruth’s 50th high school reunion. A long-time widow, Ruth would like to reconnect with Royce, the love of her teenage life. She’s heard he’s alone, too…and, well, she’s curious. Maybe even hopeful. Bethanne herself needs time to reflect, to ponder a decision she has to make. Her ex-husband, Grant – her children’s father – wants to reconcile now that his second marriage has failed.
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Publisher's Summary

In the middle of the year, in the middle of her life, Bethanne Hamlin takes a road trip with her daughter Annie, and her former mother-in-law, Ruth. They’re driving to Florida for Ruth’s 50th high school reunion. A long-time widow, Ruth would like to reconnect with Royce, the love of her teenage life. She’s heard he’s alone, too…and, well, she’s curious. Maybe even hopeful. Bethanne herself needs time to reflect, to ponder a decision she has to make. Her ex-husband, Grant – her children’s father – wants to reconcile now that his second marriage has failed. Bethanne’s considering it….

Meanwhile, Annie’s out to prove to her one-time boyfriend that she can live a brilliant life without him! So there they are, three women driving across America. They have their maps and their directions – but even the best-planned journey can take you to a turn in the road.

Pay another visit to Blossom Street.

©2011 Debbie Macomber (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Doris 05-26-11
    Doris 05-26-11
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    "Wonderful Book!"

    Debbie Macomber weaves another wonderful, realistic tale! The characters are so well developed, I feel like they are real people known to me ... each of them with both good and bad traits.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa Currumbin Waters, Australia 08-01-11
    Teresa Currumbin Waters, Australia 08-01-11
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    "A Turn In The Road"

    Excellent Book really gets you involved in the story of the three main women in this book and leaves you thinking about the book for a long time after you have finished it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    lasvegaslisa 08-06-11
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    "Loved It"

    This was a great listening book. It was very cleverly written and very enjoyable!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    10-03-11
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    I truly enjoyed the travel with Ruth, Bethann and Anne cross country! Each stop along the way brought me a longing for a return to places long ago visited. The new people that they met were interesting individuals with their own storylines and histories. With each chapter of the book I was cheering for Max and Royce and a subdued hope that Maybe Bethann would return to her husband. I couldn't stop listening, I enjoy books that keep my intrest piqued!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan PLAINFIELD, IN, United States 02-11-14
    Susan PLAINFIELD, IN, United States 02-11-14 Member Since 2008
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Turn in the Road to be better than the print version?

    The Blossom Street series is an easy, fun read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bethanne was my favorite character because she showed the strength needed to raise teenagers as a single mom and to rewrite her own life and open her own business.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bonilyn Micco, FL, United States 05-04-13
    Bonilyn Micco, FL, United States 05-04-13 Member Since 2007

    I love audio books. I am an avid reader/listener in my car and sometimes I just sit in a park or pool and let the escape begin with Audible

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    "It keeps you wanting more..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes but not as a stand alone. This entire series is well worth the listen.


    What other book might you compare A Turn in the Road to and why?

    8 Sandpiper Way


    Have you listened to any of Joyce Bean’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I got into the story and you could feel for all of the characters


    Any additional comments?

    Great book and great series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    cynthia gridley, CA, United States 12-25-12
    cynthia gridley, CA, United States 12-25-12
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    Where does A Turn in the Road rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks pretty high.It is what I would call easy listening the story was one I could relate to because I went through a similar thing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Turn in the Road?

    When she made her decision. I was sort of on pins and needles waiting for her to realize that sometimes you do need to move forward.


    What does Joyce Bean bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I wouldn't got to feel the emotions in the story line. I was relaxed and able to put myself in the character place.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes it is . i must say it did start out a little slow. I however really got into toward the middle and the end.


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    Lois Dawes, WV, United States 11-29-12
    Lois Dawes, WV, United States 11-29-12
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    "Predictable"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Normally I enjoy Macomber. I listen to books while at work and find her books relaxing and entertaining. I especially love the characters in this series. They feel familiar, almost like family. But like family they are becoming predictable.


    Has A Turn in the Road turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Possibly. It's ALWAYS love, lose, love again even better than the first time. Does that really happen?


    What aspect of Joyce Bean’s performance would you have changed?

    I thought Joyce Beans performance was good. It's made it curious as to how these books are done. Does the reader do all the characters at was and then the editor put them together? The character voices are always spot on. You know...John always sounds like John and Grandma always sounds like Grandma.


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    Lisa CLARKSTON, WA, United States 09-26-12
    Lisa CLARKSTON, WA, United States 09-26-12
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    Would you try another book from Debbie Macomber and/or Joyce Bean?

    maybe


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    not very interesting


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    kind of weird when she tried to change her voice to a man


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    no

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    Sheree Fort Atkinson, WI, United States 03-29-12
    Sheree Fort Atkinson, WI, United States 03-29-12
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    "Parts are really good"

    I too rolled my eyes quite a bit during this book. It is stated several times that it takes a big man to admit when he is wrong. No it takes a person willing to take responsibility for their actions to admit when they are wrong. Anyone in touch with reality knows no one is perfect including themselves.

    The storyline over all is good but this book did not linger with me as it did others who wrote reviews. Bethann is really great character and made the book enjoyable. The way the author explained the characters points of view was insightful and interesting at times.

    Happy reading (or rather listening)! :)

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