Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Secret Keeper at The old Depot Grocery by Amanda Cox



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.


Oh my gosh! I'm beyond pleased with this sweet Southern tale! I loved every bit of it!
I finished this book in one whole day because I wanted to see how this story played out and let me tell you I wasn't one bit disappointed. 
.This author sure knows how to spin a wonderful tale and one that still has my head spinning in more ways than one. What a fine story! Reminds me of Fried Green Tomatoes ( My favorite movie) of all time. There wasn't one thing that I  didn't like.  All of it was just awesome. 
There was a character that I didn't like  but that's ok. She's the one who made the story in my opinion.  At times my heart went out to her. 
Glory Ann was my favorite. I loved how the author shows us that even our favorite characters aren't perfect and that's what I loved.  It made Glory Ann strong and able to handle whatever life threw at her.
There's so many wonderful inspirational messages that are woven throughout the book. Ones that we can use in our everyday lives to remind us that God is willing to help guide us on our journey through life.
My thanks for a copy of this awesome book.  I was NOT required to write a positive review.  All opinions are my own.


Before becoming a stay-at-home parent, Amanda Cox spent her time counseling children, families, and individuals through life’s challenging moments. Now she uses those same skills to develop layered characters and stories, bringing them on a journey of hope and healing. A journey she hopes her readers experience in their own lives as they read.
A few of her favorite things are the sanctuary of the great outdoors, the feeling of pen on paper, the sound of her children’s laughter, and exploring new places with her husband of 15 years. (Oh, let’s not forget good fiction and good coffee. She’s addicted to both.) You can stay connected with her latest writing updates at You can find her on social media by searching Amanda Cox Writes
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