The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery by Amanda Cox

About the Book

Sarah returns to her small town after a family tragedy to help her mother, Rosemary, and grandmother, Glory Ann, manage their small grocery store.  While Rosemary would like to sell the struggling store, Glory Ann is determined to keep it open as she reflects on the many memories the store has provided through the years.  Sarah, too, has happy remembrances of growing up with the store and joins her grandmother’s determined plan to keep the store open.  However, each lady is harboring a secret that could forever change the lives of their families and their community.

About the Author

Amanda Cox is the author of The Edge of Belonging and The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery. A blogger and a curriculum developer for a national nonprofit youth leadership organization, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Bible and theology and a master’s degree in professional counseling, but her first love is communicating through story. Her studies and her interactions with hurting families over a decade have allowed her to create multidimensional characters that connect emotionally with readers. She lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with her husband and their three children. Learn more at

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My Thoughts

Once again, Amanda Cox pens a novel that is rich with character development, realistic struggles, and spiritual growth that is hard to put down!  I loved all the characters, but my favorite was Glory Ann and I loved the jump back in time as I learned more about her early life and her romantic past.  The storylines fit together so well and I really enjoyed how the author crafted personalities that were similar enough to make their familial connection believable but also unique enough that each lady was interesting on her own.  As always, the spiritual growth and testing and development of faith really shine in her novels.  There is a romance in the book that is sweet and wonderful, but the focus is really on the changes in relationships between grandmother, mother, and daughter, which is wonderfully written.  The descriptions are well written and I could easily envision the wood floors and piles of produce in the grocery.  I really enjoyed this novel and look forward to more by this talented author!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author.  Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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