Glory Road is a three generational story of a family who sticks together through the good and the bad. Jessie McBride and her fourteen year old daughter, Evan, have been living for ten years back on Glory Road, Jessie’s childhood street. Gus, Jessie’s mother also lives very near them and the three of them are living a dream, or so they want to believe that. Gus is a widow and Jessie is divorced and Jessie is the owner of a little hometown garden shop that her mother and daughter help her run.
There are some complications that arise when Gus starts not acting like herself and seems to not be remembering well. On Gus’s character, she was a hoot. I really liked her creative advice giving and how she just had a sense about her daughter and what just might make her happy. She was also aware that she was not quite doing well either.
Jessie just seemed stuck in life. Her marriage failed and her daughter is growing into a woman and her mother is off. Jessie seemed to have boxed herself into her little corner of her world and didn’t really look for anything special like love coming around for the second time.
Evan was a smart, very loving teenager who is finding herself crushing on the boy next door, whose father happens to be someone from her mother’s past.
As the story progresses, we do get snippets of the past and what brought everyone back to Glory Road. Jessie sees her past as a mature woman now and maybe even with clearer eyes as she now has a teenage daughter. Gus sees Jessie as she once was and she is very proud of her girl and wants her to embrace a bigger picture of life and happiness.
This was a sweet southern story with a strong family bond between these women and what happens when life and love comes knocking on the door.
I received a copy of this novel from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.