The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery
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The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery

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Book of the Year, 2022 Christy Awards


"Readers will fall in love with Old Depot Grocery and its women as Cox explores themes of loneliness and isolation and highlights mother daughter relationships and the strength of the female spirit. Cox is a writer to turn to for emotionally rich and redemptive fiction."--Booklist starred review

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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 fiance'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.


"Amanda Cox's poignant novel waltzes 'between grief and joy' as its mothers and daughters grow to appreciate each other's strengths."--Foreword Reviews
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 143 x 215 x 24mm | 358g
  • Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group
  • Ada, MI, United States
  • English
  • 0800737415
  • 9780800737412
  • 1,182,251

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"A heartwarming and soul-satisfying story."--Katie Powner, author of The Sowing Season and A Flicker of Light

"Beautiful, inspiring, emotional, masterful."--Heidi Chiavaroli, Carol Award-winning author of Freedom's Ring and The Orchard House

"Luminous and lyrical . . . storytelling of the finest sort."--Amanda Barratt, author of The White Rose Resists and My Dearest Dietrich

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Present Day. Sarah Ashby returns to her childhood home, determined to finally follow her dream of running the family business alongside her mother and grandmother. So when her mother, Rosemary, announces to her that Old Depot Grocery is closing, Sarah and her grandmother, Glory Ann, make a plan 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 her family's reputation, Glory Ann vows never to love again. But some promises are not as easily kept as she imagined.

This dual-time story from Amanda Cox deftly explores the complexity of the mother-daughter relationship, the way the secrets we keep shape our lives and the lives of others, and the healing power of telling the truth.
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About Amanda Cox

Amanda Cox is the author of The Edge of Belonging. 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 AmandaCoxWrites.com.
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