The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery

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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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"The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery by Amanda Cox is a heartwarming and soul-satisfying story that covers a variety of relationships in a thought-provoking and honest way. It's about secrets and their consequences but also about seeking the truth. I highly recommend this wonderful book!"

Katie Powner, author of The Sowing Season and A Flicker of Light

"Amanda Cox has penned another brilliant novel in The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery. A weaving of the secrets of mothers and daughters throughout generations, I became invested in these authentic characters and flipped pages fast to see how this talented author would deliver their satisfying outcome. Beautiful, inspiring, emotional, masterful. This sophomore novel by Amanda Cox seals her spot on my "must-read author" list. Highly, highly recommend!"

Heidi Chiavaroli, Carol Award-winning author of Freedom's Ring and The Orchard House

"With poignant insight and emotional resonance, Amanda Cox explores the intricate bond between mothers and daughters and the secrets that seep into the fabric of generations. Three interwoven journeys are bound together by the Old Depot Grocery--both haven and legacy to the women whose lives, loves, and griefs unfold within its walls. Luminous and lyrical, The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery is storytelling of the finest sort."

Amanda Barratt, author of The White Rose Resists and My Dearest Dietrich

"Deeply engrossing and thoroughly enjoyable. Cox's second literary offering is a brilliant look at mother-daughter relationships and what endures of our legacy. The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery is a gentle unfolding of three generations of women, with a nostalgic look at the grocery store at the heart of their family. With rich prose and authentic, memorable characters, this heart-tugging read proves the author's story genius and will leave readers eager for more."

Joanna Davidson Politano, award-winning author of Lady Jayne Disappears, A Rumored Fortune, Finding Lady Enderly, and The Love Note


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  1. Amanda Cox
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    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...

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