"I'd say broken pieces and all, we have a pretty beautiful life."
The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery is a story about three generations of women connected to a family grocery store that has served each of them through critical points in their lives. I appreciated the nostalgia of each woman's history with the store but what really drew me to each page were the men. Ms. Cox crafted three men who truly epitomize selflessness, grace, and sacrificial love that I think wins this story and IMO softens the hard edges of the heroines. It was easy to slip into the story from the early pages but became a bit slow and I wish the uncovering of secrets happened a bit sooner but that might be my own impatience as I could see the pieces falling together early on. If there's one thing I *really* struggled with it was the secondary character and sister, Jess, I started the story not being a fan of hers and ended it the same way. Maybe there's more to her in books to come? Overall, tremendous writing, heartfelt emotion in the death of my favorite hero (so disappointed his story ended), and left me longing for the good 'ol days.
***I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to give a positive review and all opinions expressed are my own.***