Sunday, October 3, 2021

The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery by Amanda Cox

What a powerful story!  I loved every minute reading about THE SECRET KEEPERS OF OLD DEPOT GROCERY. It had a powerful message to me personally.  My grandmother kept a secret until her death.  A secret that today would be no big deal.   This secret haunted her everyday but she was silent.  This silence  was costly.

Three generations of women who lived their lives quietly keeping secrets from each other.  Their secrets dictated the choices they made. It changed how they lived life and how they related to others.

"Mistakes were a part of each person's story." Did you just read this?  I immediately wrote this down so I would remember it.  We all have made mistakes. But what we do after the mistakes can alter our lives forever.

The characters were so very real to me.  They weren't just characters in a book. They could have been my family.  My favorite was Clarence.  He was a gentle and caring man. I couldn't figure out why he married like he did.  I am assuming he was lonely.   He made such a difference in everyone's lives including the people in the community.

Happiness is finding the Beauty in little things."  I found a little bit of happiness between the covers of this very touching story.

I received this complimentary book from Revell to give a honest review.

St. Francis of Assisi: Make me an instrument of your peace

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


St. Francis of Assisi



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

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