Saturday, September 20, 2014

Home To Chicory Lane: A Blog Tour and Book Review


About The Book:

Landyn longs for home, but her mother may have other plans.

Audrey Whitman’s dreams are coming true. Now that their five kids are grown, she and her husband, Grant, are turning their beloved family home into a cozy bed and breakfast just a mile outside of Langhorne, Missouri.

Opening weekend makes Audrey anxious, with family and friends coming from all over to help celebrate the occasion. But when Audrey’s daughter, Landyn, arrives, the U-Haul she’s pulling makes it clear she’s not just here for a few days. Audrey immediately has questions. What happened in New York that sent Landyn running home? Where was Landyn’s husband, Chase? And what else was her daughter not telling her? One thing was for sure, the Chicory Inn was off to a rocky start. Can Audrey still realize her dream and at the same time provide the comfort of home her daughter so desperately needs?

About The Author:

 Deborah Raney’s books have won numerous awards, including the RITA, National Readers Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, and the Carol Award, and have twice been Christy Award finalists. She and her husband, Ken, recently traded small-town life in Kansas—the setting of many of Deborah’s novels—for life in the (relatively) big city of Wichita, where they enjoy gardening, antiquing, movies, and traveling to visit four children and a growing brood of grandchildren who all live much too far away. Visit Deborah on the web at DeborahRaney.com.

My Review:

What a delightful read book one in the Chicory Inn series from author Deborah Raney was to read. I took a recent Sunday afternoon, cozy blanket and cup of tea and as I started to read this novel was transported to a great story. The book was really well written and I truly appreciated how "real" the characters were. The had family dynamics, quirks, issues and struggles just like any reader would have, and I related to more than one character as I read through Home to Chicory Lane. I loved that God was the center of most of the character's lives and living to please Him and do His will was a strong theme throughout the book. There was romance and suspense, but this book was so clean and decent, making it a very pleasant read. I look forward to reading more from this amazing, and prolific author, and thankfully do not have to wait long. Book Two in this series, Two Roads Home, does not release until June 2105 but have no fear. Raney has teamed up with Denise Hunter and Besty St. Amant to write Winter Brides, which releases in November 2014. Those three authors in one book? Yes, please!!! Can't wait to read both these books soon!

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Home To Chicory Lane online here

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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