Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Home to Chicory Lane Book Review


About the Book

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,

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, Cory? 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? (Goodreads)

My Review

This book has a pretty cover and it drew me in. The story line reminded me a lot of Susan May Warren's Christensen family novels. This book is about Audrey and Grant doing something big now that all of their kids are out of the house. They turn their home in to an inn, which is great fun to read about! Landyn shows up and no one is really sure what is going on with her and her husband. This is the main part of the story and we travel with Landyn and Cory in marriage troubles and God questions. The overall theme is good, I can see it as a movie. I just felt a lack of depth at some points and the family aspect didn't really connect with me. I feel like this book could have been better but I am curious to read the other books to follow. The message is obvious but I like the overall theme of family and honoring God and trusting Him.

"I received this book from Litfuse for free in exchange for an honest review."

The first book in Deborah Raney's new Chicory Inn series, Home to Chicory Lane, introduces us to Audrey Whitman, a mother who has launched all her children into life and now looks forward to fulfilling some of her own dreams during her empty-nest years. However, not all of her children are ready to stay out of the nest quite yet.

Deborah is celebrating the release of her new series with a $200 B&B Weekend Getaway and a Facebook author chat party.

  One winner will receive:

  • A B&B Weekend Getaway (via a $200 Visa cash card)

  • Home to Chicory Lane by Deborah Raney

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 9th. Winner will be announced at the Home to Chicory Lane Author Chat Party on 9/9. Deborah will be hosting a heartfelt book chat, giving away prizes, and answering questions from readers. She will also share an exclusive sneak peek at the next book in the Chicory Inn series!

So grab your copy of Home to Chicory Lane and join Deborah on the evening of September 9th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

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