Today I am reviewing Home to Chicory Lane, the first book in the Chicory Inn series by Deborah Raney.
Here is a brief synopsis:
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?
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Deborah Raney excels at writing about family drama!
Audrey and Grant Whitman take a leap of faith and turn their empty next into the beautiful Chicory Inn – a cozy bed and breakfast – but their dreams may turn into a nightmare when their youngest daughter arrives, with a few secrets of her own.
Deb creates such realistic plots, that you will quickly become engaged in the story, feeling like part of the family. I don’t always feel comfortable reading stories today, but this Christian family, albeit with problems of their own, show how a godly family handles life.
You’ll laugh – and cry – with Audrey and her daughters. Will Landyn work out her issues? Read the book to find out.
I’d love to tell you everything works out, but I can’t… because I hate reading spoilers – and I won’t do that to my readers! Just read the book… as a matter of fact, get them both, because after you read this one, you’ll want to read the second book in the series, too.
My daughter and I have talked many times about owning (and running) a bed and breakfast – after reading how hard Audrey and Grant work… well, we still want to, but we know it wouldn’t be easy!
If you want to read a great series, check out the “Chicory Inn” series…
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God bless you!
Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt