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Another Way Home | Deborah Raney

 

Today I am reviewing Another Way Home, the third book in the Chicory Inn series by Deborah Raney.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Grant and Audrey are adding grandchildren to their family left and right, but middle daughter, Danae, and her husband, Dallas Brooks, have been trying for years with no baby in sight.

Though Danae is ready to consider adoption, Dallas will not even discuss it.

Despairing of ever having a family of her own, Danae decides to pour her passion and energies into volunteer work with a newly opened women’s shelter in town.

Looking for a good cause to fill her lonely days, she never expects to give her heart to the hurting women she meets there.

She’s finally learning to live her life with gratitude, but then heart-wrenching events on Thanksgiving weekend threaten to pull the entire Whitman clan into turmoil—and leave them all forever changed.

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

Deborah Raney has created a heart-warming, family series in the Chicory Inn series, with Grant and Audrey Whitman, and their adventures with turning their home into a bed and breakfast inn.

I have enjoyed following each story in this series. In this story, Danae and Dallas have been doing all they can to add to their family, but to no avail. It looks like adoption is their only choice . . . so Why won’t Dallas consider adoption?

Of course, I can’t reveal anything about it. I don’t want to spoil the book for you — and I really want you to read it. Matter of fact, read the whole series, please!

It’s been an exciting time, following the family through these stories. If there are more stories released, let me assure you, I’ll be reading them, too.

God bless you!

Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

 

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21 Days of Grace | Kathy Ide

 

Today I am reviewing 21 Days of Grace, a fiction lover’s devotional featuring 21 authors, by Kathy Ide.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Christians have long loved devotionals, but today’s Christians are also developing a strong love for fiction.

They want to read stories about characters they can relate to, who experience situations similar to their own, and learn from those examples how to live out their faith. For them, life lessons are more easily absorbed this way.

21 Days of Grace fits all of these needs. It is a collection of engaging, inspirational short fiction stories written by new, intermediate, and well-known authors including Angela Hunt, Deborah Raney, Cindy Woodsmall, Cecil Murphey, Robin Bayne, and more.

Like Jesus’ parables, these stories deal with important life issues in a subtle, unpressured manner. And, as Jesus did, the authors follow up with life applications based on the stories, suggesting how the inherent lessons can be applied to the reader’s daily life.

 
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MY THOUGHTS:

21 Days of Grace is a blessing to those who read it!

Kathy Ide has taken twenty-one wonderful stories of grace – and brought them together to inspire and uplift those who read them. I can only imagine how difficult it was for Kathy to choose which stories would be included – and I’m hoping another book will be released sometime in the future.

While it makes a great addition to any personal library, this book can also be used as a devotional, with life applications included with each story. I plan to purchase several copies to give as gifts; the stories would attract believers as well as non-believers, in my opinion, and would be a great witness to all.

The stories are full of goodness, yet can be read in a short amount of time. This would be a great book to begin your day… and since many of the writers are favorites of mine, this is just what I’m planning to do. I can’t think of a better way to start my own day!

This book deserves a solid 5 stars in my opinion… I only wish I could give it a higher rating.

God bless you!

Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

 

Two Roads Home | Deborah Raney

 

Today I am reviewing Two Roads Home, the second book in the Chicory Inn series by Deborah Raney.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Minor-but-nagging setbacks continue to sour Grant and Audrey Whitman’s initiation into the world of innkeeping, but larger challenges brew when an innocent flirtation leads to big trouble for the Whitmans son-in-law, Jesse.

Jesse Pennington’s friendly, outgoing personality has always served him well, especially in a career that has earned him and his wife Corinne a very comfortable lifestyle.

But Corinne and Jesse are both restless and for similar reasons, if only they could share those with each other.

Instead, too many business trips and trumped-up charges of harassment from a disgruntled coworker threaten their marriage and possibly put their three precious daughters at risk. With their life in disarray, God is tugging at their hearts to pursue other dreams.

Can Corinne and Jesse pick up the pieces of what was once a wonderful life before it all crumbles beneath them?

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MY THOUGHTS:

Deborah Raney writes the best family sequels!

Audrey and Grant Whitman take a leap of faith and turn their empty nest 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.

No sooner do Landyn and Chase work out their problems, then Jesse and Corinne fall into a mess!

If you read the first book in this series, you’ll love going back to “Chicory Inn” again.

I feel like I identified more with Corinne than I did with Landyn – I too, have been in her position and in my own opinion, it’s a difficult time to go through – whether things work out or not. Marital disharmony is one of the hardest issues to affect a family. Deb did an amazing job handling this situation.

Will Corrine and Jesse be able to work out their differences? Will they end up closer than ever — or will it tear them apart?

I can’t tell you how everything works out — I can’t! No one likes spoilers — and I won’t do that to my readers! Read the book… as a matter of fact, get them both, read the first, and dive right back in with the second one. You’ll be glad you did.

If you want to read a great series, be sure to check out the “Chicory Inn” series…

 

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God bless you!

Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

 

Home to Chicory Lane | Deborah Raney

 

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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MY THOUGHTS:

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

 

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