Book Review: “Home To Chicory Lane” by Deborah Raney

September 9, 2014 at 5:41 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Deborah Raney in her new book, “Home To Chicory Lane book coverHome To Chicory Lane” Book One in the Chicory Inn series published by Abingdon Press brings us into the life of Audrey Whitman.

From the back cover:  Welcome to Chicory Inn… Where family is (almost) always welcome!

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?

There is something romantic and appealing about a Bed and Breakfast. I would rather stay there than some hotel. Maybe it is the homeliness of the place or just the simplicity. Whatever I prefer a Bed and Breakfast. What do you do when your dream has been not to go to one but to own and run one? And just when you think you have it together one of your married daughters returns home without her husband. And on opening weekend.This is life. It is not always fun and sometimes it doesn’t operate on your schedule. That’s the way of it. Ms. Raney explores the little details of family that make this book so much fun to read. Audrey and the family are all likable and Ms. Raney has a way of making the characters lives very real so that we feel that we are living the moments with them. We feel that we know these people. We enjoy spending our time with them. We root for them to win. And when the book is over and we cannot spend time with them anymore we mourn. The good news is though that there are more books to come in this series and I for one can hardly wait.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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