Monday, September 1, 2014

Book Blog Tour and Contest Information: Home to Chicory Lane by Deborah Raney

My Review of Home to Chicory Lane:

Audrey and Grant Whitman have an empty nest and do something very creative with it, making it into a bed and breakfast called the Chicory Inn. Little did they know that their daughter Landyn would be coming home the weekend of the open house though. Audrey thinks that she is keeping something from them because her husband didn’t come with her and when Landyn receives some communication from him things do not seem very normal to her. The Chicory Inn is filling up fast and Audrey and Grant are struggling with whether they want Landyn to continue using one of their guest rooms; should family come first or the income they so desperately need for her room to help pay the bills?

This novel kept me on the end of my seat throughout its pages, as to what would happen next. There were a lot of unexpected series of serious life events that happened. One of the things that got my attention the most is how when two people (or even more than two) do not communicate important information to each other it can cause chaos or an interruption in a relationship…on many levels. It was interesting to learn about how one person’s life can be so easily affected by one fast, seemingly harmless decision made by another person in the relationship…and how that snowballs down to many other people, as far as it affecting decisions about their lives as well. This story showed me that sometimes what seems like a disaster can turn around into a lot of blessings also, so I think that is how G-d will show us sometimes how he can make something beautiful out of the big messes of our lives.

This book touched me in so many ways! I hope to be able to read the second book in this series as well, and I hope it touches many more people!

My review = 5 out of 5 stars

Disclosure of material connection: I received a free copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for an honest review. 

More 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?

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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.

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Contest Information:

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!)

    Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 9th!

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