Monday, November 9, 2015

Another Way Home

Another Way Home
A Chicory Inn Novel (Book 3)
Deborah Raney
(Abingdon Press)
ISBN: 978-1426770456
October 2015/304 pages/$14.99

Sometimes God’s ways are not at all what we expect . . . and exactly what we need.

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.


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. Find out more about Deborah at


I love Deborah Raney's books and her Chicory Inn series, each novel focusing on a member of the Whitman family, is a delight. Each book can be read as a stand-alone, but the characters obviously overlap so it is that much more enjoyable to read the entire series. Another Way Home portrays an issue that impacts many young couples today: infertility. In her heartwarming style, Raney creates believable characters in Danae and Dallas and depicts the very different ways they react to their struggle, as well as the impact it has on their marriage and relationships with other family members, particularly between Danae's interactions with her sisters. Compassion, sorrow, fear, anxiety...I experienced these emotions and more as I read this well-crafted story. Deb Raney's books have a way of wrapping themselves around my heart, and I couldn't put it down until I reached the final page. Don't miss Another Way Home and grab the first two books in the series as well. Perfect reading for a fall evening!

Read my reviews of the first two books in this series:

Home to Chicory Lane
Two Roads Home

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Abingdon Press and Litfuse Publicity Group as part of a blog tour. 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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Beth said...

OH. This looks so good. My sister hasn't been able to have children so this would hit close to home....