Deborah Raney takes her readers for another visit to the Chicory Inn and the Whitman family where life is not always as calm and serene as first appearance would suggest. In “Two Roads Home” we are brought up-to-date on what is going on at the inn as well as with the rest of Grant and Audrey’s family.
This volume has a heavy emphasis on Corinne and Jesse Pennington, who with their three daughters seem to be living the perfect life. Alas, everything is not as it seems. Jesse has become increasingly disenchanted with his job and the many hours he is forced to travel and spend away from his family. A false accusation by a coworker drives a wedge of distrust between him and his wife, even as some frightening events take place.
“Two Roads Home” covers some tough subject matter that the author handles very well. The Penningtons’ marital problems and the difficulty Grant and Audrey have balancing their new business with time with their children and grandchildren are hard issues faced by many in today’s world.
Overall, the book was an enjoyable read. I would have liked to see Michaela’s character find some redemption before the end. Just as I was beginning to understand the root of her actions, she was out of the story. Perhaps she will make an appearance in the next book of the series.
Fans of Deborah Raney will certainly enjoy “Two Roads Home”. Although it is the second in the series, it can be easily read as a stand-alone. I would personally advise reading the first book “Home to Chicory Lane” first in order to gain some background on the Whitman family and how the inn came about.
This book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
What if it’s too late for dreams to come true?
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?
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. Visit Deborah on the web at DeborahRaney.com.
Find out more about Deborah at http://deborahraney.com.
Jump back into life at Chicory Inn as Corinne and Jesse find out if their marriage has what it takes to weather life’s rough patches in Deborah Raney‘s Two Roads Home. 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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