One thing I like about Deborah Raney’s books is the way she paints her characters with such a realistic brush. None of those “too perfect for words” characters in her books but with imperfect people there is always room for growth.
The third book in the Chicory Inn series, “Another Way Home” features daughter Danae who is past ready to start a family. To tell the truth, Danae is not a very likable person in the beginning. She is so obsessed with getting pregnant that her entire family feels that they have to walk on eggshells around her and even her marriage is beginning to feel the effects. The turning point finally arrives when Danae receives some good advice and decides to occupy her mind and time with something productive. Although her new volunteer position is not at all what she expected, she learns that she just may have a gift for what she is doing. Never did she expect it to change her life so drastically.
“Another Way Home” is a wonderful book that illustrates how creatively God can work out our problems when we just take our manipulating hands off. I’ll admit that I really didn’t care for Danae at first. She was the whiny, selfish type person who can quickly get on my last nerve. But – as the story progressed, I had to admire her tenacity and the caring heart she had for others once she could get past her own disappointments.
This book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.
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.
Find out more about Deborah at http://deborahraney.com.
Have your plans ever gone awry, only for you to realize what happened was God’s plan—and much better than what you had planned for yourself? You’ll want to read Deborah Raney’s Another Way Home, the third Chicory Inn novel. Danae and her husband, Dallas Brooks, have been trying for years with no baby in sight. Danae is 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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