Monday, November 2, 2015

Another Way Home By Deborah Raney

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.

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A typical writing day for me begins early--often before 6 a.m.--with the business side of things: answering e-mail and reader mail, updating my website, reading for research. Our routine is much quieter now than it was when we had four kids at home. When my writing time begins, I have a routine that sets the stage, starting with lighting scented candles, choosing music to write by, and brewing a perfect cup of coffee. I have a cozy office that looks out over our front yard, but I often take my laptop out to the back deck where the birds, squirrels, ducks, geese, bunnies, and an occasional egret (or even a coywolf or deer on occasion!) provide entertainment.

Believe it or not, my first choice of activities for the evening is READING--a great novel, of course! As much as I enjoy the actual process of writing, I am an extrovert by nature, and doubt I'd last long in this business were it not for the company of several wonderful online writers' groups, connecting with other authors at retreats and conventions, and meeting aspiring writers when I teach at conferences around the country.

Probably the most exciting event in my writing life so far was when my first novel was made into a movie by World Wide Pictures. Certainly a dream come true and I feel blessed beyond words to still get to be doing what I love as my day job.

Raney has out done herself on this one. This is the third book in the Chicory Inn series and in my opinion this  is the best one yet, this is the story of Danae and Dallas. It's one that you will not soon forget and you will see God on every page. I just LOVE the closeness of this entire family. They get together every Tuesday and have dinner.
Let me tell you when you read the ending of this book you will see where she was going with this emotional book. It all pans out and you just melt.
It all comes together like the Lord would want it to.
This being the third book in the series the characters are so well developed and I can't wait to see what happens in book number four Close to Home, it comes out next year.
I gave this book 5 stars two times. I highly recommend this whole series.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. Oh wow! This does sound like a great book! Can't wait to read it! Thanks Mary for this review!

  2. Loved your review. Looking forward to reading this one!

    Judy B

    1. Judy, You are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you!

  3. Awe man this sounds so good. I can't wait to revisit Danea and Dallas.

  4. I am excited again. I can't wait to read it.

  5. I am a big fan of Deborah Raney. I was wondering when her next book was coming out. Thanks

  6. I love books that when you read you see God's fingerprints in the writing. Your review sounds like this is one of those books. I can't wait to read it.

  7. Oh boy oh boy I have been waiting for this one. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Book three oh yeah I am ready for this one! Thanks Mary

  9. My wife has been reading this series. she will be very happy.

  10. I'm not so sure about this one, I don't know this author.

  11. Love her books this one sound like a really good read !!!!!! Blessings DanaGirl