Thursday, October 22, 2015

Two Roads Home

GIVEAWAY

RANEY, DEBORAH
TWO ROADS HOME

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?

My Review:

Book Two in the Chicory Inn series continues the Whitman family saga with the emphasis on oldest daughter Corinne and her husband Jesse. You don't need to have read the first book in order to enjoy this one but it sure was fun to renew acquaintances with the whole extended family.

When I saw this title I immediately thought of Robert Frost's poem, The Road Not Taken. You know the part where it says two roads diverged in the woods and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference? Well, that so aptly applies to Corinne and Jesse's journey in Two Roads Home.

This is the incredibly complex love story of a married couple. Raney portrays the harried stress of day-to-day family life with exacting precision. But these two have to face much more than the typical stressors of our fast-paced world and that makes this an utterly compelling read. Their trust in each other is sorely tested.  Emotional, funny, exasperating by turn, I didn't want to put this book down.

A rollercoaster of a read with plenty of emotional turmoil but Raney manages to wrap it all up with love and laughter and the renewing hope that comes from an abiding faith.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Two Roads Home please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday October 25 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

29 comments:

  1. This sounds so good Kav! I love Deborah's ability to write about complex relationships. This one is on my TBR list. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. She rights the real stuff so well. And her next book in this series is coming out soon so I'll be reviewing that in a couple of weeks. Good luck, Loraine.

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  2. I love books that are hard to put down! Sounds like a good one.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. It definitely is. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  3. Glad I stumbled across your blog! I will definitely stop by more often. Thanks for a great review! Sarahsmithstormatgmaildotcom

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    1. Glad you decided to stop by too, Sarah. Good luck.

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  4. I love her writing style.kamundsen44ATyahooDOT.com

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    1. So down to earth -- I feel like she's sharing over a cup of coffee at the kitchen table with this series. Good luck, Kim.

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  5. I have enjoyed this series so far and love how realistic the different situations and people are. The families seem like people I might know. Normal family dynamics; not a ton of over-the-top drama. I look forward to reading the rest in this set.

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    1. My e-mail address is nina4sm/at/gmail/dot/com

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    2. And the author makes that normal family dynamics so interesting. Good luck, Sylvia.

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  6. Another favorite author of mine! I read Book One and will certainly read the rest of this series. Don't enter me though 'cause I have a gift card and will download this on my Kindle!
    Enjoyed your review, Kav!!

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    1. I have book three waiting in the wings too. I'm quite attached to the Whitmans. Glad you're going to have to chance to read this one, Jackie.

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  7. Oh boy! Another great one! I would love to read it! Thank you, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. so many good books, right, Melanie? Good luck.

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  8. I love reading multi-generational stories. I can't wait to meet the Whitman family.

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. I do too -- they're so much richer some how. Good luck, Caryl.

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  9. Thank you for the giveaway!

    alysap at yahoo dot com

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  10. I have read book 1 in this series and would like to read this second story! Thank you for offering Two Roads Home by Deb Raney. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. So glad you're enjoying this series too, Kathleen. Good luck.

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  11. I haven't read any of Deborah's books and would love to read 'Two Roads Home'. Thanks for the great review, Kav!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Bonnie. Good luck!

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  12. First of all, could the cover be any more beautiful? I have wanted to check in since book one and I would stand on my head (for a brief moment anyway) for a chance to win. :) Nice review. Love Deb Raney. Please include me!

    Thanks Kav!

    KellysShining(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Oh -- no --don't want all the blood running to your head, you won't be able to read! Good luck, Kelly.

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  13. Now I've not read too many "married" romance books, so I think this would be a nice change! I sometimes wonder what happens AFTER the wedding in the romance books I read :-) How do the couple handle all the "messy-ness" of everyday life....maybe this will be a glimpse of it in the fictional sense 'eh? Sounds like a great read, thanks for the chance!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (com)

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    1. Yes -- it's certainly a different reading experience and I really enjoyed it. Good luck, Trixi.

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  14. thanks for the opportunity to read this novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck.

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