Thursday, November 12, 2015

Another Way Home

GIVEAWAY

RANEY, DEBORAH
ANOTHER WAY HOME

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.

My Review:

Another addition to the stunning Chicory Inn series. Definitely reads fine as a standalone, though I think you'll get the most out of the story if you've read the first two books, Home to Chicory Lane and Two Roads Home.

Another Way Home is a multigenerational tale told from the viewpoints of Audrey and Grant Whitman and their daughter Danae and son-in-law Dallas. Love the complexities in this family's life and the special relationship that bridges four generations. Audrey and Grant are the anchor, their steadfast faith standing in the gap whenever it is called for. 

And this time it is Danae and Dallas who need help navigating the complexities of married life. I am a huge fan of reading a married couple's love story. Too often romance readers are left hanging at the 'and they lived happily ever after' end of a book. No mention of the gnarly bits and life messes that  make up our everyday reality. Raney invites us into the imperfect world of Danae and Dallas. There's no question that these two love each other but their struggles with infertility have brought division into their marriage.

Rife with stress, full of heartache and indecision, their story touched me deeply. I was at odds, championing them both, wishing I could wave a magic wand and fix it all for them. Raney does better than that. She sets them on an incredible journey of discovery. There's plenty of twists and turns and gasp-out-loud moments. But then, there it is, the 'aha' moment that gave my goosebumps goosebumps. Because Dallas and Danae's story proclaims that God always has a plan, even in the midst of our darkest hour. And that plan far exceeds even our most outrageous imaginings.

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group and Abingdon Press for providing me with a copy of this book.


GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Another Way 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 November 15 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

32 comments:

  1. I just finished reviewing Deborah's Hanover Falls series. She is such a gifted writer. I am really looking forward to reading this series. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. Oh, I haven't heard of the Hanover Falls series -- must check that out. Thanks for the tip, Lorraine. Good luck.

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  2. I would love to read this book...love Deborah!!!!

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  3. This one sounds so good. Thanks, Kav!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  4. Please enter me in the giveaway!

    alysap at yahoo dot com

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  5. another good author.kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom

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  6. Sounds good! I've read a few of her earlier books, and enjoyed each one.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. Another fabulous author. I have heard good things about this one!
    Lattebooks at hotmail dot com

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    1. The whole series is fantastic. Good luck, Susan.

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  8. giving it another try for another book that sounds interesting. mknewswangerATgmailDOTcom

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  9. Sounds like a good book. I haven't read the first two books but I know I would enjoy them too.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Yes you would! Good luck, rubynreba.

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  10. I love this series! Deborah has a great way of weaving great family story. I also like stepping into a dream of my own B&B. :) Please include me in the giveaway, Kav.

    KellysShining(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I've dreamed of owning a B&B too, Kelly -- but only all the wonderful aspects, not the hard work involved. LOL Good luck, Kelly.

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  11. What a great sounding book! Thank you for the great review and giveaway, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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

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  12. Love this storyline, Kav - and would love to read 'Another Way Home', thanks for your beautiful review!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. 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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  14. I thought the first book in this series was very good (as are all of Deb's books that I've read). I have the second in my TBR pile, hoping I can acquire Another Way Home so I can read them back to back. Thanks for the chance to win it here.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. This family is addictive, isn't it? Good luck, Pam.

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  15. I'm a fan of multi-generational and married romance books, too. I keep meaning to start this series, but I've been getting a good dose of this in The Christiansen Family series by Susan May Warren. Not so much the married romance, but a strong patriarch and matriarch. Deborah Raney's series will a good one to move on to. tlhcoupon(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I love The Christiansen Family too. Love when I can bond with storybook families. Good luck, Terrill.

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  16. This is a wonderful author isn't it, Kav ? I love her books.

    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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