Friday, August 22, 2014

Home to Chicory Lane Book Review


Home to Chicory Lane || Book 1, A Chicory Inn Novel
Home to Chicory LaneLandyn longs for home, but her mother may have other plans.
Audrey Whitman’s dreams are coming true. Now that their five kids are grown, she and her husband, Grant, are turning their beloved family home into a cozy bed and breakfast just a mile outside of Langhorne, Missouri.
Opening weekend makes Audrey anxious, with family and friends coming from all over to help celebrate the occasion. But when Audrey’s daughter, Landyn, arrives, the U-Haul she’s pulling makes it clear she’s not just here for a few days. Audrey immediately has questions. What happened in New York that sent Landyn running home? Where was Landyn’s husband, Chase? And what else was her daughter not telling her? One thing was for sure, the Chicory Inn was off to a rocky start. Can Audrey still realize her dream and at the same time provide the comfort of home her daughter so desperately needs?
Learn more and purchase a copy on Deborah’s website.

My Book Review:  
This book is a super cute read! I have never read a book by Deborah Raney, but I am glad this was my first one. The main story revolves around the youngest daughter to Grant and Audrey Whitman; Landyn and her husband, Chase. Chase is a young artist who has big dreams of making it big in NYC, while Landyn is realistic. When Chase makes a decision and does not ask for Landyn's permission, Landyn runs home to Missouri after being a newly wed. Landyn questions Chase' commitment to God, their marriage and to her. The two try to work things out and have a cluster of miscommunication, but when Landyn finds out she is pregnant will she choose to stay with Chase or move into the cozy Bed and Breakfast her parents have made her childhood home into? This book is bound to keep your on your toes and is a fast page turner. I found myself throughout the day wondering what was happening to Landyn and Chase. I finished the book in less than a day because it immediately hooked me. This was a fantastic book and wasn't your typical romance novel, but set in a small town where two people had real life issues that the reader can relate to. 

Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for allowing me to review this book. I was not compensated for a positive review. The opinions expressed here are my own and are honest. 
Author Information:
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


Karen Seal said...

Sounds like another cute read! I'm adding it to my list. Thanks!! :D

My Recent Favorite Books said...

I'm reading this book, and really enjoying it! =)

I enjoyed your review.

Sarah said...

It's an awesome book! Loved it! You will love it Karen!