Monday, March 13, 2017

Home At Last by Deborah Raney

HOME AT LAST BY DEBORAH RANEY | BLOG TOUR AND AUTHOR CHAT PARTY

Conclude Deborah Raney’s Chicory Inn novels with the final book, Home at Last, a story of acceptance, trying to overcome differences, and love. Everything changes for bachelor Link Whitman one icy morning when a child runs into the street and he nearly hits her with his pickup—and then the girl’s aunt Shayla enters Link’s life. Can Shayla and Link overcome society’s view of their differences and find true love? Is there hope of changing the sometimes-ugly world around them into something better for them all?
Join Deborah on Thursday, March 23, for a live author chat party in her Facebook group with fun prizes to be won! Click the graphic below for more details and to RSVP. Hope to see you there—bring a friend or two who loves to read!
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Home at Last (Abingdon, February 2017)
Why did their differences matter so much?
Link Whitman has settled into the role of bachelor without ever intending to. Now he’s stuck in a dead-end job and, as the next Whitman wedding fast approaches, he is the last one standing. The pressure from his sisters’ efforts to play matchmaker is getting hard to bear as Link pulls extra shifts at work, and helps his parents at the Chicory Inn.
All her life, Shayla Michaels has felt as if she straddled two worlds. Her mother’s white family labeled her African American father with names Shayla didn’t repeat in polite–well, in any company. Her father’s family disapproved as well, though they eventually embraced Shayla as their own. After the death of her mother, and her brother Jerry’s incarceration, life has left Shayla’s father bitter, her niece, Portia, an orphan, and Shayla responsible for them all. She knows God loves them all, but why couldn’t people accept each other for what was on the inside? For their hearts?
Everything changes one icy morning when a child runs into the street and Link nearly hits her with his pickup. Soon he is falling in love with the little girl’s aunt, Shayla, the beautiful woman who runs Coffee’s On, the bakery in Langhorne. Can Shayla and Link overcome society’s view of their differences and find true love? Is there hope of changing the sometimes-ugly world around them into something better for them all?

My Thoughts:
I loved the final installment of the Chicory Inn series and I am so sad to see this series end! Deborah Raney wrote a fantastic 5 novel set and if you haven't read them, I encourage you to purchase all 5 of them. It is not very often that I give a set 5/5 star ratings, but this is one that I LOVE! In this final book, Raney tackles an issue that could be considered to be taboo in our culture or could be considered normal depending on who you talk with. Regardless, I loved that she tackled it and I love how she handled the dynamics of marriage as is related to Shayla. I think this book gets at some of the heart of issues that Americans are facing today and I think this book is very relevant to real life, especially with steroypes. I highly recommend At Home At Last and give this book 5/5 stars. Thank you to the Publisher for providing me a copy. I was not required to write a positive review. 
Deborah Raney

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Deborah Raney’s novels have won numerous awards including the RITA, National Readers’ Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, the Carol Award, and have three times been Christy Award finalists. She and her husband, Ken Raney have traded small-town life in Kansas—the setting of many of Deb’s novels—for life in the city of Wichita.
Find out more about Deborah at http://deborahraney.com.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I loved this series! Thank you for reviewing this final book!!
Anna