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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Home to Chickory Lane by Deborah Raney

My Thoughts:

Home to Chicory Lane, by Deborah Raney, involves a gorgeous new B&B, the Whitman family, a headstrong daughter separated from her husband after only 6 months and plenty of real life drama.  I loved Audrey and Grant Whitman, the owners of Chicory Inn.  They are endearingly believable and refreshingly honest with each other and their children.  I was charmed by the selfless efforts of Grant Whitman to fulfill his wife's dream of owning a B&B.  If the entire book had been about Audrey and Grant I'm sure I would have relished every page.  But the primary focus of Home to Chicory Lane is on their daughter Landyn and her husband, Chase.  Landyn and Chase have been married for a mere 6 months and Chase makes a big decision without consulting Landyn.  Resentment and hurt follow and Landyn decides to go back home in a rush of emotion.  I wanted to sympathize with her.  I wanted to be angry with, or at least feel something for her husband.  I wanted to care about them, but in the end I just couldn't.  In my opinion, they were both immature and selfish.  Such a disappointment, as other characters showed so much promise.  I will read more books in this series when they're released because I want to learn more about Bree, the young widow, and Link, the middle child whose often overlooked.  I also want to learn more about Audrey and Grant Whitman and their adventures with their lovely B&B in Langhorne, Missouri.

The first book in Deborah Raney's new Chicory Inn series, Home to Chicory Lane, introduces us to Audrey Whitman, a mother who has launched all her children into life and now looks forward to fulfilling some of her own dreams during her empty-nest years. However, not all of her children are ready to stay out of the nest quite yet.

Deborah is celebrating the release of her new series with a $200 B&B Weekend Getaway and a Facebook author chat party.


One winner will receive:

  • A B&B Weekend Getaway (via a $200 Visa cash card)

  • Home to Chicory Lane by Deborah Raney

  • Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 9th. Winner will be announced at the Home to Chicory Lane Author Chat Party on 9/9. Deborah will be hosting a heartfelt book chat, giving away prizes, and answering questions from readers. She will also share an exclusive sneak peek at the next book in the Chicory Inn series!

    So grab your copy of Home to Chicory Lane and join Deborah on the evening of September 9th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

    Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 9th!

    *I was given a copy of this book from Litfuse win exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*


    Tristan said...

    sounds fabulous!

    Mary Ann Potter said...

    A series is special, just like a tv series once you get to know the characters. It just doesn't disappoint. Your reviews are always so enthusiastic!