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Home to Chicory Lane: A Chicory Inn Novel - Book 1

By Deborah Raney

Description:

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?

Book Takeaway:

Family can be the place of our greatest frustrations, but it is also the source of our greatest joy and acceptance.

Awards:

Year Title Description
2015 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Winner Southern Magic RWA Chapter contest award
2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year award finalist Foreward Reviews magazine's Book of the Year award finalist
2015 Christian Retailing's Best" Awards finalist/Contemporary Fiction category finalist in the Contemporary Fiction category
2015 Christy Award finalist finalist for the Christy Award in the contemporary series category
2015 AWSA Silver Scroll Merit Award Silver Scroll Merit Award winner for Fiction from Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA)

Why the author wrote this book:

Coming from a large family, marrying into a large family, and then raising four children, I've loved exploring how those relationships intertwine and cause equal amounts of frustration and pure joy.

Reviews

"The Whitman family will quickly find a home in readers' hearts, and Grant Whitman is the best male point of view I've read in a novel. It has earned a spot on my All Time Favorite Books list."
- Ane on June 16, 2014

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