Home to Chicory Lane by Deborah Raney || B&B Weekend Getaway Giveaway, Facebook Party, and Blog Tour

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.

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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!

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{More about Home to Chicory Lane}

Home to Chicory Lane || Book 1, A Chicory Inn Novel

Landyn 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.

Deborah Raney

{More About Deborah Raney}

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.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE || May 19, 2014

When life’s storms hit, is a parent’s job ever really done?

Deborah Raney’s poignant new novel shows how the love of family helps us through difficult times

Seattle: They say blood is thicker than water, and in her latest release, Home to Chicory Lane(Abingdon Press/August 19, 2014/ISBN: 978-1426769696/$14.99), Deborah Raney writes a story that examines how the love of our family can help us weather life’s storms. The first book in the new Chicory Inn series introduces us to Audrey Whitman, a mother who has launched all of 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.

Raney has beautifully captured the tenderness — and turmoil — of family life in her new release. It was easy for her to do. “We have four grown children and five grandchildren . . . so far!” Raney says.“So, as you can imagine, family is extremely important to us. We’re both close to our families, and all of the good, the bad, the ugly, the wonderful of being part of a family, went into this series.”

Readers of Home to Chicory Lane will meet all of the Whitmans, including Audrey and her husband, Grant, who are turning their beloved family home into a bed and breakfast. As Audrey works toward opening weekend, she is more than a little anxious, even as she joyfully anticipates her family and friends gathering from across the country to help celebrate the occasion.

What she doesn’t expect is her youngest daughter, the newly-married Landyn, to arrive with a U-Haul, clearly intending to stay more than just a few days. Questions flood Audrey’s mind: What happened in New York that sent Landyn running home? Where was Landyn’s husband, Chase? It appears the Chicory Inn will be getting off to a bit of a rocky start .

The empty-nest parents of the story aren’t the only ones opening their doors to adult children — it’s a phenomenon increasing in the current economic climate, leading to the question: Is a parent’s job ever really done? “I think it is — or at least it should be,” Raney weighs in. “Ken and I loved how the relationship switch flipped from parent to friend at a certain point. Now, our job is to encourage, enjoy, give advice only when asked and to be the best grandparents we can be to our kids’ kids. That’s the true reward of all those sleepless nights raising our kids.”

In Home to Chicory Lane, that kind of parental love shines through Audrey’s character. As the stress of running her own business mounts, she will soon begin to wonder if she will be able to realize her dream while still providing her daughter with the comfort of home she so desperately needs.

Despite the challenges they face, Raney reminds us in Home to Chicory Lane that our family — whether brought to us through birth, marriage or adoption — is a gift given to us by God. Readers will come away from this warm and moving book with a new appreciation for family, in all its forms and functions.

Join Deborah Raney for a live Facebook Party on September 9 at 8:00 PM EDT, where she will chat with readers about the Chicory Inn series and give away copies of Home to Chicory Lane. Watch for more details on her Facebook Page.

Advance Praise

“Once again, Deborah Raney has succeeded in creating a heartwarming story that doesn’t skimp on the realism of life — joys and jolts, challenges faced bravely and others regrettably. Within the first few pages of Home to Chicory Lane, the Whitmans, their children, and the community will feel like family — angst and all.”

~ Cynthia Ruchti, author of All My Belongings

Deborah Raney is queen of small town, hope-inspired fiction, and Home to Chicory Lane has everything you’ve come to expect from her award-winning novels––and more. Raney captures all the nuances of today’s family and delivers it up with signature warmth and humor. Book your reservation for Chicory Lane. You won’t be disappointed!”

~ Tamera Alexander, USA Today bestselling author of A Beauty So Rare and To Whisper Her Name

Deborah Raney has once again painted a vivid portrait of our own humanity using characters readers will love and identify with, no matter what their stage of life. I fell in love with the Chicory Inn and the Whitman family. Tender, touching and filled with a unique patchwork of personalities, Landyn and Chase’s story made me feel like a part of the family. Raney wraps her beautifully flawed characters in the unconditional love of a God who will never leave them––or us. I’m already anticipating the next book in the series!”

~ Courtney Walsh, New York Times bestselling author of A Sweethaven Summer

About the author

Deborah Raney accomplished something very few authors are able to do with their first book. Her debut novel, A Vow to Cherish(originally published in 1996), inspired the World Wide Pictures film of the same title and launched her writing career after 20 happy years as a stay-at-home mom. Since then, her 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.

Raney’s newest novel, Home to Chicory Lane, releases in August as the first book in the Chicory Inn Novels series for Abingdon Press Fiction.

Deborah and her husband, Ken, recently traded small-town life in Kansas –– the setting of many of Raney’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. Raney also enjoys teaching at writers’ conferences across the country.

For more information about Raney and her books, visit her online home at deborahraney.com, become a fan on Facebook (deborah.raney) or follow her on Twitter (@authordebraney).

Suggested interview questions 

— They say blood is thicker than water, and the closeness of family is a big part of the theme of Home to Chicory Lane. How did your own experience with family shape the way you wrote this book?

— Home to Chicory Lane introduces us to Audrey and Grant Whitman, an empty-nest couple excited for this new season in life. How do you identify with them?

— The couple decides to pursue a dream: turning their family home into a bed and breakfast called “The Chicory Inn.” It can be difficult for a married couple to work together and be together ALL of the time — what kind of challenges do your characters discover and what can other couples learn from them?

— Opening weekend of The Chicory Inn, their youngest daughter shows up at the house with a U-Haul, fully expecting to be able to move home.

— How much of a responsibility do you think a parent has to take care of their adult child?

— Is a parent’s job ever really done?

— A common problem between newlyweds is when the husband wants to pursue his dream, while the wife is not quite sure. What advice do you have for young wives?

— The Whitmans are a close-knit family, all living in the same community. That closeness provides support, but it also causes tension from time to time. What advice do you have for managing relationships between adult family members?

— How close do your four adult children live to you? Are any scenes in the book based on your own family experiences?

— Audrey wants to help her youngest daughter during her marital crisis, but she is also careful not to overstep her role. What advice do you have to help parents find the balance between helping their adult children and interfering in their lives?

— Home to Chicory Lane is the first in the Chicory Inn series. How many books will there be? Can you give us a hint of what we can expect in future titles?

— What do you want your readers to take away with them after they’ve closed the pages of Home to Chicory Lane?

Deborah Raney is available for interviews to promote the release of Home to Chicory Lane. To request a review copy, schedule an interview or for more information, please contact Audra Jennings, audra@litfusegroup.com.

Buzz

“Once again, Deborah Raney has succeeded in creating a heartwarming story that doesn’t skimp on the realism of life — joys and jolts, challenges faced bravely and others regrettably. Within the first few pages of Home to Chicory Lane, the Whitmans, their children, and the community will feel like family — angst and all.”  ~ Cynthia Ruchti, author of All My Belongings

Deborah Raney is queen of small town, hope-inspired fiction, and Home to Chicory Lane has everything you’ve come to expect from her award-winning novels––and more. Raney captures all the nuances of today’s family and delivers it up with signature warmth and humor. Book your reservation for Chicory Lane. You won’t be disappointed!”  ~ Tamera Alexander, USA Today bestselling author of A Beauty So Rare and To Whisper Her Name

Deborah Raney has once again painted a vivid portrait of our own humanity using characters readers will love and identify with, no matter what their stage of life. I fell in love with the Chicory Inn and the Whitman family. Tender, touching and filled with a unique patchwork of personalities, Landyn and Chase’s story made me feel like a part of the family. Raney wraps her beautifully flawed characters in the unconditional love of a God who will never leave them––or us. I’m already anticipating the next book in the series!”  ~ Courtney Walsh, New York Times bestselling author of A Sweethaven Summer

Reviews

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE

    All my life I have wanted to own a B&B. Every movie and every book that has ever been made surrounding one, I have watched or read, so the minute I opened this book and saw that it involved a B&B, I knew I was going to like it.

    This is the first book of Deborah’s that I have read and I have to say that I LOVE her style of writing. There are just a handful of authors whose writing styles enable me to jump right in and enjoy the book without boredom or confusion. Deborah Raney is one of them. I know that I am going to go back and find some more of her novels and spend some time reading them.

    Written by Jen’s JOurney on November 8, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://jennifersikora.com/2014/08/home-to-chicory-lane-by-deborah-raney/

  • BOOK REVIEW: HOME TO CHICORY LANE, BY DEBORAH RANEY

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading “Home to Chicory Lane, ” as this is just the type of story which intrigues my fall, loving my warm socks and a blanket, mood these days!

    Written by The Lady Prefers To Save on October 14, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2MR6RO0KRK4NZ/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • LITFUSE PRESENTS

    I loved the warm, cozy, family setting of the bed and breakfast, as well as the beauty of it. Chicory Lane is a beautiful place, a beautiful story.

    Written by Splashes of Joy on October 10, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2014/09/01/litfuse-presents-home-to-chicory-lane-by-deborah-raney/

  • I loved Home to Chicory Lane, and I’m really looking forward to more in this series. Watching newlyweds Chase and Landyn wrestle with their new marriage. They wrestle with understanding what God has in store for them and for their new relationship. The story has two distinct stories woven throughout it. In addition to the story of Landyn and Chase, we follow the story of Audrey and Grant – Landyn’s parents. They are a retired couple with five grown children. They have recently opened a bed-and-breakfast in Landyn’s childhood home. How will they cope with their youngest child coming back home at the same time they are trying to get their new business off the ground? Both stories were believable and relatable.

    Written by This Sweet Life on September 28, 2014 | e

  • A BLOG TOUR AND REVIEW

    What a delightful read book one in the Chicory Inn series from author Deborah Raney was to read. I took a recent Sunday afternoon, cozy blanket and cup of tea and as I started to read this novel was transported to a great story. The book was really well written and I truly appreciated how “real” the characters were. The had family dynamics, quirks, issues and struggles just like any reader would have, and I related to more than one character as I read through Home to Chicory Lane.

    Written by A Mom After God’s Own Heart on September 20, 2014 | e

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE

    Crossed wires and dashed hopes. Is that all that’s left of Landyn and Chase’s marriage? Landyn packs up and heads home to her parents’ house.

    But Grant and Audrey have turned the house into an inn with no room for children to move back in. They extended themselves too much not to need income from every boom booked with guests.

    Thank you, Ms Raney. I’m looking forward to Two Roads Home and many more stories from the Chicory Inn.

    Written by sunny island breezes on September 16, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2L8P3SAXCA8AL/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1426769695

  • MY TAKE ON THIS BOOK

    This was a great read! I enjoyed this read. It took you into the everyday lives and the not so perfect lives of the Whitman family. Will this weekend go as planned or end in totally disaster? Who is the guest that shows up unexpectedly? How long will they stay? You will have to read the story to find out the answers to the questions.

    The only thing is that I found myself asking about this book is when and where have I read this story before.

    Written by Caffeinated Christian Raves – N – Reviews on September 15, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1038834846

  • BLOG TOUR: HOME TO CHICORY LANE BY DEBORAH RANEY

    I did find it to be well a written and heart-warming story about a family trying to navigate changing dynamics in their family.

    I liked Audrey and Grant. I felt for their struggle in trying to make a business work and all of the stress that goes along with it. And at the same time, they are trying to find a balance in when to give their children the room to spread their wings and when to step in and help. I think this is something all parents of adult children go through. I thought they did a pretty good job and were able to find that balance.

    Written by From the TBR PIle on September 12, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://fromthetbrpile.blogspot.com/2014/09/blog-tour-home-to-chicory-lane-by.html

  • MY REVIEW OF HOME TO CHICORY LANE

    Deborah Raney’s plot was well rounded with heartaches to joys. I could identify easily with Audrey as a mother. As I read through the book I could relate to each side of conflicts. If you are ready to laugh and cry, then read this lovely story about family life based on Godly principles. Ms. Raney writes realistic drama with deep feeling and wisdom. This is the first book by Deborah Raney I have read…and it will not be the last. I don’t want to hurry a great writer….she needs time to develop her stories with aplomb and eloquence.

    Written by Barb Shelton on September 11, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://barbjan10-barbjansblogblogspot.blogspot.com/

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    This was a lovely story about empty nesters who are following their dreams after the children have left the roost…but then one of them returns. Funny, sad and complex. Raney tells the complicated story of the Whitman family with skill and and grace. I was really sympathetic to each of the characters, even when they were in conflict with one another. This was an all around emotionally satisfying read!

    Written by Preslaysa on September 11, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.preslaysa.com/200-bb-weekend-getaway-giveaway-99-facebook-party-deborah-raney/

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE

    My Thoughts About The Book: It was a lovely rainy day when I picked this book up to read and I was hooked from the start. I loved the setting, the characters, the story…..it was a great book. I have read Deborah Raney before and was very impressed with her ability to develop her characters. She did not let me down this time. This book was spot on. I cannot wait to read the second book in the series.

    Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from Litfuse and their Blogger Program and Net Galley.com, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own. Thank you for allowing me this opportunity.

    Written by Kqren’s Korner on September 11, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: htp://www.amazon.com

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE #BOOKREVIEW @LITFUSE

    I wasn’t really sure what to make of this book at first. It started out a bit slow for me but soon picked up pace. As soon as people started arriving I found myself going back and forth a bit to put people where they should be so I’d know who belonged and who was a guest. Thought it seems even the children didn’t really belong at times! Great read! I fell in love with the characters once I got them sorted out and find myself wanting to learn more about them and visit them again soon!

    Written by For Him and My Family on September 10, 2014 |e
    Read my full review: http://wp.me/p4fKCR-zu

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE BY DEBORAH RANEY

    I liked seeing the conflict between newlyweds and how they dealt with it. So many people think newlywed life is bliss. It can be, but there is so much you learn in your first year of marriage. I liked the honest look into this stage of their life. I look forward to more things that will be discussed in her future books.

    Written by When life gets you down…read a book on September 10, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.christianbook.com/home-to-chicory-lane-chickory-inn/deborah-raney/9781426769696/product-reviews/769691?submitted_review=1

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE

    The author has laid before us a very simple storyline with added conflict. It isn’t just a simple, whimsical story. Its words involve people that seem like our neighbors but that have true problems in their lives, just like we all do. It is a sweet, simple story that leads us back home!

    Written by A Simple Life, really?! on September 10, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://asimplelifereally.blogspot.com/2014/09/litfuse-review-home-to-chicory-lane.html

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE BY DEBORAH RANEY

    This is a great start to a brand new series. I really enjoyed meeting the characters in this book. I am in the same time of life as the main characters so I could relate to them as I would be freaking out a little if one of my children pulled up with a uhaul. This is also a story that helped me to remember how hard marriage is all the time especially in the beginning. This book brings home the fact that God is in control even when we feel like our lives our spirally out of control.

    Written by A Room Without Books is Empty on September 10, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://detweilermom.blogspot.com/2014/09/home-to-chicory-lane-by-deborah-raney.html

  • JUST LIKE GOING HOME

    The latest book to provide my Walton’s Syndrome fix was Deborah Raney’s charming story, Home to Chicory Lane. Because life in the Whitman family reminds me of my life-—parents, adult kids & grandkids, supporting each other through tough times with grace, humor & prayer. And then, as Grant says, “Learning to enjoy the lull between catastrophes.”

    Written by Renee @Doorkeeper on September 10, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://reneeannsmith.com/a/just-like-going-home/

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE

    This was a sweet read that I really enjoyed. It is great book about faith and family that sticks with you long after finishing it. There was quite a bit going on and I found the book very engaging.
    I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

    Written by Perfect Beginnings on September 9, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://theperfectbeginnings.blogspot.com/2014/09/home-to-chicory-lane-by-deborah-raney.html

  • BOOK REVIEW: “HOME TO CHICORY LANE” BY DEBORAH RANEY

    . Ms. Raney explores the little details of family that make this book so much fun to read.

    Written by Vic’s Media Room on September 9, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/RA7OC2PXH4WGR

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE REVIEW

    I will say that I really enjoyed the characters and the story overall. It has a great message. I think I would like to check out some of the other books in the series and see what happens in the lives of other characters as well.

    Written by The Talbert Report on September 9, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2W4KNTC3RI1OV/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • WEEKLY BOOK REVIEW

    This is a great first book to start this series off. I love family tales with a purpose and great story line. Some of the characters are not all that described but I think maybe the Author did this on purpose for the series. Great starter book for beginner’s.

    Written by Western New Yorker on September 9, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R3BXNDLAALFDXJ

  • REVIEWING “HOME TO CHICORY LANE” BY DEBORAH RANEY

    I really enjoyed this book and actually finished it in under 24 hours. The Whitman family comes across as a normal, large, Christian family dealing with all that life throws at them on a daily basis. The characters are charming and real, having all of their own faults and struggles they are dealing with. Since this is the first book in the series, there also appear to be several plot lines being set up for future books.
    Throughout the book, I found myself rooting for the main characters, drawn into their personal struggles, and hoping for the best. The suspense built all the way until the end, and it has left me wanting to read to the next book as soon I can get my hands on it.

    Written by Dawn’s Quilt Corner on September 8, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2A8F7M2RPMVBJ/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1426769695

  • TOUCHING STORY

    I love the setting for this story ! Why ? Because I use to dream of someday owning a Bed & Breakfast. In a big victorian house is where I wanted my own to be. Being 50 I can relate to Audrey’s desire to have a dream of her own coming true with her husband. But sometimes life just for whatever reason takes you in a different direction. I like Audrey’s determination in what she desires and I love her caring spirit. Many a time have I had a grown child return home , even after married. I can so relate to this book in so many ways.

    Written by Faithful Acres Books on September 8, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R339PYSMNMW5AM/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • A FAMILY YOU’LL LOVE!

    I really fell in love with this whole family, but especially liked Audrey and Grant. Their love for each other was so evident and sweet. They also loved their children but knew when to get involved and when to back off. I also loved the faith of all these characters and how they really turned to God in all situations.

    Written by Julie – More of Him on September 8, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.moreofhim.net/2014/09/book-review-home-to-chicory-lane.html

  • AMAZING BOOK

    Home To Chicory Lane by Deborah Raney was a fun book to read. I love this authors writing and I was so glad that I got to review this one. I loved following along and Landyn tries to figure out what is going to do with her marriage.

    Written by The World As I See It on September 8, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://bit.ly/WAyknh

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE

    Home To Chicory Lane was a charming story of a seemingly perfect family. But once the layers start to peel back, we see that nothing apart from God is perfect and even the Whitman’s have their problems. Deborah Raney’s writing style is comfortable and easy to read. The imagery in the book – from the streets of New York City to the countryside in Missouri – is wonderful. It was fun to imagine opening a bed and breakfast, with all the details and determination that goes into it. I thought that part of the book was really interesting to read!

    Written by redeemed on September 8, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://mrsjtc.blogspot.com/2014/09/review-home-to-chicory-lane.html

  • THE BEGINNING OF A SERIES YOU’LL WANT TO CONTINUE!

    This is a book that really draws you into the story and into the lives of each character. This is good, clean fiction that the entire family will enjoy reading. I am very much looking forward to the next book in the series and I highly recommend reading Home to Chicory Lane so you can kick off what, I think, will be a great series!

    Written by A Book Lover’s Retreat on September 8, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3J99V9WP5E4BZ/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE BY DEBORAH RANEY

    Home to Chicory Lane is a faith-based novel of young newlyweds learning the meaning of growth, trust, and faith in marriage and themselves personally while successfully working together as one. The story line is plausible but I could not connect with the main character Landyn who is a bit overly insecure in the area of being decisive. My favorite characters are Audrey and Grant Whitman seemed very interesting and I would have loved to read about the parents and the behavior of guests at The Chicory Lane Inn. I recommend to book lovers who read novels of family and marriage relationships that are in the faith-based genre.

    Written by Ski-Wee’s Book Corner on September 8, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1EEZCN9VHJC14

  • I’ve read a few of Deborahs novels and i haven’t yet found one i didn’t like. This was no exception, i loved the the way the story was painted. in my mind i just imagined some grand big house for a b&b and it honestly made me want to go back to a b&b they are amazing!

    Written by the ramblings of miss aimymichelle on September 7, 2014 | e

  • This was an enjoyable and fun read. I’ve always liked the idea of owning/operating a bed and breakfast, so this was especially an attraction in this story for me.

    Looking forward to reading more in the Chicory Inn series!

    Written by Life at Rossmont on September 7, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/984976249

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE BY DEBORAH RANEY WITH $200 GIVEAWAY

    If you love stories about the real life struggles families of faith face – and you get caught up in seeing how the characters you come to care about resolve their problems – then Home To Chicory Lane is for you!

    This first book in the new Chicory Inn series is a delight to read and sets the stage for future stories about the Whitman family!

    Written by Create With Joy on September 6, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.create-with-joy.com/2014/09/home-to-chicory-lane-by-deborah-raney-with-200-giveaway.html

  • BOOK REVIEW – HOME TO CHICORY LANE

    Deborah seems to strike that middle place in her books where lessons are learned, while not coming across as preachy – albeit sometimes contrived – and fictional characters live out very real lives, experiencing believable struggles and suffering and joys.

    Looking forward to the next book in this series!

    Written by Hope Through Storytelling on September 5, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://beckydoughty.com/home-to-chicory-lane/

  • GREAT NEW SERIES

    Home to Chicory Lane is a great book. I am a huge fan of Deborah Raney and I am so excited that she has a new series out! My dream has been to own a bed and breakfast or resort since I was in high school so this book really spoke to me about having those dreams and making them come true, having the faith to believe this is where God is leading you and trust His calling. So much of this book is about that faith and God’s leading and what happens when you listen to that calling. Deborah Raney writes with authority about Missouri, New York, the Art world, marketing,and running a B&B.

    Written by For The Love of Books on September 5, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/RFK5YXKS93PRW

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE BY DEBORAH RANEY

    Home to Chicory Lane, by Deborah Raney, involves a gorgeous new B&B, the Whitman family, a headstrong daughter separated from her husband 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.

    Written by Morning Glories and Moonflowers on September 4, 2014 | e

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE

    I loved how realistic or lifelike the characters are and how they are created to appear, plus the aspect of learning to lean or depend on God. The parents, Audrey and Grant, were like real parents who love with all their hearts each person in the family even with some of the mistakes they make as a couple. One of the siblings is already in heaven and the family continues to open their hearts to his widow and children. Chase has a newer faith and is learning how to be a man of God along with seeking his wife’s counsel before making decisions.
    I shake my head at how real the whole story felt as I read. The fact the characters have flaws and not perfect made the tale easier to picture in my imagination. So impressed letting readers see how each couple expresses love, faith, and how important family time is by not letting the inn business or any other activity take away that special family time around the dinner table at least one time a week. During various intersections of the story, I felt as if I was remembering my own upbringing and the family celebrations we had over the years with good memories.
    Don’t miss Home to Chicory Lane because the story is just beginning!

    Written by Seeking with all Yur Heart on September 4, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/2014/09/home-to-chicory-lane-by-deborah-raney.html

  • A HEARTWARMING TALE: “HOME TO CHICORY LANE” BY DEBORAH RANEY

    “Home to Chicory Lane” is a heartwarming tale that celebrates the gift of family and the joy to be found in the midst of reconciliation and forgiveness…I encourage those who enjoy character-driven novels to grab a copy for themselves!

    Written by Christian Fiction Addiction on September 3, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R113REX2EKYQR/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • WONDERFUL NEW SERIES

    First book I have read by this author. Deborah has a way of leaving her readers feeling as if they are part of the storyline..

    Written by A Bookworms Corner on September 3, 2014 | e

  • BOOK REVIEW: HOME TO CHICORY LANE

    Overall, I liked Home to Chicory Lane. It was a bit slow in places, but towards the end I was turning the pages as fast as I could. I also want to know more about the other children in the Whitman family, so I am eagerly awaiting book 2.

    Written by By The Book on September 3, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://rbclibrary.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/book-review-home-to-chicory-lane/

  • ENTITLED AND SPOILED- LANDYN GOT ON MY NERVES

    I know real-life Landyns.  Entitled and more than a little spoiled, Landyn expected her parents to drop everything and solve her problems for her.  Somehow she missed the opening of the movie where they tell her that she’s an adult now and needs to step up to the plate. Since I had zero respect for Landyn, it was hard for me to enjoy the story.    I do, however, look forward to future books in the series.  I’m pretty sure that author Deborah Raney will explore the lives of other siblings in Audrey’s family.

    Written by Savings in Seconds on September 3, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.savingsinseconds.com/?p=19169

  • I felt pretty frustrated with both Landyn and Chase. They both seemed pretty immature at the beginning, but it was nice to see them grow up and learn to turn to each other as the story progressed. I also liked that faith was an important element to the story. The characters and their crazy situations made me feel a little stressed out, but if you like realistic circumstances and how people work through them, you’d like this book!

    Written by Veronica’s ‘Views on September 2, 2014 | e

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    I really enjoyed Deborah’s first novel in this series, “Home to Chicory Lane,” as it is a story filled with relatable characters and every-day experiences and issues. Audrey and Grant are a sweet couple whom have raised their children and believe themselves to be empty-nesters and have converted their home into an inn; however things do not go exactly as planned. Audrey and Grant have raised their children to be successful and have given them a solid foundation and continue to be a support to each of them.

    Written by Moments on September 2, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://kristie-moments.blogspot.com/2014/09/200-b-weekend-getaway-giveaway-99.html

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE

    The author has written a realistic story of how God uses hard times to teach us something. How he heals relationships and the different seasons of our lives work for our good. Sometimes He places people in our lives for a specific reason.

    Written by Deco My Heart on September 2, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2A3V1QFQQHR2O

  • BLOG TOUR: HOME TO CHICORY LANE WITH FACEBOOK PARTY AND GIVEAWAY!

    Those who like their Christian fiction on the religious side should enjoy this novel about two newlyweds working out the terms of their relationship.

    Written by This That and the Other Thing on September 1, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com

  • $200 B&B WEEKEND GETAWAY GIVEAWAY & 9/9 FACEBOOK PARTY WITH DEBORAH RANEY!

    This is a new series by Deborah Raney that I thoroughly enjoyed. Realistic plots that bring the characters to life. Deborah Raney has a writing style that pulls you into the story and makes you feel like you have made friends in these characters. Another great one!!

    Written by Giveaway Lady on September 1, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://giveawaygal.blogspot.com/2014/08/200-b-weekend-getaway-giveaway-99.html

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

    I loved this book! It so quickly and easily pulled me into Audrey’s life and dreams, not only her dreams of running and inn or bed and breakfast, but also her dreams for her children. I think so many of us dream about our futures and hope and pray for a way for everything to work out the way WE want. Sadly (or maybe not so sadly) things seldom work out the way we hope, so we make quick adjustments and life always moves forward. I felt like this book was about just those things. The way life has a way of throwing curve balls at us, and our tendency to catch those balls and just keep playing.

    Written by The Shades of Pink on September 1, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Home-Chicory-Lane-Novel-Book/dp/1426769695

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE PLUS B&B WEEKEND GETAWAY!

    Deborah Raney is one of my must-read authors and she kicks off her new Chicory Inn series with a wonderful novel. Raney has a special gift for crafting characters with authentic issues, wrapping them in a heart-warming and tender story that touches the heart and inspires the soul.

    Written by Mocha with Linda on September 1, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://mochawithlinda.blogspot.com/2014/09/home-to-chicory-lane-plus-b-weekend.html

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE

    A book about family, values and to see the blessings that GOD has given you. I would recommend this story to everyone, it is filled with love, romance, suspense and GOD’s grace. A great read with a grea

    Written by Deb’s Book Review on September 1, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.christianbook.com/home-to-chicory-lane-chickory-inn/deborah-raney/9781426769696/pd/769691

  • A JOURNEY OF FINDING HOME

    This novel kept me on the end of my seat throughout its pages, as to what would happen next. There were a lot of unexpected series of serious life events that happened.

    Written by Book Review Travels on September 1, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1H6LPEMRPN8JB/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1426769695

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE BY DEBORAH RANEY

    This is what I consider a nice summer read. It isn’t overly deep and emotionally charged. There are some issues for the family to get through of course, but it isn’t a book to bog you down. If you want just a nice light introduction to the family then this is a great book for you. The series is fun, the family is one you would want to get to know, and they aren’t fake and without problems. It is like getting to know your neighbors who just so happen to own a really cool bed and breakfast!
    You will want to go and visit! I think the book has a lot a great theme of family and how they stick together through it all. It also has a theme of self exploration as Landyn tries to find her place along with husband Chase. But they aren’t the only ones. As the bed and breakfast is newly open we see Audrey trying to redefine herself as an empty nester as well.
    All issues we will eventually deal with in a nice friendly read.

    Written by A Year of Jubilee Reviews on August 31, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.jubileereviews.com/2014/08/home-to-chicory-lane-by-deborah-raney.html

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE

    HOME TO CHICORY LANE is a compelling story that will draw you in and make you care about the characters even when you want to throttle them and sit them both down and have a serious talk. Not that they’d listen. Both Chase and Landyn are hardheaded and selfish and need to grow up—for more reason that one. Don’t miss HOME TO CHICORY LANE for a compelling read that will make you thankful for home and family.

    Written by Lighthouse Academy on August 31, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: www.amazon.com

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE

    Fall has arrived for the Whitman family! Grant and Audrey have used their retirement money to open their bed and breakfast. As they settle into their new business role, their youngest daughter, Landyn, comes home with a trailor full of furniture….and no husband in sight. Grant is fit to be tied when he learns of his son-in-laws foolish decisions, and Audrey tries to keep the peace. A lot of drama transpires, and the whole family gets invovled. You’ll read as their marriage takes a dive from bad to worse, and how they fight to stay together.

    Written by Mrs. Southern Bride on August 31, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.mrssouthernbride.com/2014/08/book-love-home-to-chicory-lane-giveaway.html

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE BY DEBORAH RANEY #BOOKREVIEW AND #GIVEAWAY

    Oh boy could I relate to this book. Most of our children have moved out but at one point in their lives they have had to move back home temporarily due to unforeseen circumstances. We have had the some of the same issues that the Whitman family members have. In this first book of a new series we learn life doesn’t work according to our plans and how God is always in control. I can’t wait to read more about this family and how they handle family struggles.

    Written by Frugal-Shopping on August 30, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.frugal-shopping.com/2014/08/home-to-chicory-lane-by-deborah-raney.html

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE

    I love a good family book series. From Janette Oke’s Love Comes Softly series to Karen Kingsbury’s Baxter saga to Susan May Warren’s Christiansen series, there’s something about a set of books about one family that pulls me in.

    In “Home to Chicory Lane,” Deborah Raney begins her Chicory Inn novels, which center around Grant & Audrey Whitman and their grown children. The book sets up what seems to be a promising series, and I look forward to finding out what’s in store for the Whitmans.

    Written by Christian Chick’s Thoughts on August 30, 2014 | e

  • DEBORAH RANEY – MASTERFUL AUTHOR OF FAMILY DRAMA!

    Oh my word.

    I never had a family like the Whitmans but Thanks to Deborah Raney, I can imagine that I have.

    Family drama is exhausting…

    I had no idea Deborah Raney had such a long list of best-selling titles to her name but I can see why.

    NO ONE writes Family Drama in a CLEAN, DECENT way, than Deborah Raney.

    It’s no wonder Deborah Raney has had so many Best-sellers and has such a large following! She paints a vivid picture of everything from the newly-remodeled Inn to the Rain-drenched streets of New York.

    Her characters are vibrant and REAL, and their story is so true-to-life it’s astonishing!

    I absolutely love how she weaves God into the story. There’s nothing preachy about it. It’s just how true followers of Christ live their lives, with God at the heart of it all!

    Written by J.C.s BookShelf on August 30, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://jcsbookshelf.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/deborah-raney-masterful-author-of-the-family-drama/

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE BOOK REVIEW

    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. I loved this book and cannot wait to read about these characters in future books! Awesome novel! Can’t say enough good things about it!

    Written by Life Isn’t Always a Fairytale on August 30, 2014 |e
    Read my full review: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20974472-home-to-chicory-lane?ref=ru_lihp_up_rs_1_mclk&uid=1855409859

  • REVIEW: HOME TO CHICORY LANE BY DEBORAH RANEY

    Beyond the exciting story, this novel talks about many different kinds of relationships: those involving husband and wife, parents and children, siblings, in-laws, mentors, grandparents, and especially Christians and God. It is both fun and insightful and I am very glad I read it.

    Written by Tea Time with Annie Kate on August 30, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1040429011

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE BY DEBORAH RANEY

    This novel is a great beginning to a new series. It has so much in it to think about. There is the relationship in a marriage – the obedient wife, yet the husband who loves his wife like Jesus loves the church. There is also the big question of knowing when you hear from God. This is a well written novel with great characters and thought provoking issues.

    Written by Book Reviews from an Avid Reader on August 29, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/RKTHTKHZJU2VD/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1426769695

  • FAMILY FOCUSED CONTEMPORARY NOVEL

    This novel was a good, clean read with interesting characters and a faith-filled message.

    Written by Daysong Reflections on August 29, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R66LL68Q7Q5CC/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE #REVIEW PLUS $200 B&B WEEKEND GETAWAY GIVEAWAY & 9/9 FACEBOOK PARTY WITH DEBORAH RANEY!

    I love how this book has really introduced us to a whole family – which will seamlessly lead to a whole series. The family is unique, loveable and very real with their life and emotions. The Inn which was a former family home lends to interesting characters popping up. This book featured strong women who desired to follow God and learn to be submissive. I appreciated their struggles with that and how they found their way to follow God and not lose themselves.

    Written by A Rup Life on August 29, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.aruplife.com/2014/08/home-to-chicory-lane-review-plus-200-b.html

  • RELATE-ABLE CHARACTERS AND LIFE LESSONS

    This is the first book by Deborah Raney that I have read and I’m excited to read more!
    I very much enjoyed her style of writing. This story was filled with real life characters with real life problems. The theme of God’s plan and perfect timing, even when we can not see it, is woven throughout the story. I was imitatively drawn into the story and found myself relating to the characters, rooting for them and hurting with them. I am excited to see what else is in store for the Whitman family in the books to come!

    Written by Adventures of D and V on August 29, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1CGB0N65XG3XQ/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1426769695

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE ~ REVIEW

    I LOVE Deborah Raney, so when I saw this was the 1st book in her new series, I was so excited! I so enjoy staying at a Bed & Breakfast, and felt right at home at the lovely Chicory Lane! I love the message that came through loud and clear from the Whitman family…God is in control ALWAYS, especially when we feel everything is out of control, it is then that we see HIM move on our behalf! Thank you Deborah for sharing your gift of writing with all of us and letting us see the many examples of how God moves in our situations and our lives via the Whitman family! I felt like a part of their family! I know the value of coming together as a family and working hard helping those you love when they need you.

    I cannot wait until the next book comes out!! We get a glimpse of this next novel, Two Roads Home, at the end of Chicory Lane! Don’t you just love it when authors provide that!

    Thank you LitFuse for allowing me this complimentary book in exchange for my honest review!!
    A definite 5 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥’s for sure!

    Written by Heart of a BookWorm on August 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://heartofabookworm.blogspot.com/2014/08/home-to-chicory-lane.html

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE

    I rarely review books like this, and this one is even boldly labeled “Women’s Fiction” on the spine, enough to scare interested men away. But I didn’t see that warning label when I requested it, and I read a couple of books by Deborah Raney some years ago and enjoyed them, so I went ahead and asked for the book.

    This is the first book in a series, and even if it is women’s fiction, I liked it so well I will probably read more in the series. I liked the setting. It made me want to step into the book and spend a few nights at the new Inn. And I loved the characters, especially Landalyn and Chase, married only a year and already having marriage problems. I thought the author did a great job of having them work through their issues, and the thought came to me that this would be a great book for a new married couple to read, whether or not they are having problems or not.

    And in spite of the women’s fiction label, I think a lot of men would enjoy the book. Much of the book is from the viewpoint of a man and his take on marriage and the problems in it.

    Maybe I shouldn’t admit liking a book so muchthat is specifically labeled “women’s fiction”, but I did. I read it through as fast as I would a suspense novel, which is my favorite genre’, and will definitely be recommending it to others.

    Written by Thoughts of a Sojourner on August 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://thoughtsofasojourner.blogspot.com/2014/08/home-to-chicory-lane-by-deborah-raney.html

  • REVIEW: HOME TO CHICORY LANE

    Deborah Raney has created my kind of story – small-town setting, a family that I cared about, and plenty of romance and drama. A good bit of this story is told from the male perspective, making its appeal reach beyond that of women readers. The first page captured my interest and I’m eager to delve even more into this family’s life as the series unfolds.

    Written by The Power of Words on August 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2YODBHZ0J63GR

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE BY DEBORAH RANEY

    I really enjoyed this christian fiction romance book!
    It centers around the parents Audrey and Grant who decide to turn their home into a Bed and Breakfast after their kids move out.
    It also follows the story of their youngest daughter Landyn and her struggles with her new family and trying to figure out her future.
    I liked the family relationships and the story lines kept my interest and were easy to follow.
    This book has the potential to be a great series centering around the B&B and the family members.

    Written by Crafts-n-Fitness on August 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://crafts-n-fitness.blogspot.com/2014/08/home-to-chicory-lane-by-deborah-raney.html

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    Deborah did a great job creating these characters. Audrey and Grant are as hard headed as they come. Landyn and Chase are so incredibly stubborn it’s no wonder they are in the situation they get themselves in.
    When Landyn arrives back in Missouri Grant treats her like she is 2 not an adult.
    Audrey is so wrapped up in the inn she has spent their retirement on that she clearly forgets that when you are a parent your child is more important than a room.

    This is a great book! I was up late reading it. The family dynamics pull at your heart strings, and keep you reading.

    I am glad that this is the first book in the series, and I will be able to revisit Chicory Lane again.

    Written by Radiant Light on August 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://frommipov.blogspot.com/2014/08/200-b-weekend-getaway-giveaway-99.html

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE

    Home to Chicory Lane, book one of the Chicory Inn Novels by Deborah Raney is an entertaining read.

    Written by Greatly Blessed on August 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://grtlyblesd.blogspot.com/2014/08/home-to-chicory-lane-b-getaway-giveaway.html

  • DEBORAH RANEY WELCOMES YOU TO HER NEW CHICORY INN SERIES

    I’ve been a fan of Deborah Raney’s books for quite some time, so I loved reading the first installment in her Chicory Inn series. I’m already hooked and can’t wait for the second novel to come out!

    Audrey and Grant Whitman are the parents of five grown children and have opened their home as a B&B in this new “empty-nest” season of life. Trouble begins when their youngest daughter, Landyn, returns home from New York City, leaving her artist husband of six months behind. Why did she leave?

    As readers learn of the big secret she’s hiding from Chase, this book is impossible to put down. I love how Raney has woven her faith so gracefully throughout the story, showing us how Audrey and Grant deal with grown children making major life choices. This book series would be fun to watch on TV!

    Written by Mom 2 Mom Connection on August 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://mom2momconnection.com/2014/08/28/deborah-raney-welcomes-you-to-her-new-chicory-inn-series/

  • WHERE FAMILY IS (ALMOST) ALWAYS WELCOME!

    This is such a beautiful story about how Grant and Audrey are attempting to solve the dilemmas left when you enter the empty nest chapter of your life and how their experience at whether challenging times in their own marriage will be the foundation that Landyn and Chase will launch their own resolution from. They aren’t the pushy parents but want the newly wed couple to be able to see the wisdom that age often brings during challenging times in their own marriage. It’s not an easy fix, but in the end it shows how helping our spouse achieve their dreams can be challenging and worth while in the end. Deborah embodies the struggles on both an older and younger married couple so there is truly something the reader can relate to.

    Written by Reviews From The Heart on August 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2IJ9P4420YLT0

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

    I had mixed feelings while reading the book, wanting several times to bang Landyn and Chase’s heads together to make them see sense. It was only after I had finished the book that I realized that it was because the author has created real characters, with real problems that made me feel that way. Loved the big family interactions, as they brought back memories of my own large extended family. I can see this being the start of a great series.

    Written by From 7Eight on August 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://from7eight.com/home-to-chicory-lane/

  • ANOTHER GREAT BOOK!!

    Deborah’s books are always heartwarming and realistic and this new one was certainly no disappointment.
    The plot was thorough , well developed and kept me entranced from the beginning to end. It was one that held some surprises, but at the same time, gave me a good dose of reality and the need for allowing God to take over your life and live HIS plans , not your own.

    This was definitely a five star book!! Am looking forward for the next book by this talented author!

    Written by Quiet Quilter on August 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://karla-hanns-karla.blogspot.ca/2014/08/another-heartwarming-story-from-deborah.html

  • COME HOME TO CHICORY INN

    I love this new series! I’m so thrilled Deborah is sharing this wonderful story with all of us!
    What happens when life doesn’t go according to plan?

    Written by JoJo’s Corner on August 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/gp/review/R3I62KATYU0RWU/ref=cm_cr_pr_rvw_ttl?ASIN=1426769695

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE

    Deborah Rainey once again, brings us a story in her new series that we can dive into. I think one of the things that I enjoyed about this story was I felt involved, vested per se. Like Landyn was my daughter, and I had to help her find her way. There were times as I read this story, that I could see myself in the early years of marriage.I often found that I felt like Landyn was unreasonable and over emotional. I found myself liking Chase more each page. I can’t hardly wait for book two in this series. I have already been imagining how the story will go, just from the teaser at the back of this book. This was a story that I am happy to share with you, and I hope that you too find it as enjoyable as I did. 5 stars from this reviewer.

    Written by Cindy’s Book Reviews on August 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Home-Chicory-Lane/Deborah-Raney/9781426769696?id=4543212266282

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE BY DEBORAH RANEY $200 B&B WEEKEND GETAWAY GIVEAWAY & 9/9 FACEBOOK PARTY

    “Home to the Chicory Lane” is another book by Deborah Raney. I really loved reading this novel, it is one of my favorites. I really liked the different family issues that were written about in this book. The parents, their children and their other relatives are a wonderful family. I stayed at a B&B for my Honeymoon! I have always wanted to own a B&B inn and this seems like the kind I would love. I give this book a 4/5. I was given this book by Litfuse Publicity Group and all opinions are my own.

    Written by Deal Sharing Aunt on August 27, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: “Home to the Chicory Lane” is another book by Deborah Raney. I really loved reading this novel, it is one of my favorites. I really liked the different family issues that were written about in this book. The parents, their children and their other relatives are a wonderful family. I stayed at a B&B for my Honeymoon! I have always wanted to own a B&B inn and this seems like the kind I would love. I give this book a 4/5. I was given this book by Litfuse Publicity Group and al opinions are my own.

  • THE WEDDING ISN’T THE END OF THE STORY

    Romance fiction is a huge genre, and takes the reader through those early stages of a relationship and usually ends with an engagement or a wedding and the promise of happy-ever-after. But we all know that’s not the end. That’s only the beginning, and there’s more to marriage than roses and candlelit dinners. There’s life, and it’s not always happy. Home to Chicory Lane explores this from different perspectives, and it’s good to see fictional characters exploring real issues without it becoming angsty.
    There is a central spiritual issue around Cory’s desire to be obedient to God despite Landyn’s uncertainty and frustration. There are a lot of lessons in here for newlyweds, and perhaps those with more established marriages.

    Thanks to Abingdon Press and NetGalley for providing a free ebook

    Written by Iola’s Christian Reads on August 27, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/RG4M6GN005WNR/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00INAXAZQ

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE BY DEBORAH RANEY, © 2014

    This first book centers on the youngest daughter, Landyn, and her husband, Chase. They share idea suggestions to consider in decision-making. Given room to grow, Landyn and Chase are listened to and not judged. There is opportunity for important dreams to be realized and trust built. Come and join this family as they look to the Lord for guidance through their days and you become acquainted with them.

    Written by Lane Hill House on August 27, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R63T7CW3E3Z2M

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE

    A lovely story of family and faith. I felt so many connections to the main characters and cherished each moment of this novel!

    Written by Working Mommy Journal on August 27, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://workingmommyjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/08/home-to-chicory-lane-by-deborah-raney.html

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE

    I love the way Deborah Raney writes. Her stories are filled with real life characters and situations. She drew me right in and I found myself rooting for the characters, especially Audrey and Landyn. If you are looking for a heart-warming story that will fill your evening, this book is for you.

    Written by Books and such on August 27, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R39OR6Y9YUBDBM/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00INAXAZQ

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE BOOK REVIEW

    It was like a Hallmark movie. Good points, and I loved how family and children were viewed highly, but not enough to really make an impact.

    Written by Books, Beautiful Books on August 27, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R323SJ45IP7R6Z/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1426769695

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE – $200 B&B WEEKEND GETAWAY GIVEAWAY & 9/9 FACEBOOK PARTY WITH DEBORAH RANEY

    I love small town settings, and this book captured my attention from the very first page!
    I think the Bed and Breakfast that Audrey and her Husband, Grant open sounds wonderful

    Written by My Recent Favorite Books on August 27, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://readingnks.blogspot.com/2014/08/home-to-chicory-lane-200-b-weekend.html

  • WISH THERE WAS MORE

    This book has a pretty cover and it drew me in. The story line reminded me a lot of Susan May Warren’s Christensen family novels. This book is about Audrey and Grant doing something big now that all of their kids are out of the house. They turn their home in to an inn, which is great fun to read about! Landyn shows up and no one is really sure what is going on with her and her husband. This is the main part of the story and we travel with Landyn and Cory in marriage troubles and God questions. The overall theme is good, I can see it as a movie. I just felt a lack of depth at some points and the family aspect didn’t really connect with me. I feel like this book could have been better but I am curious to read the other books to follow.

    Written by I Hope You Dance on August 27, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R36MKOXJBOPMXU/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE BY DEBORAH RANEY

    Home to Chicory Lane delightfully begins Deborah Raney’s new Chicory Inn series and offers a sweet story of a loving, inviting family. Addressing themes of family, dreams and learning to trust and follow God’s plan and direction, Home to Chicory Lane is a quick, heartwarming narrative, and I would recommend it for fans of contemporary family novels.

    Written by Book by Book on August 27, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://pagebypagebookbybook.blogspot.com/2014/08/home-to-chicory-lane-by-deborah-raney.html

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE BY DEBORAH RANEY BOOK TOUR REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

    I just finished reading “Home To Chicory Lane” and once I read the first page I was unable to put it down. It is a heartwarming story of love, family faith and finding ones way through life. It was very enjoyable and I loved the storyline and the characters. I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book by Litfuse Publicity Group and all opinions are my own. –

    Written by 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! on August 26, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://3partnersinshopping.blogspot.com/2014/08/home-to-chicory-lane-by-deborah-raney.html

  • “HOME TO CHICORY LANE” BY DEBORAH RANEY

    It’s always fun to kick off a new series with a favorite author, but when the series includes a big family, a varied cast of characters, humor, and drama, you know you’re beginning an epic book journey. That’s what you’re getting on Chicory Lane – a realistic family embroiled in one mess after another, sometimes of their own making, that loves and laughs and doesn’t hide behind a mask. You’ll see it all and in it, you’ll know that God is there in the mess even when your own life is falling apart.

    Written by A Nest in the Rocks on August 26, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1037609433

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE REVIEW AND $200 B&B WEEKEND GETAWAY GIVEAWAY & 9/9 FACEBOOK PARTY WITH DEBORAH RANEY

    A great tale that will fill your heart with warmth. I am new to this author and can not wait to read more from her. I feel like older adults would connect well with this story and it is a real page turner. The characters just come to life and bring you in to the story where you will be sure to want to visit in again.

    Written by Cassandra M’s Place on August 26, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.cassandramsplace.com/2014/08/home-to-chicory-lane-review-and-200-b.html

  • GREAT CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

    Home to Chicory Lane gives readers the rare glimpse inside two generations at once. Told in a fabulous way without those pesky flashbacks that always seem to keep readers guessing, this story reaches more than just one group of readers.

    Written by Amanda’s Views and Reviews on August 26, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://litfusegroup.com/author/draney

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE

    This is a great read. I really enjoyed the entire book. The characters are easy to learn and get to know. You root for them and hope for the best. I really enjoy Deborah’s writing style and I will certainly check out her next book. I highly recommend Home to Chicory Lane.

    Written by Let’s Eat 2 Day on August 26, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R27G73L8WNS9O6/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1426769695

  • EMOTIONALLY SATISFYING READ

    Audrey and Grant find themselves in more than one tenuous position between the start up of the inn and parenting their adult children. There are laugh-out-loud moments and tear-your-hair-out moments and weep-copious-tears-into-your-hankie moments. An all round emotionally satisfying read.

    Written by Best Reads on August 26, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://bestreads-kav.blogspot.ca/2014/08/home-to-chicory-lane.html

  • LOVED IT FROM THE BEGINNING!

    I loved this book from the very beginning! It is actually the first book I have read by Deborah Raney but I just couldn’t put it down! The book was fast paced and kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next! I’m so excited that it’s part of a series, because that means I will get to read more of the Chicory Inn stories!

    Written by Loving Mommahood on August 25, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2EEDD22W81U2V/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • HOME TO CHICORY LANE BY DEBORAH RANEY – REVIEW

    Upon seeing the cover, I was immediately transported to this Missouri bed and breakfast, and my stay couldn’t have been better! Raney’s story illustrates God’s plan and perfect timing. Though we cannot see the endgame from the beginning, God knows what He’s doing. I highly recommend Home to Chicory Lane to fans of Christian Family Fiction, Christian Romance, and books featuring an inn or B&B.

    Written by Amber Writes on August 25, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://randomamb.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/home-to-chicory-lane-by-deborah-raney-review/

  • SOLID SERIES START

    When an author has been writing books for a long time, I often don’t know where to start. Should I read their early works so I get feel for their style or just start with something new? I took the plunge on Raney’s latest, Home to Chicory Lane.

    And it’s just as delightful as I might have expected. Raney has an approachable charm to her Facebook posts and I find her writing to be the same.

    The Whitmans are pursuing dreams and struggling financially and facing hardships, and though their love for each other is apparent, there is no shortage of angry outbursts or words spoken in stress.

    This was just a realistic family that drew me in to their lives.

    Written by Living Echoes on August 18, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://wp.me/pRSin-1AJ

  • HOME TO CHICORY INN

    I loved how the characters developed in this story and how the book leaves the reader feeling like family!

    Written by Semel insanivimus omnes on August 18, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://princess-mia.livejournal.com/d27.html

  • Jacqueline Robertson says:

    Thank you for the generous giveaway.