Two Roads Home by Deborah Raney | Blog Tour and Book Giveaway

Jump back into life at Chicory Inn as Corinne and Jesse find out if their marriage has what it takes to weather life’s rough patches in Deborah Raney‘s Two Roads HomeToo many business trips and trumped-up charges of harassment from a disgruntled coworker threaten their marriage and possibly put their three precious daughters at risk. With their life in disarray, God is tugging at their hearts to pursue other dreams. Can Corinne and Jesse pick up the pieces of what was once a wonderful life before it all crumbles beneath them?

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Two Roads Home (Abingdon Press, June 2015)

What if it’s too late for dreams to come true?

Minor-but-nagging setbacks continue to sour Grant and Audrey Whitman’s initiation into the world of innkeeping, but larger challenges brew when an innocent flirtation leads to big trouble for the Whitmans’ son-in-law, Jesse. Jesse Pennington’s friendly, outgoing personality has always served him well, especially in a career that has earned him and his wife Corinne a very comfortable lifestyle. But Corinne and Jesse are both restless—and for similar reasons, if only they could share those with each other. Instead, too many business trips and trumped-up charges of harassment from a disgruntled coworker threaten their marriage and possibly put their three precious daughters at risk.

With their life in disarray, God is tugging at their hearts to pursue other dreams. Can Corinne and Jesse pick up the pieces of what was once a wonderful life before it all crumbles beneath them?

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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.

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    This book was a little different than your usual run of the mill book because it focuses a bit on something that is not often talked about – sexual harassment and the wide spread effect it has.

    The characters were interesting, though at times I didn’t find them all to be likable. In this case, though, I feel that was a good way as it made the book more believable to me which as those who follow me reviews know is something i really like. Though this is a standalone, I feel I would have liked to have read the previous book in this case but it didn’t take away too much from my reading experience. Overall, I can say I will read more from the author and I do recommend this book – especially to those already a fan of the author!

    Written by Electively Paige on July 10, 2015


    This book is yet another wonderful book by Ms. Raney and is filled with very thought provoking elements. Dealing with issues as flirting with temptation, restlessness in marriage and what to do when setbacks come your way. I really enjoy this series as it deals with realistic occurrences and deals with things that often come up in marriages. I found the writing to be engaging and the characters to be interesting in a very flawed way, but it made the book easier to read. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

    Written by Perfect Beginnings on July 8, 2015


    Deborah Raney writes a sound and interesting story about sexual harassment and the toll it takes on an entire family. There are predictable scenes, but this should not deter you from reading this novel with topics that are tackled in most family homes. You will enjoy reading how Corinne and Jesse deal with this issue and how important family support and compassion needs are met in certain circumstances. I recommend reading Home to Chicory Lane also, but is not absolutely necessary to read Two Roads Home, as it is a standalone novel.

    Written by Ski-Wee’s Book Corner on July 8, 2015
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    For some reason, I just didn’t like Corinne. Her high and mighty attitude and expensive lifestyle just didn’t sit well with me. Some of the remarks she made were really selfish, one being that living in a 1600 or 1800 or so square feet house, she thinks that is like living in poverty. I guess living in a house small than that all of my life just hit the wrong bell with me. She finally gets better, but I wonder what she will be like in the next book. Don’t take me wrong, I loved the story, the details of the close family life, just the one character that irked me! It was fun to continue the story of the Whitman family. I really love and associate with the older Whitmans, as the family is now grown and on their own. And I am look forward to book three in this series!

    Written by Splashes of Joy on July 7, 2015
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    In her book, Two Roads Home, Deborah Raney shares the struggles of Jesse and Corinne Pennington in Book 2 of the Chicory Inn Novels. While they navigate finding a balance in their marriage, their relationship will soon be tested by an outsider with ulterior motives. Normally a fun and innocuously flirty guy, Jesse returns home from a business trip with a female co-worker, only to find that she has designs on him and is willing to do whatever it takes to come between him and Corinne. What Jesse perceived as an innocent misunderstanding, Michaela Creeve pursues relentlessly, even filing sexual harassment charges when Jesse doesn’t return her advances. When the attacks become more personal and affect their children, Jesse and Corinne know they must take action.

    Written by Luxury Reading on July 6, 2015


    This book will appeal to anyone who has ever worried about the fidelity in their marriage, ever yearned for the freedom to pursue their individual passions, or ever wondered if the grass really is greener on the other side. This is a story about how God blesses us in ways we never expect when we take risks, live on faith, and leave our lives in His hands.

    Written by Savings in Seconds on July 6, 2015


    Two Roads Home is the second book in the Chichory Inn series and I excitedly anticipated its release. It did not disappoint at all! Well worth the wait for sure. Two Roads Home delves into a family crisis and how that crisis is dealt with. It is a crisis that many can relate to and I think that is why I enjoyed the book. There were a few nice twists and exciting moments in the book but the thing that I enjoyed the most was the interactions between the characters. It was so real and I loved the struggles and good times that each character experienced. With so many great characters, there will be at least one that whomever reads Two Roads Home will connect with. The writing flowed nicely and allowed me to really feel as though I was right in the story.
    I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

    Written by A Mom After God’s Own Heart on July 5, 2015


    Even though this is book two, you don’t feel lost by not reading the first book. It speaks honestly about some conflicts that can happen in a marriage, also between adult siblings, and parents and adult children.

    I want to read book one and I can’t wait for book three!

    Written by Dixie n Dottie on July 3, 2015
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    This is a wonderful continuation of book one, but can be read as a stand alone. This book is full of heart, wisdom and forgiveness in a tangled web spun by a crazy co-worker.

    Can’t wait for book 3!

    Written by Knits Reads and Reviews on July 3, 2015
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    think some of my favorite series have to be the ones that focus on family. In fact, some of my favorite television shows focus on family. I’m not certain why I enjoy it so much, except maybe it’s because I feel like I get to know the characters so well and can easily imagine them as I read the books or watch the shows. Families are imperfect, so I like reading about the imperfect families… the ones who have flaws but continuously seek to become better.

    That’s exactly the reason why I like the Chicory Inn series. There’s so much honesty, which makes it extremely easy to relate to. It reminds me that none of us have perfect marriages or families, despite what pictures say.

    Written by When life gets you down…read a book on July 3, 2015
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    story was subtle and focused on Jesse and Corinne learning to talk and trust each other again after years of marriage. Jesse reveals a life dream that he has been harboring for years and it completely throws Corinne for a loop. We follow along as the Penningtons make some BIG life changes that force Corinne to look at what she truly values.

    A good book featuring a marriage that was growing stale and how the couple works hard to maintain communication and support each other’s dreams once again. 3 stars.

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

    Written by Sunrise Avenue on July 3, 2015


    Two Roads Home has strong themes of trust and faith, both in the Lord and in your spouse. It also wonderfully portrays family struggles and how a family supports one another through difficult times. Particularly, I found it encouraging how real the characters were in their thoughts, feelings and emotions. Love requires sacrifice. Sometimes we know the right thing to do but still struggle with not letting the sacrifice cause us to become harsh and bitter. Deborah develops a beautiful parable of how this works in a family who wants to do the right things but are still human.

    Written by Simple Harvest Reads on July 3, 2015
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    Deborah Raney is one of those authors who writes thought-provoking every day stories which leave you feeling much different when you are finished than when you started. Two Roads Home is the second book in the Chicory Inn series and I found myself pondering these characters lives and how they correspond to real life situations. Accusations and how quickly they can change a families whole world, dreams that are lost or never seen come to fruition, and what happens when you lose the joy that comes from your daily living.

    Written by Giveaway Lady on July 3, 2015
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    I liked seeing Jesse and Corrine work together with the challenges they faced in this story, no matter how severe they were. I understand that they were probably able to do that because of honesty and trust for each other. I also liked to see how someone that was hurt deeply by another tried to develop compassion towards that person that wasn’t so nice to them, to look deeper inside of her to try to understand why she acted as she did. I also liked the ending, which might surprise some readers.

    Written by Book Review Travels on July 3, 2015
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    Having read The Face of the Earth, Beneath a Southern Sky, and other books by this author, I was excited to read Two Roads Home.

    Sadly, this book didn’t live up to my expectations. The build up was pretty good, and the storyline had some interesting developments, but the book fell apart at the end.

    I had trouble with a few of the characters as well. Their actions and reactions didn’t make sense and weren’t believable. The ending was abrupt and confusing, after all of the build-up and anticipation. The way the protagonist is handled didn’t ring true or make sense. It just all fell apart at the end and left me disappointed.

    While I have enjoyed other books by this author in the past, this one was not what I expected.

    Written by Cafe Lily Book Reviews on July 3, 2015
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    This is a great summer time read. It is a good reminder for both men and women alike to be praying for our marriages. I like how close this family is and I hope my family is this close.

    Written by A Room Without books is Empty on July 2, 2015
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  • Two Roads Home by Deborah Raney is really an amazing story. If you’re looking for sweet, honest characters, a great Christian undertone, and an author not afraid to go deep in her fiction, this is the book for you!

    Written by Confessions of a Teenage Bookworm on July 2, 2015


    I appreciate Jesse’s honesty and the revelations he had when he could finally open up with himself. He and Corinne were both determined, despite their recent tension, to follow their problems through to the end, and I appreciate that about this book. Raney never really suggested divorce as a viable option, instead showing their stress and stubbornness to work everything out.

    On the flip side, Raney wrote in some parenting crises with a somewhat unrealistic reaction. I can’t imagine that not increasing any marital tension already in existence, and I think that this avenue could have been explored more – especially since trauma with children is a leading cause of divorce.

    Written by A Nest in the Rocks on July 2, 2015
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    This book was interesting even though I did not read the first book in the series. The grandparents, Audrey and Grant struggle to adjust to running the Chicory Inn. One of their daughter’s is struggling with infertility another is having marital problems. When problems arises at Jesse’s job it changes the course of his family;s future. Audrey struggles with balancing a career and worrying about her grown children.
    To find out how God works in each of their lives you need to read the book.

    I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my review.

    Written by Walking in Grace on July 1, 2015
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    Two Roads Home is the second Chicory Inn novel by Deb Raney. I confess that I have not read the first, but this easily succeeds as a stand-alone book. I grew interested enough in the multi-generational Whitman family, their three married daughters, and the struggling Chicory Inn that I may read the first and succeeding books.

    Written by Thoughts from Mill Street on July 1, 2015
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    I really want to like this book series. The characters are easy to relate to, the setting is perfect — but the story line falls short for me. I read the first book in this series last year and was really hoping for more from this second book. While the writing is good and the characters all demonstrate a strong faith, I just felt like this book didn’t give a clear resolution to Corrine and Jesse’s marital issues.

    Written by One Redeemed Mom on July 1, 2015


    The characters felt as if they were people I actually knew and their problems were some everybody can relate to. This story was not a could not put it down kind of story, but I enjoyed my time spent with this family. Raney always does a great job humanizing her characters and drawing her readers in. This is a good read for the summer.

    Written by Karen’s Korner on July 1, 2015
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    I really, really enjoyed this book. I like this family so much and their great love for one another. They are a very real family, though, in that they have disagreements and issues with one another at times. Their children aren’t perfect yet they are all so likeable. I highly recommend this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

    Written by Julie – More of Him on June 30, 2015
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    I was so happy to dive into this book and catch up with the characters! The Chicory Inn is idyllic, and Raney’s description of Corinne’s house made me wish I could move right in with her! One of my favorite things about this book is the cover. Simply gorgeous, inviting, and relaxing. I love the continuity between the first book and this one in terms of cover art. However, this laid back picture doesn’t completely represent the tension hidden inside the novel. I was completely surprised when the book took a suspenseful turn. I was enjoying the story very much, but the added intensity made it SO much better! There’s a definite feeling of unease for much of the story.

    Written by Amber Writes on June 30, 2015
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    The book was a fast read for me. I liked the plot and characters, and totally love the setting of the book. I really liked Jesse and the fact that he was sacrificing his dreams to make his wife and family happy and give them nice things. One message of the book is that both spouses have to give in a marriage, and one spouse shouldn’t have to continually sacrifice his or her dreams.

    I did read the book through in one setting. It is the kind of book that you don’t want to put down, and I am looking forward to more in the series.

    Written by Thoughts of a Sojourner on June 30, 2015
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    I really enjoy this series where each member of the family has their own struggle in life and end up learning valuable lessons. In this second book of the Chicory Inn Series I found this to be a great example of why it is important for married people to communicate with one another on a daily basis no matter how long you have been married or how many children you have.

    Written by Frugal Shopping and More on June 30, 2015
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    This was such a spectacular book to read! I was captured from the very beginning. There are so many twists, turns, and unexpected things that happen throughout this book.

    Written by cherylbbookblog on June 30, 2015
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    I enjoyed Two Roads Home because it was exciting and suspenseful and yet family was always evident to give it heart. The Whitman family is endearing with their Tuesday night dinner gatherings at Chicory Inn, sister chats and playful banter between Grant and Audrey Whitman. I did feel that the ending was a bit abrupt and thrown together. Too neat and tidy compared to the thrilling build up at the beginning of the story. Looking forward to the next book in the series!

    Written by Morning Glories and Moonflowers on June 29, 2015
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    The closeness of the whole family really warms the heart as I read the tale. While the author has placed before the audience fictitious characters and the Chicory Inn, the importance of family, faith and walking through life together are major themes thus far. Without the ending being neatly wrapped up, it keeps the possibilities endless for the next installment coming in the future titled, Another Way Home. These are stories that young teens can read and talk about as well as the older audiences or book clubs.

    Remember to read Home to Chicory Lane before Two Roads Home so you are familiar with the foundation upon which forthcoming installments are built upon!

    Written by Seeking with All Yur Heart on June 29, 2015
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  • i was waiting for this book to come out forever. so i was super excited to read it. i was not disappointed at all.

    Written by the ramblings of miss aimymichelle on June 29, 2015


    Two Roads Home is the second book in Deborah Raney’s “Chicory Inn” series. I ordered the first in the series when I got the confirmation that I would be reviewing this book, but I think Two Roads Home could be read as a standalone book.

    Written by Our Perfectly Imperfect Life! on June 29, 2015
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    This book still finds Grant and Audrey struggling with balancing a new business and family life. It goes into the life of Corinne and Jesse Pennington’s life. They seem to have it all on the outside a perfect marriage, a beautiful expensive custom built home and three beautiful children. Looks can be deceiving, Jesse is an outgoing person and is friendly with everyone, but when his friendliness is taken in the wrong way ends up with trumped up charges against him that puts not only his job and future in jeopardy. It can even harm his family.

    Come join Deborah as she brings you into the lives of Corinne and Jesse Pennington as they deal with a Stalker, career changes, buying/selling a new home. How will they cope with all the changes happening? Will it bring them together or tear them apart?

    Written by Caffeinated Christian Raves – N – Reviews on June 29, 2015


    Two Roads Home is book two in the Chicory Inn series. Deborah Raney did another wonderful job on this book! I enjoy all her books and I can’t wait until another one of her books come out!

    Written by A Simple Life, really?! on June 29, 2015
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    This is book #2 in the Chicory Inn series and better then #1. The story continues on with Corinne and Jess making some difficult choices when Jess gets accused of sexual harassment from a female co-worker. Full of mystery and a good page turner, you will not be able to put this down. This is about family values and making changes in your life when you get thrown a curve ball. Sometimes you have to realize that family is all you have and need when life’s difficult situations happen.

    Written by Deb’s Book Review on June 27, 2015


    Deborah Raney writes the best family sequels!

    I feel like I identified more with Corinne than I did with Landyn – I too, have been in her position and in my own opinion, it’s a difficult time to go through – whether things work out or not. Marital disharmony is one of the hardest issues to affect a family. Deb did an amazing job handling this situation…

    Written by Donna’s BookShelf on June 27, 2015
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    In this book, the focus is on Corinne and Jesse Pennington. The Penningtons are very restless. Corinne is tired of Jesse traveling so much for business, and it doesn’t help matters when a coworker files a claim of harassment against Jesse. Not only that, the coworker seemingly won’t leave the family alone, stringing them alone in threatening notes and actions. At the same time, Jesse is coming clean about wanting a career change, which would greatly affect the lifestyle Corinne has become accustomed to, and so she is also struggling with that.

    Throughout the book, you can sense a restlessness with Corinne’s parents as well, particularly her mother, who run the Chicory Inn, so I would think that will be a focal point in a future novel.

    Written by The Talbert Report on June 27, 2015
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  • From this horrible moment in their marriage, comes a blessing in disguising. They learn things about themselves and grow not only as a couple but as individuals. It drives home the saying that from every unpleasant event in our life something good will always arise. Sometimes we just have to be open to receiving this blessing. This is always the hardest lesson to learn, to be open and willing to receive God’s blessings and the true path we are meant to take.

    Written by Working Mommy Journal on June 26, 2015


    The characters seem to have a lot of complaining about the things in their lives that are going wrong.I think that most of here problems could be solved by letting families and any people stay at the inn and having set times for serving breakfast. I think that the same lessons hold true for the rest of the people in the family that they need to set boundaries for themselves and the rest of the people in their families. That being said, once I got over the lack of backbone of the characters, I actually liked the books. The characters grew and chanced with the things that they had to overcome. It wasn’t a book that I couldn’t put down but I was entertained by reading it. It took such a long time to get the different issues with the characters resolved and the end came a little too quick.

    Written by NOVA Frugal Family on June 26, 2015
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    Two Roads Home by Deborah Raney is the second in the Chickory Inn series. These are some of the easiest books to read. The story is interesting and the characters are relatable, the circumstances that they find themselves in are real-life situations and it is good to read about believers who have to deal with things that are sometimes beyond their control.

    So far this has been one of my favorite series that I’ve read. I would compare this author to Karen Kingsbury because she is so easy to read, but that’s the only comparison. I find Deborah Raney’s books to be much better and more interesting.

    I can’t wait for the third in the series to be released. I’ve enjoyed getting to know this family.

    Written by Clicking Her Heels on June 26, 2015
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    I love this series. Grant and Audrey’s Chicory Inn makes me want to take a vacation, but maybe not on a Tuesday night, at least at the Inn. Tuesdays are reserved for family dinners. Big family dinners. This story was Corinne and Jesse’s story, she is the oldest daughter of Grant and Audrey, and life is being turned upside down. Scared, rattled, alarmed, they are fighting to survive this bump in their lives and marriage intact. A gripping story, I really felt the angst they suffered. Another wonderful story in this series, with promises of another story to follow. 4.5 stars from this reviewer. This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.

    Written by Cindy’s Book Reviews on June 25, 2015
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    The second book of Deborah Raney’s Chicory Inn series, Two Roads Home tells another Whitman-family-focused story just as delightful as Home to Chicory Inn. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, recommend it to fans of contemporary family fiction, and now eagerly look forward to reading the third one.

    Written by Book by Book on June 25, 2015
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    Welcome back to The Chicory Inn my favorite Bed and Breakfast. If you are going to stay somewhere this is the Bed and Breakfast to stay in. This time the focus is on Jesse and Corinne. They had a wonderful marriage but it seems it be tarnishing. If they do not do something about it there is the possibility that it might just fall apart on them. Ms. Raney knows about family, the good and the bad, and she knows how to explore all the little details that make this book so much fun to read. Jesse and Corinne are very likable and we feel that we are living the moments with them. We root for them to win. Ms. Raney has delivered another winner. And I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

    Written by Vic’s Media Room on June 25, 2015
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    I cringed as I felt myself quite literally in Corinne’s shoes because I watched it happen in my own life, and no matter how many times you try to convince yourself nothing is happening, you can’t avoid those nagging feelings in the back of your mind. I absolutely LOVE this series and Deborah Raney definitely gets to the heart of these matters in every one she adds to the series. It’s the very reason why I don’t have to read the premise of what her novels with involve, because I know I will already LOVE them. Another winner for me with an astounding 5 out of 5 stars in my opinion.

    Written by Reviews From The Heart on June 25, 2015
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    Two Roads Home is book 2 and follows the story of the oldest girl Corinne and her husband Jesse. Throughout the book, you do read about her other 2 sisters and her parents who own the Chicory Inn; but the main emphasis is on Corinne and her family. Her husband has a major conflict at work and has to decide how to handle it with Gods help and his wife’s acceptance and support.

    The writing was good and kept me interested and engaged. The conflicts mentioned in the book with family relationships, marriage, uncertainty, being unsettled, work relationships- they were all real life struggles and concerns that anyone could relate to, myself included.

    Written by EmpowerMoms on June 24, 2015
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    Two Roads Home is a good reading choice for unwinding at the end of the day. This 2nd in the series held more suspense than the first, as a person outside of the family circle is stirring up trouble that affects married couple Corinne and Jesse. And as the situation takes over more of Corrine and Jesse’s life, it impacts the lives of their children and the rest of the Whitman clan. Ultimately, Corinne and Jesse have to take a hard look at their marriage, realize their dreams have changed over the years, and support one another as they focus on a career change and possibly selling their home. The changes, while begun due to a bad situation, do indeed lead to a shift in priorities and a more intentional love and communication within their marriage.

    Written by Rockin’ My Mom Jeans on June 23, 2015
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    Deborah Raney takes her readers for another visit to the Chicory Inn and the Whitman family where life is not always as calm and serene as first appearance would suggest. In Two Roads Home we are brought up-to-date on what is going on at the inn as well as with the rest of Grant and Audrey’s family.

    Two Roads Home covers some tough subject matter that the author handles very well. The Penningtons’ marital problems and the difficulty Grant and Audrey have balancing their new business with time with their children and grandchildren are hard issues faced by many in today’s world.

    Overall, the book was an enjoyable read. I would have liked to see Michaela’s character find some redemption before the end. Just as I was beginning to understand the root of her actions, she was out of the story. Perhaps she will make an appearance in the next book of the series.

    Written by Daysong Reflections on June 23, 2015
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    Two Roads Home is an engaging story! With great characterization, vivid imagery, and a realistic story line, Deborah Raney brings Jesse and Corinne Pennington’s story to life. I really enjoy family dramas and this one has me rooting for the Whitman family and eager for more!

    Written by Buzzing About Books on June 23, 2015
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    Deborah Raney’s novels brim with heart and this novel is one of her best yet. I enjoyed meeting the extended Whitman family in the first book, Home to Chicory Lane. Two Roads Home focuses on another of Grant and Audrey Whitman’s daughters, Corinne, and her husband, Jesse, as they deal with some challenging and very realistic issues that impact their marriage. Raney expertly portrays the seemingly little things that, when left unaddressed by open and honest communication, can chip away at a marriage. Simultaneously heart-warming and instructive, this novel will touch your soul and inspire you.

    Written by Mocha with Linda on June 23, 2015
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    ite some deep content, the author has written an exciting story about real life, without any preaching. She subtly but convincingly reminds us that our good and powerful God is in control.

    This book is both fun and insightful and I am very glad I read it.

    Written by Tea Time with Annie Kate on June 23, 2015
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    Raney does a good job of portraying a real marriage in Two Roads Home. Corrine and Jesse let petty disputes and sparse communication undermine an otherwise good marriage. They have been operating on two different agendas for awhile and it has taken away from true intimacy in their marriage. Add into the mix a manipulative other woman and you get a recipe for disaster. But Raney uses prayer, God’s word and teamwork to bring them back together. Characters’ emotions and actions ring true in this novel as do the issues explored. Questions of priorities, contentment and marital fidelity make this one great for a book club!

    Written by By The Book on June 23, 2015
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    A good story with the usual ups and downs of family life but told in a way that warms your heart.

    Written by Deco My Heart on June 22, 2015
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    I really do not want to say too much about the storyline as I do not want to give anything away. This book is just so good that I highly recommend it. It ties in the country charm of a cute inn, but also the characters are so real as they are dealing with real-life issues and their lives are not romanticized in the least. I found myself cringing and questioning some of the actions and decisions made and cheered at other moments; now I am eagerly looking forward to book #3 to see how things are going in these characters’ lives once more.

    Written by Moments on June 22, 2015
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    Follow Corinne and Jesse’s marriage through its highs and lows. Learn what is really important in this journey called life.

    Two Roads Home has it all – laughter, tears, fun, heart stopping moments, and most of importantly God and family.

    Journey to the Chicory Inn, you will be glad you did.

    Written by Avid Reader Reviews on June 22, 2015
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    Raney has given us another good novel on marriage and family relationships. We read of the importance of openness and honesty in a marriage and the wife’s support of her husband. The novel also reveals how God may use circumstances to get us to move in the direction he wants. There is good character development too. This is an entertaining novel that i recommend.

    Written by Book Reviews from an Avid Reader on June 22, 2015
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    Author Deborah Raney has written another great story. Two Roads Home is the story of two couples. Jessie Pennington and his wife Corinne are doing well because of Jesse’s career. They have three daughters who may be in trouble because of a coworker’s false harassment charges. Their marriage is also in trouble. Grant and Audrey Whitman are Corinne’s parents who are trying to start a business. Are both couples going to be okay? Will they ever have their former lives back? I give this book a 4/5. I was given this book for the purpose of review and all opinions are my own.

    Written by Deal Sharing Aunt on June 21, 2015
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    Two Roads Home, book #2 in the series, returns us to the Whitman family that we met in Home to Chicory Lane, and focuses on the oldest daughter, Corinne, as she and Jesse deal with their first real crisis. With themes of greed, lust, jealousy, and lack of total community within marriage, this story mimics real life, but in an honest and uplifting way. Even Audrey, often caught between the pressures of running an inn and the demands of her children, isn’t immune from conflict…I was frustrated with Corinne for a large part of the book, until I stopped to wonder if there were times in life where I hadn’t been all that different. I greatly enjoyed this story and the only thing I wished for was greater character depth for Jesse & Corinne.

    Written by The Power of Words on June 21, 2015
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    When you have an Inn, your live revolves around it… When you have a family, your live revolves around your family. For Grant and Audrey, the proprietors of Chicory Inn, their lives revolve around both. Trying to leave every Tuesday open for coveted dinners with a family of three daughters and their families, Grant and Audrey hit obstacle after obstacle.

    Written by Memawsstuff on June 20, 2015
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    It took me awhile to get into this story; it was slow, but steady. The writing was impeccable, as per usual. I hurt for Jesse, and unfortunately, the scenario he found himself in is very real today. I wondered why he would choose another high risk field as a possible interest when he thought about leaving the career he had, but that was never addressed. Corinne is used to her lavish lifestyle and it killed her to think about selling her dream house and dream car if Jesse pursues another career. She came across as a bit selfish (as most of us would be), but she was set in a much better light at the end.

    The story line is interesting and the struggles these two characters faced is very realistic. If you like Deb Raney or women’s fiction, pick up a copy of Two Roads Home today.

    Written by Lighthouse Academy on June 20, 2015
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    Honestly, I read a lot of books, so I’m not for sure if I’ve read the first novel in the series or not. If did miss the first novel, I had no trouble jumping into the sequel. I have a thing for books that involves innkeepers, so I naturally wanted to read this. Sadly, I was a little disappointed (well, more like bored) for the first few chapters. I don’t what happened, I guess I didn’t connect with any the characters. I pushed myself to finish reading the rest of the book, which I’m glad that I did as it turned out to pretty decent.

    Written by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer on June 19, 2015
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    I think that what I enjoy the most about this series is following Grant and Audrey Whitman as they run a Bed & Breakfast Inn in their retirement, and to watch their relationships with their adult children. The first book focused on their youngest daughter, Landyn, and on their efforts to open the Chicory Inn.

    Written by Footprints in the Butter on June 19, 2015


    I thought this was a nice romance book to read. It would make a good book to take to the beach or to sit down and read on a rainy day. The character development was very good, I felt as if I really knew the people in the story by the time I got to the end of the book. The author also did a good job in describing the setting of this story and the scenes were vivid so you felt as if you were a part of it. In this story you will read about ups and downs in the characters lives. I like how she made their story mimic real life. I am looking forward to more books by this author.

    Written by Griperang’s Bookmarks on June 18, 2015
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    I loved the first book in the Chicory Inn series, so I couldn’t wait to read this second installment, which takes us into the home of the Whitman’s daughter Corinne. Her marriage to Jesse Pennington is being stressed to the breaking point due to his relentless travel schedule. The plot is full of twists and turns, as Jesse’s attractive single coworker takes a “Fatal Attraction” interest in him and his family. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough!

    Jesse is propelled into some deep soul-searching. He feels something is missing, and he wonders whether he’s called to be a teacher. As the characters struggle, their faith emerges, and every decision leads them back to Christ. This series is a good handbook for life, and I know I’ll return to it for years to come. Now I’m ready for book # 3!

    Written by Mom 2 Mom Connection on June 17, 2015
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    This book Two Roads Home is the second book in the Chicory Inn series. This time we focus a bit more on the sister Corrinne and her husband Jesse. Life has become hard when by appearances it should be ‘picture perfect’. The married couple faces a crisis and has to lean on God to make some big decisions and changes in their lives. Only then will they lead a truly happy life. This book touched on sexual harassment which I was surprised by – but it worked well in the story and was well done. I loved watching the characters grow closer through their trials. Raney has a knack for writing about marriage and keeping it real.

    Written by A Rup Life on June 17, 2015
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    I very much enjoyed the return to Chicory Inn. The one going story, told from different perspectives, is interesting and picking up the second book was like revisiting old friends. I like how Deborah Raney has tackled some difficult scenarios with the series: infertility, owning a business, and marital issues. She does a wonderful job having her characters develop over the course of the story! This is an excellent summer read.

    Written by Inklings and Notions on June 17, 2015


    Immediately, you will be hooked with the characters in this book and you won’t let go until the very last page! This is a page turner full of interesting twists and turns that are unexpected, but wonderful. I loved this book and highly recommend it for a beach day. You’ll finish it in one sitting. Another great book by Deborah!! Can’t wait to read the third installment!

    Written by Running Through the Storms on June 17, 2015
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    Two Roads Home by Deborah Raney was another great book by this author. I love when you don’t have to read the other books in the series to understand the book you are reading because not everyone has the time to read the other books before the they get to the book that they wanted to read.

    Written by The World As I See It on June 17, 2015
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    One strength of family sagas like this one by Deborah Raney is the chance to zoom in on one family within the family while still catching up with characters we met before. Two Roads Home shows us Corinne and Jesse Pennington, who are living the dream. Sort of.

    With three girls and a beautiful house, Corinne is satisfied with her life as a stay-at-home mom, even as chaotic as it can be. Jesse has a good job that provides for his family, but he’s been harboring a dream and he’s afraid to tell his wife because it will mean drastic change. Then he’s hit with harassment charges by a co-worker with a grudge, and the Penningtons are forced to act to save their family and protect their daughters.

    Written by Living Echoes on June 16, 2015
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    The book is very well written with the faith in God at the back of the character’s minds. The author takes you through the problems of the characters to bring back their faith and put it to work once more. Is it ever too late for dreams to come true? You as the reader will have to decide that.

    Written by BOOKS REVIEWS ETC on June 16, 2015
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    Let it be said I’m a huge fan of Deborah’s!

    I did not know what to expect when I started reading book two in the Chicory Inn series. But just because this book starts out a little slow don’t let that fool you, it gets going about half way into it. You won’t be able to put it down. This is one of those books where you fall in love with the whole family and hate to see it come to an end. Great characters.

    I gave this book 5 stars and I can’t wait for book three.

    Written by The Mary Book Reader on June 16, 2015
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    I think anyone who is married can probably relate to a time in their marriage when things aren’t going so great and the two of you don’t seem too close. That’s exactly how this book started out.

    Corinne and Jesse are having a tough time in their marriage, and things get worse when Jesse is accused of sexual harrassment at work. But it is through this accusation that the two of them begin to put their marriage back together and get their lives back on track.

    Jesse seems like a great guy to me. He works hard to provide for his family at a job that he really doesn’t enjoy – at all. When the accusations from a co-worker come up, Jesse is forced to be completely honest with his wife about many things in his life.

    Written by Ting’s Mom Books on June 16, 2015
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    I just finished reading Two Roads Home by Deborah Raney and I really enjoyed it. The storyline was a thoughtful one and the characters were great. This is another book in the series that the author has called “A Chicory Inn.” Audrey and Grant Whitman are Corinne’s parents. Their son-in-law Jesse Pennington is having a lot of trouble. –

    Written by 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!on June 15, 2015
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    Two Roads Home, the second book in Deb Raney’s Chicory Inn novels, focuses on Grant and Audrey Whitmire’s daughter Corinne and her husband, Jesse Pennington. Jesse has a friendly, outgoing personality that serves him well and makes him popular with his clients. His sales ability has earned them a handsome living and a comfortable lifestyle.

    Neither of them is happy, though, and for some of the same reasons: too many business trips and lack of the closeness they used to have. Then a coworker threatens to file a harassment suit which disrupts their marriage and puts their three daughters at risk.

    Written by Positive Grace on June 14, 2015
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  • Paula Parker says:

    I am interested in reading this book.