Thursday, October 22, 2015

Another Way Home

One of my cats has decided to live in the kitchen.  Miss Penny (I did not pick the name) is fifteen years old and a beautiful, long-haired calico cat. My cats normally live in two big rooms on my side of the house (I live in the in-law suite section of my home--don't ask) and the dogs live in my parents part of the house.  Miss Penny came over this morning to eat out of the cats bowls (my mother let her in) and has made herself at home. When I tell her she has to go back to her own area, I just get one of those looks (if you have a cat you know the look).  I will humor her until I have to cook dinner and then she has to go!  I do not want cat hair in my food (I will have to give the counters a good disinfecting).  

Another Way Home by Deborah Raney is the third book in A Chicory Inn Novel series.  Danae and Dallas Brooks have been trying to have a baby for the last three years.  They have tried everything except in vitro fertilization.  It is beginning to take a toll on their marriage (and relationship with her sisters) as Danae is becoming obsessed.  Danae gave up her part-time job.  She now spends her time going to fertility treatments and redecorating their home.  Dallas is against adoption.  Danae as well as his brother, Drew have tried talking to him about it.  Dallas was adopted and there was an incident when he was eighteen that has turned him against the idea of adopting a child of his own. 

Danae knows that she needs something to occupy her time and decides to volunteer at a shelter for abused women.  Danae meets Misty and Austin.  Misty is in the shelter to get away from her abusive husband.  She left her husband after he hit Austin, her three year old son.  Danae grows close to Austin during his stay at the center.  Dallas even volunteers at the center and gets to know the young boy.  When they are asked to watch him over Thanksgiving weekend, the couple agree.  Their lives will be forever changed after Thanksgiving.  Will it be a good change for Danae and Dallas Brooks?

Another Way Home was an enjoyable book to read, but it was very predictable (no twists or surprises).  It is a lovely, Christian novel.  Another Way Home is well-written and engaging.  Another Way Home can easily be read without having enjoyed the other two books in the series (though you will probably want to read them).  Another Way Home shows how prayer and faith can affect your life in a positive way (book is not preachy).  I give Another Way Home 4.25 out of 5 stars.  There is some violence (domestic) in the book.

The other two books in Chicory Inn Novel series are:  Home to Chicory Lane and Two Roads Home.

I received a complimentary copy of Another Way Home from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I am currently reading A Blossom of Bright Light by Suzanne Chazin (it was gifted to me from Kensington Books).  I will let you know how I like it. I normally do not read books with a male main character (I just prefer female main characters).  Take care, have a lovely evening, and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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