Monday, September 1, 2014
HOME TO CHICORY LANE
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?
Hardheaded Grant and Audrey have raised their children and converted their home into a B&B at the insistence of Audrey. Turns out it's a lot harder than either expected. These two need help.
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.
I can't say the characters are heartwarming but the book is worth the read. It's honest, realistic, and well written.
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.