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.
At the same time, Grant and Audrey are finding that running a bed and breakfast is more work than they thought they’d have—and they’re getting older too. They’re not booked with the kind of clients they’d like and the bookings are not steady. When they do have guests, they always seem to interfere with the Tuesday night family dinners.
God is working in all their hearts and they come to some hard decisions. Will the coworker triumph and destroy their marriage? Will their daughters recover from a scary happening? Read Two Roads Home to find out.
Although I loved the writing and the characters are very real, I found myself depressed at many times while reading. This is not a good times book, but the story does mimic real life—perhaps why the depression. The takeaway I had is that when I trust God with my whole life I have peace. When I don’t, chaos and unhappiness follows. Having said all that, you’ll still want to read Corinne and Jesse’s story to see how they resolve all the issues. Four stars.
Deb Raney has won numerous awards including the RITA, National Readers Choice Award, the HOLT Medallion, and the Carol Award. She has finaled in the Christ Awards twice. Find out more about Deborah on her website, Deborah Raney
To purchase Two Roads Home, click this link: Two Roads Home: A Chicory Inn Novel – Book 2
Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group and Abingdon Press for giving me a copy of Two Roads Home in exchange for my candid review.