Grandchildren are not in short supply for Grant and Audrey Whitman, although their middle daughter, Danae, and her husband, Dallas Brooks, after trying for years, have not been able to contribute to the growing family. Danae is open to adoption, but Dallas will not even discuss it. Her despair over never having a family of her own is so deep, it even causes her to question God’s plan for her life.
Knowing she must find something to do to fill her lonely days and energize her life, Danae volunteers to work at a newly opened women’s shelter in town. She was only looking for a way to spend her time, but getting to know the hurting women at the shelter fills her heart and she learns to live a life of gratitude once again.
But heart-wrenching events on Thanksgiving weekend threaten to pull the entire Whitman clan into turmoil— and leave them all forever changed.
Another Way Home by Deborah Raney is the third book in her Chicory Inn series. It can be read as a stand alone book but after reading this book, you'll definitely want to catch up on the first two books in this series!
I enjoyed reading Another Way Home. It took me a chapter or two before I truly got into the plot but once I did, I couldn't put the book down. The characters are realistic, well-developed and the story well written. All in all, a really good book!
Infertility is such a painful and deep topic to discuss but Ms. Raney did a great job of addressing it in this book. My heart went out to Danae and Dallas. Their story and that of their family moved me and I laughed and cried with them the whole way through reading it.
I definitely recommend Another Way Home and now I am off to read the first two books in this series!
Thank you to Abingdon Press and Netgalley for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.