Another Way Home {Litfuse Review}

Another Way Home
About the book:
Another Way Home
(Abingdon Press, October 2015)

Sometimes God’s ways are not at all what we expect . . . and exactly what we need.

Grant and Audrey are adding grandchildren to their family left and right, but middle daughter, Danae, and her husband, Dallas Brooks, have been trying for years with no baby in sight.

Though Danae is ready to consider adoption, Dallas will not even discuss it. Despairing of ever having a family of her own, Danae decides to pour her passion and energies into volunteer work with a newly opened women’s shelter in town. Looking for a good cause to fill her lonely days, she never expects to give her heart to the hurting women she meets there. She’s finally learning to live her life with gratitude, but then heart-wrenching events on Thanksgiving weekend threaten to pull the entire Whitman clan into turmoil-and leave them all forever changed.

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 About the author:

Deborah Raney’s books have won numerous awards, including the RITA, National Readers Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, and the Carol Award, and have twice been Christy Award finalists. She and her husband, Ken, recently traded small-town life in Kansas-the setting of many of Deborah’s novels—for life in the (relatively) big city of Wichita, where they enjoy gardening, antiquing, movies, and traveling to visit four children and a growing brood of grandchildren who all live much too far away.
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My thoughts:
Wow.  I know that infertility is still a subject that many authors shy away from.  It’s something a lot of people don’t want to talk about but need to.  And they need to know they’re not alone.  I personally don’t suffer from infertility but have friends who do.  I have seen their pain, I have watched them cry.  I can’t feel their pain though.  I can’t tell you what goes on in their head.
I love this book.  It’s the third in the Chicory Inn series and a great read.  It tackles some big issues of infertility, adoption(which I do have experience with), and domestic abuse.  So many hard topics, but they don’t weigh the book down.  It still flows and winds around showing us the truth behind our characters and their decisions.
I have loved visiting the Inn again and delving into new characters.  We’ve met Danae and Dallas before but we haven’t really gotten to know them.  We’ve seen Danae be critical and aloof.  Now we know why.  Now we know her struggles and her heart.  I highly recommend this book! If you haven’t read the first two don’t feel you have to buy them, though they do flow well together they can be read stand alone as well.
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