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.
I am a huge fan of Deborah's books! "Another Way Home" is a great addition to the series as it continues on with the Whitman family saga while focusing on Danae and Dallas. Danae and Dallas have been unable to conceive a baby and this has caused tension between not only them, but between Danae and her siblings as well. When Danae feels God nudging her to a new opportunity she seizes it, never expecting to become so emotionally involved or that she would the answer to a mother's struggle.
What I love about this series is that the characters are so real. Seriously, this could be your family or mine, individuals trying to live a life pleasing to God while finding peace and happiness. However, unexpected things arise such as job struggles, infertility, health issues and other numerous problems. This story hit closer to home for me as my job is similar to the work that Danae was doing and unfortunately there are so many women and children living in difficult situations and it can be heart-wrenching. I found myself loving Danae's heart and willingness to help, but also found myself warning her to guard her heart as I knew how difficult this situation could ultimately be for her.
I am eagerly awaiting the next book in this series; I have been ever since I finished the very last page in this book.
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*Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*