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Shayla is a multiracial woman who has carefully managed to live in two worlds. She now cares for her young niece Portia and owns the "Coffee's on" bakery shop in town. Link Whitman is the last of his siblings to marry. He helps his parents run the Chicory Inn. One icy morning, Link almost runs Portia over when she runs out into the street. Sparks fly when Shayla and Link meet. Will they be able to overcome society's views on a multiracial relationship and find true love?
|Title: Home at Last #5|
By: Deborah Raney
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Abingdon Press
|Publication Date: 2017|
Series: Chicory Inn
Link Whitman has settled into the role of bachelor without ever intending to. Now hes stuck in a dead-end job and, as the next Whitman wedding fast approaches, he is the last one standing. The pressure from his sisters efforts to play matchmaker is getting hard to bear as Link pulls extra shifts at work, and helps his parents at the Chicory Inn.
All her life, Shayla Michaels has felt as if she straddled two worlds. Her mother's white family labeled her African American father with names Shayla didn't repeat in politewell, in any company. Her fathers family disapproved as well, though they eventually embraced Shayla as their own. After the death of her mother, and her brother Jerrys incarceration, life has left Shayla's father bitter, her niece, Portia, an orphan, and Shayla responsible for them all. She knows God loves them all, but why couldn't people accept each other for what was on the inside? For their hearts?
Everything changes one icy morning when a child runs into the street and Link nearly hits her with his pickup. Soon he is falling in love with the little girls aunt, Shayla, the beautiful woman who runs Coffees On, the bakery in Langhorne. Can Shayla and Link overcome societys view of their differences and find true love? Is there hope of changing the sometimes-ugly world around them into something better for them all?