REVIEW:THIRTY DAYS HATH BY CHAUTONA HAVIG WITH A GIVEAWAY

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About the Book

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Book: Thirty Days Hath

Author: Chautona Havig

Genre: Christian fiction, contemporary romance

Release Date: Revised edition, Feb 26, 2019

Blind Dates Are for Wimps!

At least, that’s what Adric Garrison thinks.
Can you blame him? Thanks to his sister and brother-in-law, Adric is about to embark on a year of month-long, chaperoned, blind dates. Awkward.

He didn’t ask for it. But Adric still finds himself living what seems more like a bad TV reality show than a new life in Fairbury.

Once an ordinary (if prematurely gray and vertically challenged) guy, Adric is now Fairbury’s newest “most eligible bachelor,” and dreams of permanent bachelorhood loom on the horizon. Will he call it quits before the year is out, or will one of his “girls of the month” change his mind?

One man, twelve women, one happily ever after.

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MY REVIEW:

Thirty Days Hath

Chautona Havig

Wow, Chautona Havig is now an auto buy author for me! THIRTY DAYS HATH is my first book by her but holy cow! She had my emotions all over the place. Once I started reading, it was very hard to stop! The twists and turns made it impossible to put down, as I had to know what was going to happen to Adric. His family is tired of him being alone so they come up with a plan. One year of month long, live in girlfriends who are chaperoned by someone of their choosing. Twelve different women in one year, complete strangers, living in his house, what could possibly go wrong? What an awesome story. All of Chautona’s characters feel genuine and relatable and put your emotions on one heck of a roller coaster ride. As you are reading, you will find yourself cheering for all of them, praying they can work out their differences and be happy once again.

THIRTY DAYS HATH felt like watching a reality television show. I had to know what was going to happen to Adric and all the secondary characters. It was fun watching Adric and the girls get together and try to get to know one another in such a short period of time. The chaperones were just as important to this story as the main characters. I had no idea how Adric was going to possibly figure out who to choose. He tries hard not to compare each of the women with the others but how could he not? Once you start reading THIRTY DAYS HATH it will be very hard to put down!

THIRTY DAYS HATH is without a doubt one of the funnest books I’ve read in 2019 so far. I was instantly emotionally invested in all of the characters. Mostly, they all kept me laughing but the banter between Adric and his sister and her husband is hysterical. Chautona Havig is such a wonderful and heart tugging author and she had me laughing and crying on the very same page. I am now going to read all of her previous books and she has just made a new fan forever! THIRTY DAYS HATH had me constantly guessing who Adric was going to choose. Grab your copy today and get on the couch!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from CelebrateLit. All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given.

 

About the Author

Chautona-240x300Chautona Havig lives in an oxymoron, escapes into imaginary worlds that look startlingly similar to ours and writes the stories that emerge. An irrepressible optimist, Chautona sees everything through a kaleidoscope of It’s a Wonderful Life sprinkled with fairy tales. Find her on the web and say howdy—if you can remember how to spell her name.

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A SILENT TRUTH NO ONE ADMITS: BLIND DATES ARE FOR WIMPS

Maybe I’m not the one to talk. After all, I never dated. Not really. My best friend in high school was a guy. We went to the movies. We did things. Still, we were just great friends.

I had what might be considered one date in Lubbock, Texas in 1987. Maybe. I didn’t consider it one, but I suppose the guy might have. Maybe.

Then I went from best friends with the guy I’ve been married to for 30 years to engaged in the span of a few seconds after what might have been a rhetorical question. He’s under orders not to tell me if it was. After all, he’s the fool who went on to say, “I do.” Just sayin’.

Still, in the first decade of the 21st century, I discovered a new “thing” in reality TV. The Bachelor. Though I tried watching it, I couldn’t after a while. It started out reasonably clean, but then it devolved into cat fights, spit-swapping sessions, and drama. Oh, the drama.

But one aspect intrigued me. The focused attention to finding the girl. What if Christians did that? What if we stopped playing the silly game of “pretend we’re not in this to see if you’re someone I could put up with for the next fifty or sixty years…”? Oh, man. What if the church rallied around its members and helped without pushing.

Trust me, you don’t want to push too much. You may discover that the people you’re pushing just get together and talk about it. Laugh at your antics. Mock the ridiculousness of it. Not that Kevin and I ever did thatback in the day or anything. (Check out that story HERE.)

That “what if?” spurred an idea.

Sister churches. Chaperones. Not a couple of weeks in a giant house somewhere, but a whole month of real living with someone, day in. Day out. And again, with that chaperone to avoid that “appearance of evil” thing. If you could spend that much time with someone, seeing warts, virtues, best and worst sides… well, maybe you might just be right for each other.

At the least, you’d have a good idea if you even wanted to find out. That’s a healthier and quicker start than two or three months of a date here or there and hoping you’re seeing the real person. Right?

I created a character and ran with it. From giving him less than Hollywood good looks, to an anger problem and a blue-collar job, Adric had lots going for him… and not so much!

Then I tested it out. Acid test. I signed him up for eHarmony.

No, really. I did.

For the record, apparently short, prematurely graying mechanics with anger issues are a hot commodity. It took hours to get it set up, but man there were many women out there for him… supposedly.

And to this day, my Gmail email (that I never use) still says adricgarrison@gmail.com. No joke.

For what it’s worth, Adric learned one very difficult lesson that year.

As I’ve already confessed. I’ve never been on a blind date. I doubt anyone would even consider that I’ve been on a date. Still, after writing this book, I know for one thing.Blind Dates Are for Wimps.

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Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Chautona is giving away a grand prize of a paperback copy of Thirty Days Hath, book cozy, and a $25 Starbucks gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into to the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/dee7/thirty-days-hath-celebration-tour-giveaway

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10 thoughts on “REVIEW:THIRTY DAYS HATH BY CHAUTONA HAVIG WITH A GIVEAWAY

  1. Thank you for your review and for being part of the book tour for “Thirty Days Hath…” by Chautona Havig.

    Sounds like an awesome book and one that I would very much enjoy having the opportunity to read. Definitely now on my TBR list.

    Had to laugh on the blind date being for wimps. You see my parents met on a blind date and were married 7 (yes SEVEN) days later. They were married just shy of 60 years when my Dad went to his heaven home to wait for Mom’s arrival. They were as much in love on the last day as they were on the first. I can still see my Mom and Dad watching afternoon TV holding hands under the little table between them while sharing a Coke. 🙂
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  2. I wish I hadn’t passed on this one, but I had too many commitments. You review is wonderful, I love the comparison to a reality TV show. I have added this one to my TBR now. I will have to check KU.

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