Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Another Unique and Thought Provoking Tale by Chautona Havig! Be sure to enter the author's fabulous giveaway!




                                  "Highlands"
                             By Chautona Havig






                        Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
                         Release Date: October, 2015   
Introspection–this place invites it. I’ve never allowed myself the time to pause and get to know myself. My father taught me it was weak. Focus on the prize–eyes off yourself. The goal matters. You are just the instrument to get you there.
Here… Is this what that goal was and I never knew it? The peaks above, the trees that stand tall beside me as if my own personal bodyguards.
I am alive–maybe for the first time in my life–and I think it’s because I’m dead.
A Journey of Dreams
Welcome to a new world: the world of Highlands.
When Tony Frazier arrives in Highlands, he must come to grips with a world that embraces birth defects as beautiful and to be celebrated–even those easily corrected. Balancing the beauty of utter acceptance and the wisdom of when to alter the “workmanship of God” creates tension between Tony and the Highlanders.
The Journey of Dreams series explores themes in the Christian life from a different perspective–from a world that can’t exist anywhere but in the dreams of the people who live there.
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My Thoughts:
What a great storyline!! This novel is one that I will certainly remember long after having read it! There is a very clear message running throughout the story: imperfect though we may be, God has a purposefor  each and every one of us. Some of these imperfections,  we need to deal with and others need to be embraced as part of us. Love and acceptance are the key to our future peace and happiness.
The characters are so vividly described that the reader becomes a part of their lives experiencing every heartache and fear, as well as times of joy.. Tony discovers himself in a brand new environment, one that he has never heard of or seen before. His terror and confusion was felt as he stumbles along to find answers to his many questions. Why did God put him here?? Only this author could come up with such an appropriate setting , one that shows perfect examples of acceptance and contentment. Whatever God has given these individuals is appreciated and loved . If it is a challenge, then they deal with it in a positive way, trusting the Lord to  know best. Scripture is used throughout this story giving one insight to the very different thinking of these unique individuals. If only all of us could think and live in such a world!! 
 The plot seemed to be slow to develop but it steadily moved up in pace as my understanding of the characters became clearer. By the third chapter, my attention was caught up and I could NOT put this book down. I wanted to know where this community was, why was Tony there..... What was God's purpose in giving an insecure athlete such a strange new life??  As the book progressed, so did the tension . The answers to my many questions were not clear until I had read the last page!!  Unexpected twists and turns captured and held me captive within Tony's rocky path of attempting to find happiness. The scriptures that were quoted really made me think. They were ones that I have heard often but this tale made me take them to heart. Thank you , Chautona, for making me more accepting of others and their challenges. 
This is definitely a thought provoking book that should not be missed!! It will live on in your soul long after reading.
This book was a gift. The opinions and thoughts expressed are honest and my own. 
About the Author:  
The author of dozens of books in a variety of genres, Chautona Havig lives and writes in California’s Mojave Desert where she uses story to nudge her readers to the feet of the Master Storyteller.







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Giveaway


To celebrate her tour, Chautona has put together a fun giveaway!
Grand Prize: I picture cool mornings in the mountains of Highlands. So, I’ve put together an early morning reading package for our grand prize winner. Even if it’s July, just crank up the AC, grab a lightweight throw (a scarf would even work!), brew up a cup of this delicious tea, and see what happened to Jessa (Prairie) and Tony (Highlands) when they woke up having received the desires of their hearts directly from the Lord in these contemporary fantasy novels. Happy reading!
Over a $50 value including:
Fearfully & Wonderfully Made Mug from Etsy
Tin of Tea
Paperbacks of the first 2 books in the Journey of Dreams Series!!
Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/cebc/highlands-celebration-tour-giveaway


5 comments:

  1. wow! the idea of a strongly Christian fantasy intrigues me! I can't wait to read this!

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  2. Thank you for such an amazing review! I loved it. I'm so glad you "got" Tony's world. It's one that keeps me thinking.

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  3. Thank you for your review on "Highlands" By Chautona Havig and for being part of the book tour.

    Love this author and can't wait for the opportunity to read this book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  4. Sounds like a reminder that we all need.

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