Tuesday, March 6, 2018

"Not A Word" by Chautona Having

"I’m saying that I’m not going to trash someone else’s reputation in a futile attempt to restore mine. Everyone would believe her. Why shouldn’t they? It’s probably the only lie she’s ever told in her life. Just happens to be the lie that ruined mine."

Words have power. Add a solid reputation behind those words, and they have the power to destroy.

It began with a lie.

Mac’s life changed irrevocably with a false accusation. Blissfully unaware of the carnage she left behind when she moved from Brant’s Corners, Savannah Forrester is back and when Mac sees her at church–with a boy–he wants answers.

For eight years he’s lived under the cloud of her accusations–without defending himself. He kept her secret. He endured the shame and the life-altering consequences.

Savannah can set the record straight. Mac says no. The ultimate question remains: what is best for Rory.

And who is Rory really?
My Review:                                                        
"Not A Word" by Chautona Havig is a truly wonderful story about betrayal and forgiveness and family life and how Christians aren't perfect.

Savannah told a lie to save her reputation as the perfect Christian, not thinking of the consequence to Mac.
Yes, this book is a clean read but the subject matter is premarital sex.
This book has it all, betrayal and lies, and misjudging someone and mistrust and gossips and unforgiveness and forgiveness and love and confessions and friendships.
This story is fiction but it so true to life that the characters could be your neighbors or friends or even family.
My two favorite characters  are Mac because he shows what real love is and how it acts and then Rory, because his humor is unique for someone his age. 
If you have read the (Aggie's Inheritance) series, you are going to enjoy reading about Luke and Aggie again in "Not A Word". 
I recommend  "Not A Word" to mature teens and adults because it is a great reminder that even Christians are tempted and fail , but if we let God, He will make something good out of the messes we create. 
I was given a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my own.

Bio:                                              Author of the Amazon bestselling Aggie Series and Past Forward, Chautona Havig lives and writes in California's Mojave Desert where she uses story to draw readers to the Master Storyteller. 

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