Friday, June 1, 2018

"Highlands" by Chautona Havig Book Tour and GiveAway

About the Book

Title: Highlands
Author: 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 Review"
I really liked  "Highlands" by Chautona Havig. It is a wonderful story about accepting ourselves and others as God made us, but is also about accepting the help that is available to make us better people also.  This story is also about grief and a suicide.   
This book shows that people are able to hide what is really bothering them.  This story also brings out truths that we as Christians need to be reminder as and to really let sink down into our inner beings such as "Jesus made us and when He creates something it is nothing but wonderfully, gloriouslycreated workmanship" and "We might not be worth much to anyone else, but we're everything to Jesus." There is even a lesson on what prayer is.
In the Highlands no money is not needed or used, but needs are met through the characters  giving of themselves and their talents. What a great place the "real" world would be if it could be like this where us readers live! 
I enjoyed reading about the growth and acceptance of Tony as he learns to live in this new world that he arrives in.
As in most stories there is also a love relationship that doesn't happen peaceful but it gives us readers us laugh out loud scenes.
The ending makes me think there might be more books coming in this series, I hope so.
I was given a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are 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.

Guest Video From Chautona Havig

Blog Stops

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Bigreadersite , June 4
Simple Harvest Reads, June 5 (Spotlight)
Artistic Nobody, June 6 (Spotlight)
Quiet Quilter, June 7


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!


kim hansen said...

Nice review, sounds good.

Chautona said...

Thank you, Debbie. You always write the kindest reviews. I look forward to reading them.