Sunday, June 6, 2021

"Prairie" by Chautona Havig Book Tour and GiveAway

About the Book

Book:  Prairie

Author: Chautona Havig

Genre: Contemporary Christian Fantasy

Release date: February 13, 2013


What if you could literally wish your life away?

My name is Jessa Davidson, and I awoke one day in the place of every dream I’ve ever had—the prairie.  I don’t know how I got here or where here even is, but I know one thing for certain. I can’t go home again. Ever.

If I’ve learned one thing being in this beautiful place, it’s that no matter how perfect it and its people seem, sin lives in the hearts of men and women in Prairie, too. The differences between Prairie and Pittsburgh? There are too many to count.

I grew up hearing the words of the Apostle Paul. “I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.”

Here in Prairie, they’re not a lesson. They’re a warning.

I’ve been given a gift—the greatest desire of my heart. A life in the place of my dreams, a chance at love and family, a sense of real belonging.

Can I hold onto it? Time will tell—time I may not have if I can’t learn to be content.

Prairie is the first book in the Journey of Dreams, a series of related but stand-alone contemporary Christian fantasy novels exploring truths in a whole new way.


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I am going to start this review with the posts that I posted on my Facebook page.

I am reading a book that I am not sure if I am enjoying it or not but I just read this and thought how true. This is about going or not going to church!
" I just don't understand how you can believe and not go. It would be like being hungry, food is within your grasp, but you don't eat." ..............." How do you expect to eat at the Lord's Table, feed on His Bread, and nourish yourself with the fellowship of one-another if you never partake? "

The book has turned into one that I am going to recommend, "Prairie" by Chautona Havig. I just read " It hurts to talk about about those you've lost, but that hurt is proof that you are alive, that you were blessed with those people to begin with. Why should we accept, with pleasure, the blessings of the Lord and then turn up our noses when He calls some of those blessings home to Himself?"

I didn't share this quote but want to share in this review because I think if we let it, it speaks to us all. " Do you think maybe it's wrong to invest so much emotional energy in regrets? The past can't be changed. It's done. The present and any future you have is a gift-a blessing.Why mar those with something that cannot be undone?" 

This novel is filled with life changing thoughts that could impact us in a positive way if we let it. This is a story of being content with your life and not wishing it away. 

I was reading other reviews and one reviewer stated that she thought the book was too preachy, I didn't find the book that way at all, but if a reader finds it like that , the book is listed as Christian and I like that Christian principals are shared as part of the story.

I have to say that one theme in the book was a little hard for me to agreed completely with and that was if a couple have premarital sex, the man is guilty because women are to be protected. I believe both men and women are guilty of this sin. In Prairie, this is more of a belief especially if a baby is a result.  I agreed that a baby is a gift from God. But both are guilty.

As I already stated I would recommend this book to readers. 

I received a contemporary copy from the author and Celebrate Lit and these are my own opinions. 

About the Author

Author of the bestselling Aggie and Past Forward series, Chautona 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 at and say howdy—if you can remember how to spell her name.


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I’ve told the story before, but I’ll tell it again. Prairie began as a dream. For several days in a row, I fell asleep and found myself lost in the sway of prairie grasses undulating to the strains of “Theme from a Summer Place.”

It’s a bad habit of mine, but despite being in the middle of a writing project, I wrote down my thoughts—my impressions. Two strange things happened.

First, the story came out in first person. Folks, I don’t write in first-person perspective. Not my novels, anyway. I don’t enjoy reading it, and I really don’t enjoy writing it.

Jessa, however, demanded I let her tell her story… her way. So I did. And it’s one of the fastest novels I’ve ever written.

There’s irony in that.

You see, I didn’t know where that story would go. My dream only replayed the scene of Jessa waking up on the prairie and not knowing how she got there—only knowing she could never go home. Beyond that, I hadn’t a clue.

And though I wanted to rush through so I could see where the story would take me, and though I wrote at breakneck speeds, the story unfolded at its own pace.

The people of Prairie live a different life from anything you’ve ever seen—and yet it is mostly very familiar. One thing, however, sets it apart.


Only in Prairie does time not work as it does here, and that changes everything. The story begins slowly and for a reason. Line by line, observation by observation, step by step through the grasses and down rutted lanes, the story draws you out of the breakneck speed of modern life and into a world that, if you aren’t careful, will whiz by faster than is even possible.

Here in our world, that is.

There… you’d better watch out.

Has anyone ever warned you not to wish your life away? It’s just a gentle reminder that if you’re always eager for today to end in hopes of a more exciting tomorrow, you may find you never lived.

In Prairie? It might actually happen.

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To celebrate her tour, Chautona is giving away the grand prize package of a paperback copy of the book & a $25 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


megana said...

I've enjoyed this author before so I will have to read this too! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie P said...

This sounds like a n intriguing read.

Roxanne C. said...

This book sounds so different and extremely interesting, and I like the faith aspect running through the story.