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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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About the Book

Title: Highlands
Author: Chautona Havig
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
Release Date: October, 2015
highlandsIntrospection–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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About the Author

ChautonaThe 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

If I was Tony, I would be freaking out right now. He can't figure out where he is and it reminds me of feeling like you are in limbo between two worlds. Tony is one of these guys who is a gifted athlete. All he has known is to push himself and be the best at everything. I liked the idea that he was found almost naked because it reminded me of Adam. Adam was confused and didn't know where he was. God clothed him and gave him directions. Tony seems to be confused and is starting to become a flight risk. I can't blame him. If I woke up in a strange place, I would want to leave as fast as possible. Maybe it's the unknown that makes us want to run, because the unknown scares us. We don't have any control and that makes us feel vulnerable. 
I loved it when Bryn said, " Pride makes us do silly things." It makes us make bad decisions and hurt people . I really liked Bryn and found her to be very intuitive. As I was reading the book something caught my eye and made me stop everything. Tony says , " Even with a houseful of people, you'd be surprised how very alone you can feel." I can so relate to that statement. How many of us have people fooled? Everyone thinks you are on top of the world, but deep inside you are crying out for help?
The book is very deep and I learned so much from this book. Tony having problems seeing colors is a great example of how we see things differently than others. Some people may be handicapped and to us they are flawed. God doesn't make mistakes and what we see as flawed is God showing how a handicap can be a blessing.  We can overcome things if we stop feeling sorry for ourselves and ask God what can we do to serve Him? Tony has much to learn in this place he finds different but God has him here for a reason.  Will Tony accept that he is more than just a good swimmer? Can he see the beauty in things that others find ugly or different?  The story is very good and made me take a look at myself. LikeTony, I have tried to please others. I didn't feel good about myself and was always wanting to do better, look better, be better. What I forgot, was God made me just the way He wanted me to be. I have gifts and I am loved by Him. Don't miss your chance to read this great story.
" We value what we must work for-what we must wait for. That which comes too easily can disappear without regret."
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

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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!

1 comment:

  1. What a delightful review! Thank you so much for reading it, and I'm pleased you "got" Tony. He's a tough one sometimes. :)