About the Book
Book: Dial W for Wrangler
Author: Chautona Havig
Genre: Fiction / Christian / Romance / Contemporary / Comedy
Release date: May 24, 2022
Can one radio show host wrangle two hearts and help them beat as one? ♥
When Wade Garrett took over the family ranch, he knew he’d need help. He can tell you anything you need to know about breeding, raising, and selling cattle. He can even wrangle a wild horse or ten every year. He just can’t wrangle numbers into proper columns and have them all add up.
Enter Ainsley Jones. New in Sweetwater, the office manager from Los Angeles is out of her element and loves every second of it—except the moments when her boss can’t speak a civil word to her.
When Wade hears about the local Dial-a-Deal host and her ad-hock romantic advice success, he starts selling off everything he can find—even sneaks a few things out of Granny’s basement—just to have an excuse to call in and get Vi’s help.
Will this impromptu decluttering jag get rid of some of his personal baggage along with twenty sleeping bags and an antique egg scale? Enough for him to admit that she’s the one thing he doesn’t want to declutter from his life or his heart?
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About the Author
USA Today Bestselling author of Aggie and Past Forwardseries, 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 chautona.com and say howdy—if you can remember how to spell her her name.
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“Hello there. I’m Vi Willis with Dial-a-Deal on K-SWT out of Sweetwater County, Wyoming, and have I got an update for you.
“We’ve won an award! My boss is livid that it’s not for selling the most junk in the least amount of time, but hey. Can I help it if folks are tuning in from all over the country to listen in on the heart troubles of folks around here? So far, we’re credited with three engagements, six marriages, and a whopping thirty-five saved relationships! I don’t know who nominated us for that award, but thank you!
“Now look… there’s one small problem. This really is supposed to be a show for selling your old comic book collection or that garden wagon your husband just had to have until he discovered he really hates gardening. So, when you call in, can you please be sure you have an item to sell? Di, the operator who screens the calls? She’s under orders not to let any calls through without an actual item for sale.
“So declutter the junk from your closets, your garages, your barns and what have you as you try to declutter the troubles from your life, okay? Now… I’ve got Jeff Corbin on the line, let’s see what he’s got for us today….”
And that’s how it all started.
Well, sort of. You see, I spent six weeks at my mom’s house back in late 2019. And one of the things Mom did every day was listen to the Dial-a-Trade show. She never bought a thing, but she listened. And, since I was in the room, I learned a lot about that show.
Some people seemed to call a few times a week. I finally decided they were lonely and it was how they kept a connection with other people. Others were obviously selling things out of spite—ex boyfriends, girlfriends, or spouses beware!
Basically, it was a great way to get rid of stuff and a great way to figure out what was going on in the lives of folks in the area.
So, when Lisa Prysock reminded me that she’d invited me to be a part of this series, I knew immediately that my first book would most definitely include a radio host for a sale show who just can’t help but solve people’s relational problems.
The author has a very unique gift that I love. She is able to draw readers in quickly with her ability to set the stage early for a story that grabs your attention. With her words you feel part of the story and start to think of the characters as friends. I was intrigued by the title and couldn’t wait to see what adventure awaited me.
To my surprise and delight I see that one character has a job as an on air radio host. I secretly wanted to be one when I was in high school. So I figured that me and Vi would be great friends. I was ready to follow her and see what trouble oh I mean help she would give. I have never heard of a show on air that helped you sell your items but Vi is doing a little bit more while on the air. If you are a great listener and have a knack for giving good advice why not share it during your show? Okay maybe they already had someone who had a show doing that is so called let me help you with your problems but Vi is so much better at it.
I adored meeting Ainsley and Wade. They made me laugh as their little banter went back and forth. Poor Wade has it bad for Ainsley but has no idea how to talk to her much less ask her out on a date. So what can Wade do? He needs advice and who does he call? Well of course Vi is the one he needs to call. I hope he has a lot of items to sell so Vi can give him advice while doing her job of helping people sell their things. I did find the story funny and very entertaining.
Wade gets advice from his granny as well and that woman is a hoot. She has to practically push Wade to be a hero and rescue Ainsley and her friend when they get lost on a camping trip. Granny’s no none sense attitude is just what Wade needs to build up confidence to share how he feels about Ainsley. Will Wade ever get the courage to tell Ainsley how he feels?
With another call into Vi’s radio station she gives him the truth he needs to here. His pride is getting in his way. I am dealing with pride right now myself. The feeling of being rejected or judged makes us insecure and sometimes make bad decisions. Wade and Ainsley are fun to follow as they figure out how to share their feelings for each other. Vi steals the limelight with her humor and gift for gab. With a way with words she guides our two main characters to the road of romance. This is a perfect story to find laughs, a bit of romance and a lesson in following your heart.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion?
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This sounds like a book that I would really enjoy. Great reviewReplyDelete
Aw, I'm glad you enjoyed it. PRaying for you and yours!ReplyDelete
This review confirms my preconceived notions about Wade's Granny. This will be a delightful read.ReplyDelete
Dial W for Wrangler sounds like a charming must read for me, thanks for sharing it with me!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Texas Book-aholic, for sharing your review!
Have an amazing TGIF!