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Bookers on the Rocks by Chautona Havig



About the Book


Book: Bookers on the Rocks


Author: Chautona Havig


Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance





If it ain’t broke, why’s she so intent on fixing it?


Tessa Booker hates romance.


For twenty-five years, Tessa Booker has insisted that romance is something Hollywood cooked up to sell books and movies. Yes, she knows the word existed before movies. She doesn’t care. That’s her story, and she’s sticking to it.


So when Ross gets a gentle nudge from Mallory Barrows to look into what Tessa’s doing every day while he’s at work, he discovers a romance in the works–one that sounds a little too “ripped from the pages” of his life!


Who is this woman, and what has she done with his wife?


Armed with advice from 101 Ways to Romance Your Wife and a copy of the manuscript he printed while she was napping, he’s determined to figure out what’s up with his wife… and if maybe a little romance wouldn’t be a good thing after all.


In a twist of the “on the rocks trope,” this book introduces the next island in the Independence Islands Series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.


The Independence Islands Series: beach reads aren’t just for summer anymore.

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About the Author


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 name.



More from Chautona


Who Needs Romance? My Marriage Is Great as It Is!


Writing a book about a couple who are in love, devoted to each other, and don’t have marriage problems is… challenging. Let’s face it. Most books about married couples, especially ones “on the rocks,” are going to have fights, an affair (at least of the emotional variety), or some big thing threatening to send them straight to divorce court.


Mine doesn’t.


In fact, Bookers on the Rocks shows what happens when couples become too comfortable in their routines—so comfortable, in fact, that they become blind to each other’s needs. If you asked Tessa Booker if anything is wrong in her marriage, she’d say no. If you asked her if she wanted anything different, she’d say no. The age old, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality.


Still, if you look at stories in Scripture, you see deep love and even romance in some places. Elkanah, who loved his wife enough to say, “Am I not more to you than ten sons?” Jacob who worked fourteen years to marry the woman he loved. Solomon and his love for the Shulamite woman. While the first two do not make me squirm, Solomon does. That book… oh, that book.


What I think Song of Solomon does is remind us of the Lord’s wooing of His people and how invested the Shulamite woman was in being delighted in her beloved—in all of him. If that isn’t a picture of how we should devote ourselves to our Lord, I don’t know what is.


In Bookers on the Rocks, I explore the possibility that those of us who aren’t naturally romantic might just be missing a vital ingredient in our marriages. A body can look and feel perfectly healthy for years—even decades. But if some essential nutrient is missing in a person’s diet, eventually that body will show it in some way. A lack of calcium can create brittle bones. No one sees the problem until a slight stumble turns into a nasty break.


Did it change how I view my marriage? No… not yet. Then again, yes it did, too. I’m more… aware of what is going on in my marriage these days. I doubt candlelight and roses will ever become a thing in our relationship, but translating what romance might mean and look like to my husband has become something I do think about from time to time. That probably means more Wienerschnitzel and less broccoli, but hey. He did a lot of dishes, dinner, and diapers (my perfect three Ds of romance) when our kids were small. I can endure a hot dog or three thousand, right?





Blog Stops


Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, February 10


Livin’ Lit, February 10


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Sara Jane Jacobs, February 11


She Lives to Read, February 12


Texas Book-aholic, February 12


Book of Ruth Ann, February 12


Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, February 13


Rebekah Reads, February 13


Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, February 14


Batya’s Bits , February 14


Inklings and notions, February 15


Simple Harvest Reads, February 15 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)


Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, February 16


Library Lady’s Kid Lit, February 16


Robin’s Nest, February 16


Lots of Helpers, February 17


Mypreciousbitsandmusings, February 17


Splashes of Joy, February 18


Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, February 18


Artistic Nobody, February 19 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)


Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, February 19


For Him and My Family, February 20


Book Bites, Bee Stings, & Butterfly Kisses, February 20


CarpeDiem, February 20


deb’s Book Review, February 21


Connect in Fiction, February 21


Locks, Hooks and Books, February 22


Blogging With Carol, February 22


Blossoms and Blessings, February 23


Godly Book Reviews, February 23


Pause for Tales, February 23




Giveaway




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


Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway!


Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/10740/bookers-on-the-rocks-celebration-tour-giveaway

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