Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Sweet on You Give Away

** The give away is over. **
I hate transition seasons and currently I am in one.  But one thing that makes those seasons better is books by Chautona Havig.  There is something about her writing that helps me take a deep breath and step out of the craziness for awhile.  I am excited to be a part of her launch team for her new book and have the opportunity to have a first peek at her book.   With her new book, Meddlin' Madeline: Sweet on You, Chautona Havig takes a step back in time to an era when cameras were called brownies and cars were owned by only a few.  





Enter Madeline, the mayor's daughter who tries to follow the social conventions of the day but sees nothing wrong with a women wearing a bowler hat.  When Madeline observes a friend's beau acting suspiciously, she decides to check it out.  With the help of a few friends both old and new, she tests out her detective skills.  There is Russell, her best friend's brother, who is suppose to be keeping an eye on her.  Then there is Jimmy and Essie who though they are little should not be underestimated.  Is her sleuthing meddlin' or caring about her friend enough to find out the truth?  Will she find out the truth or just get herself into trouble with her Aunt Louisa and others?  

This is one of my favorite books by Ms. Havig.  The characters are delightful.  The setting is in a time period that is new to me, and I am enjoying the rich vocabulary but also the slang that goes with that time period.  But mostly I like that it is a mystery without a murder.  It is also a story of figuring of a girl figuring out who she is and what purpose she wants in life. Sweet on You was a great read to take a break from the craziness of getting ready to move back overseas. I am looking forward to the next book in the series already. 

I was able to ask Chautona Havig about who her favorite character from Sweet on You was.  She said....


"Okay... favorite character. I'm going to say other than Madeline. 
I expected Jimmy to be my favorite supporting character--a sidekick, if you will. But little Essie Chandler stole my heart--as well as my editor's heart. That's why she's the heroine of the FREE bonus short story: Essie's Endeavor. (I was going to do "Adventure" but it sounded a bit childish, AND... well, with the whole Meddlin' Madeline, I figured some alliteration would be cool.)"
So if you buy Sweet on You before May 1st, you can get a bonus story about Essie.  Check out the details here

I'm also excited to say that I am giving away a free electronic copy of the book to one of my lucky readers.  To enter, just leave a comment below.  This give away will be open until this Saturday, April 30th at Midnight.  

(Note: All links to the book above are affiliate links.  Also I was given this book free in return for my honest review.)

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