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Book, Chapter, and Vows: Release Week Party!

Book, Chapter, and Vows by Chautona Havig: Release Week Fun

About the book:

Falling in love with Benjamin wasn’t in the plan, but Mallory finds she’s all but lost her head and her heart after two and a half years of banter, memories, and now shared books.

But when her ex-fiance (does it count if it was just for a few hours?) shows up right in the middle of a writing project with Benjamin, the guy manages to ruin her happiness… again.

Benjamin has been keeping one tiny part of him back from Mallory–just the one thing that’ll repel her for good.
So when the ex-boyfriend-slash-fiance shows up, and things look serious again, he takes a giant step back and prays he can keep his heart intact in the process.

They’re clearly meant for each other. God obviously has a plan. So what’s it going to take for Mallory and Benjamin to work things out and get those vows made?

This Breakers Head novel is Chautona Havig’s final book in the Independence Islands Series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.

My story:

For Book, Chapter, and Vows, Chautona asked us what major part of our weddign could have been a disaster if God had not intervened.

There were so many small things that went wrong on our wedding day. Some of them feel like major things, but in all reality, they would not have ruined the wedding, only been inconvenient. But when you put them all together, disaster. Total chaos and people running around everywhere.

I have to say that God was with us all that day.

First off, I had a migraine from the moment I woke up. I’d been up most of the night decorating the reception hall and when that combined with a lack of caffeine and a mountain of stress, I was seeing literal spots and glowy rings. Bless my husband for being willing to drive all over to find a store that sold Sun-Drop and ibuprofen. I should mention that the church was out in the boonies, and he’d only been there once the night before for our rehearsal.

Then our caterer showed up with a cake and nothing else…even when we’d paid for a full meal at the reception. My bridesmaids and the groomsmen stepped it up here and hit the road in search of a store where they could get quick foods for the guests. I should mention that we were all eighteen-years-old at the time. And this was all the way back in 2002. No GPS. No internet to Google the nearest Wal-Mart. All our parents were still at home, almost an hour away. But our friends came together and pulled it off, by the grace of God.

Finally, my bouquet was missing from the flower arrangements and no one noticed until they were halfway to the church. Talk about scrambling to drive almost two hours back to the florist and get to the church on time. My mom did that, and it was like God held the clock in His hands as she arrived at the church with minutes to spare.

But we had a wonderful day and everyone arrived from their different tasks on time and unharmed. By the time the wedding actually started, we were ready to elope. If one more thing went wrong, we might have done exactly that. We celebrated 20 years of marriage this year, and I wouldn’t change a thing.


Enter HERE for your chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card and copy of the book.

Read the other authors’ posts and enter their giveaways here:

Chautona Havig: July 26

Melissa Wardwell: July 27

Kari Trumbo: July 28

Rachel Skatvold: July 29

Tabitha Bouldin: July 30

Carolyn Miller: July 31

Sandra Barela: August 1

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