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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Sweet on You Review!!!!

Sweet on You by Chautona Havig

Book Description:
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It is my hypothesis that social conventions are created to test our fortitude. 
Rockland circa 1900-
As the mayor’s daughter, Madeline Brown enjoys a rich social life that many might envy. But a sharp mind but a growing talent for observation leaves Madeline torn between avoiding social censure and exploring the world around her.
With an aunt who considers higher education and employment equally unsuitable for the mayor’s daughter, there is little to amuse her save endless committee meetings, evening socials, and her favorite pastime: curling up with an exciting detective novel. The temperance and suffrage movements hold little interest for a young woman who has just endured the rigors of her father’s mayoral campaign.
So when a young man shows interest in her friend, Madeline’s interest piques–until his actions hint that he might not be the upstanding gentleman everyone presumes him to be. Unable to ignore her concerns, Madeline finds herself in the middle of an investigation into his character and discovers a side of Rockland she’s never encountered.
Will her new hobby reduce the tedium of her life, or will her “meddling” create tension for herself and her father?  Will she be forced to squelch this budding skill of hers or has Madeline finally found her calling in life?
Meddlin’ Madeline: Sweet on You.
Welcome to Rockland’s infancy.
Sweet on You is the first book in the Meddlin’ Madeline Mysteries. Watch for the second book in the series, Such a Tease, in winter, 2017
About the Author:
chautonaI am fortunate enough to live in the great state of California (in the Mojave Desert) with my husband Kevin and five of my nine children. My eldest is married with five children, so I have the fun of a son-in-law and grandbabies to enjoy. I’ve graduated six out of my nine children from our home school, and they’re all doing quite well in their lives. My younger children keep me from getting too selfish, and someday I’ll be fully retired as their teacher. I have to say, I’m lookin’ forward to it. Teaching about gerunds was fun the first time… not so much anymore. I salute all of those in the education field. You are my heroes.
When I’m not writing (which I admit isn’t often) I enjoy blogging (a totally different kind of writing, trust me), paper crafts, sewing, smocking, photo editing, and old music. No, really, I like OLD stuff… the Beatles are too newfangled for me. Yeah,I know they’re before my time… but I like stuff before my PARENTS time.
My Opinion:
I'm torn.  When I first started out. things were a little confusing, but I felt it held the style of the Miss Fisher's series.  The wit of the characters, especially Madeline, are fantastic!  Though more innocent than Miss Fisher and more restricted do to Madeline's obligations as the mayors daughter.  There are times when I really wish the characters would talk to each other more and when they do, talk plainly.  Though this has to do with the times the book is set in because the characters remark on the restrictions (and their frustration with them) themselves! LOL!  I also felt, at times, like there was a story/book before Sweet On You and that I missed somethings and was a little confused.  Overall the story is longer and more drawn out than I would have liked, but I really liked the back bone certain characters showed toward the end and the relationship between the characters!

This book was Inspired by the song "Paddlin' Madeline Home".
Songs etc. May be changed and/or added in the future. ~ASC

Jeremiah 29:11



To celebrate her tour, Chautona are giving away a $25 Amazon gift card! Click the link below to enter. Be sure to comment on this blog post to claim nine extra entries in the giveaway!

*I requested and received this book as a member of Celebrate Lit for the purpose of reviewing it.  This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about Sweet on You. ~ASC

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  1. Do your song choices have to be Christian? Because the title of the series was inspired by a 1920's song (which I made a joke about for those who knew the song in the book) "Paddlin' Madeline Home." :)

    Thank you for the review. I appreciate you taking the time to read it! :D

  2. I do prefer Christian songs, unless they are mentioned in the book or Inspired by them, and since this one is! ;) Thank you Chautona!!! I originally tried to find it on amazon and couldn't, but I did this time! :)

    Merry CHRISTmas!!!!!!!


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