It’s been about five years since the last book, and the family is growing. The Murphy’s Law way of life Aggie and family live by seems ramped up to unbelievable proportions in the opening of the story. It was so easy to jump right back into the lives of all the characters and it was wonderful to see how they’ve grown and matured. It was also lovely to see Luke and Aggie with their own child in the mix.
I loved how Chautona wove in the real-life issues of complicated family matters. No matter your faith, real life rears its ugly head and you deal with it. Step-children, kooky grandmothers, lifelong friends, boy/girl issues at any and every age. Chautona shows how these things all can make or almost break your faith, and certainly how faith grows even in the midst of adversity.
It was a pleasure to reconnect with characters that are beloved. A wonderful read, I highly recommend it!
An added bonus! The Celebrate Lit folks are hosting a blog tour to celebrate the release of Ante Up! and there are prizes and fun abounding! So, head over to Chautona Havig: Just the Right Escape and get the details!
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