Book, Chapter, & Vows Review: On Tour with Celebrate Lit

Book, Chapter, & Vows Review

About the Book

Book: Book, Chapter, & Vows

Author: Chautona Havig

Narrator: Christa DelSorbo

Genre: Christian Women’s Fiction

Release date: September, 2022

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.

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

My Book, Chapter, & Vows Review: I’m not a fan of audiobooks, but when I saw reviewing this one was possible I jumped at the chance. Why? First, that title. What avid reader can resist a book with a bookish title? Second, it’s another installment of the Independence Island series which I generally enjoy very much. Third, but not the least important factor, this one is by Chautona Havig. You can always count on her for an entertaining story. And since my review is about that story, it doesn’t really matter if I usually read my books rather than listen to someone narrate them.

I loved this story. The Bud-isms scattered throughout are equal parts wisdom and humor. The characters are all enjoyable and relatable, like people you’d want to be friends with in real life. Plus, Mallory has a job any bookworm would love to have, a mobile bookstore. It has me dreaming of purchasing my own trailer and converting it. I even love the tongue-in-cheek way the author uses the character’s understanding of familiar tropes, like characters having misunderstandings that could be solved with a conversation, to prompt that character to action. The author has a way with phrasing what she says in beautiful ways, and it makes the story a joy to read.

Whether you’re a fan of books with bookish titles, the Independence Island series, Chautona Havig, or none of the above (yet, because you will be soon), this book is for you. I give it five stars.

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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 and say howdy—if you can remember how to spell her name.






About the Narrator

Speaking Life into Story

Queen of the one-eyebrow quirk, Christa DelSorbo auditioned for the role of Tarzan’s mom and has the photos to prove she ended up as the only cast member in a literal cast. These days, they keep her stuck in a box with a ball on a stick and only feed her when she reads another chapter of another fabulous book. She loves every minute. Or so they tell her. *eyebrow slowly raises *


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To celebrate her tour, Christa is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a code for the audiobook!!

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  1. Rita Wray says:

    Sounds like a great read.

  2. Marilyn says:

    The book sounds good.

  3. Debbie P says:

    This sounds like a very good read.