What a blessing this book is!
Have you ever read a book that causes you to pause while reading to better understand what you just read? Well, this book did that for me. Chautona Havig is known for her creative writing style, quirky fun characters, and her humor in writing. So that’s what I thought I was getting when I picked up Blessing Bentley… boy was I in for a surprise. This book takes all those elements to a whole new level.
Blessing Bentley caused me to lose sleep, in a good way. I kept thinking about Bentley’s research through the Bible to find the true definition of what marriage is supposed to be. She demonstrated a wonderful dedication to seeking God’s will in her life, and it encouraged me. Bentley’s outlook is one of wanting to honor God in every area of her life, so we as readers get to go with her on quite an adventure of finding the right way to view marriage. With some truly funny moments in between.
“She (Bentley) thinks we’re supposed to find someone to serve the Lord with to glorify Him in our lives and actions, and from that service, we may find the kind of joy and happiness that most people look for in marriage”
Bentley, Tait, and Gary were characters with some great layers that kept me guessing for a good time, although I had my suspicions. I loved their character descriptions, their interactions, and the way they focused on God’s word for the answers to their problems. Chautona Havig made them seem like believable people, with real thoughts and actions.
This is a fiction story. Yet, there is so much to learn in this book. It helped me remember the reasons why I married my husband in the first place. Add in the romance, the Man-azon, and commence the swooning. Le siiigh. This book is a great reminder for married and single ladies about what marriage is, why you get married in the first place, and some of the fun ups and down’s of aligning your life with someone else’s. Chautona Havig brought the truth about marriage to life uniquely and creatively. I am excited to see what else I can learn from the next book in the series. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars for the teachable moments, the great characters, and for the laughter/ romantic moments in everyday life. I highly recommend this book to any unmarried and or married ladies to remind you why God created marriage in the first place.
“He waited for her to look at him before leaning close and whispering, “hush”.
“With their face’s mere centimeters apart, she eyed his lips. “Make me”.