Glitz, glam, and drama are what come to mind when I see the 20’s style cover of Chautona Havig’s new book, The Last Gasp. Upon opening the book, I was immediately thrust into a swift paced who-dun-it type story that was thrilling and one that played out beautifully. I was impressed with how Chautona Havig, gave a good sense of who the characters were, their strengths and weaknesses, within just a few short chapters. Very well done. I also appreciated that the characters had strong moral and faith-based characteristics and that they were at the forefront of the character’s personalities without being preachy; just like it was stamped into their identities.

The overall story was very engaging, it flowed smoothly, and I enjoyed the subtle ways Chautona Havig gave a nod to the fairytale of Cinderella. It was also fun reading the trail of little hints dropped here and there that kept me guessing who HAD done it? A fun storyline to be sure. Plus, I loved how Chautona Havig used every day (you will see the irony of this when you read it) situations to bring about themes of forgiveness, faith, and trust. A great start to a new series!

*I volunteered to read this book in return for my honest feedback. The thoughts and opinions expressed within are my own.


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