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For Keeps (Aggie's Inheritance Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Chautona Havig
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (177 customer reviews)

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  • Length: 508 pages
  • Series: Aggie's Inheritance (Book 2)
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Book Description

Her first six months of "motherhood" included an ant infestation, a major move, house renovation, and lessons in how to be a mom to eight lively children. Now that the house is nearly complete, her children are headed back to school, and she has a few tantrums under her hymn-singing belt, Aggie is certain life will settle down. Poor Aggie... William makes his intentions known, Luke and his mother are always there for her, and between a new kitten, a box full of puppies, and chicken pox, Aggie's home begins to resemble the local zoo! Her children keep testing the waters, the unrealistic budgets she makes refuse to balance, and she learns that life with children means that nothing stays done and perfect for long. Add Geraldine and her histrionics to the mix and it's no wonder she's ready to run away from home. When a surprise letter arrives, everything could turn upside down. Relief is in sight, but can she bring herself to jump to plan B? Has this just been a practice game, or is she playing for keeps? Will her household shrink drastically, or will it expand?

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About the Author

Chautona lives and writes in California's Mojave Desert with her husband Kevin, nine children, and three grandchildren. When not lost in another world with her imaginary friends, she home educates her children, enjoys a variety of hobbies, and glances longingly at her trusty laptop.

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  • File Size: 717 KB
  • Print Length: 508 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004MYFT10
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,681 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even surpasses the first! June 26, 2012
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I wondered how Chautona would keep up with the great story of the first book, but this one was even better. More humor, more fun, and a love story that just sneaks up on you. Again, Aggie is truly believable and relatable, and we really see she's not a superwoman. The kids' personalities really shine, and I just fell in love with Luke and his family.
This book is now one of my favorites, and it made me so excited to read the next in the series!
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82 of 95 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A review from a non-religious reader July 4, 2012
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First of all, I want to be upfront. I am not religious. Not at all. I don't currently attend a church, I don't have any strong feelings at all about any religion, and I don't particularly want to. I have been exposed to many, and I am tolerant and accepting, but I have no place for it in my life. And this book...well, it definitely has strong religious undertones. So there, now that's out of the way. Suffice it to say, if you like the Duggar family or if you relate to them/are interested in them, you will like this book. If not, you might like this book anyway.

Perhaps you are like me. I downloaded the first book of the series, "Ready or Not", for free during a Kindle special. I was so absorbed and loved it so much that I bought the second book. Perhaps you enjoyed the first one so much you are also curious about a sequel. If you loved the first book and are not especially religious, I think you should consider this book carefully. I found it still very good and definitely worth the read, just be aware of what you are getting yourself into.

During "Ready or Not," I had some trepidation about the book. The story was so engaging, the dialogue so wonderful, the characters very real...except for the religious aspects. I could not relate to the constant hymns and some of the thoughts of and actions in the church (which I considered strange and almost fanatical). If you felt the same, you should be warned - *****there is a lot more religion in this book!***** Particularly religious ideas which in my community are considered "fringe" at best, fanatical to most.

I'm not sure what "label" best fits the religion in this book. Quiverfull? Evangelical? Providentialism? Fundamentalist? Pentecostal?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really Liked This Second Installment June 3, 2013
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This a a very good second installment of Aggie's Inheritance. It is both funny and charming.

There is a large family within our extended family who has never let any of their daughters wear slacks or jeans. That always troubled me because my two young sons (at the time) could see everything they had from the waist down because they played like tomboys but were required to wear skirts and dresses only and hand me down undies that were much too big and left nothing to the imagination. I didn't like my children exposed to this but nothing I would have said would have done any good. The parents would then have denied to let the children participate in any play at all. I guess it just gave me a bad taste in my mouth that has never gone away. This is solely 'my opinion' on slacks/jeans and I have observed it with many families in our homeschool group on play days.

Other than my goofy pet peeve, the book was entertaining and I love Chautana.
Her writing is excellent.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't make it past the first chapter... July 10, 2012
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...not b/c it's bad, necessarily (although the characters immediately struck me as a bit too holy & not so human), but because 1) I couldn't figure out who was who or what in the world was going on, & 2) the last 3 pages of chapter 1 were written like a script, not a book. Ummmm...was that intentional? Did anyone else not notice that? Is something wrong with my Kindle Fire?

My guess is that, if I were to read the first book (apparently there is a first book), then I would know who these 84 (or however many) people are & what they all mean to each other. Is this character a kid? An adult? Family? Friend? Boyfriend? How old are these people? Why are they there? Where are they? Just a few of the questions that ripped through my brain in the 10 minutes it took me to figure out I am not going to read this book.

I'm a Christian. I like Christian fiction (generally). I probably would have considered struggling through at least a few more chapters to see if I could catch up with the story & figure everything out. (What can I say? I like puzzles.) Then I came across those couple of pages at the end of the first chapter written like a script. Sorry, but I didn't download a script. I thought I was getting a book. Seriously, did this happen to anyone else??? The book is not engaging enough by half to keep reading past such a major editorial flaw, for me anyway. I'm more than happy to overlook errors when the story engages me, but this one just doesn't.

So, I'm off to check out another book. Sorry I couldn't say anything positive here. (No, seriously...did anyone else have a screwed up last couple pages of chapter 1? This is gonna bug me.)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Christian fiction - can't wait for more! March 20, 2013
By WandaH
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I've read several books by this author, and I've enjoyed every one. Anxious to get to the ending but wishing the story wouldn't end -- so this series has been wonderful. I would have given it a 5 rating except for the lack of editing, which is very distracting to me.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love it
Published 1 month ago by Marie Pecock
5.0 out of 5 stars For keeps (Aggie's Inheritance)
I love this story I wish I could have read it when I was younger and dating. So many lessons in this book and I love the sweet love story. Can't wait to read the next book!!
Published 1 month ago by Jane Urig
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
This is the 4th book by Havig I have read. I loved them all. This book has such clear understanding of all I would think might happen. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Olaweb
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series
I think I have found a new favorite author! Her books are clean, funny, griping, and can't be put down. Read more
Published 1 month ago by RA
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Author great book!
Great Book!!!!
Published 2 months ago by christina Lindsey
5.0 out of 5 stars for girls 11-111
I have implemented some of Aggie's parenting skills into my own family.
Published 3 months ago by Anne Rodbard
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Kept me on the edge of my seat. Couldn't put it down.
Published 4 months ago by Joyce D. Matteson
2.0 out of 5 stars Mass confusion
The book is second in a series and it does not stand alone. At all. The first page appears to be the middle of the story with no background given to the situation or actions. Read more
Published 4 months ago by ChristianReader
5.0 out of 5 stars great book!
Loved it. Felt aggravated with The main character at times, but all in all, a wonderful book. You would not regret reading the series.
Published 5 months ago by Daria L. Ballenger
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Corny, but good
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More About the Author

When asked about writing, author Chautona Havig says, "Books. I love them- always have. From my earliest years, I spent most of my free time lost in a book, until one day I realized that I had stories in my heart and mind that I wanted to tell. Time passed, life, family, and work got in the way, and my dream of being a writer seemed to vanish into the desert winds.

Dreams are beautiful things, though; they never quite disappear. I began writing again, editing, writing, editing...more editing... and now I have over a hundred books in progress and a few dozen published. I write the stories of fictional people who have real problems, weaknesses, and triumphs. Through their stories, I try to share the Hope that is within me."

Chautona lives in a small, remote town in California's Mojave Desert with her husband and seven of her nine children. When not writing, she enjoys paper crafting, sewing, and the knowledge that someday she'll be able to retire from home education.

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