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Past Forward- A Serial Novel: Episode 1 Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 3030 KB
  • Print Length: 61 pages
  • Publisher: Wynnewood Press (July 3, 2012)
  • Publication Date: July 3, 2012
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008HHSW0S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #631,021 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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.

She can be found at chautona.com

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Willow is the sweetest, most innocent and most honest gal you'll ever meet. She's so unassuming and straightforward that most folks don't quite know what to think of her. However, most of the people who take the time to get to know her fall in love with her.
Willow's story begins very sadly, but she handles it in sort of a matter-of-fact way. She goes about her farm, continuing the chores she'd done her whole life. Through this first part of the series, she finds that she is not an island, that her mother wasn't perfect, and that there is life outside of her lovely little farm.
Though very different from MY world, I found the story absolutely believable, and I found Willow to be a wonderful young woman whom I'd love to meet.
Another great work of Christian Fiction from my favorite contemporary author. I'm so excited to read the next one!
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If most people ended up in Willow's situation they would end up frozen or whining about how unfair it is. Willow instead keeps on keeping on. Now, she has the help of some new found friends that Willow isn't sure how to handle yet. Willow's unexpected candor throws many people for a loop. However, if more of the world would be more like Willow there would be a lot less misunderstandings. Willow is such a breath of fresh air in a world where "little white lies" are supposed to be a given. In this newest book by Chautona she introduces us to Willow and how she copes with all the new and unexpected situations that are thrown her way. Her new friends walk her through new situations and introduce her to a world that her mother ran from. There are twists and turns that you just don't see coming and keep you on the edge of your seat to find out what happens next.
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Willow is an interesting character with an unusual lifestyle. She isn't afraid to tell you what she really thinks. Chad is a police officer in a small town, with dreams of moving to a bigger city. Living completely different lives, Willow and Chad are thrown together after a tragedy. Neither one seems quite sure what to think of the other. There is laughter and there are tears but most of all there is the beginning of an unexpected friendship. Chautona has done it again! I can't wait to read more from this series.
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It was bound to happen here at Kindle (or ebook for that matter) - a serial novel, the same way we have soap operas on TV be it nighttime or daytime and on graphic novels. Of course serial novels are nothing new. A long time ago, before radio and television, serials were published in newspapers and magazines, even books.

So, why are people upset about "Past Forward" being a serial novel, although it says so in the title? Perhaps its because as readers we are used to have the story reach into a conclusion in one book. Serial novels, though they exist today in mega epic books like The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time (Tor Paperback))- Wheel of Time Series or Wizard's First Rule (The Sword of Truth) - Sword of Truth series, very few among us, (including myself) has encountered a serial novel the way "Past Forward" is presented.

Yet, so far, "Past Forward" has been a delightful read for me. Willow Finley, the main character is introduced, together with a budding romance and friendship, something she has not experienced before. Raised in isolation by her mother, Willow does not use many of our modern conveniences though she is aware of it. No television, no cell phones, no cars, etc.

As described in the book, Willow's mother admired the Amish way of life and tried to emulate it. But, the Amish has a community around them. Willow and her mother did not. They were alone, for all intent and purposes.

So, when tragedy struck, Willow had to face it head on without a support group around her. And this is the crux of the first episode of Past Forward.
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Wow! (That's also kind of a theme in the book...) I am LOVING this serial novel!
I "saved up" most of the episodes before I started reading and I'm so glad I did.
I know that if I had to stop and start, waiting for each new episode, I would be extremely frustrated because it is THAT good!
As it is, I read the entire Volume 1 in almost one sitting. And I'm moving fast through Volume 2 late into every evening even though I seriously need some shut-eye! What a great story/concept! So refreshing, inspiring, and be warned, addictive! I want a life just like Willow's (ok, but maybe just with the exception of a dishwasher and air conditioning...)!
Even after only Volume 1, I already know deep down that it is going to be very difficult to accept getting to the end of this series. Maybe I should slow down in my reading...but no, that's impossible!
It's too good - like delicious home-made ice cream you just can't get enough of!
And by the way, it is SO worth signing up for Chautona Havig's newsletter. She's constantly got great competitions and giveaways and always notifies you when there is a free book available for download for just 24 hours. Such a generous author, I wish I could meet her but alas, I live on a different continent!
However, I will forever be a faithful follower and collect all her books for as long as she writes!
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