About the Book:
Book: Dial W for Wrangler
Author: Chautona Havig
Genre: Fiction / Christian / Romance / Contemporary / Comedy
Release date: May 24, 2022
♥ Can one radio show host wrangle two hearts and help them beat as one? ♥
When Wade Garrett took over the family ranch, he knew he’d need help. He can tell you anything you need to know about breeding, raising, and selling cattle. He can even wrangle a wild horse or ten every year. He just can’t wrangle numbers into proper columns and have them all add up.
Enter Ainsley Jones. New in Sweetwater, the office manager from Los Angeles is out of her element and loves every second of it—except the moments when her boss can’t speak a civil word to her.
When Wade hears about the local Dial-a-Deal host and her ad-hock romantic advice success, he starts selling off everything he can find—even sneaks a few things out of Granny’s basement—just to have an excuse to call in and get Vi’s help.
Will this impromptu decluttering jag get rid of some of his personal baggage along with twenty sleeping bags and an antique egg scale? Enough for him to admit that she’s the one thing he doesn’t want to declutter from his life or his heart?
As I have said before, if Chautona Havig writes a book, I will read it. And, I will enjoy it. That is just a given. So, I’ve been looking forward to reading Dial W for Wrangler for a long time. Now, I don’t enjoy straight-up romance. If you take the romance out of a book and have nothing left, forget it. That’s not my style of book. However, I’m a sucker for helping people out when they beg for reviewers, and I just finished reading several of the kind of romance books that I don’t enjoy very much, because reviewers were needed. These books were all right, and I even enjoyed some of them—but I was sure looking forward to Wrangler at the end of the string! And, it was worth the wait. I started reading it—and started laughing!
Dial W for Wrangler is a book you won’t want to miss. It’s a short, easy read. This is a great book when you want something more on the fluffy side, but as I’ve come to expect from this author, there are some gems of wisdom in it, too. I loved Granny’s advice in chapter five about how a young man should deal with lustful thoughts—in fact, I might just copy that part of the book out and share it with the young men I’m blessed to call my sons! This book is full of good, clean humor. One of the first places I laughed out loud was in the first chapter: Di—yes, we’re Vi and Di. Yes, it gets confusing. Yes, we use it to torment Stan. Wouldn’t you? It was also fun to read a reference to The Ghosts of New Cheltenham and its sequels. The ghost story Wade told is hilarious. If I need a story to make me laugh sometime, I hope I remember this one!
About the Author:
USA Today Bestselling author of Aggie and Past Forward series, 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 chautona.com and say howdy—if you can remember how to spell her name.
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Stay Tuned for This Radio Announcement
“Hello there. I’m Vi Willis with Dial-a-Deal on K-SWT out of Sweetwater County, Wyoming, and have I got an update for you.
“We’ve won an award! My boss is livid that it’s not for selling the most junk in the least amount of time, but hey. Can I help it if folks are tuning in from all over the country to listen in on the heart troubles of folks around here? So far, we’re credited with three engagements, six marriages, and a whopping thirty-five saved relationships! I don’t know who nominated us for that award, but thank you!
“Now look… there’s one small problem. This really is supposed to be a show for selling your old comic book collection or that garden wagon your husband just had to have until he discovered he really hates gardening. So, when you call in, can you please be sure you have an item to sell? Di, the operator who screens the calls? She’s under orders not to let any calls through without an actual item for sale.
“So declutter the junk from your closets, your garages, your barns and what have you as you try to declutter the troubles from your life, okay? Now… I’ve got Jeff Corbin on the line, let’s see what he’s got for us today….”
And that’s how it all started.
Well, sort of. You see, I spent six weeks at my mom’s house back in late 2019. And one of the things Mom did every day was listen to the Dial-a-Trade show. She never bought a thing, but she listened. And, since I was in the room, I learned a lot about that show.
Some people seemed to call a few times a week. I finally decided they were lonely and it was how they kept a connection with other people. Others were obviously selling things out of spite—ex boyfriends, girlfriends, or spouses beware!
Basically, it was a great way to get rid of stuff and a great way to figure out what was going on in the lives of folks in the area.
So, when Lisa Prysock reminded me that she’d invited me to be a part of this series, I knew immediately that my first book would most definitely include a radio host for a sale show who just can’t help but solve people’s relational problems.
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