Wondering if an old fashioned relationship would still work in the modern world? Do you want to see one lived out in all its old fashioned values?
Well, Grace and Nolan have a few things to tell you. No. Not tell you. Show you. Because a good story shows the actions, relationships and feelings, instead of just telling you what happened.
And Oh, Gracious is definitely a good story, with more than one wonderful old fashioned relationship, showing how old fashioned values never go out of style!
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About This Old Fashioned Relationship Story
Book: Oh, Gracious!
Author: Chautona Havig
Genre: Christian fiction, contemporary Romance, woman’s fiction
Release Date: March 31, 2020
Life is too short to settle for just anyone.
Grace gave her whole heart to Jesus, but now he wants a part of it.
All she ever wanted was to be a homemaker.
Sure, she has a degree in physics. Yes, she could have a lucrative job in Rockland, but Grace Buscher enjoys her life as a single homemaker. As they say, it’s her choice.
As a successful business owner, a handsome guy, and heir to a small fortune, it’s no wonder Nolan Burke is one of Rockland’s most eligible bachelors. The problem is, he hasn’t met anyone who isn’t looking for a “trophy husband.”
Don’t family-centered women exist anymore?
Grace isn’t exactly eye candy. Nolan is a bit blind. So when an “accidental meeting” forges an unlikely friendship, it becomes obvious to everyone that it’s likely to become more.
But is Grace ready to give up the life she loves for the man she loves?
Find out in this completely updated, revised, and improved version of Chautona Havig’s first novel, Noble Pursuits.
Click here to get your copy!
Why I Enjoyed This Old Fashioned Relationship Story
I really like the old fashioned relationship Grace and Craig have as brother and sister. He looks out for her after their father died, and she respects him for it. She’s got a college degree, and is very self-sufficient and independent. But she values his opinion, and respects his position.
But the old fashioned relationship you really want to hear about is Grace and Nolan.
They are quite the couple. She fascinates him. He challenges her. They get to know each other playing checkers on the front porch. They are both nervous about the change from friendship to romance.
The interplay between these two is sweet, hilarious, and challenging to my own old fashioned values.
Grace’s parenting advice has helped me through some tough moments with my boys, and I love that about a good book!
- How to Be a Good Housewife (nonfiction)
- Premeditated Serendipity (fiction)
- Culture Shock: How One Girl Challenges Assumptions (fiction)
About the Author
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.
Old Fashioned Values in Life and Story
Do you have a favorite old fashioned relationship story? I’d love to hear about it! Whether it’s Christian fiction or real life, I’m sure it’s beautiful. Old fashioned values are not out of date. They’re incredibly beautiful, and I think they shine in a dark world.
Respect, honor, speaking the truth in love, these are the kinds of old fashioned values that are timeless!
Until Next Time, Love God, Love Books, Shine The Light!!
I enjoyed reading your review. Your blog is set up very nicely.
Thank you! I enjoyed reading it, and I am excited that you like my setup. I’m almost done with the ‘blog makeover’ I have been working on.
I really like this book!
You’re not alone, Emma!
So glad you enjoyed the changes. It is one of my favorite stories, but now I like the BOOK, too. 😀 Thank you for taking the time to read and review!
I’m glad you made it into something you could enjoy too. I do remember laughing a couple of times in the original, at lines that weren’t meant to be funny, but it never bothered me. (‘too busy making dinner to make dinner’ comes to mind) but it cleaned up nicely, and many of us are excited about the new book!