Ready or Not

Ready or Not Fresh out of college Aggie Milliken thinks she s prepared for anything life can throw her way Think again Aggie After the abrupt loss of her sister and brother in law Aggie is stunned to find herse

  • Title: Ready or Not
  • Author: Chautona Havig
  • ISBN: 9781450590495
  • Page: 219
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fresh out of college, Aggie Milliken thinks she s prepared for anything life can throw her way Think again, Aggie After the abrupt loss of her sister and brother in law, Aggie is stunned to find herself the sole guardian of their eight lively children If learning basic parenting skills wasn t complicated enough, she must also battle the children s half crazed grandmotherFresh out of college, Aggie Milliken thinks she s prepared for anything life can throw her way Think again, Aggie After the abrupt loss of her sister and brother in law, Aggie is stunned to find herself the sole guardian of their eight lively children If learning basic parenting skills wasn t complicated enough, she must also battle the children s half crazed grandmother, survive a massive remodeling project, and navigate the waters of new friendships alone.She has little experience with children and none with housekeeping, and it shows What she has going for her is grit, a double dose of determination, and the confidence that this is exactly where the Lord wants her to be With an unlimited P mail account and enough hymns to keep her spirits bolstered, she tackles one catastrophe after another.It seems like nothing Aggie does is right, but ready or not, here she comes

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    1. Chautona Havig

      fingers skittle across the keyboard Stop Eyelids blink over the top Oh, was this bio day Oops I forgot I was lost in my latest manuscript Umm bio Yeah.Hi I m Chautona Havig for those who care, that s Shuh TONE uh HAVE ig Yeah Just work with me here I should have used a pseudonym, but when you grow up with a name like Chautona, it kind of sticks.I live in a small, remote town in California s Mojave Desert with my husband and several of my nine children that number changes often, so When not writing, I enjoy a variety of crafts and reading Oh, and I am so looking forward to retirement from home educationPlease stop in often I offer free episodes of my serial novels, occasional gift card giveaways, and even opinions about writing, characters, inspiration, and books I ve read recently also free 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.

    181 thoughts on “Ready or Not”

    1. I started reading this book two years ago. Sadly I didn't really like it. There were way too many characters which made it really confusing for me, plus the storyline wasn't all that interesting. A week or so ago I saw some people commenting about how much they liked the book, so I decided to give it another go. (I had it on my phone kindle, so I just started right where I'd left off.) The amount of characters was still confusing - in fact since I didn't go back and re-read the beginning of the [...]


    2. While this was a cute concept, the execution was bad - the writing style was pretty painful to me, very stilted and unnatural (plus moving from one tense and POV to another throughout any given sentence). The characters seemed fake and the small Christian statements / themes seemed very forced. The one plus is that Aggie seemed to be leaning towards the ex-marine cop in the triangle so . . . #goodtaste. :)I love a good 'small town, feel good story' - but this book didn't do it for me.


    3. This book was so good! I don't know why it took me so long to read it. This author did an amazing job developing her characters and making them feel so real.I think my favorite part of the book is how unashamed Aggie was of her beliefs, and how seamlessly they fell into her life. The book wasn't preaching or over the top, but Aggie's high standards were there.The whole concept of mid-twenties year old, suddenly inheriting her eight nieces and nephews was great. Watching Aggie learning to deal wi [...]


    4. This is by far the most favorite book I’ve been reading lately. Mom finally convinced me to read it after all her ranting, and I’ve got to say I’ve fallen in love with the story too. Aggie, mother of eight inherited children, is so real in all her struggles of learning to be a mother—let alone learning to deal with her inherited mother-in-law! Even though Ready or Not is a long story, I’m enjoying every word—and glad to know there are two more books in the series waiting for me to re [...]


    5. I got this as a free book through Book Bub and loved it. I'm going to have to get the rest of the series to find out what happens with Aggie and all the kids. I can't even imagine having 8 kids (2 sets of twins) much less suddenly becoming the guardian of 8 kids at the age of 22. While it is sad in places it is also laugh out loud funny in other places.




    6. A young woman in her early twenties is left to take care of her 8 nieces and nephews after their parents die. I felt like the book was a never-ending cycle of the same scenes: The children misbehave and she deals with it.Her sister's mother-in-law shows up and makes a scene so she has to call the police. She chats with her best friend online. She has an emotional breakdown and other people come to her rescue. A very heavy Christian theme. She wears skirts all of the time, no pants at all. She pr [...]


    7. I have written elsewere that when I look back on the past six months or so, some might think I am overdosing on Chautona's books. The thing is, I'm not. Each series, although tied by area (the fictious Rockland) each character arc is different and each storyline unique. That's what's so great about them :)20-something Aggie inherits her eight nieces and nephews, a grandmother-in-law, and the wherwithall to be able to care for them. She had just graduated from college and was getting ready to tea [...]


    8. Totally loved this book. It may be due to reading a book when I was in grade school about a family of children who lost their parents and did all they could to stay together and not get pulled apart in foster care. This author just pulls into wishing for the best for this young woman and the responsibility thrust upon her. With the good advice she is given, it seems to me to be a good book for a prospective mother to read. Looking forward to the sequel.


    9. Interview I did with the author of this book:Welcome to Cindy's Book Reviews (CBR) Chautona, tell us a bit about yourself. *taps mic*I am Chautona and I love to writeChautona yeah. The name. Probably should explain that. It is my real name. It is not "Native American" or French and I am not "African American." It is 100%, totally adulterated, Okie. I was named after apartments in Bakersfield California. Yeah. Born in Oklahoma to an Okie father. Doesn't get much more Okie than that. Just sayin'.I [...]


    10. I made it through half but could not take anymore. I guess I'm in the monitory as far as ratings, but this book was just blah for me. Aggie, while lovable, is oblivious and ridiculous and really quite irritating. I also have a hard time believing the situation with the GIL or grandmother in law, is anything close to reality. A bit too melodramatic. And I love the Lord but there was just too much preaching and come to Jesus for me. Moving on


    11. Love AggieWhat as wonderful story. I had read Past forward and met Aggie, but still a bit of a mystery. Now, I understand so much more of this young inherited Mother. I highly recommend to everyone that loves a clean story full of faith.



    12. Funny and very true to life.This is a great story about family and the struggles of children. It is only through faith in God that you can face life's trials.


    13. I try to avoid reading very many romance novels in the first place (they either send my head into the clouds with the delighfulness or into the wall with the drama), so it’s very unusual to find me recommending a series of them. These books by Christian author, Chautona Havig, are the best “romance novels” I’ve ever read; but they are also much more than that.The Setting:Set at first in an expensive, Victorian era town home and later in an ramshackle, rural farmhouse, these books really [...]


    14. I read this book very slowly over the course of about a month while waiting in the after school pick-up line. I don't think I could have handled it all at once, so I'm glad it worked out that way. What I liked about this story: 1. Aggie's attitude and quirkiness. Her patience and sense of humor remained, for the most part, even when she was exhausted. She enjoyed the kids, which was nice to see. She was slightly clueless about housekeeping and cooking, which helped her seem a little more real as [...]


    15. This book was so very good and I really enjoyed it. Chautona Havig is a very talented writer and I loved reading Aggie's story.I really loved Aggie Miliken. She is so sweet and I love where her priorities lie. Yes, she makes mistakes, but she corrects them and moves on. I loved how she put her nieces and nephews first in her life. It was really neat seeing her set her own dreams aside so that she could take care of and provide for them. Another thing that I really liked is she didn't shake her f [...]


    16. I really enjoyed this story; you want Aggie to survive and thrive, and each step forward (followed, as often as not, by a step back) is a delight. I kept cheering her on and it was good to see her in a good place by the end of the book. (Though with a lot of ends left untied. You know that Grandma-from-Hell isn't going to just disappear)I will say that I wondered when the story was written, because the technology described didn't seem up-to-date (or the styles). And Aggie being a 22-year-old did [...]


    17. 22 year old Aggie had dreams of becoming a high school teacher but those dreams came to an end when she finds out her sister and brother-in-law were killed as a result of a car accident. Aggie finds out she "inherited" all EIGHT of her sisters children.This is a story of how Aggie survives the first 6 months of motherhood taking care of the children, refurbishing an old house, strengthening friendships with the help of many new friends. She has Luke- the do-it-all handyman, William- the town dep [...]


    18. Book one in the Aggie's Inheritance series by a new-to-me author, Chautona Havig. I got this one for free, and I believe I have at least two more in this series also on my Kindle. It got a little overly wordy and descriptive in places but overall, a very enjoyable book. Aggie Milliken has just finished college when her older sister and brother-in-law are tragically killed in a car wreck. They've left Aggie the awesome responsibility of raising their EIGHT children. His mother wants the children, [...]


    19. Aggie's Awesome Adventures are just beginning What a life a 22-year old Aggie has suddenly inherited: the guardianship of 8 children ranging in age from four months to 12 years old. Having just graduated from college and planning on teaching high school history to becoming a "mom" of 8, the 180 degree life change is one she finds overwhelming, frustrating, fun, peaceful, aggravating, happy, enjoyable, and full of challenge and love. She struggles, yet positively grows into her role quite quickly [...]


    20. I enjoyed this book Not so sure I could have handled this situation, had I been in Aggie's shoes!This story contained alooot of detail, kind of exhausting as you read every detail of a situation but if you think of it I think that may have been intentional from the author to give a insight to Aggie's daily routine She's completely dead on her feet after a day of struggling to maintain leadership & care for 8 kids, and you are too! lolI would have liked a little more closure in the end rather [...]


    21. A daunting task!Picture yourself going to bed, a recent college grad in search of your first ever teaching position, and waking up as guardian and mommy-aunt to your beloved sister's children. EIGHT children. Eight children ranging from a baby to nearly teen. Stick in a couple sets of twins and a perfectionist grandmother in law for good measure. Follow Aggie as she struggles with being an instant mommy to her late sister and brother in law's children. Hymns are her prayers as well as her battle [...]


    22. I have found very few modern fiction books that I really liked, far fewer that I was interested in reading twice. Ready or Not is one of those very few. I got it free for my Kindle, and now I want to read the rest of the series! I first read it a year or so ago, but decided to reread it now, to decide if it was as worth reviewing for this website as I remembered. It sucked me in just as much as on the first read, and once again I was highly impressed. This is an author I’d like to read more of [...]


    23. For me, this was one of the most boring and unrealistic books I've read. I spent the first third of the book wanting to stop reading, but rereading the reviews and finguring it must get better (which it didn't). Then I spent the middle third of the book saying to myself "I can't believe I'm reading this", and the last third I skimmed through, waiting for the book to end. Eight children whose parents had died. yet they weren't in therapy and acted very well-behaved, despite all they'd been throug [...]


    24. The format has traditional third-person narrative mixed in with text conversations. The text conversations annoyed me: they speak using outdated lingo (at least lingo that I do not use) and from an outsider's perspective, I don't think anyone wants to read "lol" in a book.That withstanding, the book's ending (no spoiler here) was different than the standard Christian book, and for that, I think it says something good about the author and her willingness to explore realities of life within light- [...]


    25. I found myself enchanted with the characters. I delighted with them, was hurt, frustrated, encouraged and challenged. So glad to learn there were more books about this family. I didn't want to say goodbye. I found myself wanting to learn more hymns to be able to sing with Aggie to rejoice or change my attitude.Would be a great read aloud for family with many opportunities to talk about how would you have handled this, how do you think this child felt, which child do you think you are the most li [...]


    26. I started this book with certain expectations that I think tainted my enjoyment. With those expectations, it ran very slow. I had reached a point that I just wanted to finish, which I'm glad I did. It is not a "typical" romanace, but it is quite humorous and so accurate with the drama and comedy that accompanies "large" families. When I got to the end, I though for sure, I wouldn't care what happen to the characters, but I was so drawn in that I just had to buy the other two books in the series. [...]


    27. There was a strong Christian theme running through the story, but it didn't detract from my enjoyment, it was simply an aspect of the tale & not at all preachy. I enjoyed this tale of a young 22 year old woman who inherits her 8 nephews & nieces when her sister & brother in law die in am accident. She meets the challenge of dealing with grief, becoming an instant substitute parent, moving house etc with little if any time to seriously consider any romantic involvement. Would recommen [...]


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