Title: Thirty Days Hath…
Author: Chautona Havig
Major Themes: Romance
Synopsis: What happens when 12 different women, each with a chaperone, move into a bachelor’s house for a month at a time?
I have been wanting to read Thirty Days Hath… ever since I read Past Forward a few years ago. I never got around to buying the book, though, so when I had the chance to get a copy for review, I jumped at it. I was not disappointed! I really don’t care for much romance, but somehow Chautona Havig has a way of writing a romance that isn’t an offensive romance (to me). This one has quite a unique premise; a bachelor allows 12 different women to move into his house for a month each, with chaperones, so they can get to know each other.
Adric is finally in a position to get married—but does he really want to? He just can’t seem to find the right woman. So, his brother-in-law steps in to help. With Adric’s permission, he comes up with a dozen women who also want to get married but can’t seem to find the right man, and sets up a year of blind dates. Each woman brings a friend or relative to live with the two of them for a month, and Adric gets to know the real person—or tries to. Some are harder than others.
After the first month, Adric is ready to quit. The next month, he decides this might work. Some months are a relief to get through—and some months just bring heartache. Will he ever meet the right woman? And then…he realizes he is part of his own problem. What can he do to correct himself? Or is this something only God can do?
I loved this book. As I said, I don’t like romance very well…but this book is great. The author has done a superb job of getting her readers to feel what Adric is feeling. All the way through, you’ll be rooting for him to find his match. You’ll love some of the women and want to slap some sense into others. I did have the problem that, since I have read Past Forward and Mismatched, I knew who Adric ended up with—so if you haven’t read those books yet, you might want to read this one first.
I received a free copy of this book through CelebrateLit. All opinions expressed are my own.
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