The Title Wave, the latest offering in the Suamalie Islands Series by Chautona Havig, recently released, and we’re celebrating . . .
celebrating with a series of blogs on rekindling friendships, just like Chautona’s characters Ezra and Henri. Well, not just like them; after all, they’re story is unique. And there’s a GIVEAWAY you will not want to miss. Read my contribution below. But first, about the book.
About The Title Wave
Year One, Book Three
All he wants to do is help people, but local women want to help themselves… to him!
When Henri Tupuola returned to Suamalie to open his holistic mental health clinic, he had no idea what he was getting into. After ten years in Australia getting his degree and practical experience under his mentor, the locals had all but forgotten the quiet “boy” who had always made them feel like he could see right through them.
Not anymore! The ladies of Lafoina are eager to meet the island’s therapist and spend hours staring deeply into his eyes on their weekly dates… ahem, sessions.
Desperate for relief, he hightails it down to The Title Wave and begs Ezra to order him a couple dozen copies of his own book. Yes, author copies would be cheaper, but he needs these things fast. Maybe if he hands out his book like an old-time quack handed out pills, the ladies will get the hint and leave him alone.
But when he tells his troubles to Ezra (who’s the therapist now?), and she jokes at how much her father would love to have people flocking to his “sessions” so to speak, Henri gets an idea that could save his sanity… if only Ezra will agree.
Take a trip to the Suamalie Islands where palm trees sway, the sand and sea pulse with life, and the people will steal your heart.
Friendships and Social Media
I’m pretty sure I’m not alone when I say I have a love/hate relationship with social media.
It’s nice to keep up with friends who may live far away—or who live close by but you never manage to get together in person.
To my delight, I’ve been able to stay in contact with people I’ve served with through forty years of ministry.
Some posts are encouraging, uplifting, or even hilarious.
The not-so-good part comes when we aimlessly scroll through marginally interesting posts or horrific political or anti-Christian rants. And I can go all day without reading the news. Ugh! Who’s with me?
One of the fun parts of social media is reconnecting with someone from your distant past with whom you have lost touch. Playing catch-up with someone else’s life after twenty, thirty, or fifty years is remarkable.
The Lord blessed me several years ago when I connected with an old friend with whom I went to elementary, junior, and senior high. It was inspiring to learn about her years on the mission field. She became a Christian long before me. What I didn’t expect was her revelation.
She told me I had hurt her terribly somewhere along the way. To my shame, I didn’t remember the problem. But a sweet time of repentance and forgiveness followed. We’ve stayed in touch and even visited in person a few times. I treasure our renewed (better) friendship.
I thank the Lord He connected us, and she was brave enough to call me out on the hurt she’d lived with for decades.
Glory to God for His plans in our lives.
In the Suamalie Islands latest book, The Title Wave, you will read how Ezra and Henri renew their old friendship—and maybe more—with God’s help.
Read more about the book, enter the giveaway, and order now.
Enter the Giveaway and you could win a $5 Amazon Card and a copy of the ebook.
Check out the blog posts below by these other authors in the Suamalie Island series. Each one provides an additional opportunity for you to enter the giveaway.
For more opportunities to win books or fun island swag, click on this and sign up for the Independence and Suamalie Island reader’s group for monthly Facebook parties.
Don’t forget to stop by the other authors’ websites to read their stories and enter the giveaways.
Chautona Havig: April 25
Heidi Gray McGill: April 26
Amanda Tru: April 27
Rachel Skatvold: April 28
Jennifer Pierce: April 29
Susan K. Beatty: April 30