Ties That Blind by Chautona Havig

New Beginnings

Ties That Blind by Chautona Havig is a marvellous wrap up to the Sight Unseen series. It can be read as a stand-alone but I would recommend reading the other two books first.

This has been a fabulous contemporary Christian thriller that warns against the dangers of untested science. It has the theme of new beginnings. The reader is reminded that we can all have a new beginningin Jesus.

Prayer is important and powerful. When we feel weak, we know that we can tap into the mighty power of God by using prayer.

Our pasts may be awful. We can get stuck in them. We need to know that we are never alone for God has promised to not forsake us. We can trust Him to give us second chances.

Unscrupulous people prey on the weak and vulnerable. They take advantage of the hurting for their own gain.

I love the fact that a foundation in God will see us through whatever life throws at us. Whatever we forget, it is always important to remember God. “I believe in God… but He feels very far away.”

This Sight Unseen series has been fantastic and unique. It is always good when a plotline is unexpected and out of the ordinary. I can highly recommend it. Chautona Havig always writes fabulous stories grounded in God.

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

JULIA WILSON

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Genre: Suspense

He may not be the only person in the Rockland area to wake up without a memory, but he might be the only killer…

Simon Prescott, the latest victim of spontaneous amnesia in Rockland, is under suspicion of murder. The evidence, though weak and circumstantial, points only to him. He’s confident he didn’t do it, but there’s no way to prove it. Grieving for a wife he doesn’t remember, Simon refuses to allow his family in, refuses to cooperate with police, and is heading straight for the pokey if he doesn’t figure out something and fast.

Enter: Ella Weeks and Vikki Jeffries. The previous two victims are determined to help him, and with jail time looming, Simon capitulates. But what Vikki and Ella find as they work through Simon’s life reveals astounding and rather chilling evidence of a bigger scheme than any of them could have imagined.

They’re on the verge of total discovery, but the closer they get, the less confident they are that they want to know.

About the Author

ChautonaThe author of dozens of books in a variety of genres, Chautona Havig lives and writes in California’s Mojave Desert where she uses story to nudge her readers to the feet of the Master Storyteller.

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WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN, ANYWAY?

“So why is this series called ‘Sight Unseen’ if it’s about people who lose their memories? Why the vision references?”

I can’t pretend I wanted to answer her question. She isn’t the first to ask, and I doubt she’ll be the last. I tried to explain.

Look, it’s a valid question. Originally, the first book was called From the Cinders, and if it had remained a stand-alone book, it still would be. But when I finished with another person waking up to no memories and a hint that something sinister might be behind it all, I had to change it to fit two books—no, three!

Recall. Rewind. Refresh. I liked those titles. But that still didn’t give me the name of a series. I kept studying. Tried again.

I read what would become None So Blind three times in a row, if I recall correctly. And as I read it, a theme emerged. Ella Weeks hadn’t been blind to her faults even before her memory loss. Even her husband hadn’t been, despite his obvious love for her. But those around her had been blind to her awareness of those faults—to her silent cries for help in overcoming them.

WILL NOT SEE EMERGED WITH A SIMILAR THEME.

Vikki had a past that she hid from and refused to acknowledge. And even as those around her drew closer to provide support, she still managed to block out all that she found frightening—even physically shutting down and shutting out life.

So, when it came time to plan the final book in the series, the one that would now tie together everything that had happened, I knew I wanted something that also fit with the other titles. And one night it came to me. Ties That Blind.So often our ties to people blind us to their faults—to the destructive influences they have in our lives. And Simon Prescott will learn that lesson in a rather lonely, horrible way.

THE SIGHT UNSEEN SERIES REMINDS US OF WHAT PAUL SAID IN CORINTHIANS.

Now we see through dark glasses… we can’t really make it all out. But with the Lord, when we’re truly with Him in eternity, we’ll see things as clearly as we do when we are face to face.

And that’s what faith is all about, right? It’s the “substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” When we “buy in” to the Lord Jesus, we’re taking it all in faith. We’re trusting in Him, “Sight Unseen,” just as the characters in this series do with every element of their lives.

I hope their journeys bless you as they have me as I wrote them.

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To celebrate her tour, Chautona is giving away a grand prize of the entire Sight Unseen series in paperback!!

Enter to win goodies

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6 thoughts on “Ties That Blind by Chautona Havig

  1. Chautona, what a beautiful name. I have never seen it before.
    I would so love to win your books. They sound very interesting, and I love the reference to Paul. He has a lot of words for us to live by. If only it were always so simple.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings
    Kathy

  2. Hum, I committed, but I don’t see it up! I don’t know what happened. I’m going to see if this goes through. If it does, I will try again.

  3. I thoroughly enjoyed all three of these books. In my opinion, this is one series that should be read in order; each book builds on the one(s) before it.

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