Deepest Roots of the Heart

  • Title: Deepest Roots of the Heart
  • Author: Chautona Havig
  • ISBN: 9781477826744
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Paperback
  • Deepest Roots of the Heart During WWII Avelino Carrillo spent four harrowing years in the South Pacific with one thought driving his survival to return to his beloved home in Napa Valley The Carrillos have a history in the val
    During WWII, Avelino Carrillo spent four harrowing years in the South Pacific with one thought driving his survival to return to his beloved home in Napa Valley.The Carrillos have a history in the valley that stretches deep, like grapevine roots in the soil For a century, they worked the vineyard at their family home, la Casa de los Sue os, until they lost the property tDuring WWII, Avelino Carrillo spent four harrowing years in the South Pacific with one thought driving his survival to return to his beloved home in Napa Valley.The Carrillos have a history in the valley that stretches deep, like grapevine roots in the soil For a century, they worked the vineyard at their family home, la Casa de los Sue os, until they lost the property to a wealthy land baron Now, Avelino is determined to reclaim the land and home he loves so much When he meets Amelia, a young woman who lives at the vineyard with her grandfather, he finds that regaining his birthright isn t his only struggle he battles the longing of his heart as well.Can Avelino overcome the local bigotry and personal demons that face him to create the life he desires

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    About Chautona Havig


    1. 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.


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    1. I’ve read almost all of Chautona Havig’s books and have yet to read one I didn’t enjoy. So I was very excited to see her publishing her first historical Christian romance book. I was even more excited when I saw the potential for inclusion of Mexican culture and Spanish language.Anytime a novel has two stories in one it is often a challenge to remember if you are in the past or present but Havig did a decent job of separating the two. The dialogue between the characters felt honest and dow [...]

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    2. Deepest Roots of the HeartChautona HavigWaterfall PressPub Date   Jan 20 2015Avelino Aguilar served his country in World War 2 in 1945 he comes back to his families ancesteral home.  While at home Avelino meets a young woman named Amelia.  Avelino soon looks forward to spending time with Amelia even going on dates with her.  Avelino and Amelia face some issues of prejudice though, because some are not happy with a white girl falling in love with a Mexican.  This novel holds a story within [...]

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    3. Avelino Carrillo is a man of honor. A veteran of WW II, wounded in battle, he is sent home to recover from his injuries with a single goal: to save his family's vineyards.Imagine his surprise in discovering the family home is occupied by an older gentleman, and his beautiful granddaughter "with hair like roses".You'll have to read the book to discover why this is significant. Trust me that it is.Join Avelino as he battles unseen forces and powerful enemies to regain his heritage. Can he do so wi [...]

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    4. This is the first novel I have read by Chautona Havig and the only historical fiction novel I have read based in this time period and setting. My own parents grew up in California, so reading more about the history surrounding my ancestors was appealing to me. However, I struggled to grasp the concept of the contract/ debt that the main character, Avelino, was paying off in order to regain his ownership of his family’s vineyard. We painstakingly find out bit by bit what the contract entails th [...]

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    5. Book Description."During WWII, Avelino Carrillo spent four harrowing years in the South Pacific with one thought driving his survival: to return to his beloved home in Napa Valley.The Carrillos have a history in the valley that stretches deep, like grapevine roots in the soil. For a century, they worked the vineyard at their family home, la Casa de los Sueños, until they lost the property to a wealthy land baron. Now, Avelino is determined to reclaim the land and home he loves so much. When he [...]

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    6. I hate to judge a book by it's cover, but I put off reading this one because of it. The description sounded good, but the cover made it look boring. Not so at all - it's an excellent read! This is a historical romance within a historical romance. Very well written, you form a bond with each of the characters. You can feel the depth of family honor, tradition and history of Avelino Carrillo. He returns from fighting WW2 in the Philippines with the intention of getting back his home and vineyard t [...]

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    7. "Deepest Roots of the Heart" is a Christian historical fiction novel. It's really two stories in one book. The first story is set in 1945-1946. A Mexican-ancestry man, Avelino, comes back from the War to work for 7 years to pay off a debt and regain his family's vineyards. His house has been rented to a white woman and her grandfather, who also work the vineyard. I never understood why the very sensible Amelia wanted to marry Avelino even if he was honorable and loved her hair color. His pride a [...]

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    8. There is a lushness to this story. You can feel Avelino's anguish as he struggles with his expectations, assumptions, responsibilities and dreams. He is a injured WWII veteran returning to his ancestral home knowing that by his own agreement it can only be his once again if he serves like a modern day Jacob for years without pay.The current tenants, a girl and her grandfather, welcome him and want to know more of the history of this wonderful vineyard. Readers learn his personal history and why [...]

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    9. Richly-atmospheric, compellingly-detailed, and thoughtfully-characterized, "Deepest Roots of the Heart" is a splendid beginning to author Chautona Havig's "Legacy of the Vines" series. Set in the historic beauty of California's Napa Valley in the Post WWII Era, the story actually spans generations as the protagonist tells stories from the past while making plans for his future. Avelino Carrillo survived his horrific wartime experiences with the thought of returning to his family home, la Casa de [...]

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    10. I listened to the audiobook version of this novel. The reader, Thom Rivera, was very good. His rich Hispanic accent was perfect for creating the right atmosphere for the story. This book is a fascinating story in an unusual setting. I learned more about history in that part of the country while reading this book than I did in school! The characters are complex and convincing. The transitions between 1945 and 1836 are smooth. I enjoyed the relationships between the main characters. Amelie is part [...]

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    11. Ever since I came across an episode of Past Forward on , I have enjoyed reading Chautona Havig's books. I have been intrigued by the concept for this series since I first read about it on the author's website, and have been waiting for this series to come out for a couple of years now. This book was definitely worth waiting for and I really enjoyed listening to it. Thom Rivera does a great job at narrating the novel. And Ms. Havig's work does not disappoint. I enjoyed how she had almost two diff [...]

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    12. Sissy: This was a very sweet story and I was particularly fond of how Avelino's dream was to find a girl who had red hair, or in Spanish, "pelo como rosas", which means hair like roses.Bubby: My favorite part of Deepest Roots of the Heart was the stories that Avelino tells about his ancestors and how they came to own the land at Casa de los Suenos, and how those stories help Amelia fall in love with Avelino.Read our full review of Deepest Roots of the Heart by Chautona Havig.

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    13. Chautona Havig is quickly becoming one of those authors that an avid reader rushes to read the latest works as soon as they are released. Being a Christian romance "Deepest Roots of the Heart" allows the reader to understand what times were like after the war for veterans trying to reclaim their life. One of the other things that I appreciate about this book is that Chautona allows the reader to see inside cultural differences, not only in society but in the churches as well. My goal this year i [...]

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    14. From the very first sentence I was captivated by this beautiful story. There is something so lyrical and poetic about the way that Chautona wrote this story that caused me to want to both extend the time it took to read the book and yet hurry to get to the finish to see what would happen next.The book is a story of family, of integrity, and of love. I loved the way the family story of Avelino was told my Avelino to Amelia and Joe and the way the telling of it was interwoven into their lives.

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    15. "Deepest Roots of the Heart" is a really sweet novel. Told from two different time periods and layered with great descriptions, reading this book was a great pleasure. Avelino and Amelia are two great characters. Avelino is a respectable gentleman through and through. It was nice to see an author give him a dignity that is lacking in a lot of novels. His story is convincing and his emotions are real. I would give this a 3.5 star rating.Thank you NetGalley for the copy.

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    16. Despite what I think is a really cheesy title, I did enjoy this book. It is one of those books that has two storylines set several decades apart, and while I found that I enjoyed both stories, I did find the jumping back and forth took away from my enjoyment of this book. Every time it would jump either way, I felt a bit annoyed because I had just gotten into the previous one. That said, I do feel like this was worth the read, and I will definitely read the next one in the series.

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    17. Started out goodThey story started out good but got bored with the whole contract dilemma. Couldn't even finish the book. I can see that much effort was put into writing this book and there was many good things to it such as: personification of characters and beautiful settings, but overall it just didn't end well for my tastes.

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    18. I really loved this book!I am a fan of all her work but this book really grabbed me from the start! She weaves between two time periods effortlessly. Normally I shy away from historical fiction but I'm hooked on this series. Can't wait for the next one to come out.

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    19. This was one of my free books from the Giveaways. I appreciate the author doing that so much. I really liked the books but got so outdone with the main character when he wouldn't go ahead and marry the girl.

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    20. Semi-historical novel of CALIFORNIA wine countryI did not care much for this book. It seemed awkward and I didn't care for the switching back and forth in time. It had some sweet moments but not enough for me to actually recommend it.

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    21. I love this story line and the way that it is written. I also love how important history is in this story. This story has great characters too! I can't wait until the next book in the series comes out.

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    22. I enjoy all of Chautona's books and this one does not disappoint!

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    23. FascinatingIt kept your interest. Could picture the beauty and feel their fear and pain. A good honest fiction story to read.

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