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Monday, October 17, 2022

My Thoughts - The Nutcracker’s Suite Audiobook Author: Chautona Havig Narrator: Christa DelSorbo


About the Book

Book: The Nutcracker’s Suite Audiobook

Author: Chautona Havig

Narrator: Christa DelSorbo

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Release date: November, 2022

“Time to dance, sugarplum.”

A painter at the Meyer’s Toys factory, Clarice Stahl, knows something is strange about the way so many men come and go through Mr. Meyer’s office, especially one in particular.

Then murder strikes a little too close to home and uncorks a barrel of secrets.

When mob king, Mario Topo’s, enforcer goes missing the race is on to prove he’s behind the murder. Police and mobsters alike are after Milo Natale, and he who finds Milo first might determine the enforcer’s fate.

A race through the city, a new friend… or more… a new life in the offing. Milo and Clarice must find who killed Topo’s man and why before the police arrest him for murder or Topo’s men bump him and Clarice off, too.

This next book in the Ever After Mysteries combines “The Nutcracker Suite” with a murder mystery set in the heart of 1920s Rockland.


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About the Author

Using story to connect readers with the Master Storyteller.

Chautona Havig lives in an oxymoron, escapes into imaginary worlds that look startlingly similar to ours, and writes the stories that emerge. An irrepressible optimist, Chautona sees everything through a kaleidoscope of It’s a Wonderful Life sprinkled with fairy tales. Find her at and say howdy—if you can remember how to spell her name.


About the Narrator

Speaking Life into Story

Queen of the one-eyebrow quirk, Christa DelSorbo auditioned for the role of Tarzan’s mom and has the photos to prove she ended up as the only cast member in a literal cast. These days, they keep her stuck in a box with a ball on a stick and only feed her when she reads another chapter of another fabulous book. She loves every minute. Or so they tell her. *eyebrow slowly raises *


More from Christa

My Thoughts

The Nutcracker’s Suite is book six in the Ever After Mystery Series and is written by Chautona Havig. The Ever After Mystery series is a multi-author series that can be read as stand alone books. They are all tied together by the fairy tale retelling connection. Chautona is one of my most favorite authors and I have been fortunate enough to read several of her new releases this year. She always writes unique stories.

I absolutely love Nutcracker’s. My grandma used to collect them and when she passed I took her collection. Every year that I set it up I get emotional. I was really excited to read this book. I love the detail that the author put into the story about the toy building/painting. It really brought the story alive.

In this story, you will be transported back to the 1920’s. A time where prohibition and gangsters were center story. In this story heads will roll…..literally. Clarice grew up as an orphan. Her father left and her mother passed away. I was drawn to her character immediately. She is working in a toy shop. Her life has been sad. She has been reassigned to a very large order that in her opinion is better suited for the newer girls. She is asked to stay late one day - and when she is told to see her boss after completing a certain amount of dolls, she walks in on her boss’ dead body and the “enforcer” standing close to the body. Clarice is concerned that Milo may have had something to do with it. Clarice is used to seeing members of mob king, Mario Topo’s gang pass through. This time it was different. Milo insists that he did not have anything to do with Meyer’s death and the race is on to try and find the person behind it…. Before they are killed in the process.

The author has woven together a well written, historically accurate, mystery. I love the twists and turns that the author has put into this story. I LOVE this series.

Let's talk about the narrator, Christa DelSorbo.I am glad that I’ve been able to listen to this book also. Christa DelSorbo has narrated several books that I’ve listened too. Honestly, I never really liked audio books until I started listening to the ones that Christa has read to me. Her voice is so perfect for audiobooks. I could listen to her read to me all day. Her voice is calming. Her words flow so nicely. I love how she’s described as having “the voice of a friend”. I truly can feel this. The way she brings the characters to life is truly special. 

I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit blogging program, all thoughts are my own. 

Blog Stops

Blog Stops

Connie’s History Classroom, October 17

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 18

Texas Book-aholic, October 19

Inklings and notions, October 20

deb’s Book Review, October 21

Locks, Hooks and Books, October 22

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 23

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, October 24

For the Love of Books, October 25

Artistic Nobody, October 26

Sodbuster Living, October 27

For Him and My Family, October 28

Holly’s Book Corner, October 29

Books I’ve Read, October 30


To celebrate her tour, Christa is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a code for the audiobook!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Congratulations on your upcoming audio release of The Nutcracker Suite, Christa and Chautona! It sounds like a great holiday mystery read for me to enjoy! Good luck with the audio book and the tour! Thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks, Connie, for sharing your thoughts!

    Have a fabulous week!

  2. This sounds very a very exciting Christmas tale.