Friday, April 18, 2014

"Minding Molly" by Leslie Gould




About this book:

  “Capable and optimistic Molly Zook has a slight issue with control: She doesn't like giving it up. So she's chafing against her mother's wish that, to save the family farm, she marry Mervin Mosier--especially after she meets Leon Fisher. He's from Montana but is working in Molly's district, training horses at a nearby ranch. He is tall and muscular, with a confident demeanor. Molly has never met anyone like him, and he seems to feel the same about her.
  Determined to let nothing get between them, Molly decides the best course of action is to get Mervin to fall back in love with her best friend, Hannah. Molly organizes a weekend camping trip hoping to bring them together, but things quickly go awry and it seems Leon and Hannah might be falling for each other instead. Will Molly keep struggling to control everyone and everything around her? Or will she learn to let God handle the twists and turns of her life?



 Series: “The Courtship of Lancaster County” book #3 (I have not read book #1 “Courting Cate” or #2 “Adoring Addie” this series; book #4 “Becoming Bea” coming later this year)


Spiritual Content- John13:34 in the beginning; Scriptures are quoted; Prayers & Blessings over food are said; Talks about God and His Will;


Negative Content- N/A


Sexual Content- One or two (not-detailed) kisses.

-Molly Zook
                                         P.O.V. of Molly
                                                                           347 pages

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 Pre Teens- 
{because of courting & illnesses}

New Teens-

High School Teens and up-

My personal Rating-

Molly Zook drives everyone—and eventually herself—crazy with her being “bossy” or “controlling” but she just lost her Daed, her Mamm isn’t doing well, and she’s being pressured into a married so her family can keep their farm. I totally understand why she’s “bossy” as her younger sister puts it! Molly learned in this book about people and so did I. I can’t wait to read book one and two in this series.

I hope y'all all have a wonderfully Blessed Easter and I'll see y'all on Monday with another review!



*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher for this review.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Winner & Liebster Award!



The Liebster Award is rewarded to up and coming blogs that currently have less than 200 followers. It's a way of getting to know different bloggers and to even discover new blogs.The German word Liebster, translates into English: Sweetest, which I found out from the blogger who nominated me. I just recently found out about this award about a month ago, and I'm excited that I was nominated for it. Thank you to Chelsea from Chelsea’s Reading Adventures, who nominated me!
The Rules
1. Link back to the person who nominated you
2.  Answer the 10 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee before you.
3. List 11 facts about yourself.
4. Pick 10 bloggers to be nominated for the award with fewer than 200 followers.
5. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
6. Go notify your nominees on their blogs.

11 Facts about Me
1. I am a Christian and my favorite Scripture is Galatians 1:10

2. I want to be an Occupational Therapist for orphans in China.  

3. I have an adorable beagle named Daisy May (who is barking her head off as I type this)

3. I’m in the process of “writing” three different books, but I can never type them up on word document…I lose everything I’m thinking!

4. Frozen is my favorite movie (In case you didn’t know about my crazy-fun Pinterest board)

5. Two out of 5 of my Favorite TV shows are from Disney Jr.

6. I don’t think I could live without Goodreads & Pinterest.

7. I collect American Girls dolls and have a YouTube

8. My personal library currently has over 1,000 books (all of them are in my room)

9. I don’t think I can think of two more things about me.

10. I really like books. (If you couldn’t tell. ;) )

11. I’m not picky in the books I read, I’m just strong in my beliefs. 


Q&A

1. How long have you been reading?
Since I was little…but once I got to the chapter book level I didn’t like reading!

2. What is your favorite book, and why?
Hahaha! That’s funny! Wait, what? One favorite book? I can’t do that! That would be so mean to all my other books I adore!

3. If you could live in any fictional world, what world would it be?
Fictional world…hmmm…I can’t think of a fictional world I’d like to live in. 

4. What are your top five favorite TV shows?
5.) “Doc McStuffins”
4.) “Kim Possible”
3.) “Sofia the First”
And tied for first is “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” & “Totally Spies”

5. Do you like when books are made into TV shows or movies?
Eh, not really. Only because they leave out so much! Do not even get me started on the Left Behind books & movies! And then they’re remaking the first movie now?! Argh! 

6. What is your favorite genre of book?
It’s funny, back when I first started this blog I would put on the Historical books “I’m not a fan of historical books but...” Hahaha! Historical is definitely my favorite, Amish right after that.  

7. If you could be any character in a book which character would you choose and why?
I can’t answer this one….every book I’ve read the main (female) character has been through something (losing a spouse, parent, etc) that I don’t think I could do…I’d rather be myself and let The Lord do what He wants with me. 

8. Who is your all-time favorite book boyfriend/girlfriend?
Eleanor & Marcus from “A Beauty so Rare” by Tamera Alexander for Historical; Amelia & Michael from “The Fiddler” by Beverly Lewis for Amish; and for modern Cassia & Adam from “Million Dollar Dilemma” by Judy Baer.

9. What is your favorite song and band?
I only listen to Christian music and right now I really like “Got that Fire” by Royal Tailor. Favorite Bands are: Royal Tailor, Manic Drive, Capital Kings, Superchick, Anthem Lights and the list goes on and on.

10. Other than reading, what do you like to do in your spare time?
Spare Time? What’s that? I’ve never heard of it! Hahaha, but I’m not kidding!  I do American Heritage Girls (it’s a Christian scouting organization for girls ages 5-18) and love it! I also am trying to do four years of High School in two (I don’t know if I’ve said I’m homeschooled? Well, I am! :) ) Plus I’m a blogger! I try to read 6-8 books a week so I’m very busy!


Nominess
Kayla from Kayla’s Notebook
And you! Yes you! Reading this right now! You! If you have a blog, I nominate you! Comment if you’re going to answer my questions with a link to your blog and I’ll add you here!
*Enter your blog link here*


And my Questions are:
1.) Top five authors?
2.) How long have you been blogging?
3.) Favorite genre of Christian books?
4.) Why do you like reading?
5.) Name one (or more!) book you would love to see as a movie
6.) If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live?
7.) Are you writing a book? Have you written a book?
8.) Do you have spare time? What do you do in your spare time?
9.) Why did you start blogging?
10.) How hard will it be for you to come up with questions? This took me a while!


And now...drum-roll please! 
We have the winner of the One-Year-Giveaway! 
Thank you to all of those who entered!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations Beckie! Please e-mail me with your address at booksforchristiangirls (at) yahoo (dot) com !

I'll see y'all tomorrow with another review!
Have a wonderfully Blessed Week!
 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

"A Heart's Rebellion" by Ruth Axtell




About this book:

“Dutiful Jessamine Barry is tired of waiting patiently for a man to decide her future. So even though Lancelot Marfleet, second son of an aristocrat, is taking an interest in her during the London season, she refuses to consider him as a suitor. Instead, she's ready to take fashionable society by storm--and finds a rakish young man all too willing to help her do it. When things go too far, Jessamine will learn that the man who is faithful through thick and thin is more worthy than the one who speaks pretty words. But will her disgrace keep Lance from reconsidering her as a wife? And when tragedy strikes and Lance becomes his father's heir and a titled gentleman, will he think she only wants him now because of his title?


 Series: “London Encounters” book #2 (I have not read book #1 in this series) {Actually, I didn’t know it was a series, I probably should have gotten & read the first book first as it looks like that would have help a bit}

Spiritual Content- Romans 8:1 in the beginning; Scriptures, Prayers & Blessing over food are said; Jessamine is a vicar’s daughter & Lancelot is a vicar.


Negative Content- Jessamine drinks champagne at parties & doesn’t feel well later.


Sexual Content- Please, please only read this spoiler if you’re 17 and up. *Spoiler* Jessamine gets drugged by a man and he takes her to a bedroom and kisses her & tries to lower her dress’s neckline. She, thankfully, gets saved by Lancelot before anything else happens. *End of Spoiler*; A very detailed kiss.

-Jessamine Barry
-Lancelot Marfleet
                                         P.O.V. switches between them.
                                              Set in 1815
                                                        347 pages

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 Pre & New Teens- 

High School Teens and up-

My personal Rating- 

If started off as a good book, but then….well….it changed. :( I’m sad that it had so much sexual content, I really thought I would enjoy this book.


Our giveaway ends tonight! Have you entered? Click here!  Winner will be posted tomorrow!


 

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher for this review.