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Monday, August 3, 2015

"The Fall of Candy Corn" by Debbie Viguié

There's another, newer, cover but it has a Jack-O-Lantern on it.
About this book:

  “They're fun! They're quirky! They're Sweet Seasons - unlike any other girls' books you've ever read. You could call them alternative, God-honoring chick lit.
  Join Candace Thompson on a sweet, lighthearted, and honest romp through the friendships, romances, family, school, faith, and values that make a girl's life as full as it can be.
  Will Candace survive the shift from cotton candy to candy corn?
  Fall is in the air, and without completely knowing why, Candace Thompson has signed up to continue what was supposed to be a short-term summer job at the local theme park. Working with Kurt doesn't hurt, but a surprising kink involving her youth group, as well as the shock of an unexpected setback, threaten to be more painful. Candace's autumn holds as many surprises as her summer as her rousing romp through the seasons continues.”

Series: Book #2 (of four) in the “Sweet Seasons” series. (Read Review of #1 Here!)

Spiritual Content- Prayers; A few talks about God & His plan; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God (though there’s only one); Go to & Mentions of Church & Youth Group; A few mentions of those in the Bible; A couple Scriptures are quoted & mentioned.
*Note: Dressing up as Aphrodite.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a form of ‘dumb’, an ‘idiot’, a ‘stupid’, and two forms of ‘wimp’; Sarcasm; Underage drinking at a party.
             *Note: This book is set around Halloween/the fall, so there’s a lot about Creepy things, Ghosts, Halloween, Monsters, Mummies, Vampires, Witches, Wolves, and Zombies;  

Sexual Content- six not-detailed kisses; Noticing; Flirts & Jerks make comments & sometimes tries to touch a girl; a ‘floozy’ and two ‘hot’s; A nightmare about going to school naked (not-detailed); Noticing a guy and girl making out and *Caution* getting “felt up by a guy she doesn’t even know.” *End of Caution*; Boys, boyfriends, liking boys & the drama.
*Note: Mentions of (and sometimes wearing) tank tops, short skirts, & low-cut tops.

-Candace “Candy” Thompson, age 17
                                         P.O.V. of Candace
                                                        203 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
(and a half)
Early High School Teens- 
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
{Higher ratings for girls in Public School or fans of Melody Carlson}
{Ratings very on your family’s opinion of Halloween}
My family doesn’t celebrate Halloween, so I was a bit worried on how much of that would be in this book. While it wasn’t detailed (and there weren’t any mentions of devil costumes or skeletons—yay!) there was a lot of the whole scare people theme, being an amusement park. While I was amazed with who Candace is *still* dating (I don’t like him!), I was proud of her for leaving a party she wasn’t comfortable at (See Negative Content). The ending also made a great lead in to #3, “The Winter of Candy Canes”.  

See y’all on Wednesday with a new 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.

Friday, July 31, 2015

"Where Trust Lies" by Janette Oke & Laurel Oke Logan

About this book:

  “Beth Thatcher returns home from her first year as a schoolteacher in the mining town of Coal Valley and steps into a whole different world. Her life back among her wealthy Eastern family is a stark contrast to her primitive life in the West, and Beth isn't sure where she belongs anymore.
  She barely has time to settle in before her mother announces plans for a family holiday--a luxurious steamship tour along the eastern coast of Canada and the U.S. Wishing to reconnect with her mother and sister, Beth agrees to go but quickly finds herself at odds with her mother's expectations. After enjoying complete freedom in the western wilds, Beth isn't sure what to make of her mother's ongoing efforts to direct her life--and her heart.
  Beth keeps in touch with her Mountie beau, Jarrick, even as young men more of her station catch her eye. Is she ready to fully give her heart to Jarrick, knowing it will mean saying good-bye to her family and her life of privilege once again? And when Beth trusts the wrong person, will Jarrick be able to help her despite the distance between them?”

Series: Book #2 in the “Return to the Canadian West” series. (Review of #1 Here!) {There is another series that follows Beth’s aunt, Elizabeth, called the “Canadian West” series. Read Reviews of #1 Here, #2 Here, #3 Here, #4 Here, #5 Here, and #6 Here.  You do not have to read the first series to understand this one, but it’s a great series to read. :) }

Spiritual Content- Many, many Prayers; Talks about God & trusting Him; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Many, many Scriptures are quoted & read; Bible reading; Mentions of those in the Bible; Church going & Mentions of Church going; Hymns are sung & played; Nick doesn’t believe in God.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dumb’, a ‘stupid’ and two ‘gosh’s; Mentions of drinking & the prohibition; A mention of an attempted suicide.

Sexual Content- Julie gets two hand kisses, a boarder-line barely-above-not-detailed // semi-detailed kiss; Noticing; Embraces (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of flirting & a flirt; Girls are called dolls’, ‘scrumptious’ and ‘beauties’; A mention of human slavery; Nick doesn’t know his father; A mention of a woman who had a child without being married; Talks about marriage; Love, falling in love & the emotions.

-Beth Thatcher
                                         P.O.V. of Beth
                                              Set in the 1920s
                                                        332 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens- 
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
Oh. Jarrick. *swoon* Can I just leave it at that? Hahaha! Really though, he was so sweet! While I think the first book in the series is a bit better, I did enjoy this one as well. Now just to wait for an announcement about a third book! Hint, hint! ;)
 Next Friday there wouldn’t be a new review, but a super-awesome post! ;D

See y’all on Monday with a new 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 (Bethany House Publishers) for this review.