Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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Friday, October 18, 2019

"Grace and the Preacher" by Kim Vogel Sawyer

About this book:

  “Can the faith of one small prairie town and a kind woman’s generous heart survive such a great deception?
  At the age of twenty-three, postmistress Grace Cristler has all but given up hope of finding a husband among the narrowing group of eligible men in her town of Fairland, Kansas. But when her uncle decides to retire from the pulpit, Grace is responsible for corresponding with the new preacher set to take his place. She can’t deny the affection growing in her heart for Reverend Rufus Dille—a man she deeply admires but has only met through his letters.
   Theophil Garrison is on the run from his past. Ten years ago his outlaw cousins convinced him to take part in a train robbery, but Theo fled the scene, leaving his cousins to face imprisonment. Now they’ve finished their sentences, but the plan for vengeance has just begun. Branded a coward and running for his life, Theo has aa chance encounter that could provide him with the escape he needs. 
  But the young man’s desperate con might come at an enormous price for the tenderhearted Grace—and the entire town. Will Grace’s undeserved affection and God’s mercy make something beautiful from the ashes of Theo’s past?”

Series: No, a stand-alone.

Spiritual Content- 2 Corinthians 5:17 at the beginning; Many Scriptures are mentioned, remembered, quoted, & discussed; Many, many talks about God, His will, & faiths; ‘H’s are capitalized when referring to God; Many Prayers; Church going, Singing, & Sermons; Grace has a strong faith; Theo was taught about God, but thinks God has probably forgot about him; Many, many mentions of churches, church going, services, singing hymns, sermons, & pastors; Many mentions of God, Biblical knowledge, faiths, & ministries/missions; Many mentions of Bibles, Bible reading, & those in the Bible; Many mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of blessings & being blessed; Mentions of gifts; Mentions of Easter; A couple mentions of a godsend; A couple mentions of miracles; A couple mentions of saints; A mention of angels.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dumb’, an ‘idiot’, two forms of ‘blast’s, and two ‘sissy’s; Some sarcasm & eye rolling; Theo does lie about being Rufus; Many mentions of robberies, stealing, thieves/criminals/outlaws, prison, causes for being put in jail, revenge, & wanting to harm someone; Mentions of an injured person, pain, & a death (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of illnesses, blood, & the possibility of dying; Mentions of the possibility of killing; Mentions of alcohol & getting drunk; Mentions of bullies; Mentions of hatred; Mentions of deception, lies, lying, & liars; Mentions of gossip & rumors; A few mentions of a man dying from an accident (barely-above-not-detailed); A few mentions of people being injured or killed; A few mentions of hunting; A couple mentions of divorces; A couple mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of cigars & tobacco; A couple mentions of manure.

Sexual Content- a hand kiss, a cheek kiss, and a head kiss; Touches, Embraces, & Shivers (barely-above-not-detailed); Noticing (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of hand & cheek kisses; Mentions of flirting; A few mentions of protecting a reputation & chaperones; A couple mentions of shenanigans; A couple mentions of jealousy; A mention of a married couple kissing; A mention of being tempted to kiss; A mention of a wedding night; A mention of a man’s husky voice; Love, falling in love, & the emotions (x2);
             *Note: A mention of a mother dying in childbirth; A mention of a woman’s generous bosom.

-Grace Cristler, age 23
-Theophil “Theo” Garrison, age 26
                                P.O.V. switches between them, Earl, & Bess  
                                               Set in 1882
                                                        336 pages

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My personal Rating-

This has been one book by Kim Vogel Sawyer I’ve really been wanting to read. The trope of mistaken identities is one of my favorites, so I was curious on how she would do it. It was a fun style. I truly enjoyed all of the Spiritual Content so much. I will admit that I had a bit of difficultly with the pacing of the book, but overall it was a sweet read.

See y’all on Friday 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, October 11, 2019

"Match Point" by Erynn Mangum

About this book:

  “Lauren Holbrook, matchmaker extraordinaire, takes credit for four successful couples now. With her dad happily married and life settling down around her, Lauren feels quite content. That is, until the tables are turned and she’s on the receiving end of the matchmaking!
  Lauren and her boyfriend, Ryan, devise a plan to make it look as if they’ve broken up so people will get off their backs about marriage. No problem, right? That’s of course until Lauren realizes she’s in love.”

Series: Book #3 in the “Lauren Holbrook” series. Reviews of Book #1 Here and #2 Here!

Spiritual Content- Scriptures are referenced, read, quoted, mentioned, & talked about; Prayers, Talking to God, & Thanking Him; Going to Bible study & Bible reading; Talks about God & Scriptures; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of church, Bible studies, Bibles, pastors, sermons, & hymns; Mentions of those in the Bible; Mentions of Christians; A couple mentions of salvation; A couple mentions of blessings.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dang’, a ‘drat’, a ‘duh’, an ‘idiot’, a ‘shoot’, two forms of ‘darn’, two ‘dumb’s, two ‘heck’s, two ‘holy cow’s, two ‘rats’s, four forms of ‘stupid’, seven ‘shut up’s, eight ‘sheesh’s, and ten ‘oh my gosh’s; Lots of sass & sarcasm; Eye rolling; Mentions of (somewhat teasing) ways to murder someone; Mentions of lies & lying; A few mentions of being drugged; A couple mentions of mass murder; A couple mentions of homicidal tendencies; A mention of war; A mention of a terrorist; A mention of feeling hungover;
             *Note: Many mentions of movies, fictional characters, actors, & singers; A few mentions of Starbucks.

Sexual Content- a palm kiss, a chin kiss, seven cheek kisses, six forehead/head kisses, six not-detailed kisses, and five barely-above-not-detailed kisses; Touches, Embraces, & Nearness (barely-above-not-detailed); a ‘sexy’, a ‘trampy’, and four ‘babe’s; Many mentions of dates, dating, boyfriends, & girlfriends; Mentions of kisses & kissing; A few mentions of flirting; A (teasing) mention of a guy being interested in dating another guy (he’s not interested at all, Laurie was teasing him); A mention of a date rape drug; A mention of a sordid affair (that did not happen); A mention of a husband leaving his wife for a garbage woman; A mention of jealousy; A mention of a wolf whistle; Love, being in love, & the emotions;
             *Note: A few mentions of short miniskirts; A couple mentions of abs & muscles; A couple mentions of low-cut dresses; A mention of a bra strap; A mention of a woman wearing not much more than a bra; A mention of a celebrity’s cleavage; A mention of a bust line; A mention of a bikini; A mention of estrogen; A mention of everyone seeing everything during childbirth.

-Lauren Holbrook, age 24
                                1st person P.O.V. of Lauren
                                                        366 pages

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My personal Rating-
I think I enjoyed this book a little more than the second, but not quite as much as the first during this little rereading spree of this lovely series. Laurie truthfully is a hilarious character and I just love how she thinks through different things. I’m so excited to finally read the rest of this series now! :)

See y’all on Friday 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.