Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

"Ciao" by Melody Carlson

About this book:

  “The sweet life might just turn sour.
After the events in the Bahamas, Paige s engagement to designer Dylan Marceau is about to fall apart---and so is Paige. Erin s state of mind isn t much better. In addition to keeping Paige in check, Erin is dealing with Bryce s new TV career, as well as having to care for Fran during her chemo. A trip to Milan might be the break both girls need, but things only seem to get more complicated once they land in Italy. Dylan is also in Milan, and Paige s rekindled romance, combined with a new director, leaves Erin with more work on the show. Just when Erin can t take any more, she discovers a secret that could crush Paige. Clinging to God for direction, Erin must find the power to make a difficult choice, one that could not only hurt her sister but throw the show into turmoil.”

Series: Book #6 (of six) in the “On the Runway” series. Reviews of Book #1 Here!, #2 Here!, #3 Here!, #4 Here!, and #5 Here! {We recommend reading this series after the “Carter House Girls” series by this author.}

Spiritual Content- Prayers; Talks about God & praying; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Mentions of God & Jesus; Mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of churches/cathedrals, church going, & a prayer chain; Mentions of Christians & faiths; A few mentions of Bibles; A couple mentions of a convent; A mention of Jesus’ first miracle;
             *Note: A mention of the devil; A mention of an angel amidst little devils; A mention of the devil’s workshop; A mention of Hell’s fury.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dumb’, a ‘stinking’, two ‘stupid’s, three ‘idiot’s; A couple mentions of curses (said, not written); Sarcasm & Eye rolling; Erin tries a couple sips of wine; Mentions of alcohol/wine/champagne, drinking, being drunk, being sober, & hangovers; Mentions of jealousy; Mentions of gossip & rumors; A few mentions of parties; A couple mentions of a drug overdose & death; A couple mentions of drugs; A couple mentions of illegal activities; A couple mentions of lies & lying; A couple mentions of stealing; A mention of a murder; A mention of the mafia;
             *Note: Many mentions of designers, brand names, & stores; Mentions of celebrities, actors, & movies; A few mentions of Starbucks; A couple mentions of car brands; A couple mentions of secular books; A mention of a vampire movie; A mention of a TV show; A mention of social media.

Sexual Content- two hand kisses, and two cheek kisses; a ‘babe’, a ‘hot’, and a ‘shank’; Many mentions of dating, dates/blind dates, a show about blind dates, boyfriends, girlfriends, exes, cheating/affairs, break ups, & fiancés; Mentions of a man speeding the night alone with a young woman (who’s not his fiancée, nothing apparently happened, but the girl is asked if she slept with him); Mentions of finding a couple in a compromising positions (not with who he’s engaged to); Mentions of a man loving women too much, talking about it, & still hitting on other girls after being engaged; Mentions of Erin’s belief of waiting until after marriage to be intimate (her and Paige talk about it, barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of Erin’s best friend who is an unwed mother (the father is in the picture, but they aren’t together); Mentions of kisses; Mentions of jealousy; A few mentions of flirting; A couple mentions of flings & hook ups; A couple mentions of seeing others kissing (barely-above-not-detailed); A mention of a model being invited to an after after-party with a male designer; A mention of people making out & going to bed; A mention of innuendoes; A mention of a sexual addiction;
             *Note: A few mentions of breastfeeding & leaking; A couple mentions of curves & stick-thin models; A mention of a dress that’s not short or low cut; A mention of PMS.

-Erin Forrester, age 19
                                1st person P.O.V. of Erin
                                                        198 pages

Pre Teens-

New Teens-

Early High School Teens-

Older High School Teens-

My personal Rating-

And with this book, this series is fully reviewed! When I was a young teen/pre-teen, I really enjoyed all the “Teen Drama and Angst” in this series, but now that I’m older, it’s not really my cup of tea. Still a dramatic and fun-ish read, though, and I’m glad another Melody Carlson series is reviewed on BFCG! :)

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.

Monday, June 18, 2018

"Written in Love" by Kathleen Fuller

About this book:

  “Jalon Chupp has a past he isn’t proud to claim. He’s worked hard to overcome his youthful mistakes, and he has recommitted himself to his faith. When he receives a sweet note included in a piece of misdirected mail, he can’t help but write back. Soon, the letters he receives from Phoebe are the highlights of his days, and with a hopeful heart, he suggests they meet in person.
  Phoebe, too, looks forward to every single one of Jalon’s letters. Living with her overbearing aunt, Phoebe doesn’t have too much to look forward to. But when Jalon suggests they meet, she panics—although she has shared some of the deepest longings of her heart with him, she hasn’t been entirely truthful about her past. But when Jalon shows up at her aunt’s doorstep, everything is revealed. And she can only pray he’ll forgive her for holding back the truth.
   In order to reach beyond the errors of their pasts, both Phoebe and Jalon must put their faith in something—or Someone—bigger than either of them could pen.”

Series: Book #1 in the “Amish Letters” series.

Spiritual Content- A few Scriptures are mentioned, quoted, & remembered; Prayers & Thanking God; Church going; Many mentions of God, His plans, & forgiveness; Mentions of prayers, praying, & blessings over food; Mentions of churches, church going, services, worship, sermons, & bishops/ministers; Mentions of Christmas; Mentions of Amish beliefs & faiths; Mentions of sins & confessing; A few mentions of Bibles & those in the Bible; A few mentions of miracles; A couple mentions of Christian duties; A couple mentions of godly people & godliness; A couple mentions of hymns; A mention of Godspeed; A mention of being blessed;
             *Note: A mention of a demonic power.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘wimp’, two ‘idiot’s, three forms of ‘shut up’, and three ‘stupid’s; A bit of sarcasm & eye rolling; Jalon gets an urge to drink again (but he does not); Many mentions of alcohol, drinking, hangovers, sobriety, alcoholics (Jalon’s past), & an accident (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of parties & drinking; Mentions of lies & lying; Mentions of rumors & gossip; Mentions of a little boy being punished & locked-in a room; A few mentions of threats; A few mentions of hatred; A few mentions of stealing; A couple mentions of a child being slapped by his father; A couple mentions of animal waste; A mention of a spanking.

Sexual Content- two barely-above-not-detailed kisses and a semi-detailed kiss; Wanting to kiss & touch (barely-above-not-detailed); Touches (barely-above-not-detailed); Noticing & Smelling (barely-above-not-detailed); *Spoiler* Phoebe is an unwed mother out of wedlock (they were drinking/slept together and then the son was born nine month later is all that’s said) & gets a lot of hate/flak about it from her aunt and a bishop *End of Spoiler*; Mentions of crushes; A few mentions of affairs & a conception; A few mentions of chaperones & temptation; A couple mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of blushes; A mention of a wife sitting on his husband’s lap; Love, falling in love, & the emotions.

-Phoebe Bontrager, age 23
-Jalon Chupp, age 25
                                P.O.V. switches between them & Adam
                                                        325 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens-
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
While not my favorite Amish story, this one was good and had some Spiritual Content that was nice to see. The ending did seem a bit rushed, but I liked how it all worked out. The letters at the beginning was so fun and I feel like that gave us a taste of the main two characters personalities before seeing their POVs. Phoebe was a neat character and I liked her bubbliness. I probably won’t continue this series due to time commitments, but this one was pretty clean so that was nice.

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.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Thomas Nelson) for this honest review.