Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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Monday, August 13, 2018

"Trouble in Store" by Carol Cox

About this book:

  “Fired from her most recent governess position, Melanie Ross must embrace her last resort: the Arizona mercantile she inherited from her cousin. But Caleb Nelson is positive he inherited the mercantile, and he's not about to let some obstinate woman with newfangled ideas mess up all he's worked for. He's determined to get Melanie married off as soon as possible, and luckily there are plenty of single men in town quite interested in taking her off his hands.
The problem is, Caleb soon realizes he doesn't want her to marry up with any of them. He's drawn to Melanie more every day, and he has to admit some of her ideas for the store unexpectedly offer positive results.
  But someone doesn't want the store to succeed, and what used to be just threatening words has escalated into deliberate destruction and lurkers in the night. When a body shows up on the mercantile steps--and the man obviously didn't die from natural causes--things really get dangerous. Can Melanie and Caleb's business--and romance--survive the trouble that's about to come their way?”

Series: As of now, no.

Spiritual Content- Proverbs 3:5-6 at the beginning; Scriptures are quoted, read, & remembered; Bible reading; Prayers & Thanking God; Church going & sermons; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers, praying, & answered prayers; Mentions of Bibles, those & events in the Bible; Mentions of a pastor, services, sermons, hymns, & church going.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a form of ‘dumb’, an ‘idiot’, and a ‘stupid’; Some eye rolling; Fighting, Being attacked, & Almost drowning (up to semi-detailed); Fires & being trapped in smoke (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of murders, how they happened, dead body, wounds, & blood (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of possibly other murders; Mentions of fighting, hitting someone, injuries, & blood (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of criminals & a murderer; Mentions of poison; Mentions of fires & smoke; Mentions of threats; Mentions of jail; Mentions of alcohol, drinking, drunks, & saloons; Mentions of gossip & rumors; A few mentions of a possible lynching mob & mobs; A few mentions of tobacco; A few mentions of lies & lying; A few mentions of spankings; A couple mentions of a battle & death; A couple mentions of gambling; A couple mentions of cigars & smoking; A mention of a possible hanging.

Sexual Content- a barely-above-not-detailed kiss and a semi-detailed kiss; Touches, Embraces, Dancing, Tingles/Warmth, & Nearness (boarder-line barely-above-not-detailed // semi-detailed); Remembering touches (barely-above-not-detailed); Blushes; Noticing (barely-above-not-detailed); A few mentions of flirting; A few mentions of reputations & chaperones; Love, falling in love, & the emotions;
             *Note: A few mentions of a wife and baby who died in childbirth; A few mentions of a woman’s bosom; A mention of butting heads.

-Melanie Ross
-Caleb Nelson
                                P.O.V. switches between them
                                              Set in 1885
                                                        346 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens-
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
This was my second time reading this historical with mystery elements and I still enjoyed it! Melanie is a name I feel that we don’t see often in historical fiction and since it matched the character well, it was a breath of fresh air. The only thing I would have liked in addition to this novel was a epilogue, but other than that, it was a great read. :)

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, August 10, 2018

"Made Like Martha" by Katie M. Reid

About this book:

  “Are you a Martha who feels guilty for not being a Mary?
Do you want to sit at Jesus’s feet as Mary did—but you feel the need to get things done? In Made Like Martha, Katie M. Reid invites you to exchange try-hard striving for hope-filled freedom without abandoning your doer’s heart in the process.
Through her own story and rich biblical illustrations, Katie reminds you that it’s not important whether you sit and listen or stand and work. What matters is that your spiritual posture is one of a beloved daughter who knows she doesn’t need to earn God’s love. Your desire to get things done is not something to temper but something to embrace as you serve form a place of strength and peace—knowing Christian already did His most important work for you on the cross.
With “It Is Finished” activities at the end of each chapter and a five-week Bible study included, Made Like Martha helps you find rest form striving even as you celebrate your God-given design to “do.””

Series: As of now, no.

Spiritual Content- Luke 10:38-42 at the beginning; All about God, Jesus, Martha and Mary, & being like one of those women; Tons of Scriptures are read, referenced, mentioned, & discussed; ‘H’s are typically capital when referring to God (excepted when versions are quoted); Many mentions of others & events in the Bible; Mentions of Jesus’ miracles; Mentions of Christians; Mentions of churches, church going, worship songs, sermons, & pastors; Mentions of sins; A few mentions of missionaries & mission trips; A few mentions of blessings; A couple mentions of Christian songs & singers; A mention of Vacation Bible School.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘darn’, a ‘wimp’, and two ‘sheesh’s; Mentions of a family who kept a slave in contemporary times & historical slavery; A few mentions of lies & lying; A couple mentions of wars; A couple mentions of divorce; A mention of a tattoo;
             *Note: Mentions of other books, blogs, & authors; Mentions of TV shows/movies, fictional characters, toys, products, plays, singers, & songs; A few mentions of social media sites; A couple mentions of car brands.

Sexual Content- A mention of a wife satisfying her husband in the bedroom;
             *Note: A couple mentions of childbirth & labor; A couple mentions of the author’s “birthing hips and substantial thighs”.

                                                        226 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens-
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
{Add ½ to a full star for older girls who feel like they are a Martha}
Type A.
Those are three things I’ve called myself over my short life, but especially in the last year.

“Jesus never asked Martha to be Mary, and He didn’t ask you to be either. He simply pointed out that you do not have to serve from a place of striving and worry, because He is already enough for you.”

While I do not typically read non-fiction, I began interested in it after learning the tag line: “Good News for the Woman Who Gets Things Done”. I have to say, though, that I learned while reading I’m not a complete Martha. I definitely like lists, organizing, and such, but I haven’t felt that I have to accomplish things to show Jesus that He didn’t make a mistake dying for me on the cross. So, because I couldn’t completely relate, I am personally giving this book a 3.5 star rating.  
The last forty pages are a Bible study section where readers can learn more and expound on the Scriptures already mentioned through the book. I personally really liked that each week had an activity for the Bible study members to do together. Overall, I did enjoy this non-fiction and even underlined parts in my copy! ;)

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.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Waterbrook/Multnomah) for this honest review.