Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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Friday, October 23, 2020

"Dead Silence" by Robin Caroll

About this book:

  “Political games can be deadly…
   Elise Carmichael is a court sign language interpreter who reads lips all the time. As a widow with a young son who is deaf, lip reading is simply second nature, until the day she reads the lips of someone on the phone discussing an attempt to be made on a senator’s life—a senator who just happens to be her mother-in-law. Before she can decide what she needs to do, she receives the information that her son is rushed to the ER and she must leave. Then she later sees the news report that her mother-in-law has been shot and killed. But when she comes forward, her life, as well as her son’s life, may now be in the crosshairs of the assassin.”

Series: As of now, no.

Spiritual Content- Scriptures are read, mentioned, & thought over; Prayers; Going to church & singing a hymn; Talks about God & faiths; ‘H’s are capitalized when referring to God; Elise is angry at God & has to work through it in this book; Mentions of God & faiths; Mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of Bibles & Bible reading; Mentions of churches, church going, services, pastors, & hymns; A couple mentions of Heaven; A couple mentions of sins; A couple mentions of blessings & a curse; A mention of a possible miracle; A mention of a christening;
             *Note: A few mentions of evil; A mention of a demonic-looking doll.
Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dumb’, a ‘idiot’, a ‘oh my gosh’, a ‘sheesh’, a ‘how in all that is holy…’, two ‘blah blah blah’s, and six forms of ‘stupid’;  Some sarcasm & eye rolling; Pain, Injuries, & Blood/Bleeding (barely-above-not-detailed); All about (& many mentions of) threats, shootings/murders, & trying to find the murderer (up to semi-detailed); Many mentions of a kidnapping & a hostage situation (up to semi-detailed); Many mentions of threats through packages (this includes a dead rat, a deadly snake, and more, up to semi-detailed); Mentions of shooting, guns, & knives; Mentions of injuries; A few mentions of Elise’s late husband who was shot in the line of duty; A few mentions of car accidents & deaths; A few mentions of criminals & crimes; A few mentions of break-ins & thefts; A few mentions of lying & lies; A few mentions of hunting; A couple mentions of autopsy; A couple mentions of blackmail; A couple mentions of rumors; A few mentions of vomiting; A couple mentions of divorces; A couple mentions of tattoos;
             *Note: Mentions of brand names, products, & stores; A few mentions of car brands; A few mentions of mass shootings & a politician calling for stricter gun laws; A mention of a driver throwing a hand signal; A mention of Girl Scouts.
Sexual Content- Mentions of (married man) womanizer who seduces young girls, assaults (rapes) them, & pays them to get an abortion; Mentions of a man being unable to father children; Mentions of a paternity test; Mentions of flirting & crushes; A few mentions of married men cheating or possibly cheating & adultery; A few mentions of romance novels; A mention of a place that married men and their mistresses go to; A mention of a young woman who wasn’t the type at all to be in a physical relationship with someone she didn’t know well; A mention of Elise thinking about her late husband’s touch; A mention of a peeping Tom;
             *Note: A few mentions of Elise being a model for swimsuits when she meant her husband; A couple mentions of a STD & a hysterectomy.
-Elise Carmichael
                                P.O.V. of Elise
                                             320 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens-
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
{ Add ½ star for older girls who enjoyed political/suspense books. }
I’ve read a prior suspense book by this author before and enjoyed it, so “Dead Silence” was on my release radar. The beginning of this book was suspenseful and the ending of this book was very suspenseful. I really liked Elise and her determination to do whatever for her son. I loved seeing them together and I really liked that this wasn’t a romance story at all. Elise is a widow who still very much misses her husband, but besides that there is no “romance” content at all. I’m constantly trying to find romance-free books in the Christian Fiction genre and it’s hard to find. That was an added bonus to this book.
I only have two and a half things that I wasn’t thrilled with: There was mentions of a senator who assaulted young women and made them get abortions. The middle of the book seemed a bit slower that the beginning and end (but it still flowed well). And the half-point goes to Elise’s faith. Now, I really enjoyed the faith content and the discussions, but Elise’s realization about trusting God felt a little out of place to me. The faith content was really good, but I wanted to see more of Elise having to make the steps towards trusting God, not just have someone witness to her and her pray. A little detail that doesn’t matter too much in the scheme of the plot, but something I wanted to note.
Overall, this was a good political suspense book that had nice faith content and a no-romance-based plot.
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 (Shiloh Run Press) for this honest review.

Monday, October 19, 2020

"Death at the Gala" by Jerry B. Jenkins & Tim LaHaye

About this book:

  “A Global Community raid forces the kids in Illinois to abandon the schoolhouse, but not before Vicki has a final word for her satellite audience.
  In Israel, Judd and Lionel attempt to stop an assassination plot and prepare for a deadly prophecy. Will this be the end of two of their beloved friends?
  Join the Young Tribulation Force as they search for safety and witness good triumph over evil.”

Series: Book #25 (of forty) in “Left Behind: The Kids” series. (Reviews of books
#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23, and #24.)

Spiritual Content- The Rapture has happened (all main characters were left behind); All about the Rapture, the Antichrist, Tribulation, & telling people about Christ; Scriptures are read, quoted, mentioned, & discussed; Prayers; Lots of witnessing, discussing, & sharing testimonies; A sermon; Many talks and discussions about God, faiths, & trusting; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Many mentions of Jesus, Jews, rabbis, & the Messiah; Mentions of churches & pastors; Mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of those in the Bible & Bible reading; Mentions of religions & religious people;
          *Note: People think Carpathia is god; Mentions of fortune tellers, pagan gods & pagan sanctuaries.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘shut up’, a ‘stupid’, and a ‘wimp’; Mentions of curses (said, not written); All about an assassination attempt, murdering, killing, & the bodies (semi-detailed); Mentions of deaths (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of blood & shooting (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of dummies being hanged, stabbed, & burned; Mentions of evil & hateful songs; Mentions of drugs, drinking, drunks, & bars.

Sexual Content- Mentions of hand holding; Mentions of liking some & who-likes-who; A couple mentions of cute with a guy.  

-Judd Thompson Jr., age 18
-Vicki Byrne, age 17
-Lionel Washington, age 16
                                         P.O.V. switches between them, Mark, & Carl
                                                        144 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens-
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
{These ratings are for content, since everyone has a different opinion on the Rapture and how it will happen.}
The writing (dialogue) has gotten better and there is more parts with Vicki, so I enjoyed this one.

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.