Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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Friday, December 13, 2019

"Prom Date" by Melody Carlson

About this book:

  “The stakes have never been higher for the girls of the Dating Games club. But can one glittery night ever live up to their expectations?
  The girls of the Dating Games club have learned a lot this year--about boys, dating, friendship, and themselves. Now the school year is wrapping up, and the biggest date of all looms on the horizon: prom.
  With this new challenge comes a lot of extra pressure and expectations. Everyone wants the perfect dress, the perfect date, the perfect dance. But when one of their own needs their support, can they make the biggest night of the year about something bigger than themselves?
  Join Cassidy, Devon, Abby, Bryn, and Emma for one last dance that promises to be one they'll remember for the rest of their lives--and for friendships that will last a lifetime.”

Series: Book #4 in “The Dating Games” series. Review of Book #1 Here!, #2 Here!, and #3 Here!

Spiritual Content- Set at a Christian high school; Prayers; Going to a youth group; Talks about God & His love; ‘H’s are not capitalized when referring to God; Mentions of God & His love; Mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of a Bible; Mentions of churches, church going, youth groups, sermons, & pastors (including a female co-youth pastor).

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a form of ‘shut up’, two ‘duh’s, and eight ‘stupid’s; Lots of eye rolling; Some sarcasm; Mentions of leukemia; Mentions of lies & lying; Mentions of divorces & fathers leaving their families; A few mentions of an alcoholic father & a mom who was addicted to pain pills; A few mentions of jealousy; A few mentions of rumors & gossip; A couple mentions of a husband abusing his wife; A couple mentions of being drunk (and underage Book #2);
             *Note: Mentions of the Oscars, celebrities, & songs; Mentions of brand names & designers (including Apple products); A couple mentions of social media.

Sexual Content- a ‘chick’, two ‘hooker’s, and eight ‘hot’s; All about many mentions of boys, boyfriends/girlfriends, & dating; Many mentions of dances & dates; Mentions of male attention; A few mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of a husband leaving his wife for another woman; A couple mentions of a cheek kiss; A mention of abstaining from sex; A mention of what a guy really wants;
             *Note: A few mentions of a dress with a plunging neckline; A few mentions of bare shoulders & strapless dresses; A couple mentions of a girl’s curvy figure; A mention of a girl usually wearing too-tight clothes; A mention of an idea feeling sexist.

-Devon Fremont, age 16/17
-Cassidy Banks, age 16/17
-Emma Parks, age 16/17
-Bryn Jacobs, age 16/17
-Abby Morrison, age 16/17
                                P.O.V. switches between them
                                                        209 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens-
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
Was this my favorite Melody Carlson series? No, probably not, but this last book made the series much better. I really enjoyed seeing how the girls all grew in character and towards each other through these four books—about a year in the series’ setting. I think it would have been fun if there were some name dropping of prior characters in past series by this author, but it was still a good series. I would love to see how all the girls are doing, though, so maybe a novella could happen? It would be nice. ;)

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, December 6, 2019

"The Best of Intentions" by Susan Anne Mason

About this book:

  “She Swore to Protect Her Nephew at Any Cost. But What if That Price is a Chance at Love?
  In the aftermath of WWI, Grace Abernathy is determined to reunite her family, crossing an ocean to convince her widowed sister to return home to England. Yet, in Toronto she discovers more tragedy--her nephew Christian in the custody of his paternal relatives, the formidable Easton family, who rejected Grace's sister because of her low social status.
  Unconvinced the Eastons can be fitting caretakers, Grace uses an assumed name to secure the position of Christian's nanny and moves into the Easton estate. There she can observe the family up close, while ensuring Christian's well-being. In the course of her new role, she is shocked to find herself falling in love with Andrew Easton, the boy's guardian. Unfortunately, Andrew is promised to a spoiled socialite who is sure to make a terrible stepmother for Christian. Will Grace be able to protect her nephew . . . and her heart?”

Series: Book #1 in the “Canadian Crossings” series.

Spiritual Content- 2 Corinthians 12:9 at the beginning; Scriptures (from Song of Solomon) are read; Bible reading; Prayers & Thanking God; Talks about God, His will, & forgiveness; ‘H’s are capitalized when referring to God; Church going; Mentions of God & His will; Mentions of prayers, praying, & thanking God; Mentions of faiths; Mentions of Bibles & Bible reading; Mentions of churches, church going, services, choirs, & reverends; Mentions of Heaven; A few mentions of miracles; A few mentions of blessings; A couple mentions of godsends & Gods speed; A couple mentions of a cross necklace; A mention of a Christlike attitude;
             *Note: a ‘how the devil’; A mention of one devil of a mess.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘bloomin’’; A bit of eye rolling; Pain & Injuries; Grace lies about her connect to Christian; Many mentions of a war, fighting, injuries, & deaths; Mentions of an accident & drowning; Mentions of illnesses & deaths; Mentions of thieves, stealing, & being arrested; Mentions of hatred; Mentions of deception, lies, lying, & liars; Mentions of gossips; Mentions of alcohol & drinking (Andrew drinks a cocktail in a social setting, but does not enjoy it); Mentions of tobacco & cigars; A few mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of criminals.

Sexual Content- an almost (barely-above-not-detailed) kiss, two hand kisses, four cheek kisses, three not-detailed kisses, five barely-above-not-detailed kisses, three semi-detailed kisses, a detailed kiss, and three very detailed kiss; Remembering kisses (semi-detailed to detailed); Wanting to kiss & touch (barely-above-not-detailed); Touches, Hand holding, & Dancing (up to semi-detailed); Noticing, Nearness, & Smelling (up to semi-detailed); Blushes; a ‘whore’; A man tries to hit on Grace; Mentions of compromising situations & ruined reputations (and paying someone to seduce another); Mentions of kissing & kisses; Mentions of taken liberties; Mentions of a man’s possessive manner; Mentions of flirting & winks; A few mentions of wanting to have children right after getting married (including a mention of kisses and more that’s involved in that process); A couple mentions of a playboy; A couple mentions of jealousy; Love, falling in love, being in love, & the emotions (x2);
             *Note: A mention of a dress bordering on risqué.

-Grace Abernathy
-Andrew Easton
                                P.O.V. switches between them & Virginia
                                              Set in 1919
                                                        347 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens-
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating- 
For my personal library readathon, this was one of the books I decided to take a chance on. I had read this author’s debut book in 2015 and because of lack of character development and some content, I did not enjoy it at all. Needless to say, even though this new novel had on of my favorite tropes (mistaken identities) in it, I was still nervous.
The first half of this book started out pretty strong in my eyes, it definitely had me interested and curious to see how it would finish. There was a good amount of Spiritual Content and faiths too, that I liked seeing. Unfortunately, exactly half-way through the book it became very kissy and continued that way until the very end. Had those very detailed and detailed kisses not shown up, I think I could have given this book a higher rating. I did have a slight problem with the whole “male-lead's-current-girlfriend-being-awful-because-we-are-supposed-to-hate-her” trope. It’s very common, but still disappointing to see.
I may try to finish this series, but I do hope that they will have less kissing scenes.

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.