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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

"Forgotten" by Melody Carlson




About this book:

  “With MIA parents, overdue rent, and no one to turn to, Adele is forced out of her home. She strives to maintain the pretense of a “normal” life while struggling to finish high school, all the while concealing that she is homeless. But is she strong enough to keep up the act?
  Every teenage girl has a secret. And every teenage girl loves hearing someone else’s secret. But some secrets are big enough to detour, derail, or even destroy a young person’s life. Each of Melody Carlson’s Secrets novels will propel readers into a world where promises are broken, life is not fair, and challenges can make or break them, while ultimately helping readers discover that solid faith, loyal friends, and a persistent spirit will see them through.”


Series: Book #1 in the “Secrets” series.


Spiritual Content- A couple Prayers; Church going & a sermon; A mission home & talking to a pastor; Talks about God, trusting, & peace; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Adele isn’t so sure about God, but doesn’t think He believes in her; Mentions of church & sermons; A few mentions of praying; A couple mentions of a Bible & a picture of Jesus; A couple mentions of Christians; A mention of a youth group; A mention of Sunday School;
*Note: A few mentions of karma; A mention of a foster home “from hell”.


Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘cruddy’, a ‘duh’, a ‘freaking’, an ‘idiot’, a form of ‘wimp’, a ‘witch’, and seven forms of ‘stupid’; Sarcasm & eye rolling; Mentions of curses (said, not written); Thinking about suicide & dying (twice, but she doesn’t do it); Trying to fit in, jealousy, & lying; Many mentions of smoking dope, drug dealers, & highs (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of Adele’s father who left (she calls him a “deadbeat dad”); Mentions of Adele’s parents who are divorced; Mentions of alcohol, drinking, & drunks; Mentions of cigarettes & smoking; A few mentions of a serial killer; A mention of gambling; A mention of a middle-figure salute;
              *Note: Mentions of brand names (Banana Republic, Gap, Nine West, Express, Ralph Lauren, Valentino, Gucci, Channel, and Prada); A mention of Starbucks.


Sexual Content- two barely-above-not-detailed kisses, and two boarder-line barely-above-not-detailed // semi-detailed kisses; Remembering a kiss (barely-above-not-detailed); Hand holding & embraces (barely-above-not-detailed); Adele mentions that she was nearly raped twice while in foster care; two ‘hooker’s and three forms of ‘hot’; Mentions of “working girls” & prostitutes; Mentions of hand holding & embraces; Mentions of dating, crushes, & jealousy; Mentions of homecoming & dates; Mentions of flirting; Mentions of a girl changing & bathing in a public restroom (no details besides a mention of her being topless); A couple mentions of a girl’s boyfriend moving in with her; A mention of creeps expecting sex from teen girls & a girl trading her body for money; A mention of skanky invitation; A mention of pole dancing;
              *Note: A few mentions of anorexia & diets; A couple mentions of figures & Dolly Parton’s chest.

-Adele Porter, age 17
                                         1st person P.O.V. of Adele
                                                        197 pages

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My personal Rating-
{Add a ½ star for girls in Public School}
I read this book soon after I read “Wreath” by Judy Christie. Both books were very similar, but I have to be honest and say I enjoyed “Wreath” more than “Forgotten”. While I liked this one decently, it seemed too wrapped-up in a nice bow, if you get what I mean. I personally felt like what the back of the book talks about didn’t come in until 60 pages from the end, so it was laid out differently. Overall it was just okay, but not the author’s best, in my opinion.


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, September 18, 2017

"A Dangerous Engagement" by Melanie Dickerson



About this book:

  “Just as merchant’s daughter Felicity Mayson is spurned once again because of her meager dowry, she receives an unexpected invitation to Lady Blackstone’s country home. Being introduced to the wealthy Oliver Ratley is an admitted delight, as is his rather heedless yet inviting proposal of marriage. Only when another of Lady Blackstone’s handsome guests catches Felicity’s attention does she realize that nothing is what it seems at Doverton Hall.
  Government agent Philip McDowell is infiltrating a group of cutthroat revolutionaries led by none other than Lady Blackstone and Ratley. Their devious plot is to overthrow the monarchy, and their unwitting pawn is Felicity. Now Philip needs Felicity’s help in discovering the rebels’ secrets—by asking her to maintain cover as Ratley’s innocent bride-to-be.
  Philip is duty bound. Felicity is game. Together they’re risking their lives—and gambling their hearts—to undo a traitorous conspiracy before their dangerous masquerade is exposed.”


Series: Book #3 in “The Regency Spies of London” series. Review of #1 Here! and #2 Here!


Spiritual Content- Scriptures are quoted & mentioned; Many Prayers & Thanking God; Church going; Talks about God; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Mentions of God; Mentions of thanking & praising God; Mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of those & events in the Bible; Mentions of Christians, their duties, & faiths; Mentions of missionaries & the possibilities of becoming one; Mentions of churches, church going, clergymen/rectors, & sermons; Mentions of a book of prayers; A few mentions of Providence; A couple mentions of Bibles; A couple mentions of blessings & being blessed; A couple mentions of angels; A couple mentions of saints; A mention of Heaven; A mention of biblical beliefs; A mention of a miracle; A mention of monks;
*Note: A few mentions of pagan rituals & an altar; A mention of damning information.


Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a form of ‘idiot’, and two forms of ‘stupid’; A bit of sarcasm;Some eye rolling; Finding a murdered body & blood/bleeding (up to semi-detailed); Fighting, being hit/punch/slapped, pain, injuries, blood/bleeding, held at gunpoint, tied-up, & searched (up to semi-detailed); Being poisoned (barely-above-not-detailed); Passing out; All about mentions of wars, spies, traitors, rebellions/revolutions, treason, arrests, unlawful activities, violence, arguments, bloodshed, fighting, injuries, & deaths; Many mention of the possibility of being murdered/killed, stabbed, or poisoned (barely-above-not-detailed);Mentions of a murdered body, coming upon it, blood/bleeding, how it happened, the murderer, & screams (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of fighting, being held at gunpoint, someone being hit, being poisoned, pain, injuries, & blood/bleeding (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of killing; Mentions of hangings, beheadings, & the possibility; Mentions of planned assassinations & murders; Mentions of thieves & stealing; Mentions of hunting & hunts; Mentions of alcohol, drinking, & drunks; Mentions of lies, lying, liars, & deceit; Mentions of gossip & rumors; A few mentions of a wife killing her husband (up to semi-detailed); A few mentions of card games, gambling, & debts; A couple mentions of a pregnant woman who was beaten & starved by her husband (she lost the baby as a result); A couple mentions of a work accident & death (barely-above-not-detailed); A couple mentions of prejudice & insensitive comments; A couple mentions of wanting to punch someone’s nose & it bleeding; A couple mentions of enemies.


Sexual Content- four hand kisses, seven cheek kisses, three forehead kisses, two almost kisses, five not-detailed kisses, eight barely-above-not-detailed kisses, and three semi-detailed kisses; Wanting to kiss someone (barely-above-not-detailed); Touches, Embraces, Dancing, Nearness, & Warmth/Heat (up to semi-detailed); Blushes; Noticing, Staring, & Smelling; Many mentions of kisses, almost kissing/kisses, kissing, & seeing couples kissing; Mentions of Philip’s brother who got a maidservant pregnant; Mentions of a wedding night, the marriage bed, & a physical relationship (no details); Mentions of touches, wanting to touch, & seeing couples touching; Mentions of men taking advantage of/liberties with women; Mentions of noticing & staring at lips; Mentions of reputations, impropriety, & scandals; Mentions of flirting & flirts; A few mentions of loose morals; A few mentions of blushes; Love, falling in love & the emotions.

-Felicity Mayson
-Philip McDowell
                                P.O.V. switches between them
                                              Set in 1815
                                                        297 pages

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My personal Rating-

Ooooh, Felicity is a spy as well in this novel like Julia was in the first book of this series! While I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the second book, I did still really enjoy it! I was for sure hooked into the plot about two pages in because Felicity had already won me over completely due to that fact she’s learn Chinese and is thinking about the idea of becoming a missionary in China. Love her! I also thought it was interesting that she’s number 12 of 13 children in her family. The whole plot had adrenaline running throughout it, which kept me fully involved in the story. It was a bit kissy-er than other books by this author, but that was because of the dangerous engagement. ;)
I’m so sad that this series is over now, but it was such a pleasant and enjoyable series by Melanie Dickerson!


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 Author for this honest review.