Tuesday, June 25, 2013

"Rock Harbor Search & Rescue" by Coble & Caroll

About this book:

“Emily O'Reilly is obsessed with all things Search and Rescue. She volunteers with the team and goes on rescue missions with her stepmom. She is even selling homemade jewelry to save up for her own Search and Rescue puppy. But when an expensive necklace is stolen from a renowned jewelry artist at Rock Harbor's fall festival and Emily is accused of the crime, it looks like she'll never get her puppy and be able to join the Rock Harbor Search and Rescue team.

Emily isn't willing to give up on her Search and Rescue dreams that easily, and she sets out to find the real culprit and to restore her reputation. With a few suspects in mind, Emily is determined to uncover the truth, but she isn't prepared for the secrets she and the Search and Rescue dogs sniff out in the process. This exciting mystery is filled with twists and turns that will keep readers on the edge of their seats and have them pining after a Search and Rescue puppy of their own!”

 Series: First book in the new series "Rock Harbor Search and Rescue".

Spiritual Content-
Matthew 5:23-25 plus a few other scriptures; Talks about God.

Negative Content-
Windigo (An Indian legend) is a common name/thing in this book, many people are scared of it, and sometimes Emily as well; She has dreams that the Windigo will get her; Emily’s mom is out of jail and Emily’s scared, as her mom tired to kill her little brother.

Sexual Content-

-Emily O’Reilly

                                         P.O.V. of Emily
                                                                                           242 pages

I thought this would be a corny story, you know... a missing necklace? Really? But as soon as I got into it, Emily didn't seem like a character, she was like a real girl, whose life I was looking into.

*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 24, 2013

"A Simple Song" by Melody Carlson

 About this book:

“Katrina Yoder loves to sing, but her Amish parents view singing as vainglory and a sin. Katrina’s best friend, Bekka, is convinced Katrina should try out for American Star, a televised singing competition that Bekka has been secretly watching. Katrina resists the temptation until her father’s health worsens. He desperately needs a surgery the family cannot afford. Katrina decides she must go against her parents’ wishes to win the money needed to help her father. But how will she handle herself as an Amish teenager out in the world?
Teen girls will be swept into the excitement as Katrina ventures out of her quiet Amish world to become a reality television star. Will she be successful? And will she be accepted back into her community when it’s over?“

 Series: As of now, no.

Spiritual Content-
(It’s an Amish book.) Katrina puts her life in God’s hands.

Negative Content-
Breezy comes into the hotel room drunk.

Sexual Content-
Tyler asks Katrina if she loves him; A kiss; Breezy says a pair of shoes makes her look sexy.

-Katrina Yoder

                                         P.O.V. of Katrina
                                                                                           280 pages


I want a sequel! I waited for months for ‘A Simple Song’ to come out, and I was not disappointed. First book I’ve bought new in a long time.


*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, June 14, 2013

"Savannah from Savannah" by Denise Hildreth

About this book:

I'm coming home to prove something..to my city, my mother, and myself.

It is a place known to most as Savannah. It is a place known to me as home. I wish I could tell you it was my love for this city that precipitated my return. But I did not return out of a mere longing for home. I returned because I have something to prove to home. I am Savannah...from Savannah.

 Series: ‘Savannah’, book 1. Does have to be read in order.

Spiritual Content-
Savannah prays; Savannah’s from the south:

church goin’ is mandatory.

Negative Content-
Pageant jokes, along with “Where did she get those?”.

Sexual Content-

-Savannah Phillips

                                         P.O.V. of Savannah
                                                                                           324 pages

A funny Christian chick-lit, that I think would be a good read for teens.

*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.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Interview with Mrs. Jillian Hart

 "Jillian grew up on her family's homestead on Washington state, near Carnation, Washington, where she raised cattle to pay for her college tuition, rode horses through the pristine foothills of the Cascade Mountain range and scribbled stories in her spare time.

After earning an English degree from Whitman College (what better way to go through college than to constantly read books?), she traveled, worked in advertising, taught Sunday school and volunteered before becoming a writer.
When she's not hard at work on her next story, Jillian can be found chatting with a friend, stopping for a café mocha with a book in hand, and spending quiet evenings at home with her family."

Hello! Welcome to Books For Christian Girls!
How are you today Ms. Jillian Hart?

I'm great, thanks for having me, Lindsey.  I'm so excited to be on your blog.

Where do you get your ideas?

They just pop in my head.  It's scary, I'll be out shopping, or taking out the garbage or chopping a salad, my mind will wander and I'll just stand there staring into space while I think the new idea through…and not realize how many people are staring at me and thinking, there is something wrong with that girl :).

What inspires you to write?

Writing for me is like breathing.  I just have to do it.  It's the same way praying or spending time with my Bible.  Something enormous is simply missing if it isn't part of my day.

What’s something not most people would know about you?

I worked as a life guard and swim instructor through my high school years.  My favorite part was blowing my whistle at the kids who misbehaved during public swim. 

{And a few fun questions:}
Favorite Scripture?

What is important is faith expressing itself in love.
  --Galatians 5:6

Favorite kind of candy? Or try to stay away?

M&Ms, hands down.  Love the holiday M&Ms, especially Easter, with all those pretty pastels!

Favorite color the good Lord made?

I love pink.

Favorite food?

A cheeseburger and fries

Do you own any pets?

Not currently, although I'm hoping to get a dog some day soon.  Just looking for the right one!

That’s all! Is there anything you would like to say to our readers?

Thank you.  I'm so grateful for this chance to talk with you, Lindsey.  Thanks for inviting me to hang out with you.  God bless!

'For the Twins' sake', July 1st, 2005

'A Soldier for Christmas', November 15th, 2010

'Reunited for the Holidays', December 1st, 2012

Don't forget to check out Mrs. Hart's Website, and Facebook.

Click HERE for a review of 'For the Twins' Sake'.

Thank you Mrs. Hart for letting BFCG interview you!