Wednesday, July 10, 2013

"Prairie Song" by Mona Hodgson

 About this book:

The first step in a challenging journey is often the one that means the most. 
Though it means saying goodbye to the beloved friends and spiritual mentors of her St. Charles, Missouri quilting circle, Anna Goben is certain that she needs to enlist her family in the Boones Lick Company wagon train. The loss of her beloved brother in the Civil War has paralyzed her mother and grandfather in a malaise of grief and depression and Anna is convinced that only a fresh start in the Promised Land of California can bring her family back to her. Although the unknown perils of the trail west loom, Anna’s commitment to caring for her loved ones leaves no room for fear—or even loving someone new. 

During the five-month journey, trail hand Caleb Reger plans to keep a low profile as he watches over the band of travelers. Guarding secrets about his past and avoiding God’s calling on his life, Caleb wants to steer as far from Anna as she does him, but she proves to be just as he assessed her from the beginning— independent, beautiful

Led by a pillar of hope, the group faces rough terrain that begins to take a toll on their spirits. Will the wilderness of suffering lead them astray, or will the gentle song of love that echoes across the prairie turn their hearts toward God’s grace and the promise of a new home?”

 Series: ‘Hearts seeking home’, book 1, coming out August 6th, 2013  

Spiritual Content-
Joshua 1:9 is quoted in the front; Everyone has a faith, but one man; Caleb reads the bible every morning; Caleb studied to be a Pastor.

Negative Content-
A couple of people get drunk.

Sexual Content-

-Anna Goben
-Caleb Reger

                                         P.O.V. of Anna, Caleb, Caroline & Garret
                                                 Set in 1866
                                                                                           298 pages


(Really three and a half)
I’m not a history chick, I mean I like it and all, but it’s not my favorite genre to read. This book has not even come out yet (August 6th, 2013- Mark your calendars!) and I’m waiting for the next book in this series, ‘Mountain Whispers’. That should tell you something.

Don't forget to visit Mona Hodgson's Website, Order it here, and Bio about the author.

*I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this 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, July 8, 2013

"Twice in a Lifetime" by Marta Perry

About this book:
“When her family calls brokenhearted Georgia Lee Bodine home to Charleston, she knows there's trouble. Her beloved grandmother hired some fancy lawyer to carry out eccentric requests--and unearth an old family secret. Georgia plans to send Matthew Harper packing until she discovers how much the widowed father cares about her grandmother. And that his heart is even more deeply guarded than her own. As they work together on the Bodine history, they uncover a surprise about themselves: that love "can" strike twice in a lifetime.”

 Series: ‘Love Inspired- The Bodine Family’, book 1. Does have to be read in order.

Spiritual Content-
Psalm 8:3-4 in the front; Georgia Lee has a Faith; Matthew says he has a ‘second-hand Faith’.

Negative Content-
Matthew locks his feeling inside. 

Sexual Content-

-Georgia Lee Bodine
-Matthew Harper

                                         P.O.V. switches between Georgia & Matthew

                                                                                           208 pages


Can’t say this was one of my favorite ‘Love Inspired’ books, it was alright.


*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.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

"There You'll Find Me" by Jenny B. Jones

About this book:

Grief brought Finley to Ireland. Love will lead her home.

Finley Sinclair is not your typical eighteen-year-old. She's witty, tough, and driven. With an upcoming interview at the Manhattan music conservatory, Finley needs to compose her audition piece. But her creativity disappeared with the death of her older brother, Will.

She decides to study abroad in Ireland so she can follow Will's travel journal. It's the place he felt closest to God, and she's hopeful being there will help her make peace over losing him. So she agrees to an exchange program and boards the plane.

Beckett Rush, teen heartthrob and Hollywood bad boy, is flying to Ireland to finish filming his latest vampire movie. On the flight, he meets Finley. She's the one girl who seems immune to his charm. Undeterred, Beckett convinces her to be his assistant in exchange for his help as a tour guide.

Once in Ireland, Finley starts to break down. The loss of her brother and the pressure of school, her audition, and whatever it is that is happening between her and Beckett, leads her to a new and dangerous vice. When is God going to show up for her in this emerald paradise?

Then she experiences something that radically changes her perspective on life. Could it be God convincing her that everything she's been looking for has been with her all along?

 Series: Stand alone.

Spiritual Content-
Has a quote from C. S. Lewis’ “Mere Christianity”; Finley says Ireland meadows are ‘Photo shopped by God’; Finley is searching for God throughout the book; Beckett goes to church.

Negative Content-
Beckett’s plays a vampire in different movies; 3 ‘screws’, 2 ‘craps’, 1 heck.

Sexual Content-
Finley says Beckett has that smile could get a girl to take off her purity ring with one word.

-Finley Sinclair

                                         P.O.V. of Finley

                                                                                           303 pages


This book could have gotten a higher review if it had gone without the negative & sexual parts. It was well written & had a unique story line.

*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, July 6, 2013

"A Daughter's Legacy" by Virginia Smith

 About this book:
“To receive her inheritance and make peace with her late mother, Kelli Jackson must abide by the woman's will. Even though it means working as a zookeeper for six months--with animals that terrify her. How can she possibly explain her fears--and her past--to her handsome boss, Jason Andover? The glimpses of kindness-- and painful secrets--she sees in his eyes slowly have her sharing "everything." But then she makes a startling discovery--one that may tear them apart forever. Unless she can return the gift of love he's given her.”

 Series: ‘Love Inspired’, does not have to be read in order.  

Spiritual Content-
1 John 4:18 in the front of the book; Both characters have a Faith.

Negative Content-
Kelli has flashbacks when she was little of when her father got hurt/killed.

Sexual Content-
Kisses; Two different babies get born out of wedlock.

-Kelli Jackson
-Jason Andover

                                         P.O.V. switches between Kelli & Jason

                                                                                           216 pages

Not bad. If you like love the zoo (Like want to work there) you probably would like this book.

*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.