Monday, January 20, 2014

And the Winners are.... {"Shades of Mercy" Giveaway}

Thirty-Two Entries! Y'all, that's amazing! For a blog that hasn't even been up for a year yet. Wow! Just wow! Thank you all for entering and thank you to Moody Publishers for the copies!
  Before I tell who's getting a copy of the book, I just want to talk type some more.
Please, please, please, tell about this blog to your friends! You don't want your friends to read junk, do you? I didn't think so. Share on Facebook and Google Plus. Share at your Youth Group, school (even if your home-schooled!), at the Christian book store down the road! We all need to read good books. Not that icky vampire nastiness or kids killing kids.
  Okay, now I'll tell y'all who's getting a copy of "Shades of Mercy" by A. Lustrea & C. Rivadeneira!

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Congrats, winners!  Please e-mail on Facebook or at booksforchristiangirls (at) yahoo .com with your address! {If I don't hear back from one of the winner(s) before 1/24/13 I'll have to pick another winner}

Type to y'all soon!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

"My Hope is Found" by Joanne Bischof

{Last day to enter our first ever giveaway of the book "Shades of Mercy" by A. Lustrea & C. Rivadeneira!}

About this book:

“Gideon O’Riley has been given another chance at a life with Lonnie. But will the fight for her heart risk it all over again?
After finally finding love with his sweet bride Lonnie, Gideon’s heart was torn when a woman from his past claimed to be his true and rightful wife, forcing him away from his family. God’s merciful hand saw Gideon through the heartache, and with Cassie’s blessing, he is able to return home. But his journey back through the Blue Ridge Mountains will hold a trial he never anticipated.
Meanwhile, Lonnie determines to seal off her heart from Gideon, convinced he is lost to her forever. Strengthening her resolve to move on is her growing fondness for the handsome Scotsman, Toby McKee—the young reverend she has come to care for deeply. His proposal of marriage offers a bright future for her and her young son.
Yearning to allow joy back into her life, Lonnie must put aside the broken pieces of her heart that still love Gideon. When he returns to find her betrothed to another, he has to place his hope in God, trusting that the One who redeemed their love once can do it again.”

 Series: ‘The Cadence of Grace’ book #3 (#2 “Though my Heart is Torn” here!)

Spiritual Content- James 1:2-3 in the front; Lonnie prays, Toby is a Reverend; Gideon tries to learn more about God.

Negative Content- Gideon gets jealous of Toby, one time punching him; a ‘screw’; One of the men gets a knife through his side (not in detail)

Sexual Content- The word ‘s*x’ is not written in this book, but Gideon gets asked if he touched/kissed/laid with Cassie.

-Gideon O’Riley
-Lonnie (O’Riley???)
-Toby McGee
                                                              P.O.V. switches between them.
                                                                       334 pages
                                                                 Set in 1902

I liked “My Hope is Found” better than book two in this series, “Though My Heart is Torn”. Less sexual content, but still enough.


*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 for this review.

Monday, January 6, 2014

{GIVEAWAY!} "Shades of Mercy" by A. Lustrea & C. Rivadeneira

{First post of 2014! Whoo-hoo!}

About this book:

It's 1954 and the world-even the far Northwoods of Maine-is about to change. But that change can't happen soon enough for fourteen-year-old Mercy Millar. Long tired of being the "son" her father never had, Mercy's ready for the world to embrace her as the young woman she is-as well as embrace the forbidden love she feels.

 When childhood playmates grow up and fall in love, the whole community celebrates. But in the case of Mercy and Mick, there would be no celebration. Instead their relationship must stay hidden. Good girls do not date young men from the Maliseet tribe. At least, not in Watsonville, Maine. When racial tensions escalate and Mick is thrown in jail under suspicion of murder, Mercy nearly loses all hope-in love, in her father, and in God himself.”

 Series: ‘A Maine Chronicle’, book #1

Spiritual Content- Micah 6:8, Luke 4:14-2; Mercy & her family do many prayers; Mercy witness to some of her Maliseet friends

Negative Content- a ‘what the heck’, a few ‘heck’s, some people are rude to the Malissets, just because they want them gone.

Sexual Content- Kisses, no detail; Some folks think a girl is with child, but she’s not.

-Mercy Millar
                                       P.O.V. of Mercy (With Grandma Mercy at the beginning & end)
                                                       Set in Present time & 1954       257 pages


‘Shades of Mercy’ is almost like ‘Romeo & Juilet’; but it’s not the parents that reject the relationship between their young-uns, it’s some of town people. Though it had spoilers in the front- before we even got into the book- I really liked it! And Thanks to the Publisher (Moody Publishers) we have THREE brand-new copies of "Shades of Mercy" to Giveaway! :D 
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(US & Canada only, sorry y'all!)

*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 for this review.