Monday, June 23, 2014

"The Carousel Painter" by Judith Miller

 About this book:

  “Carrie loves painting the beautiful carousel horses…but can she stand strong against the many who don’t want her to keep the job?
   When Carrington Brouwer receives the enviable job of painting carousel horses for a factory in Ohio, she believes her future is secure. But after an expensive necklace disappears from the home where she’s been staying, she’s caught up in a search for the truth that puts her entire livelihood—and her developing relationship with the factory manger—at risk. Can she lead police to the real culprit before she loses everything?”

 Series: As of now, no.

Spiritual Content- Carrie says her father thought “God was for weak people who needed a crutch to get through life.”; Church going (some sermons are written or the topic is); Bible reading; Carrie gets told the story of Stephan; Many Prayers and Scriptures are quoted; Many talks about God, why He lets things happen; and Having Faith to stand in our own fiery furnace (She hears the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego).

Negative Content- Lying & Stealing. (Everything works out though.)

Sexual Content- Tyson Farnsworth is a player and flirts many times with Carrie, at one point when Carrie almost falls he says “Careful or we’ll land on the floor. If you want to lie down beside me, I can think of more comfortable places.” (That is the most detailed any flirting gets); Two semi-detailed kisses and a few not detailed kisses.

-Carrington “Carrie” Brouwer
                                         P.O.V. of Carrie (all in first-person, present tense.)
                                                Set in 1890
                                                        335 pages

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My personal Rating- 
(and a half)

I never knew how much work went in to making a carousel! Sure, we hit on it in one of the novella’s in the “Sincerely Yours” collection, but “The Carousel Painter” has much more details about the making of a carousel horse. This was a historical mystery (the stealing kind of mystery, not a murder mystery) with a bit more than a touch of romance to it. {Plus, I think the cover is perfect for this book! It's so pretty!}

See y’all on Wednesday for another 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.

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