Monday, October 6, 2014

"Watercolor Dreams" by Sherry Kyle

About this book:

  “He strolled into her painting . . . and into her heart.
  It's 1910 and Anna Lewis is praying that God will help her become a premier watercolor artist of the lush beaches of Carmel, California. When a man strides down the beach and stops to face the ocean, Anna sketches him into her painting. Was it a mistake? Anna thinks so when he tells her he doesn't have spare change to purchase her work. Spare change indeed! But while she seeks God's leading for her art career, she'd better keep her day job as nursemaid to two rambunctious boys.
  The minute Charles Jordan walks away, he regrets criticizing the woman's painting but as he told the artist, he's just been jilted at the altar.
  How will a secret from Charles' past affect his chances of loving again? And how will Anna have the hope she needs when tragedy strikes and she must rely on the one man who crushed her spirit?

Series: As of now, no.

Spiritual Content- Anna knows that God will take care of her; Many, many Prayers; Church going (and a notice of a stained glass of Jesus); Many talks & mentions about God changing us, trusting Him, thanking Him, His plans for us, Him healing us; (All ‘H’s when talking about The Lord are capital! :) ); Many, many, many Scriptures are quoted, mentioned and talked about; Anna & Charles were both upset at God (one during the book, another before the book starts) but both end quick and it’s all okay; At the Outdoor Theater the biblical drama, David, will be played (mentioned); Anna says a Prayer she did when she was a child (it’s written).

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘hush’, two ‘blast’s and two curses are said but not written (one is explained as words “not intended for the children’s ears.”); A man wants to hit another man, but does not; Whiskey is drank & those men pass out drunk.

Sexual Content- a “tender kiss”; three semi-detailed kisses; a forehead kiss (semi-detailed on how she feels); a not-detailed kiss on the cheek; Wanting to kiss twice; Notices of smells & facial features; Charles’s bride jilted him at the altar for his cousin; Helen asks if the doctor did anything inappropriate (which he didn’t, Helen was just worried about Anna wanting to leave); Anna tells a man she could kiss him for bring good news (which he likes the sound of but Anna does not kiss him); a drunk man says that he’d “like one night with her” (the other man says no, and it’s not mentioned again nor does it happen); Love, falling in love & the emotions.

-Anna Lewis
-Charles Jordan
                                        P.O.V. switches between them
                                              Set in 1910                                                    
                                                   337 pages

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My personal Rating- 
(and a half)

Have you ever read a book, that when you start it you’re giggly? Because of excitement? Yeah, that was me reading “Watercolor Dreams”. After reading “Delivered With Love” over a year ago, I became a fan of Miss Sherry Kyle’s writing (I plan on re-reading & re-reviewing it early next year!). I was reading this book very late at night (I couldn’t put it down!) and there were many times while reading that I had to clamp my hand over my mouth so I wouldn’t wake my parents! I was laughing so hard!

See y’all on Wednesday!

*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 (HopeSprings Books) for this review.

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