Friday, November 21, 2014

"A Bride's Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee" by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer

About this book:

  “Heaven’s Stolen His Heart.
  After witnessing the ravages of the Civil War, Travis Logan vowed to give up doctoring. But when fellow steamboat passenger Caleb Wharton collapses at his feet, Travis knows he must lend his aid. As the old man lies dying, he makes Travis promise to take care of his land and find Heaven. Travis can’t help but wonder what Heaven has to do with a real place, so he heads to Caleb’s farm to fulfill his promise.
  Weeks of facing marauders and caring for her father’s home have finally taken their toll on Heaven Wharton. When an unknown young man charges the house, Heaven attempts to fire a warning shot but ends up shooting the man instead. Shocked, she and her sister, Angel, drag a semi-conscious Travis into the house and nurse him back to health.
    As Travis and Heaven both struggle to control their destinies, will they learn that only a heart that follows God can ever find peace on earth?”

Series: Part of the “Brides & Wedding” series. {They don’t have to be read in order; all should end with a City, State in the title. You can see our review of “A Bride’s Portrait in Dodge City, Kansas” Here!}

Spiritual Content- Mentions of Prayers, Praying and actual Praying; Mentions of Jesus’ birthday; Mentions of church going & Scriptures; Bibles reading & mentions of different parts of the Bible; A couple Scriptures are quoted; Jake tries to play the doubting game with Angel (trying to get her to doubt about God).

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘sissified’, two ‘dumb’s, two ‘hush’s, two ‘stupid’s; A fox attacks a hen-house & many hens are killed (semi-detailed); Mentions of killing/hunting animals for meat; Mentions of the war; a Mention of gambling; a Mention of having to put a horse down; a Mention of smoking; Blood (barely-above-not-detailed); People die (not-detailed).

Sexual Content- a Not-detailed kiss, Two semi-detailed kisses & a detailed kiss; Wanting to kiss & Mentions of kisses; Noticing; a women asks if another women & man slept overnight in the same house (that second women wonders if the other women meant under the same quilt; which they didn’t.);  Love, falling in love, and the emotions.

-Heaven Wharton
-Travis Logan
                                         P.O.V. switches between them, Angel, Annabelle & Jake
                                              Set in After the Civil War {Maybe 1866? It’s not written}
                                                        316 pages

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My personal Rating-
(and a half)

{ Lower these ratings half a star for very sensitive animal lovers. }
Again, I say, I like Western novels with the lady almost shooting her future lover. {Why? Maybe because it’s a women with a gun, protecting herself?} I enjoyed this novel but had to work on not dwelling on the animal killings. And I’d like to add how much I adore Angel! I’d love to see a story with her as the main character when she’s Heaven’s age!

See y’all on Monday with a new 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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