Wednesday, December 31, 2014

"Blue Moon Promise" by Colleen Coble

{This is the last review of 2014! Wow! Stay tune tomorrow for the best books of 2014 while we welcome 2015!} 
About this book:

  “Lucy Marsh's worldly resources are running out, but she's fiercely determined to care for her younger brother and sister. When she discovers that their father's recent death was no accident, Lucy is eager to leave town. She accepts a proxy marriage she believes will provide safe refuge. But trouble follows her to Texas where her new husband is surprised to suddenly have a wife and children to care for.
  Nate Stanton always hoped he'd marry someday, but running the family ranch meant he had no time for romance. When his father deposits Lucy Marsh--a city girl--on his doorstep, with two siblings in the bargain, he expects ranch life will send her running on the first train out of town. But Lucy is made of tougher stuff than Nate imagined. When danger moves in, Nate finds he'd give anything to protect Lucy and the children he's grown to love. Even if it means giving up his ranch.

Series: It is book #1 in the “Under Texas Stars” series. {I have not read book #2, “Safe in His Arms”, but I might one day after hearing that it’s much better than the first book in the series.}

Spiritual Content- Proverbs 16:9 at the beginning; Prayers; Lucy & Nate both say they’re Christians; ‘H’s are not capital when talking about God; Many Scriptures are quoted and Bible stories are mentioned.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dumb’, an ‘idiot’, a ‘shut up’, a ‘sissy’, two ‘stupid’s and three ‘hush’s; Curses are said but not written; a morgel (half-dog-half-wolf) and dogfight (semi-detailed); a Mention of a chicken being killed (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of drinking and saloons; Indians are talked about a lot.

Sexual Content- a ‘wench’; Four semi-detailed kisses and Not-detailed kisses; Wanting to kiss & Wanting more; Staring & Noticing; Seven mentions about a married couple sharing a bed, Four mentions of having kids and three mentions of a husband’s marriage rights; Sharing a bed (barely-above-not-detailed, but the emotions are there—noting sexual happens); Lucy is almost manhandled by a ranch hand (he wanted a kiss but she pulls a gun on him); An Indian offers ten horses for a little girl (he gets turned down); Love, an arranged marriage, falling in love, & the emotions (lots of those). 

-Lucy Marsh
-Nate Stanton
                                         P.O.V. switches between them & Jeb
                                              Set in 1877
                                                        300 pages

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New Teens-

Early High School Teens- 
(and a half)

Older High School Teens-

My personal Rating- 

Eh. Can’t say that I enjoyed this book. Most arranged marriage books normally have a lot of Sexual mentions & hints and sadly, “Blue Moon Promise” was no exception. {The only arranged marriage book I actually liked was “Honor” by Lyn Cote. Click Here to see that review!} The only thing that saved this book from a flat-out one-star rating on all was the many Scriptures that were quoted. But still, it really didn’t need all that Sexual Content.

See y’all on tomorrow with a fun post!

*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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