Monday, December 29, 2014

"Out of the Storm" by Jody Hedlund

{To girls who are Under age 14! Do not read this review! It's not a good book! Let's leave it alone!}
About this book:

  “Having grown up in a lighthouse, loneliness is all Isabelle Thornton has ever known--and all, she assumes, she ever will know. But when her lightkeeper father rescues a young man from the lake, her sheltered world is turned upside down.”

Series: This is a novella and is considered #.5 in the “Beacons of Hope” series. Book #1 in this series will be reviewed in January.

Spiritual Content- Wondering if you’re in Heaven; A mention of Providence; Bible reading—which leads into three Scriptures being quoted; A mention or two of prayers; “God is the giver of life. And He’s also the taker. If He spared your life, then He must have something left for you to do.”; ‘H’s are capital in that sentence.
*Note: a “d*vilish”

Negative Content- Mentions of dead bodies & moving them (barely-above-not-detailed); Blood (semi-detailed); Removing bullets (semi-detailed); Fist fighting (semi-detailed); Knifes are aimed; Isabelle’s mother fell and broke her neck (not detailed);

Sexual Content- A very, very Detailed kiss that lasts almost a full page; Four Semi-Detailed and a Detailed kiss; Staring & Noticing; Staring at lips; Detailed Touches; Detailed & Semi-Detailed Embraces; Flattery & Flirting; Isabelle has to unclothe an unconscious Henry (semi-detailed, many blushes and she tries not to stare); Henry says “I promise I won’t try to seduce you (Isabelle).”; Henry suggests that Isabelle reads Song of Solomon (she doesn’t); Helping Henry put on pants (very-detailed); “He’d kept his hands off her—mostly”; a talk of a six month honeymoon & that the winter will give “us plenty of excuses to snuggle up together in bed.” {Eww! Did not need to know that!} Love, falling in love, & the emotions. (a whole lot of them!)

-Isabelle Thornton
-Henry Cole
                                         P.O.V. switches between them.
                                              Set in 1854
                                                        81 pages (approximately)

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My personal Rating- 

Uh…how ‘bout no? This was my first Jody Hedlund book (okay, technically, it’s a novella, but still). Can’t say I’m impressed. Not with all that kissing and touching. I’m really shocked at the amount of all that in just 80 pages. So, just stay away from this one!

See y’all on Wednesday with the last review of 2014!

*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.


  1. Yikes.

    I''ve heard a lot of good things about Jody Hedlund. Really hope the rest of her books are different!

    Thanks for the review! And the warning!

    Ally @ The Scribbling Sprite

    1. Hi Ally!
      I hope so too! But, it doesn't look like it. :(

      Thank you for commenting!
      Have a wonderfully Blessed week!
      Owner of BFCG

  2. Yeah, I started out reading Jody Hedlund's books when when she first came out. Her first books were really good but then I noticed after a time there were a lot of things that she wrote about that didn't go over well with me. So I've stopped reading her books altogether. They're just not for me. Thanks for the review!! :)

    1. Hi Esther!
      Hmmm! It looks like almost all her books are "Practical marriage" (i.e. arranged marriage) book. I'll have to see about her first books then! :)

      Thank you for commenting!
      Have a wonderfully Blessed week!
      Owner of BFCG