Monday, January 19, 2015

"Love Unexpected" by Jody Hedlund

{Make sure you’ve entered our Giveaway! It ends tonight!}

{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:

  “All she's ever wanted was a home. But stranded at Presque Isle port after their steamboat sank, Emma Chambers and her brother, Ryan, couldn't be farther away from security. While Ryan at least can find work, Emma can't even find a place to stay. An unlikely solution arises when the lighthouse keeper, who recently lost his wife and is struggling to raise his young son, arrives in town. A traveling preacher believes they might be the answer to each others' problems, and after a hasty marriage, Emma is headed back to the lighthouse with this handsome but quiet stranger.
  But nothing in her wandering life has prepared her for suddenly being asked to raise a child and keep a house. Struggling at every turn, Emma also suspects Patrick may be keeping something hidden from her. In town she hears whispers about strange circumstances surrounding his previous wife's death, and it seems as though Emma's answered prayer for a home and family may actually be something much more dangerous.”

 Series: Book #1 in the “Beacons of Hope” series. {There’s a Novella which is consider #.5 in the series which you can read our review Here! Book #2 will be coming out in Summer 2015.}

Spiritual Content- Emma hasn’t prayed in a long time & doesn’t think she remembers how to; She has to learn about God being in control and not her; Patrick prays; A few Scriptures are quoted; Talks about God & His plans; ‘H’s are capital; Mentions of church going & devotionals.
*Note: a “pit of h*ll”.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘hush’, an ‘idiot’ and a form of ‘stupid’; Curses are said but not written; Pirate attacks (barely-above-not-detailed); After her Mam died, Emma’s father drank and couldn’t keep a job; Fist Fighting (highest being semi-detailed); Blood (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions & Rememberings of box fighting (semi-detailed); *Spoiler* Patrick’s past included looting, liquor, gambling & see Sexual content Spoiler. *End of Spoiler*; Guns are pointed & shot.

Sexual Content- a ‘hussy’  and a ‘wh*re’; A Detailed Kiss & 2 Semi-Detailed kisses; Wishing & Wanting to Kiss; Talks of Kissing & Kisses; Thinking of kissing & kisses; Longing for more; Embraces (ranging from barely-above-not-detailed all the way to detailed); A Mention of being together & have children; 3 Mentions of wanting to be attractive to your spouse (Which Emma goes to Bertie for advice, very bad idea); 6 Mentions of sharing intimacies; 8 Mentions of expecting something when you’re married; 8 Mentions of laying/sleeping with someone; Rumors go around that Patrick has another women & sees her (*Spoiler* Emma sees him with her, the woman wearing a low cut dress. Turns out she’s a prostitute, his sister and Josiah’s mother. *End of Spoiler*) In Patrick’s past, *Spoiler* when he was drunk, he took advantage of a women and he found he the next morning beaten in his bed (at the end of the novel it’s revealed that his fellow pirate friend used & beaten her)*End of Spoiler*; Carrying to bed; Love, an practical (read: arranged) marriage, falling in love, the emotions & Longing, lots of longing. 

-Emma Chambers
-Patrick Garraty
                                         P.O.V. switches between them.
                                              Set in 1859
                                                        340 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens-
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
Whoa! Lots of Sexual Content! {Cue the “Ewww!”s!} This was my first full-length Jody Hedlund book, and sadly, it might just my last. This book reminded me at many times of “Short Straw Bride” by Karen Witemeyer (which I haven’t reviewed on here due to the Sexual Content). This book had an insane about of Sexual hints & mentions. Add Patrick’s past & annoying Bertie the Gossip/Traitor (saw that one coming) and you get a Banned Book.

See y’all on Wednesday with a new review! Make sure you’ve entered our Giveaway! It ends tonight!

*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 (Bethany House) for this review.

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