Friday, June 26, 2015

"When Breaks the Dawn" by Janette Oke

About this book:

  “After surviving a harsh first year in the far north, Elizabeth Delaney and her Royal Canadian Mountie husband, Wynn, are settling into the small community of Beaver Creek. Elizabeth is once more teaching school, and they seem to be gradually making a place for themselves among the Indians. And then the news arrives...”

Series: Book #3 of the “Canadian West” series.
(Read Reviews of #1 Here, #2 Here, #4 Here, #5 Here, and #6 Here. )  {There is a movie based on the first book of this series with the same name, plus a TV series on Hallmark about the continuation of the series, “Return to the Canadian West.”
(Read Reviews of Book #1 in that series Here, and #2 Here.)} 

Spiritual Content- Talks about God & witnessing; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Prayers & Blessings over food; A handful of Scriptures are quoted; A mention of Hannah from the Bible; Christmas; Mentions of Church going; Mentions of Bible studies; Near the end, Elizabeth gets mad at God but gets over it quickly.
*Note: a mention of a spirit animal & the Great Spirit; a couple mentions of witchcraft & a witch doctor.

Negative Content- Dog fighting & Blood (semi-detailed); Mentions of illness & people dying (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of hunting & trapping animals for food; Mentions of liquor, drunks, shooting & killing someone (barely-above-not-detailed).

Sexual Content- two barely-above-not-detailed kisses; Three nose-kisses; Mentions of kisses (not-detailed); Embraces (barely-above-not-detailed); Elizabeth really wants a child but cannot conceive; Mentions of nursing; Love, marriage, & the emotions. 

-Elizabeth Thatcher Delaney
                                        1st person P.O.V. of Elizabeth
                                              Set in 1912-1916
                                                        215 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
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Early High School Teens- 
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
Because the main part of this book is Elizabeth wanting a child but not being able to conceive it’s not the most relatable for teens. (Though, nothing about what it takes to conceive is said; very clean.) But, when you fall in love with a character you want to know what happens to said character. “When Breaks the Dawn” is very clean for teens and fans of the previous books will enjoy it. {I’d like to applaud the author once more for being so clean! Like I said, main part of this story is Elizabeth wanting to conceive, but there was no sexual hints or mentions at all! More authors need to write like Janette Oke.}

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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