Friday, July 3, 2015

"When Hope Springs New" by Janette Oke

About this book:

  “Leaving behind their dear friends in Beaver Creek, Elizabeth and Wynn take over an even more primitive RCMP outpost in the Canadian Northwest. Elizabeth finds herself totally isolated when the local Indian women are afraid to even communicate with her. The Delaneys thought they had already faced the most crushing disappointment of their lives when they saw little Sammy disappear from view in the arms of his father. Would they be able to survive the challenges ahead?”

Series: Book #4 of the “Canadian West” series.
(Read Reviews of #1 Here, #2 Here, #3 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, trusting Him & promises; Witnessing; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Many, many Prayers & Blessings over food; A handful of Scriptures are quoted; Christmas; Mentions of Church going and actually going to Church and volunteering to help; Mentions of Bible studies and Scripture reading;
*Note: Many mentions of Indian’s gods, them dancing to please said gods, spirits, magic, witchcraft & a witch doctor.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a form of ‘dumb’, Mentions of curses (which may be said but not written); A dog gets sprayed by a skunk (semi-detailed); Mentions of dog fights; Mentions of dead & injured dogs (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of dead animals, hunting, trapping and skinned animals; A couple mentions of using the bathroom outside (no details); A mention of a man who beats his wife; A couple mentions of drinking, drunks, jail, fights, & knives; Mentions of smoking, tobacco, and cigarettes;  

Sexual Content- a not-detailed kiss; a cheek kiss; Touches & Embraces (barely-above-not-detailed); Wynn gives Elizabeth a playful pat on her bottom; Quite a few Mentions of Indian men who have more than one wife; Love, marriage, & the emotions. (Very light)

-Elizabeth Thatcher Delaney
                                        1st person P.O.V. of Elizabeth
                                              Set in 1916-1918
                                                        216 pages

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My personal Rating-
I personally think that this was the best book in the series since the first one! I know y’all are probably tired of me commenting on how clean this author’s books are, but oh! Really though! “When Hope Spring New” is written in first person in the main character’s POV and she married. But look how clean and little there is of the Sexual Content! I really would love to see more authors like Janette Oke in the Christian Fiction world. :)

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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