Wednesday, September 16, 2015

"Tender Mercies" by Vicki Watson {Pre-Teen Week!}

{Welcome to Pre-Teen Week! Every quarter we’re going to try to do a full week dedicated to finding great Christian books for girls ages 8/9-12 every week day! This is Day Three of this quarters’!} {Day 1 Here!} {Day 2 Here!}
About this book:

  “When Rosie, Carrie, and Grandma are asked to help out at Last Chance Corral, a horse and foal rescue, Rosie is shocked when she experiences firsthand how cruel some people can be to animals. During the week at Last Chance, the girls learn that the God who knows when a sparrow falls to the ground works through the kindness of others to provide for the animals He created. For the foals, and the girls, Last Chance Corral is a life-changing experience.
  Tender Mercies is the fourth book in the Sonrise Stable series - the heartwarming, continuing story of an extended homeschooling family as they live, learn, and love together. Mixing adventure, life lessons, and realistic horse experiences, the series is a must for readers who enjoy family values, Christian faith, and, of course, horses!”

Series: Book #4 in the “Sonrise Stable” series. (Book #1’s review Here! Book #2’s review Here! Book #3’s review Here!)

Spiritual Content- Proverbs 12:10 at the beginning (and quoted later); A few Scriptures are quoted & mentioned; Prayers; ‘H’ are capital when referring to God (expect with the Scriptures, being quoted in KJV); Mentions of those in the Bible.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘oh my word’; Scrubbing foals’ hindquarters (borderline barely-above-not-detailed // semi-detailed); Mentions of dead & injured horses (semi-detailed); Mentions of foals being killed for their hinds & meat; Mentions of cats who are shot with arrows (Rose finds a cat that has been shot in the leg, the cat ends up okay, but it’s a traumatic experience); Mentions of cruel people; Mentions of cheating;  

Sexual Content- N/A

-Rosie, 10/11
                               P.O.V. of Rosie (& 1st person, uh, horse POV of a foal in 11 chapters!)
                                       123 pages

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Older High School Teens- 

My personal Rating-

{Girls sensitive to animals might want to skip this one due to the mentions of animal abuse.}
I liked “Clothed With Thunder” much better this one due to the content in “Tender Mercies”. Animal abuse—and even mentions of it—isn’t a very easy thing to read. I really recommend a parent read this book prior to the girl reading it due to the topics. It would open up discussion and possibly even a field trip after reading this book.

See y’all tomorrow with a new Pre-Teen Week 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.
*I received this book for free from the Author for this review.

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