Friday, October 16, 2015

"Outward Appearances" by Vicki Watson

About this book:

  “When the first boarders arrive, Rosie realizes working at the family stable will be more difficult than she anticipated. The extra horses aren’t the problem however; it’s one of the boarders that Rosie can’t get along with. When Grandma explains 1 Samuel 16:7 to the girls, Rosie struggles to see how the verse applies. It takes an annoying boarder, a blind horse, and an extreme race to teach Rosie that while man looks at outward appearances, God looks at the heart.”

Series: Book #5 in the “Sonrise Stable” series. (Book #1’s review Here! Book #2’s review Here! Book #3’s review Here! Book #4’s review Here!)

Spiritual Content- 1 Samuel 16:7 at the beginning (and quoted & discussed later); Scriptures are quoted, mentioned & discussed; Prayers; Talks about God & judging; Many talks & discussions about those in the Bible; ‘H’ are capital when referring to God; Mentions of sermons, preachers & church;
*Note: A mention of the horse evaluation lesson featured in Book #3 in this series.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dad-burned’, and five ‘idiot’s; Many talks about & mentions of tattoos & piercings; Katrina is rude to a young African-American girl because the girl claimed that her grandfather was a jockey; A couple mentions of the Civil War & slavery; Mentions of when Sparrow the cat was shot (barely-above-not-detailed); A mention of vet recommending to euthanize a horse because the horse is blind (the owner did not follow that suggestion); A mention of tobacco juice; A mention of cheating; 

Sexual Content- Billy has a bit of a crush on Hannah; A mention of a girl whose mother left.

-Rosie, 10/11
                               P.O.V. of Rosie
                                       129 pages

Pre Teens-

New Teens- 

Early High School Teens-

Older High School Teens-

My personal Rating-

Just like the previous books in this series, “Outward Appearances” was a good book with great lessons. While reading this, I learned that some horses like peppermints! Huh, I never knew that! :)

See y’all on Monday with another 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.
*I received this book for free from the Author for this review.

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