Wednesday, January 20, 2016

"Love Finds You in Carmel-By-The-Sea, California" by Sandra D. Bricker

About this book:

  “Annie Gray has an epiphany: she is not living the life she's always dreamed of. She decides to start fresh, drawing inspiration from her favorite classic Hollywood films. First, Annie moves into the picturesque Carmel bungalow belonging to her grandmother - a retired film star. Next up: landing an exciting job as a private investigator's assistant. But Annie's new boss is no Humphrey Bogart, and the work isn't quite what she pictured. Just when everything in Annie's screen-worthy plan teeters on the brink of disaster, she has another epiphany. Will this one land her in the arms of her own leading man?”

Series: Part of the “Love Finds You” series, books are not connected.

Spiritual Content- 1 Kings 19:11-12 at the beginning; Prayers; Scriptures are read, quoted & mentioned; Bible reading; Talks about God; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; A mention of a Christian singer; Mentions of prayers; Mentions of Bibles; Mentions of church;
*Note: A mention of reincarnation (Annie doesn’t believe in it).

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dumb’, a ‘gosh’, a ‘stinkin’’, a ‘stupid’ & three ‘idiot’s; An unfinished quote “Frankly, my dear…”; Sarcasm; A couple mentions of a corpse (no details); A couple mentions of murders & drug traffickers; A couple mentions of drinking & drunks; Mentions of blood, pain & injuries (up to semi-detailed).

Sexual Content- a hand kiss, a barely-above-not-detailed kiss and five semi-detailed kisses; Remembering a kiss (up to semi-detailed); Embracing & Touches (up to semi-detailed); Noticing & Smelling (up to semi-detailed); Jealousy; A guy hints towards doing “you know” with Annie; Hints that Annie isn’t a virgin due to an attack when she was in college (no details); two forms of ‘hottie’; A mention of being a virgin; A (teasing) mention of a resemblance to the milk man; Mentions of kisses; Mentions of an unmarried couple living together (they aren’t a couple); Mentions of adultery & cheaters; Mentions of flirting & swooning; Love, falling in love & the emotions;
               *Note: A couple mentions of bras & curves.

-Annie Gray
-Nick Benchley
                                             P.O.V. switches between them
                                                   313 pages

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My personal Rating-
For some reason, I thought this was a historical. Whatever slight disappointment I had on that first page was quickly gone. “Love Finds You in Carmel-By-The-Sea, California” (whew, that’s a mouthful!) was a sarcastic book with beagles! I’m a beagle owner, for those who don’t know, so I may be a bit biased about books with my favorite breed in them. What more could you ask for? ;) Okay, maybe a bit more Spiritual Content (which was at a decent amount already) and a few less semi-detailed kisses. You have to love Doris Day & the mentions of her. The old Hollywood quotes at the beginning of each chapter was a nice touch. :)

See y’all on Friday 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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