Monday, February 15, 2016

"Calico Spy" by Margaret Brownley

About this book:

  “Pinkerton operative Katie Madison’s newest case takes her to Calico, Kansas, where two Harvey House restaurant waitresses were murdered in mysterious circumstances. Calico’s sheriff, Branch Whitman, has never met a Pink he liked and is stunned to learn the pretty redhead’s true identity as she works undercover as a Harvey girl. A tornado hits town, and a past deception puts Branch’s eight-year-old-son in danger. Now the Sheriff has no choice but to work with Katie—or chance losing everything he holds dear.”

Series: Book #3 in “Undercover Ladies” series. {Review of Book #1 Here! and Book #2 Here!}

Spiritual Content- Nahum 1:7 at the beginning; A few Scriptures are mentioned; Many Prayers; Thanking & Praising the Lord; Many, many Talks about God, trusting Him, Him caring, faith, forgiveness, His will & His plans; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; A mention of a revival; A couple mentions of the Lord’s prayer; Mentions of prayers; Mentions of Church & Sundays; Mentions of Bibles & Bible reading; Many mentions of & discussions about those in the Bible;
*Note: A couple mentions of religions; A place is called haunted; A mention of the gates of hell & a bucket of water.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dang’, a ‘darn’, a ‘dash it all’, a ‘holy smokes’, a ‘what the—‘, a ‘witch’, two ‘blast it/blast it all’s, four ‘blasted’s, and seven ‘dumb’s; Mentions of curses (said, not written); All about two murders & killers (up to semi-detailed, nothing gruesome); Fighting, Bullets & Blood (up to semi-detailed); Prepping chickens & fish for cooking (semi-detailed); Mentions of other murders, thieves, murders, deaths, jail & hangings (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of faro, gambling & cheating; Mentions of cigars & cigarettes; Mentions of saloons, drinks, drinkers & alcohol; A few mentions of spousal abuse; A few mentions of a husband that left; A couple mentions of whippings; A couple mentions of the war & a man who died; A bit of prejudice towards African-American former slaves.

Sexual Content- a not-detailed kiss, an almost semi-detailed kiss, and two semi-detailed kisses; Imaging kisses (up to semi-detailed); Remembering kisses (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of kisses & kissing; Lots of Touches, Dancing & Warmth (up to semi-detailed); Lots of Nearness, Gazes & Smelling (up to semi-detailed); Noticing (up to semi-detailed); Wanting more & a couple mentions of manly needs; Mentions of soiled doves & prostitutes; Mentions of flirting & flirts; A few mentions of filmy nightgowns & petticoats; A couple mentions of reputations; A mention of trying to have a child; A mention of a newborn infant’s umbilical cord; Love, falling in love & the emotions.

-Katie Jones
-Branch Whitman, age 33
                                P.O.V. switches between them
                                              Set in 1880
                                                        320 pages

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My personal Rating-
Like the previous books in this series, I have mixed feelings on “Calico Spy”. While it had a character I enjoy (a female Pinkerton), some funny moments & lots of Spiritual Content, it got a little too much touchy-feely at some parts. This book seemed very familiar to me, and I just can’t figure out why! Maybe because it’s slightly similar to the prior books in this series…? I enjoy Pinkerton stories, so I do hope the author does a few more. On the cover, it’s not my favorite and seems a bit busy, but her dress is pretty. ;)

See y’all on Wednesday 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.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher for this honest review.

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