Friday, April 22, 2016

"The Pirate Daughter's Promise" by Molly Evangeline

About this book:

  “Skylar McHenry knew the love of her parents and a doting grandfather until her sixth year was marked by the tragic loss of her mother. When her father's secret past as a pirate came to light, father and daughter fled to a life at sea. Although Daniel McHenry's life had changed and he now robbed pirates to return the stolen goods to their rightful owners, his ship was captured by authorities, and he was hung for piracy.
  Skye grew up in an orphanage, little more than a servant and shunned by everyone around her. Now a young woman, each day Skye faces is marked by some new struggle. Her only hope has been to rely on her heavenly Father's care and comfort, and the solace of her best friend Will, who has become more than dear to her.
  Just when an unexpected encounter with her grandfather gives Skye a small glimmer of hope that things might change in her favor, her world is shattered. She is awakened in the night by cannon blasts. Pirates storm the orphanage, drag her away into the night, and force her aboard their ship. The cruel captain's intentions are clear. He will extract from her, through any means necessary, the location of the hidden treasure rewarded to Daniel by those whose belongings he had returned. For Skye to divulge the location would mean breaking the last promise she made to her father. She's certain she never will, but what happens when the lives of those dearest to her are at stake?

The Pirate Daughter's Promise is full of daring high seas adventure; sweet, wholesome romance; surprising discoveries; unlikely new friends; and the rewards of trusting in God even when life seems impossible.”

Series: Book #1 in the “Pirates and Faith” series.

Spiritual Content- Psalm 9:9-10 at the beginning; Many, many, many prayers; Very Strong Faiths; Witnessing; Bible reading; A couple Scriptures are read; Many, many talks about God, His plans & trusting Him; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Many, many mentions of prayers; Many mentions of Bibles, Bible reading & studying the Bible; Many mentions of cross necklaces; Mentions of church going; Mentions of miraculous;
*Note: A couple mentions of the devil himself; A couple mentions of a ship called the ‘Sea Devil’.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: an ‘idiot’ and a ‘stupid’; Mentions of curses (said, not written); A bit of sarcasm; A Kidnapping along with Pain, Blood, Being Slapped & Whipped (semi-detailed); Fighting & Swords (semi-detailed); Threats; Mentions of whippings, being tied, hit, beaten, lashes, wounds & blood (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of hangings, executions, murders, killings & being left to die (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of guns that were aimed & those who were shot; Mentions of slaves; Mentions of taverns, drunks, drinking & rum; A couple mentions of suicide missions; A mention of skeletons.

Sexual Content- A bit of Noticing; Blushes; Mentions of love & feelings; Mentions of bar girls & unwanted attention; Declaring love for another.

-Skylar McHenry, age 18
                                P.O.V. switches between Skylar, Daniel, Will & a few others
                                              Set in 1713 (Prologue set in 1702)
                                                        240 pages

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My personal Rating-
Hmmm! I loved Skye & Will’s strong faiths in this novel…lots of Spiritual Content which was so refreshing. Being a pirate book, I wasn’t sure what to expect Spiritual Content wise, but I was pleasantly surprised. The overall romance was very clean, and the great faiths were a big plus! The writing was well done, though some parts did seem a bit forced or stiff. I teared up at the prologue and that ending was great. In all honestly, this book could have been a stand-alone book, since everything wraps up every well, but you won’t hear me complaining as I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series. Skye & Will are so cute together!  

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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