Wednesday, October 12, 2016

"A Plain Scandal" by Amanda Flower

About this book:

  “The people of Appleseed Creek in the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country are under attack. Soon after the dust has settled on a buggy accident that turned out to be murder, an unknown assailant begins cutting off the long hair of Amish women and the beards of Amish men.
  New to the area, computer specialist Chloe Humphrey may not share their customs, but she is certainly alarmed over these crimes against the Amish and worries how such events will impact her growing number of friends who are more connected to that way of life.
  In this small community, when Chloe discovers the body of an Amish businessman who was stabbed in the back and whose beard was cut off, she knows that finding the murderer and restoring peace to Appleseed Creek is as much her responsibility as anyone else’s.”

Series: Book #2 (of four) in the “Appleseed Creek” series. (Review of Book #1 Here!)

Spiritual Content- Prayers & Blessings over food; Church going; Nearly all about Amish bishops, deacons & shunning; Talks about God; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Many mentions of God, His will, & forgiving; Many mentions of Mennonite & Amish folks, their beliefs & being baptized; Many mentions of Churches, services & sermons, pastors/preachers, choirs & the Sabbath; Mentions of prayers; Mentions of persecution, religions & hate crimes; Mentions of Christians & faiths; Mentions of Christmas; A couple mentions of Bibles; A couple mentions of pride & sin; A mention of not calling someone a saint.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dumb’, a ‘sheesh’, a form of ‘wimp’, three forms of ‘shut up’ and four forms of ‘stupid’; Mentions of curses (said, not written); Sarcasm, eye rolling & sass;
Pain, passing out & a concussion (up to semi-detailed); All about dead body, the murder, remembering the weapon, crimes, attacks, hair being forcibly cut off, injuries & murders (up to semi-detailed); Many, many mentions of deaths, murders, car accidents, blood, gunshots/shooting & bullets (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of past harassments & stalkers; Mentions of prison, parole & ex-cons; Mentions of almost drowning & hypothermia (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of nightmares & screams; Mentions of gossip; A few mentions of drinking & a bar; A few mentions of tobacco; A few mentions of pain & horse bites; A few mentions of divorce & leaving someone; A couple mentions of throwing up; A mention of a 1920s mobster; A mention of a clique;
           *Note: A mention of Girl Scouts; A couple mentions of Women’s Lib; A few mentions of designer brands (Ugg boots & American Eagle); Mentions of Barbie, Ken & Skipper.

Sexual Content- a semi-detailed kiss; Touches, Nearness, Warmth, Embraces & Hand Holding (up to semi-detailed); Noticing; a ‘baby’ and two ‘hot’s; Many mentions of flirting, blushes & jealousy; Many mentions of crushes & dating/courting; Mentions of women calling men “delicious” & good-looking and snapping them up; A few mentions of guys wolf whistling & catcalling to women; A mention of a kissy face; Some love, being in love & a bit of the emotions;
           *Note: A mention of a statement being mildly sexist; A couple mentions of modesty; A couple mentions of droopy jeans on boys.

-Chloe Humphrey, age 24
                                        1st person P.O.V. of Chloe
                                                        324 pages

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My personal Rating-
Amanda Flower does great first-person point-of-views! I’m really enjoying this series and Chloe is just a fun character all around. Very different from normal Amish books out there. ;)

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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