Monday, October 10, 2016

"The Orphan Bride" by Brandi Gabriel

About this book:

  “When Lucy Weber is forced to leave the orphan train and is offered up to any man who'd have her in Saddle, Texas, she doesn't know what to do. The last thing she wants is a husband, especially not leering Clem Toeger.
  Garrett Black didn't mean to find himself a wife. He was perfectly satisfied running his ranch on his own. But when a frightened girl is offered up to anyone who wanted her, he can't abide the thought of her being hitched to Clem Toeger, a man with questionable integrity and the only candidate.
  Will this unlikely couple have a chance at love?”

Series: As of now, no.

Spiritual Content- A few Scriptures are mentioned, memorized & quoted; Church going & a sermon; Many prayers, thanking God & blessings over food; Talks about God, Jesus, believing, Heaven & accepting Jesus into your heart; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Many mentions of God, His will and creation, & trusting; Mentions of prayers & blessings over food; Mentions of Christians & having faith; Mentions of churches, singing, & parsons/preachers; Mentions of a man thinking God doesn’t care; A few mentions of Bibles & Bible reading; A couple mentions of being blessed; A couple mentions of sins.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: an ‘idiot’, two forms of ‘shut up’, and three ‘stupid’s; Pain, Fighting & Injuries (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of deaths (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of a war & deaths (no details); Mentions of injuries & bruises; A few mentions of abuse; A couple mentions of a man who abused his children; A couple mentions of devil’s brew & the awful taste.

Sexual Content- eight cheek kisses, a forehead kiss, two almost kisses, three not-detailed kisses, three barely-above-not-detailed kisses, six semi-detailed kisses, and two detailed kisses; Wanting to kiss; Touches, Warmth, Embraces, Nearness & Hand Holding (up to semi-detailed); Noticing & Smelling (up to semi-detailed); Lucy has to find a (Christian) husband; A lusting man touches Lucy’s waist twice (barely-above-not-detailed); He also tries to force himself on her twice (barely-above-not-detailed); Talks about kissing & romancing someone; Many mentions & Talks about what goes on between married couples, sharing a room, wife things/duties, expectations, pressuring, being ready, desire & being in the family way (no true details); Mentions of a man lustfully looking at Lucy; Mentions of men abusing women (or their wives) physically or otherwise (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of kisses; Mentions of attraction; Mentions of blushes; A few mentions of a lusting man liking to break his women in, and not minding if a woman is used goods because he might like the experience; A few mentions of a child born out-of-wedlock; A few mentions of crushes & liking someone; A couple mentions of catching a couple kissing (barely-above-not-detailed); A couple mentions of a mother & baby who died in childbirth; A mention of a man needing a woman to warm his bed; A mention of the thought of a man stealing a woman’s scared gift (it doesn’t happen); A mention of jealousy; A couple hints about the couple doing married things (no details); Love, a marriage of convenience, falling in love & the emotions;
            *Note: A mention of wearing just a nightgown; A couple mentions of womanly matters.

-Lucy Weber-Black, age 17
-Garret Black, age 24
                                        P.O.V. switches between them
                                            Set in 1883
                                                 145 pages

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My personal Rating-
This debut book well written and honestly reminded me of Karen Witemeyer’s first books. Lucy & Joan were both very sweet, and Garrett was a great hero for the story. I loved their faiths. The cover is also super cute. :)

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 Author for this honest review.

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