Friday, November 11, 2016

"Finding Margo" by Jen Turano

About this book:

  “Off the charts and on the run.
  International pop star Margo Hartman could use a night off. A grueling tour and overbearing entourage have sent her over the edge. It’s time for this diva to disappear. And who would think to look for the superstar in a small Dutch town in Ohio?
  Sheriff’s deputy Brock Moore is undercover as well. He knows Margo isn’t who she appears to be, but her uncanny resemblance to a local Amish woman is raising all sorts of questions…the kind that make her a target for a killer.
  Both are determined to find answers, but their mutual attraction stands in the way of either of them doing it alone. Is finding Margo the solution to Brock’s problems or just the beginning…?”

Series: Book #1 in the “Finding Home” series.

Spiritual Content- a few Prayers; A few Scriptures are quoted & mentioned; Talks about God, His will & love; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Margo used to be adamant about needing God & going to church, until she realizes she fell from her faith *Spoiler* She goes back to her faith near the end *End of Spoiler*; Many mentions of The Amish & Mennonite communities & beliefs (and a few mentions of shunnings); Mentions of God & peace; Mentions of prayers, praying & blessings over food; Mentions of faiths; Mentions of those who don’t believe in God; Mentions of blessings; Mentions of Heaven, St. Peter & angels; Mentions of church going & activities; A few mentions of Sunday School & songs; A few mentions of being preachy; A couple mentions of thanking God; A couple mentions of Christmas; A couple mentions of evil; A few different phrases with ‘heaven’ in them are said;
*Note: Mentions of cults & a Satanic human sacrifice ritual (no details).

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘stupid’ and eleven ‘idiot’s; Sarcasm, Sass & Eye rolling; Punching, Fighting & Blood (up to semi-detailed); Kidnapping, gunfire & passing out; Many mentions of deaths, suicide, murders, killing & a broken neck (up to semi-detailed); Many mentions of stalkers, criminals & threats; Many mentions of kidnapping & abductions; Mentions of deaths, shooting, killing & a helicopter explosion (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of blood, injuries, wounds, stitches, gunfire, being shot, & passing out (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of a car accident & a hit-and-run; Mentions of depression, drugs, rehab & threats of suicide; Mentions of wine, drinking & drunks; Mentions of throwing up; Mentions of jail; Mentions of hunting; Mentions of smoking; Mentions of divorces & separations; Mentions of lies & lying; Mentions of gossip & rumors; A few mentions of violence; A few mentions of animal waste & gas; A mention of zombies;
            *Note: Mentions of celebrities, musicians, movies & TV shows (James Bond, Robert Pattinson, Hugh Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Elvis, Barry Manilow, String, All That Remains, Rat Pack, Nirvana, Mission Impossible, I Love Lucy, I Dream of Jeanie, Little House on the Prairie, Marge Simpson & The Simpsons); Mentions of brands (Prada, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Kate Spade, Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin, Calvin Klein, Armani, Manolo Blahnik, Ugg, & Irish Spring soap); Mentions of pop culture (Uber, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, GQ, iPods, & Mini Cooper).

Sexual Content- a semi-detailed kiss, a boarder-line semi-detailed // detailed kiss; Touches, Embraces & Flutters (up to semi-detailed); Noticing (up to semi-detailed); a ‘babe’; Mentions of dating, break ups & exes; Mentions of blushes; Mentions of flirting; Mentions of & Talks about a kiss; A few mentions of weak knees & romance novels; A few mentions of a married couple not enjoying an intimate relationship & the wife not wanting to risk her figure for a baby; A few mentions of unwed pregnancies; Love, being in love & the emotions;
            *Note: A mention of women wearing flirty dresses; A couple mentions of leg waxing; A few mentions of unmentionables; A few mentions of exotic dancers; A few mentions of a deviant lifestyle & enjoying “all sorts of nasty stuff.”.

-Margo Hartman, age 23/25
-Brock Moore, age 31
                                  P.O.V. switches between them {Epilogue in Raven’s}
                                                        320 pages

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My personal Rating-
This was completely different from what I was expecting in the best possible way. Even though it was predictable at times, I did enjoy this contemporary by the normally-historical-genre author Jen Turano. There was still the sass & wit you’d expect from any of her books, but there were some mysteries & suspenseful moments along with a decent amount of Spiritual Content that has me looking forward to reading the rest of the series as they come out.
{Also, Margo just happens to be one of my favorite girl names. So. Yes. Character wise, Brock was also a pretty cool guy. But, Margo was better. ;) }

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.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Gilead Publishing) for this honest review.

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