Monday, February 27, 2017

"My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss, Texas: Priscilla’s Reveille" by Erica Vetsch

About this book:

  “A Custody Battle Brings Two Stubborn Individuals Together at a Remote Texas Fort.
  Fashion artist Priscilla Hutchens has a grudge against the army that has ruined her family and taken the people she holds most dear. When her twin niece and nephew are left orphaned at Fort Bliss, Texas, she swoops down on Fort Bliss to gain custody of them immediately.
  There is just one thing standing in the way—Post surgeon Major Elliot Ryder, who is also the twins uncle, also claims the children and thinks he knows what is best for them.
  Priscilla and Elliot will cross swords, but each will have to lay down arms if they are to find a lasting peace on which to form the family both are longing for.
  Journey now to Fort Bliss in West Texas in 1874, where a battle is about to be waged between hearts.”

Series: Part of the “My Heart Belongs” series.

Spiritual Content- A Scripture is quoted & lightly talked about; Prayers; Talks about God, faiths & His will; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Mentions of God & forgiveness; Mentions of prayers & blessings over food; Mentions of churches, services, sermons & a preacher preaching; Mentions of blessings; A couple mentions of “what the Bible says”; A couple mentions of sins; A mention of Heaven;
*Note: A few mention of incantations & chants in healing; A couple mentions of an Indian item believed to have part of someone’s spirit; A mention of the devil himself chasing someone.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: two ‘dumb’s and four ‘stupid’s; Many mentions of pain, blood, injuries/wounds, dying & deaths (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of prejudice, hatred & those for killing others they hate; Mentions of deaths, fevers/illnesses; Mentions of the War, fighting/fights, slaves, killing & deaths; Mentions of the possibility of being killed; Mentions of scalpings, kidnappings & slaves; Mentions of an Indian raid (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of being shot, guns aimed & gunfire; Mentions of poisons; Mentions of drinking, a drunk & whiskey; Mentions of smoking, tobacco & pipes; Mentions of stealing & thieves; Mentions of gossip; A few mentions of eye rolling; A few mentions of lies & lying; A few mentions of vomiting; A few mentions of hunting; A couple mentions of nightmares.

Sexual Content- a hand kiss, a forehead kiss, an almost kiss, a barely-above-not-detailed kiss, and two detailed kisses; Touches, Dancing, Heat/Warmth & Flutters (up to semi-detailed); Wanting to embrace & kiss; Noticing, Smelling & Nearness (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of Indian men having/wanting to have two wives; Mentions of a child conceived out of wedlock & labor (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of kisses & kissing; Mentions of couples kissing (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of touches; Mentions of men staring at Priscilla; Mentions of blushes; A few mentions of a young girl who was accosted and the possibility of men hauling her off & violating her; A few mentions of whistles; A few mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of a couple’s honeymoon; Love, falling in love & the emotions.
           *Note: A few mentions of bare chested men; A mention of a friendly swat on a little girl’s backside from her uncle.

-Priscilla Hutchens
-Elliot Ryder, age 30
                                     P.O.V. switches between them
                                            Set in 1874
                                                 254 pages

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My personal Rating-
Even though this would technically be a shorter-than-normal historical book because of its length at 254 pages, it felt like a normal 300+ paged book to me. Maybe that’s because I wasn’t all that interested in the story—I originally liked the plot idea, but as it continued it just had too much lovey-dovey and doctor/illnesses stuff that I wasn’t a fan of.

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 (Barbour) for this honest review.

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