Wednesday, May 10, 2017

"Mary's Prayer" by Faye P. Baker



About this book:

  “Mary Beiler is not ready for change. She wants to hold onto the past as tightly as she can. But new roles and relationships test Mary's boundaries as she learns that she must trust God's plan for her life.
  Eli Glick used to be a school-yard crush, but she hasn't let herself dream of a future with him. When their paths begin weaving together, she starts to wonder if the feeling she notices towards him might be more than the memories of her childhood.”



Series: Book #2 in the “Amish Romance in the West” series. {I have not read or reviewed the first book.}


Spiritual Content- Scriptures are at the beginning of six chapters; Prayers; Mary mentions being upset at God that He took her mother, does not entirely trust Him, & thinks He’s punishing her (*Spoiler* She asks God to forgive her near the end *End of Spoiler*); Talks about God, His will, & praying/talking to God; Most ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Mentions of God & His will; Mentions of prayers, praying, & silent prayers over food; Mentions of faiths & church districts; A few mentions of Bible reading; A few mentions of Heaven; A couple mentions of church going;
*Note: A customer takes the Lord’s name in vain (looked upon as wrong, but is it written).


Negative Content- Remembering a fire (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of a fire, death, & burns/scars; Mentions of accidents, pain & injuries; Mentions of gossip & rumors; A few mentions of bullies; A couple mentions of nightmares.


Sexual Content- a barely-above-not-detailed kiss; Touches, Being held, Butterflies, & Nearness (up to semi-detailed); Remembering touches & being held (barely-above-not-detailed); Noticing & noticing muscles (up to semi-detailed); Flirting & Blushes; Mentions of a kiss & kissing (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of touches & embraces (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of flirting, blushes, & a charmer; Mentions of noticing; Mentions of falling in love; Mentions of crushes & romantic feelings for someone; A few mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of blowing a kiss; Love, attraction, having strong feelings, falling/being in love, & the emotions.

-Mary Beiler, age 18
                                                  P.O.V. of Mary
                                                        145 pages

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My personal Rating-
Being only 145 pages, the plot moves fast. Faster than one would expect.
I wasn’t a fan of Eli, and found some parts to be oddly worded. Both Mary & Eli seemed very young with certain thoughts and actions. I honestly don’t think an Amish boy would lift the corner of his shirt up to show an Amish girl his scar; so that took me back a bit. I also would have liked not to see the Lord’s name in vain written out, it could have just been mentioned, but actually having it written out was on the negative side for me.
There were some good faith moments, but this book wasn’t a winner for me.  

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.
*I received this book for free from the Author for this honest review.

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