Monday, July 17, 2017

"Made with Love" by Tricia Goyer & Sherry Gore

About this book:

  “A Dash of Love, a Pinch of Hope, and a Whole Lot of Good Cooking Lovina Miller should be thrilled. Pinecraft, Florida, has everything a young Amish woman could ask for: sun, sand, volleyball games, and evening singings in the park. But Pinecraft lacks the one thing Lovina desperately wants--a pie shop of her own. She longs for a place to gather with the community and serve the treat she loves.
  A young carpenter named Noah Yoder strolls into her life and offers a way to make her dream come true. But before Noah and Lovina can build a shop--and a life--together, they must each face heartaches from the past. Is their new love stronger than their regrets? Find inspiration, romance, and authentic Amish recipes for everyone's favorite food--pie!”

Series: Book #1 in the “Pinecraft Pie Shop” series.

Spiritual Content- Scriptures are mentioned & quoted; Many Prayers; Many, many Talks about God, His plans, His grace, & faiths; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Many, many mentions of God, His plans, His grace, & faiths; Many mentions of prayers, answered prayers, praying, blessings over food, & thanking God; Mentions of talks about God & His plans; Mentions of having peace; Mentions of witnessing & saving people; Mentions of churches, church going, church activities, bishops/preachers, & sermons; Mentions of Bibles & Bible reading; Mentions of those & events in the Bible; Mentions of Amish & Mennonite beliefs; A few mentions of Heaven & getting there; A few mentions of a hymn; A couple mentions of blessings.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: four forms of ‘stupid’; A bit of sarcasm; Mentions of when Noah got drunk and crashed his car into a building (which he deeply regrets and is still trying to make up for his behavior); Mentions of a fire & smoke (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of a burned schoolhouse, pranks & injuries; Mentions of break-ins, thieves, & thefts; Mentions of troublesome and unruly teens; Mentions of prisons, jails, & sentences; Mentions of drinking, being drunk, drunk driving, accidents, & a death; Mentions of smoking & cigarettes; A few mentions of lies & lying.

Sexual Content- a palm kiss, a finger/hand kiss, a finger-to-lips touch, three forehead kisses, an almost kiss, and a semi-detailed kiss; Wanting to kiss/be kissed; Touches, Hand Holding, Embraces, & Warmth (barely-above-not-detailed); Quite a lot of Noticing, Nearness, & Smelling (barely-above-not-detailed); Remembering noticing (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of kissing & an almost kiss; Mentions of girls eyeing handsome boys; Mentions of dates, dating, courting, & wooing a girl; A few mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of honeymoons; A couple mentions of blushes; A mention of Amish romance novels; Love, falling in love & the emotions;
              *Note: A couple mentions of butting into conversations.

-Lovina Miller, age 25
-Noah Yoder, age 27
                                    P.O.V. switches between them & Anna (5x)
                                                        352 pages

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My personal Rating-

One word to describe this book: CUTE! Yes, in all caps, y’all! I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this one as much as I did, but I so enjoyed it! It is so cute! Tons of faith content that was impressive. I loved the message of the dream that God put in Lovina’s heart and her mission to see it happen.

Each chapter starts with an Amish Proverb, but I have to say my favorite one was: “By perseverance the snail reached the ark.” I’m not sure why that tickles my funny bone, but I just love it. :)
I’m very much looking forward to reading the second and third book of this series soon. :)

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.

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