Friday, September 1, 2017

"A Light in the Darkness" by Ruth Logan Herne

About this book:

  “Priscilla arrives at her new lighthouse, a little overwhelmed by what she’s taken on.  She meets Gerald O’Bannon, local Coast Guard captain, who tells her that thanks to a newspaper article, everyone has a revived passion for finding a British treasure stolen during the Revolution and hidden somewhere on the island.   She discovers an old chest full of logbooks written by the lighthouse keepers over the years.  As she’s trying to read the entries in one of the oldest books, a gold coin falls out.  It’s British and dated 1775.  Did she just find a piece of the missing treasure?  The search for answers is on and could have far-reaching consequences.”

Series: Book #1 in the “Mysteries of Martha’s Vineyard” series.

Spiritual Content- Scriptures are mentioned & quoted; Church going; A few Talks about God; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of churches, church going, services, sermons, hymns, & ministers/pastors, & church events; A few mentions of blessings & being blessed; A couple mentions of thanking the Lord; A couple mentions of Christians; A couple mentions of faiths; A mention of a Bible study; A mention of Sunday School; A mention of a miracle;
*Note: Mentions of a woman pastor; A couple mentions of Mother Nature.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘oh my word’, two ‘blasted’, and four ‘stupid’s; A bit of eye rolling; Mentions of a war, thieves, stealing, & stolen items; Mentions of a thief taken to jail & hung for his crime; Mentions of an unconscious person, being harmed, injuries, & blood/bleeding (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of gold diggers & trespassers; Mentions of a dog being hit by a car & its injuries (barely-above-not-detailed, but it’s okay); Mentions of break-ins & crimes (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of family feuds; Mentions of gossip; A few mentions of slaves & slavery; A few mentions of jails & arrests; A few mentions of assault & battery; A few mentions of screams; A few mentions of drug dealers & runners; A few mentions of alcohol & drinking; A few mentions of divorces; A few mentions of a little boy’s bad attitude; A couple mentions of threats; A couple mentions of the possibility of a dog being put down; A couple mentions of lies & lying; A mention of a pub; A mention of a hunting dog;
*Note: Mention of fictional characters; A few mentions of actresses & TV shows; A couple mentions of car brands.

Sexual Content- A tiny bit of noticing, smelling, & blushes; Mentions of flirting; Mentions of interest in someone & blushes; A few mentions of a husband who walked out on his family; A few mentions of crushes; A couple mentions of romantic gold diggers; A mention of a blown kiss; A mention of a date.

-Priscilla Latham Grant
                                        P.O.V. of Priscilla
                                                        269 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens-
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
I’d like to say how pretty the colors on the cover are, first, y’all! It’s such a great cover! Inside the covers, though, was a fun mystery! I found it to be really light-hearted, but it did have a bit of a problem keeping my interest. While I like Priscilla’s name, I’m still not quite sure how I feel about her, but I think she’ll grow on me. Now, on to read the second book by Janice Thompson! :)

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.

1 comment:

  1. Cool blog! Love how you organize the different categories of age and the content in the books. We actually distribute Christian books as part of our outreach! Keep up the great work!