Friday, October 13, 2017

"Like A Fish Out of Water" by Janice Thompson

About this book:

  “When Priscilla discovers an inscribed World War I sword hidden behind a painting on her bedroom wall, questions abound. Was the sword used as a murder weapon in a generations-old village mystery, one that pitted a local war hero against a young villager? Will the discovery of it cast a negative light on her great-grandfather, who appears to be the chief suspect in the case? Can she prove her ancestor’s innocence without turning the whole island against her?
  Priscilla narrows the large number of suspects until the real perpetrator is revealed. Along the way, she learns more about her great grandfather’s heroism during the Great War and comes to the realization that some battles are worth fighting, no matter how difficult.”

Series: Book #2 in the “Mysteries of Martha’s Vineyard” series. Review of #1 Here!

Spiritual Content- Scriptures are read, remembered, thought over, & talked about; Prayers; Bible reading; Church going; Talks about God & praying; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of Bibles & Bible reading; Mentions of churches, church going, choirs, pastors/preachers, & sermons; Mentions of Christians, godly men, & being saved; A few mentions of thanking God; A few mentions of those & events in the Bible; A few mentions of blessings; A couple mentions of a youth group’s mission trip; A couple mentions of saints; A mention of a miracle.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a form of ‘sissy’; Some eye rolling; Many mentions of a (rumored) murder, murderer, how it happened, & the bloody weapon (barely-above-not-detailed to boarder-line semi-detailed); Many mentions of gossip & rumors; Mentions of wars, fighting, wounds, & deaths/killing (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of a fire & deaths of parents and horses; Mentions of crimes & crime scenes; Mentions of dreams about battles & bloodshed; Mentions of a stolen item; Mentions of gambling, gambling dens, & debts; Mentions of drinking; Mentions of lies & lying; A few mentions of a husband leaving his wife; A few mentions of divorce; A couple mentions of suicide possibilities;
             *Note: Mentions of actresses, celebrities, & movies.

Sexual Content- Many mentions of an out of wedlock pregnancy, dating, cheating, breakups, girlfriends, boyfriends, having a fling, & crushes; A few mentions of a married and engaged couples kissing & touching;
             *Note: Mentions of wondering if a woman passed away in labor; A couple mentions of a woman’s curvy figure; A couple mentions of butting out of a conversation.

-Priscilla Grant
                                                P.O.V. of Priscilla
                                                        272 pages

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My personal Rating-
While this book does deal with many mentions of a murder plus an out-of-wedlock pregnancy, it’s still very clean in the details. All of those parts are just said like facts—and in this fictional world, they are facts.
I definitely enjoyed this one more than the first book of the series, but I’m positive that’s because this one had some Janice Thompson humor and comments in it. So while it is about a 100 year old murder, it has some moments that lighten the plot up a bit. I’ll admit that I got lost a few times with who’s-who and how everyone is related, but I was able to follow along and found the entire book to be a good read. :)

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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