Monday, November 13, 2017

"Waiting for His Return" by Carrie Turansky

About this book:

  “The daughter of a wealthy Tennessee doctor falls in love with an injured artist-correspondent on assignment to cover battles near Union occupied Nashville.
  The year is 1864 and the Civil War continues to impact families in the North and South. British born James Galloway, a special artist for Harper’s Weekly, travels with the Union troops, sketching battle scenes to bring war news home to those in the North. It’s dangerous work, but he is committed to the Union cause. When he is captured by Confederate troops, he spends several months in a prison camp. Finally, he escapes and travels north, hoping to reach the Union lines, but a bushwhacker attacks him, steals his horse, and leaves him seriously injured at the side of the road outside Nashville.
  Rachel Thornton, a kind-hearted doctor’s daughter, takes James into their to home and nurses him while he recovers. Her feelings for James grow, but she has already lost one man she loves in the war. How can she give her heart to James, when she knows he may become another casualty of the war? With family drama, romance, and inspiration, this novella will lift your spirit and satisfy your romantic heart.”

Series: As of now, no.

Spiritual Content- Psalm 27:13-14 at the beginning; A few Scriptures are read & quoted; Prayers; Talks about God; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of Christmas; A few mentions of Bibles & Bible reading; A few mentions of thanking & praising God; A couple mentions of being blessed; A couple mentions of saints & sinners; A mention of a miracle;
             *Note: A few mentions of luck or Providence.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘blasted’, an ‘idiot’, a ‘shut up’; A couple mentions of curses said not written; Being threatened, Shooting at someone, & Being shot at (up to semi-detailed); Pain, Injuries, & Passing out (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of the war/battles, fighting, & deaths (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of gunshots, someone shot, pain, injuries/wounds, & blood/bleeding (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of slavery; Mentions of thieves/thugs/rebels, beatings, & stealing; Mentions of prisons; A couple mentions of bars & a drunk; A couple mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of rumors.

Sexual Content- two hand kisses, a cheek kiss, a barely-above-not-detailed kiss, and a boarder-line barely-above-not-detailed // semi-detailed kiss; Touches (barely-above-not-detailed); Noticing, Nearness, & Smelling; Mentions of flirting; A few mentions of hand kisses & kissing; A few mentions of jealousy; Love, falling in love, & the emotions;
             *Note: A few mentions of Rachel comparing her sister’s figure & her own figure (or lack thereof in her opinion).

-Rachel Thornton
-James Galloway
                                P.O.V. switches between them
                                             Set in 1864
                                                        105 pages

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My personal Rating-
Ack! This was so cute! I’m not sure how Miss Carrie Turansky does it, but I’ve enjoyed every book I’ve read by her! The characters are always fantastic, the faith content is always impressive, & the storylines are always so sweet! Add those three descriptions together and you have a cute-swoon-worthy read! This novella didn’t feel rush to me as much as most other novellas do, so that was also a bonus! :)

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 Author for this honest review.

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