Friday, December 15, 2017

"Farley's Five and Dime" by Renee Riva

About this book:

  “A Charming Waltz Down memory Lane
  “It was just me and Daddy and Sammy that made up our family after Mama went to heaven in 1956. I was only nine years old when she left us. I remember thinking she must have been needed pretty bad up there, ‘cause I sure needed her down here, but heaven got her anyway.
The three of us ran the dimestore winter, spring, summer, and fall, without any outside help. We lived right above the store with a slide that landed us in the backroom, so we could look forward to going to work everyday. Summers were my favorite time of all and got a little crazy at times—but a good kind of crazy—‘cause when it got real busy, I got to work the soda fountain counter. The best part about that was getting to know everybody’s business, and believe me, there was a lot of business to know in Hog Eye Holler.”
There is something special about one’s first crush, and first waltz at the innocent age of twelve, especially in a small Southern town in the 1950’s. Farley’s Five and Dime is all of that, and more~”

Series: Book #1 in the “Mazie May” series.

Spiritual Content- Sunday School & lessons; Prayers; Talks about God; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers, praying, & blessings over food; Mentions of churches, church going, & Sunday School; Mentions of Christmas & a live nativity; A few mentions of Heaven.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘darn’, a ‘drat’, a ‘stupid’, two ‘heck’s, two ‘idiot’s, four ‘dang’s, eight ‘dumb’s; Some sass & eye rolling; A few mentions of drinking & alcohol; A few mentions of gossip; A few mentions of animal waste; A couple mentions of tobacco & pipes; A couple mentions of lies; A couple mentions of hunting;
             *Note: Mentions of singers.

Sexual Content- Mentions of kissing, a possible kiss, an almost kiss, & a cheek kiss; Mentions of boys, crushes, blushes, butterflies, & winks; Mentions of dates & a dance; A few mentions of girls being boy crazy; A mention of a hunk-a-hunk; Butterflies from a crush;
             *Note: A couple mentions of hormones.

-Mazie May Farley, age 11-12
                                1st person P.O.V. of Mazie
                                                Set in 1958-1959
                                                        140 pages

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My personal Rating-
{Add ½ for those who like sass for humor}
Goodness’ sake, y’all. This was a hilarious read. I stopped reading every few pages to go read a certain section to my mom with all the humor. There were points I was crying from laughing so hard. Oh, Mazie May. She tries to break up her crush with his sweetheart, but oh. It all backfires. I honestly would love to see AJ & Mazie meet (ignore the time period differences) because I feel like all the sass those two have would have me laughing on every page.
So, so enjoyed this one and cannot wait to read the sequel! :)

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

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