Wednesday, January 10, 2018

"Waves of Change" by Alyssa Tillett

About this book:

  “Hattie Baldwin comes from a sheltered life in England in 1841. Her fate is chosen for her, to become a wife of a wealthy husband when she comes of age. But she longs for adventure. When Hattie is told her family is moving to America, she can't wait to travel to the new country. But tragedy strikes and she learns that faith and friendship can get her through even the most difficult times.”

Series: As of now, no.

Spiritual Content- Scriptures are mentioned, quoted, & talked about; Prayers & a Blessing over food; Talks about God, having His peace, & trusting Him; Some ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Mentions of God, His peace, & trusting Him; Mentions of prayers, praying, & blessings over food; Mentions of Bibles, Bible reading, talking about the Bible, & being witnessed to; Mentions of those & events in the Bible; Mentions of Christians & faiths; Mentions of churches & church going; A few mentions of thanking God.

Negative Content- Eye rolling; A storm, falling off a boat, & almost drowning (up to semi-detailed); Being kidnapped (up to semi-detailed); Two rude boys follow Hattie, give her trouble, & one slaps her (she kicks & bites them, but they want her money); Pain & Being slapped (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of deaths from a fire & remembering the fire (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of illnesses & deaths; Mentions of believing someone drowned, almost drowning, & accidents; Mentions of fighting & an attack on Hattie from two boys who wanted her money; Mentions of injuries & blood (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of thieves & stealing; Mentions of pranks; Mentions of jealousy; Mentions of awful smells; A few mentions of outlaws; A few mentions of saloons; A few mentions of prejudice; A few mentions of lies; A couple mentions of vomit; A couple mentions of jealousy; A mention of a murderer; A mention of hatred.

Sexual Content- four hand (greeting) kisses; Blushes; Noticing; A bit of noticing a girl’s smell; Brotherly Embraces; Mentions of blushes & liking someone; Mentions of reputations; A few mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of winks; A mention of a girl being in a boy’s room with the door shut (nothing happens).

-Hattie Baldwin, age 13-14
-Cole Robinson
                                P.O.V. switches between Hattie, Cole, & Seth
                                          Set during 1841-1842
                                                        184 pages

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My personal Rating-

While at first I personally thought “Waves of Change” to be a bit too descriptive in the settings, I soon realized that it made the book flow well. This was a very clean, sweet, and fun read. Lots of faith content made it endearing to me. I really liked and enjoyed reading about Hattie. She reminded me a bit of Mandie and I feel like the Mandie series possibly influenced this book just a tad. I do have to say that I truly liked the ending and approve of the way the “love-triangle” was taken care of, hahaha! ;)

See y’all on Friday 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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