Wednesday, March 14, 2018

"Rendezvous" by Melody Carlson

About this book:

  “Lost in translation?
  Having learned some hard lessons about the costs of fame, sisters Paige and Erin Forrester feel ready to take their fashion-focused TV show on location to Paris. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take long for many of their good intentions to get lost in translation. An unplanned week of filming at runway model Eliza Wilton’s family estate leads to romance, jealousy, and surprises. With cameras rolling, both girls have to be careful, or the future of On the Runway could end up as wobbly as Paige’s stiletto heels.”

Series: Book #3 in the “On the Runway” series. Reviews of Book #1 Here! and Book #2 Here! {We recommend reading this series after the “Carter House Girls” series by this author.}

Spiritual Content- Prayers; Church going; Talks about God; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Mentions of God & Jesus; Mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of churches, church going, a youth group, & sermons/messages; Mentions of Christians & sharing their testimonies; A few mentions of those & events in the Bible; A couple mentions of what Jesus said in the Bible; A couple mentions of Bible reading & a Bible study; A couple mentions of a hymn; A couple mentions of blessings; A mention of thanking God; A mention of stained glass of those in the Bible; A mention of a prayer chain;
             *Note: A mention of living in hell.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘shut up’, a ‘what the—‘, a ‘witch’, two ‘idiot’s, two ‘oh my gosh’s, and four ‘stupid’s; Sarcasm & Eye rolling; A couple mentions of curses (said, not written); A couple mentions of an abbreviation for a time that is an actual abbreviation for a curse; Trying a couple sips of wine (Erin doesn’t get the hype); Many mentions of alcohol/wine, drinking, getting drunk, & drunk drivers; Mentions of murderers; Mentions of a (drunk) car accident & a death (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of drinking problems, rehab & AA; Mentions of jealousy; A few mentions of abductions/kidnappings; A few mentions of gossip & rumors; A couple mentions of a war; A mention of a death from a ruptured appendix; A mention of a possible death of a dog; A mention of a cigar;
             *Note: Many, many mentions of designers & brand names; Mentions of celebrities, movies, & TV shows; A few mentions of car brands; A mention of Boy Scouts.

Sexual Content- two hand kisses; a ‘slut’; Many mentions of dating, dates, boyfriends, girlfriends, exes, & breakups; Mentions of Erin’s friend who is pregnant out of wedlock; Mentions of kisses & kissing; A few mentions of flirting; A few mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of a guy (not) taking a girl to his room; A couple mentions of lovers; A couple mentions of blushes; A mention of being cheated on;
             *Note: Mentions of anorexia & eat disorders; A mention of being topless & a bra.

-Erin Forrester, age 18
                                1st person P.O.V. of Erin
                                                        202 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens-
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
{Add ½ star for those interested in teen drama.}
{Add ½ star for those interested in fashion and designer names.}
Like the previous book in this series, “Rendezvous” had quite a bit of faith content. As for the teen drama parts, it felt like there were less in those regards. Still cleaner than other YA books by this author, I personally have days when I want to read a “fluffier” story and this one fit the bill. (I mean that in a good way. ;)) Those highly interested in fashion and designers would probably enjoy this series the most, however. :)

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.

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