Monday, March 26, 2018

"Sewn With Joy" by Tricia Goyer & Sherry Gore

About this book:

  Sometimes Dreams Come Together...One Piece at a Time
  Joy Miller wanted nothing more than to be a wife and mother—especially now that her relationship with Matthew Slagel, the bishop's son, was deepening. But when a television crew rolls into Pinecraft, Florida, to film a new show about the Amish, tension threatens to rip apart their relationship...and the entire Amish community.
  Joy is initially hired to sew costumes for the show, but she soon finds herself becoming increasingly involved in the production—a fact that upsets Matthew and his father. Yet the more Joy befriends the Englischer production crew, the more she senses God working in their lives through her. Can she turn her back on this opportunity to share God's love? Will she and Matthew somehow be able to stitch together their dreams for the future?
  Experience love, heartbreak, and hope in this sweet story of two worlds uniting in unexpected ways.”

Series: Book #3 in the “Pinecraft Pie Shop” series. Review of Book #1 Here! and Book #2 Here!

Spiritual Content- Scriptures are mentioned, quoted, read, discussed, & talked about; Many Prayers & Thanking God; Witnessing & Being witnessed to; Bible reading & a Bible study; Many talks about God, finding Him, His plans, faiths, prayers, & forgiving; Talks about those & events in the Bible; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; *Spoiler* Alicia prays to believe in God a hundred pages until the end *End of Spoiler*; Many mentions of God; Many mentions of prayers, praying, answered prayers, & blessings over food; Many mentions of Bibles, Bible reading, & a Bible study; Many mentions of churches, church going, sermons/services, & ministers/bishops; Many mentions of Amish beliefs, faiths, & witnessing; Mentions of God’s peace; Mentions of books in the Bible; Mentions of Christians, faiths, & godly lives; Mentions of Heaven; Mentions of Christmas; Mentions of blessings & being blessed; Mentions of sins & sinning; A mention of a godsend; A mention of Mother Teresa;
             *Note: A mention of a place being as hot as Hades.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: an ‘oh my word’, two ‘stupid’s, and two ‘shut up’s; Alicia drinks, get drunk, & has hangovers; Mentions of suicides & suicide attempts; Mentions of car accidents, deaths, & injuries; Mentions of criminals & prisons; Mentions of alcohol, bars, drinking, & drunks; Mentions of smoking & cigarettes; Mentions of divorces & separating; Mentions of gossip & scandals; A few mentions of wars, kidnappings, & shootings; A few mentions of throwing up; A couple mentions of curse words; A couple mentions of lies & lying; A mention of a murder; A mention of a bully & their words; A mention of piercings.

Sexual Content- A forehead kiss, an almost barely-above-not-detailed kiss, and two semi-detailed kisses; Touches, Nearness, Embraces, Smelling, & Shivers/Flutters (up to semi-detailed); Remembering Touches (barely-above-not-detailed); Wanting to be & Thinking about being kisses & embraces (barely-above-not-detailed); Noticing (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of an affair, adultery, temptation, & steamy photos (no true details, barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of bed courting (where an Amish guy talks to the girl he’s interested while they sit on her bed; Joy says she couldn’t trust herself); Mentions of kisses & kissing; Mentions of touches & touching (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of noticing (x2); Mentions of blushes & showing skin; Mentions of teen girls talking about boys; A few mentions of an eighteen-year-old sleeping with an influential man for favors; A few mentions of flirting; Love, falling/being in love, & the emotions;
             *Note: Mentions of an abortion & after feelings; A few mentions of bikinis & swimsuits.

-Joy Miller, age 23
-Matthew Slagel
                                P.O.V. switches between them & Alicia
                                                        332 pages

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My personal Rating-
Color me impressed with this trilogy.
While this novel did take more of a serious tone with the parts of Alicia’s past, the faiths shown and grown in this book were wonderful. It felt a bit slow in the start, but by half-way I was all in! I can’t tell y’all how much I enjoyed all the faith & Spiritual content. :)

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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