Wednesday, May 16, 2018

"Glamour" by Melody Carlson

About this book:

  “Sink or swim?
  Paige’s engagement to designer Dylan Marceau shocks the fashion world. Although Paige appears to be happy, Erin wonders if it’s true love or just a desire for attention and publicity. And as Paige’s love life takes off, Erin is feeling pressure from Blake to take their friendship to a romantic level. Is she ready?
  These two very different sisters still have one thing in common—their fashion TV show and all the drama that comes along with it. As they prepare for a trip to film in the Bahamas, the Forrester sisters discover that paradise isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Can they do the right thing in tough situations—and the right thing for each another—in a business that often encourages the worst?”

Series: Book #5 in the “On the Runway” series. Reviews of
Book #1 Here!, #2 Here!, #3 Here!, and #4 Here! {We recommend reading this series after the “Carter House Girls” series by this author.}

Spiritual Content- Prayers; Talks about God & praying; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Many mentions of God; Many mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of church, church going, & youth group; A few mentions of Bibles & Bible reading; Mentions of miracles; Mentions of Christians, faiths, & their duties; A few mentions of witnessing; A few mentions of angels; A couple mentions of Catholic sainthood; A mention of thanking God;
             *Note: A few mentions of prehistoric animals.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘duh’, a ‘sucker’, four forms of ‘dumb’, and four ‘stupid’; Sarcasm & Eye rolling; Sibling Bickering; Many mentions of cancer, treatments, side effects of chemo, pain, blood/bleeding, & throwing up (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of parties, hangovers, & throwing up; Mentions of drugs, an addict, & rehab; Mentions of hatred; A few mentions of drinking, alcohol, & margaritas; A few mentions of clubs & clubbing; A few mentions of gossip; A couple mentions of lying;
             *Note: Many mentions of designers & brand names; Mentions of social medias & websites; A few mentions of celebrities & actresses (Ellen DeGeneres being one mentioned); A couple mentions of car brands; A mention of an alien.

Sexual Content- a forehead kiss; Remembering a barely-above-not-detailed kiss; two ‘hot’s; Mentions of Erin’s unwed, pregnant best friend (no mentions of how it happened, but that the father most likely won’t be in the picture); Mentions of Paige’s fiancé spending the night over with her & them sleeping together (Erin is not okay with it, however Paige thinks it’s fine, but realizes it’s unfair later; He also comes out wearing just a towel; A couple mentions of others spending the night with their other of the opposite gender.); Mentions of Erin’s belief of wanting to sleep with someone after they’re married (Her sister doesn’t action like she agrees, and their mom says she need to respect that); Mentions of thinking that a fiancé cheated; Mentions of dating, boyfriends, girlfriends, exes, break ups, & fiancés; Mentions of a honeymoon; A few mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of a (married couple) kissing;
             *Note: Mentions of bikinis, swimsuits that show a lot of skin and cleavage, & indecent exposure; A few mentions of Victoria’s Secret & lingerie; A few mentions of labor & pains (barely-above-not-detailed); A couple mentions of hormones; A mention of breast implants.  

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

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My personal Rating-

{Add ½ star for those interested in teen drama.}
{Add ½ star for those interested in fashion and designer names.}
Oooh, the faith content was quite strong in this one! While still heavily focused on fashion, “Glamour” correspondingly had some more serious parts and responsibility that I liked seeing. It was also neat to see the Carter House Girls again.
Looking forward to reading and reviewing the last book next month! :)

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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