Monday, September 3, 2018

"At Every Turn" by Anne Mateer

About this book:

  “She's off to the races!
  Caught up in a whirlwind of religious enthusiasm, Alyce Benson impetuously pledges three thousand dollars to mission work in Africa. Now she just has to find a way to get the money.
  Alyce harbors a secret passion for speed and automobiles, and she's spent many an afternoon driving around the rustic track in the field behind her home. When she discovers that her father's company has sponsored a racing car that will compete in several upcoming events--races in which the driver will be paid and could win as much as five thousand dollars in prize money--she conspires with her father's mechanic, Webster, to train and compete.
  But when her friends cast aspersions on Webster's past, she realizes she may have trusted the wrong person with her secret. Will Alyce come up with the money in time, or will she have to choose between her hasty promise and the man who holds a piece of her heart?”

Series: As of now, no.

Spiritual Content- Scriptures are read, remembered, mentioned, quoted, & discussed; Many Prayers & Thanking God; Church going; Many talks about God, praying, faiths, & the mission field; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Alyce’s father despises all things religious & voices his thoughts/opinions on the topic; All about mentions of God, being a part of God’s work, & witnessing; All about mentions of missionaries & mission funds; Many mentions of prayers, praying, thanking God, & blessings over food; Many mentions of churches, church going, services, sermons, pastors, & hymns; Mentions of Bibles & Bible reading; Mentions of books, those, & events in the Bible; Mentions of Christians & faiths; A few mentions of a reverend preaching at an exposition; A few mentions of Heaven; A couple mentions of crossing; A couple mentions of sin; A mention of a Christian book;
             *Note: A few mentions of a witch doctor & bad spirits.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘biddies’, a ‘blast it’, and a ‘stupid’; A bit of eye rolling; A car accident, pain, blood/bleeding, & passing out (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of a car accident, pain, & injuries; Mentions of a fire & smoke; Mentions of thievery & a thief; Mentions of deceiving & lies/lying/liars; Mentions of gossip & rumors; Mentions of wine/drinks & drinking; Mentions of cigars & smoking; A few mentions of an illness & death; A few mentions of fighting; A couple mentions of a war; A couple mentions of blackmail; A couple mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of gambling; A mention of the possibility of being lynched; A mention of tobacco; A mention of throwing up.

Sexual Content- a fingers-to-lips touch, a cheek kiss, and an almost kiss; Noticing, Touches, Embraces, Nearness, & Smelling (up to semi-detailed); Wanting to be embraced (barely-above-not-detailed); A man tries to assault/take liberties with Alyce (he is stopped before anything happens, barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of scandals & reputations; Mentions of flirting; A few mentions of a man looking hungry when seeing Alyce; A couple mentions of married couples kissing & snuggling; A couple mentions of jealousy; A mention of kissing; Love, falling in love, & the emotions;
             *Note: A mention of scantily clad men; A mention of a derriere.

-Alyce Benson, age 22
                               1st person P.O.V. of Alyce
                                               Set in 1916
                                                        315 pages

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My personal Rating-
Goodness, I forgot how much I love this book. Besides that one bit of content (toward in the sexual content section) towards the end, this book is such a fantastic one! Alyce is unlike the typical Christian Fiction main girl and it’s so refreshing! She has the plan to raise 3,000 dollars (that’s just under $70,000 today according to one inflation calculator) for missionaries in Africa and I just adored seeing her heart. The faith content was beyond lovely and I was thrilled to re-read this book.

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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