Wednesday, October 3, 2018

"Missionary Daddy" by Linda Goodnight

About this book:

  “To: Ashley From: Samantha
    Re: Sis, I've seen "him" again!
  Remember the handsome missionary I met during the modeling shoot? Well, his name's Eric Pellegrino--he's the new assistant director at the adoption agency "here in Chestnut Grove!" He's trying to find homes for the world's orphans, including two he's crazy about. International adoption isn't easy, especially with Tiny Blessings rocked by scandal--something we Harcourts unfortunately know all about. Eric wants a house full of kids, only I'm afraid my secret will keep us apart. Maybe with faith and a couple of matchmaking teens, the four of us can become a family!”

Series: A Love Inspired book and part of the “Tiny Blessings Tale” mini-series, but not directly related to any other books in the series (though other characters may be mentioned).

Spiritual Content- 1 Samuel 16:7 at the beginning; Scriptures are read, quoted, mentioned, & talked about; A bit of Bible reading; Prayers, Thanking God, & Blessings over food; Being witnessed to; A Sunday school lesson, church going, & a sermon; Thinking about God; Many Talks about God & being a Christian; Some ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Eric is a missionary; Sam isn’t sure what she believes, but is curious *Spoiler* halfway she asks Christ into her life *End of Spoiler*; A baby dedication; Many mentions of God; Many mentions of churches, mission teams, & missionaries; Many mentions of a young pastor, youth groups, Sunday school classes, & church going; Mentions of prayers & talking to God; Mentions of witnessing & Bible lessons; Mentions of Bibles & studying; Mentions of those in the Bible; Mentions of Christians, religions, & faiths; Mentions of dedicating children to the Lord; A few mentions of hymns & singing; A few mentions of being blessed; A mention of a miracle.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘sissy’, two ‘idiot’s, three forms of ‘stupid’, and three ‘wimp’s; Mentions of crimes; Mentions of deaths, AIDs, & malaria; Mentions of when someone was nearly killed, the attempted murder, & threats; Mentions of babies being sold away from their mothers; A few mentions of blackmail; A few mentions of cancer; A few mentions of lies & lying; A few mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of almost drowning (teasing); A couple mentions of drinking & partying; A mention of a murder; A mention of hunting;
             *Note: A few mentions of brand names (Prada and Gucci); A mention of a celebrity.

Sexual Content- two palm/finger kisses, a cheek kiss, three almost kisses, two barely-above-not-detailed kisses, two semi-detailed kisses, and a detailed kiss; Wanting to kiss & embrace; Touches, Nearness, & Smelling (up to semi-detailed); Blushes; Noticing & Staring (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of Sam’s sister’s teenage pregnancy (no detailed); Mentions of touches, kissing, kisses, & almost kisses (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of boyfriends, girlfriends, crushes, & dates; A few mentions of jealousy; A mention of teens feeling pressured about sex; A mention of a teen not being pregnant; A mention of King David’s adultery; A mention of a chaperone; Love, falling in love, & the emotions;
             *Note: *Spoiler* Sam had an eating disorder and still struggles with the negative voices. Because of the effect it had on her body, she cannot conceive children *End of Spoiler*; Many mentions of & Talks about eating disorders (anorexia and bulimia); Mentions of models & modeling for a swimsuit edition (Samantha is a model); A couple mentions of a biological clock.

-Samantha “Sam” Harcourt
-Eric Pellegrino
                                P.O.V. switches between them
                                                        251 pages

Pre Teens-

New Teens-

Early High School Teens-

Older High School Teens-

My personal Rating-

{Not for those sensitive to eating disorders.}
While the writing wasn’t the best in this book (head jumping and odd descriptions), it was a decent read. I liked Sam and Eric along with learning what causes they were passionate about. There was a good amount of faith content, but I wasn’t a fan of all the kissing.  

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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