Friday, December 20, 2019

"Betsy's River Adventure" by Veda Boyd Jones

About this book:

  “Thirteen-year-old Betsy Miller is shocked when her parents decide to move from their home in Boston to the rugged frontier city of Cincinnati. They'll take a difficult, weeks-long journey by boat down the Ohio River.
If that's not bad enough, Betsy's annoying cousin George is also making the trip-with his equally annoying dog. Why does she have to leave Boston and the friends she has there? What will her new life in Cincinnati be like? Will her family’s faith even bring them through the trip?
  Let the Sisters in Time series take you back to 1808—where you may find that Betsy Miller isn’t that much different than you!
Especially for girls ages eight to twelve, this exciting story shares the emotional turmoil of a young woman experiencing dramatic life changes-while at the same time teaching important lessons of Christian faith and American history. It's an ideal book for personal reading or homeschooling.”

Series: Book #7 in the “Sisters in Time” series. Click on the numbers to be taken to that review: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, & #6.

Spiritual Content- A few Scriptures are mentioned & thought over; Prayers & Thanking God; Talks about God & getting even; ‘H’s are capitalized when referring to God; Church going; Mary says Betsy should get back at George for his mean teasing, but Betsy is hesitate until Mary mentions that “If he does unto others as he want them to do unto him, then he wants to be teased.”, Betsy replies back that that seems a little backwards (she does later get him back by putting stinky cheese in his clothing but it backfires); Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers; Mentions of churches, pastors, services, sermons, & hymns; A few mentions of Bibles & Bible reading; A few mentions of doing the Christian thing & Christians; A few mentions of Heaven & crosses; A mention of those in the Bible;  
             *Note: Mentions of a place that looks haunted & maybe has ghosts (Betsy plays a prank on George making ghost sounds and noises to scare him).

Negative Content- Tripping into water & not being able to swim (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of war, kidnappings, & the illegal British impressment on American soldiers; Mentions of drownings of a wife and baby & never finding their bodies; Mentions of a robber, being robbed, & held at gunpoint; A few mentions of deaths on an appropriately-named island; A few mentions of rumors; A couple mentions of being scalped by Indians (the fear of it, does not happen); A couple mentions of blood/bleeding; A mention of criminals; A mention of wale oil;
             *Note: A couple mentions of George being fascinated by black people in Cincinnati; A couple mentions of Shakespeare.

Sexual Content-
             *Note: A couple mentions of Betsy’s stillborn brothers.

-Betsy Miller, 13
                                P.O.V. of Betsy
                                             Set in 1808
                                                        141 pages

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My personal Rating-
This was an interesting one in this series because of the river traveling. Betsy also has to learn the important lesson of having revenge on George, her younger cousin, is not the right thing to do.

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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