Monday, July 6, 2020

"McKenzie's Oregon Operation" by Shari Barr


About this book:

  “It’s a mysterious case of missing sea lion pups.
McKenzie and Alexis travel to the Oregon Coast to complete a video report on Stellar Sea Lions. When they choose to focus on Sea Lion Cove, home to nearly two hundred of the magnificent creatures year-around, the girls encounter a series of strange events.
   Missing sea lion pups…
   A clueless cave staff…
  A near-motor boat collision…
 A creepy hideaway cabin…
Will the Camp Club Girls discover the pups’ whereabouts before it’s too late?”


Series: Book #11 in the “Camp Club Girls” series. Reviews of #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, and #9, and #10.


Spiritual Content- A couple Scriptures are quoted & mentioned; Prayers; Talks about God; ‘H’s are capitalized when referring to God; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers, praying, thanking God, & Blessings over food; A couple mentions of faiths.


Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dumb’ and a ‘wimp’; A near boat collision; Mentions of illegal activities, stealing, & thieves/robbers/prowlers; Mentions of predators of sea lions; Mentions of poachers & animals’ skins being used for clothing or boats; Mentions of tattoos; A few mentions of the possibility of drowning;
             *Note: A couple mentions of a book & characters.


Sexual Content- N/A.

-McKenzie Phillips, age 13
                                P.O.V. of McKenzie
                                                        159 pages

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My personal Rating-

The books in this series are such clean and easy mysterious that are enjoyable for many ages. I love sharing about this series because of the clean mysterious but also because of the faith content shown in each book.

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.

Friday, July 3, 2020

"Groom by Design" by Christine Johnson



About this book:

  Her Heart and Her Business Are on the Line.
  Dressmaker Ruth Fox gave up her dream of a husband and children long ago. Her family's floundering dress shop, her ailing father and her two younger sisters require Ruth's full attention. Though the handsome new stranger in town is intriguing, Ruth is certain he wouldn't look twice at a plain spinster of twenty-six.
  Sam Rothenburg's connection with the shy young woman next door is immediate, but he knows Ruth will be crushed when she discovers his real purpose in town. Sam is secretly working to open one of his father's large department stores in Pearlman, Michigan, which will surely put Ruth out of business. How much is Sam willing to sacrifice to claim Ruth's heart?”


Series: Part of the ‘Love Inspired Historical’ line; Book #1 in the mini-series “The Dressmaker’s Daughters”.


Spiritual Content- Isaiah 61:3 at the beginning; Scriptures are read & remembered; Prayers; Church going; Talks about God, Jesus, & those in the Bible; ‘H’s are capitalized when referring to God; Sam has a hard time placing his trust in an unseen God but does pray & talk to God; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers, praying, & thanking God; Mentions of Bibles, Bible reading, & those in the Bible; Mentions of churches, church going, hymns, sermons, & a pastor; Mentions of Heaven; Mentions of sins/sinners;
             *Note: A mention of families being both a blessing and a curse.


Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘stupid’; A bit of sarcasm & eye rolling; Mentions of an accident & deaths (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of the war; Mentions of drinking, gambling, & a speakeasy; Mentions of divorces; Mentions of manipulation & deceiving; Mentions of lies & lying; Mentions of rumors & gossip; A few mentions of threats; A few mentions of hatred; A mention of cigars.


Sexual Content- a cheek kiss, a not-detailed kiss, a barely-above-not-detailed kiss, and a semi-detailed kiss; Remembering a kiss (up to semi-detailed); Touches, Dancing, & Nearness (up to semi-detailed); Noticing, Smelling, & Blushes (barely-above-not-detailed); two ‘floozy’s; Mentions of affairs/infidelity, lovers, & thinking you saw a married man going off to be with another woman (not confirmed); Mentions of kisses; Mentions of scandals (including an unmarried women sleeping in the same room as an unmarried man); Mentions of flirting & crushes; A few mentions of men taking advantage of women; A few mentions of jealousy; Love, falling in love, & the emotions;
             *Note: A mention of a miscarriage & a wife not wanting to try to have children again.

-Ruth Fox, age 26
-Sam Rothenburg
                                P.O.V. switches between them
                                             Set in 1923
                                                        280 pages

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My personal Rating-

While the romance portions of this book and the lack of communication between Ruth & Sam made me eye my eyes at times, I did like different aspects of this story like the time period and the dress making. Not my favorite Love Inspired Historical, but not a terrible one either.


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.