Friday, January 24, 2020

"Bake Me a Match" by Erynn Mangum

About this book:

  “Annie McKay is loving her new job at Merson's bakery and cafe, loving the church she's attending and loving the people who have adopted her into their circle of friends. Life seems to be going great - even with the 3:45am alarm clock every day. At least, it's going great until she accidentally creates the town's newest delectable obsession leaving her crazy busy at work, running into old coworkers and then there's Zach, the attractive music pastor at church, who is always asking her out. It could be love, but that would open up a huge box from Annie's past that is best left locked up tight in the attic of her heart...and surely God wouldn't want her to be opening it back up. Right? With the help of good friends like Laurie Holbrook, a few hundred cinnamon rolls and a lot of prayer, Annie is about to discover that life isn't always taking the easy, smooth highway but that the back roads, though bumpy and painful, can also be full of fun.”

Series: Book #5 in the “Lauren Holbrook” series. Reviews of Books #1Here, #2 Here, #3 Here, and #4 Here!

Spiritual Content- Scriptures are remembered, read, mentioned, & talked about; Prayers & Blessings over food; Church going, sermons, & hymns; ‘H’s are capitalized when referring to God; Many mentions of churches, church going, pastors, sermons, services, hymns/songs, & Sunday school classes; Mentions of God & Jesus; Mentions of prayers, praying, & blessings over food; Mentions of Bibles, Bible reading, & Bible studies; Mentions of thanking & praising God; Mentions of Christians & witnessing; A few mentions of Heaven; A few mentions of missions & missionaries; A few mentions of a monastery; A mention of Godspeed.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dang it’, a ‘holy smokes’, a ‘shoot’, two forms of ‘crap’, two forms of ‘darn’, two ‘gosh’s, five ‘heck’s, six ‘sheesh’s, eight ‘oh my gosh’s, and eight ‘holy cow’s; A couple mentions of curses (said, not written); Quite a bit of sass & sarcasm; Eye rolling; Mentions of serial killers & killing (teasing/joking mentions); Mentions of Annie’s parents’ divorce, them fighting, & the physical abuse she went through (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of a divorce & a custody battle; Mentions of lies, lying, & liars; Mentions of alcohol, Annie’s dad spending a lot of time bars, & being drunk; A few mentions of thieves; A few mentions of babies’ tendencies to excrete bodily fluids; A couple mentions of blood & stitches; A mention of suicide; A mention of jealousy;
             *Note: Mentions of TV shows, movies, celebrities, & fictional characters; A few mentions of car & clothing brands; A couple mentions of Starbucks; A couple mentions of a zombie apocalypse; A mention of social media.

Sexual Content- a cheek kiss, and a barely-above-not-detailed kiss; Touches, Embraces, Hand holding, & Nearness (barely-above-not-detailed); Blushes; Some noticing; Mentions of dating, dates, kisses, & kissing; A few mentions of a fiancé cheating; A few mentions of blushes; A couple mentions of flirting; Tiny bit of love, falling in love, & the emotions;
             *Note: A couple mentions of butting into a conversation; A couple mentions of nursing; A mention of PMS-ing.

-Annie McKay, age 28
                                1st person P.O.V. of Annie
                                                        434 pages

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My personal Rating-
Ah. Just a big happy sign from me. Can I leave my review at that? I just feel so refreshed and special after reading this highly anticipated book. One scene in particular had tears in my eyes and touched my heart so much. I loved that while this is currently the final book in this series, the ending is left open enough where we may one day visit the small Colorado town and see everyone again. 

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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