Friday, February 28, 2020

"Love Finds You in Silver City, Idaho" by Janelle Mowery

About this book:

  “It's 1869, and chaos rules Silver City. As Rebekah Weaver recovers from an accident that has left her badly burned, she worries that her father's handsome new assistant won't see past her scarred exterior. Deputy Marshal Nathaniel Kirkland is working undercover to investigate a series of explosions in the mines and businesses of Silver City. When ominous notes begin appearing on townspeople's doors, Nate needs Rebekah's help to uncover the identity of the perpetrator. As they work together, Nate begins to speculate that Rebekah's "accident" was really a case of intentional sabotage - and that she might still be in danger.”

Series: Part of the “Love Finds You” series, but is not connected to any other book.

Spiritual Content- 1 Samuel 16:7 at the beginning; A couple Scriptures are quoted, mentioned, & read; Prayers & Thanking God; Church going & sermons; Many talks about God & faiths; ‘H’s are capitalized when referring to God; Nate mentions that he hasn’t felt like praying since his father and brother died, but after seeing the Weavers’ faiths, he gives it all more thought and prays later in the story for forgiveness; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers, praying, & blessings over food; Mentions of Bibles & Scriptures; Mentions of churches, church going, hymns, a pastor, & services; Mentions of sins; A few mentions of blessings; A couple mentions of angels.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: two ‘dumb’s and six ‘stupid’s; A couple mentions of curses (said, not written); Rebekah was involved in a fire & burned (she remembers/tells about it, barely-above-not-detailed); Fires, Explosions, & Major Injuries (barely-above-not-detailed); Being attacked, pain, & passing out (up to semi-detailed); Being shot at (barely-above-not-detailed); Nearly drowning & struggling under water (up to semi-detailed); Threats; Many mentions of burns, fires, & those setting fires (up to semi-detailed); Many mentions of threats & blackmail; Mentions of wars, fighting, deaths/brutal killings, fires, & explosions (up to semi-detailed, an older man shares stories of his time in the war); Mentions of injuries, pain, & blood/bleeding (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of nearly drowning (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of accidents & explosions; Mentions of gunshots, guns, trying to shoot others, & killing (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of a kidnapping; Mentions of saloons, drunks, drinking, alcohol, fights, injuries, & blood/bleeding (Nate goes into the saloon to talk to people and orders drinks for others, but never drinks himself); Mentions of cigars, smoking, & tobacco; Mentions of lies & lying; Mentions of gossip & rumors; Mentions of hunting (barely-above-not-detailed); A few mentions of killings & thefts; A few mentions of jails; A few mentions of gambling; A couple mentions of hatred.

Sexual Content- a barely-above-not-detailed kiss and two semi-detailed kisses; Touches & Embraces (barely-above-not-detailed); Thinking about touching & kissing and wanting to (barely-above-not-detailed); Noticing, Nearness, & Smelling; Mentions of kisses & kissing; A couple mentions of a drunk trying to grab a girl; A couple mentions of the possibility of a man staying out all night with a woman; Love, falling in love, & the emotions.

-Rebekah Weaver, age 21
-Nathaniel “Nate” Kirkland, age 25
                                P.O.V. switches between them
                                             Set in 1869
                                                        331 pages

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My personal Rating-

This historical novel focused I’d say 40% on romance and 60% on the mystery. Yes, that is pretty even split, I know, but most historical books I’ve read that mention a mystery on the back-cover are typically 80/20 or even 90/10, so this was refreshing in that way. I really enjoyed the Spiritual Content in this book and the romance was sweet.

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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