Old School Sunday
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
and the book:
David C. Cook; 1st edition (September 2008)
I have this book, but have not been able to read it yet, so I will leave a review on my blog at a later date.
a few words, some name calling, and the mispronunciation of the word 'focus' which sounds like the F word when said.
Made of Honor
Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin McKidd
Sex/Nudity: There is no graphic nudity in this film, nor any actual depictions of actual sex, but there is a lot of reference to sex (the main character's father is getting remarried, and on the way to the wedding he is still working on the pre-nup and negotiating on how many times his bride-to-be will be obligated to have sex with him per week, as well as references to other sex acts). There is also a scene where, during the bridal shower, a woman (hired mistakenly by the hero thinking she is a tarot-card reader, but she actually sells sex toys/"pleasure toys") sells here wares to the unsuspecting bridal party. A few items are actually shown on screen, albeit quickly for the more graphic/phallic toys, and the bride-to-be's unknowing grandmother buys an item and wears it as a necklace. If you bring children to see this movie, you may be asked questions about what the various characters are talking about, and what the sex toys are. The main character is also an acknowledge womanizer, with a variety of girlfriends/bed-mates, which may also raise questions. In another scene, a drunk bridesmaid throws herself, in nothing but lingerie, at the main character. Finally, there is a scene in a men's gym where several male characters make reference to "size" (no overt nudity, but blurry figures in the showers behind the main action).
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
There’s never a dull moment in the Y’Barbo household! From hockey and cheer mom to publicist to bestselling author, Kathleen Y’Barbo somehow manages to do it all - and well. While wearing her publicist’s hat, Kathleen has secured interviews with radio, television, and print media for clients at NavPress, Hatchette, Integrity, Barbour Publishing, and Broadman & Holman, to name a few. She also brings her own unique blend of Southern charm and witty prose to the more than 350,000 award-winning novels and novellas currently in print. Her novels have been nominated for American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2006; and 2007 will see the release of her 25th book.
Kathleen is a tenth-generation Texan and a mother of three grown sons and a teenage daughter. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University. Kathleen is a former treasurer for the American Christian Fiction Writers, and is a member of the Author’s Guild, Inspirational Writers Alive, Words for the Journey Christian Writers Guild, and the Fellowship of Christian Authors. In addition, she is a sought-after speaker, and her kids think she’s a pretty cool mom, too…most of the time, anyway.
The first book in this series is Beloved Castaway.
ABOUT THE BOOK
In this sequel to Beloved Castaway, Emilie Gayarre is learning to accept her mixed race heritage while finding fulfillment in teaching children of the key. There is no denying the attraction between Emilie and the handsome young naval commander, Caleb Spencer, who is shadowed by his own flock of secrets. But if her heritage is found out, even greater things than his career are at risk. Enjoy this historical romance full of risk and redemption.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Beloved Captive, go HERE.
Beloved Captive is a great sequel to Kathleen Y'Barbo, Beloved Castaway. Kathleen can write great characters into great stories.
When Emilie finds out that her mother is not really her mother, but a slave woman is, she is devastated. She has a hard time dealing with her mixed blood. She meets Navel commander Caleb Spencer, who is also trying to figure out his feelings about his heritage as well. Can they both get past their heritage and find love?
If you enjoy historicals romances I think you would like this book.
and the book:
Authentic (September 15, 2008)