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The 10 Myths of Teen Dating: Truths Your Daughter Needs to Know to Date Smart, Avoid Disaster, and Protect Her Future by Daniel Anderson, Jacquelyn Anderson

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Few topics are more difficult for parents to discuss with their daughters than dating and relationships.  Due to their lack of knowledge about the world their teens face coupled with the scant dating information they received as teens, many parents feel ill-equiped to guide their daughters through the minefield that is teen dating.

In The 10 Myths of Teen Dating, this father and daughter team combines the latest scientific research with poignant, personal stories to help parents engage their daughters in wise conversations. Weaving in solid biblical truths with practical application and discussion starters, Daniel and Jacquelyn seek to equip parents to teach their daughters how to date for today … and tomorrow.

Goodreads Summary

I usually don't read non-ficiton with regards to dating, but I really enjoyed this book. As someone who didn't date when she was a teen herself, I didn't realize that it was more complicated than I realized. I think the author must have been exposed to lots of teenage dating (I think he was a high school teacher) to know the amount that he did. While I was reading, I did think that this book was not written only for Christians. I feel that many questioning teens or parents could read this book and glean some valuable knowledge from it. I liked the anecdotes and analogies that the author included and there was plenty of good, common sense advice that I should already know, but needed a reminder of. I don't think the author pushes anything in the reader's face and he handles the topics lightly without coming off as commanding or judgemental. 

4 Stars

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A Date at the Altar by Cathy Maxwell: Promo!

NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author

“I love Cathy Maxwell!”  — Julia Quinn superstar CATHY MAXWELL has helped put modern day romance writing as we now know it on the map.  With some thirty published novels and novellas to her credit, CATHY has gained legions of fans throughout the years, and continues to garner more devoted readers with each enticing new read. 

In A DATE AT THE ALTAR (on sale October 25, 2016; ISBN 9780062388650; $7.99) the third installment in her Marrying the Duke series, CATHY, a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author, returns with the tale of an unexpected, and ultimately delightful romance.  

Gavin Whitridge, Duke of Baynton has had the unusual and extraordinarily unpleasant experience of being jilted, not once, but twice!  In each instance the woman he believed to be “the one” ended up leaving him alone at the altar.

Actress and playwright Sarah Pettijohn’s life couldn’t be more diametrically opposed to that of the ton.  With the independence of a woman way ahead of her time, her hardscrabble background has left Sarah determined to look after herself.

When Sarah and the Duke strike an unusual yet mutually beneficial deal, a series of unexpected events takes place in rapid succession—leaving us to wonder if the Duke’s days of being jilted are finally over. 

In her characteristic style of masterful plotting, intrigue, sex appeal and a dash of humor, in A DATE AT THE ALTAR, CATHY MAXWELL delivers yet another original, highly addictive romance.
About the Author
CATHY MAXWELL spends hours in front of her computer pondering the question, “Why do people fall in love?” It remains for her the great mystery of life and the secret to happiness. She lives in beautiful Virginia with children, horses, dogs, and cats. For more information please visit: or find her on Twitter at: @maxwellcathy

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Kiss Cam by Kiara London

In Kiss Cam, teen author Kiara London asks, what's a little harmless kissing between friends?

Juniper, Jasper, and Lenny have been friends forever and co-own a vlog channel called WereVloggingHere. Their fans are huge "shippers" who believe that Juniper and Jasper are perfect for each other, and, despite warnings from friends and family, a simple Truth-or-Dare inspired kiss soon spirals out of control into a whole new world of making out and surprise kisses.

Juniper and Jasper's relationship begins to shift. But as fan requests for different "Kiss Cam" segments keep pouring in, Juniper puts her worries aside and convinces herself that it doesn't mean anything. After all, it's just kissing… right?

Goodreads Summary

Whenever you try to convince yourself that kissing doesn't mean anything...well, it might work for some people (not for me) and I already knew where this story was going. Juniper, Jasper, and Lenny are vloggers; having a life in front of the camera means that people start to think that they can have many opinions. One of the opinions centralized around Juniper and Jasper. According to fans, they are meant to be. Indulging their fans means kissing each other and pretending that it doesn't mean anything in person, but will feelings get in the way?

Jasper is not the easiest person to resist. He is handsome, charismatic, and built (for many teens, this sounds like the jackpot). Juniper is a little hesitant. She doesn't want to take the chance of wrecking a very good friendship. Their friends Lenny and Allison offer good advice to them and they all provide comedic relief. I liked Juniper's character the most. The ending did not surprise me. It was a sweet young adult/teen read.

3 1/2 Stars

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