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Friday, May 27, 2016

"Mandie and The Midnight Journey" by Lois Galdys Leppard

About this book:

  “Mandie has mixed feelings when she returns home from boarding school to find a new baby brother. Her mother seems to be so wrapped up in the new baby that Mandie allows herself to wonder if her mother doesn't love her anymore. Feeling sorry for herself, Mandie packs her few belongings to leave, despite her Uncle Ned's advice.”

Series: Book #13 in “Mandie” series. (To read the reviews of the previous books in this series, click the number to be taken to that review:
#1! #2! #3! #4! #5! #6! #7! #8! #9! #10! #11! #12!) {There also is the “Young Mandie Mystery” series, (Book #1 review Here and Book #2 review Here!) but they do not connect together well}

Spiritual Content- 1 John 2:10 at the beginning; Many Prayers; A few Scriptures are mentioned and prayed; Church going; Talks about God & a Christian school; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; A mention of a Bible; A missionary/Reverend;
*Note: A couple mentions of spooks (ghosts).

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: three ‘stupid’s; Lots of jealousy & resentment; Tsa’ni is a bit mean to Mandie; Pain (up to semi-detailed).

Sexual Content- Polly has a crush on Joe; Dimar has a crush on Mandie; Mentions of boys & boyfriends.

-Amanda “Mandie” Shaw, age 12-13
                                   P.O.V. of Mandie
                                              Set in 1901
                         159 pages (also available in a collection with four other Mandie books.)

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens-
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My personal Rating-
Mandie is not my favorite character in this book, to be very honest. She’s better by the end, thankfully, but it’s cringe-worthy to read Mandie being all jealous of her little brother and so unlike herself. I do have to say though, the next books coming up (the Europe ones) are more of my favorites in this series. ;)

See y’all on Monday 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.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

"The Courtship Basket" by Amy Clipston

About this book:

  Years ago, a picnic basket brought two hearts together. For Rachel and Mike, history may be about to repeat itself.
  Rachel Fisher is devastated when the young man she’s loved for years leaves her to date her best friend. Her heart is broken, and she has all but given up on love. Determined to keep her mind off the pain, she starts teaching at an Amish school for children with learning disabilities.
  Since his father became ill, Mike Lantz has been overwhelmed with the responsibility of providing for his family and caring for his six-year-old brother, John. When John joins Rachel’s class and she learns that his mother is deceased and his father sick, she desperately wants to help the family, even with something as simple as a meal.
  With her parents’ old picnic basket, Rachel begins sending food to the Lantz family. As the weeks go by, John’s grades start to improve, and the attraction grows between Rachel and Mike. They can’t deny that their friendship is growing toward something more, but both of them are hesitant to risk a more serious relationship.
  The last thing Rachel wants is another heartbreak, and Mike is worried about providing for his loved ones. Will the two be able to reconcile their past hurts with new hope for the future?”

Series: Book #2 in the “Amish Heirloom” series. (Review of Book #1 Here!)

Spiritual Content- Prayers; Scriptures are read & mentioned; Talks about God, His plan, & forgiving; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Many mentions of prayers & silent prayers over food; Mentions of God; Mentions of blessings; Mentions of Bible reading & devotionals; Mentions of Church services & Youth Groups; A few mentions of sins; A couple mentions of Christmas novels; A couple mentions of sermons & a bishop.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: five ‘stupid’s; A few mentions of a death & car accident (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of bulling; Mentions of blood (barely-above-not-detailed).

Sexual Content- a semi-detailed kiss; Touches & Embraces (barely-above-not-detailed); Noticing & Smelling; Mentions of dating, girlfriends, boyfriends, breakups & liking someone; Mentions of cheaters, betrayal & jealousy; Mentions of touching & intimate conversations; Mentions of attractions & feelings; A few mentions of a woman who died in childbirth; A couple mentions of flirting; A couple possible hints of a wife who left her husband (but later came back); Love, falling in love & the emotions;
              *Note: A mention of a pair of boxers.

-Rachel Fisher, age 21
-Mike Lantz, age 24
                                    P.O.V. switches between them
                                                        320 pages

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My personal Rating-
Ahhh! “The Courtship Basket” was so SWEET! (I think I may have a cavity, hahaha. ;) ) Amy Clipston continues this series with Veronica’s sister, Rachel’s story. This novel has such a sweet plot (that did have some angst that about did me in) with such great characters. Little John was adorable, I was rooting for Rachel & Mike, and Raymond added a very close topic to the author’s heart.
I can’t wait to read Emily’s story when it releases, as I’ve enjoyed every Amy Clipston book I’ve read.   

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.
*I received this book for free from the Author for this honest review.