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Friday, August 26, 2016

"Mandie and The Silent Catacombs" by Lois Gladys Leppard

About this book:

  “Mandie, Celia, Mrs. Taft, Senator Morton and Jonathan leave the problems of Paris behind them as they board an express train whose destination is Rome, Italy. Mandie and Celia are excited about seeing the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel, the Forum, the Pantheon, and the hundreds of fountains in Italy. They've nearly forgotten the vanishing woman who has followed them wherever they've gone. Without warning she reappears!
  Mandie determines she'll find out who the woman is of it's the last thing she does in Europe. But the fact remains that the woman may be dangerous. And when their sightseeing time in the Catacombs turns into a near nightmare with an accompanying burglary, their time in Rome promises more surprises than even Mandie can handle!
  The Catacombs are no place for Mandie and her friends on their own!”

Series: Book #16 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! #13! #14! #15!) {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- Exodus 20:15 at the beginning; Prayers & Thanking the Lord; A couple Scriptures are quoted & prayed; Talks about God & Jesus; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God & Jesus; Going to & mentions of the Catacombs and the history of them being ancient cemeteries of Christians; Mentions of God; Mentions of Bibles & those in the Bible; Mentions of chapels; Mentions of monks; A few mentions of praying.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dumb’ and two ‘shucks’; A bit of eye rolling; Mentions of the dead & caskets (not-detailed); Mentions of the Roman Colosseum & the fighting that happen there; Mentions of lying.

Sexual Content- A couple mentions that Joe expects Mandie to marry him when they’re older.

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

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
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My personal Rating-
What a fun Mandie mystery! The mentions of the different Biblical time-periods were another neat historical aspect of this book! And just who is the strange woman from the ship? ;)

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, August 24, 2016

"A Plain Death" by Amanda Flower

About this book:

  “Welcome to Appleseed Creek, the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country, where life is not as serene as it seems.
  While her Cleveland friends relocated to Southern California and Italy, 24-year-old computer whiz Chloe Humphrey moves with some uncertainty to Appleseed Creek to direct technology services at a nearby college. Her first acquaintance is Becky, an ex-Amish teenager looking for a new home.
  While driving Chloe’s car, Becky collides with a buggy, killing an Amish elder. But what looks like an accident is soon labeled murder when police discover the car’s cut brake line.
  Now, Chloe must take on the role of amateur sleuth to discover who the real intended victim was before the murderer makes a second attempt. Becky’s handsome Amish-turned-Mennonite brother, Timothy, a local carpenter, comes in handy along the way. With God’s help, they’ll solve the mystery that’s rocking this small community.”

Series: Book #1 (of four) in the “Appleseed Creek” series.

Spiritual Content- Many prayers; A few Scriptures are quoted & mentioned; Church going; Talks about God, forgiveness & sin; Many talks about the Amish ways & beliefs; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Many mentions of bishops, deacons & a monk; Mentions of Church.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘geez’, two ‘screw-up’s, three ‘idiot’s, five forms of ‘shut up’ and nine ‘stupid’s; Mentions of curses (said, not written); Sarcasm; Bruises & Pain (up to semi-detailed); All about car accidents, murder & attempted murders (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of tobacco juice, alcohol & drunks; A couple mentions of drunk driving & robberies.

Sexual Content- Touches & Nearness (barely-above-not-detailed); Noticing & Blushes; four ‘hot’s; A girl is leered at by some jerks, and mentions of them & trying to grab her; A couple mentions of miscarriages & feeling like they’re punishment; Mentions of exes, crushes & pretty girls; Mentions of creeps wanting to have “fun” with a girl (doesn’t happen); A little bit of love & the emotions;
           *Note: A mention of a girl’s dress hugging her curves.

-Chloe Humphrey, age 24
                                        1st person P.O.V. of Chloe
                                                        322 pages

Pre Teens-
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My personal Rating-
This was a different kind of Amish book and I really enjoyed it! Chloe was fun—she works with computers and her cat’s name is Gigabyte, y’all. I love it. The romance element was very sweet and clean. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

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.