Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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Friday, April 28, 2017

"Mandie and Her Missing Kin" by Lois Gladys Leppard

About this book:

  “Mandie is thrilled at the chance to visit Swain County, North Carolina, where her friend Joe Woodard lives. It's also her father's home territory, so with Snowball leading the way, Mandie and Joe decide to explore the old log cabin where Mandie had lived with her father before his death.
  The locked cabin appears deserted weeds everywhere, no livestock around, and not a soul in sight. But Joe and Mandie notice smoke rising from the chimney. Someone must be inside! Then Mandie and Joe catch a glimpse of a face peeking out from behind a curtain. Who's hiding out in the old log cabin? It's another exciting mystery for Mandie to solve!”

Series: Book #25 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! #16! #17! #18! #19! #20! #21! #22! #23! #24!) {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- Matthew 3:44 at the beginning; Prayers & Thanking God; A Scripture is prayed & quoted twice; Talks about God & forgiving; A couple mentions of thanking God; A mention of a Bible.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a form of ‘dumb’ and two ‘shuck’s; Mentions of being shot at; Mentions of a fire & smoke (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of a wild man (that could be dangerous); A few mentions of deaths (no details); A few mentions of something terrible that was writing (never said); A couple mentions of past kidnappings; A couple mentions of imagining a dog hurt (she’s not though, barely-above-not-detailed).

Sexual Content- Embraces & Hand holding (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of liking someone & their romance; Mentions of Joe & Mandie marrying when they’re older; A few mentions of a boy who was sweet on a girl; A few mentions of married couples kissing; A few mentions of blushes; A mention of being aware of a boy’s presence.  

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

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My personal Rating-
This book! My main two emotions reading this Mandie mystery was “Ahh!” and “Argh!” All the Mandie & Joe feels are in this one! Doesn’t matter how many times I’ve read those certain lines, I still get so giddy about them.

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, April 26, 2017

"A Class of Her Own" by Janice Thompson

About this book:

  “When Laura Chapman’s husband of over twenty years passes away, she finds herself the sole provider for two teenage children, lonely and frightened, and determined to return to college to obtain a degree. Then she lands in the same history class with her daughter and finds herself offending the toughest professor on campus. Professor Andrew Dougherty, still a bachelor at forty-seven, has sworn off women. His heart was broken years earlier by a skittish fiancee. Just when Laura feels that she has no alternative but to drop out of school due to stress and finances, Andrew begins to realize that it is time for the battle to cease between them. He is beginning to discover that his feelings for Laura Chapman are not at all what he thought at first.”

Series: Book #1 in the “Texas Weddings” series. {Connected to the second book.} 

Spiritual Content- Church going, going to a chapel, & a sermon; Bible reading; Scriptures are remembered, read, mentioned, & quoted; Prayers, thanking God, & a couple blessings over food; Many talks about God, His plan, praying, & forgiveness; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Andrew hasn’t prayed in a long time, but was raised in church (his father was agnostic, though), *Spoiler* he prays near the end & becomes a Christian *End of Spoiler*; Many mentions of God, Jesus, & His timing; Mentions of prayers, praying & peace; Mentions of Bibles & Bible reading; Mentions of faiths; Mentions of churches, church going, a church preschool & Sunday school; Mentions of singing hymns; Mentions of religious people & Christians; A mention of a church’s youth group ministry.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘stupid’; A few mentions of curses (said, not written); A bit of eye rolling & sarcasm; Mentions of a car accident, someone driving under the influence & injuries; A few mentions of another car accident & death; A few mentions of slavery; A few mentions of a fight; A few mentions of gossip; A couple mentions of a war; A mention of a divorce.

Sexual Content- a blown kiss and a barely-above-not-detailed kiss; Touches, Embraces, & Smelling (barely-above-not-detailed); Wanting to touch someone’s hair; Noticing; Mentions of noticing & smelling; Mentions of dating, dates, & a homecoming dance; Mentions of heartbreak & being jilted; Mentions of a ladies’ man who thinks he’s all that; A few mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of a crush; A mention of a couple with their lips locked; A mention of a guy giving his girlfriend a cheek kiss; Love, falling in love & the emotions.

-Laura Chapman
-Andrew Dougherty, age 47
                                                P.O.V. switches between them
                                                        273 pages

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My personal Rating-
This was a sweet read filled with misunderstandings! (Aren’t they so fun to read about and not be a part of? ;) ) Not my favorite by this author, but it was a quick, fun 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.