Friday, October 2, 2015

"Mandie and The Charleston Phantom" by Lois Gladys Leppard

 About this book:

  “Having returned home to Franklin, North Carolina, after helping solve the mystery in Mandie and the Medicine Man, she begins her new adventure with a visit to Charleston. A trip to a friend's ocean-front beach house introduces her to what seems to be a "phantom" rising into the air and then falling into the water. Even though caught up in the excitement of discovering another mystery, Mandie learns some important lessons about friendship and jealousy.”

Series: Book #7 in “Mandie” series. (Read the reviews of: #1 Here! #2 Here! #3 Here! #4 Here! #5 Here! And #6 Here!) {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- Ephesians 4:26 at the beginning; Talks about God, Scriptures & forgiving; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Prayers; A couple Scriptures are quoted, mentioned, and prayed; a Mention of what the Bible talks about; Uncle Ned refers to Heaven as “happy hunting ground”;
*Note: Many mentions of phantoms, ghosts & haunted houses.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dumb’, a ‘stupid’, and two ‘shut up’s (one is teasing); A bit of sarcasm; Josephine does not like Mandie; A family rumor that someone was murdered or she committed suicide (the truth is not known, not-detailed); A story of a man who killed his wife (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of past & present slaves & skin colors (nothing offensive).

Sexual Content- Jealousy between Joe & Mandie; Tommy calls Mandie beautiful & she blushes; Many Mentions of Joe & Mandie marrying when they’re older.

-Amanda “Mandie” Shaw, age 12
                                             P.O.V. of (mostly) Mandie
                                         Set in 1900
                              136 pages (also available in a collection with four other Mandie books.)

Pre Teens-

New Teens-

Early High School Teens-

Older High School Teens-

My personal Rating-

{Ratings are lowered as ages get higher due to the simple plot.}
Another fun Mandie mystery. :)

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.

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