Wednesday, February 3, 2016

"Mandie and The Mysterious Bells" by Lois Gladys Leppard

About this book:

  “When the bells in the steeple of the big downtown church in Asheville suddenly begin ringing at the stroke of midnight, Mandie and her friends have a new mystery to investigate. The unscheduled bells and bizarre writings on the outside walls of the church have the townspeople upset. Mandie determines that whoever is vandalizing the house of the Lord must be discovered and brought to justice.
  But her zealous investigation only gets her in trouble; and when an influenza outbreak occurs in the town, many people are only too ready to blame it on the strange happenings at the church.”

Series: Book #10 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!) {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 5:7 at the beginning; Prayers & Blessings over food; Talks about being Christ like; A couple Scriptures are quoted, talked about and prayed; Church going; Uncle Ned refers to Heaven as “happy hunting ground”; Mentions of Church going (but not necessarily for church); Mentions of what the Bible says;
*Note: Mentions of spooks & superstitions.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘blatsted’, a ‘confounded’, a ‘dadblasted’, a ‘dumb’ and two ‘shucks’s; A bit of sarcasm; Mentions of robberies, bullets & a horse whip.

Sexual Content- N/A

-Amanda “Mandie” Shaw, age 12
                                             P.O.V. of (mostly) Mandie
                                         Set in 1900
                              160 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! Looking forward to reviewing the next one! :)

*See my thought on this series versus the younger series, Here!

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.

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