Friday, April 1, 2016

"Mandie and The Holiday Surprise" by Lois Gladys Leppard

About this book:

  “Something's not quite right at home--could Mandie's mother and stepfather be keeping an important Christmas secret?”

Series: Book #11 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!) {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- John 13:34 at the beginning; Thanking the Lord along with Prayers; Talks about God; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; A few Scriptures are read, discussed and prayed; Christmas; Church going; Uncle Ned refers to Heaven as “happy hunting ground”; A couple mentions of a play about the first Christmas; A mention of Bible reading;
*Note: A couple mentions of ghosts.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dumb’, a ‘stupid’ and two ‘shucks’s; Jealousy.

Sexual Content- Mentions of crushes; Mentions of Joe & Mandie marrying when they’re older; Aunt Lou calls Joe Mandie’s boyfriend.

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

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Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
{Ratings are lowered as ages get higher due to the simple plot.}
Ohhh, I remember this one! Mandie isn’t my favorite in this one. She’s very jealous and kind of a brat, to be honest. It still has the mystery aspect of a true Mandie book and quite a bit of Spiritual Content, which is nice. :)
 *See my thought on this series versus the younger series, Here!

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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