Friday, June 24, 2016

"Mandie and The Shipboard Mystery" by Lois Gladys Leppard

About this book:

  “Mandie has just celebrated her thirteenth birthday and been surprised to discover that she has permission to go with her grandmother to Europe. It's just too exciting to be true!
  Grandmother Taft, Celia, and Mandie are given a big send-off as they board the Queen Victoria bound for Europe. Traveling on the ship with them is Senator Morton. His attentions keep Mrs. Taft distracted to the point where she slightly neglects Celia and Mandie a situation guaranteed to mean trouble.
  The girls meet some unusual people on board, and even find someone in their room when they return to it one night. Candy and fruit disappear from their cabin, and someone's valise turns up under their settee. Then comes the real surprise!
  Uncle Ned won't be able to rescue them this time!”

Series: Book #14 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!) {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- Proverbs 3:3 at the beginning; Prayers; A couple Scriptures are prayed; Church going & mentions of sermons; Talks about God & a Christian school; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Mentions Bibles; A mention of gospel songs;
*Note: A couple mentions of ghosts.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: two ‘dumb’s; A bit of sarcasm; Mentions of a woman who was either killed or committed suicide (barely-above-not-detailed).

Sexual Content- Joe gets jealous when Tommy is near Mandie; Mentions of Joe wanting to marry Mandie when they’re older; Mentions of a good-looking young man & Celia has a crush on him; A couple mentions of belly dancers.

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

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My personal Rating-
Best Mandie book in a while—the good (non-jealous) Mandie is back! I forgot about the new character that comes to play in this book…it can only get better characters from here on out, in my opinion! ;)

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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