Friday, December 23, 2016

"Shadows of the Past" by Emily Thomas

About this book:

  “While cataloging books at the library, Anne stumbles on an old, yellowed map of Pennsylvania tucked inside the pages of a historical book from Aunt Edie's private collection. When Anne studies the map, she sees markings that hint at its use by Lewis and Clark! Could it really be authentic? And if it is, how did Aunt Edie come to possess a map that had been stolen from the now-defunct Blue Hill Historical Society one hundred years ago?
  Meanwhile, Anne's son Ben, starts disappearing for long periods of time, though he's always close by and comes home when she calls. His furtive, increasingly strange behavior and - stranger still for a nine-year-old boy - frequent showering make Anne wonder what secrets her son is hiding from her.”

Series: Book #2 in the “Secrets of the Blue Library” series. (Review of book #1 Here!)

Spiritual Content- Many Prayers & Blessings over food; A couple Scriptures are quoted & remembered; A few Talks about God; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Many mentions of prayers, blessings over food & trusting God; Many mentions of churches, church going, services & a reverend; Mentions of God & His will; Mentions of a program that trained missionaries & mission work; A few mentions of a ministry; A few mentions of being a blessing; A few mentions of tithes; A couple mentions of professing Jesus as your Lord; A couple mentions of principles found in God’s Word; A couple mentions of the song Jesus Loves Me; A couple mentions of miracles; A mention of God’s children; A mention of Heaven;
             *Note: A mention of someone looking like they saw a ghost.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘rats’, a ‘sucker’, four ‘shut up’s, fourteen ‘stupid’s; All about a stolen item, embezzlement, a theft & crimes; Mentions of deaths & a car accident (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of con-artists & cons; Mentions of threats; Mentions of young kids skipping school & smoking cigarettes; Mentions of a pipe & tobacco; Mentions of gossip & rumors; Mentions of lying, lies & deception; A few mentions of stealing & cheating; A few mention of a father leaving his family because of her special need; A few mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of a cigar box; A couple mentions of using the bathroom; A few mentions of hunting.   

Sexual Content- A couple mentions of being high school sweethearts.

-Anne Gibson, age 34
                                                   P.O.V. of Anne
                                                        274 pages

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My personal Rating-
Ahhh. Every Guidepost book I’ve picked up has been just so relaxing…it’s just I call a front porch read. It’s a good, peaceful book that you can read in a swig or rocking chair on a front porch. Now, I didn’t do that, but they put me in the mood to do so. “Shadows of the Past” picks up shortly after “Nowhere to be Found” and gives us a new historical mystery to follow along with. I felt like this one was more detailed in the details, if that makes sense, but I think that’s because Robin Carroll wrote this one. :)

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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