Friday, July 28, 2017

"Mandie and Jonathan's Predicament" by Lois Gladys Leppard

About this book:

  “Mandie couldn't have been more excited when her mother said she could travel to New York City with Celia and Jane Hamilton to visit Jonathan Guyer and his father for the Thanksgiving holidays.
  Arriving by train with a firm grip on Snowball, Mandie is overwhelmed by the city's monstrous buildings and people racing everywhere. When Mr. Guyer insists that they stay at the Guyer mansion, it's even better because now they'll be close to Jonathan.
  But there are strange things going on at Jonathan's house. Who is the strange girl who demands that Jonathan give her the stray dog they found in the Guyer backyard? And who is the foreign-speaking man whom Mandie discovers meeting in secret with the butler? What's really going on behind all the closed doors of the mansion? The strange man leads them far from home. Is it a trap?”

Series: Book #28 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! #14! #15! #16! #17! #18! #19! #20! #21! #22! #23! #24! #25! #26! #27!) {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- A Scripture is quoted & prayed; A few prayers & thanking God; Visiting/Touring a church; Mentions of churches/cathedrals; A few mentions of God; A few mentions of prayers, praying, & thanking God; A mention of Jews.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dumb’ and two ‘shucks’; Mentions of stolen items, thieves, stealing, crimes/criminals, a robbery, & a man tied-up; Mentions of a collapsed building & injuries; Mentions of a girl pulling another girl’s hair & almost slapping her; Mentions of lies & lying; A couple mentions of a possible kidnapping; A mention of a president’s assassination; A mention of butcher shop.

Sexual Content- A few mentions of adults flirting & a blown kiss; A couple mentions of hand holding.

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

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My personal Rating-

Not a very favorite, but I do enjoy reading Mandie’s reactions to the city and that ending! ;)

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.

1 comment:

  1. don't remember this one, but so glad to see the Mandie books still being recommended; I'd almost forgotten about them!