Friday, September 29, 2017

"Mandie and the Long Goodbye" by Lois Gladys Leppard

About this book:

  “With only a few days left of her Christmas holidays with Joe, Sallie, Jonathan, and Polly at the Shaw house, Mandie is shocked to hear that a turkey has been stolen from Aunt Lou's oven in broad daylight. Whoever would do such a thing, and where have they taken it? Might is still be hidden in the house?
  Mandie and her friends begin the search for the missing turkey, but instead of solving the mystery, they uncover another mystery, and then another, and another. No matter how hard they try, they can't see, to solve any of them. But when Dr. Woodard disappears, things get very serious-and dangerous!
  Still nothing can chase away the pain that Mandie knows is coming!”

Series: Book #30 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! #28! #29!) {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 mentioned, quoted, & prayed; A few prayers & blessings; Church Going; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers, praying, & blessings over food; Mentions of churches, church going, & services; Mentions of holidays; A couple mentions of prayers & praying; A couple mentions of thanking the Lord;
*Note: A mention of spooks.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dumb’, a ‘shut up’, and four ‘shucks’; All about mentions of a thief, stealing, & a stolen item; Mentions of people shooting people; Mentions of outlaws & robbing a bank; Mentions of pain, fighting, & guns aimed; A couple mentions of deaths; A couple mentions of jail; A mention of car games (gambling); A mention of the possibility of chickens being ran over.  

Sexual Content- a blown kiss and a cheek kiss; A couple hand touches (barely-above-not-detailed); A few mentions of Mandie & Joe marrying when they’re older & blushes; A few mentions of jealousy.

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

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My personal Rating-

Alllllllllllll the Mandie and Joe feels, y’all.
I quite honestly didn’t care much about the mysteries in this one…there was so much Mandie and Joe that caught my interest instead! This is still technically a pre-teen series though, so it’s very clean and there’s only light hints of the possibility of the two getting married when they’re older. It’s really SO precious! This is probably one of my very favorites of the series because of that! :)

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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