Friday, October 27, 2017

"Mandie and the Buried Stranger" by Lois Gladys Leppard

About this book:

  “It's spring break from the Misses Heathwood's School for Girls, and Mandie can't wait to get home and see her friend Joe Woodard. When he left on the train to go to college after the Christmas holidays, he yelled something out the train window that she couldn't hear, and she's been anxious to find out what it was ever since.
  But when Mandie and Joe get together, she becomes shy around him and doesn't understand why. Then while they are one their way to see Sallie Sweetwater, they discover a huge pile of mica and no one knows who moved it there. It's an even bigger mystery when the whole mound totally disappears the next day. Who would do such a thing, and why? And who has been stealing wagons? Are the two related?
  Will Mandie ever find out what Joe said from the train?”

Series: Book #31 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! and #30!) {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; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Mentions of God; Mentions of churches & church going; Mentions of Christmas; Mentions of a statue of an angel; A few mentions of Bibles & Bible reading; A couple mentions of prayers & thanking God; A couple mentions of miracles; A couple mentions of a missionary; A mention of Heaven;
*Note: A couple mentions of a rumored curse.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dumb’, a ‘stupid’, and ten ‘shuck’s; Mentions of gunshots & enemies; Mentions of being tied up, gagged, & buried alive; Mention of crimes, criminals/thieves, & stolen items; Mentions of hunting & animals for food; A mention of drowning.

Sexual Content- A few Touches & Warmth (barely-above-not-detailed); Some Noticing & Crush-like feelings (blushes & feeling shy); Mentions of Mandie & Joe marrying when they’re older & blushes; Mentions of pretty girls & handsome boys; Mentions of being interested in someone & secret crushes; A couple mentions of married couples kissing;
            *Note: A mention of someone butting into things.

-Amanda “Mandie” Shaw, age 13
                                   P.O.V. of Mandie
                                              Set in 1902
                         126 pages (also available in a collection with two other Mandie books.)

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My personal Rating-
We’re just on the role with all the Mandie and Joe feels, y’all.
[And I approve. ;) ]
Like the last book, the mystery didn’t interest me so much, but it was still cute. Mandie gets shy and blushing during Joe, and the poor thing, she can’t understand why! It’s pretty cute to see her growing up, but also still the same Mandie at times.
The titled does sound a bit more, er, morbid than the book actually is. Even though the title suggests a (dead) body, it isn’t and what it is happens near the end. It is very clean like all Mandie books.

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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