Friday, November 24, 2017

"Mandie and the Seaside Rendezvous" by Lois Gladys Leppard

About this book:

  “Mandie and Celia travel with Mrs. Taft to visit Senator Morton in his hometown of St. Augustine, Florida, which is the oldest city in the United States. Among the senator's many servants is a man named Juan, who can't hear or speak. Mandie feels there is something sinister about the man, and his mysterious ways give her and Celia plenty of reasons to be concerned.
  Why is someone sneaking into the girls' wardrobe and rearranging their clothes? Did Mandie and Celia really see the strange woman, Miss Lucretia Wham, from the top of the lighthouse on Anastasia Island? And why do even grown-ups in St. Augustine believe in ghosts?
  Who's really behind all the mysteries taking place in St. Augustine?”

Series: Book #32 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! #30! And #31!) {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; A couple Prayers; few mentions of God; A few mentions of a church & a preacher;
*Note: Many mentions of & talks about ghosts, haunted houses, those who believe in ghosts, & those who don’t.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dumb’, a ‘stupid’, and five ‘shuck’s; A bit of eye rolling; Mandie has a bit of an attitude of wanting to show someone up/that they’re wrong; Mentions of a fire; A few mentions of smoking & cigars; A couple mentions of an accident & deaths; A couple mentions of stealing; A couple mentions of rumors.

Sexual Content- Mentions of being in love with someone; Mentions of Mandie & Joe marrying when they’re older & Celia’s future husband; Mentions of cute boys & liking someone; A few mentions of flirting; A few mentions of blushes; A few mentions of a girl in the arms of a certain boy.

-Amanda “Mandie” Shaw, age 13-14
                                   P.O.V. of Mandie
                                              Set in 1902
                         124 pages (also available in a collection with two other Mandie books.)

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My personal Rating-

This was a quick little read of Mandie & Celia’s adventure in Florida! While Mandie did get on my nerves a bit with her attitude in some parts, it was still an enjoyable read. I have to say, though, the sixth to the last sentence on the last page is my favorite. ;)

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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