Wednesday, May 30, 2018

"The Secrets Beneath" by Kathleen Fuller

About this book:

  Rebekah Yoder loves a good mystery—that is, until she becomes a part of one.
  Rebekah Yoder has always been curious . . . or nosy depending on whom you ask. When a Yankee stranger moves into the house next door, she’s fascinated. Who is this strange old man who never waves or smiles? When Bekah sees him digging holes in his back yard, she’s sure there is a case to be solved.
  Unfortunately, when her cousin blabs the story to the whole school, rumors fly. Is he hiding something? Treasure? Victims? And worst of all, annoying Caleb Mullet is now determined to solve the mystery with her. What they don’t realize is there’s not just secrecy lurking next door—there’s danger. Will Bekah take her curiosity too far?
  Readers will love journeying with Bekah Yoder as they learn the danger of gossip, the importance of prayer, and the real story of 
The Secrets Beneath.”

Series: Book #2 in the “Mysteries of Middlefield” series. Review of Book #1 Here!

Spiritual Content- Prayers; Talks about God & trusting Him; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Amanda begins to doubt that God hears her prayers; Mentions of God & His will; Mentions of prayers, praying, & blessings over food; Mentions of churches church going, & services; Mentions of Amish beliefs; A few mentions of someone not wanting to be Amish anymore; A couple mentions of Thanking God; A mention of a miracle;
             *Note: Mentions of a (rumored) haunted place & ghosts.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘blasted’, two ‘shut up’s, two ‘stupid’s, and ten forms of ‘dumb’; Sarcasm & Eye rolling; Amanda tries to runaway; Being kidnapped, threatened, grabbed, & pain (up to semi-detailed); A bit of jealousy; Mentions of trespassing, a fire, & a runaway (Book #1); Mentions of escaping from prison; Mentions of kidnappings; Mentions of threats; Mentions of pain & injuries; Mentions of a mother who left her family & her illness (the daughter wonders if her mother didn’t want her); Mentions of burying bones (human or animal, it’s still creepy to Bekah); Mentions of lies & lying; Mentions of gossip & rumors; Mentions of disobeying & tattling; Mentions of tattoos; A few mentions of breaking in; A few mentions of nightmares (barely-above-not-detailed); A couple mentions of illegal activities; A couple mentions of robbing & a thief; A couple mentions of cigarettes; A couple mentions of divorce; A couple mentions of throwing up.

Sexual Content- Mentions of liking someone/crushes & cute boys; A couple mentions of blushes;
             *Note: A mention of a miscarriage.

-Bekah Yoder, age 13
-Amanda Yoder, age 11
                                P.O.V. switches between them
                                                        266 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens-
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
This was a light mystery. It happened to also deal with some family/friendship topics that I felt might be a bit mature for the Pre-Teen age, but, as always, it depends on the reader. It was overall a decent mystery and a cute book.

See y’all on Friday 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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