Friday, June 29, 2018

"Mandie and the Missing Schoolmarm" by Lois Gladys Leppard


About this book:

  “Mandie’s favorite teacher, Miss Hope, has gone missing! The start of the school is fast approaching and everywhere they turn leads to a dead end. It’s almost as if no one wants Miss Hope to be found…”


Series: Book #39 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! #31! #32! #33! #34! #35! #36! #37! And #38!) {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 (twice); A couple Prayers; Church going; Mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of a church, church going, services, & preachers; A mention of a blessing over food;
             *Note: Mentions of a (supposedly) haunted house & ghosts; A mention of devilish boys.


Negative Content- Minor cussing including: five ‘shucks’; Mentions of a (possible) kidnapping; A few mentions of gossip & rumors; A few mentions of a nightmare; A couple mentions of a (possible) burglar.


Sexual Content- A couple mentions of blushes.

-Amanda “Mandie” Shaw, age 15
                                P.O.V. of Mandie
                                    Set in 1903
                                         159 pages (also available in a collection with four other Mandie books)

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My personal Rating-
I vaguely remembered this one from my first time reading it many years ago. Not a very favorite due to it’s rushed ending, but it’s still a good one and I did like the last chapter! ;)


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.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

"Perilous Waters" by Sandra Orchard


About this book:

  “UNDER SUSPICION
  For FBI agent Sam Steele, there's no room for error or emotions on his latest undercover assignment. Getting close to gallery owner Jennifer Robbins while on an Alaskan cruise is the only way to catch her dealing stolen art. Out on the icy seas, Jen suddenly goes from suspect to victim when she's targeted by a deadly enemy. And Sam's mission goes from investigating an art crime to protecting the woman who's begun to melt his heart. As danger looms closer, he'll do anything to save her life—even if it costs him his own.”


Series: Not officially part of a series, but is connected to two of the author’s other books: “Identity Withheld” and “Emergency Reunion”.  


Spiritual Content- Isaiah 43:2 at the beginning; A few Scriptures are mentioned, read, & remembered; Prayers & Thanking God; Talks about God; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers, praying, & thanking God; Mentions of a Bible & Bible reading; Mentions of churches & church going; Mentions of faiths; Mentions of a cross necklace;
A couple mentions of God’s creation; A couple mentions of those in the Bible; A couple mentions of hymns; A mention of being blessed.


Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘fig’ (used as a replacement for another possible word), a ‘shut up’, two forms of ‘screw up’, three ‘idiot’s, and four ‘stupid’s; A couple mentions of curses (said, not written); Some sarcasm & eye rolling; Passing out, being drugged, & pain (barely-above-not-detailed); Being pushed into cold water, nearly drowning, hypothermia, & the after affects (up to semi-detailed); Being attacked & catching the trouble-maker (up to semi-detailed); Remembering & mentions of a fire & death (up to semi-detailed); All about mentions of illegal activities, stolen items, & criminals/thieves; Mentions of deaths, murders, & a hired murderer (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of a break-in, an intruder, & fighting/hitting (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of attacks, planned attacks, injuries, & catching the trouble-maker (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of passing out, being drugged, & a spiked drink; Mentions of being pushed into cold water, nearly drowning, hypothermia, & the after affects (x3); Mentions of screams, injuries, blood/bleeding, threats, & vandalism; Mentions of guns aimed, being shot at, & bullets; Mentions of mob connections; Mentions of jail/prison; Mentions of poison & the possibility of being poisoned; Mentions of alcohol, drinking, drunks, bars, & a saloon; Mentions of hatred; Mentions of lies, lying, & liars; Mentions of nightmares; A few mentions of threats of slitting someone & their family’s throats; A few mentions of a stabbing, blood, & knives; A few mentions of a (possible) kidnapping; A few mentions of fighting; A few mentions of blackmail; A few mentions of gossip & rumors; A few mentions of a casino; A few mentions of divorces; A couple mentions of (possibly) finding a murdered body (barely-above-not-detailed); A couple mentions of drugs & a drug problem; A couple mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of human waste; A mention of night clubs; A mention of a cigarette;
             *Note: A couple mentions of a movie & actress; A couple mentions of car brands.


Sexual Content- a hand kiss, two barely-above-not-detailed kisses, three boarder-line barely-above-not-detailed // semi-detailed kisses, two semi-detailed kisses, and a boarder-line semi-detailed // detailed kiss; Remembering a kiss (up to semi-detailed); Touches, Embraces, Warmth, & Shivers/Jolts (up to semi-detailed); Hand Holding; Wanting to touch (barely-above-not-detailed); Noticing, Nearness, & Smelling (barely-above-not-detailed); five ‘jezebel’s (a woman is called one); Mentions of a date rape drug; Mentions of kisses & kissing; Mentions of dating, boyfriends, & exes; Mentions of blushes; A few mentions of flirting & flirts; A couple mentions of playboys; A couple mentions of flings; A couple mentions of cheating & messing with someone’s girl; A couple mentions of seeing a couple cuddling; A couple mentions of crushes; Love, falling in love, & the emotions;
             *Note: A few mentions of a skintight top, mini skirt, & modest outfit choices; A couple mentions of plunging necklines; A mention of a woman’s clothes that revealed more than they conceal; A mention of enjoying a mouth-to-mouth saving; A mention of nude portraits; A mention of a former red-light district.

-Jennifer Robbins, age 24-25
-Sam Steele
                                P.O.V. switches between them
                                                        220 pages

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My personal Rating-
I’ve had this book on my physical TBR for a while now, ever since binge reading Sandra Orchard’s other books after reading the “Serena Jones Mysteries” series. “Perilous Waters” was a bit more kissy and had more romance than I remember the author’s other books being, the faith content was great. :)


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.