Friday, June 8, 2018

"If Walls Could Talk" by Emily Thomas

About this book:

  “After a heavy rain, Anne discovers that one of the walls in the library basement is crumbling. She asks Alex to evaluate the damage, but while they're examining the hole, they uncover a human skeleton! Anne finds an arrowhead buried with the skeleton, as well as Aunt Edie's bow and arrow hidden nearby. Surely her beloved relative had nothing to do with this mysterious person's death, did she? Anne must dig deep into the library's past in order to learn the truth.
  Meanwhile, Anne stumbles on a flyer for the church's father-son retreat in Ben's trash and is determined to find a way for him to participate, despite his protests. As she researches Aunt Edie's love of archery, she discovers a new link to her aunt who can help Anne pass on a very special legacy to Ben.”

Series: Book #9 in the “Secrets of the Blue Hilly Library” series. Reviews of #1 Here, #2 Here, #3 Here, #5 Here, #6 Here, #7 Here, and #8 Here! (The fourth book has not been reviewed yet.)

Spiritual Content- A couple Scriptures are quoted; Prayers & Thanking God; Church going & a sermon; Singing hymns; Talks about God; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers, praying, & thanking God; Mentions of faiths & Bible reading; Mentions of those in the Bible; Mentions of churches, church going, a pastor, sermons, & hymns; A few mentions of blessings & being blessed;
             *Note: A mention of a primitive item.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: two ‘stupid’s; A tiny bit of eye rolling; Visiting a historical prison; Many mentions of a human skeleton, how it got there, & the death (*Spoiler* Not scary and it was from an illness, not a murder *End of Spoiler*); Many mentions of fires, injuries/blood, possible arson, how it happened, & a possible death; Mentions of criminals, violence/assaults/possibly a murder, & prisons; Mentions of crime scenes & a possible one; Mentions of injuries/wounds, blood, illnesses, & deaths; Mentions of a possible murder, threats, & hatred; Mentions of rumors; A few mentions of a war; A few mentions of morgues; A few mentions of a father who left his family; A few mentions of lies & lying; A few mentions of nightmares; A couple mentions of murders; A couple mentions of a gang member; A mention of a hunter;
             *Note: Mentions of books & authors; A couple mentions of Disney movies; A couple mentions of car brands; A mention of an actress.

Sexual Content- A few mentions of dating & dates.

-Anne Gibson
                                P.O.V. of Anne
                                        268 pages

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My personal Rating-
{Add ½ for girls interested in medical history}
While not as light of a mystery compared to the major of the books in this series, I did find it interesting! I appreciated that while it was a mystery about a skeleton, it wasn’t scary at all. There was quite a few twists and turns that also helped my interest level. “If Walls Could Talk”  was a unique mystery book with a good amount of faith content.

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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