Friday, July 6, 2018

"The Writing on the Wall" by Elizabeth Mattox

About this book:

  “When Mary and her sister Betty visit the Ivy Bay lighthouse with their friend Henry, Mary stumbles upon a crude map drawn on the wall. Henry wonders if it might be connected to his ancestor David, who was accused of stealing a large sum of money and a precious family heirloom. Mary decides to investigate, but solving a crime committed almost a century ago isn’t easy, and a surprising number of people don’t want her to succeed. With so many obstacles blocking her way, can she discover what really happened with Henry’s ancestor? And where are the money and sapphire ring that went missing all those years ago? Even more important, can she find these treasures before anyone else does?”

Series: Book #4 in the “Secrets of Mary’s Bookshop” series. Review of Book #1 Here!, #2 Here!, and #3 Here!

Spiritual Content- A Scripture is written at the end of the book; Prayers & Blessings over food; A Prayer meeting; Church going & sermons; Talks about God; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Many mentions of God; Many mentions of Bibles & Bible reading; Many mentions of churches, church going, ministers, choirs, & hymns; Mentions of talks about God & forgiveness; Mentions of thanking God; Mentions of prayers, praying, prayer groups, & blessings over food; Mentions of faiths; Mentions of blessings & being blessed; Mentions of confessing to a minister; A few mentions of sins; A couple mentions of Scriptures; A couple mentions of books of the Bible; A couple mentions of stained glass of those from the Bible; A couple mentions of Sunday school; A mention of a Christmas Eve service; A mention of a Christian radio station.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘darn’; A couple mentions of curses (said, not written); A bit of eye rolling; Nearly all about mentions of crimes, criminals/thieves, stealing, stolen items, thefts, & arrests; Mentions of deaths, a fire, & an arsonist; Mentions of pain; Mentions of tobacco & an illegal arms-trading business; Mentions of lies & lying; Mentions of a pre-teen’s attitude & eye rolls; A few mentions of drinking & the Prohibition; A couple mentions of shoplifting; A couple mentions of graffiti; A couple mentions of nightmares;
             *Note: A mention of Star Wars; A mention of a TV show (CSI).

Sexual Content- A few touches (barely-above-not-detailed); A few mentions of proms, dates, a breakup, & boyfriend;
             *Note: A mention of a cat butting it’s owner’s arm.

-Mary Fisher, age 62
                                P.O.V. of Mary
                                            272 pages

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My personal Rating-
While I wasn’t completely interested in the mystery, I still followed along with the story. I did really enjoy all the faith content and seeing more of Mary’s family.

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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