Friday, October 12, 2018

"By Word of Mouth" by Diane Noble

About this book:

  “During the first meeting of the Winter Warmth Book Chat, the lights in Mary’s Mystery Bookshop go out. When the power comes back on, Mary realizes a book has been stolen from the front counter of her shop. But not just any book; This was a signed early edition of "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" by Agatha Christie! Mary intended to sell the rare and valuable copy and donate the money to help a little girl receive a kidney transplant. Now every person at the event is a suspect in the theft, and Mary has to solve one of her most important mysteries yet. Can she find the stolen book in time to help Isabella?”

Series: Book #5 in the “Secrets of Mary’s Bookshop” series. Review of Book #1 Here!, #2 Here!, #3 Here!, and #4 Here!

Spiritual Content- Scriptures are mentioned, quoted, read, & prayed; Prayers, Thanking God, & Blessings over food; Church going & Hymns; Talks about God; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers, praying, & praises; Mentions of Bibles & Bible reading; Mentions of churches, church going, services, a pastor, & Sunday school classes; Mentions of being blessed & blessings; A couple mentions of a missionary; A mention of a prayer group.

Negative Content- A tiny bit of sarcasm & eye rolling; Mentions of a theft, thief, & stolen item; Mentions of a possible robbery/break-in & stealing an item; Mentions of past break-ins; Mentions of lies; Mentions of rumors & gossip; A couple mentions of robbing a bank & getting money illegal means; A couple mentions of threatening; A mention of gambling;
             *Note: Many mentions of Agatha Christie books & other authors and their books; Mentions of car brands; A few mentions of an actress; A mention of a TV show.

Sexual Content- A couple mentions of accusations of infidelity; A couple mentions of blushes.

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

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My personal Rating-

While not my favorite mystery, the Spiritual content was great and the plot was clean. :)

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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