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Mandie and the New York Secret (Mandie, Book 36) [Paperback]

By Leppard Lois Gladys (Author)
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After a visit to Mandie's Cherokee kinpeople, Mandie, Celia, and Joe prepare for their trip to New York to visit Jonathan Guyer. Just before they leave, though, Mandie receives an urgent wire from Jonathan: "Hurry on to NY. I have just discovered a great big secret from long ago." Mandie is wild with curiosity. But when they finally get to New York, Jonathan has gone to Long Island and won't be back till the next day! Can Mandie wait another day to learn the secret? What on earth could it be?

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Bethany House Publishers
Pages   160
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.68" Width: 4.94" Height: 0.47"
Weight:   0.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 31, 2003
ISBN  0764226398  
ISBN13  9780764226397  

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A charming addition to the series that will not remain a secret for long!  Feb 6, 2007
It is June of 1903. Mandie Shaw's fifteenth birthday is just a few days away, but news from her friend Jonathan Guyer regarding a suspicious secret has pushed party plans into the back of her mind, and has her brain reeling in anticipation of the mysterious wire Jonathan sent her while she was visiting her Cherokee kinpeople. However, when Mandie, along with Joe and Celia arrive at Jonathan's mansion in New York City, they quickly discover that he is stranded in Long Island, and won't be home for a couple of extra days. Celia and Joe seem satisfied with waiting for Jonathan's arrival, but Mandie has extremely different plans. She can't seem to concentrate on anything other than Jonathan's mysterious words, and is determined to discover the secret before Jonathan even returns to the mansion. But Grandmother won't give Mandie a moment to rest. If she's not out shopping for trunks, and practical shoes, she's out dining in fancy cafes. And, while she adores the many pieces of chocolate cake she has had the opportunity to savor, she can't help but feel that cake is nowhere near as important as the secret at hand. But Mandie has not given up hope. When she sees everyone within the Guyers' household drift off to sleep at night, she promptly creeps through the hallways, attempting to uncover the mystery surrounding her. Unfortunately, the only thing she encounters is confusion. The mansion is so large, that Mandie can rarely find her way between her assigned room, the parlor, and the kitchen. Now, seeing that Mandie will not let her mind rest, Joe and Celia have begun to conspire to keep Mandie's patience strong, so she can enjoy her trip to New York, and wait for Jonathan's return to begin snooping around once again. But when it comes to Mandie, keeping her inquisitive mind under wraps can often be a bigger challenge than one would expect.

I haven't read a MANDIE book in years. However, when I spotted MANDIE AND THE NEW YORK SECRET sitting upon the shelf at Barnes & Noble recently, I instantly snatched it up. Luckily, while I haven't read the entire series, I was able to keep up with exactly what was going on in the storyline, and I absolutely adored the plot. Lois Gladys Leppard has done a remarkable job of keeping Mandie's lovable, vivacious, inquisitive, kind personality alive. The fire that burns in her eyes (and her mind) when she is faced with any situation - harsh, confusing, or even downright weird - is absolutely addicting; while her communications, and interactions with various secondary characters, from Joe and Celia, to the many adults that grace these pages, are extremely interesting. Mandie is a character who is absolutely impossible to resist. And the same goes for the chocolate cake-addict, Joe; and the oft-times wary best friend, Celia. As a native New Yorker, the backdrop of this particular addition was absolutely amazing. The talk of carriages riding through the streets, and quaint cafes lining the sidewalks were charming, as were the discussions about the various shopping trips that each character had to endure at least once. Leppard has outdone herself with MANDIE AND THE NEW YORK SECRET, and instilled my love for her characters once more. A charming addition to the series that will not remain a secret for long!

Erika Sorocco
Freelance Reviewer
Great book, Mrs. Leppard!!!  Jul 2, 2006
This book is about when Mandie, Celia, Joe, and Mrs. Taft go to see Jonathan in New York. He has sent Mandie a note telling her that he has found a mystery. But he and his family have gone to Long Island. She has to wait to find out what it is about,and if you know Mandie you'll know how she feels!!
I think it was very iteresting how Jonathan's father and Mrs. Taft broke up. I mean,why would Mandie's grandmother care so much about the painting..... Anyway, this book was really good! I would reccomend it to everyone!!
This book was filled with romance!  Nov 14, 2005
This was probably one of my favorite Mandie books because it answerd everyone's question as to why Mandie's grandmother and Jonathan's father didn't like eachother.I thought that it was really funny to read about the romance between mandie's grandmother and Jonathan's father when they were younger.I wonder if they will ever get married!This book is am must-read!!
Mandie is the best!  Jul 27, 2004
I love all of the Mandie books, and I'm glad Mandie doesn't act like a grown-up. She helps me feel like it's ok to act like a kid even as you're growing up. Though this doesn't measure up to my very favorite Mandie books, this book is still very good. The only thing is, Mandie is getting too secretive! In Mandie and the Quilt Mystery, she at least confided in her friends, but in this book, she's trying to sneak away from them too.
Could have been much better  Aug 28, 2003
Mandie and her friends and family are visiting the Guyer's in New York, and while Mandie was packing, she got a wire from Jonathan stating that he had a secret for her. Mandie can't wait to see what it is.
But when Mandie arrives, she discovers that Jonathan has left for Long Island! Mandie is itching to find out what the secret is, and she even goes so far as to search Jonathan's room for any clues as to what the secret is, but she finds nothing.
Finally, Jonathan comes home. And the secret that he has surprises everyone.
For those that are wondering what is between Ms. Taft and Mr. Guyer, this book reveals all.

A while ago I entered in a 'contest' to receive a free autographed Mandie book by Lois Gladys Leppard. Imagine my surprise when I was my name on the list of winners! That autographed book is the pride and joy of my Mandie books. Thank you, Ms. Leppard!
I liked this book, except there was one major flaw. In 'Mandie and the Quilt Mystery' Polly (Mandie's neighbor) was supposed to be accompanying Mandie and her friends to New York. But when I read this book, it did not mention Polly at all!
Also, I think that Mandie was very rude to snoop in the Guyer's house.
Other than that, it was good. Be sure to read this great book!


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