The Mandie Collection is a children's historical mystery series written by Lois Gladys Leppard. Lois Gladys Leppard worked in Federal Intelligence for thirteen years in various countries around the world. She now makes her home in South Carolina.
The stories of her own mother's childhood as an orphan in western North Carolina are the basis for many of the incidents incorporated in this series, as well as her own Cherokee heritage and adventures while growing up. The setting of the series is North Carolina in the early 20th century. The story starts around the year 1900, when Mandie is 11 years old. In every book she finds a mystery to solve with her friends Joe Woodard and Celia Hamilton.
The Mandie Collection is Christian based, each book begins with a Scripture passage and Mandie calls out to God several times throughout the series "What time I am afraid, I will put my trust in Thee."
My girls and I are currently reading one chapter each night at bedtime and my girls hate to book the book down after one chapter because they have to wait to find out what happens next; but they love the suspense and are eager for the next story time. We love The Mandie Collection! Join us on this adventure! Relive exciting mysteries and learn important life lessons with Mandie and Snowball and the whole gang. Be a part of the adventure series that has sold over six million!