Posts Tagged ‘sisters’

There are four Penderwick sisters, all different but equally charming. Rosalind is twelve, the eldest, and the most responsible. Then there is Skye, and although she is considered to be the pretty sister and the only one who looks just like their mother, Skye is a tomboy and is sometimes more than a little grumpy. Jane is ten and an author who is completing her first novel. Batty is the youngest and can’t remember Mamma. She only speaks if she feels like it, a rare occasion.

While spending their summer in a lovely cottage on a grand estate, the four Penderwick sisters try desperately to stay on the good side of the estate’s owner, the scary Mrs. Tifton and her fiance Dexter. A seemingly impossible goal, especially considering all their antics. Things just seem to go sideways sometimes!

The sisters befriend Jeffery Tifton, the owner’s son, and try to help him avoid being sent to military school in his grandfather’s footsteps. Even though it might crush his mother’s hopes and dreams for him, Jeffery would much rather study music. Rosalind, the eldest Penderwick sister, develops a crush on the friendly and helpful ground keeper, a cute young man named Cagney.

Reminiscent of old family classics, The Penderwicks is good, old-fashioned fun that I enjoyed much more than I thought I would.

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Lucy lives an affluent and privileged life in high society with a beautiful and polished mother and a brilliant father who dabbles with writing. One day when none of the servants answer the door, Lucy opens the door to discover a rough and disheveled woman who looks exactly like her mother. Lucy discovers Aunt Kate is really her mother’s twin, separated by birth and brought up in very different circumstances – one as a wealthy society girl who is well loved by her parents and the other as a poor orphan who ends up in a workhouse. At first Aunt Kate seems to be a lovely and caring person, but over the years, Lucy begins to wonder about her and her motivations. Shocking events, twists and turns, and romance make for an exciting page turner.

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