What's Hot: The Penderwicks at Last by Jeanne Birdsdall
The finale you've all been waiting for: The Penderwicks at Last is the final, flawless installment in the modern classic series from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author Jeanne Birdsall! Nine years, five older siblings, a few beloved dogs, and an endless array of adventures--these are the things that have shaped Lydia's journey since readers first met her in The Penderwicks in Spring. Now it's summertime, and eleven-year-old Lydia is dancing at the bus stop, waiting for big sister Batty to get home from college. This is a very important dance and a very important wait because the two youngest sisters are about to arrive home to find out that the Penderwicks will all be returning to Arundel this summer, the place where it all began. And better still is the occasion: a good old-fashioned, homemade-by-Penderwicks wedding. Bursting with heart and brimming with charm, this is a joyful, hilarious ode to the family we love best. And oh my MOPS--Meeting of Penderwick Siblings--does Jeanne Birdsall's The Penderwicks at Lastcrescendo to one perfect Penderwick finale.
What Readers Say
"Beautifully crafted, both in descriptions and characterizations, this makes for a fitting end to a much-praised series."—Booklist, starred review
—Booklist, starred review
" "Please don't go, Penderwicks; it's too soon to say goodbye."
" In this last [::sob::] of the Penderwicks books, the original four Penderwick sisters are all grown: Rosalind is preparing to marry her childhood sweetheart Tommy, Jane is waiting tables while she finishes her first novel, Skye is in California studying astrophysics, and Batty, now nineteen, is studying music in Boston. Lydia, the youngest, is eleven, loves to dance, and keeps getting killed off in her older brother Ben's amateur movies. Then Rosalind drops a bombshell: instead of getting married at home she wants to be married at Arundel, the estate they vacationed at fifteen years earlier, where they met their "honorary" Penderwick brother, Jeffrey Tifton. Jeffrey, in Germany studying music, now owns the house and thinks it would be a beautiful venue for the wedding. Luckily, his formidable and Penderwick-hating mother will be out of the way."
― L. M Young
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Maggie King is the author of Murder at the Book Group, a Hazel Rose Book Group Mystery; she also wrote the short stories "A Not So Genteel Murder" and "Reunion in Shockoe Slip" for the Virginia is for Mysteries anthologies. Murder at the Book Group received favorable reviews from BeachCrafters Books, Booklist, Harriet Klausner, Publisher's Weekly, Suspense Magazine, and many blogs. Maggie has been a guest and interviewee on Cyrus Webb's Conversations Book Club as well as on a number of blogs, including Dru's Musings, International Thriller Writers, Mystery Fanfare, and Shelf Pleasure. A lifelong love of reading, especially mysteries, led Maggie to participate in a number of book groups. There she observed the full range of human behavior, with passionate readers often clashing with other passionate readers, giving Maggie the idea to write a series of murder mysteries focusing on book groups. Maggie lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, Glen, and two indulged cats. Murder at the Moonshine Inn is her second novel in the Hazel Rose Book Group series.