Thursday, November 28, 2019

Comfort Read: The Penderwicks

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy (The Penderwicks #1)
Cover via Goodreads
The Penderwicks, The Penderwicks on Gardam Street, The Penderwicks at Point Mouette, The Penderwicks in Spring, and The Penderwicks at Last by Jeanne Birdsall are five books that are a delight! The series follows the Penderwick sisters and their friends, mostly Jeffrey, on their simple adventures and, in the last book, growing up. It's similar to the Little Women books, but even more comforting to me. 

Book description of book one via Amazon:

This summer the Penderwick sisters have a wonderful surprise: a holiday on the grounds of a beautiful estate called Arundel. Soon they are busy discovering the summertime magic of Arundel’s sprawling gardens, treasure-filled attic, tame rabbits, and the cook who makes the best gingerbread in Massachusetts. But the best discovery of all is Jeffrey Tifton, son of Arundel’s owner, who quickly proves to be the perfect companion for their adventures.

The icy-hearted Mrs. Tifton is not as pleased with the Penderwicks as Jeffrey is, though, and warns the new friends to stay out of trouble. Which, of course, they will—won’t they? One thing’s for sure: it will be a summer the Penderwicks will never forget.

Deliciously nostalgic and quaintly witty, this is a story as breezy and carefree as a summer day.

My series review: 

The Penderwick sisters are great characters. And I love the comfort of their world, where girls are at once smart, real, funny, and independent while hovering in the background are caring adults who let them be who they are. Really it's a quiet series of a family, yet it's so much more--about love, trust, friendship, talents, and honor--and a joy to read.

Overall ★★★★★ (5/5)

Comfort 🍵🍵🍵🍵🍵(5/5)

Romance ❤❤❤  (3/5)

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