There is nothing quite like a good Penderwicks story. Cozy – no murders or anything too awful – and just enough drama and anger to keep things churning. Dare I say it – meaning only nice things by it – they are comforting? The characters are relatable. The settings are safe other than the occasional roof-climbing or pasture-breaching. The family is supportive and quirky.
In The Penderwicks at Last, the family is returning to Arundel, where they started. Rosalind is getting married. Jeffrey’s unhappy mom has turned over Arundel to him, so he’s invited the family to celebrate there. The youngest, Lydia, is the center of it all – making new friends, appreciating sheep, finding out what Arundel is really about for them all. The perfect read for a Sunday afternoon.
The Penderwicks at Last by Jeanne Birdsall