The Long-Lost Home

The Long-Lost Home

Unhappy Penelope Lumley is trapped in unhappy Plinkst! Even the beets for which Plinkst is inexplicably famous fail to grow in this utterly miserable Russian village. Penelope anxiously counts the days and wonders how she will ever get back to England in time to save all the Ashtons?who, she now knows, include herself and the Incorrigible children, although their precise l Unhappy Penelope Lumley is trapped in unhappy Plinkst! Even the beets for which Plinkst is inexplicably famous fail to ...

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Title:The Long-Lost Home
Author:Maryrose Wood
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:0062110446
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:440 pages pages

The Long-Lost Home Reviews

  • Kaarin
    Oct 12, 2018

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

    George R R Martin classifies authors as either architects (everything planned out in advance) or gardeners (plop in a seed, see what happens). And while I often like the organic garden approach, series based on Conspiratorial Mysterious Events are so, so much better in the hands of arc...

    I had a really hard time deciding what rating to give this book. It was hard, because it's the last book - but I'm not sure if it's the best...because I really liked the fifth, it was full of intrigue even if the ending was sad. But this one has a really good ending, so what can I s...

    This book started rather slowly for me, but soon gained its footing. I found this to be a satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable series. Like the other books in the series, it is full of pithy insights, clever puns, stock characters, unlikely coincidences, and plot twists. Ultimately p...

  • Alicia
    Jun 19, 2018

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

    George R R Martin classifies authors as either architects (everything planned out in advance) or gardeners (plop in a seed, see what happens). And while I often like the organic garden approach, series based on Conspiratorial Mysterious Events are so, so much better in the hands of arc...

    I had a really hard time deciding what rating to give this book. It was hard, because it's the last book - but I'm not sure if it's the best...because I really liked the fifth, it was full of intrigue even if the ending was sad. But this one has a really good ending, so what can I s...

    This book started rather slowly for me, but soon gained its footing. I found this to be a satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable series. Like the other books in the series, it is full of pithy insights, clever puns, stock characters, unlikely coincidences, and plot twists. Ultimately p...

    I promised I would review this series (why I'm doing the series as a whole and not book-by-book will become apparent in a moment), so here we go. And without spoilers too! The series tells the story of three children who, before their recent adoption into the wealthy Ashton family, ...

    selle sarja lõpp saabus nüüd küll kuidagi... järsku. jah, eelmistes osades selgus tasapisi, kuhu see kõik välja jõuab, viimasesse väga palju üllatusi enam ei jagunud, rohkem see vanakooli krimka finaal, kus kõik kogunevad ühte tuppa kokku ja juhmimatele seletatakse ka ära,...

    I don't know much how to review this book. It was what I expected, but not what I expected. I felt like people and places where in the right spot at the right time...though...there was really no explanation why they where there or a reason how they where in the exact place needed. For ...

    In the previous book (#5), our heroine, Penelope Lumley is "kidnapped" by the terrible Russian family, the Babushkinovs, to become the governess to the most awful mannered, unkind children, 12 year Veronika (spoiled rotten!) and 8 year old twins, Boris and Constantin (brutes of the 1st...

    Being stuck in bed with pneumonia means you get some reading done. Sheesh. I don't know what was sadder, the bittersweet ending to the book (and series) or the lovely little blurb from the author about the lady who narrated the audiobooks. As for the book itself, what a grand wa...

    Plucky governess Penelope Lumley is exiled to Russia, while the Incorrigible children are back at Ashton Place, at the mercy of the enigmatic Edward Ashton. Moreover, the curse on the Ashton family seems to be coming to a head. Will all of the disparate elements come together in time? ...

    A fine ending to an enjoyable series. A back cover blurb sums it up perfectly: "Jane Eyre meets Lemony Snicket in this smart, surprising satire." Our Jane Eyre stand-in, governess Penelope Lumley, finds herself exiled to Russia and spends most of the book on a quest to return to Ashton...

    I absolutely love this series. This book gets four stars, because the beginning in Russia makes the reader squirmy, hoping Penelope can quickly get back to England (LOVED the part with Tolstoy!), and I wasn't as satisfied with the ending of the curse as I'd hoped I would be. But overal...

    What a beautiful conclusion to this wonderful series. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute. So happy to have a satisfying conclusion that remained true to the spirit of the series. The wit, charm, and heart of both the characters and the writing make this one of the best series for child...

    I read this series aloud to the girls over the last year. The stories were different from the usual fare and very enjoyable. I loved the way the author used great vocabulary and threaded all kinds of educational topics into the stories (We took the opportunity to study The Raven by Poe...

    This is a solid conclusion to a wonderful series as loose ends are drawn together in clear, satisfying ways...and yet it doesn't quite have the full whimsy and entertaining absurdity of the other Ashton Place books. Also, while Fiona Hardingham does a lovely job narrating the audio...

    That sad feeling when you finish a series that you?ve loved for so long...I have it. This quiet and silly story about the adventures of three wolf children and their governess has made me happy since I began it eight years ago. Think a Flava de Luce with less poison and murder. Fanta...

    Just quite nearly brilliant, I think, when you add it all together and divide by who knows what. I like the way that this all ends, with spoiler already knowing spoiler and a spoiler spoiler. Admittedly, there were some parts of this tale which seem doubtful, but when one makes careful...

    I don?t think I have ever enjoyed a series in quite the same way that I did this one. My whole heart loves this perfect and quirky little series. I also loved that this book was dedicated to Katherine Kellgren because the series would not have been the same without her narration ? ...

    Like all the other books in this series, I really enjoyed this. I've been waiting for this book to come out and was saddened that it came out after the passing of the woman who beautifully narrated all of the audiobooks in this series. I was really touched by her tribute to Ms. Kelgren...

    A perfect ending to a perfect series. Love these. ...

    I love this series, and this was a good ending that gave all the answers I had been wondering about. Also, the dedication that was read at the end of the book nearly made me cry. Such a good book! ...

    4.5 stars. The first half of the book could have been shortened, but the series as a whole was loved by my entire family! ...

    A good end to the series in my opinion. the story was fun to listen to with my family. ...

    A cute end to the series. The joys of a happy ending! ...

    Melodramatic, silly and eventually satisfying, ...

    While the ending was a little silly, all in all a great, fun series! It does have a soothsayer and curses. They're presented in a light-hearted way, but I am holding off on the series for my younger children for that reason. ...

    A fantastic audio narration, and so sad that the original series narrator passed away. A great ending to a very special and adorable series. ...

    http://wordnerdy.blogspot.com/2018/06... I admit that I was a bit grumpy for a large part of this book, because I wanted my long-awaited ANSWERS and instead Wood spends more than half the book dealing with the cliffhanger from book 5. This was all objectively very entertaining, and ...

  • DaNae
    Jan 04, 2019

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

    George R R Martin classifies authors as either architects (everything planned out in advance) or gardeners (plop in a seed, see what happens). And while I often like the organic garden approach, series based on Conspiratorial Mysterious Events are so, so much better in the hands of arc...

    I had a really hard time deciding what rating to give this book. It was hard, because it's the last book - but I'm not sure if it's the best...because I really liked the fifth, it was full of intrigue even if the ending was sad. But this one has a really good ending, so what can I s...

    This book started rather slowly for me, but soon gained its footing. I found this to be a satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable series. Like the other books in the series, it is full of pithy insights, clever puns, stock characters, unlikely coincidences, and plot twists. Ultimately p...

    I promised I would review this series (why I'm doing the series as a whole and not book-by-book will become apparent in a moment), so here we go. And without spoilers too! The series tells the story of three children who, before their recent adoption into the wealthy Ashton family, ...

    selle sarja lõpp saabus nüüd küll kuidagi... järsku. jah, eelmistes osades selgus tasapisi, kuhu see kõik välja jõuab, viimasesse väga palju üllatusi enam ei jagunud, rohkem see vanakooli krimka finaal, kus kõik kogunevad ühte tuppa kokku ja juhmimatele seletatakse ka ära,...

    I don't know much how to review this book. It was what I expected, but not what I expected. I felt like people and places where in the right spot at the right time...though...there was really no explanation why they where there or a reason how they where in the exact place needed. For ...

    In the previous book (#5), our heroine, Penelope Lumley is "kidnapped" by the terrible Russian family, the Babushkinovs, to become the governess to the most awful mannered, unkind children, 12 year Veronika (spoiled rotten!) and 8 year old twins, Boris and Constantin (brutes of the 1st...

    Being stuck in bed with pneumonia means you get some reading done. Sheesh. I don't know what was sadder, the bittersweet ending to the book (and series) or the lovely little blurb from the author about the lady who narrated the audiobooks. As for the book itself, what a grand wa...

    Plucky governess Penelope Lumley is exiled to Russia, while the Incorrigible children are back at Ashton Place, at the mercy of the enigmatic Edward Ashton. Moreover, the curse on the Ashton family seems to be coming to a head. Will all of the disparate elements come together in time? ...

    A fine ending to an enjoyable series. A back cover blurb sums it up perfectly: "Jane Eyre meets Lemony Snicket in this smart, surprising satire." Our Jane Eyre stand-in, governess Penelope Lumley, finds herself exiled to Russia and spends most of the book on a quest to return to Ashton...

    I absolutely love this series. This book gets four stars, because the beginning in Russia makes the reader squirmy, hoping Penelope can quickly get back to England (LOVED the part with Tolstoy!), and I wasn't as satisfied with the ending of the curse as I'd hoped I would be. But overal...

    What a beautiful conclusion to this wonderful series. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute. So happy to have a satisfying conclusion that remained true to the spirit of the series. The wit, charm, and heart of both the characters and the writing make this one of the best series for child...

    I read this series aloud to the girls over the last year. The stories were different from the usual fare and very enjoyable. I loved the way the author used great vocabulary and threaded all kinds of educational topics into the stories (We took the opportunity to study The Raven by Poe...

    This is a solid conclusion to a wonderful series as loose ends are drawn together in clear, satisfying ways...and yet it doesn't quite have the full whimsy and entertaining absurdity of the other Ashton Place books. Also, while Fiona Hardingham does a lovely job narrating the audio...

    That sad feeling when you finish a series that you?ve loved for so long...I have it. This quiet and silly story about the adventures of three wolf children and their governess has made me happy since I began it eight years ago. Think a Flava de Luce with less poison and murder. Fanta...

    Just quite nearly brilliant, I think, when you add it all together and divide by who knows what. I like the way that this all ends, with spoiler already knowing spoiler and a spoiler spoiler. Admittedly, there were some parts of this tale which seem doubtful, but when one makes careful...

    I don?t think I have ever enjoyed a series in quite the same way that I did this one. My whole heart loves this perfect and quirky little series. I also loved that this book was dedicated to Katherine Kellgren because the series would not have been the same without her narration ? ...

    Like all the other books in this series, I really enjoyed this. I've been waiting for this book to come out and was saddened that it came out after the passing of the woman who beautifully narrated all of the audiobooks in this series. I was really touched by her tribute to Ms. Kelgren...

    A perfect ending to a perfect series. Love these. ...

    I love this series, and this was a good ending that gave all the answers I had been wondering about. Also, the dedication that was read at the end of the book nearly made me cry. Such a good book! ...

    4.5 stars. The first half of the book could have been shortened, but the series as a whole was loved by my entire family! ...

    A good end to the series in my opinion. the story was fun to listen to with my family. ...

    A cute end to the series. The joys of a happy ending! ...

    Melodramatic, silly and eventually satisfying, ...

  • Almira
    Aug 28, 2018

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

    George R R Martin classifies authors as either architects (everything planned out in advance) or gardeners (plop in a seed, see what happens). And while I often like the organic garden approach, series based on Conspiratorial Mysterious Events are so, so much better in the hands of arc...

    I had a really hard time deciding what rating to give this book. It was hard, because it's the last book - but I'm not sure if it's the best...because I really liked the fifth, it was full of intrigue even if the ending was sad. But this one has a really good ending, so what can I s...

    This book started rather slowly for me, but soon gained its footing. I found this to be a satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable series. Like the other books in the series, it is full of pithy insights, clever puns, stock characters, unlikely coincidences, and plot twists. Ultimately p...

    I promised I would review this series (why I'm doing the series as a whole and not book-by-book will become apparent in a moment), so here we go. And without spoilers too! The series tells the story of three children who, before their recent adoption into the wealthy Ashton family, ...

    selle sarja lõpp saabus nüüd küll kuidagi... järsku. jah, eelmistes osades selgus tasapisi, kuhu see kõik välja jõuab, viimasesse väga palju üllatusi enam ei jagunud, rohkem see vanakooli krimka finaal, kus kõik kogunevad ühte tuppa kokku ja juhmimatele seletatakse ka ära,...

    I don't know much how to review this book. It was what I expected, but not what I expected. I felt like people and places where in the right spot at the right time...though...there was really no explanation why they where there or a reason how they where in the exact place needed. For ...

    In the previous book (#5), our heroine, Penelope Lumley is "kidnapped" by the terrible Russian family, the Babushkinovs, to become the governess to the most awful mannered, unkind children, 12 year Veronika (spoiled rotten!) and 8 year old twins, Boris and Constantin (brutes of the 1st...

  • Jennifer
    Aug 10, 2018

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

    George R R Martin classifies authors as either architects (everything planned out in advance) or gardeners (plop in a seed, see what happens). And while I often like the organic garden approach, series based on Conspiratorial Mysterious Events are so, so much better in the hands of arc...

  • Meredith
    Sep 13, 2018

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

    George R R Martin classifies authors as either architects (everything planned out in advance) or gardeners (plop in a seed, see what happens). And while I often like the organic garden approach, series based on Conspiratorial Mysterious Events are so, so much better in the hands of arc...

    I had a really hard time deciding what rating to give this book. It was hard, because it's the last book - but I'm not sure if it's the best...because I really liked the fifth, it was full of intrigue even if the ending was sad. But this one has a really good ending, so what can I s...

    This book started rather slowly for me, but soon gained its footing. I found this to be a satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable series. Like the other books in the series, it is full of pithy insights, clever puns, stock characters, unlikely coincidences, and plot twists. Ultimately p...

    I promised I would review this series (why I'm doing the series as a whole and not book-by-book will become apparent in a moment), so here we go. And without spoilers too! The series tells the story of three children who, before their recent adoption into the wealthy Ashton family, ...

    selle sarja lõpp saabus nüüd küll kuidagi... järsku. jah, eelmistes osades selgus tasapisi, kuhu see kõik välja jõuab, viimasesse väga palju üllatusi enam ei jagunud, rohkem see vanakooli krimka finaal, kus kõik kogunevad ühte tuppa kokku ja juhmimatele seletatakse ka ära,...

    I don't know much how to review this book. It was what I expected, but not what I expected. I felt like people and places where in the right spot at the right time...though...there was really no explanation why they where there or a reason how they where in the exact place needed. For ...

    In the previous book (#5), our heroine, Penelope Lumley is "kidnapped" by the terrible Russian family, the Babushkinovs, to become the governess to the most awful mannered, unkind children, 12 year Veronika (spoiled rotten!) and 8 year old twins, Boris and Constantin (brutes of the 1st...

    Being stuck in bed with pneumonia means you get some reading done. Sheesh. I don't know what was sadder, the bittersweet ending to the book (and series) or the lovely little blurb from the author about the lady who narrated the audiobooks. As for the book itself, what a grand wa...

    Plucky governess Penelope Lumley is exiled to Russia, while the Incorrigible children are back at Ashton Place, at the mercy of the enigmatic Edward Ashton. Moreover, the curse on the Ashton family seems to be coming to a head. Will all of the disparate elements come together in time? ...

    A fine ending to an enjoyable series. A back cover blurb sums it up perfectly: "Jane Eyre meets Lemony Snicket in this smart, surprising satire." Our Jane Eyre stand-in, governess Penelope Lumley, finds herself exiled to Russia and spends most of the book on a quest to return to Ashton...

    I absolutely love this series. This book gets four stars, because the beginning in Russia makes the reader squirmy, hoping Penelope can quickly get back to England (LOVED the part with Tolstoy!), and I wasn't as satisfied with the ending of the curse as I'd hoped I would be. But overal...

    What a beautiful conclusion to this wonderful series. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute. So happy to have a satisfying conclusion that remained true to the spirit of the series. The wit, charm, and heart of both the characters and the writing make this one of the best series for child...

    I read this series aloud to the girls over the last year. The stories were different from the usual fare and very enjoyable. I loved the way the author used great vocabulary and threaded all kinds of educational topics into the stories (We took the opportunity to study The Raven by Poe...

    This is a solid conclusion to a wonderful series as loose ends are drawn together in clear, satisfying ways...and yet it doesn't quite have the full whimsy and entertaining absurdity of the other Ashton Place books. Also, while Fiona Hardingham does a lovely job narrating the audio...

    That sad feeling when you finish a series that you?ve loved for so long...I have it. This quiet and silly story about the adventures of three wolf children and their governess has made me happy since I began it eight years ago. Think a Flava de Luce with less poison and murder. Fanta...

    Just quite nearly brilliant, I think, when you add it all together and divide by who knows what. I like the way that this all ends, with spoiler already knowing spoiler and a spoiler spoiler. Admittedly, there were some parts of this tale which seem doubtful, but when one makes careful...

    I don?t think I have ever enjoyed a series in quite the same way that I did this one. My whole heart loves this perfect and quirky little series. I also loved that this book was dedicated to Katherine Kellgren because the series would not have been the same without her narration ? ...

    Like all the other books in this series, I really enjoyed this. I've been waiting for this book to come out and was saddened that it came out after the passing of the woman who beautifully narrated all of the audiobooks in this series. I was really touched by her tribute to Ms. Kelgren...

    A perfect ending to a perfect series. Love these. ...

    I love this series, and this was a good ending that gave all the answers I had been wondering about. Also, the dedication that was read at the end of the book nearly made me cry. Such a good book! ...

    4.5 stars. The first half of the book could have been shortened, but the series as a whole was loved by my entire family! ...

    A good end to the series in my opinion. the story was fun to listen to with my family. ...

    A cute end to the series. The joys of a happy ending! ...

    Melodramatic, silly and eventually satisfying, ...

    While the ending was a little silly, all in all a great, fun series! It does have a soothsayer and curses. They're presented in a light-hearted way, but I am holding off on the series for my younger children for that reason. ...

    A fantastic audio narration, and so sad that the original series narrator passed away. A great ending to a very special and adorable series. ...

  • Joannemarie O'Donnell
    Oct 09, 2018

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

    George R R Martin classifies authors as either architects (everything planned out in advance) or gardeners (plop in a seed, see what happens). And while I often like the organic garden approach, series based on Conspiratorial Mysterious Events are so, so much better in the hands of arc...

    I had a really hard time deciding what rating to give this book. It was hard, because it's the last book - but I'm not sure if it's the best...because I really liked the fifth, it was full of intrigue even if the ending was sad. But this one has a really good ending, so what can I s...

    This book started rather slowly for me, but soon gained its footing. I found this to be a satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable series. Like the other books in the series, it is full of pithy insights, clever puns, stock characters, unlikely coincidences, and plot twists. Ultimately p...

    I promised I would review this series (why I'm doing the series as a whole and not book-by-book will become apparent in a moment), so here we go. And without spoilers too! The series tells the story of three children who, before their recent adoption into the wealthy Ashton family, ...

    selle sarja lõpp saabus nüüd küll kuidagi... järsku. jah, eelmistes osades selgus tasapisi, kuhu see kõik välja jõuab, viimasesse väga palju üllatusi enam ei jagunud, rohkem see vanakooli krimka finaal, kus kõik kogunevad ühte tuppa kokku ja juhmimatele seletatakse ka ära,...

    I don't know much how to review this book. It was what I expected, but not what I expected. I felt like people and places where in the right spot at the right time...though...there was really no explanation why they where there or a reason how they where in the exact place needed. For ...

    In the previous book (#5), our heroine, Penelope Lumley is "kidnapped" by the terrible Russian family, the Babushkinovs, to become the governess to the most awful mannered, unkind children, 12 year Veronika (spoiled rotten!) and 8 year old twins, Boris and Constantin (brutes of the 1st...

    Being stuck in bed with pneumonia means you get some reading done. Sheesh. I don't know what was sadder, the bittersweet ending to the book (and series) or the lovely little blurb from the author about the lady who narrated the audiobooks. As for the book itself, what a grand wa...

    Plucky governess Penelope Lumley is exiled to Russia, while the Incorrigible children are back at Ashton Place, at the mercy of the enigmatic Edward Ashton. Moreover, the curse on the Ashton family seems to be coming to a head. Will all of the disparate elements come together in time? ...

    A fine ending to an enjoyable series. A back cover blurb sums it up perfectly: "Jane Eyre meets Lemony Snicket in this smart, surprising satire." Our Jane Eyre stand-in, governess Penelope Lumley, finds herself exiled to Russia and spends most of the book on a quest to return to Ashton...

    I absolutely love this series. This book gets four stars, because the beginning in Russia makes the reader squirmy, hoping Penelope can quickly get back to England (LOVED the part with Tolstoy!), and I wasn't as satisfied with the ending of the curse as I'd hoped I would be. But overal...

    What a beautiful conclusion to this wonderful series. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute. So happy to have a satisfying conclusion that remained true to the spirit of the series. The wit, charm, and heart of both the characters and the writing make this one of the best series for child...

    I read this series aloud to the girls over the last year. The stories were different from the usual fare and very enjoyable. I loved the way the author used great vocabulary and threaded all kinds of educational topics into the stories (We took the opportunity to study The Raven by Poe...

    This is a solid conclusion to a wonderful series as loose ends are drawn together in clear, satisfying ways...and yet it doesn't quite have the full whimsy and entertaining absurdity of the other Ashton Place books. Also, while Fiona Hardingham does a lovely job narrating the audio...

    That sad feeling when you finish a series that you?ve loved for so long...I have it. This quiet and silly story about the adventures of three wolf children and their governess has made me happy since I began it eight years ago. Think a Flava de Luce with less poison and murder. Fanta...

    Just quite nearly brilliant, I think, when you add it all together and divide by who knows what. I like the way that this all ends, with spoiler already knowing spoiler and a spoiler spoiler. Admittedly, there were some parts of this tale which seem doubtful, but when one makes careful...

    I don?t think I have ever enjoyed a series in quite the same way that I did this one. My whole heart loves this perfect and quirky little series. I also loved that this book was dedicated to Katherine Kellgren because the series would not have been the same without her narration ? ...

    Like all the other books in this series, I really enjoyed this. I've been waiting for this book to come out and was saddened that it came out after the passing of the woman who beautifully narrated all of the audiobooks in this series. I was really touched by her tribute to Ms. Kelgren...

  • Joella www.cinjoella.com
    Aug 03, 2018

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

    George R R Martin classifies authors as either architects (everything planned out in advance) or gardeners (plop in a seed, see what happens). And while I often like the organic garden approach, series based on Conspiratorial Mysterious Events are so, so much better in the hands of arc...

    I had a really hard time deciding what rating to give this book. It was hard, because it's the last book - but I'm not sure if it's the best...because I really liked the fifth, it was full of intrigue even if the ending was sad. But this one has a really good ending, so what can I s...

    This book started rather slowly for me, but soon gained its footing. I found this to be a satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable series. Like the other books in the series, it is full of pithy insights, clever puns, stock characters, unlikely coincidences, and plot twists. Ultimately p...

    I promised I would review this series (why I'm doing the series as a whole and not book-by-book will become apparent in a moment), so here we go. And without spoilers too! The series tells the story of three children who, before their recent adoption into the wealthy Ashton family, ...

    selle sarja lõpp saabus nüüd küll kuidagi... järsku. jah, eelmistes osades selgus tasapisi, kuhu see kõik välja jõuab, viimasesse väga palju üllatusi enam ei jagunud, rohkem see vanakooli krimka finaal, kus kõik kogunevad ühte tuppa kokku ja juhmimatele seletatakse ka ära,...

    I don't know much how to review this book. It was what I expected, but not what I expected. I felt like people and places where in the right spot at the right time...though...there was really no explanation why they where there or a reason how they where in the exact place needed. For ...

    In the previous book (#5), our heroine, Penelope Lumley is "kidnapped" by the terrible Russian family, the Babushkinovs, to become the governess to the most awful mannered, unkind children, 12 year Veronika (spoiled rotten!) and 8 year old twins, Boris and Constantin (brutes of the 1st...

    Being stuck in bed with pneumonia means you get some reading done. Sheesh. I don't know what was sadder, the bittersweet ending to the book (and series) or the lovely little blurb from the author about the lady who narrated the audiobooks. As for the book itself, what a grand wa...

    Plucky governess Penelope Lumley is exiled to Russia, while the Incorrigible children are back at Ashton Place, at the mercy of the enigmatic Edward Ashton. Moreover, the curse on the Ashton family seems to be coming to a head. Will all of the disparate elements come together in time? ...

    A fine ending to an enjoyable series. A back cover blurb sums it up perfectly: "Jane Eyre meets Lemony Snicket in this smart, surprising satire." Our Jane Eyre stand-in, governess Penelope Lumley, finds herself exiled to Russia and spends most of the book on a quest to return to Ashton...

    I absolutely love this series. This book gets four stars, because the beginning in Russia makes the reader squirmy, hoping Penelope can quickly get back to England (LOVED the part with Tolstoy!), and I wasn't as satisfied with the ending of the curse as I'd hoped I would be. But overal...

    What a beautiful conclusion to this wonderful series. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute. So happy to have a satisfying conclusion that remained true to the spirit of the series. The wit, charm, and heart of both the characters and the writing make this one of the best series for child...

    I read this series aloud to the girls over the last year. The stories were different from the usual fare and very enjoyable. I loved the way the author used great vocabulary and threaded all kinds of educational topics into the stories (We took the opportunity to study The Raven by Poe...

    This is a solid conclusion to a wonderful series as loose ends are drawn together in clear, satisfying ways...and yet it doesn't quite have the full whimsy and entertaining absurdity of the other Ashton Place books. Also, while Fiona Hardingham does a lovely job narrating the audio...

    That sad feeling when you finish a series that you?ve loved for so long...I have it. This quiet and silly story about the adventures of three wolf children and their governess has made me happy since I began it eight years ago. Think a Flava de Luce with less poison and murder. Fanta...

    Just quite nearly brilliant, I think, when you add it all together and divide by who knows what. I like the way that this all ends, with spoiler already knowing spoiler and a spoiler spoiler. Admittedly, there were some parts of this tale which seem doubtful, but when one makes careful...

    I don?t think I have ever enjoyed a series in quite the same way that I did this one. My whole heart loves this perfect and quirky little series. I also loved that this book was dedicated to Katherine Kellgren because the series would not have been the same without her narration ? ...

    Like all the other books in this series, I really enjoyed this. I've been waiting for this book to come out and was saddened that it came out after the passing of the woman who beautifully narrated all of the audiobooks in this series. I was really touched by her tribute to Ms. Kelgren...

    A perfect ending to a perfect series. Love these. ...

    I love this series, and this was a good ending that gave all the answers I had been wondering about. Also, the dedication that was read at the end of the book nearly made me cry. Such a good book! ...

  • Christa
    Sep 11, 2018

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

    George R R Martin classifies authors as either architects (everything planned out in advance) or gardeners (plop in a seed, see what happens). And while I often like the organic garden approach, series based on Conspiratorial Mysterious Events are so, so much better in the hands of arc...

    I had a really hard time deciding what rating to give this book. It was hard, because it's the last book - but I'm not sure if it's the best...because I really liked the fifth, it was full of intrigue even if the ending was sad. But this one has a really good ending, so what can I s...

    This book started rather slowly for me, but soon gained its footing. I found this to be a satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable series. Like the other books in the series, it is full of pithy insights, clever puns, stock characters, unlikely coincidences, and plot twists. Ultimately p...

    I promised I would review this series (why I'm doing the series as a whole and not book-by-book will become apparent in a moment), so here we go. And without spoilers too! The series tells the story of three children who, before their recent adoption into the wealthy Ashton family, ...

    selle sarja lõpp saabus nüüd küll kuidagi... järsku. jah, eelmistes osades selgus tasapisi, kuhu see kõik välja jõuab, viimasesse väga palju üllatusi enam ei jagunud, rohkem see vanakooli krimka finaal, kus kõik kogunevad ühte tuppa kokku ja juhmimatele seletatakse ka ära,...

    I don't know much how to review this book. It was what I expected, but not what I expected. I felt like people and places where in the right spot at the right time...though...there was really no explanation why they where there or a reason how they where in the exact place needed. For ...

    In the previous book (#5), our heroine, Penelope Lumley is "kidnapped" by the terrible Russian family, the Babushkinovs, to become the governess to the most awful mannered, unkind children, 12 year Veronika (spoiled rotten!) and 8 year old twins, Boris and Constantin (brutes of the 1st...

    Being stuck in bed with pneumonia means you get some reading done. Sheesh. I don't know what was sadder, the bittersweet ending to the book (and series) or the lovely little blurb from the author about the lady who narrated the audiobooks. As for the book itself, what a grand wa...

    Plucky governess Penelope Lumley is exiled to Russia, while the Incorrigible children are back at Ashton Place, at the mercy of the enigmatic Edward Ashton. Moreover, the curse on the Ashton family seems to be coming to a head. Will all of the disparate elements come together in time? ...

    A fine ending to an enjoyable series. A back cover blurb sums it up perfectly: "Jane Eyre meets Lemony Snicket in this smart, surprising satire." Our Jane Eyre stand-in, governess Penelope Lumley, finds herself exiled to Russia and spends most of the book on a quest to return to Ashton...

    I absolutely love this series. This book gets four stars, because the beginning in Russia makes the reader squirmy, hoping Penelope can quickly get back to England (LOVED the part with Tolstoy!), and I wasn't as satisfied with the ending of the curse as I'd hoped I would be. But overal...

    What a beautiful conclusion to this wonderful series. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute. So happy to have a satisfying conclusion that remained true to the spirit of the series. The wit, charm, and heart of both the characters and the writing make this one of the best series for child...

    I read this series aloud to the girls over the last year. The stories were different from the usual fare and very enjoyable. I loved the way the author used great vocabulary and threaded all kinds of educational topics into the stories (We took the opportunity to study The Raven by Poe...

    This is a solid conclusion to a wonderful series as loose ends are drawn together in clear, satisfying ways...and yet it doesn't quite have the full whimsy and entertaining absurdity of the other Ashton Place books. Also, while Fiona Hardingham does a lovely job narrating the audio...

    That sad feeling when you finish a series that you?ve loved for so long...I have it. This quiet and silly story about the adventures of three wolf children and their governess has made me happy since I began it eight years ago. Think a Flava de Luce with less poison and murder. Fanta...

    Just quite nearly brilliant, I think, when you add it all together and divide by who knows what. I like the way that this all ends, with spoiler already knowing spoiler and a spoiler spoiler. Admittedly, there were some parts of this tale which seem doubtful, but when one makes careful...

    I don?t think I have ever enjoyed a series in quite the same way that I did this one. My whole heart loves this perfect and quirky little series. I also loved that this book was dedicated to Katherine Kellgren because the series would not have been the same without her narration ? ...

    Like all the other books in this series, I really enjoyed this. I've been waiting for this book to come out and was saddened that it came out after the passing of the woman who beautifully narrated all of the audiobooks in this series. I was really touched by her tribute to Ms. Kelgren...

    A perfect ending to a perfect series. Love these. ...

  • Sarah Booth
    Feb 11, 2019

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

    George R R Martin classifies authors as either architects (everything planned out in advance) or gardeners (plop in a seed, see what happens). And while I often like the organic garden approach, series based on Conspiratorial Mysterious Events are so, so much better in the hands of arc...

    I had a really hard time deciding what rating to give this book. It was hard, because it's the last book - but I'm not sure if it's the best...because I really liked the fifth, it was full of intrigue even if the ending was sad. But this one has a really good ending, so what can I s...

    This book started rather slowly for me, but soon gained its footing. I found this to be a satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable series. Like the other books in the series, it is full of pithy insights, clever puns, stock characters, unlikely coincidences, and plot twists. Ultimately p...

    I promised I would review this series (why I'm doing the series as a whole and not book-by-book will become apparent in a moment), so here we go. And without spoilers too! The series tells the story of three children who, before their recent adoption into the wealthy Ashton family, ...

    selle sarja lõpp saabus nüüd küll kuidagi... järsku. jah, eelmistes osades selgus tasapisi, kuhu see kõik välja jõuab, viimasesse väga palju üllatusi enam ei jagunud, rohkem see vanakooli krimka finaal, kus kõik kogunevad ühte tuppa kokku ja juhmimatele seletatakse ka ära,...

    I don't know much how to review this book. It was what I expected, but not what I expected. I felt like people and places where in the right spot at the right time...though...there was really no explanation why they where there or a reason how they where in the exact place needed. For ...

    In the previous book (#5), our heroine, Penelope Lumley is "kidnapped" by the terrible Russian family, the Babushkinovs, to become the governess to the most awful mannered, unkind children, 12 year Veronika (spoiled rotten!) and 8 year old twins, Boris and Constantin (brutes of the 1st...

    Being stuck in bed with pneumonia means you get some reading done. Sheesh. I don't know what was sadder, the bittersweet ending to the book (and series) or the lovely little blurb from the author about the lady who narrated the audiobooks. As for the book itself, what a grand wa...

    Plucky governess Penelope Lumley is exiled to Russia, while the Incorrigible children are back at Ashton Place, at the mercy of the enigmatic Edward Ashton. Moreover, the curse on the Ashton family seems to be coming to a head. Will all of the disparate elements come together in time? ...

    A fine ending to an enjoyable series. A back cover blurb sums it up perfectly: "Jane Eyre meets Lemony Snicket in this smart, surprising satire." Our Jane Eyre stand-in, governess Penelope Lumley, finds herself exiled to Russia and spends most of the book on a quest to return to Ashton...

    I absolutely love this series. This book gets four stars, because the beginning in Russia makes the reader squirmy, hoping Penelope can quickly get back to England (LOVED the part with Tolstoy!), and I wasn't as satisfied with the ending of the curse as I'd hoped I would be. But overal...

    What a beautiful conclusion to this wonderful series. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute. So happy to have a satisfying conclusion that remained true to the spirit of the series. The wit, charm, and heart of both the characters and the writing make this one of the best series for child...

    I read this series aloud to the girls over the last year. The stories were different from the usual fare and very enjoyable. I loved the way the author used great vocabulary and threaded all kinds of educational topics into the stories (We took the opportunity to study The Raven by Poe...

    This is a solid conclusion to a wonderful series as loose ends are drawn together in clear, satisfying ways...and yet it doesn't quite have the full whimsy and entertaining absurdity of the other Ashton Place books. Also, while Fiona Hardingham does a lovely job narrating the audio...

    That sad feeling when you finish a series that you?ve loved for so long...I have it. This quiet and silly story about the adventures of three wolf children and their governess has made me happy since I began it eight years ago. Think a Flava de Luce with less poison and murder. Fanta...

    Just quite nearly brilliant, I think, when you add it all together and divide by who knows what. I like the way that this all ends, with spoiler already knowing spoiler and a spoiler spoiler. Admittedly, there were some parts of this tale which seem doubtful, but when one makes careful...

    I don?t think I have ever enjoyed a series in quite the same way that I did this one. My whole heart loves this perfect and quirky little series. I also loved that this book was dedicated to Katherine Kellgren because the series would not have been the same without her narration ? ...

    Like all the other books in this series, I really enjoyed this. I've been waiting for this book to come out and was saddened that it came out after the passing of the woman who beautifully narrated all of the audiobooks in this series. I was really touched by her tribute to Ms. Kelgren...

    A perfect ending to a perfect series. Love these. ...

    I love this series, and this was a good ending that gave all the answers I had been wondering about. Also, the dedication that was read at the end of the book nearly made me cry. Such a good book! ...

    4.5 stars. The first half of the book could have been shortened, but the series as a whole was loved by my entire family! ...

    A good end to the series in my opinion. the story was fun to listen to with my family. ...

    A cute end to the series. The joys of a happy ending! ...

  • Melki
    Jun 20, 2018

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

  • Andrew Wolgemuth
    Jul 23, 2018

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

    George R R Martin classifies authors as either architects (everything planned out in advance) or gardeners (plop in a seed, see what happens). And while I often like the organic garden approach, series based on Conspiratorial Mysterious Events are so, so much better in the hands of arc...

    I had a really hard time deciding what rating to give this book. It was hard, because it's the last book - but I'm not sure if it's the best...because I really liked the fifth, it was full of intrigue even if the ending was sad. But this one has a really good ending, so what can I s...

    This book started rather slowly for me, but soon gained its footing. I found this to be a satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable series. Like the other books in the series, it is full of pithy insights, clever puns, stock characters, unlikely coincidences, and plot twists. Ultimately p...

    I promised I would review this series (why I'm doing the series as a whole and not book-by-book will become apparent in a moment), so here we go. And without spoilers too! The series tells the story of three children who, before their recent adoption into the wealthy Ashton family, ...

    selle sarja lõpp saabus nüüd küll kuidagi... järsku. jah, eelmistes osades selgus tasapisi, kuhu see kõik välja jõuab, viimasesse väga palju üllatusi enam ei jagunud, rohkem see vanakooli krimka finaal, kus kõik kogunevad ühte tuppa kokku ja juhmimatele seletatakse ka ära,...

    I don't know much how to review this book. It was what I expected, but not what I expected. I felt like people and places where in the right spot at the right time...though...there was really no explanation why they where there or a reason how they where in the exact place needed. For ...

    In the previous book (#5), our heroine, Penelope Lumley is "kidnapped" by the terrible Russian family, the Babushkinovs, to become the governess to the most awful mannered, unkind children, 12 year Veronika (spoiled rotten!) and 8 year old twins, Boris and Constantin (brutes of the 1st...

    Being stuck in bed with pneumonia means you get some reading done. Sheesh. I don't know what was sadder, the bittersweet ending to the book (and series) or the lovely little blurb from the author about the lady who narrated the audiobooks. As for the book itself, what a grand wa...

    Plucky governess Penelope Lumley is exiled to Russia, while the Incorrigible children are back at Ashton Place, at the mercy of the enigmatic Edward Ashton. Moreover, the curse on the Ashton family seems to be coming to a head. Will all of the disparate elements come together in time? ...

    A fine ending to an enjoyable series. A back cover blurb sums it up perfectly: "Jane Eyre meets Lemony Snicket in this smart, surprising satire." Our Jane Eyre stand-in, governess Penelope Lumley, finds herself exiled to Russia and spends most of the book on a quest to return to Ashton...

    I absolutely love this series. This book gets four stars, because the beginning in Russia makes the reader squirmy, hoping Penelope can quickly get back to England (LOVED the part with Tolstoy!), and I wasn't as satisfied with the ending of the curse as I'd hoped I would be. But overal...

    What a beautiful conclusion to this wonderful series. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute. So happy to have a satisfying conclusion that remained true to the spirit of the series. The wit, charm, and heart of both the characters and the writing make this one of the best series for child...

    I read this series aloud to the girls over the last year. The stories were different from the usual fare and very enjoyable. I loved the way the author used great vocabulary and threaded all kinds of educational topics into the stories (We took the opportunity to study The Raven by Poe...

    This is a solid conclusion to a wonderful series as loose ends are drawn together in clear, satisfying ways...and yet it doesn't quite have the full whimsy and entertaining absurdity of the other Ashton Place books. Also, while Fiona Hardingham does a lovely job narrating the audio...

  • Jayme
    Jul 07, 2018

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

  • Karen Newberry
    Nov 17, 2018

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

    George R R Martin classifies authors as either architects (everything planned out in advance) or gardeners (plop in a seed, see what happens). And while I often like the organic garden approach, series based on Conspiratorial Mysterious Events are so, so much better in the hands of arc...

    I had a really hard time deciding what rating to give this book. It was hard, because it's the last book - but I'm not sure if it's the best...because I really liked the fifth, it was full of intrigue even if the ending was sad. But this one has a really good ending, so what can I s...

    This book started rather slowly for me, but soon gained its footing. I found this to be a satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable series. Like the other books in the series, it is full of pithy insights, clever puns, stock characters, unlikely coincidences, and plot twists. Ultimately p...

    I promised I would review this series (why I'm doing the series as a whole and not book-by-book will become apparent in a moment), so here we go. And without spoilers too! The series tells the story of three children who, before their recent adoption into the wealthy Ashton family, ...

    selle sarja lõpp saabus nüüd küll kuidagi... järsku. jah, eelmistes osades selgus tasapisi, kuhu see kõik välja jõuab, viimasesse väga palju üllatusi enam ei jagunud, rohkem see vanakooli krimka finaal, kus kõik kogunevad ühte tuppa kokku ja juhmimatele seletatakse ka ära,...

    I don't know much how to review this book. It was what I expected, but not what I expected. I felt like people and places where in the right spot at the right time...though...there was really no explanation why they where there or a reason how they where in the exact place needed. For ...

    In the previous book (#5), our heroine, Penelope Lumley is "kidnapped" by the terrible Russian family, the Babushkinovs, to become the governess to the most awful mannered, unkind children, 12 year Veronika (spoiled rotten!) and 8 year old twins, Boris and Constantin (brutes of the 1st...

    Being stuck in bed with pneumonia means you get some reading done. Sheesh. I don't know what was sadder, the bittersweet ending to the book (and series) or the lovely little blurb from the author about the lady who narrated the audiobooks. As for the book itself, what a grand wa...

    Plucky governess Penelope Lumley is exiled to Russia, while the Incorrigible children are back at Ashton Place, at the mercy of the enigmatic Edward Ashton. Moreover, the curse on the Ashton family seems to be coming to a head. Will all of the disparate elements come together in time? ...

    A fine ending to an enjoyable series. A back cover blurb sums it up perfectly: "Jane Eyre meets Lemony Snicket in this smart, surprising satire." Our Jane Eyre stand-in, governess Penelope Lumley, finds herself exiled to Russia and spends most of the book on a quest to return to Ashton...

    I absolutely love this series. This book gets four stars, because the beginning in Russia makes the reader squirmy, hoping Penelope can quickly get back to England (LOVED the part with Tolstoy!), and I wasn't as satisfied with the ending of the curse as I'd hoped I would be. But overal...

    What a beautiful conclusion to this wonderful series. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute. So happy to have a satisfying conclusion that remained true to the spirit of the series. The wit, charm, and heart of both the characters and the writing make this one of the best series for child...

    I read this series aloud to the girls over the last year. The stories were different from the usual fare and very enjoyable. I loved the way the author used great vocabulary and threaded all kinds of educational topics into the stories (We took the opportunity to study The Raven by Poe...

    This is a solid conclusion to a wonderful series as loose ends are drawn together in clear, satisfying ways...and yet it doesn't quite have the full whimsy and entertaining absurdity of the other Ashton Place books. Also, while Fiona Hardingham does a lovely job narrating the audio...

    That sad feeling when you finish a series that you?ve loved for so long...I have it. This quiet and silly story about the adventures of three wolf children and their governess has made me happy since I began it eight years ago. Think a Flava de Luce with less poison and murder. Fanta...

  • Danica
    Dec 06, 2018

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

    George R R Martin classifies authors as either architects (everything planned out in advance) or gardeners (plop in a seed, see what happens). And while I often like the organic garden approach, series based on Conspiratorial Mysterious Events are so, so much better in the hands of arc...

    I had a really hard time deciding what rating to give this book. It was hard, because it's the last book - but I'm not sure if it's the best...because I really liked the fifth, it was full of intrigue even if the ending was sad. But this one has a really good ending, so what can I s...

    This book started rather slowly for me, but soon gained its footing. I found this to be a satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable series. Like the other books in the series, it is full of pithy insights, clever puns, stock characters, unlikely coincidences, and plot twists. Ultimately p...

    I promised I would review this series (why I'm doing the series as a whole and not book-by-book will become apparent in a moment), so here we go. And without spoilers too! The series tells the story of three children who, before their recent adoption into the wealthy Ashton family, ...

    selle sarja lõpp saabus nüüd küll kuidagi... järsku. jah, eelmistes osades selgus tasapisi, kuhu see kõik välja jõuab, viimasesse väga palju üllatusi enam ei jagunud, rohkem see vanakooli krimka finaal, kus kõik kogunevad ühte tuppa kokku ja juhmimatele seletatakse ka ära,...

    I don't know much how to review this book. It was what I expected, but not what I expected. I felt like people and places where in the right spot at the right time...though...there was really no explanation why they where there or a reason how they where in the exact place needed. For ...

    In the previous book (#5), our heroine, Penelope Lumley is "kidnapped" by the terrible Russian family, the Babushkinovs, to become the governess to the most awful mannered, unkind children, 12 year Veronika (spoiled rotten!) and 8 year old twins, Boris and Constantin (brutes of the 1st...

    Being stuck in bed with pneumonia means you get some reading done. Sheesh. I don't know what was sadder, the bittersweet ending to the book (and series) or the lovely little blurb from the author about the lady who narrated the audiobooks. As for the book itself, what a grand wa...

    Plucky governess Penelope Lumley is exiled to Russia, while the Incorrigible children are back at Ashton Place, at the mercy of the enigmatic Edward Ashton. Moreover, the curse on the Ashton family seems to be coming to a head. Will all of the disparate elements come together in time? ...

    A fine ending to an enjoyable series. A back cover blurb sums it up perfectly: "Jane Eyre meets Lemony Snicket in this smart, surprising satire." Our Jane Eyre stand-in, governess Penelope Lumley, finds herself exiled to Russia and spends most of the book on a quest to return to Ashton...

    I absolutely love this series. This book gets four stars, because the beginning in Russia makes the reader squirmy, hoping Penelope can quickly get back to England (LOVED the part with Tolstoy!), and I wasn't as satisfied with the ending of the curse as I'd hoped I would be. But overal...

    What a beautiful conclusion to this wonderful series. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute. So happy to have a satisfying conclusion that remained true to the spirit of the series. The wit, charm, and heart of both the characters and the writing make this one of the best series for child...

    I read this series aloud to the girls over the last year. The stories were different from the usual fare and very enjoyable. I loved the way the author used great vocabulary and threaded all kinds of educational topics into the stories (We took the opportunity to study The Raven by Poe...

    This is a solid conclusion to a wonderful series as loose ends are drawn together in clear, satisfying ways...and yet it doesn't quite have the full whimsy and entertaining absurdity of the other Ashton Place books. Also, while Fiona Hardingham does a lovely job narrating the audio...

    That sad feeling when you finish a series that you?ve loved for so long...I have it. This quiet and silly story about the adventures of three wolf children and their governess has made me happy since I began it eight years ago. Think a Flava de Luce with less poison and murder. Fanta...

    Just quite nearly brilliant, I think, when you add it all together and divide by who knows what. I like the way that this all ends, with spoiler already knowing spoiler and a spoiler spoiler. Admittedly, there were some parts of this tale which seem doubtful, but when one makes careful...

    I don?t think I have ever enjoyed a series in quite the same way that I did this one. My whole heart loves this perfect and quirky little series. I also loved that this book was dedicated to Katherine Kellgren because the series would not have been the same without her narration ? ...

  • Kitty
    Feb 04, 2019

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

    George R R Martin classifies authors as either architects (everything planned out in advance) or gardeners (plop in a seed, see what happens). And while I often like the organic garden approach, series based on Conspiratorial Mysterious Events are so, so much better in the hands of arc...

    I had a really hard time deciding what rating to give this book. It was hard, because it's the last book - but I'm not sure if it's the best...because I really liked the fifth, it was full of intrigue even if the ending was sad. But this one has a really good ending, so what can I s...

    This book started rather slowly for me, but soon gained its footing. I found this to be a satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable series. Like the other books in the series, it is full of pithy insights, clever puns, stock characters, unlikely coincidences, and plot twists. Ultimately p...

    I promised I would review this series (why I'm doing the series as a whole and not book-by-book will become apparent in a moment), so here we go. And without spoilers too! The series tells the story of three children who, before their recent adoption into the wealthy Ashton family, ...

    selle sarja lõpp saabus nüüd küll kuidagi... järsku. jah, eelmistes osades selgus tasapisi, kuhu see kõik välja jõuab, viimasesse väga palju üllatusi enam ei jagunud, rohkem see vanakooli krimka finaal, kus kõik kogunevad ühte tuppa kokku ja juhmimatele seletatakse ka ära,...

  • Sarah
    Oct 11, 2018

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

    George R R Martin classifies authors as either architects (everything planned out in advance) or gardeners (plop in a seed, see what happens). And while I often like the organic garden approach, series based on Conspiratorial Mysterious Events are so, so much better in the hands of arc...

    I had a really hard time deciding what rating to give this book. It was hard, because it's the last book - but I'm not sure if it's the best...because I really liked the fifth, it was full of intrigue even if the ending was sad. But this one has a really good ending, so what can I s...

    This book started rather slowly for me, but soon gained its footing. I found this to be a satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable series. Like the other books in the series, it is full of pithy insights, clever puns, stock characters, unlikely coincidences, and plot twists. Ultimately p...

    I promised I would review this series (why I'm doing the series as a whole and not book-by-book will become apparent in a moment), so here we go. And without spoilers too! The series tells the story of three children who, before their recent adoption into the wealthy Ashton family, ...

    selle sarja lõpp saabus nüüd küll kuidagi... järsku. jah, eelmistes osades selgus tasapisi, kuhu see kõik välja jõuab, viimasesse väga palju üllatusi enam ei jagunud, rohkem see vanakooli krimka finaal, kus kõik kogunevad ühte tuppa kokku ja juhmimatele seletatakse ka ära,...

    I don't know much how to review this book. It was what I expected, but not what I expected. I felt like people and places where in the right spot at the right time...though...there was really no explanation why they where there or a reason how they where in the exact place needed. For ...

    In the previous book (#5), our heroine, Penelope Lumley is "kidnapped" by the terrible Russian family, the Babushkinovs, to become the governess to the most awful mannered, unkind children, 12 year Veronika (spoiled rotten!) and 8 year old twins, Boris and Constantin (brutes of the 1st...

    Being stuck in bed with pneumonia means you get some reading done. Sheesh. I don't know what was sadder, the bittersweet ending to the book (and series) or the lovely little blurb from the author about the lady who narrated the audiobooks. As for the book itself, what a grand wa...

    Plucky governess Penelope Lumley is exiled to Russia, while the Incorrigible children are back at Ashton Place, at the mercy of the enigmatic Edward Ashton. Moreover, the curse on the Ashton family seems to be coming to a head. Will all of the disparate elements come together in time? ...

    A fine ending to an enjoyable series. A back cover blurb sums it up perfectly: "Jane Eyre meets Lemony Snicket in this smart, surprising satire." Our Jane Eyre stand-in, governess Penelope Lumley, finds herself exiled to Russia and spends most of the book on a quest to return to Ashton...

    I absolutely love this series. This book gets four stars, because the beginning in Russia makes the reader squirmy, hoping Penelope can quickly get back to England (LOVED the part with Tolstoy!), and I wasn't as satisfied with the ending of the curse as I'd hoped I would be. But overal...

    What a beautiful conclusion to this wonderful series. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute. So happy to have a satisfying conclusion that remained true to the spirit of the series. The wit, charm, and heart of both the characters and the writing make this one of the best series for child...

    I read this series aloud to the girls over the last year. The stories were different from the usual fare and very enjoyable. I loved the way the author used great vocabulary and threaded all kinds of educational topics into the stories (We took the opportunity to study The Raven by Poe...

    This is a solid conclusion to a wonderful series as loose ends are drawn together in clear, satisfying ways...and yet it doesn't quite have the full whimsy and entertaining absurdity of the other Ashton Place books. Also, while Fiona Hardingham does a lovely job narrating the audio...

    That sad feeling when you finish a series that you?ve loved for so long...I have it. This quiet and silly story about the adventures of three wolf children and their governess has made me happy since I began it eight years ago. Think a Flava de Luce with less poison and murder. Fanta...

    Just quite nearly brilliant, I think, when you add it all together and divide by who knows what. I like the way that this all ends, with spoiler already knowing spoiler and a spoiler spoiler. Admittedly, there were some parts of this tale which seem doubtful, but when one makes careful...

    I don?t think I have ever enjoyed a series in quite the same way that I did this one. My whole heart loves this perfect and quirky little series. I also loved that this book was dedicated to Katherine Kellgren because the series would not have been the same without her narration ? ...

    Like all the other books in this series, I really enjoyed this. I've been waiting for this book to come out and was saddened that it came out after the passing of the woman who beautifully narrated all of the audiobooks in this series. I was really touched by her tribute to Ms. Kelgren...

    A perfect ending to a perfect series. Love these. ...

    I love this series, and this was a good ending that gave all the answers I had been wondering about. Also, the dedication that was read at the end of the book nearly made me cry. Such a good book! ...

    4.5 stars. The first half of the book could have been shortened, but the series as a whole was loved by my entire family! ...

    A good end to the series in my opinion. the story was fun to listen to with my family. ...

    A cute end to the series. The joys of a happy ending! ...

    Melodramatic, silly and eventually satisfying, ...

    While the ending was a little silly, all in all a great, fun series! It does have a soothsayer and curses. They're presented in a light-hearted way, but I am holding off on the series for my younger children for that reason. ...

  • Rod Brown
    Nov 16, 2018

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

    George R R Martin classifies authors as either architects (everything planned out in advance) or gardeners (plop in a seed, see what happens). And while I often like the organic garden approach, series based on Conspiratorial Mysterious Events are so, so much better in the hands of arc...

    I had a really hard time deciding what rating to give this book. It was hard, because it's the last book - but I'm not sure if it's the best...because I really liked the fifth, it was full of intrigue even if the ending was sad. But this one has a really good ending, so what can I s...

    This book started rather slowly for me, but soon gained its footing. I found this to be a satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable series. Like the other books in the series, it is full of pithy insights, clever puns, stock characters, unlikely coincidences, and plot twists. Ultimately p...

    I promised I would review this series (why I'm doing the series as a whole and not book-by-book will become apparent in a moment), so here we go. And without spoilers too! The series tells the story of three children who, before their recent adoption into the wealthy Ashton family, ...

    selle sarja lõpp saabus nüüd küll kuidagi... järsku. jah, eelmistes osades selgus tasapisi, kuhu see kõik välja jõuab, viimasesse väga palju üllatusi enam ei jagunud, rohkem see vanakooli krimka finaal, kus kõik kogunevad ühte tuppa kokku ja juhmimatele seletatakse ka ära,...

    I don't know much how to review this book. It was what I expected, but not what I expected. I felt like people and places where in the right spot at the right time...though...there was really no explanation why they where there or a reason how they where in the exact place needed. For ...

    In the previous book (#5), our heroine, Penelope Lumley is "kidnapped" by the terrible Russian family, the Babushkinovs, to become the governess to the most awful mannered, unkind children, 12 year Veronika (spoiled rotten!) and 8 year old twins, Boris and Constantin (brutes of the 1st...

    Being stuck in bed with pneumonia means you get some reading done. Sheesh. I don't know what was sadder, the bittersweet ending to the book (and series) or the lovely little blurb from the author about the lady who narrated the audiobooks. As for the book itself, what a grand wa...

    Plucky governess Penelope Lumley is exiled to Russia, while the Incorrigible children are back at Ashton Place, at the mercy of the enigmatic Edward Ashton. Moreover, the curse on the Ashton family seems to be coming to a head. Will all of the disparate elements come together in time? ...

    A fine ending to an enjoyable series. A back cover blurb sums it up perfectly: "Jane Eyre meets Lemony Snicket in this smart, surprising satire." Our Jane Eyre stand-in, governess Penelope Lumley, finds herself exiled to Russia and spends most of the book on a quest to return to Ashton...

  • Christopher
    Oct 23, 2018

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

    George R R Martin classifies authors as either architects (everything planned out in advance) or gardeners (plop in a seed, see what happens). And while I often like the organic garden approach, series based on Conspiratorial Mysterious Events are so, so much better in the hands of arc...

    I had a really hard time deciding what rating to give this book. It was hard, because it's the last book - but I'm not sure if it's the best...because I really liked the fifth, it was full of intrigue even if the ending was sad. But this one has a really good ending, so what can I s...

    This book started rather slowly for me, but soon gained its footing. I found this to be a satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable series. Like the other books in the series, it is full of pithy insights, clever puns, stock characters, unlikely coincidences, and plot twists. Ultimately p...

    I promised I would review this series (why I'm doing the series as a whole and not book-by-book will become apparent in a moment), so here we go. And without spoilers too! The series tells the story of three children who, before their recent adoption into the wealthy Ashton family, ...

    selle sarja lõpp saabus nüüd küll kuidagi... järsku. jah, eelmistes osades selgus tasapisi, kuhu see kõik välja jõuab, viimasesse väga palju üllatusi enam ei jagunud, rohkem see vanakooli krimka finaal, kus kõik kogunevad ühte tuppa kokku ja juhmimatele seletatakse ka ära,...

    I don't know much how to review this book. It was what I expected, but not what I expected. I felt like people and places where in the right spot at the right time...though...there was really no explanation why they where there or a reason how they where in the exact place needed. For ...

    In the previous book (#5), our heroine, Penelope Lumley is "kidnapped" by the terrible Russian family, the Babushkinovs, to become the governess to the most awful mannered, unkind children, 12 year Veronika (spoiled rotten!) and 8 year old twins, Boris and Constantin (brutes of the 1st...

    Being stuck in bed with pneumonia means you get some reading done. Sheesh. I don't know what was sadder, the bittersweet ending to the book (and series) or the lovely little blurb from the author about the lady who narrated the audiobooks. As for the book itself, what a grand wa...

  • Amy Meyers
    Oct 22, 2018

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

    George R R Martin classifies authors as either architects (everything planned out in advance) or gardeners (plop in a seed, see what happens). And while I often like the organic garden approach, series based on Conspiratorial Mysterious Events are so, so much better in the hands of arc...

    I had a really hard time deciding what rating to give this book. It was hard, because it's the last book - but I'm not sure if it's the best...because I really liked the fifth, it was full of intrigue even if the ending was sad. But this one has a really good ending, so what can I s...

    This book started rather slowly for me, but soon gained its footing. I found this to be a satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable series. Like the other books in the series, it is full of pithy insights, clever puns, stock characters, unlikely coincidences, and plot twists. Ultimately p...

    I promised I would review this series (why I'm doing the series as a whole and not book-by-book will become apparent in a moment), so here we go. And without spoilers too! The series tells the story of three children who, before their recent adoption into the wealthy Ashton family, ...

    selle sarja lõpp saabus nüüd küll kuidagi... järsku. jah, eelmistes osades selgus tasapisi, kuhu see kõik välja jõuab, viimasesse väga palju üllatusi enam ei jagunud, rohkem see vanakooli krimka finaal, kus kõik kogunevad ühte tuppa kokku ja juhmimatele seletatakse ka ära,...

    I don't know much how to review this book. It was what I expected, but not what I expected. I felt like people and places where in the right spot at the right time...though...there was really no explanation why they where there or a reason how they where in the exact place needed. For ...

    In the previous book (#5), our heroine, Penelope Lumley is "kidnapped" by the terrible Russian family, the Babushkinovs, to become the governess to the most awful mannered, unkind children, 12 year Veronika (spoiled rotten!) and 8 year old twins, Boris and Constantin (brutes of the 1st...

    Being stuck in bed with pneumonia means you get some reading done. Sheesh. I don't know what was sadder, the bittersweet ending to the book (and series) or the lovely little blurb from the author about the lady who narrated the audiobooks. As for the book itself, what a grand wa...

    Plucky governess Penelope Lumley is exiled to Russia, while the Incorrigible children are back at Ashton Place, at the mercy of the enigmatic Edward Ashton. Moreover, the curse on the Ashton family seems to be coming to a head. Will all of the disparate elements come together in time? ...

    A fine ending to an enjoyable series. A back cover blurb sums it up perfectly: "Jane Eyre meets Lemony Snicket in this smart, surprising satire." Our Jane Eyre stand-in, governess Penelope Lumley, finds herself exiled to Russia and spends most of the book on a quest to return to Ashton...

    I absolutely love this series. This book gets four stars, because the beginning in Russia makes the reader squirmy, hoping Penelope can quickly get back to England (LOVED the part with Tolstoy!), and I wasn't as satisfied with the ending of the curse as I'd hoped I would be. But overal...

  • twice_baked✌ī¸
    Jun 19, 2018

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

    George R R Martin classifies authors as either architects (everything planned out in advance) or gardeners (plop in a seed, see what happens). And while I often like the organic garden approach, series based on Conspiratorial Mysterious Events are so, so much better in the hands of arc...

    I had a really hard time deciding what rating to give this book. It was hard, because it's the last book - but I'm not sure if it's the best...because I really liked the fifth, it was full of intrigue even if the ending was sad. But this one has a really good ending, so what can I s...

  • Misti
    Oct 22, 2018

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

    George R R Martin classifies authors as either architects (everything planned out in advance) or gardeners (plop in a seed, see what happens). And while I often like the organic garden approach, series based on Conspiratorial Mysterious Events are so, so much better in the hands of arc...

    I had a really hard time deciding what rating to give this book. It was hard, because it's the last book - but I'm not sure if it's the best...because I really liked the fifth, it was full of intrigue even if the ending was sad. But this one has a really good ending, so what can I s...

    This book started rather slowly for me, but soon gained its footing. I found this to be a satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable series. Like the other books in the series, it is full of pithy insights, clever puns, stock characters, unlikely coincidences, and plot twists. Ultimately p...

    I promised I would review this series (why I'm doing the series as a whole and not book-by-book will become apparent in a moment), so here we go. And without spoilers too! The series tells the story of three children who, before their recent adoption into the wealthy Ashton family, ...

    selle sarja lõpp saabus nüüd küll kuidagi... järsku. jah, eelmistes osades selgus tasapisi, kuhu see kõik välja jõuab, viimasesse väga palju üllatusi enam ei jagunud, rohkem see vanakooli krimka finaal, kus kõik kogunevad ühte tuppa kokku ja juhmimatele seletatakse ka ära,...

    I don't know much how to review this book. It was what I expected, but not what I expected. I felt like people and places where in the right spot at the right time...though...there was really no explanation why they where there or a reason how they where in the exact place needed. For ...

    In the previous book (#5), our heroine, Penelope Lumley is "kidnapped" by the terrible Russian family, the Babushkinovs, to become the governess to the most awful mannered, unkind children, 12 year Veronika (spoiled rotten!) and 8 year old twins, Boris and Constantin (brutes of the 1st...

    Being stuck in bed with pneumonia means you get some reading done. Sheesh. I don't know what was sadder, the bittersweet ending to the book (and series) or the lovely little blurb from the author about the lady who narrated the audiobooks. As for the book itself, what a grand wa...

    Plucky governess Penelope Lumley is exiled to Russia, while the Incorrigible children are back at Ashton Place, at the mercy of the enigmatic Edward Ashton. Moreover, the curse on the Ashton family seems to be coming to a head. Will all of the disparate elements come together in time? ...

  • Amber
    Sep 04, 2018

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

    George R R Martin classifies authors as either architects (everything planned out in advance) or gardeners (plop in a seed, see what happens). And while I often like the organic garden approach, series based on Conspiratorial Mysterious Events are so, so much better in the hands of arc...

    I had a really hard time deciding what rating to give this book. It was hard, because it's the last book - but I'm not sure if it's the best...because I really liked the fifth, it was full of intrigue even if the ending was sad. But this one has a really good ending, so what can I s...

    This book started rather slowly for me, but soon gained its footing. I found this to be a satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable series. Like the other books in the series, it is full of pithy insights, clever puns, stock characters, unlikely coincidences, and plot twists. Ultimately p...

    I promised I would review this series (why I'm doing the series as a whole and not book-by-book will become apparent in a moment), so here we go. And without spoilers too! The series tells the story of three children who, before their recent adoption into the wealthy Ashton family, ...

    selle sarja lõpp saabus nüüd küll kuidagi... järsku. jah, eelmistes osades selgus tasapisi, kuhu see kõik välja jõuab, viimasesse väga palju üllatusi enam ei jagunud, rohkem see vanakooli krimka finaal, kus kõik kogunevad ühte tuppa kokku ja juhmimatele seletatakse ka ära,...

    I don't know much how to review this book. It was what I expected, but not what I expected. I felt like people and places where in the right spot at the right time...though...there was really no explanation why they where there or a reason how they where in the exact place needed. For ...

    In the previous book (#5), our heroine, Penelope Lumley is "kidnapped" by the terrible Russian family, the Babushkinovs, to become the governess to the most awful mannered, unkind children, 12 year Veronika (spoiled rotten!) and 8 year old twins, Boris and Constantin (brutes of the 1st...

    Being stuck in bed with pneumonia means you get some reading done. Sheesh. I don't know what was sadder, the bittersweet ending to the book (and series) or the lovely little blurb from the author about the lady who narrated the audiobooks. As for the book itself, what a grand wa...

    Plucky governess Penelope Lumley is exiled to Russia, while the Incorrigible children are back at Ashton Place, at the mercy of the enigmatic Edward Ashton. Moreover, the curse on the Ashton family seems to be coming to a head. Will all of the disparate elements come together in time? ...

    A fine ending to an enjoyable series. A back cover blurb sums it up perfectly: "Jane Eyre meets Lemony Snicket in this smart, surprising satire." Our Jane Eyre stand-in, governess Penelope Lumley, finds herself exiled to Russia and spends most of the book on a quest to return to Ashton...

    I absolutely love this series. This book gets four stars, because the beginning in Russia makes the reader squirmy, hoping Penelope can quickly get back to England (LOVED the part with Tolstoy!), and I wasn't as satisfied with the ending of the curse as I'd hoped I would be. But overal...

    What a beautiful conclusion to this wonderful series. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute. So happy to have a satisfying conclusion that remained true to the spirit of the series. The wit, charm, and heart of both the characters and the writing make this one of the best series for child...

    I read this series aloud to the girls over the last year. The stories were different from the usual fare and very enjoyable. I loved the way the author used great vocabulary and threaded all kinds of educational topics into the stories (We took the opportunity to study The Raven by Poe...

    This is a solid conclusion to a wonderful series as loose ends are drawn together in clear, satisfying ways...and yet it doesn't quite have the full whimsy and entertaining absurdity of the other Ashton Place books. Also, while Fiona Hardingham does a lovely job narrating the audio...

    That sad feeling when you finish a series that you?ve loved for so long...I have it. This quiet and silly story about the adventures of three wolf children and their governess has made me happy since I began it eight years ago. Think a Flava de Luce with less poison and murder. Fanta...

    Just quite nearly brilliant, I think, when you add it all together and divide by who knows what. I like the way that this all ends, with spoiler already knowing spoiler and a spoiler spoiler. Admittedly, there were some parts of this tale which seem doubtful, but when one makes careful...

    I don?t think I have ever enjoyed a series in quite the same way that I did this one. My whole heart loves this perfect and quirky little series. I also loved that this book was dedicated to Katherine Kellgren because the series would not have been the same without her narration ? ...

    Like all the other books in this series, I really enjoyed this. I've been waiting for this book to come out and was saddened that it came out after the passing of the woman who beautifully narrated all of the audiobooks in this series. I was really touched by her tribute to Ms. Kelgren...

    A perfect ending to a perfect series. Love these. ...

    I love this series, and this was a good ending that gave all the answers I had been wondering about. Also, the dedication that was read at the end of the book nearly made me cry. Such a good book! ...

    4.5 stars. The first half of the book could have been shortened, but the series as a whole was loved by my entire family! ...

  • Joseph Leskey
    Sep 15, 2018

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

    George R R Martin classifies authors as either architects (everything planned out in advance) or gardeners (plop in a seed, see what happens). And while I often like the organic garden approach, series based on Conspiratorial Mysterious Events are so, so much better in the hands of arc...

    I had a really hard time deciding what rating to give this book. It was hard, because it's the last book - but I'm not sure if it's the best...because I really liked the fifth, it was full of intrigue even if the ending was sad. But this one has a really good ending, so what can I s...

    This book started rather slowly for me, but soon gained its footing. I found this to be a satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable series. Like the other books in the series, it is full of pithy insights, clever puns, stock characters, unlikely coincidences, and plot twists. Ultimately p...

    I promised I would review this series (why I'm doing the series as a whole and not book-by-book will become apparent in a moment), so here we go. And without spoilers too! The series tells the story of three children who, before their recent adoption into the wealthy Ashton family, ...

    selle sarja lõpp saabus nüüd küll kuidagi... järsku. jah, eelmistes osades selgus tasapisi, kuhu see kõik välja jõuab, viimasesse väga palju üllatusi enam ei jagunud, rohkem see vanakooli krimka finaal, kus kõik kogunevad ühte tuppa kokku ja juhmimatele seletatakse ka ära,...

    I don't know much how to review this book. It was what I expected, but not what I expected. I felt like people and places where in the right spot at the right time...though...there was really no explanation why they where there or a reason how they where in the exact place needed. For ...

    In the previous book (#5), our heroine, Penelope Lumley is "kidnapped" by the terrible Russian family, the Babushkinovs, to become the governess to the most awful mannered, unkind children, 12 year Veronika (spoiled rotten!) and 8 year old twins, Boris and Constantin (brutes of the 1st...

    Being stuck in bed with pneumonia means you get some reading done. Sheesh. I don't know what was sadder, the bittersweet ending to the book (and series) or the lovely little blurb from the author about the lady who narrated the audiobooks. As for the book itself, what a grand wa...

    Plucky governess Penelope Lumley is exiled to Russia, while the Incorrigible children are back at Ashton Place, at the mercy of the enigmatic Edward Ashton. Moreover, the curse on the Ashton family seems to be coming to a head. Will all of the disparate elements come together in time? ...

    A fine ending to an enjoyable series. A back cover blurb sums it up perfectly: "Jane Eyre meets Lemony Snicket in this smart, surprising satire." Our Jane Eyre stand-in, governess Penelope Lumley, finds herself exiled to Russia and spends most of the book on a quest to return to Ashton...

    I absolutely love this series. This book gets four stars, because the beginning in Russia makes the reader squirmy, hoping Penelope can quickly get back to England (LOVED the part with Tolstoy!), and I wasn't as satisfied with the ending of the curse as I'd hoped I would be. But overal...

    What a beautiful conclusion to this wonderful series. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute. So happy to have a satisfying conclusion that remained true to the spirit of the series. The wit, charm, and heart of both the characters and the writing make this one of the best series for child...

    I read this series aloud to the girls over the last year. The stories were different from the usual fare and very enjoyable. I loved the way the author used great vocabulary and threaded all kinds of educational topics into the stories (We took the opportunity to study The Raven by Poe...

    This is a solid conclusion to a wonderful series as loose ends are drawn together in clear, satisfying ways...and yet it doesn't quite have the full whimsy and entertaining absurdity of the other Ashton Place books. Also, while Fiona Hardingham does a lovely job narrating the audio...

    That sad feeling when you finish a series that you?ve loved for so long...I have it. This quiet and silly story about the adventures of three wolf children and their governess has made me happy since I began it eight years ago. Think a Flava de Luce with less poison and murder. Fanta...

    Just quite nearly brilliant, I think, when you add it all together and divide by who knows what. I like the way that this all ends, with spoiler already knowing spoiler and a spoiler spoiler. Admittedly, there were some parts of this tale which seem doubtful, but when one makes careful...

  • Nathan Tainsh
    Jan 21, 2019

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

    George R R Martin classifies authors as either architects (everything planned out in advance) or gardeners (plop in a seed, see what happens). And while I often like the organic garden approach, series based on Conspiratorial Mysterious Events are so, so much better in the hands of arc...

    I had a really hard time deciding what rating to give this book. It was hard, because it's the last book - but I'm not sure if it's the best...because I really liked the fifth, it was full of intrigue even if the ending was sad. But this one has a really good ending, so what can I s...

    This book started rather slowly for me, but soon gained its footing. I found this to be a satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable series. Like the other books in the series, it is full of pithy insights, clever puns, stock characters, unlikely coincidences, and plot twists. Ultimately p...

    I promised I would review this series (why I'm doing the series as a whole and not book-by-book will become apparent in a moment), so here we go. And without spoilers too! The series tells the story of three children who, before their recent adoption into the wealthy Ashton family, ...

    selle sarja lõpp saabus nüüd küll kuidagi... järsku. jah, eelmistes osades selgus tasapisi, kuhu see kõik välja jõuab, viimasesse väga palju üllatusi enam ei jagunud, rohkem see vanakooli krimka finaal, kus kõik kogunevad ühte tuppa kokku ja juhmimatele seletatakse ka ära,...

    I don't know much how to review this book. It was what I expected, but not what I expected. I felt like people and places where in the right spot at the right time...though...there was really no explanation why they where there or a reason how they where in the exact place needed. For ...

    In the previous book (#5), our heroine, Penelope Lumley is "kidnapped" by the terrible Russian family, the Babushkinovs, to become the governess to the most awful mannered, unkind children, 12 year Veronika (spoiled rotten!) and 8 year old twins, Boris and Constantin (brutes of the 1st...

    Being stuck in bed with pneumonia means you get some reading done. Sheesh. I don't know what was sadder, the bittersweet ending to the book (and series) or the lovely little blurb from the author about the lady who narrated the audiobooks. As for the book itself, what a grand wa...

    Plucky governess Penelope Lumley is exiled to Russia, while the Incorrigible children are back at Ashton Place, at the mercy of the enigmatic Edward Ashton. Moreover, the curse on the Ashton family seems to be coming to a head. Will all of the disparate elements come together in time? ...

    A fine ending to an enjoyable series. A back cover blurb sums it up perfectly: "Jane Eyre meets Lemony Snicket in this smart, surprising satire." Our Jane Eyre stand-in, governess Penelope Lumley, finds herself exiled to Russia and spends most of the book on a quest to return to Ashton...

    I absolutely love this series. This book gets four stars, because the beginning in Russia makes the reader squirmy, hoping Penelope can quickly get back to England (LOVED the part with Tolstoy!), and I wasn't as satisfied with the ending of the curse as I'd hoped I would be. But overal...

    What a beautiful conclusion to this wonderful series. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute. So happy to have a satisfying conclusion that remained true to the spirit of the series. The wit, charm, and heart of both the characters and the writing make this one of the best series for child...

    I read this series aloud to the girls over the last year. The stories were different from the usual fare and very enjoyable. I loved the way the author used great vocabulary and threaded all kinds of educational topics into the stories (We took the opportunity to study The Raven by Poe...

    This is a solid conclusion to a wonderful series as loose ends are drawn together in clear, satisfying ways...and yet it doesn't quite have the full whimsy and entertaining absurdity of the other Ashton Place books. Also, while Fiona Hardingham does a lovely job narrating the audio...

    That sad feeling when you finish a series that you?ve loved for so long...I have it. This quiet and silly story about the adventures of three wolf children and their governess has made me happy since I began it eight years ago. Think a Flava de Luce with less poison and murder. Fanta...

    Just quite nearly brilliant, I think, when you add it all together and divide by who knows what. I like the way that this all ends, with spoiler already knowing spoiler and a spoiler spoiler. Admittedly, there were some parts of this tale which seem doubtful, but when one makes careful...

    I don?t think I have ever enjoyed a series in quite the same way that I did this one. My whole heart loves this perfect and quirky little series. I also loved that this book was dedicated to Katherine Kellgren because the series would not have been the same without her narration ? ...

    Like all the other books in this series, I really enjoyed this. I've been waiting for this book to come out and was saddened that it came out after the passing of the woman who beautifully narrated all of the audiobooks in this series. I was really touched by her tribute to Ms. Kelgren...

    A perfect ending to a perfect series. Love these. ...

    I love this series, and this was a good ending that gave all the answers I had been wondering about. Also, the dedication that was read at the end of the book nearly made me cry. Such a good book! ...

    4.5 stars. The first half of the book could have been shortened, but the series as a whole was loved by my entire family! ...

    A good end to the series in my opinion. the story was fun to listen to with my family. ...

  • Theresa Farrell Tankersley
    Jun 20, 2018

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

    George R R Martin classifies authors as either architects (everything planned out in advance) or gardeners (plop in a seed, see what happens). And while I often like the organic garden approach, series based on Conspiratorial Mysterious Events are so, so much better in the hands of arc...

    I had a really hard time deciding what rating to give this book. It was hard, because it's the last book - but I'm not sure if it's the best...because I really liked the fifth, it was full of intrigue even if the ending was sad. But this one has a really good ending, so what can I s...

    This book started rather slowly for me, but soon gained its footing. I found this to be a satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable series. Like the other books in the series, it is full of pithy insights, clever puns, stock characters, unlikely coincidences, and plot twists. Ultimately p...

    I promised I would review this series (why I'm doing the series as a whole and not book-by-book will become apparent in a moment), so here we go. And without spoilers too! The series tells the story of three children who, before their recent adoption into the wealthy Ashton family, ...

    selle sarja lõpp saabus nüüd küll kuidagi... järsku. jah, eelmistes osades selgus tasapisi, kuhu see kõik välja jõuab, viimasesse väga palju üllatusi enam ei jagunud, rohkem see vanakooli krimka finaal, kus kõik kogunevad ühte tuppa kokku ja juhmimatele seletatakse ka ära,...

    I don't know much how to review this book. It was what I expected, but not what I expected. I felt like people and places where in the right spot at the right time...though...there was really no explanation why they where there or a reason how they where in the exact place needed. For ...

    In the previous book (#5), our heroine, Penelope Lumley is "kidnapped" by the terrible Russian family, the Babushkinovs, to become the governess to the most awful mannered, unkind children, 12 year Veronika (spoiled rotten!) and 8 year old twins, Boris and Constantin (brutes of the 1st...

    Being stuck in bed with pneumonia means you get some reading done. Sheesh. I don't know what was sadder, the bittersweet ending to the book (and series) or the lovely little blurb from the author about the lady who narrated the audiobooks. As for the book itself, what a grand wa...

    Plucky governess Penelope Lumley is exiled to Russia, while the Incorrigible children are back at Ashton Place, at the mercy of the enigmatic Edward Ashton. Moreover, the curse on the Ashton family seems to be coming to a head. Will all of the disparate elements come together in time? ...

    A fine ending to an enjoyable series. A back cover blurb sums it up perfectly: "Jane Eyre meets Lemony Snicket in this smart, surprising satire." Our Jane Eyre stand-in, governess Penelope Lumley, finds herself exiled to Russia and spends most of the book on a quest to return to Ashton...

    I absolutely love this series. This book gets four stars, because the beginning in Russia makes the reader squirmy, hoping Penelope can quickly get back to England (LOVED the part with Tolstoy!), and I wasn't as satisfied with the ending of the curse as I'd hoped I would be. But overal...

    What a beautiful conclusion to this wonderful series. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute. So happy to have a satisfying conclusion that remained true to the spirit of the series. The wit, charm, and heart of both the characters and the writing make this one of the best series for child...

    I read this series aloud to the girls over the last year. The stories were different from the usual fare and very enjoyable. I loved the way the author used great vocabulary and threaded all kinds of educational topics into the stories (We took the opportunity to study The Raven by Poe...

    This is a solid conclusion to a wonderful series as loose ends are drawn together in clear, satisfying ways...and yet it doesn't quite have the full whimsy and entertaining absurdity of the other Ashton Place books. Also, while Fiona Hardingham does a lovely job narrating the audio...

    That sad feeling when you finish a series that you?ve loved for so long...I have it. This quiet and silly story about the adventures of three wolf children and their governess has made me happy since I began it eight years ago. Think a Flava de Luce with less poison and murder. Fanta...

    Just quite nearly brilliant, I think, when you add it all together and divide by who knows what. I like the way that this all ends, with spoiler already knowing spoiler and a spoiler spoiler. Admittedly, there were some parts of this tale which seem doubtful, but when one makes careful...

    I don?t think I have ever enjoyed a series in quite the same way that I did this one. My whole heart loves this perfect and quirky little series. I also loved that this book was dedicated to Katherine Kellgren because the series would not have been the same without her narration ? ...

    Like all the other books in this series, I really enjoyed this. I've been waiting for this book to come out and was saddened that it came out after the passing of the woman who beautifully narrated all of the audiobooks in this series. I was really touched by her tribute to Ms. Kelgren...

    A perfect ending to a perfect series. Love these. ...

    I love this series, and this was a good ending that gave all the answers I had been wondering about. Also, the dedication that was read at the end of the book nearly made me cry. Such a good book! ...

    4.5 stars. The first half of the book could have been shortened, but the series as a whole was loved by my entire family! ...

    A good end to the series in my opinion. the story was fun to listen to with my family. ...

    A cute end to the series. The joys of a happy ending! ...

    Melodramatic, silly and eventually satisfying, ...

    While the ending was a little silly, all in all a great, fun series! It does have a soothsayer and curses. They're presented in a light-hearted way, but I am holding off on the series for my younger children for that reason. ...

    A fantastic audio narration, and so sad that the original series narrator passed away. A great ending to a very special and adorable series. ...

    http://wordnerdy.blogspot.com/2018/06... I admit that I was a bit grumpy for a large part of this book, because I wanted my long-awaited ANSWERS and instead Wood spends more than half the book dealing with the cliffhanger from book 5. This was all objectively very entertaining, and ...

    She pulled it off! A very exciting and satisfying ending to this six book series. The adventure continues! How will it end? You'll have to read it to find out! ...

  • Kim N
    Aug 14, 2018

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

    George R R Martin classifies authors as either architects (everything planned out in advance) or gardeners (plop in a seed, see what happens). And while I often like the organic garden approach, series based on Conspiratorial Mysterious Events are so, so much better in the hands of arc...

    I had a really hard time deciding what rating to give this book. It was hard, because it's the last book - but I'm not sure if it's the best...because I really liked the fifth, it was full of intrigue even if the ending was sad. But this one has a really good ending, so what can I s...

    This book started rather slowly for me, but soon gained its footing. I found this to be a satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable series. Like the other books in the series, it is full of pithy insights, clever puns, stock characters, unlikely coincidences, and plot twists. Ultimately p...

    I promised I would review this series (why I'm doing the series as a whole and not book-by-book will become apparent in a moment), so here we go. And without spoilers too! The series tells the story of three children who, before their recent adoption into the wealthy Ashton family, ...

    selle sarja lõpp saabus nüüd küll kuidagi... järsku. jah, eelmistes osades selgus tasapisi, kuhu see kõik välja jõuab, viimasesse väga palju üllatusi enam ei jagunud, rohkem see vanakooli krimka finaal, kus kõik kogunevad ühte tuppa kokku ja juhmimatele seletatakse ka ära,...

    I don't know much how to review this book. It was what I expected, but not what I expected. I felt like people and places where in the right spot at the right time...though...there was really no explanation why they where there or a reason how they where in the exact place needed. For ...

    In the previous book (#5), our heroine, Penelope Lumley is "kidnapped" by the terrible Russian family, the Babushkinovs, to become the governess to the most awful mannered, unkind children, 12 year Veronika (spoiled rotten!) and 8 year old twins, Boris and Constantin (brutes of the 1st...

    Being stuck in bed with pneumonia means you get some reading done. Sheesh. I don't know what was sadder, the bittersweet ending to the book (and series) or the lovely little blurb from the author about the lady who narrated the audiobooks. As for the book itself, what a grand wa...

    Plucky governess Penelope Lumley is exiled to Russia, while the Incorrigible children are back at Ashton Place, at the mercy of the enigmatic Edward Ashton. Moreover, the curse on the Ashton family seems to be coming to a head. Will all of the disparate elements come together in time? ...

    A fine ending to an enjoyable series. A back cover blurb sums it up perfectly: "Jane Eyre meets Lemony Snicket in this smart, surprising satire." Our Jane Eyre stand-in, governess Penelope Lumley, finds herself exiled to Russia and spends most of the book on a quest to return to Ashton...

    I absolutely love this series. This book gets four stars, because the beginning in Russia makes the reader squirmy, hoping Penelope can quickly get back to England (LOVED the part with Tolstoy!), and I wasn't as satisfied with the ending of the curse as I'd hoped I would be. But overal...

    What a beautiful conclusion to this wonderful series. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute. So happy to have a satisfying conclusion that remained true to the spirit of the series. The wit, charm, and heart of both the characters and the writing make this one of the best series for child...

    I read this series aloud to the girls over the last year. The stories were different from the usual fare and very enjoyable. I loved the way the author used great vocabulary and threaded all kinds of educational topics into the stories (We took the opportunity to study The Raven by Poe...

  • Jennifer Wilkey
    Aug 25, 2018

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

    George R R Martin classifies authors as either architects (everything planned out in advance) or gardeners (plop in a seed, see what happens). And while I often like the organic garden approach, series based on Conspiratorial Mysterious Events are so, so much better in the hands of arc...

    I had a really hard time deciding what rating to give this book. It was hard, because it's the last book - but I'm not sure if it's the best...because I really liked the fifth, it was full of intrigue even if the ending was sad. But this one has a really good ending, so what can I s...

    This book started rather slowly for me, but soon gained its footing. I found this to be a satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable series. Like the other books in the series, it is full of pithy insights, clever puns, stock characters, unlikely coincidences, and plot twists. Ultimately p...

    I promised I would review this series (why I'm doing the series as a whole and not book-by-book will become apparent in a moment), so here we go. And without spoilers too! The series tells the story of three children who, before their recent adoption into the wealthy Ashton family, ...

    selle sarja lõpp saabus nüüd küll kuidagi... järsku. jah, eelmistes osades selgus tasapisi, kuhu see kõik välja jõuab, viimasesse väga palju üllatusi enam ei jagunud, rohkem see vanakooli krimka finaal, kus kõik kogunevad ühte tuppa kokku ja juhmimatele seletatakse ka ära,...

    I don't know much how to review this book. It was what I expected, but not what I expected. I felt like people and places where in the right spot at the right time...though...there was really no explanation why they where there or a reason how they where in the exact place needed. For ...

    In the previous book (#5), our heroine, Penelope Lumley is "kidnapped" by the terrible Russian family, the Babushkinovs, to become the governess to the most awful mannered, unkind children, 12 year Veronika (spoiled rotten!) and 8 year old twins, Boris and Constantin (brutes of the 1st...

    Being stuck in bed with pneumonia means you get some reading done. Sheesh. I don't know what was sadder, the bittersweet ending to the book (and series) or the lovely little blurb from the author about the lady who narrated the audiobooks. As for the book itself, what a grand wa...

    Plucky governess Penelope Lumley is exiled to Russia, while the Incorrigible children are back at Ashton Place, at the mercy of the enigmatic Edward Ashton. Moreover, the curse on the Ashton family seems to be coming to a head. Will all of the disparate elements come together in time? ...

    A fine ending to an enjoyable series. A back cover blurb sums it up perfectly: "Jane Eyre meets Lemony Snicket in this smart, surprising satire." Our Jane Eyre stand-in, governess Penelope Lumley, finds herself exiled to Russia and spends most of the book on a quest to return to Ashton...

    I absolutely love this series. This book gets four stars, because the beginning in Russia makes the reader squirmy, hoping Penelope can quickly get back to England (LOVED the part with Tolstoy!), and I wasn't as satisfied with the ending of the curse as I'd hoped I would be. But overal...

    What a beautiful conclusion to this wonderful series. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute. So happy to have a satisfying conclusion that remained true to the spirit of the series. The wit, charm, and heart of both the characters and the writing make this one of the best series for child...

  • raffaela
    Oct 09, 2018

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

    George R R Martin classifies authors as either architects (everything planned out in advance) or gardeners (plop in a seed, see what happens). And while I often like the organic garden approach, series based on Conspiratorial Mysterious Events are so, so much better in the hands of arc...

    I had a really hard time deciding what rating to give this book. It was hard, because it's the last book - but I'm not sure if it's the best...because I really liked the fifth, it was full of intrigue even if the ending was sad. But this one has a really good ending, so what can I s...

    This book started rather slowly for me, but soon gained its footing. I found this to be a satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable series. Like the other books in the series, it is full of pithy insights, clever puns, stock characters, unlikely coincidences, and plot twists. Ultimately p...

    I promised I would review this series (why I'm doing the series as a whole and not book-by-book will become apparent in a moment), so here we go. And without spoilers too! The series tells the story of three children who, before their recent adoption into the wealthy Ashton family, ...

  • Sophie Putt
    Feb 10, 2019

    "It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them." This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her th...

    I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book mad...

    George R R Martin classifies authors as either architects (everything planned out in advance) or gardeners (plop in a seed, see what happens). And while I often like the organic garden approach, series based on Conspiratorial Mysterious Events are so, so much better in the hands of arc...

    I had a really hard time deciding what rating to give this book. It was hard, because it's the last book - but I'm not sure if it's the best...because I really liked the fifth, it was full of intrigue even if the ending was sad. But this one has a really good ending, so what can I s...

    This book started rather slowly for me, but soon gained its footing. I found this to be a satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable series. Like the other books in the series, it is full of pithy insights, clever puns, stock characters, unlikely coincidences, and plot twists. Ultimately p...

    I promised I would review this series (why I'm doing the series as a whole and not book-by-book will become apparent in a moment), so here we go. And without spoilers too! The series tells the story of three children who, before their recent adoption into the wealthy Ashton family, ...

    selle sarja lõpp saabus nüüd küll kuidagi... järsku. jah, eelmistes osades selgus tasapisi, kuhu see kõik välja jõuab, viimasesse väga palju üllatusi enam ei jagunud, rohkem see vanakooli krimka finaal, kus kõik kogunevad ühte tuppa kokku ja juhmimatele seletatakse ka ära,...

    I don't know much how to review this book. It was what I expected, but not what I expected. I felt like people and places where in the right spot at the right time...though...there was really no explanation why they where there or a reason how they where in the exact place needed. For ...