What an OUTSTANDING read! R.M. Gilmore was a completely new author to me when I picked up 17 Marigold Lane, but she will now be on my top fav list! I must check out all that is available from her now! This book is one that completely consumes you from the very first page to the last twist and turn to the end. I found myself so engrossed that I barely noticed the ticking hours well into the early morning hours, sleep be darned. I was so sad to see this end, but find solace in the fact that there will be more Prudence Penderhaus novels.
Prudence Penderhaus… this girl! I completely fell in love with her character. She has been the girl that everyone loved to hate, bullied all through high school and struggling to find her place in the world. Everything is about to change for her with death sentence that she is giving. Who knew that the day she found out she was dying would in turn be the day she began to live? So many fantastic suspenseful moments kept you on the edge of your seat. The emotions are real and you feel everything right along with Prudence. I loved the supporting characters as well and was fascinated with the boy who looked like a character from a Tim Burton film. I can’t say enough great things, but I won’t spoil any of the good details for you. For that you will have to take my recommendation and one-click this 5 star read!