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17 Marigold Lane (Prudence Penderhaus Book 1) by R.M. Gilmore – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
17 Marigold Lane (Prudence Penderhaus Book 1) by R.M. Gilmore is a wonderfully written story that I found myself lost in the pages and couldn’t stop read till I finished. I felt as if I was part of the story and the twist and turns that had me on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what happens next. Prudence Penderhaus is for a lack of better terms.the girl everyone loved to hate was bullied through school and was struggling to find her place in this world. Find out what happens when she gets a death sentence. That’s the day she began to live. I can’t say enough about this story. I don’t want to give to mych away.i highly recommend reading this book. I can’t wait to read more from this Author.

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17 Marigold Lane (Prudence Penderhaus Book 1) by R.M. Gilmore – Review by Michelle Austin

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

17 Marigold Lane was a great 5 star read and book one in the Prudence Penderhaus series.

My heart was squeezed and I got teary eyed fairly quickly after I started this book. My heart went out to Prudence. Not only has she received some very heartbreaking news, but she endures bullying while on her way to school. This is something that has been an everyday thing for her.

She decides she has nothing to lose and goes up to the supposed haunted house that everyone is afraid to go to. There are rumors of a coffin in the living room along with other spooky things. When she knocks on the door an unexpected person comes to the door, someone she never expected to meet, a boy her age.

Cassius has never been out in the world. As he gets to know Prudence she convinces him to go outside with her. When Cassius starts to do inappropriate things Prudence feels responsible for him. There are several more unexpected twists and we find out some secrets that were thought long buried away.

Overall I really enjoyed this book. Prudence is a very strong young lady, that has gone through a lot. Cassius tugged at my heart strings and he had a great connection with Prudence. These two made my heart smile. I will warn that you may need kleenex, my heart broke for the things that Cassius went through. R.M. Gilmore pulled me right in, I can’t wait to read more from this series.

Reviewed by @mab54615
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17 Marigold Lane (Prudence Penderhaus Book 1) by R.M. Gilmore – Review by Sheri Schrader

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

17 Marigold Lane by R.M. Gilmore is the first book in the Prudence Penderhaus series. Prudence is a high school senior who has been dealt a terrible medical diagnosis. People think she is an odd girl and so she has only a few friends. Despite the obstacles, she is a sweet and caring girl who decides to go to the local “spook house”. There she meets an odd boy. What else will her curiosity bring to her life?
I really enjoyed the story and especially the characters. Prudence is an independent spirit who does not have to be at the front of the crowd. She is confident, sweet, and smart. I did not put this down until I had finished and I look forward to more in this series.

Review by @sherimichelle1

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17 Marigold Lane (Prudence Penderhaus Book 1) by R.M. Gilmore – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

17 Marigold Lane (Prudence Penderhaus Book 1) by R.M. Gilmore

5-Stars
17 Marigold Lane (Prudence Penderhaus Book 1) by R.M. Gilmore was amazing. I mean holy cow amazing. This was a wonderful well thought out novel featuring two amazing main characters. Cassius and Pru both had layers upon layers of character that was slowly revealed from page one. Cassius has Asperger’s and Pru is diagnosed with stage 3 cancer. These two alone made for a complex and compelling storyline thought easily kept my attention. It was interesting to see how the two became fast friends and seemed to help the other make sense of the world. I absolutely loved it. This is also the first book I have read by this author. I highly recommend it!

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17 Marigold Lane (Prudence Penderhaus Book 1) by R.M. Gilmore – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

17 Marigold Lane (Prudence Penderhaus Book 1) by R.M. Gilmore is a YA coming of age story. Once you start, you won’t be able to stop reading. It is well written with well developed characters. It is a story where the plot is dark and the subject is intriguing and enthralling, and emotions run high. This somber story is as mysterious as it is at times funny but it is also a little sad and will make your heart break it is also interesting and different that you need to know what is going to happen.

Pru is different and has no friends that is until she decides to face her fear and confront 17 Marigold Lane head on. What is finds is nothing compared to what she finds out later and the poor soul who has lived a life of torture.

A must read.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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17 Marigold Lane (Prudence Penderhaus Book 1) by R.M. Gilmore – Review by Heather Lovelace

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a fantastic book! I believe it took me on an emotional journey I wasn’t quite prepared for. Suspense, mystery, tons of character development. I was deeply invested in Prudence and the entire story and found myself laughing and crying throughout. Simply put, Gilmore writes a truly riveting piece that sets up a series that I cannot wait to get in my hands. From first to last page I loved it. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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17 Marigold Lane (Prudence Penderhaus Book 1) by R.M. Gilmore – Review by Tausha Treadway

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

17 Marigold Lane (Prudence Penderhaus Book 1) by R.M. Gilmore. This is the story of Prudence Penderhaus. Prudence is the freak of Flintock, PA. Prudence is made fun of, laughed at and the butt of all jokes. I found Prudence to be independent, sweet and very caring. I fell in love with Prudence and wanted to be her friend especially after her diagnosis from the doctor. After hearing this news Prudence goes about life differently. Its like she’s had her eyes opened and everything is new and different. When Prudence goes up to the Spook house in town and finds a boy named Cassius “Cass” Shooster that no one knew existed she thinks this boy is her person that she has needed her whole life. Cass is Autistic or “on the spectrum” so he and Prudence relate on a lot of things. Having a friend like Cass can change Prudence’s life. She becomes happier and has more confidence. This is a sweet, emotional story that I loved! Can’t wait til the next book!

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17 Marigold Lane (Prudence Penderhaus Book 1) by R.M. Gilmore – Review by Lyndsey Fairley

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

17 Marigold Lane (Prudence Penderhaus Book 1) by R.M. Gilmore
5+++ stars

Ok, where do I start here? First, amazing story. Seriously, everything that happens in this book had me wanting to be Prudence, even with her own personal hell happening.
Second, this book hit me on a personal level. I have a son on the spectrum and my heart broke for this young man we meet.
The twists and turns this book takes you on had me hanging on the edge of my seat to see what happened next.
I cannot wait for more, and who is moving in?!

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17 Marigold Lane (Prudence Penderhaus Book 1) by R.M. Gilmore – Review by Angela Hayes

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

17 Marigold Lane is the first book in the Prudence Penderhaus series by R.M Gilmore. This is the first book that I have read by Ms. Gilmore, so I was intrigued to see what I would discover once I opened the cover. This is a bit of an emotional young adult story with lots of mystery, humour, secrets, lies, courage, learning to live in the face of death, the dreaded “C” word, and so much more.
I didn’t expect to discover a story with quite as much depth as this has, or one which gave me pause in a thought-provoking way. I thought the author did a really wonderful job of developing and ‘growing’ her characters- they really added an extra element of interest to the whole story. The plot was really well developed too, but I think the story is more character driven, because without these quirky, off-beat, and endearing characters, the story just wouldn’t be the same.
Prudence was anything but your typical 17 year-old. She’s socially awkward and bit of an outcast. But things change dramatically when she gets a grim diagnosis. She decides to throw caution to the wind and do the things that she’d always been too afraid to do. Which is where this story really takes off. Add Cassius to the mix, and the plot takes a wonderful turn. Cass is on the Autism/Asperger’s spectrum, but seems to be high functioning. He’s just as socially awkward as she is, and so they are well suited and make a great ‘team’. When mystery arrives, these two take us on an intriguing, and quite touching adventure….. and the story is set to continue in the next book. Although it was a little slow in the beginning, this didn’t detract from my overall enjoyment of this story.
I can’t wait for book two and will definitely be pouncing on it as soon as it releases.
A really great little read!

Thank you, R,M Gilmore!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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17 Marigold Lane (Prudence Penderhaus Book 1) by R.M. Gilmore – Review by Debi Kircher

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

17 Marigold Lane (Prudence Penderhaus Book 1) by R.M. Gilmore

5+++++++ Stars

How is this my first book by this author?? An author who had me like completely hooked from page 1 of this book. There was a time while reading I was tripping over the words I was reading so fast, I wasn’t skimming because you can’t while reading this and you don’t want to..it was quite a struggle there for a bit and I felt in some ways like I was literally in the story, like right next to Prudence, who by the way became my hero in this book. I don’t care how old she was, I wanted to be her! Well, her in every way except for her health struggles.

This was an Awesomely brilliant story, I loved every word and even all the unanswered questions that Im left with because it gives me something to look forward to in the next of this series. There were a few lines in this book that I loved but the one Id never heard before that literally cracked me up was “as dumb as chewing gum while eating oreos” Not sure why that got to me so much but it did and Ive used it now in my real life a few times LOL

I haven’t even mentioned Cassius yet…I love this odd boy, I just want to hug him and squeeze him and protect him forever. I can not wait for more, truly I will be straight up stalking this author!!!

One of my favorite reads so far this year!

LOVED LOVED LOVED IT!!!!

Review by @debikircher

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