Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
This week I am spotlighting The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry. I got this middle grade ARC from Macmillan. The book will be released on Sept. 23. Here is the description:
There's a murderer on the loose—but that doesn't stop the girls of St. Etheldreda's from attempting to hide the death of their headmistress in this rollicking farce.Beginning:
The students of St. Etheldreda's School for Girls face a bothersome dilemma. Their irascible headmistress, Mrs. Plackett, and her surly brother, Mr. Godding, have been most inconveniently poisoned at Sunday dinner. Now the school will almost certainly be closed and the girls sent home—unless these seven very proper young ladies can hide the murders and convince their neighbors that nothing is wrong.
Julie Berry's The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place is a smart, hilarious Victorian romp, full of outrageous plot twists, mistaken identities, and mysterious happenings.
Each Sunday afternoon at Saint Etheldreda's School for Young Ladies on Prickwillow Road in Ely, Cambridgeshire, the seven enrolled young ladies were invited by custom to join Headmistress Constance Plackett while she entertained her younger brother, Mr. Aldous Godding, at the dinner table.Friday 56:
She shook Disgraceful Mary Jane awake. The older girl did not rouse easily. Her chestnut curls spilled over her pillow like a waterfall. It's a shame she's so disgraceful, Kitty thought. She really is quite lovely. Then again, Kitty considered, perhaps moral rectitude and dazzling beauty could scarcely coexist in the same person. Not, at any rate, in a person like Mary Jane.