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Right before the start of freshman year, Emma’s family unexpectedly moves to England. The book club members are stunned—but thanks to videoconferencing, they can still keep the club alive, and they decide to tackle Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice . And when the girls try to bring Emma home by starting a bake sale, it becomes a thriving business: Pies & Prejudice. But whe Right before the start of freshman year, Emma’s family unexpectedly moves to England. The book club members are stunned—but thanks to videoconferencing, they can still keep the club alive, and they decide to tackle Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice . And when the girls try to bring Emma home by starting a bake sale, it becomes a thriving business: Pies & Prejudice. But when the plan they cook up falls short, they are left wondering if their club will ever all be together again….


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Right before the start of freshman year, Emma’s family unexpectedly moves to England. The book club members are stunned—but thanks to videoconferencing, they can still keep the club alive, and they decide to tackle Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice . And when the girls try to bring Emma home by starting a bake sale, it becomes a thriving business: Pies & Prejudice. But whe Right before the start of freshman year, Emma’s family unexpectedly moves to England. The book club members are stunned—but thanks to videoconferencing, they can still keep the club alive, and they decide to tackle Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice . And when the girls try to bring Emma home by starting a bake sale, it becomes a thriving business: Pies & Prejudice. But when the plan they cook up falls short, they are left wondering if their club will ever all be together again….

30 review for Pies & Prejudice

  1. 4 out of 5

    emma

    i'm in a jane austen kinda mood, so i'm going to do the logical thing and read a semi-retelling of pride & prejudice through the lens of a mother-daughter book club i'm in a jane austen kinda mood, so i'm going to do the logical thing and read a semi-retelling of pride & prejudice through the lens of a mother-daughter book club

  2. 5 out of 5

    Cindy Hudson

    Fans of Heather Vogel Frederick’s Mother-Daughter Book Club series (I’m one!) are sure to be happy with her latest book, Pies and Prejudice. This year the book club girls are adjusting to high school and reading Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice with their moms. And just as Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy discover that you can’t always judge someone by first impressions, the book club girls are finding out how true that can be in real life as well. Some of those first impressions are made when Emm Fans of Heather Vogel Frederick’s Mother-Daughter Book Club series (I’m one!) are sure to be happy with her latest book, Pies and Prejudice. This year the book club girls are adjusting to high school and reading Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice with their moms. And just as Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy discover that you can’t always judge someone by first impressions, the book club girls are finding out how true that can be in real life as well. Some of those first impressions are made when Emma and her family move to England for a year, trading places with another family that moves into their home. As Emma makes new friends, and enemies, the other girls are sizing up the Berkeley boys in Emma’s house. The girls have definitely matured as they have moved on to high school, and each of them gets involved in activities and causes that help them pursue their passions. Cassidy, Megan, and Emma all seem to have a good idea of what’s important to them, and it’s interesting to read about Jess’s journey of self-discovery as she seeks to find what matters to her. Girls especially, who are often asked at this age what they want to do with their lives, may find Jess’s discoveries enlightening. One of the things I really love about this series is how Frederick ties in facts about the authors her book club is reading. You’ll learn a lot about Jane Austen as well as Pride and Prejudice, and that adds to the topics your own book club can discuss. In addition to talking about making judgments from first impressions, you can also discuss limitations put on women in Austen’s time, friends moving away, cyber bullying, and finding your passions in life. There’s a great list of discussion questions in the back, as well. All the talk about pies will probably also have you ready to bake up one or two or three to share at your book club meeting. I highly recommend Pies and Prejudice for mother-daughter book clubs with girls aged 11 to 14.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sophia

    "It is a truth universally acknowledged..." is the start of one of the most beloved literary classics of all time. It is also one of the main explanations of why Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is still popular and going strong 200 years later (Jan 28th 2013 is the book's birthday to be exact). That is to say that she wrote universal truths to which we can relate even in our day. This is true for a set of girlfriends and their mothers who participate in a book club together and find some uncann "It is a truth universally acknowledged..." is the start of one of the most beloved literary classics of all time. It is also one of the main explanations of why Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is still popular and going strong 200 years later (Jan 28th 2013 is the book's birthday to be exact). That is to say that she wrote universal truths to which we can relate even in our day. This is true for a set of girlfriends and their mothers who participate in a book club together and find some uncanny parallels in their own lives while reading the story of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy along with a host of other characters in the Jane Austen classic. Even though this is the fourth book in the series, I had no trouble picking up the book and reading the story. I chose this one because of the cute title and story blurb. I adore Austen's stories and contemporary books based on them. There were so many enjoyable things about this book outside of the actual story. First of all, each chapter takes up a different girl's perspective. I was worried that it would re-hash things from the previous chapter just from how a different girl saw it and bog down the story, but it doesn't really. Then I enjoyed that its a story that is centered around a book club and it was cool that there were actually book club meeting scenes complete with the Fun Facts About Jane sheets included in the story. And finally, I enjoyed how the story was about modern high school girls, but still managed to subtly fit in the loose plot to the original Pride and Prejudice. And when I say modern, I mean that there are video conferences with the members of the club that are away in England and one of the girls actually does a blog called Fashionista Jane (not a book blog sadly, but hey I guess we can't have it all). The story revolves around four fifteen year old girls: Emma, Jess, Megan and Cassidy who live in Concord, MS. They have known each other for donkey's ages along with their families. Each girl has a unique situation and interests including other friends (which I thought was a good thing that they weren't self-absorbed). One of them, Jess, even attends another school. Their determination to remain close friends and their prioritizing of the book club keep them from drifting apart with their separate lives. Jess and Emma are best friends and even have a special rule 'BFBB' or Best friends before boyfriends. But all this is strained when Emma's parents announce that they are going to do a type of cultural exchange swap and take their family to live in England for a year where Emma's dad will continue to do his writing and her mom can soak up history and literature to her heart's desire while Emma and her brother will get exposed to another culture. While Emma's family stays in a cottage in a village outside of Bath, the cottage's occupants, the Berkeleys, will stay in Emma's house while the dad guest teaches at the local university. This of course shakes everyone up, but everyone makes the most of it determining that they will continue with the book club through webcam. In England, Emma deals with her own Mr. Collins and Caroline Bingley while back home Megan meets her Mr. Bingley and Cassie tolerates her Mr. Darcy. Jess pines over the real life Darcy, Emma's brother. All this in the midst of daily school and activities filled with happiness, sadness, disappointment and triumph. Honestly, I found this book very captivating as I followed along with each girl through the year that Emma and her family were away (Emma's side gets told too). It was fascinating how the author was able to really convince me that I was reading four different girls' perspectives when it switched up. I also felt that she did well making me feel that I was getting a real fifteen year old perspective on things. These girls crush on boys or in Cassidy's case learn to think of them for more than sports pals, but it isn't all about teen romance. They worry about what they're going to be when they grow up. They deal with the usual array of teen issues and responsibilities. There is also a strong family presence portraying the dynamics in each girls' home. Most people who read this will probably relate cto one of the four girls more closely than the rest and that is true of me. I found myself laughing and groaning over the thinking processes and antics. There were a few times when I shuddered at a choice made thinking, 'This won't end well'. And it didn't- went down in blaze of glory. The girls had their moments, but I liked all four of them because in general they were well-rounded, caring unselfish girls. They actually started a pie selling enterprise to pay to bring Emma home for spring break because they knew she was having a hard time with Annabelle or Stinkerbelle as they call her. Then there is a sad moment they makes them all really take a look at their lives and the influences people have on our lives which I thought beautiful in a way even as I got a little lump in my throat. The dips into the life of Jane Austen and the Pride and Prejudice story were great. It was done in such a way that those who are familiar with the author and book are not bored and those who are entirely unfamiliar will not be overwhelmed and clueless. The author cleverly used the girls varying literary interests and experiences to help with this. In fact, some of the girls and moms listen to the audio story while others read aloud together and yet others just read alone. The biggest compliment that I can offer is that I wish Heather V. Frederick had written these books when I was a teen because I would have gobbled them up and dreamed of having friends and a book club like this. I plan to go back and read the first three stories that focus on a few other favorites of mine like Anne of Green Gables and Little Women. The book is a clean read and can be read by the very youngest teen to the young at heart with ease. Those who enjoy chick lit, teen contemporary romance, and Austenesque stories will like this one.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Amber

    The girls are now about to become freshmen in High School at Alcott High and Jess starts a new year at Colonial Academy. Disaster strikes though when Emma and her family decides to do a house exchange with a family in England and live there for a year. Will the girls ever see each other again and will their scheme to bring Emma home with their Pie business Pies and Prejudice work while they read Pride and Prejudice in the book club? Read on and find out for yourself. This was a great installment The girls are now about to become freshmen in High School at Alcott High and Jess starts a new year at Colonial Academy. Disaster strikes though when Emma and her family decides to do a house exchange with a family in England and live there for a year. Will the girls ever see each other again and will their scheme to bring Emma home with their Pie business Pies and Prejudice work while they read Pride and Prejudice in the book club? Read on and find out for yourself. This was a great installment for book 4 in the mother daughter book club. I look forward to reading books 5 and 6 in the future but you can find these books at your local library and wherever books are sold.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Completely Melanie

    I would totally give this 4.5 stars if I could. The more of these stories I read, the more I fall in love with them!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Audrey

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Like the previous installments, the fourth book in The Mother Daughter Book Club series is a mixed bag. I really want to love this series, and I do enjoy it, but perhaps I am just a little too critical and sensitive to its faults! One thing I liked about this one is how the author wove a lot of Austen stuff into the plot. She did this in the previous offerings (with Alcott, Montgomery, and Webster, respectively) but it really stood out to me more than usual in this book. It's pretty clear that T Like the previous installments, the fourth book in The Mother Daughter Book Club series is a mixed bag. I really want to love this series, and I do enjoy it, but perhaps I am just a little too critical and sensitive to its faults! One thing I liked about this one is how the author wove a lot of Austen stuff into the plot. She did this in the previous offerings (with Alcott, Montgomery, and Webster, respectively) but it really stood out to me more than usual in this book. It's pretty clear that Tristan is Mr. Darcy, Cassidy is a sort of Elizabeth Bennet, Annabelle is Caroline Bingley, and Rupert might even be Mr. Collins. Then there are the other nods to Jane Austen's works, like in a lot of names and titles: Knightley-Martin School, Lucy Woodhouse, Annabelle Fairfax (a lot of those names are from Austen's Emma). This stuff is pretty obvious, but it's still kind of fun. I do think the author did a good job capturing the spirit of Jane and paying literary tribute to her. Although I've watched probably a dozen screen adaptions of her work, I have never actually read any of Austen's novels myself (shocking, I know!). This book made me want to check them out; I think I might even follow some of the characters' leads and listen on audio book. There were quite a few continuity and editing errors which I found slightly distracting, but that is probably just me. For example, on page 341, Mrs. Hawthorne mentions Courtney as being her daughter (Courtney is really Mrs. Sloane-Kincaid's daughter). I reread that part several times to see if I was reading it wrong. There were at least three other different things that didn't seem to line up, but that was probably the most obvious error. Anyone can make a mistake, but it's still confusing. As a minor point, why doesn’t Emma have curly hair on the cover? (I know, I'm nit-picking!) Another criticism I have is that the narrative voices for each girl could be more distinct. I continue to frequently get confused by whose point of view I am reading. I'm not really sure how the author could improve this, though, because it's clear that she does make an effort. It might just be me that has trouble telling the voices apart! I find the fact that the girls have boyfriends to be interesting to read as a plot-point, but in real life I don't agree with dating at such a young age. I feel like it just sets teens up for a lot of heartbreak. There is obviously nothing explicit in the books, just some kissing and hand-holding, but I still don't think that is a good idea for kids to get into exclusive dating while they are still maturing emotionally and developmentally. I am thankful that fewer barbs are directed at Mrs. Wong in this book (there are some, but overall it's less pervasive). Unfortunately we are still subjected to the frequent ridiculing of Mrs. Chadwick, who is presented as little more than a cartoon character and a source of some brand of mean-spirited comic relief. My main problem with this book, though, was the emphasis placed on "getting even" among the girls. In some cases, adult characters even applaud them for humiliating and hurting others. That did not settle well with me at all, and I hope it is not something that middle school readers pick up on as an okay thing to emulate. Some of the characters are just plain vindictive! In many cases it's simply laughed off, but I think it's damaging to treat some people as okay to make fun of because they are mean themselves, different, or unliked. This book has the same hearty dose of unrealism that appears in the previous installments. I have nothing at all against a happy ending--in fact, I love them--but sometimes I feel like these books drag on a bit too long in overstating the fact that a rosy ending was truly had by all…with a cherry on top. For example, in this book I found it a bit of a stretch that Rupert's great-aunt would stumble upon Emma and offer her the possibility of a publishing deal. It was just a little too much. In conclusion, I still find these books kind of fun, but clearly they are not without their faults. I am really excited now about reading the next one, where they read from one of the authors nearest and dearest to my heart--the one and only Maud Hart Lovelace!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Reading Vacation

    REVIEW High school drama! I have been reading this series from the beginning when the girls were just starting middle school. That was then and this is now. The girls start high school and they are in for a whirl-wind of change. Emma’s family celebrates her father completing his book by moving to England for the year. If that’s not enough, they do a crazy house-swap with a British family. This leaves two British boys, Tristan and Simon, living in Emma’s family’s home. The boys are dead ringers fo REVIEW High school drama! I have been reading this series from the beginning when the girls were just starting middle school. That was then and this is now. The girls start high school and they are in for a whirl-wind of change. Emma’s family celebrates her father completing his book by moving to England for the year. If that’s not enough, they do a crazy house-swap with a British family. This leaves two British boys, Tristan and Simon, living in Emma’s family’s home. The boys are dead ringers for Darcy and Bingley in Pride and Prejudice. I love how Frederick works these new characters into the story and how they relate to the classic book the girls are reading. Very clever! I bet you are wondering about the pies, right? Well, the girls really want Emma to come back for a visit, so they get creative to raise traveling money for her. Cassidy’s mother is an expert baker, and she teaches the girls to make pies. The whole pie making business was my favorite part of the book. There are baking mishaps and the mothers get into a serious pie baking competition. Pies and Prejudice is a tasty addition to an awesome series. Thank you to Heather Vogel Frederick and The Teen Book Scene for providing this book for review. Look for my review of Heather's picture book, Babyberry Pie, coming soon! RATING 5 Plot 5 Characters 5 Attention Grabbing 5 Girlie Meter 5 Ending 25 TOTAL 5 STARS

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Nealy

    This is my favorite one of the series, for several reasons. One, the fact that Emma moves to England, I love how Bath and London are described, I felt like I could taste the clotted cream and fish and chips! Second, I love the growth of Cassidy's character, she's a tomboy thru and thru but she's blossoming into a beautiful young woman and I really liked her story in this! Overall a very enjoyable read and it does mimic Pride and Prejudice so that was fun. Also I noticed in this book that several This is my favorite one of the series, for several reasons. One, the fact that Emma moves to England, I love how Bath and London are described, I felt like I could taste the clotted cream and fish and chips! Second, I love the growth of Cassidy's character, she's a tomboy thru and thru but she's blossoming into a beautiful young woman and I really liked her story in this! Overall a very enjoyable read and it does mimic Pride and Prejudice so that was fun. Also I noticed in this book that several of the characters have names found in Jane's Austen's books, see if you can pick them out, they are like hidden gems!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Savannah Palmer

    Another good book in the mother daughter book club series. Right before the beginning of the year Emma Hawthorne moves to England! For a year! This is an amazing book.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Shaica Kamille

    When I first came across this book in the public library, I was already interested by the cover itself with the witty title "Pies and Prejudice". I wasn't that into Jane Austen works but was familiar with her famous novel. After reading the "teaser" on the sleeve, I knew that I just had to read it. Unfortunately, I didn't notice that this was the fourth book of the series. But it wasn't a hindrance at all. The author is great at giving information from the previous books so it seems like this on When I first came across this book in the public library, I was already interested by the cover itself with the witty title "Pies and Prejudice". I wasn't that into Jane Austen works but was familiar with her famous novel. After reading the "teaser" on the sleeve, I knew that I just had to read it. Unfortunately, I didn't notice that this was the fourth book of the series. But it wasn't a hindrance at all. The author is great at giving information from the previous books so it seems like this one could practically stand on its own without any problems :) The idea of a mother-daughter book club was very interesting to me. And after reading this, I wanted to start one with my cousins as well. I also started to appreciate Austen's literary masterpieces and am now on the search for her books. This book was very entertaining and relatable to me. I feel like every one of the girls has something that we all can connect with. How Jess is worried about her future when everyone else seems to know what they're future is or when Megan feels out of place and lonely after transitioning into high school. Now that I've finished this novel, I'd like to start at the very beginning of the series and read everything in order. Their individual stories all have something to offer, whether it's just pure entertainment or personal enlightenment.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kaarin

    A strong installment in the series. Probably my favorite so far. 3.5 stars. One quibble: I wish the book club would actually spend more time in discussion about the book they're reading when they have their official club meetings. They simply arrive, read through the handout and eat their treats. I don't know that we need to read through the discussion--that would probably slow down the action. But it would be nice to know it was actually happening. :) Emma complains about her mother's handouts, A strong installment in the series. Probably my favorite so far. 3.5 stars. One quibble: I wish the book club would actually spend more time in discussion about the book they're reading when they have their official club meetings. They simply arrive, read through the handout and eat their treats. I don't know that we need to read through the discussion--that would probably slow down the action. But it would be nice to know it was actually happening. :) Emma complains about her mother's handouts, but I don't know what they would do with themselves at the club meetings without the Fun Facts sheets. As I said, this is a quibble, and the fact that I even think that hard about it is testament to how real the characters seem to me. Also, in my previous reviews about earlier books, I've noted the difficulty I've had keeping everyone straight. This was not an issue at all in this book. Maybe the writing is more distinct, or maybe I've gotten to know the girls/parents well enough now. In any case, it is not so strong a problem for me. Recommended!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lindi

    This series is so popular among the 5th grade girls at my school, but I was disappointed. About 6 girls, their mothers, and a couple older women have a book club and as they read the books, they (and presumably the reader) learn a few life lessons. The chapters are narrated by various of the girls and their voices all sound alike, not to mention that they are all types: the fashion girl, the mean girl, the tomboy, the brainiac, etc. The same is true of the moms -- they all melt together. Well, e This series is so popular among the 5th grade girls at my school, but I was disappointed. About 6 girls, their mothers, and a couple older women have a book club and as they read the books, they (and presumably the reader) learn a few life lessons. The chapters are narrated by various of the girls and their voices all sound alike, not to mention that they are all types: the fashion girl, the mean girl, the tomboy, the brainiac, etc. The same is true of the moms -- they all melt together. Well, except for the one mom who is a joke. She has a big butt (snicker) and keeps changing her mind about what she wants to be when she grows up (ha-ha). As you can see, those are both very funny things. Right. Not to mention that the moral of the story seems to be that it is okay to be really cruel to people if you are funny too. But then that was already established with Mrs. Big Butt's character.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Happy (spread The Word)

    ****THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS****I LOVE this book! First of all, I am in love with Darcy, he is the kind of guy I want to date eventually, and second of all, I loved (even though it was sad at the beginning) when Emma moved to England, because the MDBC would have never taken that final trip, and seen all of the cool attractions, i she hadn't moved. Everyone should read this book series, I have read them all, and now I am going back to read my favorites. If you do read it, though, (which you ****THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS****I LOVE this book! First of all, I am in love with Darcy, he is the kind of guy I want to date eventually, and second of all, I loved (even though it was sad at the beginning) when Emma moved to England, because the MDBC would have never taken that final trip, and seen all of the cool attractions, i she hadn't moved. Everyone should read this book series, I have read them all, and now I am going back to read my favorites. If you do read it, though, (which you should:)))) start with book 1.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Libby May

    I really enjoyed this book. This is my second time reading it and I like it the same amount that I did the first time! Honestly it's a lot of fun to see these girls grow up and learn and get boyfriends, and stick together. I would recommend this series to girls who like to read about modern school girls with lives that are real. There's the queen bee, the fashionista, the cute boy, the farmer girl, and the reader. And the tom-boy. It's really perfect for everyone. I'm probably either Cassidy with I really enjoyed this book. This is my second time reading it and I like it the same amount that I did the first time! Honestly it's a lot of fun to see these girls grow up and learn and get boyfriends, and stick together. I would recommend this series to girls who like to read about modern school girls with lives that are real. There's the queen bee, the fashionista, the cute boy, the farmer girl, and the reader. And the tom-boy. It's really perfect for everyone. I'm probably either Cassidy without being such a tom-boy, or Jess, without being so shy. Thumbs up.

  15. 4 out of 5

    MaKenna Nostrom

    3. The book pies and prejudice by Heather Vogel Frederick is a fun book that you can’t stop reading! The book is about a mother daughter book club and all their adventures. It shows the story from the different perspectives of the girls in the book club. Emma a girl in the book club was surprised when her parents told them they were moving to England for a year. She was sad because she would have to leave her boyfriend and because she wouldn’t be able to participate in the mother daughter book c 3. The book pies and prejudice by Heather Vogel Frederick is a fun book that you can’t stop reading! The book is about a mother daughter book club and all their adventures. It shows the story from the different perspectives of the girls in the book club. Emma a girl in the book club was surprised when her parents told them they were moving to England for a year. She was sad because she would have to leave her boyfriend and because she wouldn’t be able to participate in the mother daughter book club. She told her friends the news and they decided to think of a way to fix the problem and the way they did that was by saving up enough money by selling pies to buy her a computer. They would video chat every week. Later on they decided to go visit her in England. All the girls and their parents went and had a very good time! I all around really enjoyed this book. I couldn’t put it down. Some things I enjoyed was that I got to see the story from everyone’s perspective, it didn’t only tell me about their time together as a book club it also told me about their personal lives and what they did. I also enjoyed hearing about how Cassidy played hockey, because a lot of my dad’s family also does hockey and it has always been a very big part of my life. I also liked hearing about their trip to England, my favorite part was when they told about their giant hotel rooms. This book reminds me a lot of how me and my friends are together, they all have a good time and just can’t stop laughing. Something I disliked was when Emma was living in England and how she inquired a mean enemy. She was always doing mean stuff to her and it really made me mad. But I really all around loved this book. I think the theme for this book is friends, because they are all such good friends. And it really teaches you that friends are always there for you when you need them, and they always have your back!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    I am pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I took a risk choosing to read a book in the middle of a series without having previously read the earlier books (and only did so because of a local library reading challenge), but it stands alone well enough. I was missing some of the backstories but it was easy enough to either fill in the missing pieces or ignore them altogether. The only struggle with picking up the story in the middle of the series is that there are a lot of girls a I am pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I took a risk choosing to read a book in the middle of a series without having previously read the earlier books (and only did so because of a local library reading challenge), but it stands alone well enough. I was missing some of the backstories but it was easy enough to either fill in the missing pieces or ignore them altogether. The only struggle with picking up the story in the middle of the series is that there are a lot of girls and I struggled to keep them all straight. The book moves through the perspectives of four of the girls in the group, but each plays an important role and it can be hard to remember which girl is which. Having never read one of Frederick’s books, I didn’t know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. The girls in the book club are all in their freshman year of high school and each of their mothers live busy lives. Typical with teen characters, we have drama and crushes and fights and hard lessons learned. But I also love that each of them have fairly good relationships with their parents and seem to have desires to be good and kind. If my daughter can grow up to have a group of friends like those girls, I think I’d be pleased. Perhaps my favorite part of the book is the inclusion of lines from “Pride and Prejudice,” and so much literary talk. I thoroughly enjoyed all the tidbits about Jane Austen and women authors and life during that time period. I also loved the name of the group’s baking club, Pies and Prejudice, and now want to start my own baking club (except I don’t make very fabulous pies...). Also, I kind of want to house-swap with someone and experience new cultures in that way. It just sounds so charming!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Katy Kurtzner

    In the book Mother Daughter Book Club, Emma, one of the girls in the book club, finds out that her and her family are moving to England. The book constantly switches between who is telling the story in each chapter. Personally, I think that this book is an okay book but would not read anyone like this again. Since the book changes between who is telling the story I think that it can get confusing if you are reading all at one time because I found that I had a hard time realizing that the perso In the book Mother Daughter Book Club, Emma, one of the girls in the book club, finds out that her and her family are moving to England. The book constantly switches between who is telling the story in each chapter. Personally, I think that this book is an okay book but would not read anyone like this again. Since the book changes between who is telling the story I think that it can get confusing if you are reading all at one time because I found that I had a hard time realizing that the person had switched. I also realized that the book throws you into the middle of the story assuming that you have read the rest of the books leading up to it, which I didn't. Thus, I couldn't keep track of what is happening because I was trying to figure out what happened before. However, while I thought that it was slightly confusing, I liked the plot and the story that the author was trying to convey. For example, the author uses vivid imagery to convey that Emma and her friends are sad about the move. I think that this makes the book slightly better. I think that it saved the book because it got confusing to me. Overall, I think that the book was okay. It was a great plot but, the switching of the character telling it was confusing. I would not recommend this to anyone that has a hard time focusing. I don't think that I would read a similar book again.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Paula Phillips

    It's about to be Freshman year for the girls in the Mother-Daughter Book Club and the year is looking exciting, and the girls are making plans. That is until Emma and Darcy's mother announces that the whole family is moving to England for a year and doing a house swap with a family from the UK. The family is excited as it is the home of Jane Austen and many other authors but Emma's life has just got interesting as she has her first boyfriend Stephen and Jessica isn't happy with her crush - Darcy It's about to be Freshman year for the girls in the Mother-Daughter Book Club and the year is looking exciting, and the girls are making plans. That is until Emma and Darcy's mother announces that the whole family is moving to England for a year and doing a house swap with a family from the UK. The family is excited as it is the home of Jane Austen and many other authors but Emma's life has just got interesting as she has her first boyfriend Stephen and Jessica isn't happy with her crush - Darcy and best friend Emma moving. The club present Emma with a laptop, so that they can participate still in the Book Club sessions and since it was Emma's time to host - she and her mum pick one of Jane Austen's most famous books "Pride and Prejudice." As the story goes along, the group decide to make Emma's Christmas special by fundraising and getting her ticket to the States. Thus forms a pie-making business called Pies and Prejudice. Can the girls sell enough pies to see their friend Emma? I loved this book as one of my dream vacations is to go to the UK as that is where the majority of Classic authors are from etc Jane Austen, Bronte Sisters, Shakespeare and Beatrix Potter and many more..... If you are a girl aged 9-13 and love reading as much as the characters in this series do, then you will love The Mother-Daughter Book Club series by Heather Vogel Frederick.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Piper

    I honestly am just in love with this series. The entire concept is wonderful. I so enjoy reading the book along with them and getting the “fun facts” of the author from Mrs. Hawthorne. These characters are just so wonderful and now that I’m emotionally invested in all of them (even Becca now) I just smile for their happiness and shed tears for their sadness along with them. This story with the added element of the house swap with the Berkeley’s home in England and getting to see everything Jane I honestly am just in love with this series. The entire concept is wonderful. I so enjoy reading the book along with them and getting the “fun facts” of the author from Mrs. Hawthorne. These characters are just so wonderful and now that I’m emotionally invested in all of them (even Becca now) I just smile for their happiness and shed tears for their sadness along with them. This story with the added element of the house swap with the Berkeley’s home in England and getting to see everything Jane Austen ... so jealous. Makes me want to be at the ball in Chawton House with them at the end of the book and touring the streets of Bath. Stinkerbelle can stay in England and I don’t need to hear from her again .... but it was mice to see that Jess made friends with her old roommate after the last book .... and Chicks with Sticks is such a great community service project. Looking forward to the next book 🙂

  20. 5 out of 5

    ireneekins

    Started off a little slow but the last few chapters were really sweet. My favorite character of the books was always Cassidy. I loved seeing her transform into her new family. Her chapters always made me laugh! I thought the whole series was a cute idea about friendship, mothers and daughters, reading good books, and looking for similarities in literature to real life. Sometimes the books were a little longer than needed but each character was unique and fun.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Haley

    Still one of my favorites in the series...probs my 3rd time reading it

  22. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Tiner

    Review coming soon Stephanietiner.weebly.com

  23. 5 out of 5

    Neeraja

    It was just as good as the first time I read it. I think that this book may be my favorite book in the series.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    Was pleasantly surprised with this one!!! Cant wat to read the next one!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Patricia

    3.5 rounded to 4. Was having a hard time keeping track of who was who and how they relate to each other in the beginning.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Quinn Lei

    One of my favorite books in the world!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Indigo

    I loved everything about this book!!! It was sad, and almost made me cry, but it was so good! As soon as I started it I couldn't stop! It is on my favorites shelf, and I would totally recommend!!! I loved everything about this book!!! It was sad, and almost made me cry, but it was so good! As soon as I started it I couldn't stop! It is on my favorites shelf, and I would totally recommend!!!

  28. 5 out of 5

    iz

    they just get better with every book! I love Fashionista Jane so much

  29. 5 out of 5

    Sage

    I read it a while ago but forgot to add it so I'm just going to say I read it today. I read it a while ago but forgot to add it so I'm just going to say I read it today.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Syd Carp

    THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING! EACH BOOK JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER THAN THE LAST! I LOVE THIS SERIES AND I SHIP ALL THE SHIPS THERE IS TO SHIP! Thx sooooooo much 2 Heather Vogel Frederick 4 writing this series! Recommended ages 12 & up.

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