Home for the Holidays (The Mother-Daughter Book Club #5)
This Christmas season, join the girls of the mother-daughter book club for a variety of holiday-themed adventures! Becca, Megan, Emma, Cassidy and Jess have plenty of reading material to bring on their trips, too, because the book club is tackling the Betsy-Tacy series before their next meeting on New Year’s Eve.
But unfortunately, nothing goes quite as planned for any of...more
Summary: Loved it. Loved all the BT references. Technically, by adding the 5th girl, I found it harder to follow which girl was narrating each chapter. It would have been helpful to have the narrator's name on the top or bottom of each page, so an easy glance would remind you if Emma or Cassidy or whomever was talking. Also, addin...more
But unfortunately, nothing goes quite as planned for any of the girls. On a Christmas cruise with their families, Megan and Becca fight over the dashing son of the ship's captain. Cassi...more
Home for the Holidays is number five in the Mother/Daughter Book Club Series. This realistic fiction novel is about five teenage girls who leave their homes in Concord, Massachusetts for different winter vacations. The girls go on different adventures in Laguna Beach, New Hampshire, and even a Christmas Cruise to the Bahamas. Megan and Becca fight over the captain’s son while Cassidy visits her home state of California. An unexpected sle...more
The girls have picked names among themselves to be Secret Santa to. As each girl opens their gifts each day they are disappointed in their Secret Santa. It see...more
Sometimes the very fact that a book exists is enough to warrant five stars! Here the MDBC reads the wonderful, marvelous, fantastic Betsy-Tacy series (and all before Christmas, so I'm guessing the next installment will be in the Spring of the same year? I guess the girls are getting older too quickly!). My love for the B-T books knows no bounds, so I was automatically going to love this - and I was not disappointed as Heather incorporated our ornament ex...more
And I'm glad I did! I totally enjoyed this dose of holidays cheer during a bleak month of January.
This was probably my fave book of the series so far. The girls are reading Betsy-Tacy books (which I've never heard of), but this time I focussed more on what's happening in their lives than on the book club events.
For the first...more
I think I might have to buy this one. I don't really...more
That being said, I enjoy seeing where these characters, these girls find themselves. They are growing up and yet, they remain friends with each other (though not without misunderstandings, but who has ever had a friendship and NOT a misu...more
Each book in the series is set during a different year in the girls' lives. In a slight twist, Home for the Holidays took place during the first half...more
AMAZING!!! My favorite mother-daughter book club book by far; the witty satire and major plot developments were the perfect thing for the holidays.
There were many things I had been waiting for that finally happened which made it even more fantastic. I loved the irony of how in a book entitled 'Home for the Holidays' none of the girls are actually home.
With the excitements of a broken leg, an untruthful rumor, a lost job, and the prospect of both gaining and possibly losing a member, this is a mu...more
I really enjoyed this book....more
This time part-time "mean girl" Becca Chadwick lends her narrative to the story. Yes, this girl is a snot. But WHY is she a snot? WHY does she act the way she does? Through her own voice we are given another dimension to the Mother-Daughter Book Club experience.
The book club selection this time around is the "Betsy-Tacy" series by Maud Hart Lovelace. (This is pret...more
Even though the girls are sophomores in high school, the story line is perfectly clean f...more
Anyway, I like the characters, and I'm very grateful to Heather for publicizing "our" books this way. I hope some new young fans will discover BT through the Moth...more