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Pies & Prejudice (The Mother-Daughter Book Club #4)

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 378 pages
Published September 14th 2010 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2010)
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Cindy Hudson
Oct 20, 2014 Cindy Hudson rated it it was amazing
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
"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
Nov 11, 2015 Amber rated it it was amazing
Shelves: librarybooks
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
Reading Vacation
Mar 09, 2011 Reading Vacation rated it it was amazing
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
Elainna K
Jan 27, 2016 Elainna K rated it liked it
“I often think said she, ‘that there is nothing so bad’ as parting with one's friends, one seems so forlorn without them.” This is a quote from chapter one in the book Pies and Prejudice by Heather Vogel Frederick. It is an important quote because it comes from a book that the characters are reading.

Right before the start of Emma's freshman year her family unexpectedly moves to England. All of her friends and book club members are stunned. But thanks to technology, they can all video conferenc
Shaica Kamille
Jan 16, 2013 Shaica Kamille rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Jul 24, 2011 Kaarin rated it really liked it
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,
Dec 22, 2011 Lindi rated it it was ok
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 ...more
Aug 09, 2011 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
Dear-everything-holy, the girls of the M-DBC have entered high school and are tackling Austen. Which means, I have to tackle Austen, or I'll only get half of what I should get from this book. When I found that out, I admit I may have taken HVF's name in vain. Once. Or was it twice? And then I ripped off the P&P band-aid. Long story short--I fell head over heels for Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet (possibly like every other woman with a pulse ever since Austen learned to write?) and ga ...more
Oct 04, 2015 Hillaryaltes rated it it was amazing
Pies and Prejudice is a wonderful addition to the mother daughter book club series. This book focuses on how Emma, one of the main characters in the story, moves to England.
The book is a time line of how Emma moving to England effects the book club, Emma herself, Emma's family, Emma's boyfriend, and all of Emma's friends.
The book focuses on how Emma moving to England aspires brilliant ideas that affect them all, from buying Emma a laptop so they can do book club meetings over video chat, to s
Oct 01, 2011 cecilia rated it liked it
Shelves: pink-covers
The mother-daughter book club goes international with one of its duo goes across the pond for a year. What better book to discuss than Pride & Prejudice – and what better way to hold weekly discussion than webcams? In the States, Jess, Cassidy, and Megan must face freshman year with a pining heart, figure skates instead of hockey sticks, and an anonymous Austen-esque fashion blog, respectively. The 2 British boys who replace their friend are NOT making high school any easier. Emma, on the ot ...more
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Oct 14, 2010 Jessica rated it really liked it
i loved this book. partially because i love pride and prejudice and partially because i love england -- which is where part of this volume is set. this was another great continuation of the story and i'm really happy with how the author continues to present the girls. again, parts of the story are a bit predictable/not necessarily realistic, but i don't care! i like that these girls all have parents who have rules and boundaries for them, and i LOVE that the girls are not allowed to date until t ...more
Once Upon a Twilight
Review by Ana: This is the 4th book of The Mother-Daughter Book Club Series. Overall I enjoyed the book, but I was a little confused because I didn’t read the other 3 books first. In this book, the girls decide to read Pride and Prejudice. Emma finds out that she and her parents have to move to England for one year. The funny thing is that Emma’s parents are switching houses with a family in England. Emma’s mother’s is Pride and Prejudice and she is very excited going to live where the book took ...more
Jan 05, 2014 Madeline rated it it was amazing
In Pies & Prejudice, Emma Hawthorne and her family move to England. Emma's best friend, Jess has a had time dealing with the fact that that her best friend is moving away for a year, as well as her crush, Emma's brother Darcy. The book club misses Emma so much that they decide to make a pie business which they name "Pies & Prejudice." They come up with enough money to send Emma and Darcy plane tickets to Concord. After the Hawthorne's leave, Emma skating teacher, Mrs. Bergson, passes awa ...more
May 02, 2012 Susan rated it really liked it
Just started this installment in the series. With Austen as the topic and Emma based in England, I seem destined to enjoy this! However, I gotta say straight off the bat that I was pretty horrified to see that no editor caught this on p. 38:
"So is Manchester United your favorite team?"
"Absolutely. We're all huge fans."
"I watched them win the World Cup last year."
EEEEK! ManU is an English *club* team; the World Cup is a competition amongst *national* teams!! England would have played, but as
Seo Woo
Mar 03, 2012 Seo Woo rated it really liked it
This book is a very good book :) This book is the fourth book of the "Mother Daughter Book Club". The best friends-Jess, Cassidy, Emma, and Megan begin another book to read-Pride and Prejudice. Unfortunately Emma's family has to leave to England. But the girls set up a "video-calling", so that they can video-conference book clubs on their computer! That way, they could continue to read books together! When Emma starts feeling uncomfortable at her new school in England, the three girls start a ba ...more
Jul 22, 2013 Mohini rated it it was amazing
Shelves: positive, favorites
Pies & Prejudice: I liked how new characters were introduced to the book, and new places too, the book had a sad part too though. It was really interesting to see how Emma's move worked out too, and I find it interesting that she adjusted just fine though. In this book, though, I realized a pattern. In every book The book club makes a road trip to somewhere new, in this book it seems as if the author literally killed a character off just to incorporate the traveling component, after that the ...more
Amanda ♡
May 31, 2016 Amanda ♡ rated it it was amazing
Has always been my favorite of the series :) #nostalgia
Jun 26, 2011 Emma rated it liked it
This was actually a really funny coincidence, because this book is about a girl named Emma who lives in Massachusetts and moves to England for a year, and her friend's name is Megan. And my name is Emma, I was born in and lived in Massachusetts, I moved to England for a year (when I was two), AND my mom's name is Megan. Freaky, huh? The book was actually like, the fourth in the series, but it was still easy to follow and pretty cute. It definitely entertained me through all those long hours of m ...more
Mar 27, 2016 Willow rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Pies & Prejudice by Heather Vogel Fredrick is the fourth book in the Mother-Daughter book club series. I quite liked this book as there are many surprises and it carries on the series with a lot cliff-hangers. I would recommend this book to any girl in year seven and up. I think I relate to Jess as she rides horses and so do I and how she is also rather shy which I am too. The theme of this book is that even if it seems impossible it can be accomplished if you try with your friends there to ...more
Chloe' Daniels
Jan 25, 2016 Chloe' Daniels rated it really liked it
The Mother-Daughter Book Club has been together for years now; but could it be possible that due to a member moving to England, that the group may never be the same again? Emma's family unexpectedly moves at the beginning of the year, and leaves the rest of the book club curious to whether they will ever be the same. But even through it all, they decide to tackle Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
Pies & Prejudice by Heather Vogel Frederick is a book after my own heart. She did this by making
Jul 16, 2015 Kateydid98 rated it it was amazing
I loved the Mother Daughter Book Club! These books were favorites growing up, and I recently have reread them. They get better with age! I honestly related to Emma more than any of the other protagonists (although I related to each of them and thought each of their perspectives was believable and real). I related to her love of writing and her matter-of-factness that was present in her narration. I loved the narration of the main characters in London and the way Simon and Tristan were depicted. ...more
Aug 22, 2014 Alexe rated it it was amazing
Winter of 3rd grade, I was casually looking on line, browsing through on National Geographic Kids when I stumbled upon something which if I can recall correctly was called "Dog Eared Books". At this discovery, I immediately started looking for titles that would be appropriate for 3rd graders, in hopes of impressing my teacher with my love for literacy, and stories about girls who also liked books.
The next day I went to the library to look for the the first book: The Mother-Daughter Book Club, b
Feb 01, 2014 Irene rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Upper elementary and middle school girls
Shelves: children
By now I know that every book in The Mother-Daughter Book Club series involves crazy over-the-top experiences. Still, it's possible to be TOO over-the-top, and this book, even more than the others, had me saying, "Really?!"

Occasionally, I felt downright disappointed. It was irksome enough when the author glossed over the actual public school vacation schedule in Concord in Dear Pen Pal - a minor annoyance as a MA native - but was she really too lazy to Google the age at which kids can get learn
Apr 22, 2016 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: Pies & Prejudice (The Mother-Daughter Book Club #4)
Author: Heather Vogel Frederick
Read by: Cris Dukehart, Amy Rubinate, Kate Rudd, and Emily Woo Zellner
Publisher: Dreamscape Audio
Length: 9 hours and 32 minutes (8 discs)
Source: Review Copy from Audiobook Jukebox – Thanks!

What if there was a book club where mothers and daughters could read the classics of literature together and spend time bonding? This series of books is about just such a book club where the club picks one book a year
Feb 12, 2016 711Sari rated it really liked it
The book Pies and Prejudice by Heather Vogel Fredrick was a great addition to the Mother-Daughter Book Club series. When Emma moves with her family to England, everything gets thrown upside-down for the club. Emma has to deal with the mean queen bee, Annabelle, and an annoying boy named Rupert who has a crush on her. Jess misses Emma so much, along with Darcy, her not-so-secret crush. Cassidy must deal with the annoying boy who is living in Emma's house for a year, and learn to ICE DANCE with hi ...more
Kerriellen Smith
Dec 09, 2015 Kerriellen Smith rated it it was amazing
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Pies & Prejudice (The Mother-Daughter Book Club #4) by Heather Vogel Frederick is the continuation of Emma, Jess, Cassidy, and Megan who are great friends reading classic books and going through school. It's the girls freshman year, and Emma has to move to England for a year, making things tough, not being with her friends. The girls of the book club work hard making and selling pies to send Emma home for spring break, and trying to help her with a bully in England named Annabelle. As the g ...more
Apr 26, 2016 Olivia rated it liked it
My review is sort of all over the place and there is one spoiler at the end. This novel is fun for fans of Jane Austen young and old(er). The world of the Mother-Daughter Book Club is very idealized--I can imagine it as a Disney or Amazon Prime series where everything is picture-perfect--the houses, the girls, the boys, the clothes, the quaint town of Concord, etc. I told my 10 y/o I was reading it, and it was about a mother-daughter book club, and she asked me without any derision, "Are they em ...more
I loved, loved, loved this one!! I think it was my favorite out of the whole Mother-Daughter Book Club series! I really liked how the author had the story line mimic Pride and Prejudice. My favorite character is Emma; a) because she has read almost every book in the universe and, b)she is a writer. That sounds familiar...
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