Jan's Reviews > The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
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Jun 23, 2010

it was amazing
Read in June, 2010

My daughter once asked me what contentment meant. I answered that it was quiet happiness, not roller coaster happiness. She instantly replied, "oh, I know what you mean. That is the feeling I have when I come home and the kitchen is clean and a candle is burning."

That sentiment sums up this book in a nutshell. I loved it. Charming. Not a page turner, but exquisite. I'm sure that there are those that will think it too idyllic - but you know what - that is what I liked best. Not all people in the world have a tortured soul. Some are simply happy. I could read this book every year and never grow tired of it.

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