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17 Marigold Lane

(Prudence Penderhaus #1)

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4.74  ·  Rating details ·  61 ratings  ·  53 reviews
In a town like Flintlock, Prudence Penderhaus was a freak. A weirdo. A loser of epic proportions.
That was until one word changed her life, and the town of Flintlock, forever.
When a moment of long-awaited courage brings her to the porch of the town-dubbed spook house, uncovering an odd boy no one knew existed is only the beginning.

MY NAME IS PRUDENCE PENDERHAUS.
I'VE NEVER
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Paperback, 2019, 336 pages
Published July 2019 by Mac Gille Mhur Pub (first published August 31st 2015)
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Angela
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

17 Marigold Lane is the first book in the Prudence Penderhaus series by R.M Gilmore. This is the first book that I have read by Ms. Gilmore, so I was intrigued to see what I would discover once I opened the cover. This is a bit of an emotional young adult story with lots of mystery, humour, secrets, lies, courage, learning to live in the face of death, the dreaded “C” word, and so much more.
I didn’t expect to discover a story with quite as much depth as this has, or one which gave me pau
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Ashley Poteet
Jan 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yeah, this was a binge worthy read! I couldn't and frankly didn't want to put it down. I loved this book, only by the second chapter was I laughing and crying. It brought out my emotions and I couldn't contain my laughter or the tears. My BF thinks I'm insane when he walks in and I'm crying while reading lol. That to me is pure talent, to actually feel for these characters as if they were real and next to me. I'm a hard @zz anyway and I don't have normal emotions. So yea...was really awesome!

Pru
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17 Marigold Lane Review

Prudence Penderhaus was an average high school nobody that has flown under the radar all her life. She never would have guessed the day she found out she was dying would be the first day she really started to live.

This was a clever mystery that was a pleasure to read. I won't go into details to avoid spoilers but this story definitely hit home for me and left me with all the feels. The characters were smart and interesting and we learned a good chunk of the mystery but it
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Tara Dawn (Colourful WordWench)
I don't usually do young adult novels, but this one was amazing! I could not stop reading and stayed awake into the wee hours of the morning until I finished it.

Just in the first couple of pages, you come to know Prudence Penderhaus and her struggles. She's a teenage outcast, picked on by everyone at school. And she's just recently discovered that she's dying. She's never taken chances, and with the knowledge that she may not live long, decides that's exactly what she will do. Take chances. Lot
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Amanda Miller /A Bookaholic's Fix: Feeding the Addiction
I had the privilege of getting a early look at this one. I am continuously amazed by Gilmore's ability to weave an intriguing tale with characters that defy the norms. This one is no different.

Prudence Penderhaus isn't the typical type of teenager even before she learns she's sick. She tries to stick to the shadows hoping not to stand out which is a difficult feat considering everything from her height to her hair makes her stick out like a sore thumb. But all the things that make her different
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Tonya
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great young adult read. If you love a smartass, caring, take no crap, odd teenager, you will love this book.

This book is filled with mystery, secrets, lies, murder, and oddness (we can't forget about the weirdos). It kept my attention for the entire time and had my mind coming up with different scenarios the entire time. I was actually wrong about all of my ideas, which very rarely happens. I had no clue what would happen next.

Prudence, or Pru, Penderhaus lives in the small town of Fl
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Autumn
Sep 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, arc
I received this book to give an honest review.

I didn't know what to really expect with this book you have Prudence who is dying decides to do one thing that sets everything into motion.
On her street there is a house that everyone calls the spook house you all know people have stories about houses and what are in them. Well Prudence decides to knock on the door one day and when it opens it takes her by surprise it seems there is a young man living there who we learn is named Cassius. There is mo
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Karen Voitik
Sep 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
>Book Review – 17 Marigold Lane –

> This is the first book in the Prudence Penderhaus series and ends in with a cliffhanger.

>Prudence is a 17 year old girl, just diagnosed with cancer. She is a social misfit at school. Her lack of future causes her to knock on a door she had always been afraid to knock on, where fate introduces her to Cassius. Cassius has a form of high functioning Aspergers, but is hidden away by his abusive parents.

>I love the way Cassius is so literal. The Asperge
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Emily Maynard
Feb 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't put it down, loved this story.

First, many thanks go to the author, R.M. Gilmore, who provided a free copy of 17 Marigold Lane in exchange for an honest review. I’ve now got a new series that I’m addicted to, thank you ever so much.


It is not very often in life that one gets the opportunity to be truly brave. Prudence is afforded such an opportunity when she is diagnosed with cancer. With the attitude of “what do I have to lose”, she knocks on the door of the creepiest house on the stre
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Suleika Santana -All About Books
OMG! The feels on this one! Killing me....
I really LOVED this book, it is incredibly good and I didn't wanted it to end.
Well written, awesome characters, a plot that you wouldn't believe with mystery and all. There is sort of a love story in there as well, a special one. I have to say that I loved Cass like a mother would his son, he is too old to be mine but I still loved him that way. The story touched me because I know all about autism, I have a nephew with autism but not the kind that Cass
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Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
This book starts with a seventeen-year-old girl coming to terms with the fact she's dying. Now going on from that, you would expect this book to full of doom and gloom. Instead, it is funny and heartbreaking at the same time. Prudence makes a decision to do something that she has never dared to before, based on the fact of 'what does it matter now anyway?' What follows on is a mystery story that will keep you intrigued and engrossed as you turn the pages. The slowly developing relationship betwe ...more
A.J.
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a little different than anything else I've read from this author. I do enjoy YA books from time to time and this is one I'd for sure recomend. It all takes place over such a short amount of time that it felt extra face paced and l wasnt really wanting to put it down. I think the characters were extremely relatable, especially if you've ever felt like the outcast. And I can honestly say if you have any remote experience with being around someone with ASD, you should pick up on it pretty ...more
Victoria Stolte
Sep 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
This book was different than anything I had read really and was very interesting to say the least. We have come to Marigold Lane and what we find there is not what you would expect. The need to find out what lurks inside the spooky house that is a few doors down from her own Prudence finds herself knocking on the door. When the door opens she finds something different than she expected but this starts a series of events that bring us to uncovering the mystery behind the strange family that lives ...more
Amy Bartley
Aug 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely sucked me in right away. I couldn't put it down, now I can't wait for the next book In The series.
Prudence a teenage weirdo, who hates high school, and is picked on by most of the kids in it. Prudence has just received some shocking news. She has cancer. She is still reeling from the difficult news and decides now is the time to live what life she has left. One morning on her way to school she finds herself in front of the town spook house. She rings the bell, and to her surprise a y
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TJ
Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been excited for this book since I read the blurb; and it did not disappoint! This book is such a fantastic YA read.
17 Marigold Lane is a perfect blend of mystery, intrigue, loss, acceptance, and fandom references!
The thing that I loved most was probably the fandom references, from Doctor Who to The Hunger Games, and everything in between. It made the book that much more relatable and enjoyable. (#Geek #FandomForever)
I loved the characters and the storyline. It kept me hooked right from the
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Shy
Oct 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The start of the book was interesting. I had to idea as to where the author was taking me. I started curious and slowly enjoyed getting into the story. Then I was surprised by the events that came up next. I was very much into it and was getting to know the characters better. Then I was surprised again. It's already the end. And I was like, seriously?! I want more. I couldn't believe I am done with the book already. I need to know what happens next. That said, I'd definitely read the next one.
Indies Heart
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an awesome read! Two hearts, one facing death, the other hidden away from the world for most of his life, meet in a moment of courage. Crazy twists and turns keep you engaged as Pru and Cass embark on a journey where both meet love. There is something fishy going on with the Sheriff's department, one in particular, and I am anxious to find out what secrets he is hiding in the next book. You will definitely be on the edge of your seat with this one. Great job by the author! Well written!
JC (Jen)
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! You get a little bit of everything, romance, mystery, suspense, some twists and turns, and so much more. I can't wait to read more of Cassius and Prudence's story. If you are looking for a book that is different, a book that will suck you in, and that you will truly enjoy, then you need to go one-click this! There was so much packed into this book, it is so well written, and it will leave you begging for more <3

Jen @ J & J Book Bangers
Nicki
Aug 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an exciting and wonderful beginning to a new series. I loved the characters, plot, and everything about this terrific story about the so called weirdo kids. Prudence is resilient. Cassius breaks your heart. Together they were pure magic. Can't wait to see what happens next!
Erecia
Good read

Four stars because at the end of the book a certain event gets mentioned over and over. We could have had at least three less pages without the repetitive mention of said event. Overall it was a good story, I really like the main characters. Happy reading
Tonya
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Not your daughter’s YA!

This is a great young adult read. If you love a smartass, caring, take no crap, odd teenager, you will love this book.

This book is filled with mystery, secrets, lies, murder, and oddness (we can't forget about the weirdos). It kept my attention for the entire time and had my mind coming up with different scenarios the entire time. I was actually wrong about all of my ideas, which very rarely happens. I had no clue what would happen next.

Prudence, or Pru, Penderhaus lives i
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E.A.
17 Marigold Lane (Prudence Penderhaus Book 1) by R.M. Gilmore was an intriguing, emotional read, that had me hooked and reading into the wee hours.

Wow, this book was something I tell you. I started reading it a little later in the evening thinking, I'll read a few chapters before I go to bed. Well it's almost 2 in the morning, so yeah, you can say that was a reading fail on my part. I couldn't put this book down, I kept trying, but my mind would not let it go, and sleep wouldn't not come. So I
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Liz
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an OUTSTANDING read! R.M. Gilmore was a completely new author to me when I picked up 17 Marigold Lane, but she will now be on my top fav list! I must check out all that is available from her now! This book is one that completely consumes you from the very first page to the last twist and turn to the end. I found myself so engrossed that I barely noticed the ticking hours well into the early morning hours, sleep be darned. I was so sad to see this end, but find solace in the fact that there ...more
Michelle Austin
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
17 Marigold Lane was a great 5 star read and book one in the Prudence Penderhaus series.

My heart was squeezed and I got teary eyed fairly quickly after I started this book. My heart went out to Prudence. Not only has she received some very heartbreaking news, but she endures bullying while on her way to school. This is something that has been an everyday thing for her.

She decides she has nothing to lose and goes up to the supposed haunted house that everyone is afraid to go to. There are rumor
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Debi
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
17 Marigold Lane (Prudence Penderhaus Book 1) by R.M. Gilmore

5+++++++ Stars

How is this my first book by this author?? An author who had me like completely hooked from page 1 of this book. There was a time while reading I was tripping over the words I was reading so fast, I wasn't skimming because you can't while reading this and you don't want to..it was quite a struggle there for a bit and I felt in some ways like I was literally in the story, like right next to Prudence, who by the way became
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Shannan
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As an asd mum, i find I'm hyper critical of how authors handle portraying autistic people. I'm would aware of the honest quote that, "if you've meet one person with autism, then you've only met one face of autism", because it isn't identical for any two people with this unique trait (it's not a disease, they're not sick they're merely different).

Cassius showed several attributes that are familiar without being identical. His snapping as a self stimulation for one (one of mine taps their index o
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Katie
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
17 Marigold Lane (Prudence Penderhaus #1)
By R.M. Gilmore
5 stars

17 Marigold Lane was such a wonderful read, when I first read the blurb I was a little unsure as it was quite vague but there was something about it that intrigued me so I thought I would give it a go and I am so glad I did – I think it is definitely up there with one of my top reads of 2019. I loved the emotions that this story brought out in me, something that I really wasn’t expecting when I first picked up the book. The authors w
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Lisa
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ibbb-year-3
So Surprisingly Good! I am beyond glad I picked up this book. I originally wasn’t sure because it said the Mc had cancer and she is a teen. I wasn’t wanting to read a sad story. This one isNOT that! Yes it’s there but it’s in the background for a large portion of the story. Prudence Penderhaus is a wonderful name! I loved it from the get go. Her change in life started a rollercoaster of events....some good and others bad. I saw her growth, strength and fearlessness as the story rolled along. I w ...more
Laura Furuta
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
17 Marigold Lane (Prudence Penderhaus Book 1)
By: R.M. Gilmore
5 out of 5 stars

The story 17 Marigold Lane (Prudence Penderhaus Book 1) by R.M. Gilmore is a YA/coming of age book. It is a story that grabs your attention from the very beginning, and I found myself not wanting to put it down until I had finished the final page. I loved reading about the character of Prudence Penderhaus. While some may think of her as a freak or weirdo, I found her to be independent and caring. She has a determination
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Kerry  carr
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a story about a young girl called Pru who has been diagnosed with a life changing illness that causes her to rethink life and be bold.

This bold move takes her to 17 Marigold Lane, the house everyone calls the spooky house. The rumours around the town is that vampires live there and coffins were in the living room.
However as Pru found out the reality was different from the truth. Instead of coffins Pru found a young man living there called Cassius.

Cassius is a strange boy with strange hab
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R.M. Gilmore is a paranormal and mystery/suspense writer and creator of the occult bestselling Dylan Hart series. She resides in the Pacific Northwest with her teenage minion, bearded man-child, and toys still in the box. With an awkward and incessant sense of humor, it is likely she will die laughing.

"Star-crossed lovers and dead things. It's what I do." - R.M. Gilmore

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