The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The popularity of this series gives me hope that maybe readers will read (and enjoy) some of the books I enjoyed as a child, books like Enright's Saturday's series, because the pacing is similar and there's a decided lack of fantasy, wizards or princesses. Having said that, from an adult point of view, there's a slightly moral tone and resolution that bothered me; there's nothing wrong with them, per se, but I did feel as though the plot was a bit too predictable.
ARC provided by publisher.