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The Long-Lost Home (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #6)

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For fans of Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events and Trenton Lee Stewart's Mysterious Benedict Society, here comes the final book in the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, the acclaimed and hilarious Victorian mystery series by Maryrose Wood.

Unhappy Penelope Lumley is trapped in unhappy Plinkst! Even the beets for which Plinkst is inexplicably famous fail to g
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published June 19th 2018 by Balzer + Bray
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Esther well apparently the date has changed again because it says June of 2018 now on Amazon. I AM DYING. I CAN'T WAIT THAT LONG.
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Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
"It is a strange feeling, to meet people who make such a vivid impression, and then not know how things turn out for them."

This final volume gets off to a sad start as we find our dear Miss Lumley incarcerated dwelling at the Babushkinov's Failing Beet Plantation in Plinkst. Her three horrid charges are more interested in kicking one another than learning anything about geography from the wretched potato globe Miss Lumley has been forced to improvise.

Meanwhile, back at Ashton Place, the Incorrig
Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
I had a really hard time deciding what rating to give this book. It was hard, because it's the last book - but I'm not sure if it's the best...because I really liked the fifth, it was full of intrigue even if the ending was sad.

But this one has a really good ending, so what can I say. That's why I'm giving the book 3.5 stars (rounding up to four).

I think the thing I most enjoyed about this book was Simon and Penelope - but I also enjoyed Mrs. Penworthy. She was a fun, new character.
I also though
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
I was devastated to learn that Katherine Kellgren had passed away. Her narration of the first five books was true art. The new narrator did a good job, but it was impossible not to compare and wish for Kellgren's voice back. The acknowledgments and dedication at the end of the book made me sob.

As for the book itself, I felt it wrapped the series up nicely. Lots of deus ex machina (convenient coincidences and happenstance), which is typical of middle grade. I think most readers of these books ha
Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it

I admit that I was a bit grumpy for a large part of this book, because I wanted my long-awaited ANSWERS and instead Wood spends more than half the book dealing with the cliffhanger from book 5. This was all objectively very entertaining, and when I reread it, I will inevitably like it much more, but I was impatient this go-round! But once things start to come together, I was on the edge of my seat, and was definitely satisfied with how things wrapped up (e
Theresa Farrell Tankersley
She pulled it off!

A very exciting and satisfying ending to this six book series. The adventure continues! How will it end? You'll have to read it to find out!
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Miss Penelope is my hero. I absolutely love her character, as well as many, if not all, of the wonderful people you get to meet in this book. From the Incorrigibles (of course!), to Simawoo, to Mrs. Clarke, to Old Timothy, and even to Lord and Lady Ashton, whose character arcs are a wonderful addition to the story, every one of Wood's collection of characters is interesting and fun to read about. The author also includes so many witty lines and humorous interjections that even the "slower" parts ...more
Jul 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: juvenile-fiction
I thought this was a satisfying conclusion to one of our favorite series. Like all the other books this one had so many great sayings and funny moments, and we get all the answers...well, most of them.

As for the audiobook--What a huge loss with the passing of Katherine Kellgren. She is still my favorite audiobook narrator. There was no way anyone could live up to her voice and I did go into listening with an open mind, but it really just did not work for me. What a disappointement! I realize th
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books, library
i wish i hadn't discovered this series until, like, right now. i read the first 5 over a year ago and my memory is awful. i remembered a few things, but another reason i like to read series as close together as possible is because i am more invested that way. otherwise i lose interest even though it's not the book's fault. but, no matter, this was an easy read and soon enough i remembered most of what needed to be remembered. i will say, it didn't seem to flow as easily as the previous ones, or ...more
Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
It was bittersweet finishing this book, knowing it was the last installment to this amazing series. I read the first book when I was a kid, and every one that followed. The Long-Lost Home was an overall great ending to the series, and I'd love nothing more than a sequel, LOL! (view spoiler) Thank you Maryrose Wood for writing such an adventurous tale that brought these beloved characters t ...more
Jun 28, 2018 rated it liked it
A fine ending, everything explained, if with a little too much luck.
Other qualms:
-the cliffhanger of the last book took too long to reside, it seems like the author was fishing for a way that Penelope could (view spoiler)
-Penelope needs to take a hint with Simon. Maybe because it's middle grade, so it can't be overly romantic
-Similar problem with the lack of death, can't be overt or by hand of protagonist because it's middle grade but it
Beth Anne
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, read-aloud
So sad to see this series end because over the last few years it has been our family’s absolute favorite readaloud. I made sure to do all the voices when I read this to the kids because we just love the audiobooks, and are saddened by the death of the narrator for the first 5 books. So many parts of this book were beautiful and pulled together parts from the last 5 books, and yet it was bittersweet too. I wouldn’t call it my favorite end to a series, but I thought it was consistent, well written ...more
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
A good ending to the series, with lots of travel and adventure. I loved this series (there are probably at least 10 "pithy" sayings I nee to stitch on pillows) and waited a long time for this final volume.

The ending was maybe a smidge pat, and a few of the long narrator tangents were a little TOO long for me, but overall it was just a lot of fun. I love the way the characters develop over the course of the series - not just the kids, but the supporting characters such as Lord and Lady Ashton to
Lady Susan
A satisfying end to a wonderful series. I was so sad to hear that the narrator for the previous 5 books passed away. However the new narrator did a fabulous job, and I found this one to be equally enjoyable of a listen. I am a bit sad that I have reached the end of this wonderful series. It was a great one to enjoy with the whole family.
Jul 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: middle-grade, fantasy
It's a good end to the series, tying up most if not all of the loose ends and answering most if not all of the questions, enough to be satisfying while not spelling out every little thing. As a series, I still feel like it could have been four or five books instead of six, with the middle books dragging without much forward momentum. But as a whole, it's a fun series.
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Love these books and this finale did not disappoint. So sad that our narrator had to change, because I adore Kathryn Kjellgren’s reading style, but I think these books are so incredibly clever and I will miss those woof babies.
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic way to wrap up all the loose question strands! Fun plot twists and most excellent denouement!
Ella Caitlyn Mao
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is awesome! Probably my favourite in the series! Previously my favourite was The Hidden Gallery, not anymore!
This is a thrilling and sweet book and very well done end to the series!
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This is a great conclusion to the series and a great wrap up of the remaining mysteries. A wonderful ending.
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Everyone should read these books. They are wonderful.
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading the end to this series after the cliff hanger ending of the last book.
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A lovely conclusion to the series. These books have a little of the style of Lemony Snicket, but much less snarky.
Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a delightful, rollicking final installment to this wonderful middle-grade series.
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Best middle grade kids series! Love all of the characters and the sly humor!
Michelle Ovalle
Jul 08, 2018 rated it liked it
This book took forever to come out. I had forgotten major plot points and characters, but the author did a good job of recapping throughout the story.

The series ended the way I wanted.
Jul 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: middle-grades
Wood wraps up all the loose ends in this final book of the six.
I only gave it three stars as I thought it was a little long and slow moving at times.
Jane  Gypsy
Jul 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Way more tangents and much less plot than the previous installments. A nice finish to the series if not as well fleshed out and refined as it should/could be.
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
An excellent ending to an excellent series.

According to my 9-year-old (with whom I concur):
Book 6: 5 stars
Series: 4.5 stars (which is also -- conveniently -- the average of our ratings for the 6 books)

Months waited for this final book: 13 (although people who read the series from the beginning had to wait closer to 38 months between books 5 and 6)

Questions left unanswered: 0

Happy endings: roughly 2 dozen, although I keep thinking of other characters who essentially got their HEA (even (view spoiler)
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THE LONG-LOST HOME is finally here! Book 6 in the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series is available in hardcover, anywhere you like to buy books. Ebook and audiobook formats are also available.

Thank you for taking this wonderful journey with me. Penelope, the Incorrigible children, Simon, Lord and Lady Ashton, Mrs. Clarke and all the rest (including Nutsawoo!) are like members of the fami
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