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August 10, 2015

The Mysterious Howling

The Incorrigible ChildrenThe Mysterious Howling: The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place (Book 1)

By: Maryrose Wood

Ashton Place, the country home of Lord Frederick and Lady Constance, is hiding at least one secret. Three young charges have moved in, having been found living wild on the land.  Alexander, Cassiopeia, and Beowulf still possess some rather odd traits- barking, biting and chasing squirrels being some of the oddest! Hoping to teach these youngsters the best of Victorian manners, Lady Constance demands that a governess be hired. Miss Penelope Lumley, teenage graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, is thrilled to accept the generous offer. Penelope, ever the dedicated instructor, begins lessons at once. Will learning Latin conjugations and table manners be enough to civilize these wild children? And why is Lord Frederick so intent on keeping them a secret?

This series opener is fun, witty and full of unexpected surprises. The audiobook version, narrated by Katherine Kellgren, makes the story come to life. A perfect read & listen for families.

Review By: Molly Mrozowski