It's all her fault that I picked up this book.
It is not her fault that I only purchased the first book in the series. But I didn't KNOW that the book involves a cliff hanger and that you MUST read on if you wanted to know anything else. And I don't know when I can get to my local used book store next. And OH the AGONY of WAITING! (Have I ever mentioned that I'm not a very patient person?)
If you have not yet heard of this series and don't know the story, let me pass the enthusiasm along, if I may. The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book I: The Mysterious Howling has us meeting Miss Penelope Lumley, a recent graduate from the Swanburne-Academy of Poor Bright Females. No one knows where Lumley came from and she, herself, is unaware of her past. She only knows that she is grateful to have been placed at Swanburne.
One day she receives a job offers as a governess and, being that she has no family and no place to call home, she is sent out from Swanburne to Ashton Place, the home of Lord Fredrick Ashton and his new bride, Lady Constance. Lord Ashton likes to hunt and he found something rather unusual on one of his excursions - three small children. These children were raised by a pack of wolves and Lumley has been hired on to teach them how to be human and to know their Latin and Greek and all such important things. This is about all I can say of the plot without spoiling things considerably.
Who are these kids? Why did they live in the wolves? Where are their parents? What shall be their future? Apparently I must get my hands on a copy of Book 2 post haste in order to come to a greater understanding!
I'm hooked. And I'm here to tell you so. Care to join me in my agony of suspense? It's a curious tale told by Maryrose Wood. She has a lovely sense of irony in her writing which makes the book positively amusing as well as spell-binding. On the heels of reading The Jungle Books, I can note a certain degree of similarities, but the telling of this tale is unique enough to be enthralling. I'm going to annoy you with any further positive adjectives so I'll leave it at that. Get a copy! Join me on this quest to find out more about these incorrigibles.
Thank you, Barbara? I think?