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Home for the Holidays (The Mother-Daughter Book Club, #5) This Christmas Season, Join The Girls Of The Mother Daughter Book Club For A Variety Of Holiday Themed Adventures Becca, Megan, Emma, Cassidy And Jess Have Plenty Of Reading Material To Bring On Their Trips, Too, Because The Book Club Is Tackling The Betsy Tacy Series Before Their Next Meeting On New Year S Eve But Unfortunately, Nothing Goes Quite As Planned For Any Of The Girls On A Christmas Cruise With Their Families, Megan And Becca Fight Over The Dashing Son Of The Ship S Captain Cassidy And Her Family Fly Back To California To Visit Cassidy S Sister Courtney But When The West Coast Causes Homesickness For Their Former Life In Laguna Beach, The Family Begins To Question What State They Should Call Home And A Disastrous Sledding Accident Causes Both Emma And Jess To Completely Change Their Holiday Plans Between Squabbles, Injuries, And Blizzards, Everything Seems To Be Going Wrong Will The Girls Be Able To Find Their Holiday Spirit In Time For Christmas

[Download] ✤ Home for the Holidays (The Mother-Daughter Book Club, #5)  ➺ Heather Vogel Frederick – Buyphenergan500.us
  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • Home for the Holidays (The Mother-Daughter Book Club, #5)
  • Heather Vogel Frederick
  • English
  • 23 November 2019
  • 1442406852

    10 thoughts on “[Download] ✤ Home for the Holidays (The Mother-Daughter Book Club, #5) ➺ Heather Vogel Frederick – Buyphenergan500.us


  1. says:

    Home for the Holiday is the penultimate book in one of my favorite middle grade series, the Mother Daughter Book Club We ve been with these girls since they were eleven years old Now they re fifteen turning sixteen The book club goes on The club even grew from four daughters to five Now the girls consist of Emma, Cassie, Jess, Megan, and Becca.Each book in the series is set during a different year in the girls lives In a slight twist, Home for the Holidays took place during the first half Home for the Holiday is the penultimate book in one of my favorite middle grade series, the Mother Daughter Book Club We ve been with these girls since they were eleven years old Now they re fifteen turning sixteen The book club goes on The club even grew from four daughters to five Now the girls consist of Emma, Cassie, Jess, Megan, and Becca.Each book in the series is set during a different year in the girls lives In a slight twist, Home for the Holidays took place during the first half of the girls sopho year in high school The next book, I assume, will constitute the second half The book club is reading the Betsy Tacy books by Maud Hart Lovelace So wonderful These are some of my favorite books I am so happy that Ms Frederick is exposing a new generation of readers to these classic tween teen novels.The best part about Home for the Holidays is the addition of Becca s point of view The story alternates from each girl s point of view Until now, Becca was the only member of the club excluded I assume this is because she was a later addition to the club and also tends to be a popular mean girl Now we have the opportunity to understand her better Becca is sassy and somewhat mean, even in her internal chatter, but her good heart and general good intentions areclear when seeing the world through her eyes Becca is arguably the main character of this novel, since the main although not the only crisis plot point that her father lost his job involves her As usual, the book s plot very loosely follows the trajectory of the book club s chosen novel, or novels in this case Much like Betsy and her Crowd, there is great emphasis on friendship, having fun, and boys Influenced by Betsy In Spite Of Herself, the characters all travel over Christmas This is where the problems start Fighting, fighting, fighting Ms Frederick always does a good job of assigning flaws to otherwise likeable characters The alternating points of view make the arguments eveninteresting and frustrating since the reader knows what each character is thinking but the characters suffer from mistaken impressions or say things that we know they internally regret Home for the Holidays is another fun installment of the Mother Daughter Book Club While I wanted to knock the girls heads together occasionally and get them to stop fighting, mostly the book is pure reading pleasure I loved the incorporation of the Betsy Tacy series I continue to admire Ms Frederick for using 16 year old girls as the main characters in a middle grade series, making their lives realistic of the many teens who lead fairly tame, clean lives without alienating either older or younger readers.Rating 4 5


  2. says:

    BEST BOOK EVER I am curled up with my Betsy Tacy Afghan and a box of tissues Not because the book is sad Because I am so happy And a dork, but what can you do Summary Loved it Loved all the BT references Technically, by adding the 5th girl, I found it harder to follow which girl was narrating each chapter It would have been helpful to have the narrator s name on the top or bottom of each page, so an easy glance would remind you if Emma or Cassidy or whomever was talking Also, addin BEST BOOK EVER I am curled up with my Betsy Tacy Afghan and a box of tissues Not because the book is sad Because I am so happy And a dork, but what can you do Summary Loved it Loved all the BT references Technically, by adding the 5th girl, I found it harder to follow which girl was narrating each chapter It would have been helpful to have the narrator s name on the top or bottom of each page, so an easy glance would remind you if Emma or Cassidy or whomever was talking Also, adding Becca s voice meant less of the other 4 girls voices So I felt less connected with their thoughts and feelings, than at the end of other books And there were so many new characters in California and New Hampshire that I could have used a character road map So it was slightlyconfusing overall, but still a sweet, warm book worth millions of re reads and perfect for gift giving


  3. says:

    I love this book I love the romance between Darcy and Jess, and between Emma and Stewart, and even between Cassidy and Zach I love the Holiday spirit, from the tears of joy, and the cry of laughter I also love that Becca now has her own chapter in the book, and I love that they have now transformed Pies Prejudice into a real cafe This book is one of those feel good books that never gets old Long live the Mother Daughter Book Club


  4. says:

    Warning This review contains spoilers While all the books of this series have involved boys to some extent, this book seemed to veer away from the coming of age gestalt that characterized earlier books andtowards chick lit There was just an awful lot about boys in this book, what with Jess and Emma having boyfriends, Cassidy finally being interested in boys, and Becca and Megan fighting over a boy Of course, this being the fifth book in the series, I m already invested in t Warning This review contains spoilers While all the books of this series have involved boys to some extent, this book seemed to veer away from the coming of age gestalt that characterized earlier books andtowards chick lit There was just an awful lot about boys in this book, what with Jess and Emma having boyfriends, Cassidy finally being interested in boys, and Becca and Megan fighting over a boy Of course, this being the fifth book in the series, I m already invested in the characters, so it wasn t hard to keep reading, even when I felt disappointed I really liked that Becca finally got her own chapters in this book She s a complex character, and I surprise myself when I say that she s probably my second favorite character after Cassidy, who matured a lot in this book Mrs Chadwick continued to float around the edge of the friendship circle I really disliked that she was still being portrayed as being petty and jealous Frankly, in my opinion, she was the only one keeping it real If all my friends were constantly gushing over another friend who was just the perfect cross between Heidi Klum and Martha Stewart, I d probably spend a lot of my time rolling my eyes, too And, in a group of well educated middle to upper class suburbanites, Mrs Chadwick was the only person to question the prudence of a college sopho getting engaged In all the books so far, the girls crushes didn t always work out, but any romance angles had happily ever after endings In this installment, I liked that one of the girls was finally unlucky in love Yes, it was a shame, but it was also arealistic portrayal of teenage romance, and anyway, I didn t think she deserved him anyway Unfortunately, the true to life pull yourself together after a break up lesson didn t really fly because apparently, the whole time, she was just waiting by the phone to be at the beck and call of the boy, in case he changed his mind The book had a chance to show young female readers how one could handle a break up in a healthy, self respecting, and empowered way but then it blew it Though Becca didn t go through an actual break up, her pragmatic move on attitude was muchadmirable This book definitely hadconflicts than previous books in the series, and I liked that even though everyone traveled over the holidays, no one had the kind of amazing, over the top, perfect in every way experience that was so common in earlier books This time around, the girls really fought, and we finally saw the rocky side of friendships As I said before, I think Cassidy is now my favorite character initially I preferred Emma , and I liked how in this book, she kind of stayed above the fray of the fighting I liked, too, that Cassidy was fully aware that she didn t have a BFF the way Jess and Emma were best friends, or Megan and Becca, but she was okay with that I m sure there are plenty of young readers who would identify with that part of Cassidy So, overall, while I liked the character development of Becca and Cassidy, I wasn t too fond of Megan s character, and all the conflicts were just too boy centered for my tastes Admittedly, though, I m sure most 15 year old girls do spend most of their time obsessing over boys, and I m glad that this book did drive home the best friends before boyfriends message


  5. says:

    I really wanted to like this a lot, but it didn t really do it for me At first, I couldn t understand why I didn t like it , because all the references and things the characters loved I love Skating, England, Jane Austen and, of course, all things Betsy Tacy I boiled it down to two major objections First, the voice of each character sounded exactly alike I had to check who was narrating each chapter multiple times and that was annoying It s not enough to just have one character who s I really wanted to like this a lot, but it didn t really do it for me At first, I couldn t understand why I didn t like it , because all the references and things the characters loved I love Skating, England, Jane Austen and, of course, all things Betsy Tacy I boiled it down to two major objections First, the voice of each character sounded exactly alike I had to check who was narrating each chapter multiple times and that was annoying It s not enough to just have one character who s the athletic one and one who likes writing and one who likes shopping They all seemed like the same person The second major flaw was the big mystery was so lame I guessed it in a second Usually, I m gullible and let the author take me wherever, but this was too easy and it certainly wasn t enough to carry the whole book I gave it three stars for referencing all the things I love


  6. says:

    Great fun to see the five heroines and their families of this series reading Betsy Tacy While it was difficult at times to distinguish between the characters, the author s love of her craft and her appreciation of Maud Hart Lovelace made this book a delight to read.


  7. says:

    Original read dates April 15th, 20124 15 12 Once again, the girls of the Mother Daughter Book Club astound me I read this book in one sitting and it was pure enjoyment My one problem with this book is that it wasn t as good as the previous and I felt it was kind of pushed by her publisher Definitely not as purely awesome Also, the plot is now predictable After all these books, I saw the Secret Santa mix up from the start These are really my only complaints Besides this, this book was ju Original read dates April 15th, 20124 15 12 Once again, the girls of the Mother Daughter Book Club astound me I read this book in one sitting and it was pure enjoyment My one problem with this book is that it wasn t as good as the previous and I felt it was kind of pushed by her publisher Definitely not as purely awesome Also, the plot is now predictable After all these books, I saw the Secret Santa mix up from the start These are really my only complaints Besides this, this book was just great Heather never disappoints I hope that the next one is better Nothing really that I loved or just need to talk about The book wasn t that exceptional, and I am sort of dissapointed But you really can t hate this series It s just still so darn good and lovable Psst, I m going to Boston this summer so maybe I can go to Concord and see all the things that the girls rave about I ll pretend that I can just walk into Pies and Prejudice and it ll be awesome I can t wait UPDATE 8 14 13 REREAD As my second read through, I will say that the first time I read this book, I was right about it I feel evenstrongly now that Mrs Frederick s publisher pushed her to get this book out in time for the holidays, because it would rack up lots of money during the holidays For one thing, there was no clever pun in the title that related to the book series they were reading, and the book only followed Thanksgiving through New Year s I found myself thinking, at the start of each chapter, that a lot of time had passed, but it was only the next day, because the period of time she was covering in the book was so much smaller Sure, we got ain depth look into each day, but I preferred it better in the overall August to August format I think Mrs Frederick also could have done the Betsy Tacy series justice if she had done a whole year book I felt like the Betsy Tacy series didn t get its rightful, full book At the end of the last book, she said that she hoped she had done Pride and Prejudice justice, but that was up to her readers to decide I noticed no mention of that this time I am seriously disappointed in Mrs Frederick It s not an absolutely awful book, but it is definitely my least favorite Here s a rant about Becca, but I kind of wish her perspective hadn t been added I bet she ll probably have a viewpoint in the next book, which is unfortunate I mean, she s like, Mankato, Minnesota is not exactly at the top of my list of dream spring break destinations As Gigi and Megan say, I would KILL to be able to go to Deep Valley And to have a grandma like hers who loves the Betsy Tacy series I don t know anyone in real life who does If I got a coupon in my stocking that said GOOD FOR ONE SPRING BREAK TRIP TO DEEP VALLEY , I would keel over.There s so much squabbling in this book I seriously think she needed a plot for this last minute book which she wrote much quicker than she wrote all of her other, higher quality books , so she just decided to have them have a ton of arguments It was really petty, and stupid, and Jonas was just a random character thrown in there for like two chapters of the book One thing that was nice about this book was that there were never random characters Every character was usually there for a long time This Jonas kid was just some random guy thrown in for a while It was kinda weak And the same with Philippe And Brody, no development He s seriously like a Ken doll that s about how much you know about him.It was cute to see the girls different relationships develop besides Megan and Becca , and seeing view spoiler Cassidy finally kiss Zach hide spoiler was totally worth it.I liked the Betsy Tacy references in this book, but they felt crammed in I still wish they had beenstretched out However, the Betsy Tacy quotes throughout the book really fit what was going on, which was nice But Betsy, Tacy, and the Crowd are so thoroughly modern that way, it would be anyways.I hope that the bad quality of this book was a one time thing for the holidays and that the sixth book isn t this disappointing crosses fingers I m starting it right now, and it s the longest book in the series, so we ll see I just think she could have done the Betsy Tacy series justice, and gone on to maybe expand into the companion novels All of the girls could have read all of the books, and the companion novels, if she had only done a full year book And they still could have included the holidays in some part of the book because it does cover the holiday time during the year books Another thing I don t get it says that they will read something else for the second half of their book club year, but then the next book picks up a year and a half later, when they re seniors What happened in all the time in between I m already getting a bad feeling about this next bookeach book would cover year to year Not skipping a few at the end so she can end it If she only wanted 6 books she should have started it when they were in 7th grade Sorry for this rant y review, but I am just a disappointed fan I wantedthe Betsy Tacy series to be done right And for the fifth book to be as good as the fourth I was really excited when this one came out because I didn t have to wait as long, but now I realize the quality went downhill


  8. says:

    MAYBE Anne is reading it This is a sold 3 1 2 star book I didn t LOVE it I probably wouldn t put it into my daughter s handsbut I enjoyed it Let s start with what I liked about it It s set in New England at Thanksgiving Christmas New Years For someone who reads books because of where they are set and when they take place, it really doesn t get much better than that It reads like a Babysitter s Club Horse Club book and took me right back to the types of books that I flew through whe MAYBE Anne is reading it This is a sold 3 1 2 star book I didn t LOVE it I probably wouldn t put it into my daughter s handsbut I enjoyed it Let s start with what I liked about it It s set in New England at Thanksgiving Christmas New Years For someone who reads books because of where they are set and when they take place, it really doesn t get much better than that It reads like a Babysitter s Club Horse Club book and took me right back to the types of books that I flew through when I was really young The bookclub themeThe fun facts and fun facts to go that the librarian Mom prepared for everyone What s NOT to love This section made me want to read the entire series and the books mentioned in each one The small section on Hanukkah and sufganiyot it was like two pages worth For whatever reason, I ve been really interested in learningabout the what s and why s of Hanukkah this year Sufganiyot keep coming up EVERYWHERE I AM going to learn to make them The scenes that take place at the Eidleweiss Inn I wouldn t mind a reservation there The way the bookclub members all think back over the last five yearsI ve been doing the same thing and can t help but think that 2016 really will be the beginning of a new chapter and a new stage of life The one girl whose name I m SPACING right now who loves writing It s no surprise to me that I related to her the most or that I was totally in love with the fact that her dad saw to it that one new book got added to her writing shelf each year What I didn t like The whole teenage drama thing Frederick captures it PERFECTLY, but I didn t like it when I was a teenage girl and I don t like reading about it either It s one of those things that IS out there, but I firmly believe that it doesn t have to be As far as I m concerned, the less it s encouraged and tolerated, the less it will be flourishing in the lives of our daughters The teen dating sceneReally They re all of 15 No teenager s parents should allow or encourage this kind of behaviorAnd with older boys I can still remember when one of my friends was banned from hanging out with an older boy by her parents because he was too old and she came to thank her parents for their decision later on There ya have it One book that I got from the CHILDREN S section of the library and ALLLL of my thoughts about it NowHave YOU heard of or read the Betsy Tacy series that serves as the bookclubbers read throughout the course of this book


  9. says:

    Emma, Jess, Cassidy, Megan, Becca and their mothers are all back for a new season of the Mother Daughter book club This season the girls and their mothers will be reading the Betsy Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace Since they will all be in different places for the Holidays they decide that they will celebrate together on New Year s Eve.The girls have picked names among themselves to be Secret Santa to As each girl opens their gifts each day they are disappointed in their Secret Santa It see Emma, Jess, Cassidy, Megan, Becca and their mothers are all back for a new season of the Mother Daughter book club This season the girls and their mothers will be reading the Betsy Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace Since they will all be in different places for the Holidays they decide that they will celebrate together on New Year s Eve.The girls have picked names among themselves to be Secret Santa to As each girl opens their gifts each day they are disappointed in their Secret Santa It seems that their Secret Santa does not know them at all When the big reveal on New Year s Eve comes around tempers are right under the surface.Becca and her family spend Christmas on a cruise with Megan and her family Becca s family has a secret that they do not want to share with anyone until after the Holidays Becca can only think of how this secret affects her.Megan s boyfriend has just broken up with her over email She is heart broken, but when she meets Phillipe the captains son she thinks that maybe life will go on.Jess is disappointed as she was going to spend the holidays in Switzerland An unfortunate accident keeps her in the States When her aunt and uncle invite her family to come to their hotel in New Hampshire they decide to go there.Emma is invited to go with Jess and her family Her parents let her go, but she finds that it is not as fun as she thought it would be to be away from her family during The Holiday.Cassidy and her family go out to California Her step father Stanley has a job offer that could take them back to California where they lived before moving to Concord Cassidy had longed to go back to California, but now she has established her home in Concord and is not sure that she want to move again.Through all of the bumps and trials the girls family and friendships stand the tests of time I absolutely love The Mother Daughter book Club series and recommend it as a great read for young girls My daughter is 19 and when we got this new book in the mail she was so excited She wanted to read it before I got to it, but was gracious enough to allow me first dibs This 5th book was just as good as the 1st and I m looking forward to future books in the series


  10. says:

    This, the 5th installment of The Mother Daughter Book Club series, covers the fall winter of the girls sopho year in high school.This time part time mean girl Becca Chadwick lends her narrative to the story Yes, this girl is a snot But WHY is she a snot WHY does she act the way she does Through her own voice we are given another dimension to the Mother Daughter Book Club experience.The book club selection this time around is the Betsy Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace This is pret This, the 5th installment of The Mother Daughter Book Club series, covers the fall winter of the girls sopho year in high school.This time part time mean girl Becca Chadwick lends her narrative to the story Yes, this girl is a snot But WHY is she a snot WHY does she act the way she does Through her own voice we are given another dimension to the Mother Daughter Book Club experience.The book club selection this time around is the Betsy Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace This is pretty much the first time I have heard of these books outside of a minute long conversation whereby they are mentioned in the movie You ve Got Mail This is surprising to me because they are considered classics in children s literature and have been around since the 40 s How can I not have read them Again, Heather Vogel Frederick does a fantastic job of interweaving references from the book club selection into conversations her characters are having She also echos things that are going on within the book being read in the girls own lives, showing the relevance of classic stories in the lives of modern girls.And, yet again, after reading another installment in this series I am moved to go out and read or re read the book club selection myself.3 15 2012 Wow I am loving the Betsy Tacy books I m on book 5 now and plan to finish the series Props to H.V.F for introducing this series to a whole new generation of readers

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