Synopses & Reviews
Formerly titled Colonial Madness, a mother-daughter duo take part in a bizarre family challenge in hopes of winning a fortune in this light, fun read (Booklist) that s Gilmore Girls meets The Westing Game
Tori Porter is best friends with her mom, and most of the time it s awesome. Not many girls have a mom who d take them to a graveyard for hide-and-seek or fill the bathtub with ice cream for the world s biggest sundae. But as much as Tori loves having fun, she sometimes wishes her mom would act a little more her age. Like now.
Thanks to her mom s poor financial planning, they are in danger of losing their business and their home. But an unusual opportunity arises in the form of a bizarre contest run by an eccentric relative: Whoever can survive two weeks in the Archibald Family s colonial manor will inherit the property. The catch? Contestants have to live as in colonial times: no modern conveniences, no outside help, and daily tests of their abilities to survive challenges of the time period.
Tori thinks it s the perfect answer to their debt problems, but she and her mom aren t the only ones interested. The other family members seem to be much more prepared for the two weeks on the manor and it doesn t help that Mom doesn t seem to be taking the contest seriously. Do they stand a chance?"