Synopses & Reviews
Right before the start of their freshman year, Emma's family unexpectedly moves to England. The book club is stunned, but thanks to videoconferencing, they can keep the club alive. They decide to tackle Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a particularly fitting choice. In England, Emma deals with a new queen bee, Annabelle, who makes her life miserable. And back home, Annabelle's cousins--who have swapped homes with the Hawthornes--whip the rest of the school into a frenzy. Cassidy clashes with moody Tristan, Concord's own version of Mr. Darcy, and everyone is taken with his younger brother Simon. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Desperate for life to get back to normal, the girls throw a bake sale to raise money and bring Emma home--and suddenly, they have a thriving business, Pies andamp; Prejudice. But when the plan they cook up falls short, will the book club ever all be together again?
Fans of the series will not be disappointed with this installment. With four effervescent heroines, several budding romances, an ambitious cooking venture, and a hefty pinch of drama, Pies
has instant teen appeal. . . . With interesting facts about Austen interspersed throughout, and a visit to relevant sites in England incorporated, this book makes an excellent introduction to one of the most masterful-and popular-writers of all time. Don’t be surprised if 12-year-olds start checking out Pride & Prejudice
after reading this teen-tailored adaptation."
-SLJ Sept 2010
Right before the start of freshman year, Emma’s family unexpectedly moves to England. The book club members are stunned—but thanks to videoconferencing, they can still keep the club alive, and they decide to tackle Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice . But without Emma—and with the family that is spending the year in her house—freshman year is turning into a disaster! So the girls try to bring Emma home by starting a bake sale, which becomes a thriving business: Pies and Prejudice. When the plan they cook up falls short, though, they are left wondering if their club will ever all be together again….
About the Author
Heather Vogel Frederick is the author of the popular Mother-Daughter Book Club series, as well as the highly acclaimed andlt;iandgt;The Voyage of Patience Goodspeedandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;The Education of Patience Goodspeedandlt;/iandgt;, and the Spy Mice series. She resides with her family in Portland, Oregon. Visit her at HeatherVogelFrederick.com.