In a town like Flintlock, Prudence Penderhaus was a freak. A weirdo. A loser of epic proportions.
That was until one word changed her life, and the town of Flintlock, forever.
When a moment of long-awaited courage brings her to the porch of the town-dubbed spook house, uncovering an odd boy no one knew existed is only the beginning.
My name is Prudence Penderhaus.
I’ve never done anything remarkable.
Never even bothered to look up.
Until the day I found out I was dying.
I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
I’ve read most of R.M. Gilmore’s books so 17 Marigold Lane was not exactly what I expected but it was amazing! I especially like the way she depicted Asperger syndrome in a realistic and relatable way.
I was hooked from the beginning. Poor Pru just found out that she has cancer and believes that she’s going to die. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, she decides to make the rest of her life count. Pru’s sudden bravery not only changes her life but the lives of many people in Flintlock, especially the family at 17 Marigold Lane.
17 Marigold Lane contains well-formed characters, hateful classmates, loyalty, hope, despair, mystery, and a few twists. What more could you want? It’s a book that’s difficult to put down, and I can’t wait to read the next book, 19 Marigold Lane.
“…one of the best portrayals of high functioning autism I’ve read in a long while if not ever.” – Shannon N., Triple A Book Blog and ASD mom
“What would you do if you found out you may die soon? Well, if you’re Prudence Penderhaus, you get brave.” – Tonya Allen, Abibliophobia Anonymous
“I couldn’t hug this story tight enough! 5 stars!” – T.L. Manning, author of the Six Feet High series, and Cursed series. ASD Mom of 15 years.
About the Author
R.M. Gilmore is a paranormal and mystery/suspense writer and creator of the bestselling occult series Dylan Hart Odyssey of the Occult.
R.M. resides in California with her family and a ton of pets. Choosing to behave ‘outside the box’, R.M. prefers to think and live freely without the constraints of social stigma or the ideals of literary rules. That being said, she truly is not your mother’s author.