The final installment in Maryrose Wood's series, The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, is The Long-Lost Home. It was published in June of 2018, but it was one of the longest books (for me) to finish. I had grown rather attached to Miss Lumley, the Incorrigibles, Simon, and the whole cast of characters in the world Maryrose Wood and Katherine Kellgren built together through the years. I could not wait to hear the end of the tale, but I didn't want it to end either.
If you don't keep tabs on audiobook news, you might not know that the publishers didn't change narrators on a whim for book six. The amazing Katherine Kellgren passed away in January of 2018. Fiona Hardingham stepped in to take over the final book. Hardingham's version has been praised and the book is an Audies 2019 finalist this year!
For me, this is one of the few audiobooks I could not finish. I started listening at the end of summer and cried every time I tried to listen to The Long-Lost Home. I switched to the hardcover to keep my tears at bay and finished the book at the end of the year.
It's a great book and a fantastic series. This is a series I always love to share with anyone and everyone. I can't give a review of audiobook version because Hardingham is not Kellgren and I miss Ms. Kellgren so much. Perhaps I'll be able to pick up this audiobook in future, but for now, I'm grieving.
Enjoy this interview with Maryrose Wood from AudioFile.