Sundays in Bed With…How the Penguins Saved Veronica

The Sundays in Bed With… meme, hosted by Midnight Book Girl, dares to ask what book has been in your bed this morning. Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed, or which book you wish you had time to read today! 

How the Penguins Saved Veronica

This is part of my August TBR and is one I need to read and give back to a family member by this weekend. I’m about half way through and enjoying it. It’s not something I’d typically pick up for myself. But at the same time it’s also nice to read in a different genre every now and then. I remember seeing this book floating around on book Twitter when I first joined and it’s been on my TBR a while. I love how curmudgeonly the main character is, yet at the same time she’s very self aware about it.

About the Book

Author: Hazel Prior
Series: None
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Berkley Books
Publish Date: June 16, 2020
Print Length: 368

A curmudgeonly but charming old woman, her estranged grandson, and a colony of penguins proves it’s never too late to be the person you want to be in this rich, heartwarming story from the acclaimed author of Ellie and the Harpmaker.

Eighty-five-year-old Veronica McCreedy is estranged from her family and wants to find a worthwhile cause to leave her fortune to. When she sees a documentary about penguins being studied in Antarctica, she tells the scientists she’s coming to visit–and won’t take no for an answer. Shortly after arriving, she convinces the reluctant team to rescue an orphaned baby penguin. He becomes part of life at the base, and Veronica’s closed heart starts to open.

Her grandson, Patrick, comes to Antarctica to make one last attempt to get to know his grandmother. Together, Veronica, Patrick, and even the scientists learn what family, love, and connection are all about.

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