• Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery

  • Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Virtue, Book 2
  • By: Ally Carter
  • Narrated by: Laura Knight Keating
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Five orphans. Two sword-wielding vigilantes. One mansion. No rules.

April thought she had her happy ending. After all, she has her new house and new friends and new guardian. But she also has a very big new secret.

The kids of Winterborne House are the only ones who know that Gabriel Winterborne - famous billionaire and terrible cook - is really a sword-wielding vigilante.

What they don’t know is that he’s not the only one.

When a masked figure breaks in, looking for something - or someone - it’s clear that Gabriel has met his match, and now no one is safe. April and her friends will have to solve a decades-old mystery in order to hang on to the most important thing in the world: each other.    

©2021 Ally Carter (P)2021 Recorded Books

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Good mystery for young readers

We read the two Winterborne books with our daughter when she was still 6. Got them from the library after learning she loved mysteries through Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew series and an audible book about the mystery of the silver buttons. She LOVED both Winterborne books, so I got them on audible so she could listen to them at night to fall asleep. We’ve had them on here for a while now. She loves them and requests them more than any other audible book. There’s some talk of blood and I think I recall some unsavory language and behaviors as well, but if you’re good at communicating with your children about that and what you expect from them regardless of fictional characters in a story, you should be fine with 6-12yo kids listening to this story. My nephew who just turned 7 was scared of this one because they talk about someone covered in blood in one part. So as long as you know your audience and know what genre they’re into, it should be fine.

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I loved it!

This is book 2 of the Winterborne Home series to be read in order. Full of family, adventure and mystery this is a great series for both children and adults. Yes, I’m an adult, loved it and hope there will be more books in this series.

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Love this series!

I really enjoy Ally Carter books and the Winterborne books do not disappoint. I liked the 1st one, but this one is even better. April’s complicated relationships with all the adults in her life are skillfully drafted. I absolutely love this series.

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Perfect for kids and adults

This is an action-packed, emotional book geared toward readers aged 8-12, but it’s perfect for both children and adults. I absolutely loved it. There’s hidden passages, secret islands, sword-fights, mystery, teamwork, hope, and utter mayhem. It’s the second book of a series, and while I definitely recommend reading the first book, Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor, it’s not a requirement.

April is one of five orphans taken under the guardianship of the Winterborne Foundation and moved into the legendary mansion grounds by the sea. With a butler running the house and a caregiver managing the children’s educations and the finances, everything is perfect. Until the long lost heir returns and takes over.

The children love him, but Gabriel Winterborne has no idea how to run a household, educate children, or do any of the other things required by the department of child services. He also disappears, leaving five children unattended when their case manager shows up. April’s new family may be torn apart right when she’s finally find a real home. Can they evade child services, locate Gabriel, and contain the chaos before they lose everything they love?

Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery is a delightful book, just like the first book of the series, and I’d love to see it turned into a movie or tv series. I hope there are more books to come.

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Lovely!

Lots of unexpected things, adventures and fights all go down 10 out of 10 would recommend to 9-12 year olds!