The Brewster Triplets Series
Book 1: Revenge of the Flower Girls
One bride. Two guys. Three flower girls who won’t forever hold their peace. What could go wrong with this wedding? Everything!
The Brewster triplets — Dawn, Darby, and Delaney — would usually spend their summer eating ice cream, playing with their dog, and reading about the United States presidents. But this year they’re stuck helping their big sister, Lily, plan her wedding. Lily used to date Alex, who was fun and nice and played trivia games with the triplets, and no one’s quite sure why they broke up. Burton, Lily’s groom-to-be, is not nice or fun, and he looks like an armadillo.
The triplets can’t stand to see Lily marry someone who’s completely wrong for her, so it’s up to them to stop the wedding before anyone says “I do”! The flower girls will stop at nothing to delay Lily’s big day, but will sprinklers, a photo slideshow, a muddy dog, and some unexpected allies be enough to prevent their big sister — and the whole Brewster family — from living unhappily ever after?
240 pages, Ages 8 and up, June 2014, Scholastic Press
Jennifer says . . .
When we love someone and we think that person is in trouble, we will go to desperate measures to help them. Anything from lying, to spying, to possibly even putting ourselves in danger or breaking the law. Revenge of the Flower Girls is about going to such lengths – multiplied by three.
I have done extreme and embarrassing things in order to protect my kids, but I’ve never created disasters like the Brewster triplets. While it’s noble to care about someone so much that you are willing to take risks, things might not be as clear-cut as we think. We have to ask ourselves – is this what is best for them, or is it what we want for them? Because sometimes those things are the same, and sometimes they are very different.
Book 2: Revenge of the Angels
The Triplets Will Show Everyone!
The Brewster triplets are back! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but Dawn, Darby, and Delaney are facing nothing but disappointment. First, they’ve been told they won’t be getting the presents they had their hearts set on. Then, even after practicing looking wise and stroking long invisible beards, they end up not getting cast as the Three Wise Men in the annual pageant. Instead they are handed halos and wings and told they will be angels. They do not want to be angels!
When someone steals a priceless Santa doll from their favorite neighbor, it’s the last straw. It’s time to make some peace on earth and good will toward men and women – even if they have to resort to a little mayhem to achieve it. Can they protect their neighborhood, find the Santa-napper, finish their present shopping, and overcome their many disappointments? Or is their holiday spirit gone for good?
256 pages, Ages 8 and up, September, 2015, Scholastic Press
Jennifer says . . .
The holidays are supposed to be magical – right? Good food, presents, and … no school! But it’s also a stressful time. As we get older, we start to feel the pressure of shopping, baking, arranging schedules, and other responsibilities. The gifts we want are bigger and more complicated, and less likely to fit in a box.
Eventually, we grow wiser and we realize the holidays aren’t about stuff, but about people. They’re about spreading love to those who are dear to us and reaching out to those in need. They’re a reminder of how we should behave throughout the year.
Book 3: Revenge of the Happy Campers
Mother Nature Meets Sister Nature
Dawn, Darby, and Delaney Brewster are always up for an adventure, whether it’s ruining a wedding (for good reasons!) or turning a Christmas pageant tradition on its head. But now they’re about to go where they’ve never gone before: Camping!
They’re spending spring break with their beloved Aunt Jane at the same campground she and their mom used to go to as kids. But the first morning there, they run into a trio of boys, and one starts bragging about his plan to become the President of the United States. Clearly this is Dawn’s destiny, and the two, well, don’t become fast friends.
Between the fierce competition to see who’s the best leader and some unfortunate encounters with nature, this camping thing is sure looking like a bad idea. And when their final contest puts them in real danger, it might take six future leaders of the country to keep this from being the worst trip in history.
272 pages, Ages 8 and up, May 2017, Scholastic Press
Jennifer says . . .
It’s good to get away from it all occasionally — to unplug your devices and head into the great outdoors. No schedules. No school. You are free to wander and wonder. Some might find this idea thrilling while others might find it scary.
Revenge of the Happy Campers is about overcoming fears and competing – against others, but also against yourself. Because even though winning feels good, what really matters is learning, growing, and pushing yourself to do better.
Reviews & Honors
“A superadorable story … makes sisterhood seem almost magical.”
“[A] lively, warmhearted story of family, loyalty, and the sacred bonds of sisters.”
“… Spunky sisters, lovable parents, and a wacky dog. The plot is quick and action packed, with just enough trivia mixed in to keep readers on their toes.”
“[In Revenge of the Angels] the girls’ penchants for big-ticket vocabulary words, continuing love of presidential trivia, and willingness to go to any lengths to set things right all contribute to a funny and satisfying sequel.”
“[Revenge of the Happy Campers] is very much like the triplets themselves — full of real-world adventures, both wise and witty.”