Keeping the Castle
Seventeen-year-old Althea is the sole support of her entire family, and she must marry well. But there are few wealthy suitors--or suitors of any kind--in their small Yorkshire town of Lesser Hoo. Then, the young and attractive (and very rich) Lord Boring arrives, and Althea sets her plans in... show more
Seventeen-year-old Althea is the sole support of her entire family, and she must marry well. But there are few wealthy suitors--or suitors of any kind--in their small Yorkshire town of Lesser Hoo. Then, the young and attractive (and very rich) Lord Boring arrives, and Althea sets her plans in motion. There's only one problem; his friend and business manager Mr. Fredericks keeps getting in the way. And, as it turns out, Fredericks has his own set of plans . . . This witty take on the classic Regency--Patrice Kindl's first novel in a decade--is like literary champagne!“If you’re a fan of I Capture the Castle you will love this sharply funny tale of courtship. A delicious confection.” -- Polly Shulman, author of Enthusiasm “Take one Austenian heroine in desperate financial straits. Put her in a crumbling castle, give her two evil stepsisters and some very unsuitable suitors. Make it funny! Patrice Kindl’s Keeping the Castle is an absolute charmer!” -- Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club
Publish date: June 14th 2012
Publisher: Viking Childrens Books
Pages no: 261
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
Fluff. Unsympathetic fluff, at that. I did not like Anthea, our "heroine" or care about her "plight" of not having enough money to support the desired lifestyle of the elite and having to get by with just her beauty, fancy house, loyal servants, and supportive mother.
“I love you, Althea—you are so beautiful,” murmured the young man into my ear. I looked up at him from under my eyelashes. “I love you too,” I confessed. I averted my gaze and added privately, “You are so rich.” Unfortunately, I apparently said this aloud. Well, at least she's honest. This book is ...
Format: HardboundNarrated By: NAOriginal Publication Year: 2012Genre(s): YA, Historical, RomanceSeries: NAAwards: NoneI can’t remember where I heard of this book but one of the things that drew me in is this promotional blurb on the front cover: “Fans of I Capture the Castle will love this delicious...
***Note: this review assumes that you've read the book.*** I enjoyed this book for exactly what it was--a fun romp. I read it right after something heavy and long (Code Name Verity), and it was the perfect, cheery palate cleanser. It's wonderfully frothy and, well, Regency, and if you're ever in t...