Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl
  

Keeping the Castle

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Synopsis

Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl

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!

Reviews

Althea s tongue-in-cheek commentary and her razorlike quips are abundantly entertaining, but it is the heroine s remarkable ingenuity and compassion for loved ones that make her so endearing. Publishers Weekly, starred review Kindl writes with sharp, effervescent, period-specific language that is so spot-on readers may find themselves adopting a British accent. This witty take on classic Regency romances is frothy fun. Booklist, starred review This droll tale set in 19th-century England will earn smiles of recognition from those familiar with Pride and Prejudice archly humorous. School Library Journal, starred review [A] clever take on Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice The Boston Globe A romp of a Regency romance . . . funny as well as satisfying. Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Patrice Kindl lives in Middleburgh, New York.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
272 pages

Author

Patrice Kindl
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Publisher

Speak an imprint of Penguin Putnam Inc

Publication date

18th April 2013

ISBN

9780142426555


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