Keeping The Castle by Patrice Kindl

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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!
 

About Patrice Kindl

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Patrice Kindl (www.patricekindl.com) lives in Middleburgh, New York.
 
Published June 14, 2012 by Speak. 275 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Travel, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Lovely Althea Crawley, 17, lives with her kind but clueless twice-widowed mother in Crooked Castle, a drafty white elephant perched precariously on the Yorkshire coast.

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Publishers Weekly

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In her first book in 10 years, Kindl (Lost in the Labyrinth) creates a sharp-witted comedy of manners set in 19th-century England that mirrors the narrative voice of Jane Austen.

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But do I think that fans of I Capture the Castle (as well as fans of Patrice Kindl’s previous books, the Montmaray Journals, and Regency romances in general) will fall in love with it?

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In Keeping the Castle, Patrice Kindl resurrects the Regency romance, exposing the stark economic reality facing the 18th-century woman but leavening it with tremendous helpings of her signature wit.

Jun 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Keeping The Castle

New York Journal of Books

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“. . . an effervescent cocktail . . . with just the right bite.”

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Shelf Awareness

"Today the real competition for booksellers, publishers and libraries is NOT READING....

May 16 2012 | Read Full Review of Keeping The Castle

Shelf Awareness

Part farce, part comedy of manners, Kindl's novel (Owl in Love) transports readers to the world of Jane Austen, and a society where “ideal match” has little to do with the heart and all to do with title and, preferably, money.

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Jackson District Library

When he causes some damage to one of the antique tapestries Althea is hoping to repair and sell, Althea almost loses her temper.

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Arlington Library

However, Kindl's writing is excellent and witty, creating interesting characters and painting a vivid picture of Lesser Hoo, Yorkshire.Mr. Fredericks is the obvious Mr. Darcy to Althea's Elizabeth Bennet (you knew a Pride and Prejudice reference was coming).

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Bookalicious

At 224 pages the novel is easy to read in an afternoon with tea and a smattering of scones.

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WAPL Teens

When you're not ready to throttle Charity and Prudence, shake Lord Boring (and his dreadful mother), or sweep little Alexander up in a hug, you'll want to go on a good ramble through Castle Crawley or join a riding party across the moors of Lesser Hoo with Althea - with Mr. Fredericks at a safe d...

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