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Keeping The Castle by Patrice Kindl

Keeping The Castle (edition 2012)

by Patrice Kindl

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Title:Keeping The Castle
Authors:Patrice Kindl
Info:Viking Juvenile (2012), Hardcover, 272 pages
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Keeping The Castle by Patrice Kindl

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    I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (peptastic)
    peptastic: Both books feature girls who must marry to keep up their decrepit castles.
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    Emma by Jane Austen (peptastic)
    peptastic: Both are comedies about manners with girls who meddle in other lives. Keeping the Castle is written in the style of Emma.
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    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (TomWaitsTables)

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An utterly delightful, fluffy Regency romance. I want a million more just like this. ( )
  jen.e.moore | Feb 28, 2014 |
Set in a Jane Austin-ish era, Keeping the Castle, is a delightful book with a spunky young heroine set on marrying well to save her family's estate. Although somewhat predictable, there were several fun little plot twists. The whole thing seemed to be plucked from a Jane Austin plot, albeit in modern easier-to-understand English. It even came complete with its own Mr. Darcy figure, though in this book, he of course has a different name.

It was a fun, clean, light read that provided a great rebound book for the much more serious nonfiction novel I had just finished (Unbroken). 4.5 of 5 stars. ( )
  lauraodom | Feb 17, 2014 |
Sweet, cute, and fun! ( )
  PaperCrystals | Oct 10, 2013 |

A very cute and lovely story. A bit repetitive and insipid at times but the heartwarming moments were worth the annoyances. ( )
  Bookaliciouspam | Sep 20, 2013 |
Absolutely charming and funny tale of Althea and her quest to find a rich husband to pay for the upkeep of the family castle. Sound Austen, it is , and more. Classified as a YA book, I think that it will not be a choice for many of that age group. For those who do find it and adults who heard Nancy Pearl's review on NPR, it is a joy. ( )
  librarian1204 | Jul 6, 2013 |
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Without thinking highly either of men or of matrimony, marriage had always been her object; it was the only honorable provision for well-educated young women of small fortune, and however uncertain of giving happiness, must be their pleasantest preservative from want.

--Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
To my writers' group, with special thanks to Karen Beil.
And to Dante, my own Fido.
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In order to support her family and maintain their ancient castle in Lesser Hoo, seventeen-year-old Althea bears the burden of finding a wealthy suitor who can remedy their financial problems.

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