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A school for brides (2015)

by Patrice Kindl

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The guilty are punished, the good are paired off. Delightful.

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  Kaethe | Oct 17, 2016 |
A clever little Regency confection.If you need a little diversion, with some light romance and a not-so-mysterious mystery, you could do much worse than picking up this charming little YA. ( )
  BillieBook | Mar 1, 2016 |
The young ladies of the Winthrop Hopkins Female Academy have a problem: though they are enrolled at a finishing school which should provide them with the necessary polish for marriage, matrimonial prospects are few and far between in the sleepy little town where the school is located. How will they ever find husbands when they are stuck in an out-of-the-way corner of Yorkshire? Fortunately, where there is a will, there is a way -- and will is something that none of these young ladies lacks!

Here's a story just as much fun as Keeping the Castle, Kindl's last foray into the Regency genre. In fact, some of the characters from that book make cameo appearances in this one, but readers unfamiliar with Kindl's earlier work do not particularly need to worry about catching up, as this title stands alone admirably. The characters are fun, the shenanigans amusing, the romances sweet, and the general tone as light as a good sponge cake. Fans of historical romance are sure to enjoy this one. ( )
  foggidawn | Oct 28, 2015 |
In this Austen-themed romance, class and propriety are paramount. At a girls school in a remote corner or Yorkshire, there is little chance of any of the students finding suitable husbands, until a young man breaks his leg and his friends come to visit. Also visiting is one student's governess, wearing a necklace not her own and claiming to be engaged to her noble father. When the necklace disappears, a mystery is added to the mix. ( )
  lilibrarian | Aug 11, 2015 |
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I should not like marrying a disagreeable ma any more than yourself; but I do not think there are many very disagreeable me; I think I could like any good-humored man with a comfortable income."

-- The Watsons, Jane Austen
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TO MY MOTHER,
Catherine Q. Kindl, with love.
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"Mark my words. If something drastic is not done, none of us shall every marry."
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The Winthrop Hopkins Female Academy of Lesser Hoo, Yorkshire, has one goal: to train its students in the feminine arts with an eye toward getting them married off. This year, there are five girls of marriageable age. There’s only one problem: the school is in the middle of nowhere, and there are no men.  Set in the same English town as Keeping the Castle, and featuring a few of the same characters, here’s the kind of witty tribute to the classic Regency novel that could only come from the pen of Patrice Kindl!

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In the early 1800s, in a remote corner of England with almost no eligible young men, the eight students at the Winthrop Hopkins Female Academy uncover a mystery while learning all the skills necessary to become a good wife.

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