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“A love-it-and-forget-it sort of story, and a quick read at that.
“Ordered from the book order”McKenzie P. wrote this review 9 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was a fun romantic read!”Mrs. Doyle wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl. Very Jane Austen-esque -a little bit Pride and Prejudice and a little bit Emma. Althea must marry a man of means to save the family home so she is very excited when the handsome and rich Lord Boring comes to Lesser Hoo. She is not so excited to meet his boorish Cousin Mr. Fredericks. Throw in two mean stepsisters, a deep dark secret, and a meddling heroine and you have a great novel of manners for the high school set.”April J wrote this review Friday, April 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Wonderful story set in Northern England in the 18th century. Young (17) Althea must marry for money in order to save her 4 year old brothers inheritance and her mother's future. She isn't shy about saying so either as one suitor that proposes withdraws his proposal due to her honesty on this subject. Soon, a family joins the village Little Hoo at their 'country estate' and bring with them many eligible gentleman that interest Althea's stepsister's Charity and Prudence as well as Althea. What ensues is a wonderfully warm and hilarious account of how they all eventually pair of. Very cleverly written, humorous and touching as wwell.”Tricia B wrote this review Wednesday, April 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“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 . . .
A wonderful Pride and Prejudice like read. It is nice to read a modern version that today's children would understand a little better.”
“Funny and light. Nice change of pace. A little predictable but that may come from my knowledge of romance and Victorian pieces.”Read Junkee wrote this review Wednesday, April 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“If you are a fan of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" and "Sense and Sensibility", you will love this book. Seventeen-year-old Althea has the weight of her family's future resting on her young shoulders. She must find and marry a man of wealth who will support her, her mother and young brother, while also paying for the upkeep of the run-down castle owned by her family. Unfortunately, Althea is a young lady who speaks her mind and has already run off one suitor by telling him she was marrying him only for his money. Is it possible for Althea to find love and fortune in one man while still trying to follow the customs of the times in which she lives? Read "Keeping the Castle" to find out her fate.”Ms. O wrote this review Friday, March 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“ Any book that makes me laugh on the first page, can't be all bad, right? And for the most part, it's not. Lots of humor, lots of silliness, and lots of fluff. There aren't enough pages for much plot development, which leaves the characters more two dimensional than anything else. Most of the time, there wasn't enough information there for me to decide whether to like a character or not.
I'm not a fan of Jane Austen (the movies, yes. The books on the other hand I find to be long winded.) so I did enjoy how Kindl poked fun at Austen's classics.”
“This was a fun short read for a Jane Austen fan. It also references other stories from I Capture the Castle, mentioned on the cover, to Cinderella. For readers who enjoy Austen, Heyer, and regency romances, this story of beautiful seventeen year old, Althea, Lord Boring, and the infuriating Mr. Fredricks is worth the time.”Vasara wrote this review Saturday, February 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No