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Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl
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Aug 08, 12

bookshelves: 2012-new-reads
Recommended to Elizabeth by: Wendy
Read in August, 2012

This is three and a half, nearly four stars.

It's really very darling, it's a riff on Regency novels -- and everything I have seen on it keeps referencing Pride and Prejudice and I Capture the Castle but the voice it reminded me of the MOST is Emma. For what it's worth. Poor girl with castle trying to snag a rich husband.

Short, cute and mostly funny ... at first I was a little nervous that it was going to be all winking and no heart. The warmth does come out more as the book goes on.

For reasons I don't understand, as I was reading, in my mind I was picturing this story depicted in an Edward Gorey-style series of illustrations.

Grade: It's like a very strong B+
Recommended: I would it's the kind of thing that you would like if you have read The Right Kinds of Books. I can't imagine it working very well at all for someone who wasn't that interested in the source material in the first place.
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