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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (13)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine 
that highlights eagerly anticipated books.

Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl
Release Date: June 14, 2012
Publisher: Viking Children's Books
Author Website: http://www.patricekindl.com 

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 . . . 

Why can't I wait? 
This is being touted as a witty take on the classic Regency- aka a tongue-in-cheek tale of modern day humor in a Jane Austen setting. In other words, a book made for Jessica.  I mean, there's a character named Lord Boring.  Just let that sink in for a second.


  1. Sounds awesome indeed! Who would want to skip reading a book with a character named Lord Boring in it?

  2. Ooh, this one sounds fantastic! Definitely adding it to my wishlist.

  3. This one is my pick this week too!!! Yay!

    If you'd like, you can check out my WoW here.

  4. Lol, Lord Boring? Definitley adding this to my TBR.

    My WoW

  5. Lol! I'm always interested in anything that sounds remotely like Jane Austen's writing style. Like Addie said above...Lord Boring?!?!? Lol.