Rated Reads

Keeping the Castle

by Patrice Kindl

Rated: None

Althea knows what she must do: find herself a wealthy husband so she can save her family’s rundown pseudo-castle from ruin. Of course, if he’s handsome, so much the better. In a time in which women are sought after for either their beautiful looks or a fine fortune, Althea knows she needs to play her cards right — and if she can be happy when all is said and done, well, that’s just going to be the icing on the cake.

What a fluffy and delightful read! This short novel is, as the front of my book says, a great read for those who like I Capture the Castle (which I do) — or Georgette Heyer (which I also do). Althea is not a little bit like Lizzie from our beloved Pride and Prejudice, which just adds to the fun. It’s romantic and silly and, because it isn’t trying to be anything else, I can’t complain one bit.

Rated: None

— Reviewed by Corinne Edwards

Corinne Edwards is always happiest when a book is in her hand. If her current read needs to be closed for a short time, either in her backpack while she leads her three rambunctious children on adventures, or on her nightstand while she sleeps, that's okay too. Her book thoughts and reviews land at her bookish blog, The Book Nest.

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  • Keeping the Castle
  • by Patrice Kindl
  • Rated: None
  • Genre: Young adult
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