A School for Brides

A School for Brides

A Story of Maidens, Mystery, and Matrimony

Book - 2015
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"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a reader with a passion for the Regency novels of Jane Austen must be in want of similar fare . . . a witty young-adult comedy of manners. It merits the most fulsome praise."-- The Washington Post

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!
Publisher: New York : Speak, 2015.
ISBN: 9780147513953
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Kindl
Characteristics: 251 pages ; 20 cm.


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Jun 02, 2017

I think this author is witty and I found the book pretty funny. This is a sequel to "Keeping the Castle" but I think it can be read as a standalone novel as well. I liked how there were a lot of different characters, but I felt that the book should have been longer, working out the romances a bit more. Instead of showing that the couples were falling in love, basically the author just stated it. I had no real sense that they even liked each other. However, I could overlook it, because it was still a quick and fun read. Recommended if you like light romance and easy reads.

PimaLib_JusdinaNB Apr 02, 2016

I found this book to be lacking in character development and completely missing a climax leaving me with an unfinished feeling at the end. Not one I will recommend, although I will say there were a few times I did literally laugh out loud due to the subtle humor or Kindl.

Jul 20, 2015

A companion to Kindl's 2012 novel 'Keeping the Castle', but works as a standalone too, this one is less of a traditional Regency than the first book, since it follows several different girls and their romantic entanglements at a finishing school in Yorkshire. Full of the same humor that made the first one such a success, this was a fun, fast read.

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