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Keeping the Castle

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“If you’re a fan of I CAPTURE THE CASTLE you will love this sharply funny tale of courtship.  A delicious confection.” 
-- Polly Shulman, author of ENTHUSIASM

“Take one Austenian heroine in desperate financial straits.  Put her in a crumbling castle, give her two evil stepsisters and some very unsuitable suitors.  Make it funny!  Patrice Kindl’s KEEPING THE CASTLE is an absolute charmer!” 
-- Karen Joy Fowler, author of THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB

“A sharp-witted comedy of manners.”
--Publisher’s Weekly (Starred Review)

“This witty take on classic Regency romances is frothy fun for YA Anglophiles.”
--Booklist (Starred Review)

“A treat for both fans of Austen and newcomers alike.”
--School Library Journal (Starred Review)

“A romp of a Regency romance.”

“An effervescent cocktail … with just the right bite.”
--New York Journal of Books

“[Althea’s] adventures are the stuff of great entertainment, and the witty repartee makes the pages fly."
--Twenty by Jenny

“An unforgettable narrator and a captivating tale.”
--Barnes and Noble Book Club

“An appealing wit.”
--Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books

Awards and Honors

School Library Journal Best Books of 2012
Booklist Best Books of 2012
Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Books of 2012
Booklist Top Ten Romances for Youth
Lone Star Best Books of 2012
Tayshas Best Books of 2012

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