Friday, June 26, 2015

REVIEW: A School For Brides by Patrice Kindl (+GIVEAWAY)

A School for Brides: A Story of Maidens, Mystery, and MatrimonyThe eagerly awaited companion to the award-winnng Keeping the Castle.

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!

This was a very quick and easy read with charming fun! In fact, I enjoyed it a bit more than Keeping the Castle, which this is technically a companion to.

This book follows a multiple cast of characters, including 8 girls of The Winthrop Hopkins Female Academy. The school is supposed to teach them to be ladies so they can find a husband. The problem: there are no eligible gentlemen in Lesser Ho.

I need to first mention that this book IS NOT A SEQUEL! This is a companion to Keeping the Castle, since it takes place in the same place, but the major characters are different. The characters of Keeping the Castle do make appearances, though, so fans can look forward to that.

It took a bit to get onto the book. This book focuses a lot of characters, and I mean a lot. There are the girls, the gentlemen, the inhabitant of Lesser Ho, as well as others. The book kind of jumps around from character to character and takes some getting used to. eventually, though, I was very entertained by the strange cast of characters and the multiple events afoot!

Overall, this was quite an enjoyable read! If you're looking for a quick, fun read, this would be a great place to look!

I hereby give this book
3 Wheels
Meaning: I liked it!

I have an extra copy of this book, so you guys get a chance to win an ARC!
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  1. I really enjoyed Keeping the Castle - thanks for the chance to win the companion novel!


  2. I love Patrice Kindl. Can't wait for this one. Thanks!