I often find myself searching for ‘happy’ books. I don’t mean fluffy or light, necessarily – I mean a book that will knock me right out of my mundane, stressed-out self and into someplace cheerier, with much more resourceful protagonists than I. And if there is anything that will ‘fix’ a bad day and make me laugh my way out of a gloomy mood, it’s clever Regency romance, à la Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen. This book, with its lovely cover art and promising synopsis (!) will be out in just a few weeks – and I am VERY excited. Keeping the Castle will be published by Viking Juvenile (Penguin), and releases on June 14th, 2012.
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…
This witty take on the classic Regency—Patrice Kindl's first novel in a decade—is like literary champagne!
What books are you waiting on?