Monday, 7 June 2010

Scones and Sensibility by Lindsay Eland

Scones and Sensibility
Lindsay Eland

Polly Madassa is convinced she was born for a more romantic time. A time when Elizabeth Bennet and Anne of Green Gables walked along the moors and beaches of the beautiful land, a time where a distinguished gentleman called upon a lady of quality and true love was born in the locked eyes of two young lovers.

But alas, she was not.

This, however, does not stop our young heroine from finding romance wherever she can conjure it up. So while Polly is burdened with a summer job of delivering baked goods from her parents bakery (how quaint!) to the people in her small beach town, she finds a way to force…um…encourage romance to blossom. She is determined to bring lovers, young and old, together…whether they want to be or not.

This was another very cute book. From the cover to all of Polly's Austen mannerisms. She spends the entire book speaking and thinking as someone out of an Austen novel. Since I'm craving my annual Pride and Prejudice reread, it was so what I needed to keep me going until I have a smaller pile of books to read.

I also loved all of Polly's matchmaking attempts. Emma was the one Jane Austen book I truly didn't like (haven't made it more than half way yet) so it was nice to see an Austen-like tale with matchmaking that didn't make me want to slap the main character.

This novel also showed how teens are still the same 200 years later really well. Polly was still getting into trouble trying to make everyone else happy through romance. A very idealistic way of thinking. And still something that just caused problems for most, especially herself. Not unlike some of Austen's heroines (every time I type this word I think of the drug. Because you all care so much).

This was another very light, quick read that I kind of adored. Another hit for Egmont.



  1. I have this book yet I have not begun to read it. I think I'll start it today!

  2. OMG Jane Austen is one of my fav authors of all time, but I have always despised Emma! Glad to see I'm not the only one. ; )

  3. This sounds like a cute read! Nice review :)



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