Keeping The Castle

Keeping The Castle

by Patrice Kindl
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Keeping the Castle 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awful. I had to push my way to get through it and never developed a relationship with the shallow lead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well worth reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really boring. When I would read this I found myself drifting off in my own thoughts and had to really concentrate to get through a page in this book. The characters were very dull and so was the storyline. I would not recommend this book to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my niece. We both enjoyed it. It's a very funny satire for young adults.
Goldenfurproductions More than 1 year ago
MY THOUGHTS This was a really quick and entertaining read! It's definitely not the best book I ever read, but I did like it. This book is about Althea, a 17 year old girl who has to marry in order to keep her castle. Her family (mother, baby brother, and two obnoxious stepsisters) are running low and money and are struggling to get by. The only way out of this is by Althea marrying into money. Thankfully, a new young Lord has come back to town and Althea sees them to be the perfect match, but her horrible cousin keeps getting in the way of things, so Althea has to do some more plotting in order for things to come together. This book was utterly ridiculous and predictable, but that's honestly what makes it so enjoyable. It's an entertaining book that you can sit down and read in one sitting. And really, this book is supposed to be ridiculous! The main love interest is named Lord Boring! It only just made the book more entertaining! Overall, I felt like it had a charming fairy-tale like quality, with a historical setting. I had issues with Althea. She isn't very likable. Not to say she's a horrible person, but she sometimes seems more wrapped up in herself. Throughout the book, she plots at how to get people, thinking she's helping them, but she's more wrapped up in just trying to fix herself up with Lord Boring. Even though, I didn't have much of a problem with her character. She was supposed to like this, it was intentional. I actually have more of a problem with how blind she was throughout the book to the romance. Okay, so this book has a very complicated romance. I admit that even with all the drama involved, I still liked it, which is very unusual. So, from the get-go I knew that Althea would not end up with Lord Boring. Come on! Why would ever want to be in a relationship with Lord Boring! No, she's going to get with the obnoxious cousin. And no, that's not a spoiler. Like I said, it's very obvious. I liked it because I'm a sucker for hate-to-love relationships. I didn't like how long it was dragged out and the fact that there was no kissing. If I ship something, there needs to be kissing. As for the end, I didn't like how things ended. For one, there was no kissing. I also felt like everything was tied up into a neat bow. IN CONCLUSION This was a very entertaining, but quick read! It has a very fun and ridiculous quality to it, which only made it more enjoyable! The plot is incredibly predictable and the MC is a bit unlikable, but it's still a great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is almost like a Cinderella story but with a humorous and dramatic twist. Lots of descriptive wording. Reccomend for people(girls) aged 12+. Love it, hope you will too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book. It was funny, witty and had good characters (Mr. Fredricks was hilarious!).  And I loved the names of some of the people/places! It's a nice combination of some Jane Austen and Cinderella. I will say that it is definitely close to the line of young adult and adult, not for mature content, just that the writing is a little juvenile, but still great.Sure it's not the greatest thing you'll ever read, but it's without a doubt worth it. Keeping the Castle is a very cute and charming little novel and I recommend it.  
Brookes_Books More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars I thoroughly enjoyed much of this book.  It had some witty banter, interesting characters, and romance.  Although it has been said to be like Pride and Prejudice, there was also a Cinderella feel to it.  And how could I not love that one of the main character's name was "Lord Boring".  I laughed almost every time I read his name.  And the town in which they live was called "Lesser Hoo".  I felt like it might look like something from Dr. Seuss.  Of course, it didn't.   However, I did not like the way the book resolved.  I felt there should have been more dialogue and feeling expressed.  I wanted more romance at the end.  Oh well, I can't get everything I want. Warnings: None I would let my 12 and 15 year old daughters read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. My favorite parts were the descriptions of the castle. I laughed out loud! Some reviewers say this book is great for 12 year olds, and I think a 12 year old would enjoy it. But I'm 28 and I, too, thought it was fun. I didn't notice any grammar errors. There must not have been enough to hinder the enjoyment of the reading. It might not be classic literature, but I don't think it claims to be. It's a fun, clean story, which is rare these days.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think its a Texas Bluebonnet, but there are a lot of grammer errors and the plot was unfocused.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is it worth reafing because i have to read it for school and i wanted to know if it was good Thanks for the advice
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mature content but written for a 10 year old. A mash up of Austen classics like pride and prejudice but completely butchered
Anonymous More than 1 year ago