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Keeping the Castle

Narrated by: Bianca Amato
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (59 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

In order to support her family and maintain their ancient castle in Lesser Hoo, 17-year-old Althea bears the burden of finding a wealthy suitor who can remedy their financial problems. But there are few wealthy suitors - or suitors of any kind--in 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!

©2012 Patrice Kindl (P)2013 Recorded Books

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Another winner for Bianca Amato

Great story, wonderfully developed characters and a clean love story. The story was also proper in its length with no page fillers. I highly recommend it.

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The best part of this book was the end.

This book has very good ratings and a good narrator which is why I decided to listen to it.
I must admit that I did not like the heroine in the least. In my opinion she was inappropriately haughty, vain and somewhat shallow. She got a little better near the end; however it appears as if the author was trying to use her insensitive statements and snobbery toward the hero as a way to add humor to the story. I found it off putting. Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen had a way of bringing humor to a story and giving the hero or heroine a likable quality even if they were vain and haughty. The comparisons of this work to the works of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer are not very compelling.

The beginning of the story was silly and slow. However, it did get better toward the end. I did like the Hero; he was honest, brash and rude at times but i enjoyed his sincerity. My expectations were high so I think this is why I was disappointed. I would not say it was a complete waste of time but I would not use a credit on it.

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This is a great book...

I loved it. Wit, charm, fun story and great storytelling by the narrator. I loved all the characters, especially Fredricks. Sweet romance with lol moments!

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very enjoyable!

this book was a mix of Jane Austin and Downton Abby while still being original. very fun read!

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keeping the Castle

I love listening to Bianca Amato "s performance. she is fantastic and very talented. the story reminded me of Jane Austen 's books.