Why Are There All These Blank Spaces?

You may notice that in some of my posts there are blank spaces in the reviews. These are spoilers that I've written so I can remember important details of the books when I want to read the sequel. I've made the text a beige color to blend in with the background so you won't accidentally see something you don't want to. If you want to read it, just highlight the section to make the text appear - although you should really just read the book yourself! :)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Scones and Sensibility

by Lindsay Eland

Scones and Sensibility is a fun little tale of 12 year-old Penny and her matchmaking adventures. Penny loves two books: Anne of Green Gables and Pride and Prejudice. She loves them so much that she wishes her life were like the pages of those books. Penny talks like shes living in regency England, and is as dramatic as Anne Shirley herself. It is her love of these classic romances that inspires Penny to help her friends in her small beach town find love. However, Penny's matchmaking does not always go as planned....

Most of the time it's cute, and funny. However, sometime Penny's old-timey talk and dramatics can grate on you. She uses the words "dear", "dearest" and "dainty" a lot. She often gets "swept away" by her imaginings and blows things way out of proportion. But the character IS supposed to be 12, so I can forgive most of that.

Bottom line: it's cute, although predictable and occasionally heavy-handed in it's gimmick.

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