“There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.”~ Jane Austin
I am reading a delightful novel, Scones and Sensibility, by Lindsay Eland. Although meant for young readers, age eight to twelve, I couldn’t resist it. I love the charming and humorous voice the author uses in this book.
The story goes like this. Little matchmaker Polly, was born in the wrong century, and lives on the seacoast of New Jersey rather than on Prince Edward Island, where she resides in her mind, along with Anne Shirley of Green Gables. Put to work by her family’s bakery, she makes deliveries, from her bike, of tasty pastries. She finds herself in all kinds of dilemmas trying to hook-up couples who she envisions creating a union that will be the antithesis of what she sees is wrong with romance in today’s modern couples. She dreams of love connections like those in classic romance novels like Pride and Prejudice.
When I am finished with the book, I will donate it, if I can bear to part with it, forever, to a little girl who will enjoy it as much as I have. It is an enchanting read.
I am thrilled to have met the author, Lindsay Eland, last week. I look forward to doing an independent publishing event with her on August 24th at the Book Worm, an Indie Bound Bookstore, in Edwards,Colorado. More information will be coming on the agenda shortly, so put it on your calendar.
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