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Patrice Kindl

Autor/a de Goose Chase

7+ obres 2,224 Membres 87 Ressenyes 3 preferits

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Inclou aquests noms: Patrice Kindl, Patricia Kindl

Obres de Patrice Kindl

Goose Chase (2001) 621 exemplars
Keeping the Castle (2012) 491 exemplars
The Woman in the Wall (1997) 463 exemplars
Owl In Love (1993) 364 exemplars
Lost in the Labyrinth (2002) 167 exemplars
Don't You Trust Me? (2016) 22 exemplars

Obres associades

Dreams and Visions: Fourteen Flights of Fantasy (2006) — Col·laborador — 52 exemplars

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Data de naixement
1951
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Alplaus, New York, USA
Llocs de residència
New York, New York, USA
New York, USA (Upstate)
Educació
Webster College
Professions
fiction writer
Organitzacions
Helping Hands

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On the regency romance scale, this ranks smack in the middle between [a:Julia Quinn|63898|Julia Quinn|http://photo.goodreads.com/authors/1210188891p2/63898.jpg] and [b:Pride and Prejudice|1885|Pride and Prejudice|Jane Austen|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1320399351s/1885.jpg|3060926]. It's fun and quick to read like a JQ, but it's also refined and observant like P&P.

Our heroine Althea starts out a little ruthless. At 17, her mission in life is to marry a rich man to save her family from near poverty. As is common in books likes these, a handsome young man in possession of a good fortune moves into Althea's neighborhood and the chase ensues. Add in Althea's wicked-ish stepsisters, a ridiculous crumbling castle, and some excellent verbal sparring and you've got a truly enjoyable tale worthy of comparisons to Jane Austen.… (més)
 
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LibrarianDest | Hi ha 34 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2024 |
This was kind of not super intelligent. Like at all. I was so excited by the premise, but I've read books similar to this that were far better done. Too many loose strings and not enough at stake. And the ending, just what?
 
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whakaora | Mar 5, 2023 |
Althea’s family’s home is falling into disrepair and the only way to save it is if she marries someone wealthy.

Initially I found Althea’s narration twee and irritating, but I liked her more as I got to judge her by what she does and not just by what she says about herself, and I became even more interested in her story once I realised that Althea’s an unreliable narrator. She’s not unreliable in a dramatic or malicious way, she’s just a somewhat sheltered seventeen year old. But I enjoyed reading between the lines and speculating about the things Althea misses. This ended up being a lot of fun.

The world, at least the provincial, day-to-day world in which I live, does not honour those who make so much as those who own. To be a wealthy landowner of good family is to belong to the most respected class of people in England, and therefore in the world as a whole. Yet when we look back upon the past it is the artists and thinkers whose names are remembered and whose legacy is honoured, not those who are merely wealthy and well-bred.
… (més)
 
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Herenya | Hi ha 34 ressenyes més | Jan 13, 2023 |
This is so over the top, it's pretty much a parody of Austen-like romances, but I have to say, it's also so well done that it's enormously entertaining. Between the ridiculous naming conventions (Mr. Godalming, Miss Le Strange, the setting of Lesser Hoo in Yorkshire), the mild scheming involved in the romantic comedy of manners (Miss Pffolliott's adoption of a terrifying friendly dog to escape a suitor, Miss Franklin's sabotaging of her own work to pay back a theft) and the sheer unadulterated happy endings, it would be a pity to miss this one.… (més)
 
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jennybeast | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Apr 14, 2022 |

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Obres
7
També de
1
Membres
2,224
Popularitat
#11,523
Valoració
½ 3.7
Ressenyes
87
ISBN
79
Llengües
3
Preferit
3

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