Thursday, December 3, 2009

Book Review: Scones and Sensibility by Lindsay Eland

Polly Madassa is convinced she was born for a more romantic time. A time when Elizabeth Bennet and Anne of Green Gables walked along the moors and beaches of the beautiful land, a time where a distinguished gentleman called upon a lady of quality and true love was born in the locked eyes of two young lovers. But alas, she was not. This, however, does not stop our young heroine from finding romance wherever she can conjure it up. So while Polly is burdened with a summer job of delivering baked goods from her parents bakery (how quaint!) to the people in her small beach town, she finds a way to force…um…encourage romance to blossom. She is determined to bring lovers, young and old, together…whether they want to be or not.

I've also decided I'm counting this one for the Everything Austen Challenge hosted by Stephanie's Written Word

I also wrote down my thoughts back when I first read the book, but somehow they aren't in my blog notebook (I try to stay organized...but apparently I'm not very good at it haha).

Plot: This book was cute, cute, cute! It actually seemed to be a bit more middle-grade than YA, but that shouldn't stop you from reading it. Polly is a hopeless romantic, and this trait has gotten her into quite a bit of trouble. After her parents give her the job of making deliveries for their bakery, Polly decides that it is up to her to help her lonely neighbors find romance. She thwarts any chance that her best friend's father has at connecting with a woman he meets online, sets up her neighbors, and causes her sister's break up (although in Polly's defense, her sister's boyfriend did seem like a jerk).

Characters: I wish I could have been more like Polly when I was younger. Unfortunately, I was more like her older sister...while baking I burned whatever I was cooking. Polly was adorable, and she had a lot of spunk. Polly has read various classic love stories, and due to this she's become a hopeless romantic. She ignored the advice that her parents gave her, especially when it involved staying out of other people's romantic affairs. In the end, Polly learns that love isn't something you can meddle with, and she's learned a bit more about herself in the process.

Scones and Sensibility
By Lindsay Eland
Published by EgmontUSA
256 Pages
Rating: B+

*This review is based on the ARC edition of the books, so some points in the book are subject to change

11 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Sounds fun. Great review. I love spunky characters.

Andrea said...

It sounds really cute and I love the cover.

Milka said...

This book sounds perfect for me. I still feel like I should like in 19th century England and attend balls with girl like the Bennet sisters. Well, in my dreams. :D I really have to look for it. :) Thanks for bringing it up and writing a review about it.

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

This sounds like a great book. Thanks for the review! It's going on my to-read list.

Emma said...

Gorgeous cover although from your review it sounds more like Emma by Jane Austen. This one looks promising!

Bookalicious said...

Thanks for the review! I've already pre-ordered my copy and I can't wait to read it. :)

choco (In Which a Girl Reads) said...

Ooh, nice review!

I can't wait to read this book--it sounds so fun and cute :)

celi.a said...

I've been meaning to find this one. It really does just sound gosh darn CUTE (as you mentioned). I heart baking too, so that's always a plus...

Kath said...

Good review! The story kind of sounds more like Emma? Its on my list, can't wait until its released!

Shannon said...

I'm telling you, YA is where all the good books are now! This one sounds so cute!

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