Friday, January 29, 2010

Review: Scones and Sensibility by Lindsay Eland

Publisher: EgmontUSA

Released: December 22, 2009

Hardcover, 320 pages

ISBN: 978-1606840252

Reading level: Ages 9-12

Recommended for: lovers of all things cute

Teaser quote:
"Do not fear, Clementine," I whispered. "I will unite you with your one true love."
Indeed, I will bear the task with pride.
Hearing her mourning made me even more assured that I needed to rid my sister of boring Clint and introduce her to her soul's one true mate. (pg. 70)

My rating: 4 /5

My thoughts:

Polly's love for all things romantic takes over as she decides to use the knowledge she's gained from reading Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice & Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series to play matchmaker. There's her sister whose current boyfriend is not good enough for her, her best friends father who is looking for love in all the wrong places (the Internet) and two people in town that are single. Using deliveries from her parent's bakery as a guise, she sets out to ensure everyone finds their true love.

This was such a cute story that had me smiling from beginning to end. I couldn't help but giggle at Polly's conversations with others, as she tries so hard to sound like she's from a Jane Austen novel. She really was in her own little world, wanting to right things that weren't wrong and sticking her nose in places it doesn't belong. After a few traumatic events, she realizes that not everyone will be the same as the characters in her favorite books. A great debut novel by Lindsay that shows how cute & innocent kids can be.


  1. Nice review! I felt the same way about Scones (I even gave it the same rating, lol!) Polly was a fun character-I loved how she tried to meddle in other people's love lives but when it came to her own romance, she was like, "Uhhhhhh...." xD

  2. Awww! This look so sweet! I'll have to add it to my to read list!

  3. Great review! I've added this to my ever growing GoodReads TBR pile!

  4. This looks like a cute read, so have added it to my wishlist. Enjoyed your review, and looking forward to reading about Polly and her adventures! Thanks!

  5. Ahhh cute review. I love stories that leave me smiling :)

  6. Wow, so sweet! I adore the cover.