Scones and Sensibility

Scones and Sensibility
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10+
Release Date
December 22, 2009
ISBN
1606840258
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Seek tirelessly and you shall not find a contemporary heroine of middle-grade literature as refined and romantic as Miss Polly Madassa. Still swooning over the romantic conclusions of Pride & Prejudice and Anne of Green Gables, twelve-year-old Polly decides her purpose in life: helping along lonely hearts in search of love. Polly's only task this summer is to make deliveries for her parents' bakery, leaving ample time for this young cupid to find hearts to mend--beginning with the kite-store owner, Mr. Nightquist, who will pair perfectly with Miss Wiskerton (the unfairly labeled town curmudgeon). Polly's best friend Fran Fisk is in desperate need of a mother ever since hers ran off with a man she met on the Internet; Polly must find a match for Mr. Fisk. And while she's at it, it wouldn't hurt to find Clementine, Polly's teenaged sister, a beau worthy of her (so she can shed that brute, Clint). Polly's plans are in full swing, so she definitely cannot be bothered by the advances of classmate Brad Barker. But maybe Polly should have turned her attention to Miss Austen's Emma next, because she quickly learns the pitfalls of playing matchmaker. How will Polly patch up her own relationships, while ensuring that destined love can take its course?

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Charming new heroine!
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Love is in the air! What do you get when you have a girl who just happens to love Jane Austen and helping in her parents bakery? One fun tale of matchmaking that goes wrong with hilarious results.


Twelve-year-old Polly Madassa loves Pride and Prejudice and Anne of Green Gables so much that she daydreams of helping others in her town achieve their own romances. When her parents ask her to be the delivery person for their bakery, an idea pops into her head. Why not bring delectable pastries with messages of love to those she feels need it? But quickly Polly finds out, just like Jane Austens, Emma, the pitfalls from mettling in matters of the heart. Still she continues on, hoping that somehow true love will run its course. With a little nudge from her!


I loved this story! This is a fun tale sure to captive those who love romance. I loved the unique voice of Polly. Shes adorable! Her sincere attempts at bringing romance to those around her kept me turning the pages. The author does a great job keeping Polly in character with how she speaks to the way she views the world around her. I couldnt help but cheer Polly on, even when her attempts backfire. Some of these love matches will have you laughing--like trying to bring a British sounding boy together with her older sister, to matching her best friend's father with the recently divorced piano teacher.

Pollys optimism is genuine and addictive. So is this story! Polly is sure to become a favorite heroine!


There is nothing vexing about this tale! This charming story will worm itself into your own heart.
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