Wednesday, June 11, 2008

La Petite Four by Regina Scott

Lady Emily and her best friends from boarding school, Priscilla, Ariadne, and Daphne, are all ready to graduate and head back to their homes in nineteenth century London. They’re even more excited for Priscilla’s coming out ball, which they all are planning on attending. That is until Emily learns that she is engaged to Lord Robert Townsend. This puts a damper on all of the girls’ plans as Lord Robert is not planning on attending the ball and doesn’t think Emily will be either. While Emily doesn’t think that the marriage will work, her father thinks it is a match made in heaven and fails to honor Emily’s request to cancel the engagement. Emily knows that if she is ever going to be a member of the Royal Society of Beaux Arts and go to Priscilla’s ball that she will simply have to take matters into her own hands. With the help of her best friends, Emily sets off to find something that will prove that Lord Robert will not be a good husband. What Emily finds not only surprises her, but also helps her find something she’s been longing for, love.

It's hard to express the way I felt about this book in one word, but I'll try. This book is AMAZING! Actually, the book is more than amazing, it’s fantastic, superior, radiant, and any other synonym you can think of! – now can you tell how much I loved this book?! I am always up for a historical fiction and this book certainly lived up and surpassed every expectation I had of it. I mean it contained mystery, suspense and love. What more could a girl ask for? Regina Scott created a great story where the characters were three dimensional and you felt like you were walking the cobbled streets of nineteenth century England. I especially loved Emily’s character. I could feel the sarcasm in her words and felt her sadness when she was grieving over not attending the ball. While I had my hunches as to what Lord Robert was up to, there were always little twists and turns that kept me second guessing myself until the moment was revealed. Regina Scott has definitely found her niche in the YA world and I’m crossing my fingers and toes that there will be more adventures with La Petite Four. I really just cannot get over how good this book is! I urge you all to scurry to your closest book provider and get this book as it is….AMAZING!!!

8 comments:

RR2 said...

Wow. At first I wasn't sure if I should read this book but you got me convinced!

Hillary said...

I was going to get this book for my friend last week but I didn't. Opps!

I saw that you bought Rumors. I just finished it today. It killed me. But it was great! OMG I'm gunna cry! It was great anyways.

Great review. I really love your blog. It's one of my bookmarked ones. Keep up the great work!

The Book Muncher said...

i bought this off amazon. i usually dont buy things off amazon...

but this one looked so good :D

*Heather* said...

I can't WAIT to read this!

Bookworm said...

Looks fantastic, I'll def. check it out! Thanks, Tasha! (:

Regina Scott said...

Oh, Tasha, you made me cry too! I'm so, so, glad you loved the book so much. A writer lives for posts like that. Blessings!

Em said...

Sounds good! I'll have to add it to my bookmooch wishlist. :)

Irish said...

This book sounds like a great read. onto the wishlist it goes.

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