It is a truth universally acknowledged that a reader with a passion for the Regency novels of Jane Austen must be in want of similar fare . . . a witty young-adult comedy of manners. It merits the most fulsome praise. "The Washington Post" The Winthrop Hopkins Female Academy of Lesser Hoo, Yorkshire, has one goal: to train its students in the feminine arts with an eye toward getting them married off. This year, there are five girls of marriageable age. There s only one problem: the school is in the middle of nowhere, and there are no men. Set in the same English town as "Keeping the Castle, "and featuring a few of the same characters, here s the kind of witty tribute to the classic Regency novel that could only come from the pen of Patrice Kindl!"