Upon the suggestion of a Single Person currently 3,000 miles away, I read The Blue Castle as potential shidduch reading list material. I wasn’t very hopeful, seeing as it’s written by L.M. Montgomery, but it wasn’t so bad. It was essentially an ‘old maid runs amok’ tale in the same vein as The Lost Girl, but it provides better justification for behavior and ends more satisfactorily.
Of course, that’s also part of the problem. The main character loses the habit of meekness overnight, and the end twists to tie everything up in a pink satin bow that screams ‘chic lit’. Still, it’s an entertaining read and there were some lines early on that seemed like mind reading. My only warning: keep out of the reach of teens. It might give them ideas.
That’s the review part. Now for the request:
There’s this new book about shidduch dating ‘Best of my Worst’ by a Goldy Krantz out there. I asked for an excerpt (I am very far from a Judaica store at the moment and don’t feel like spending money on a potential bomb) but was turned down for not being the right kind of site. (And here I thought I was so well behaved. Seriously. Tsupwithat? What’s wrong with me?) Naturally, I had to post a link just because. But I can’t recommend it, because I haven’t a clue what’s in it. So here’s the request: has anyone read it? Is it any good?