Author: Stephanie Kate Strohm
Publication Date: May 8th 2012
Length: 204 pages (Paperback)
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Libby Kelting had always felt herself born out of time. No wonder the historical romance-reading, Jane Austen-adaptation-watching, all-around history nerd jumped at the chance to intern at Camden Harbor, Maine’s Oldest Living History Museum. But at Camden Harbor Libby’s just plain out of place, no matter how cute she looks in a corset. Her cat-loving coworker wants her dead, the too-smart-for-his-own-good local reporter keeps pushing her buttons, her gorgeous sailor may be more shipwreck than dreamboat — plus Camden Harbor’s haunted. Over the course of one unforgettable summer, Libby learns that boys, like ghosts, aren’t always what they seem.
As the end of summer came closer, and my return to school approached, I felt that I needed something sweet, cute, funny, easy…and well, “girly” to read. To say the least, Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink fitted the bill perfectly.
With only 204 pages, it was definitely a very quick read, and I’ll admit it wasn’t very realistic, kind of ridiculous, silly, cheesy, and predictable, but I think you need that sometimes. Something funny and summer-y, you know. :)
When it comes to the characters, I would say that they were likeable, but didn’t stand out very much. Still, they made me laugh a couple of times, and I think that is what matters the most in this case.
I’m not entirely sure if I will pick up the second book, but if you want a very short summer-read, you might find this one enjoyable. :)
Ps: It really made me want to read Northhanger Abbey. ;)
“…you should be the heroine of your own life….”