Scones and Sensibility

For those who wish we lived in a more romantic age, enter Lindsay Eland’s Scones and Sensibility.  Polly Madassa is a self-made matchmaker, and fancies herself as Anne of Green Gables or a Jane Austen heroine.  While immersing herself in the language of her favourite characters, Polly finds perfect partners for all those lonely people in her life, but in the process, she alienates her best friend and sister.

A wonderful read for young romantics, Scones and Sensibility has strong characters and a setting (Polly’s family owns a bakery) essential to the plot.  The book has plenty of recipes for love, but left out the scone recipe (although there are a few on the authour’s website), and here’s another good one to get you started:


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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