Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cupboard Kisses

Cupboard Kisses ~ Barbara Metzger
Publisher ~ Untreed Reads
               ~ Fawcett (original)
Published ~ 15 December 2011
               ~ 30 October 1989 (original)

My Rating ~ 4 out of 5

Cristabel Swann is a well-bred, but penniless orphan teaching music at Miss Meadows school for young ladies when she receives a letter informing her that her uncle and only remaining relative has died leaving behind an estate. When the black-hearted bitch, I mean, Headmistress says that Cristabel can’t possibly be spared to go to London, she resigns her position, packs up her meager possessions and takes off into the great unknown. Except, when she arrives at her uncle’s town home, she finds a strange man in residence and her life takes a completely different turn than the one she expected.

Smooth-flowing, great plot, well-rounded characters and often funny. I had a wonderful time reading about Cristabel and her new job. The lengths people went to keep her in the dark made for great entertainment. As for the Captain, I liked him very much. I especially enjoyed the way he ran his new house like he was still the Captain of a ship. LOL

This was certainly not a boring book. I can’t wait to read more by Barbara Metzger.

*The publisher provided a copy of this book to me for review. Please see disclaimer page.


  1. This sounds positively delightful! Adding to my list

  2. I have another of Ms. Metzger's books coming up. Can't wait! :)

  3. This sounds really cute! I've added it to my TBR, I hope I get the chance to read it soon. :)

    I came across your blog via the Goodreads Making Connections group. I'm a new follower. I'd appreciate it if you'd do the same for me - thanks!

    Rea of Rea's Reading and Reviews

  4. Thanks, Rea! I've returned the follow. Isn't Goodreads the Best?! :)

    I hope you get to read it soon, too. I found it quite enjoyable and a quick read.

    *I really need to figure out the color scheme here. I tried to reply and couldn't even read it! lol