Polly is precious. She is an old cheery soul who trades her computer and ball point pen for a typewriter and quill. Janeites, educators, and young at heart romantics are sure to devour and delight in this Emmaesque gem. The pace is reminiscent of a whimsical stroll and brings the enchantment of Austen to the modern days shores of New Jersey.
Q: In Scones and Sensibility, Polly's family owns a bakery. What is your favorite bread, cake, or pastries?
A: How about I do my favorite of each since no one could possibly choose just one out of all those yummy categories?! My favorite bread is pumpkin bread, warmed with butter. Cake: chocolate with chocolate frosting or buttercream frosting. Pastry: Chocolate éclair. Gosh…I’m getting hungry now.
Q: If you could visit any Jane Austen story which would it be?
A: I’d have to say Pride and Prejudice. I’d love to walk along the halls of Pemberley and of course, run into Mr. Darcy, who would forget all about Elizabeth and fall in love with me (yes, I do love her…but not that much).
Q: Have you ever played matchmaker?
A: No, thank goodness I haven’t! All my matches would’ve been complete disasters, I’m sure. Nope, I’ll stick to writing about them or making them up in my head where they will safely stay right there.
My warning: All the alluring baked goodies actually led to me putting down the book and baking a bundt cake. I caution you my friends, do not be surprised if while ingesting Scones and Sensibility you too are suddenly compelled to create your own delectable baked treats.
My notes: Please go to Tales of a Capricious Reader tomorrow to see the next stop on The Scones and Sensibility Blog Tour.