Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink

Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink

eBook - 2012
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When Libby Kelting, a Jane Austen lover and all-around history nerd, scores a summer intership at a living history museum that turns out to be haunted, she quickly learns that ghosts are almost as complicated as boys, in this hilarious and sweetly romantic debut novel. 

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.


Baker & Taylor
When Libby Kelting, a Jane Austen lover and all-around history nerd, scores a summer internship at a living history museum that turns out to be haunted, she quickly learns that ghosts are almost as complicated as boys, in this hilarious and sweetly romantic debut novel. 15,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

During a summer internship at a living history museum in Maine, fashion-conscious Libby runs afoul of her roommate, investigates a haunted ship, and seeks a romantic hero like those in the historical novels she loves.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2012
ISBN: 9780547822846
0547822847
Characteristics: 1 online resource (204 p.)
Alternative Title: Pilgrims do not wear pink

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goddessbeth
Aug 09, 2015

I read the sequel to Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink initially (Confederates Don't Wear Couture). And this is a rare case where the sequel was actually better than the first book.

Don't get me wrong, though- this one had humor, history-buff inside jokes, and a sweet romance (which, yes, was predictable...but still sweet). However, where the second one tackled issues like taking people for granted, how to square yourself with re-enacting Civil War when your 'team' is the ones who wanted slavery, and the trials and tribulations historical preservation societies face in the days of modern housing developments. And that just gave it a nice relevance to balance the fluff.

It's definitely a fun read- I love Libby's sense of humor (though she's harsh to geeks, in this one) and we've all run into people like Ashling. And Cam (ask me about my experience with knights!). I'm glad Dev gets more development in the second book as well, as in this one he's a plot device, more or less. It's a quick read, and I hope Strohm gives us more Libby books (how about Libby comes to Fort Nisqually for some Hudson's Bay Company shenanigans?!).

I recommend this to fans of YA and romance, living history folks (especially those who were in it as teenagers and young adults), fans of clean romance and those who want a quick, light, humorous read.

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SoftFire
May 26, 2015

Libby was darling, I love how intelligent she was with knowledge of history and literature while at the same time being shocked and opposed to the "no cell phone" and "no make-up" rule. I didn't like the way the romance came together at the end. It seems no one can just be friends in books.

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