Friday, August 5, 2016

Friday Memes: A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin

Happy Friday everybody!!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Beginning:
"What if Sir Isaac Newton's parents had packed him off to a school to reform his manners?"
Friday 56:
I don't know why I let Maya persuade me. Baffling. Perhaps it was the musical quality of her voice, or her gentle nature. I only know I felt compelled to follow her.
This week I am reading A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin. This is a recent arrival on my TBR mountain. Here is the description from Amazon:
A School for Unusual Girls is the first captivating installment in the Stranje House series for young adults by award-winning author Kathleen Baldwin. #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot calls this romantic Regency adventure "completely original and totally engrossing."

It's 1814. Napoleon is exiled on Elba. Europe is in shambles. Britain is at war on four fronts. And Stranje House, a School for Unusual Girls, has become one of Regency England's dark little secrets. The daughters of the beau monde who don't fit high society's constrictive mold are banished to Stranje House to be reformed into marriageable young ladies. Or so their parents think. In truth, Headmistress Emma Stranje, the original unusual girl, has plans for the young ladies-plans that entangle the girls in the dangerous world of spies, diplomacy, and war.

After accidentally setting her father's stables on fire while performing a scientific experiment, Miss Georgiana Fitzwilliam is sent to Stranje House. But Georgie has no intention of being turned into a simpering, pudding-headed, marriageable miss. She plans to escape as soon as possible-until she meets Lord Sebastian Wyatt. Thrust together in a desperate mission to invent a new invisible ink for the English war effort, Georgie and Sebastian must find a way to work together without losing their heads-or their hearts....

9 comments:

  1. It sounds like lots of intrigue in this one. Could be a good one for a weekend read.

    MY Friday 56 from Save The Last Dance

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  2. Off to a good start! I hope you enjoy it.

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  3. I love the premise of this book. Mystery, romance, and spies -- it's got to be entertaining.
    My Friday post features STEALING JASON WILDE.

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  4. I love historical fantasy and the writing from the sample is lovely. I will make sure to watch for this one. Thanks for sharing. Happy Friday!

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  5. Sounds really good. I liked both snippets but that beginning grabbed me! Happy weekend!

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  6. This one has an interesting concept. It kind of reminds me of The Agency series by Y.S. Lee. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  7. I keep seeing this one everywhere and I'm really tempted to pick it up. Enjoy your weekend!

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  8. It sounds like there is a lot going on in this book.

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