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Friday, May 22, 2015

The sad fate of unruly and rebellious young Misses in Regency England!

A School for Unusual Girls: A Stranje House Novel by Kathleen Baldwin 

Miss Georgiana Fitzwilliam, 'Georgie', is made of stern stuff, a brave heart and a thirst for scientific investigation and invention. Given that her latest experiment (for a very good cause) burnt down her father's stables, the family decided that she needed stern discipline. Georgie finds herself. Carted off to Stranje House operated by the stern headmistress Emma Stranje, by her unforgiving parents, Georgie is abandoned to her fate. 
In her attempt to escape she overhears the dashing Lord Sebastian Wyatt talking about the need for the invisible ink she was attempting to recreate. What's this! All of Georgie's conceptions are turned on their head and she finds herself caught up in the pre-Napoleonic escape from Elba world of espionage!
Now her talents are put to the test as is her ability to believe in herself and to face the idea that she might be loveable.
The challenge of Georgie and her character, along with the mystery of the other girls at this very unusual school quickly drew me in. I cheered their actions and hissed with disdain over Miss Seraphina Wyndham, a dark and destructive force. Pure sugar coated venom!

A NetGalley ARC

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