Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the BLUE TEAM–but there is also a red team, a gold team, an orange team, a red team, and an indie team for a chance to win a whole different set of books!
If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.
She’ll be sending the Blue Team winner a copy of A SCHOOL FOR UNUSUAL GIRLS. It was awarded Spirit of Texas, is a Junior Library Guild selection, and Kansas NEA Reading Circle gave it a starred review in their 2016 “Best of the Best” for high schools. Ian Bryce, producer of Spiderman, Saving Private Ryan, etc., optioned A SCHOOL FOR UNUSUAL GIRLS for film. (Oh my God, you guys!! How cool is this? -Patty)
Today Kathleen will tell you a little about book 3 in the Stranje House series: REFUGE FOR MASTERMINDS and share with us some artwork related to this historical spy series.
Stranje House stands on the cliffs of southern England. An ideal location for spies traveling to and from France.
They are outcasts. The gifted girls at Stranje House don’t fit into Britain’s high society. Georgiana is a scientist set on developing an undetectable invisible ink. Lady Jane has a knack for planning and strategy. Tess has nightmarish prophetic dreams.
Young ladies during the Regency were to be seen and not heard. An impossible task for the irrepressible young women of Stranje House, so the headmistress puts their various talents to use, secretly training them to be spies in the war against Napoleon.
The young ladies at Stranje House are studying more than embroidery and good posture. This is a page straight out of Tess’s notebook.
Refuge For Masterminds
#1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot calls A School for Unusual Girls, “completely original and totally engrossing.”
It’s 1814. Napoleon has escaped his imprisonment on Elba. Europe is in shambles. Britain is at war on four fronts. Stranje House is a School for Unusual Girls, where five young ladies are secretly being trained for a world of spies, diplomacy, and war….
Lady Jane Moore hides a secret. A secret that must be kept buried. If anyone finds out the truth, her life at Stranje House will crumble. How will her friends survive without her? With Napoleon Bonaparte threatening to invade England, everyone at Stranje House is in mortal danger.
There is a traitor in Stranje House.
Someone is sneaking information to Napoleon’s ruthless spies, Lady Daneska and Ghost. Jane is determined to find out who it is before suspicions rip apart the bonds of friendship at Stranje House. Her desperate hunt for the traitor ensnares a brash young American inventor, Alexander Sinclair, Robert Fulton’s nephew, in an ambush that puts his life in danger. Sinclair is the most maddening young man in all of Christendom, a sharp-tongued rascal with boorish manners, but Lady Jane cannot bear the thought of anyone harming the golden-haired genius.
Is Jane enough of a mastermind to save Alexander, her friends at Stranje House, and possibly England itself?
REFUGE FOR MASTERMINDS will be released on May 23rd.
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Patty here again! Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Kathleen Baldwin, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 3! Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the blue team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!