Michelle Cooper combines the drama of pre-War Europe with the romance of debutante balls and gives us another compelling historical page turner.
Sophia FitzOsborne and the royal family of Montmaray escaped their remote island home when the Germans attacked, and now find themselves in the lap of luxury. Sophie's journal fills us in on the social whirl of London's 1937 season, but even a princess in lovely new gowns finds it hard to fit in. Is there no other debutante who reads?!
And while the balls and house parties go on, newspaper headlines scream of war in Spain and threats from Germany. No one wants a second world war. Especially not the Montmaravians—with all Europe under attack, who will care about the fate of their tiny island kingdom?
Will the FitzOsbornes ever be able to go home again? Could Montmaray be lost forever?
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Part two of Sophie' s adventures lead her to England. The refugees from Montmaray are revealing their deeper natures and exploring the wider horizons of war time England.
This engrossing narrative by Sophie is filled with historical tidbits..just the things a young woman would be thinking about. The reader is pulled into Sophie's world.
As a writer of children's fiction and a reader of mountains of historical fiction, I look forward to the third book in this series. If you haven't read them, save a solid block of time for the moment you crack open these books. Once you are inside this story, you will want to stay.