LAUREN ROYAL decided to become a writer in the third grade, after winning a “Why My Mother is the Greatest” essay contest. Now she’s a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of humorous historical romance novels. Lauren lives in Southern California with her family and their constantly shedding cat. She still thinks her mother is the greatest.
DEVON ROYAL is the daughter of romance novelist Lauren Royal. After attending film school, she wrote an award-winning TV comedy pilot and spent several years working in digital video production before turning her focus to fiction writing. Devon lives in Southern California with her fiancé. She also thinks her mother is the greatest.
Themes: sweet and clean & wholesome love stories, teen and young adult coming of age novels, lords and ladies, wealthy and rich nobility, castles, England and English history, 17th century and 1600s, English Civil War, Puritans and the Roundheads, Oliver Cromwell, the Protectorate, the Commonwealth Period, war on Christmas, sisters and brothers, family life, friendship, weddings and matchmaking, romantic comedy
Themes: sweet and clean & wholesome love stories, teen and young adult coming of age novels, lords and ladies, wealthy and rich nobility, castles, England and English history, 19th century and 1800s, Jane Austen era, sisters and brothers, family life, brother’s best friend, friends to lovers, free second chance romance, marriage of convenience, wedding, matchmaking, romantic comedy freebie, humor, scandal and intrigue, suspense, murder and mystery, piano music, wine, sweets and desserts, baking and cooking, recipes, animals and pets, mastiff dog
It’s 1814. Napoleon has escaped his imprisonment on Elba. Britain is at war on four fronts. And at Stranje House, a School for Unusual Girls, five young ladies are secretly being trained for a world of spies, diplomacy, and war....
Napoleon’s invasion of England is underway and someone at Stranje House is sneaking information to his spies. Lady Jane Moore is determined to find out who it is. If anyone can discover the traitor, it is Jane—for, according to headmistress Emma Stranje, Lady Jane is a mastermind.
Jane doesn’t consider herself a mastermind. It’s just that she tends to grasp the facts of a situation quickly, and by so doing, she’s able to devise and implement a sensible course of action. Is Jane enough of a mastermind to save the brash young American inventor Alexander Sinclair, her friends at Stranje House, and possibly England itself?
Fans of genre-blending, romance, and action will love this Regency-era alternate history novel filled with spunky heroines, handsome young lords, and dastardly villains—the third in the Stranje House series. Don’t miss the first two books: A School for Unusual Girls and Exile for Dreamers.
“Enticing from the first sentence." —New York Times Book Review
"This alternative history series will appeal to fans of Gail Carriger's works and The Cecelia and Kate novels by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer." —School Library Journal on A School for Unusual Girls
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