From Award Winning Author
The stakes in this game of spies are life and death.
REFUGE FOR MASTERMINDS
Series: Stranje House, Book 3
Genre: Young Adult, Teen Alternative Historical Fantasy
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: May 23, 2017
Lady Jane Moore has a secret. A secret that must be kept buried. If anyone discovered the truth, her life at Stranje House would crumble. And with Napoleon Bonaparte threatening to invade England, everyone at Stranje House is already in mortal danger.
There’s a traitor in the house. Someone is sneaking information to Napoleon’s 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, into 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 the golden-haired genius being harmed.
Is Jane enough of a mastermind to save Alexander, her friends at Stranje House, and possibly England itself?
Fans of Gail Carriger, Patricia Wrede, and Caroline Stevermer will love this Regency-era alternate history filled with spunky heroines, handsome young lords, and dastardly villains.
"Baldwin has a winning series here: her characters are intriguing and fully rendered."
- Stacey Comfort, Booklist
"Refuge for Masterminds moves at a fast pace from the first page and doesn’t stop. Although it is written with a young adult audience in mind, it is a fun and enjoyable novel and will also appeal to adult readers."
- Francesca Pelaccia, Historical Novel Society
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About Kathleen Baldwin
Kathleen Baldwin loves adventure in books and in real life. She taught rock climbing in the Rockies, survival camped in the desert, was stalked by a mountain lion, lost an argument with a rattlesnake, spent way too long in college, fell in love and married her very own hero.
A SCHOOL FOR UNUSUAL GIRLS, the first book in the alternate history series for teens, was awarded Spirit of Texas in 2016, 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, and other notable films optioned the series for film.
REFUGE FOR MASTERMINDS, Book 3 in the Stranje House series, releases May 23rd.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot calls this romantic Regency adventure, "completely original and totally engrossing."
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“Tie me to this chair.”
My son looked at me as if I was wearing swim fins for a hat.
“I’m serious. Here’s the rope. I want you to knot it up good and tight.”
He slowly backed away.
In REFUGE FOR MASTERMINDS, Lady Jane must escape from being tied to a chair. This is something Miss Stranje required the girls to practice in A SCHOOL FOR UNUSUAL GIRLS. However, to write Jane’s escape scene, I needed to really know how, not just make a guess at it. So, to make sure the method of escape I was using would actually work, I asked my son to tie me to a chair.
At first, he was reluctant to tie up his mother. Sweet son, but I needed help. I assured him it was all in the interest of scientific discovery.
He rolled his eyes, but complied. He did such a splendid job I couldn’t get loose. My best guess turned out to be wrong. It took a couple attempts, but finally I figured out a technique that worked.
Lucky thing, or I might still be tied to a chair in the dining room.
5/17/2017 12:40:33 pm
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