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?
- ISBN: 9780375858659
- Author: Cooper, Michelle
- Published: 2011 , Random House Children's Books
- Themes: Diaries, families, Great Britain, Identity, Refugees and exiles, sense of belonging, Struggle, War
- Descriptors: England (UK), Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult (ages 14-18)
- No. of pages: 464