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Refuge for Masterminds

Refuge for Masterminds

A Stranje House Novel

Stranje House (Volume 3)

Kathleen Baldwin

Tor Teen

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Refuge for Masterminds is the third installment in the Stranje House series for young adults by award-winning author Kathleen Baldwin. #1 New York Times best-selling author Meg Cabot calls this romantic Regency adventure “completely original and totally engrossing.”

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 Janefor, 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

"Baldwin has a winning series here: her characters are intriguing and fully rendered." —Booklist

"Fans of Celia Rees's Pirates! will enjoy this tale of action and derring-do. An outstanding alternative history series entry and a must-have for teen libraries." —School Library Journal

"Once again, Kathleen Baldwin takes us on an amazing journey through an alternate event in history. I really love her take on historical events and the significant part young people play in the fight for freedom and peace. The story is full of adventure, and is both well-written and a delight to read. More than the thriller and romance parts, this story is also about sisterhood and friendship among the five girls.... I enjoyed this story immensely and I closed my kindle with a satisfied sigh. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!" —YAinsider.com

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LADY JANE MOORE


The oil lamp flickers and hisses. It is late, very late. The oil will run out soon. Even though it is long past midnight, I continue working at my desk in the library, listing possibilities, drawing lines from...

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Praise for Refuge for Masterminds

“Enticing from the first sentence." —New York Times Book Review

"Baldwin has a winning series here: her characters are intriguing and fully rendered." —Booklist

"Once again, Kathleen Baldwin takes us on an amazing journey through an alternate event in history. I really love her take on historical events and the significant part young people play in the fight for freedom and peace. The story is full of adventure, and is both well-written and a delight to read. More than the thriller and romance parts, this story is also about sisterhood and friendship among the five girls.... I enjoyed this story immensely and I closed my kindle with a satisfied sigh. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!" —YAinsider.com

"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

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About the author

Kathleen Baldwin

KATHLEEN BALDWIN has written several award-winning traditional Regency romances for adults, including Lady Fiasco, winner of Cataromance's Best Traditional Regency, and Mistaken Kiss, a Holt Medallion Finalist. The Stranje House series, including A School for Unusual Girls, Exile for Dreamers, Refuge for Masterminds, is her first series for teens. She lives in Texas with her family.

Kathleen Baldwin

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