Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Refuge for Masterminds (Stranje House #3) by Kathleen Baldwin

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we're eagerly awaiting.  Once again I've picked a book that is part of a series I've really enjoyed.  It's not out till May, so I've got a while to wait, although I'm going to hope for an advanced copy, egalley or ARC, before it comes out.  You can read my reviews of the first two books here:  A School for Unusual Girls, and Exile for Dreamers.  Here is the blurb from Goodreads for this third book in the series:

Lady Jane Moore has a secret. A secret that must be kept buried. For if anyone discovered the truth, her life at Stranje House would crumble. And with Napoleon Bonaparte’s invasion of England underway, everyone at Stranje House is already in danger. Mortal danger.

Jane knows it. She may not be like Tess, who has the advantage of prophetic dreams. Nor is she like Sera, who notices every detail no matter how miniscule and draws conclusions based on the smallest thread of evidence. She doesn’t possess Maya’s ability to soothe the tempers around her with a few well-spoken words. Neither is she a brilliant scientist like Georgie. According to Miss Stranje, Lady Jane Moore is a mastermind.

Nonsense!

Jane doesn’t consider herself a mastermind. Quite the contrary, she believes herself to be an ordinary young lady. It’s just that she has a rather excessive bent toward the practical. 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. But that’s all there is to it. Well, there is the fact that she also organizes the players in her plans with quiet efficiency. So much so, that occasionally Lady Jane’s friends tease her for being a bit managing.

Do they expect her to sit back and do nothing when trouble is brewing? Not likely. Not when the people she cares about are at risk. Call it being a mastermind if you must, it is a trait that comes in rather handy in a world full of spies, sabotage, and double-dealing. Especially now that Lady Jane and Sera have rooted out the truth: There is a traitor at Stranje House.

Someone is sneaking information to Lady Daneska and Ghost, Napoleon’s spies. Jane is determined to find out who it is before the bonds of friendship at Stranje House are ripped apart by suspicions. Her desperate hunt for the traitor ensnares Robert Fulton’s nephew, Alexander Sinclair, a brash American inventor, in an ambush that puts his life in danger. Sinclair may well be the most maddening man in all of Christendom, a wicked-tongued rascal with boorish manners, but for some reason, 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? 


Have you read any of this series yet?  Does it sound good to you?  I love how every book seems to be more about one of the girls.  And I do love the cover of this one best I think!  What book are you eagerly awaiting this week?  

And while you're here, make sure you go check out my Book of Choice Giveaway

24 comments:

  1. Ooooo, I didn't know there would be another book in this series! I have the second book but I haven't read any of the books in this series. Mostly I just like the covers. :D I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Have a wonderful week, Lisa. =)

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    1. I really like how it's a bunch of strong female characters. Very ready for this one! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I haven't read this series or heard of it before, but the cover is lovely! Hope you enjoy this book :)

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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    1. I can't wait for it! Thanks for visiting!

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  3. This looks wonderful, great pick! I love the cover, too, so beautiful :)
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    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. I'm very excited for it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. A School for Unusual Girls is on my wishlist, Lisa. But thanks for sharing this - I didn't realize it was an entire series! :)

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    1. Hopefully you'll be able to get the first one soon so you can see why I'm waiting for it. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. I've really loved this series so far! And glad to have more coming! I'm excited for this one, and I'm also really hoping that it leads to one more book with Sera in the lead! :D

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    1. Agreed, I'd like to see everyone get their own book!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Oooh! I've never read this series before, but it sounds awesome! I hope you enjoy it!

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    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. It is a good one! I definitely recommend it. Thanks for visiting!

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  7. Ohhhh this one sounds great!

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  8. I like this series a lot and am looking forward to this one!!

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    1. Glad to hear I'm not the only one! Thanks for visiting!

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  9. I've heard good things about this series, but haven't started it yet. Definitely want to check this out, thanks for the heads up!

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    1. Maybe you'll start it when all three books are out so you can read them right in a row! :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I haven't heard of this series, but I really want to get into more historical fiction this year. Thanks for introducing the series to me! :) Here is my WoW!

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    1. This has some very interesting history in it, along with a few changes to what actually happened, which the author makes sure to talk about at the end of each story. You should totally check this one out! Thanks for visiting!

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    1. It's been a great series so far. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Oh, yes!! I've loved this series and will be featuring this book in the future! Thanks for stopping by!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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    1. I'll be sure to stop by when you do! Thanks for visiting!

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