Blog Tour: Refuge for Masterminds by Kathleen Baldwin

Posted May 24, 2017 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway / 0 Comments

Blog Tour: Refuge for Masterminds by Kathleen Baldwin

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour: Refuge for Masterminds by Kathleen BaldwinRefuge for Masterminds by Kathleen Baldwin
Series: Stranje House
Published by Tor Teen Genres: Fiction, Historical, Young Adult
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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Also in this series: A School for Unusual Girls, Exile for Dreamers
Also by this author: A School for Unusual Girls, Exile for Dreamers

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 doing so, 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?


I love each of the girls that are in Stranje House.  They each have their own strenghts, and Jane is no different. Even if she feels like she is not extraordinary.

I’m really enjoying that each book will have the story of each girl.  I think one of my favorite things about this series is the friendship. I mean I like the romance, too, but the bond these girls have is unstoppable. They help each other and rely on each other.  I love that they’re tight-knit and treat each other as they would siblings.

Also, I love Alexander and Jane. They can’t seem to stop bickering when they are around each other. You can tell they have chemistry, but Jane fights it every step of the way.

Lady Daneska is, as usual, a thorn in the side of the ladies at Stranje House. She can’t seem to stop trying to cause trouble.

I really enjoyed this installment. There’s action, betrayal, romance, and everything else you could want from a book set in this time period.

Playlist for Refuge for Masterminds

I don’t have a playlist. However, I have a few favorite music videos helped me dive into the mood while writing Lady Jane’s story.

This first one, Save the Hero by Beyoncé, is perfect for Lady Jane, especially toward the end of the book:


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About Kathleen Baldwin

“I love adventure in books and in real life. I’ve roamed the Rocky Mountains, wandered the desert, enjoyed way too many classes in college, was stalked by a mountain lion, lost an argument with a rattlesnake, fell in love at least a dozen times, finally met and married my very own hero, and together we’ve raised four free-spirited children.”

Award-winning author – Kensington published four of Kathleen’s Regency romantic comedies, including MISTAKEN KISS, a Holt Medallion finalist. DIARY OF A TEENAGE FAIRY GODMOTHER, was a Golden Quill finalist. Her upcoming Historical YA series with TorTeen, A SCHOOL FOR UNUSUAL GIRLS, is a Junior Library Guild Selection and won a Marlene.

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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