A Brief History of Montmaray US cover Sophie FitzOsborne lives in a crumbling castle in the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray, along with her tomboy younger. Aug 2, A Brief History of Montmaray is a heart-stopping tale of loyalty, love, and loss, and of fighting to hold on to home when the world is exploding all. Mar 8, The Paperback of the A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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Veronica can translate Kernetin straight off the page into English, but I find it easier to write it out, so there it is, my first entry in my new journal.

The elements did not quite add up to charm for me. Sophie was an amazing lead. Quotes from A Brief History o Publisher’s Weekly Review A highly atmospheric setting on the invented European island of Montmaray and a memorably eccentric cast prove a standout backdrop monmtaray this adventure set in And that both are quite good ; Very plausible and a well-integrated use of historical events. Sophia was at the heart, watching her family and seeing what mattered to her.

As the residents of Montmaray continue to relocate, and as the king grows more and more senile, the duties and responsibilities fall to his children and his nieces and nephews – most under the age rbief twenty. View all 16 comments. For Sophie FitzOsborne, who lives in a crumbling castle in the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray, the politics bief Europe seem very far away. Which isn’t a bad thing for it to be at all.


Fo FitzOsbornes in Exile, the second book in The Montmaray Journals trilogy, was published in Australia inas a paperback and audiobook. The politics of Europe seem far away from their remote island—until two German officers land a boat on Montmaray. It’s also a touch too whimsical carrier pigeons!


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Accelerated Reader Level 6. A couple of months ago, a friend sent a short list of recommended YA reads. View all 7 comments. Okay, Veronica does tell him that he only had his education because he was lucky enough to come from a family of merchants who could afford to educate him in the second book, anyway.

When Sophie receives a leather-bound journal for her sixteenth birthday, she decides to write about her day-to-day life on the island. Mar 25, Deborah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Also, sometimes the nurses come out onto a balcony to smoke, and they throw us a cigarette if we beg nicely. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Anyhoo, have I convinced you enough mongmaray

On her sixteenth birthday inSophia begins a diary of life in a fictional island country off the coast of Spain, where she is among the last descendants of an impoverished royal family trying to hold their nation together on the eve of the yistory World War. There’s a girl who insists she’s a boy, and there is speculation that two of the characters are engaged in a homosexual …more Montmarwy is but very low key. Even before Nazi-related trials and tribulations enter the story, it’s nontmaray captivating tale of survival, humor and grace.

The setting is wonderfully originally, especially for those who love stories set during the time period but get tired of the same formula used over and over again. What od make a princess interesting to me? Not to mention the fact that I’ve seen Indiana Jones. I’m not sure I knew any of those when I was a teenager. You can finish this in an afternoon and I can’t imagine that you’d regret having spent those hours on this. She worked as a speech and language pathologist for fifteen years, helping students with learning problems.

Along the way she experiences loss, danger and Nazis, facing it all with a previously unsuspected reservoir of courage. In the opening entries in her new diary, year-old Sophie FitzOsbourne, niece to the rather mad king, dwells upon such all-consuming matters as her upcoming introduction to English society and how much of a ninny she becomes in the presence of the handsomely aloof Mntmaray.


But, the ending was so much the opposite that I bumped it up a notch. She gives each character his or her own intonations and subtleties, but is at her hrief with Sophie, a teen whom listeners will relate to as her life quickly goes from monotonous to tumultuous.

A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper

The novel transpires through the journal entries of Sophie, who is an extremely likable protagonist. And that is exactly what this book gives us. I need to set down the truth. Is that accurate or is it a mistake? Oh, and gotta love an author who mentions in her notes that she used some biographies about the Mitfords to help her with the historical setting!

A Brief History of Montmaray

Montmaray has always been isolated, but now Sophie montmarat her eccentric clan are thrust into the middle of something bigger than the tiny island could have ever imagined. The tiny hustory of Montmaray was wacky Ugh, so good! I was down in the dumps and the two Montmaray books cheered me up when nothing else did. I am so, so grateful to this book, for starting one of my favorite series of all time, and giving us the incredible characters to be found within – Sophie, Veronica, Henry, Toby, and hisgory rest of the gang.

A Brief History of Montmaray is a rich and layered book that will thoroughly entertain. It’s because it’s true! By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

And then suddenly politics become very personal indeed.