The Friday 56 #159 ~ A School For Unusual Girls

Posted: July 14, 2017 in historical romance, The Friday 56, YA
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Welcome to The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice.


This is a really fun meme!

The only rules are to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader and find a sentence or a few (no spoilers) that grabs you and post it.

Then go over to Freda’s Voice and leave your link so we can visit your 56!

My 56 for this week is from:

A School For Unusual Girls

Stranje House Series #1

  by Kathleen Baldwin



My 56 from the hard cover book

Perhaps it was the musical quality of her voice, or her gentle nature. I only know I felt compelled to follow her.


Read on if you want to know more.


Welcome to Stranje House.

It’s 1814. Napoleon is exiled on Elba. Europe is in shambles. Britain is at war on four fronts. And Stranje House, a School for Unusual Girls, has become one of Regency England’s dark little secrets. The daughters of the beau monde who don’t fit high society’s constrictive mold are banished to Stranje House to be reformed into marriageable young ladies. Or so their parents think. In truth, Headmistress Emma Stranje, the original unusual girl, has plans for the young ladies—plans that entangle them in the dangerous world of spies, diplomacy, and war.

After accidentally setting her father’s stables on fire while performing a scientific experiment, Miss Georgiana Fitzwilliam is sent to Stranje House. But Georgie has no intention of being turned into a simpering, pudding-headed, marriageable miss. She plans to escape as soon as possible—until she meets Lord Sebastian Wyatt. Thrust together in a desperate mission to invent a new invisible ink for the English war effort, Georgie and Sebastian must find a way to work together without losing their heads—or their hearts…



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  1. I’ve had my eye on this one for quite a while now! Happy reading!

  2. Great title and intriguing plot. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Kathy Martin says:

    I liked this book and series. Hope you do too. This week I have an urban fantasy – Midnight Curse by Melissa F. Olson. Happy reading!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      It’s good to hear you enjoyed them, Kathy. I have all three books and excited to dive into them. Thanks!

  4. Sounds like it might be a fun read. I think I would like Georgiana very much. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  5. I like the idea of the “unusual” girls striking out and becoming something other than their parents’ ideals. Thanks for sharing. Here’s mine: “AFTER ANNA”

  6. Breana M. says:

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about this one. Enjoy your current read!

  7. Her voice must be very compelling or is she a siren? My Friday Quotes

  8. Freda Mans says:

    I’ve seen this around and it looks good! Happy weekend!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I’ve been reading a lot of YA lately and while plots are different many of them had a somewhat similar theme. Been fun:)

  9. Lelia T says:

    This has been sitting on my ereader forever and a day. and I really need to find time for it.

  10. Ashley S. says:

    This sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing! :)

  11. bevbou says:

    Ooh this looks great. I love the title, the cover and the excerpt. Thanks for sharing!

  12. How interesting! I’m sure it’s just the place for “bluestocking” girls. How dare they not conform to the marriage mart!

  13. SUCH a pretty cover. I love the premise!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I got a little ways into this and its not what I thought it was. That’s good though. I’m really liking it.

  14. Katherine P says:

    The 56 is not what I expected from what I know of the book. This one is high on my TBR as I’ve seen so many fantastic reviews!

  15. I’m still on the fence, but you never know. :)