Synopses & Reviews
praised the Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink
author Stephanie Kate Strohm for "turning a strong heroine and a few surprises into a clever, tightly written book that will keep readers wondering who will become Libby's Mr. Darcy." This romantic sequel follows suit in high style! High-style hoopskirts, that is . . .
When history nerd Libby's fashion designer best friend asks for help selling his gowns to the wives of Civil War reenactors, she jumps at the chance to frolick on a nineteenth-century playground. But Alabama's no sweet home: sweltering heat, no Starbucks, a vengeful ghost . . .
And the boys? Miss Libby's got the North and the South fighting for her heart.
“A little raunchy and quite funny.” New York Times Book Review
“Were talking laugh-till-the-soda-comes-out-of-your-nose humor.” Chicago Tribune
“Hysterically funny.” Seventeen
“An excellent ending to a wonderful series.” Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review)
“A nearly perfect book . . . [that] will have you laughing and singing.” —A teen reviewer "In this whimsical tale, the reader is not only entertained, but also learns a little history along the way."—VOYA (Voices of Youth Advocates) "Strohm has a good sense of slapstick and an ear for one-liners."—Kirkus Reviews "Pilgrims will be enjoyed by fans of romantic comedies."--School Library Journal "Interesting historical facts are woven throughout, but, mostly, Strohm's debut is breezy beach reading--it'll go down as easily as Libby's Colonial Caramel Apple Pie."--Booklist "[Strohm] turns a strong heroine and a few surprises into a clever, tightly written book that will keep readers wondering who will become Libby's Mr. Darcy."—Publishers Weekly
"Fun beach reading peppered with plenty of fascinating historical tidbits."
"Teens who like a mix of realistic fiction, historical information, and humor will enjoy Confederates Don't Wear Couture."
—School Library Journal
For Georgia, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Just when she thought she was the official one-and-only girlfriend of Masimo, he's walked off into the night with the full hump, leaving Georgia all aloney on her owney-again. All because Dave the Laugh tried to do fisticuffs at dawn with him! Two boys fighting over Georgia? It's almost as romantic as Romeo and Juliet . . . though perhaps a touch less tragic. It's time for Georgia to get to the bottom (oo-er) of this Dave the Laugh spontaneous puckering business once and for all. It's like they always say: If you snog a mate in the forest of red bottomosity and no one is around to see it, is he still a mate? Or is he something more?
When Libby Kelting, a Jane Austen lover and all-around history nerd, scores a summer intership at a living history museum that turns out to be haunted, she quickly learns that ghosts are almost as complicated as boys, in this hilarious and sweetly romantic debut novel.
Libby Kelting had always felt herself born out of time. No wonder the historical romance-reading, Jane Austen-adaptation-watching, all-around history nerd jumped at the chance to intern at Camden Harbor, Maines Oldest Living History Museum. But at Camden Harbor Libbys just plain out of place, no matter how cute she looks in a corset. Her cat-loving coworker wants her dead, the too-smart-for-his-own-good local reporter keeps pushing her buttons, her gorgeous sailor may be more shipwreck than dreamboat — plus Camden Harbors haunted. Over the course of one unforgettable summer, Libby learns that boys, like ghosts, arent always what they seem.
In this sequel to Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink, our lovable leading lady, Libby, is back in another hysterical read! This time, there's an even creepier ghost story to solve, a more dramatic love triangle to untangle, and much fancier costumes as Libby and Dev tour the South with a group of Civil War re-enactors.
About the Author
Louise Rennison is the internationally bestselling and award-winning author of Withering Tights, A Midsummer Tights Dream, and the angst-filled Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series. She lives in Brighton, the San Francisco of England (apart from the sun, Americans, the Golden Gate Bridge, and earthquakes).