by Sheila N., June 2, 2010 2:46 PM
Dodie Smith (I Capture the Castle) meets Nancy Mitford (The Pursuit of Love) in this charming coming of age tale that takes place on a small island off the coast of England. Sophie is an impoverished princess who lives in a crumbling castle; having just turned 16, Sophie is looking forward to making her debut into Society even as she wrestles with her crush on the housekeeper's son. The unexpected arrival of two German officers soon chases all thoughts of romance from Sophie's mind as she wrestles with the political ramifications of the soldiers' presence at Montmaray. A bittersweet tale of loyalty and loss, A Brief History of Montmaray is recommended for readers ages 12 and up.