Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The FitzOsbornes in Exile. Book Two of The Montmaray Journals - Historical Teen Fiction with Gay and Bisexual characters!

The FitzOsbornes in Exile, book two of The Montmaray Journals by Michelle Cooper

Sophia FitzOsborne and the royal family of Montmaray escaped their remote island home when the Germans attacked, and now find themselves in the lap of luxury. Sophie's journal fills us in on the social whirl of London's 1937 season, but even a princess in lovely new gowns finds it hard to fit in. Is there no other debutante who reads?!

And while the balls and house parties go on, newspaper headlines scream of war in Spain and threats from Germany. No one wants a second world war. Especially not the Montmaravians—with all Europe under attack, who will care about the fate of their tiny island kingdom?

Will the FitzOsbornes ever be able to go home again? Could Montmaray be lost forever?

There are gay and bisexual characters in this - but you'll have to read it to find out who!

And here's the synopsis of the first book in the series, A Brief History of Montmaray

Sophie Fitzosborne lives in a crumbling castle in the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray with her eccentric and impoverished royal family. When she receives a journal for her sixteenth birthday, Sophie decides to chronicle day-to-day life on the island. But this is 1936, and the news that trickles in from the mainland reveals a world on the brink of war. The politics of Europe seem far away from their remote islanduntil two German officers land a boat on Montmaray. And then suddenly politics become very personal indeed.

Add your review of or book one,"A Brief History of Montmaray" and/or book two, "The FitzOsbornes in Exile," in comments!


Catherine Linka said...

I adore these books and I'm thrilled you've pointed them out to your fans.

Ann Summerville said...

I have The FitzOsbornes in Exile on my TBR list. I didn't know it was the second in the series. Thanks for the info.

Anonymous said...

I just finished A Brief History of Montmary, which I loved, and was pleasantly surprised by the brief references in that book to gay characters. Off the top of my head, I can't think of any other historical YA fiction that deals with that. Glad to hear it picks up in the sequel, too!