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. Michelle Cooper says, “A Brief History of Montmaray began with the idea of a teenage girl sitting on a castle wall and writing in her diary. I decided that she was. 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.

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A Brief History of Montmaray

Okay, it’s still not perfect. Just when I was settled down to enjoy the story that had been built everything was thrown into chaos. It’s because it’s true! A few tears may have been on the verge of shedding while reading this book. But, the ending was what absolutely blew me away. So that was that, I did not particularly believe the setting, believe in the plot, nor particularly love the characters.

Even before Nazi-related trials and tribulations enter the story, it’s a captivating tale of survival, humor and grace. Or other northern Atlantic archipelagos. I’ve read this alreadythe voice of the journal.

The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. I highly recommend this book for older teens and adults. A Brief History of Montmaray is a heart-stopping tale of loyalty, love, od loss, and of fighting to hold on to home when the world is exploding all around you.

Adventure, intrigue, romance, the supernatural – it’s all here, bound together by a ripping plot. The distant allure of London and og beckon, yet crumbling Montmaray Castle holds fast to our narrator’s heart.


It was merely “extremely difficult” before.

Michelle Cooper

Sep 14, Rosemary rated it it was amazing. The second was that the story is told through diary entries which in no way sounded true to that format—way too much detail and dialog. Not to mention the fact that I’ve seen Indiana Jones.

Your request to send this item has been completed. Off to read The FitzOsbornes in Exile. Plus there were carrier pigeons, storms, and Nazi attacks! It feels like I read this book a million years ago because it was one of those books that I just loved so much that it sort of crept onto my list of Those Books. Sophia was at the heart, watching her family and seeing what mattered to her. What I love is that it goes from describing all the quirky, endearingly hum-drum aspects of everyday life as “everyday” as it can be for the few remaining members of the royal family of Montmaray in their crumbling castle on an island two hundred miles from anywhere in Europe to being this heart-pumping adventure of political intrigue and family tragedy and, ultimately, of hope.

Montmaray brings together a strong heroine with distinctive, original supporting characters, a bit of history, a lot of wit, a touch of the Gothic and an exciting climax, for a book that’s hard to put down. You may send this item to up to five recipients. Which isn’t a bad thing for it to be at all.

The FitzOsbornes in Exile, the second book in The Hstory Journals trilogy, was published in Australia inas a paperback and audiobook.

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I got teary eyed when they tell Neville that he is worth twelve Draco Malfoys I um might have cried when histoey win the house cup because Neville stood up to his friends and that made him braver than standing up to enemies.


Buy the Audiobook Download: Veronica being there for her when Sophia’s parents died. They know too much by reading books and discussing things in safe rooms.

A Brief History of Montmaray

And then I got sucked in, monhmaray read some of it aloud to Natasha, and she got sucked in, and then I had to read the next two as quickly as possible in order to hand them back over to her. Charming Toby reminds me of my own brother, Henry with all her escapades made me love her, I fell in love with Veronica as the sharp-tongued scholar esp this bit: Publishers Weekly – Children’s Book Reviews.

The Montmaray Journals 3 books. The tone is more Indiana Jones than Anne Frank and it must be said that the book rollicks.

The Children’s War: A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper

I find more interesting how Sophia develops her mind. Sophie FitzOsborne lives in a crumbling histpry in the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray with her eccentric and impoverished royal family. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours.

Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. May 17, Whatchyareading added it Shelves: Ok, this is a geek thing, but still if I suspend disbelief in worldbuilding, my belief in characters is damaged as well. Praise for the North American audiobook: Veronica and her educated friends know everything. The plot of A Brief History of Montmaray was incredible.