Okay, swoon! First off (since this post is supposedly about the cover), don't you just love the light of the cover? I like how it is very white and pale with just a few pops of color. And I think that the model's pose and expression so captures Sophie's personality (or at least, how I'd imagine her to look when stuck in a boring social function), and hints at a double meaning behind the word "exile" in the title. The title font is also pretty awesome, but I'll admit, it's the words at the top of the cover that give me the biggest thrill--The Montmaray Journals, Book II. As in, plural. As in, more than two! Yes!
Anyway, enough of my babble...here's what the book is about!
"Michelle Cooper combines the drama of pre-War Europe with the romance of debutante balls and gives us another compelling historical page turner.
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?"
Woo! This one comes out on April 5th, 2011, leaving you with just enough time to procure A Brief History of Montmaray and read it!