Books by Kathleen Baldwin
The Stranje House Novels
Harbor for the Nightingale, A Stranje House Novel, Book 4
In this award-winning alternate history, Napoleon has forced Europe to its knees, and now he plots to seize control of Britain. Maya Barrington, one of Miss Stranje’s unusual girls, must act as a double agent and use her extraordinary gift of persuasion to thwart Napoleon’s scheme.
Maya gains entry into Napoleon’s treacherous game on the arm of elusive Lord Kinsworth. She can read almost everyone; not so with young Kinsworth. Quick with a jest and armed with lethal charm, he remains just beyond her reach. With Britain’s future at risk and her friends lives in peril, does she dare trust him?
Refuge for Masterminds, A Stranje House Novel, Book 3
There’s a traitor inside Stranje House. Someone is sneaking information to Lady Daneska and Ghost, Napoleon’s ruthless spies.
Lady Jane’s desperate hunt for the traitor ensnares the young American inventor, Alexander Sinclair, Robert Fulton’s nephew, in a deadly ambush. Sinclair is the most maddening young man in all of Christendom, a sharp-tongued rascal with boorish manners, but Lady Jane cannot bear the thought of anyone harming the golden-haired genius.
Lady Jane Moore has a secret. A secret that must be kept buried. For if anyone discovered the truth, her life at Stranje House would crumble. And with Napoleon Bonaparte’s invasion of England underway, everyone at Stranje House is already in danger. Mortal danger.
Exile for Dreamers, A Stranje House Novel, Book 2
“This spy school for girls . . . is impossible to put down! I recommend this book to anyone that loves brave girls, adventure and great friendships.” –5 Girls Book Reviews
Tess Aubreyson can’t run far enough or fast enough to escape the prophetic dreams that haunt her. Her dreams bring nothing but death and grief. Tess refuses to accept that she may be destined for the same madness that destroyed her mother, until her disturbing dreams become the only means of saving Lord Ravencross, the man she loves, and her fellow students at Stranje House. Tess’s old friend, the traitorous Lady Daneska and the Ghost, ruthless leader of the Iron Crown, have returned to England, intent on paving the way for Napoleon’s invasion of England. Can the young ladies of Stranje House prevail once more? Or is England destined to fall into the hands of the power-mad dictator?
A School for Unusual Girls, A Stranje House Novel, Book 1
A School for Unusual Girls is the first captivating installment in the Stranje House series for young adults by award-winning author Kathleen Baldwin. #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot calls this romantic Regency adventure “completely original and totally engrossing.”
“Intriguing from the first sentence . . .” – New York Times Sunday Book Review
It’s 1814. Napoleon is exiled on Elba. Europe is in shambles. Britain is at war on four fronts. And Stranje House, a School for Unusual Girls, has become one of Regency England’s dark little secrets. The daughters of the beau monde who don’t fit high society’s constrictive mold are banished to Stranje House to be reformed into marriageable young ladies. Or so their parents think. In truth, Headmistress Emma Stranje, the original unusual girl, has plans for the young ladies—plans that entangle the girls in the dangerous world of spies, diplomacy, and war.
★ Awarded Spirit of Texas 2016
★ Kansas NEA Reading Circle gave it a starred review in their “Best of the Best for High Schools”
“Spellbinding! …A true page-turner!” —Rachel Hawthorne, NYT and USA Today bestselling author
A Fairy Godmother is not some pixie in a pink tutu. She’
s a guardian and a warrior. Lilliana Skye is sent undercover to a Texas high school to save, Jess, one of Cinderella’s troubled descendants, but everything goes wrong.
When Jess’s older brother tries to help Lilliana discovers that falling in love with a human is forbidden . . . not to mention, deadly.
★ Golden Quill Finalist!
★ Fresh Fiction Pick of the Day
A Traditional Regency Romantic Romp
Can a lady with a reputation for disaster, stumble into love?
An unusual heroine, Fiona Hawthorn grew up running free. Without a mother to restrain her, she spent her days riding her horse neck or nothing across her father’s fields and swimming like a sea nymph. But in a sitting room she’s bound to overturn the teapot or accidentally trip the footman.
Voted Best Traditional Regency of 2004 by Cata-Romance Readers
“A winning mix of wit and humor.” –Elisabeth Fairchild, RT Lifetime Achievement winner
A Humorous Regency Romance. (Aunt Honore is back…)
Willa is nearly blind without her spectacles, but she knows trouble when she trips over it.
Willa, the vicar’s little sister knows full well that her prospects are bleak. When she accidentally kisses Alexander Braeburn, her dull predictable world turns upside down. Logic dictates that she should stay away from the handsome Corinthian. He’s the black sheep of their village. But how can she resist?
“Baldwin evokes some very tender moments as Willa learns that love will find a way in this warm and charming tale.” – Romantic Times 4½ Stars
“warm and charming tale” – Romantic Times 4½ Stars
2006 HOLT MEDALLION Finalist
Aunt Honore is up to her old tricks, only now she’s meddling in her mysterious nephew’s life…
Lord St. Evert despises pretension of any kind. He cannot abide the self-important airs put on by some members of the Ton and takes pleasure in making a mockery of Brummell’s fashion strictures. Conceited frauds! Hadn’t his grandfather’s snobbery made his mother’s life a misery? All the more maddening to discover that the one woman who captures his interest is the biggest pretender of all. He vows to teach Miss Elizabeth Hampton a lesson she won’t soon forget.
“… Terrific!” –Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews
“…humorous and enchanting tale with intrigue and danger” –Romantic Times, 4 stars
“…charming book, with the lightness and freshness of a sunny day in the park.” –Yvonne Choi, Rakehell Reviews
For those who have already read Cut from the Same Cloth and are looking for the Afterword (includes spoilers) here’s a link: Afterword – Cut from the Same Cloth Don’t read it unless you have already read the book. It contains spoilers. Instead, enjoy this EXCERPT
When Elizabeth’s childhood sweetheart returns from the Napoleonic wars to investigate a series of robberies in Claegburn Woods. She never dared dream their shared waltz would rekindle their affection for one another. But she knows loving Lord Ryerton is impossible, because Elizabeth hides a dark and dangerous secret.
This whimsical visit to the world of thieves is written in tribute to Alfred Noyes’s timeless poem, The Highwayman. Oh, what silken dreams were spun on the wheel of his romantic poem. If you leaned out the window with the innkeeper’s dark-eyed daughter and sighed over the dashing highwayman, this story is for you. Noyes’s complete poem is available at the end of the book.
“These thieves are not what you expect… a well-written and pleasurable romp through the regency period.” – Armchair Interviews
Some of my foreign versions:
Cut from the Same Cloth