Sophie Fitzosborne lives in a crumbling castle on the island Kingdom of Montmaray where the only residents are her impoverished family. The year is 1936 and Sophie keeps track of their days in her journal. Everything in the news says that war is approaching, but Montmaray seems safe enough. Then fighter planes attack the island, forcing the Fitzosbornes into exile in England. As the fighting becomes more intense, what will happen to their tiny kingdom?
The first in a trilogy that follows the Fitzosbornes from genteel island poverty into the thick of World War II.