Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Jordan’s Jewels where you showcase a favorite cover on your bookshelves.
Hey Gems! When you think of Etiquette do you think of waist coats or weaponry? Do you see a debutante with pristine white gloves or, in your imagination, is she holding an ax? These are just some things that make this weeks Showcase Sunday fabulous.
Etiquette and Espionage Synopsis
Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is the bane of her mother’s existence. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea–and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.
But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish, all right–but it’s a different kind of finishing. Mademoiselle Geraldine’s certainly trains young ladies in the finer arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also in the other kinds of finishing: the fine arts of death, diversion, deceit, espionage, and the modern weaponries. Sophronia and her friends are going to have a rousing first year at school.
I think I’m ready to head to Finishing school. I might be a little old but I’ll fight my way in, like a lady of course. Happy reading and stop twirling those scissors like that. You are giving me a heart attack!