The Secret History of the Pink Carnation

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The Secret History of the Pink Carnation

A Pink Carnation Novel, #1

Eloise Kelly is in England working on her dissertation on the gentleman spies such as Scarlet Pimpernal and the Purple Genetian, both of whom were unmasked. But one spy, the Pink Carnation, never had his identity revealed. Eloise is determined to find it out the identity of this most elusive spy. But during her research she runs afoul of Mr. Colin Selwick, current owner of Selwick Hall? Can Eloise find the answers she needs while battling this handsome, arrogant guardian of the Selwick family history?

1803 England, Amy Balcourt wants nothing more than to help the English cause and the Purple Genetian who tried to save her father from the French revolution's bloody grasp. But finding the Purple Genetian is easier said than done, especially when Lord Richard Selwick keeps getting in her way. Little does Amy know that "traitorous" Richard is actually the Purple Genetian. Richard must keep his mind on discovering Napoleon's plans for invasion, but thoughts of Amy keep intruding. Can Richard trust Amy and keep her safe at the same time?

"The Secret History of the Pink Carnation" by Lauren Willig is a boon to fans of the The Scarlet Pimpernal, Bridget Jones' Diary, Jane Austen and James Bond by weaving the best of all of these together in one great series.  With intrigue and adventure, romance and seduction, humor and witty dialogue mixed together, Lauren Willig's books are rollicking good reads. Watching the couples fall in love and suffer misunderstanding after misunderstanding, the reader will find themselves yelling at the book, "Just kiss each other already, " in eager anticipation. Lauren Willig has combined the best of Regency romance with fun spy fiction, to create a series that will leave the reader eagerly devouring each book from page one.

Book Blurb for The Secret History of the Pink Carnation

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Realizing romantic heroes are a thing of the past, graduate student Eloise Kelly is determined to focus on her work. Her first stop: England, to finish her dissertation on the English spies of the Napoleonic Wars, like the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Purple Gentian.

But her greatest conquest is to reveal the most elusive spy of them all, the dashing Pink Carnation. As she does, she discovers something for the history books-a living, breathing hero all her very own...

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2010 5.00