Pink Carnation
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  • 1

    The Secret History of the Pink Carnation

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Lauren Willig
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    Deciding that true romantic heroes are a thing of the past, Eloise Kelly, an intelligent American who always manages to wear her Jimmy Choo suede boots on the day it rains, leaves Harvard's Widener Library bound for England to finish her dissertation on the dashing pair of spies the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Purple Gentian. What she discovers is something the finest historians have missed: a secret history that begins with a letter dated 1803.

    Jeny says: "Thoroughly entertaining"
    Thoroughly entertaining

    I really enjoyed this book. I'm not specifically a history buff, so I didn't notice the liberties the author took with her details. I work the graveya..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 03 2010 by Jeny (Derby, KS, United States)
  • 2

    The Masque of the Black Tulip: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Lauren Willig
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    The Pink Carnation, history's most elusive spy and England's only hope for preventing a Napoleonic invasion, returns in Lauren Willig's dazzling, imaginative new historical romance. The Masque of the Black Tulip opens with the murder of a courier from the London War Office, his confidential dispatch for the Pink Carnation stolen.

    Coffee Lover says: "Loved it!"
    Loved it!

    This is the second in this series and both of them are pure joy. Laugh out loud funny at times, an engaging love story and plenty of suspense to keep..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 04 2006 by Coffee Lover (Huntsville, AL)
  • 3

    The Deception of the Emerald Ring

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lauren Willig
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    The year is 1803 and England and France remain at odds. Hoping to break the English once and for all, Napoleon backs a ring of Irish rebels in uprisings against England and sends the Black Tulip, France's most deadly spy, to the Emerald Isle to help. Meanwhile, not to be outdone by her husband, Letty Alsworthy steals away on a ship bound for Ireland, armed and ready to fight for her spouse and to learn a thing or two about spying for England.

    Coffee Lover says: "More, more, more!"
    More, more, more!

    This is chick lit at its finest and most fun. While the 1st in the series remains my favorite, I wouldn't have missed any of them and have listened to..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 02 2008 by Coffee Lover (Huntsville, AL)
  • 4

    The Seduction of the Crimson Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Lauren Willig
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    Lauren Willig continues the exciting series with her fourth novel, The Seduction of the Crimson Rose, featuring Lord Vaughn, the delightfully devilish spy from The Masque of the Black Tulip, and Mary Alsworthy, the raven-haired beauty whose sister accidentally stole her suitor in The Deception of the Emerald Ring.

    Leah says: "Pace Setter"
    Pace Setter
    Reviewed on August 13 2012 by Leah (Cincinnati, OH, United States)
  • 5

    The Mischief of the Mistletoe: A Pink Carnation Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Lauren Willig
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Arabella Dempsey's dear friend Jane Austen warned her against teaching. But Miss Climpson's Select Seminary for Young Ladies seems the perfect place for Arabella to claim her independence while keeping an eye on her younger sisters nearby. Just before Christmas, she accepts a position at the quiet girls' school in Bath, expecting to face nothing more exciting than conducting the annual Christmas recital. She hardly imagines coming face to face with French aristocrats and international spies....

    A. L. Bray says: "A smashing good time!"
    A smashing good time!

    I wasn't sure how I felt about Turnip being the hero of his own story. Turns out, I absolutely adored him! He sort of bumbles and fumbles about, but..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 07 2010 by A. L. Bray (Texas)
  • 6

    The Temptation of the Night Jasmine

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Lauren Willig
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
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    The much- anticipated fifth installment in the inventive and original Pink Carnation series.

    Bethany says: "Disapointing Reader"
    Disapointing Reader

    I love this series. Unfortunately, the reader mispronounces the main characters name for the entire book and it's very distracting. The story itself i..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 27 2009 by Bethany (Stony Point, NY, USA)
  • 7

    The Betrayal of the Blood Lily

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lauren Willig
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    The heroines of Lauren Willig's best-selling Pink Carnation series have engaged in espionage all over 19th-century Europe. In the sixth stand-alone volume, our fair English heroine travels to India, where she finds freedom-and risk-more exciting than she ever imagined.

    Elizabeth says: "Unsympathetic Main Character"
    Unsympathetic Main Character

    Like other reviewers, I loved Willig's first three books. It's a bit of a mystery why in this book she lavishes so much energy on a main character who..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 24 2010 by Elizabeth (Chattanooga, TN, United States)
  • 8

    The Orchid Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Lauren Willig
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    In The Orchid Affair, Willig introduces her strongest heroine yet. Laura Grey, a veteran governess, joins the Selwick Spy School expecting to find elaborate disguises and thrilling exploits in service to the spy known as the Pink Carnation. She hardly expects her first assignment to be serving as governess for the children of Andre Jaouen, right-hand man to Bonaparte's minister of police....

    Elizabeth A Ruuska says: "Back in Paris!"
    Back in Paris!

    After two installments that did not deal with the Pink Carnation and France, Lauren Willig brings her readers back to Paris with the Pink Carnation an..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 12 2011 by Elizabeth A Ruuska ()
  • 9

    The Garden Intrigue: Pink Carnation, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Lauren Willig
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Secret agent Augustus Whittlesby has spent a decade undercover in France, posing as an insufferably bad poet. The French surveillance officers can't bear to read his work closely enough to recognize the information drowned in a sea of verbiage. In the ninth installment of Lauren Willig's best-selling Pink Carnation series, the atrocious poet teams up with an American widow to prevent Napoleon's invasion of England.

    J-9 says: "Disappointed. :("
    Disappointed. :(

    I like Lauren Willig's writing. She writes well developed descriptive paragraphs. I really enjoy reading and listening to Ms. Willig's books because..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 26 2012 by J-9 (Cary, NC, United States)
  • 10

    The Passion of the Purple Plumeria

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Lauren Willig
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    Colonel William Reid has returned home from India to retire near his children, who are safely stowed at an academy in Bath. Upon his return to the Isles, however, he finds that one of his daughters has vanished, along with one of her classmates. Because she served as second-in-command to the Pink Carnation, one of England’s most intrepid spies, it would be impossible for Gwendolyn Meadows to give up the intrigue of Paris for a quiet life in the English countryside - especially when she’s just overheard news of an alliance forming between Napoleon and an Ottoman Sultan.

    J-9 says: "Miss Gwen is THE BOMB!"
    Miss Gwen is THE BOMB!

    Entertaining, Clever, Original

    Reviewed on August 12 2013 by J-9 (Cary, NC, United States)
  • 11

    The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla: Pink Carnation, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Lauren Willig
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    In October of 1806, the Little Season is in full swing, and Sally Fitzhugh has had enough of the endless parties and balls. With a rampant vampire craze sparked by the novel The Convent of Orsino, it seems no one can speak of anything else. But when Sally hears a rumor that the reclusive Duke of Belliston is an actual vampire, she cannot resist the challenge of proving such nonsense false. At a ball in Belliston Square, she ventures across the gardens and encounters the mysterious Duke.

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