Amy Beth

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  • The Betrayal of the Blood Lily

  • By: Lauren Willig
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Unsympathetic Main Character

  • By Elizabeth on 03-24-10

Not quite up to par with the rest of the series

3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-10

First of all I LOVE love LOVE this series. I was so excited when I began, but was quickly disapointed. Much too dime paperback like. I just could not adapt to or empathize with the plight of the main character Penelope. she was unlike the character by the same name in the previous novel. Her husband, lord Staines is barely perceptble, outrageously abrasive and all around a huge drag. Predictable plot direction. Even the "uncovering" of the conspirators was a snooze. this book is missing the humor, character likebility and general supporting cast of the previous books. if you have read the rest, well of course you have to find out for yourself- but if you have never heard or listened to only a couple of the books in this series please read the rest first. don't let this one turn you off what is otherwise a witty and smart series.

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