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Publisher's Summary

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.
©2008 Lauren Willig (P)2008 Penguin

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A new twist - Dispicable me!

Two of the least likable characters match up. It is fun! Willig does a good job of building a humanizing romance between these two without either of them actually breaking character. And the spy/mysteries are getting a bit more sinister and exciting. The modern day storyline is moving along nicely too. I enjoy the double storyline carried throughout the series. Kate Reading's reading is perfect as always.

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Pleasantly surprised

I have a way, becoming attached to characters. when I saw this book when in death of two characters I despised, I hesitated. Wanting to know what happened, I decided to go ahead and add this book to my library. not only was I pleasantly surprised but overjoyed I'm getting to know these two dark characters better.

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  • Bonnie
  • Bellmore, NY, United States
  • 08-16-12

Great

What did you love best about The Seduction of the Crimson Rose?

Lord Vaughn falls in love, it is awesome.

What did you like best about this story?

When Lord Vaughn asks Mary to marry him, and be his forever. They are perfect for each other.

Which scene was your favorite?

The end at the play, I don't want to spoil it but it is the best part.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There are always some laughs and tears in each story.

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  • Lea
  • Cincinnati, OH, United States
  • 08-13-12

Pace Setter

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I have read all the titles in this series and would not put this one on the top of my list. Thought the characters were wonderfully developed as in all the books, I just didn't like Lord Vaughn and Mary. It was a wonderful story that continues the spy saga, but it just didn’t hold my attention as the others have. The modern day happenings in this one were more interesting, but I don’t want to give anything away.

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A great read

If you are interested in mystery/spy books set in 19th England, the Pink Carnation series is for you!

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  • Annette
  • Scheyern, Germany
  • 05-28-11

Just great

I really love this series. Laura did a great job and with Kate Reading as the narrator the books come to life.

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great addition

I really enjoyed this book.. the crimson rose did not disappoint at all. I enjoyed the twists and turns of the plot, Lord Von was a different hero but as the heroin was also full of wit the hole book through.. this was a nice change from the norm. I found myself thinking I will listen to this one again at some point. I must say though if you are thinking this is a sweet love story don't this is fun and I love the ending but it is sassy and different than most it has grit and just when you don't like the heroin you change your mind and like her again... I hope you listen to this book and have as much fun as I did
Heather

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Enjoy a good book

I enjoy all of these books they keep my attention. I hate to put it down

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kate redding and lauren willig are a winning team

Kate reading is the best reader in all the audible books no one comes close
Lauren willig is an amazing writter and her knowlege of history is excellent
this series is an education as well as a romantic experience.


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One of my faves inthe series!

This book is one of my favorites in the series so far (I've only got to Betrayal of the Blood Lily). Mary and Vaughan are so deliciously snarky and play very well off each other. They have really good chemistry and I like how the Black Tulip plays a part as well. Eloise and Colin's story is nicely done as well, and gives a bit more information as to the motivations behind some of Colin's actions and attitudes.