The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig

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Everything is coming up carnations in this national bestselling series

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...


 

About Lauren Willig

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LAUREN WILLIG is the bestselling author of eight previous Pink Carnation novels. She received a graduate degree in English history from Harvard University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, though she now writes full-time. Willig lives in New York City.
 
Published February 3, 2005 by Signet. 449 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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The plot, while intentionally contrived (naturally, Eloise also finds a suitable opponent in attractive Selwick scion Colin), still manages to compel, and romance conventions like Amy’s “kissable indentations over the collarbones” are well observed, all in relentlessly effervescent prose.

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He falls in love with the bright and intelligent Amy, but she loves the Purple Gentian and for awhile, Richard is rival to himself for Amy's love.

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Eloise is merely the link to allow Amy and Richard's Napoleonic story to be told, and it is Amy, a feisty young girl, half French, half English, who is the real heroine.

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American Eloise Kelly arrives in England to unmask the Pink Carnation, a contemporary of the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Purple Gentian, for her Harvard dissertation.

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Night Owl Suspense

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.

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Jackson District Library

The book flips back and forth from the late 1799 - 1803 to the present day, where a young American graduate student is trying to find the secret papers of the Pink Carnation for her dissertation.

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