The Garden Intrigue: A Pink Carnation Novel (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Feb 16, 2012 - Fiction - 448 pages
17 Reviews
Lauren Willig's Pink Carnation novels have been called "fun [and] fresh" (Kirkus Reviews) and "clever and playful "†(Detroit Free Press). Now she introduces readers to a mismatched pair who find passion in the most astonishing of places...

Secret agent Augustus Whittlesby has spent a decade undercover in France, posing as an insufferably bad poet. The French surveillance officers canít bear to read his work closely enough to recognize the information drowned in a sea of verbiage.

New York-born Emma Morris Delagardie is a thorn in Augustusís side. An old school friend of Napoleonís stepdaughter, she came to France with her uncle, eloped with a Frenchman, and has been rattling around the salons of Paris ever since. Now widowed, she entertains herself by holding a weekly salon, and loudly critiquing Augustusís poetry.

As Napoleon pursues his plans for the invasion of England, Whittlesby hears of a top-secret device to be demonstrated at a house party. The catch? The only way in is with Emma, who has been asked to write a masque for the weekendís entertainment. In this complicated masque within a masque, nothing goes quite as scriptedóespecially Augustusís unexpected feelings for Emma.

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Review: The Garden Intrigue (Pink Carnation #9)

User Review  - Sbuchler - Goodreads

Genre: Regency Romance This was a surprisingly delightful read, combining Willig's amusing charm with poignant character insight. Both protagonists, Augustus Whittlesby and Emma Morris are adults with ... Read full review

Review: The Garden Intrigue (Pink Carnation #9)

User Review  - Chelsea Gouin - Goodreads

Lauren Willig has come through again! The heroine, Emma Delagardie, has been a background character in the last few books and other than being Jane's friend, that's all the readers know about her. She ... Read full review

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Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29

Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Historical Note
About the Author
Readers Guide
A Conversation with Lauren Willig
Questions for Discussion
Excerpt from The Passion of the Purple Plumeria

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About the author (2012)

The author of eight previous Pink†Carnation novels, Lauren†Willig received a graduate degree in English history from Harvard University and a J.D. from†Harvard Law School, though she now writes full-time.

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