The Garden Intrigue: A Pink Carnation Novel (Google eBook)
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 - Ubalstecha - Goodreads
Fan favourite and very bad poet, Augustus Whittlesby gets his own chance at romance in this ninth installment of the alternate history series. He is matched with the American widow Emma Morris ... Read full review
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