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 - 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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