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The Garden Intrigue : A Pink Carnation Novel

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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 can't 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 Augustus's side. An old school friend of Napoleon's 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 Augustus's 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 weekend's entertainment. In this complicated masque within a masque, nothing goes quite as scripted--especially Augustus's unexpected feelings for Emma.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 438 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 26mm | 322.05g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0451415604
  • 9780451415608
  • 298,155

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Praise for the Pink Carnation novels:
"Willig's sparkling series continues to elevate the Regency romance genre."--Kirkus Reviews
"Jane Austen for the modern girl."--New York Times Bestselling Author Christina Dodd "The author's conflation of historical fact, quirky observations and nicely-rendered romances results in an elegant and grandly entertaining book."--Publishers Weekly "There are few authors capable of matching Lauren Willig's ability to merge historical accuracy, heart-pounding romance, and biting wit." --BookPage
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About Lauren Willig

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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