Pink Carnation

12 books in series
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In the ninth installment of Lauren Willig's best-selling Pink Carnation series, an atrocious poet teams up with an American widow to prevent Napoleon's invasion of England.
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, the American envoy; eloped with a Frenchman; and has been rattling around the salons of Paris ever since. Widowed for four years, she entertains herself by drinking too much champagne, 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 at Malmaison. The catch? The only way in is with Emma, who has been asked to write a masque for the weekend's entertainment.
Emma is at a crossroads: Should she return to the States or remain in France? She'll do anything to postpone the decision - even if it means teaming up with that silly poet Whittlesby to write a masque for Bonaparte's house party. But each soon learns that surface appearances are misleading. In this complicated masque within a masque, nothing goes quite as scripted - especially Augustus's feelings for Emma.
©2012 Lauren Willig (P)2012 Penguin
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  • Book 1

    • The Secret History of the Pink Carnation

    • By: Lauren Willig
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    • The Masque of the Black Tulip: A Novel

    • By: Lauren Willig
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    • The Deception of the Emerald Ring

    • By: Lauren Willig
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    • The Seduction of the Crimson Rose

    • By: Lauren Willig
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    • The Temptation of the Night Jasmine

    • By: Lauren Willig
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    • The Betrayal of the Blood Lily

    • By: Lauren Willig
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    • The Mischief of the Mistletoe

    • By: Lauren Willig
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    • The Orchid Affair

    • By: Lauren Willig
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