The Masque of the Black Tulip
'But if modern manhood had let me down, at least the past boasted brighter specimens. To wit, the Scarlet Pimpernel, the Purple Gentian and the Pink Carnation, that dashing trio of spies who kept Napoleon in a froth of rage and the feminine population of England in another sort of froth... show more
'But if modern manhood had let me down, at least the past boasted brighter specimens. To wit, the Scarlet Pimpernel, the Purple Gentian and the Pink Carnation, that dashing trio of spies who kept Napoleon in a froth of rage and the feminine population of England in another sort of froth entirely'. Modern-day student Eloise Kelly has achieved a great academic coup by unmasking the elusive spy, the Pink Carnation, who saved England from Napoleon. But now she has a million questions about the Carnation's deadly nemesis, the Black Tulip. And she's pretty sure that handsome Colin Selwick has the answers somewhere in his family's archives. While searching through Lady Henrietta's old letters from 1803, Eloise stumbles across something more exciting than she ever imagined: Henrietta and her old friend Miles Dorrington were on the trail of the Black Tulip and had every intention of stopping him in his endeavour to kill the Pink Carnation. But what they didn't know was that while they were trying to find the Tulip - and trying not to fall in love in the process - the Black Tulip was watching them...
Publish date: October 31st 2006
Publisher: NAL Trade
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Spy Thriller
, Historical Mystery
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
Series: Pink Carnation (#2)
★★★★★ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Kate Reading narrates the audiobook perfectly! I can’t believe this one is even better than the first in the Pink Carnation series.It’s not easy to pull off a “time warp” book, running two timelines in parallel, but Ms. Willig does it with aplomb. Not onl...
Originally posted at Nose in a book!I have a love-hate relationship with historical romance/fiction. It comes from the fact that my undergrad was done in history so I look at everything with that point of view. But even with that tidbit I thoroughly enjoy this series. Not just because I’ve met the l...
The historical parts of these books are so much fun. This one in particular had some great funny/silly/witty dialogue. I'm a fan of the "brother's best friend" trope because it believably creates conflict with the hero and heroine getting together without having them snipe at each other all the ti...
Book #2 in the Pink Carnation series.Sequel to The Secret History of the Pink Carnation. Again, a rather light, but fun, novel about spies, daring rescues and dastardly deeds in Regency England and France, mirrored by a modern scholar's hunt for the true story of the Selkirks and the Pink Carnation....
I laughed outloud repeatedly!