The Mischief of the Mistletoe
'Tis the season to get Pink! Lauren Willig's beloved Pink Carnation series gets into the holiday spirit with this irresistible Regency Christmas caper. Arabella Dempsey's dear friend Jane Austen warned her against teaching. But Miss Climpson's Select Seminary for Young Ladies seems the perfect... show more
'Tis the season to get Pink! Lauren Willig's beloved Pink Carnation series gets into the holiday spirit with this irresistible Regency Christmas caper. Arabella Dempsey's dear friend Jane Austen warned her against teaching. But Miss Climpson's Select Seminary for Young Ladies seems the perfect place for Arabella to claim her independence while keeping an eye on her younger sisters nearby. Just before Christmas, she accepts a position at the quiet girls' school in Bath, expecting to face nothing more exciting than conducting the annual Christmas recital. She hardly imagines coming face to face with French aristocrats and international spies...Reginald "Turnip"Fitzhugh-often mistaken for the elusive spy known as the Pink Carnation- has blundered into danger before. But when he blunders into Miss Arabella Dempsey, it never occurs to him that she might be trouble. When Turnip and Arabella stumble upon a beautifully wrapped Christmas pudding with a cryptic message written in French, "Meet me at Farley Castle," the unlikely vehicle for intrigue launches the pair on a Yuletide adventure that ranges from the Austens'modest drawing room to the awe-inspiring estate of the Dukes of Dovedale, where the Dowager Duchess is hosting the most anticipated event of the year: an elaborate twelve-day Christmas celebration. Will they find poinsettias or peril, dancing or danger? Is it possible that the fate of the British Empire rests in Arabella's and Turnip's hands, in the form of a festive Christmas pudding?
Publish date: October 28th 2010
Publisher: New American Library
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
Series: Pink Carnation (#7)
Just when I was starting to lose hope with the Pink Carnation series a book challenge prompted me to read this one. I’m glad it did because I enjoyed it and it restored my hope a little.While the book is listed as book #7 in the series, this is not true. It’s actually 4.5 in the series. Some of the ...
This is close to being my favorite in the series.
Christmas Pudding★★★★½ Loved this one! Such fun to finally have a story about the charming, lovable, bumbling, dimwitted (?) Reginald “Turnip” Fitzhugh. I knew it was going to be good when his sister suggested he throw the Christmas pudding he’d received and he hefted it from hand to hand to gauge...
Verdict: even sillier than normal for this series. On the plus side, I did not hate either of the romantic protagonists, as is so often the case. Most of the leads from her other books wandered pointlessly through the story to remind me of how forgettable they were. The only ones I found memorably h...
First read from December 05 to 11, 2010; Reread December 11 to 25, 2011. Oh my gosh...what a fun and delightful book! I can see this book becoming a yearly holiday read, that is, if I can hold out and only read it once a year. I was that charmed by it. Turnip Fitzhugh has been one of my favor...