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The Orchid Affair - Lauren Willig
The Orchid Affair
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"Pride and Prejudice lives on" (USA Today) in Lauren Willig's Pink Carnation series, which has been hailed for its addictive blend of history, romance, and adventure. In The Orchid Affair, Willig introduces her strongest heroine yet. Laura Grey, a veteran governess, joins the Selwick Spy School... show more
"Pride and Prejudice lives on" (USA Today) in Lauren Willig's Pink Carnation series, which has been hailed for its addictive blend of history, romance, and adventure. In The Orchid Affair, Willig introduces her strongest heroine yet. Laura Grey, a veteran governess, joins the Selwick Spy School expecting to find elaborate disguises and thrilling exploits in service to the spy known as the Pink Carnation. She hardly expects her first assignment to be serving as governess for the children of Andre Jaouen, right-hand man to Bonaparte's minister of police. Jaouen and his arch rival, Gaston Delaroche, are investigating a suspected Royalist plot to unseat Bonaparte, and Laura's mission is to report any suspicious findings. At first the job is as lively as Latin textbooks and knitting, but Laura begins to notice strange behavior from Jaouen-secret meetings and odd comings and goings. As Laura edges herself closer to her employer, she makes a shocking discovery and is surprised to learn that she has far more in common with Jaouen than she originally thought... As their plots begin to unravel, Laura and Jaouen are forced on the run with the children, and with the help of the Pink Carnation they escape to the countryside, traveling as husband and wife. But Delaroche will stop at nothing to take down his nemesis. With his men hot on their trail, can Laura and Jaouen seal the fate of Europe before it's too late?
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780525951995 (0525951997)
ASIN: 525951997
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Pages no: 405
Edition language: English
Series: Pink Carnation (#8)
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Allusion is not Illusion
Allusion is not Illusion rated it
4.0
I'm glad to see Willig getting back to a more espionage-heavy plot. I thought the political intrigue here was one of her best -- she notes at the end that it is based on real events and characters, and I think that approach worked well for her.
The Book Diva's Reads
The Book Diva's Reads rated it
4.0 The Orchid Affair
This was just as good as her previous titles in the "Pink Carnation" series. It was quite nice to get back to the relationship trials and tribulations (ah new love) of Eloise and Colin. During this story they take their first major trip together and travel to Paris. Of course, Eloise finds time to d...
Seeford's Spot
Seeford's Spot rated it
4.0
Another strong book in the Pink Carnation historical romance series. Read this all in one sitting and quite enjoyed it. I liked that this book was 3/4 Laura Gray and 1/4 Eloise.
Seeford's Spot
Seeford's Spot rated it
4.0
Another strong book in the Pink Carnation historical romance series. Read this all in one sitting and quite enjoyed it. I liked that this book was 3/4 Laura Gray and 1/4 Eloise.
Surrounded by Books
Surrounded by Books rated it
5.0 The Orchid Affair (Pink Carnation)
Loved it. Knew I'd love it. Funny, adventurous, with a smart, outspoken heroine. And spies. And historical settings.
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