The Passion of the Purple Plumeria
NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED! Lauren Willig’s Pink Carnation novels have been hailed as sheer fun”* and charming.”** Now she takes readers on an adventure filled with hidden treasure and a devilishly handsome English colonel.... Colonel William Reid has returned home from India to retire near... show more
NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED! Lauren Willig’s Pink Carnation novels have been hailed as sheer fun”* and charming.”** Now she takes readers on an adventure filled with hidden treasure and a devilishly handsome English colonel.... Colonel William Reid has returned home from India to retire near his children, who are safely stowed at an academy in Bath. Upon his return to the Isles, however, he finds that one of his daughters has vanished, along with one of her classmates. Because she served as second-in-command to the Pink Carnation, one of England’s most intrepid spies, it would be impossible for Gwendolyn Meadows to give up the intrigue of Paris for a quiet life in the English countrysideespecially when she’s just overheard news of an alliance forming between Napoleon and an Ottoman Sultan. But, when the Pink Carnation’s little sister goes missing from her English boarding school, Gwen reluctantly returns home to investigate the girl’s disappearance. Thrown together by circumstance, Gwen and William must cooperate to track down the young ladies before others with nefarious intent get their hands on them. But Gwen’s partnership with quick-tongued, roguish William may prove to be even more of an adventure for her than finding the lost girls
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Publish date: August 6th 2013
Publisher: NAL Trade
Pages no: 468
Edition language: English
Series: Pink Carnation (#10)
Crisscrossing romances is the approach of this novel. The opening scene is Sussex 2004, Colin and Eloise are in the midst of a romantic relationship and she's researching the Pink Carnation, a spy from the Napoleonic era, with ties to Colin's family. Then we cross into the past with Gwendolyn Meadow...
Along with transforming my previous image of Miss Gwen from a Nanny McPhee-looking harridan to Catherine Zeta-Jones with her hair pinned up, The Passion of The Purple Plumeria is the best of the last several books in this series. It's a definite return to form, and its ending makes me want to see Th...
Won The Passion of the Purple Plumeria from Goodreads First Reads. Did not get the book yet, but when I do, I will get to reading it soon. (: