The Secret History of the Pink Carnation
Realizing romantic heroes are a thing of the past, graduate student Eloise Kelly is determined to focus on her work. Her first stop: England, to finish her dissertation on the English spies of the Napoleonic Wars, like the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Purple Gentian. But her greatest conquest is... show more
Realizing romantic heroes are a thing of the past, graduate student Eloise Kelly is determined to focus on her work. Her first stop: England, to finish her dissertation on the English spies of the Napoleonic Wars, like the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Purple Gentian.
But her greatest conquest is to reveal the most elusive spy of them all, the dashing Pink Carnation. As she does, she discovers something for the history books-a living, breathing hero all her very own…
Publish date: 27-12-2006
Publisher: New American Library
Pages no: 428
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Historical Mystery
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
Series: Pink Carnation (#1)
Eloise Kelly is an American history student trying to find material for her dissertation in England. Enamoured of the dashing gentleman spies of the late 18th and early 19th Century, like the Scarlet Pimpernel and his successor the Purple Gentian, what Eloise really wants to do is unmask the identit...
Another series where I won't be seeking out the subsequent titles.
I was surprised by many aspects of the book. First, the various romances and character types.woven throughout the novel. Willing does an amazing job of.creating believable and highly realistic characters. Second, I.was surprised by the humor and wit contained both in dialogue and Eloise's mind. This...
This is a very high 3 stars, but I can't quite justify giving it 4 stars.The ProsThe espionage provided a light fun adventure. I liked that it struck a balance between a hardcore thriller espionage and fluffy romance that made it enjoyable to read without being unbelievable. The side characters were...
Frothy & predictable. Mindless, easy, & frivolous enough as a beach or pool read if you're looking for that sort of thing. I guess it's considered historical romance. It's pretty lightweight as a historical fiction piece; not sure how it measures up as a romantic piece as I rarely read romances.