Pink Carnation Series by Lauren Willig

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  • The Secret History of the Pink Carnation (Pink Carnation #1)
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    The Secret History of the Pink Carnation (Pink Carnation #1)

    Lauren Willig

    · 25 ratings · published 2005

    Deciding that true romantic heroes are a thing of the past, Eloise Kelly, an intelligent American who always manages to wear her Jimmy Choo suede boots on the day it rains, leaves Harvard's Widener Library bound for England to finish her dissertation on the dashing pair of spies the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Purple Gentian. What she discovers is something the finest historians have missed: a secret history that begins with a letter dated 1803... more

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  • The Masque of the Black Tulip (Pink Carnation #2)
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    The Masque of the Black Tulip (Pink Carnation #2)

    Lauren Willig

    · 21 ratings · published 2006

    Harvard grad student Eloise Kelly achieved the academic coup of the century when she unmasked the spy who saved England from Napoleon. But now she has a million questions about the Pink Carnation's deadly French nemesis, the Black Tulip. And she's pretty sure that her handsome on-again, off-again crush, Colin Selwick, has the answers somewhere in his archives. But what she discovers in an old codebook is something juicier than she ever imagined.

  • The Deception of the Emerald Ring (Pink Carnation #3)
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    The Deception of the Emerald Ring (Pink Carnation #3)

    Lauren Willig

    · 21 ratings · published 2007

    A dangerous ring of spies, a game of mistaken identities, and a heartwarming romance of unlikely pairs come together in Lauren Willig's engaging and exciting third novel THE DECPTION OF THE EMERALD RING . Praised for the "cheerfully postmodern and energetic . . .romance-adventure hybrids [that] have escaped the clutches of niche fiction." ( The Onion A.V. Club), her Pink Carnation series is garnering her critical acclaim and a loyal fan base... more

  • The Seduction of the Crimson Rose (Pink Carnation #4)
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    The Seduction of the Crimson Rose (Pink Carnation #4)

    Lauren Willig

    · 19 ratings · published 2008

    Now in paperback?a novel that ?handily fulfills its promise of intrigue and romance.?(Publishers Weekly)Determined to secure another London season without assistance from her new brother-in-law, Mary Alsworthy accepts a secret assignment from Lord Vaughn on behalf of the Pink Carnation. She must infiltrate the ranks of the dreaded French spy, the Black Tulip, before he and his master can stage their planned invasion of England... more

  • Ivy and Intrigue: A Very Selwick Christmas (Pink Carnation #4.1)
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    Ivy and Intrigue: A Very Selwick Christmas (Pink Carnation #4.1)

    Lauren Willig

    · 13 ratings · published 2008

    In this novella (a sequel to "The Secret History of the Pink Carnation"), the newly married spy, the Purple Gentian, and his bride find more than mince pie when they head home for the holidays.

  • The Temptation of the Night Jasmine (Pink Carnation #5)
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    The Temptation of the Night Jasmine (Pink Carnation #5)

    Lauren Willig

    · 19 ratings · published 2010

    A New York Times extended list bestseller and the exciting fifth book in the national bestselling Pink Carnation series. After years abroad, Robert, Duke of Dovedale, has returned to England to avenge the murder of his mentor. To uncover the murderer's identity, he must infiltrate the infamous, secret Hellfire Club. But the Duke has no idea that an even more difficult challenge awaits him-in a mistaken, romantic-minded young lady... more

  • The Betrayal of the Blood Lily (Pink Carnation #6)
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    The Betrayal of the Blood Lily (Pink Carnation #6)

    Lauren Willig

    · 19 ratings · published 2011

    The heroines of Lauren Willig's bestselling Pink Carnation series have engaged in espionage all over nineteenth-century Europe. In the sixth stand-alone volume, our fair English heroine travels to India, where she finds freedom—and risk—more exciting than she ever imagined. Everyone warned Miss Penelope Deveraux that her unruly behavior would land her in disgrace someday. She never imagined she's be whisked off to India to give the scandal of her hasty marriage time to die down... more

  • The Mischief of the Mistletoe (Pink Carnation #7)
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    The Mischief of the Mistletoe (Pink Carnation #7)

    Lauren Willig

    · 19 ratings · published 2011

    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... more

  • Away in a Manger: A Very Turnip Wedding Night (Pink Carnation #7.1)
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    Away in a Manger: A Very Turnip Wedding Night (Pink Carnation #7.1)

    Lauren Willig

    · 11 ratings · published 2011

    In this bonus chapter to "The Mischief of the Mistletoe" (the 2011 RITA Winner for Best Regency Romance), Turnip and Arabella lose their way in a snowstorm on their way from the wedding. Will Turnip’s wedding night be snowed out? Will Arabella’s nose lead them to safety? (Oh, wait. That’s Rudolph. Never mind... more

  • The Orchid Affair (Pink Carnation #8)
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    The Orchid Affair (Pink Carnation #8)

    Lauren Willig

    · 19 ratings · published 2012

    " 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... more

  • The Garden Intrigue (Pink Carnation #9)
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    The Garden Intrigue (Pink Carnation #9)

    Lauren Willig

    · 17 ratings · published 2012

    In the ninth installment of Lauren Willig's bestselling Pink Carnation series, an atrocious poet teams up with an American widow to prevent Napoleon's invasion of England. Secret agent Augustus Whittlesby has spent a decade undercover in France, posing as an insufferably bad poet. The French surveillance officers can't bear to read his work closely enough to recognize the information drowned in a sea of verbiage. New York-born Emma Morris Delagardie is a thorn in Augustus's side... more

  • The Passion of the Purple Plumeria (Pink Carnation #10)
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    The Passion of the Purple Plumeria (Pink Carnation #10)

    Lauren Willig

    · 17 ratings · published 2013

    Colonel William Reid has returned home from India to retire near his children, who are safely stowed in 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... more

  • The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla (Pink Carnation #11)
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    The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla (Pink Carnation #11)

    Lauren Willig

    · 15 ratings · published 2014

    In the latest Pink Carnation novel from national bestselling author Lauren Willig, rumors spreading among the ton turn deadly as a young couple unites to solve a mystery....   In October of 1806, the Little Season is in full swing, and Sally Fitzhugh has had enough of the endless parties and balls. With a rampant vampire craze sparked by the novel The Convent of Orsino , it seems no one can speak of anything else... more

  • The Lure of the Moonflower (Pink Carnation #12)
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    The Lure of the Moonflower (Pink Carnation #12)

    Lauren Willig

    · 15 ratings · published 2015

    In the final Pink Carnation novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla, Napoleon has occupied Lisbon, and Jane Wooliston, aka the Pink Carnation, teams up with a rogue agent to protect the escaped Queen of Portugal.   Portugal, December 1807. Jack Reid, the British agent known as the Moonflower (formerly the French agent known as the Moonflower), has been stationed in Portugal and is awaiting his new contact... more

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