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The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig


Recommended by Nancy in Readers Services…

Nancy’s synopsis:
Modern scholar Eloise Kelly is searching through records on the French Revolution to complete her history dissertation on the Pink Carnation, a British spy who infiltrated Napoleonic France. This is also the story of Amy Balcourt, who sets off to join her brother, Edouard, in France, with the hope of joining the league of the Purple Gentian. Her efforts are complicated when she meets Colin Selwick, a man who is determined to keep her from uncovering his family’s secrets.

She says…
This novel gives you 2 stories to love, the story of our modern day researcher and the story of Amy Balcourt set in France right after the French Revolution. You’ll be so pleased with the novel’s combination of adventure, romance and humor that you will want to go on to the next volume in the Pink Carnation series, The Masque of the Black Tulip.