Reviews for The Secret History of the Pink Carnation

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Eloise Kelly is in England chasing down leads for her dissertation and fleeing from the end of a disastrous relationship. While looking for information on the espionage of the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Purple Gentian, she discovers a third less-well-known spy, the Pink Carnation. Eloise decides to do additional research and stumbles on a cache of papers owned by the Selwick family that may shed light on the Carnation's identity. She also stumbles on Colin Selwick, who wants to keep her in the dark. Eloise's tale serves as the backdrop to the story of half-English, half-French Amy Balcourt, who returns to France to avenge her father, executed during the Revolution. Amy's goal is to connect with the Gentian and bring the monarchy back to power. Kate Reading is an excellent narrator; she makes the story come alive and is especially good with dialects. Despite some historical missteps that may cause frustration, this is recommended for romance collections.-Danna Bell-Russel, Library of Congress Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.


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Eloise Kelly is in England chasing down leads for her dissertation and fleeing from the end of a disastrous relationship. While looking for information on the espionage of the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Purple Gentian, she discovers a third less-well-known spy, the Pink Carnation. Eloise decides to do additional research and stumbles on a cache of papers owned by the Selwick family that may shed light on the Carnation's identity. She also stumbles on Colin Selwick, who wants to keep her in the dark. Eloise's tale serves as the backdrop to the story of half-English, half-French Amy Balcourt, who returns to France to avenge her father, executed during the Revolution. Amy's goal is to connect with the Gentian and bring the monarchy back to power. Kate Reading is an excellent narrator; she makes the story come alive and is especially good with dialects. Despite some historical missteps that may cause frustration, this is recommended for romance collections.-Danna Bell-Russel, Library of Congress (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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