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The Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig

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The Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig

Post by EC2 » Thu October 16th, 2008, 4:52 pm

Just finished this one. I'll try and get a short review written before next week.
Setting is France in 1803 and a novel of spying, derring do and romance.
It's very tongue in cheek. I found it playful, entertaining and a touch fluffy, but if you need something joyful and superficial (not in a bad way) this will fit the bill. More anon.
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Post by diamondlil » Thu October 16th, 2008, 7:44 pm

They are light and fluffy but they are a lot of fun, and as long as you don't go into it expecting anything more then you won't be disappointed.
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Post by Volgadon » Thu October 16th, 2008, 8:31 pm

Are they the ones based on other members of the Pimpernel's ring?

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Post by EC2 » Thu October 16th, 2008, 8:44 pm

[quote=""Volgadon""]Are they the ones based on other members of the Pimpernel's ring?[/quote]

Volgadon, yes they are, and I should have called the one I read The Secret History of the Pink Carnation and not just The Pink Carnation.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

www.elizabethchadwick.com

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Post by Vanessa » Fri October 17th, 2008, 12:08 pm

I've got this on my TBR pile as I thought it sounded fun!
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Post by princess garnet » Sat October 18th, 2008, 1:48 pm

I only read the first book. It's fun reading.

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Post by tsjmom » Thu October 30th, 2008, 11:47 pm

This was by far my favorite of her first 3 (the ones I've read). The follow ups were predictable and somewhat boring. I found the attraction between the main characters in Pink Carnation thrilling. I could feel the excitement (that scene on the boat on the Seine ..... oh my ;) )

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Post by diamondlil » Fri October 31st, 2008, 8:53 am

I just wrote my review for the fourth one, and the biggest complaint I had was a lack of chemistry. I will keep reading though, because I have to know that everyone gets their HEA!
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