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Lauren Willigs Pink Carnation novels have been hailed as sheer fun”* and charming.”** Now she takes readers on an adventure filled with hidden treasure and a devilishly handsome English colonel....
Colonel William Reid has returned home from India to retire near his children, who are safely stowed at 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.
Because she served as second-in-command to the Pink Carnation, one of Englands most intrepid spies, it would be impossible for Gwendolyn Meadows to give up the intrigue of Paris for a quiet life in the English countrysideespecially when shes just overheard news of an alliance forming between Napoleon and an Ottoman Sultan. But, when the Pink Carnations little sister goes missing from her English boarding school, Gwen reluctantly returns home to investigate the girls disappearance.
Thrown together by circumstance, Gwen and William must cooperate to track down the young ladies before others with nefarious intent get their hands on them. But Gwens partnership with quick-tongued, roguish William may prove to be even more of an adventure for her than finding the lost girls
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*New York Times Bestselling Author Christina Dodd
“[An] enchanting, exciting, and clever story.”
“[A] supremely nerve-wracking, sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat, can’t-sleep-until-everyone-is-safe-read…fabulous…Charming three-dimensional characters, lively action, witty dialogue, and a continuous contemporary story line that enhances the events happening the past.”
“Willig’s sparkling series continues to elevate the Regency romance genre.”
“Pride and Prejudice
lives on in the pages of Lauren Willig’s Pink Carnation romance-spy series.”
“History textbook meets Bridget Jones.”
“Jane Austen for the modern girl…Sheer fun!”
Despite his warnings to stay away, Lady Julia arrives at Grimsgrave in Yorkshire to find Brisbane as remote yet attractive as ever. A mystery soon unfolds from the rotten heart of the house, one that Lady Julia may have to solve alone. Original.
Despite his admonitions to stay away, Lady Julia arrives in Yorkshire to find Brisbane as remote and maddeningly attractive as ever. Cloistered together, they share the moldering house with the proud but impoverished remnants of an ancient familythe sort that keeps their bloodline pure and their secrets close. Lady Allenby and her daughters, dependent upon Brisbane and devastated by their fall in society, seem adrift on the moor winds, powerless to change their fortunes. But poison does not discriminate between classes
A mystery unfolds from the rotten heart of Grimsgrave, one Lady Julia may have to solve alone, as Brisbane appears inextricably tangled in its heinous twists and turns. But blood will out, and before spring touches the craggy northern landscape, Lady Julia will have uncovered a Gypsy witch, a dark rider and a long-buried legacy of malevolence and evil.
About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a double major in English and history and an emphasis on Shakespearean studies. She taught high school English for three years in San Antonio before leaving education to pursue a career as a novelist. Deanna makes her home in Virginia, where she lives with her husband and daughter and is hard at work on her next novel.