Search Results: "Lauren Willig"


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THAT SUMMER by Lauren Willig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"Willig's novel has superior predecessors—Byatt's Possession, Ackroyd's Chattertonbut she brings an easy, contemporary charm to her characters, ensuring the perfect beach read."
A New Yorker inherits a house in England where she discovers the tragic romance of a 19th-century ancestor caught up with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE PINK CARNATION by Lauren Willig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2005

"Masked men and low bodices in a corny, playful romp—with a sequel in the works."
A sexy, smirking, determined-to-charm historical-romance debut takes on English-French espionage in Napoleonic Paris. Read full book review >

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THE PASSION OF THE PURPLE PLUMERIA by Lauren Willig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"For fans enmeshed in this intricate world, a welcome installment which those new to the series might find a bit too in media res."
The 10th in Willig's witty series about Napoleanic-era spies focuses on a far-from-drowsy chaperone. Read full book review >

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THE ASHFORD AFFAIR by Lauren Willig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2013

"Willig's crossover into mainstream fiction heralds riches to come."
Multigenerational tale, from an author of popular Regency/historicals, takes a family from estates in England and Kenya to a Manhattan law firm. Read full book review >

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THE FORGOTTEN ROOM by Karen White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"Focusing on both a family and a single location throughout time makes for a compelling and emotionally worthwhile novel."
Three generations of women find themselves on the cusp of love in a collaboration among bestselling authors White (The Sound of Glass, 2015, etc.), Williams (Tiny Little Thing, 2015, etc.), and Willig (The Lure of the Moonflower, 2015, etc.).Read full book review >

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THE SEDUCTION OF THE CRIMSON ROSE by Lauren Willig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Romantic adventure executed with wit."
Feisty heroines and flower-named spies continue to blossom in Willig's lively series (The Deception of the Emerald Ring, 2006, etc). Read full book review >

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THE DECEPTION OF THE EMERALD RING by Lauren Willig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2006

"Heaving bodices, embellished history and witty dialogue: What more could you ask for?"
France's most notorious secret agent, the Black Tulip, foments the 1803 Irish Rebellion in this third installment of Willig's delightful series (The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MASQUE OF THE BLACK TULIP by Lauren Willig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"With such appealing characters and plots, one fears that Willig, currently a Harvard Law student and History Ph.D. candidate, will never get those degrees."
After her pleasant debut chronicling England's most elusive spy (The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, 2005), Willig is back with a second installment, this time featuring the Black Tulip, France's deadliest secret agent. Read full book review >

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THE TEMPTATION OF THE NIGHT JASMINE by Lauren Willig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 2009

"Smart characters of both genders, fast-paced plotting and a dash of self-conscious humor make this installment a winner."
Honor and romance again take the lead in 19th-century England, as yet another flower-named spy continues this high-spirited and thoroughly enjoyable series (The Seduction of the Crimson Rose, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE ORCHID AFFAIR by Lauren Willig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 20, 2011

"Willig's sparkling series continues to elevate the Regency romance genre."
Espionage and romance continue to be great fun in another solid installment of the Pink Carnation series. Read full book review >

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THE MISCHIEF OF THE MISTLETOE by Lauren Willig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A shift of focus away from espionage and toward Jane Austen makes for a fun, fresh installment in a successful series."
In this seventh installment in the Regency romantic suspense series, Willig (The Betrayal of the Blood Lily, 2010, etc.) refreshes her formula for a lighthearted and sweet holiday romance. Read full book review >

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THE GARDEN INTRIGUE by Lauren Willig
Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"A reliable romp through Napoleon's court, filled with romance and yet another adorable and very active heroine."
The latest installment in the Pink Carnation historical romantic suspense series is as fresh and charming as its floral theme. Read full book review >