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Author: Lauren Willig Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Pink Carnation Series Release Date: November 2006 ISBN: 9781429586528
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Eloise Kelly has gotten into quite a bit of trouble since she started spying on the Pink Carnation and the Black Tulip-two of the deadliest spies to saunter the streets of nineteenth-century England and France.

Not only has she unearthed secrets that will rearrange history, she's dallied with Colin Selwick and sought out a romantic adventure all her own. Little does she know that she's about to uncover another fierce heroine running headlong into history. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Jane Austen for the modern girl. New York Times Bestselling Author Christina Dodd
  • [This] sparkling series continues to elevate the Regency romance genre. Kirkus Reviews
     
  • Smart...[a] fast-paced narrative with mistaken identities, double agents, and high-stakes espionage....The historic action is taut and twisting. Publishers Weekly
  • Heaving bodices, embellished history, and witty dialogue: What more could you ask for? Kirkus Reviews
  • A fun and zany time warp full of history, digestible violence, and plenty of romance. New York Daily News
  • “History textbook meets Bridget Jones. Marie Claire
  • “Willig brilliantly engages the reader in the relationships of her characters, past and present, blending fascinating history with adventure and romance. Her books delight, impart knowledge, and captivate.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Makenna | 2/19/2014

    " ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF ALL TIME "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ann | 2/13/2014

    " I enjoyed the story until a graphic sex scene about 3/4 way through--overwhelmingly gross--wish I had read the reviews more thoroughly before I tried this one. skipped that and glanced at end to get my "happily ever after" but I wont do this author again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carah | 2/9/2014

    " I think I liked this one's plucky heroine better than the plucky heroine in the Black Tulip. The plots are getting rather familiar, but there are enough twists to keep the stories exciting. I'll continue the series quite happily! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 2/9/2014

    " A fun read, but not as tight as the first two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 1/17/2014

    " All the feelings??? I wish there were more sex in these books though. Man, I am not reading these for the spy stuff, okay??? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/11/2014

    " 3rd book in the Carnation series. I liked this one & really loved getting to see Jane help out those around her while thwarting the French and Irish. (Again another scene you might want to skip.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 1/3/2014

    " Yeah!!! Back on track. More exciting than the second. Can't wait to read number 4. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 12/28/2013

    " I love these books. I think they're slightly formulaic, but I can't help getting wrapped up in the characters and their adventures. Ms. Willig writes in a way that's practical and relatable but still engaging and witty. I enjoy them very much. Going to keep reading, that's for sure! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 10/8/2013

    " Enjoyed the historic mystery very much. Great escape. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tryniti | 7/10/2013

    " These books left me thinking about the characters long after i finished reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 6/2/2013

    " I really liked this book, in fact the hero in this one was my favorite, probably because I like quiet, introspective men. The heroine was sweet and gutsy and their love story was believable and interesting. As with all of the series, it was really fun to spend time in this world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 12/31/2012

    " Didn't hold my attention as well as the others in the series. Still good as a break from "serious" reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 12/26/2012

    " Mere pages in and already a "Princess Bride" reference! Love it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joann | 11/11/2012

    " Again -- Lauren WiIlig scores a hit that proves that sassy reparte between the sexes is not confined to any one century! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 10/5/2012

    " Enjoyed this book as the others in the series. Like developing story of modern characters which is quite amusing as well as the adventuresome romps of the historic story-line. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mindy | 8/11/2012

    " a little bit slower than the other books, but still enjoyable! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 1/16/2012

    " What would happen if an honorable man finds out he has eloped with the wrong woman? A great take on the love story, more spy intrigue and witty dialogue. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie | 10/24/2011

    " Another great entry to the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cary | 10/21/2011

    " Still like the story in a story and I am not put out when it switches since I have been hooked by each one! Skip pages 307-312 and you'll be good to go! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candy | 7/17/2011

    " I really enjoy the that Lauren tells Eloise's story along side the main characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 6/23/2011

    " Patience has paid off! In this third book of the series, Ms. Willig hits the mark--just the right blend of derring-do and romance as yet another member of the Pink Carnation league finds love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 6/13/2011

    " This is my favorite book in the carnation series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. Very interesting with spies from the 1800s. The Purple Gention, Pink Carnation, and Black Tulip. Harvard Ph.D. candidate Eloise Kelly continues her research of early 19th-century spies in the smart third book of the Pink Carnation series, f "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 5/2/2011

    " The third book in the Pink Carnation series is true to form. Eloise's modern-day story is interwoven with the tale of Letty and Geoff and there is plenty of action and romance to go around! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gricel | 4/25/2011

    " Think I enjoyed this one more than Black Tulip, although (like many others) I found the Eloise chapters a bit intrusive and dull when compared to the rest of the storyline. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 4/5/2011

    " By Book #3, her plots became very formulaic and derivative. The first book in the series was the best and after that they become the same plot, just with different character names. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/5/2011

    " great read! i like that these sequals are picking up right after each other. i'm anxious about Eloise and Colin!! on to the 4th... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hooma | 3/22/2011

    " I have become ABSOLUTELY addicted to these historical fiction/romance spy novels. I really enjoyed this book - full of fun, laughter and intrigue. I am planning to pick up another book from the series from the library today.

    A very relaxing read if that is what you are looking for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 3/8/2011

    " This was my favorite of the series so far. I fell in love with Letty and Geoff in a way that I didn't with the the others in the previous two books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sudeshna | 3/7/2011

    " Geoff was my favorite guy out of all the guys in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 3/5/2011

    " trash. but geeky trash ;p "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kassie | 2/24/2011

    " Enjoyed this book more than the Pink Carnation book......read this out of sequence, but will begin the 2nd in the series today... "

About the Author

Lauren Willig received a graduate degree in English history from Harvard University and a JD from Harvard Law School. She lives in New York City, writing full time.

About the Narrator

Kate Reading is an Audie Award–winning narrator and has received dozens of Earphones Awards. She has been named by AudioFile magazine as a “Voice of the Century,” as well as the Best Voice in Science Fiction & Fantasy in 2008 and 2009 and Best Voice in Biography & Culture in 2010. She is also a theater actor in the Washington, DC, area and has been a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company since 1987. Her work onstage has been recognized by the Helen Hayes Awards Society, among others.