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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,834 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lauren Willig Narrator: Justine Eyre Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Pink Carnation Series Release Date: January 2009 ISBN: 9781101015148
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The much anticipated fifth installment in the inventive and original Pink Carnation series 

Pride and Prejudice lives on” in Lauren Willig’s acclaimed Pink Carnation series, which continues with another deliciously lighthearted, romantic, and suspenseful novel. Willig introduces to her series the most elusive spy of all time, whose calling card is the faint whiff of jasmine in the cold night air. 

After twelve years in India, Robert, duke of Dovedale, returns to his estate in England to avenge the murder of his mentor during the 1803 Battle of Assaye. Robert plans to infiltrate the infamous, secretive Hellfire Club to uncover the murderer’s identity— but he has no idea that an even more difficult challenge awaits him—one Lady Charlotte Lansdowne. 

Having cherished a romanticized view of Robert since childhood, Charlotte is thrilled by his return. To Charlotte, Robert is all the knights of the Round Table rolled into one. That’s not exactly the case, but she can’t help but search for the man she loves inside this less-than-pristine package. And while Robert works to dissuade Charlotte from her delusions, he can’t help but be drawn to her innocence and inner beauty. 

When Charlotte is approached by Lady Henrietta Selwick to join her in a bit of espionage—investigating a plot to kidnap the king—Robert soon realizes that Charlotte is not only the perfect partner in crime; she’s the perfect partner, period. Caught in a dangerous game with deadly flower-named spies and secret members of the Hellfire Club, Robert and Charlotte must work together to reveal the villain…and confront their true passion for each other.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 2/14/2014

    " I like Eloise and Colin's story line just a little bit more in this book. Another fun contribution to the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ti-Leigh Telford | 2/3/2014

    " Thank you, Ms. Willig for another satisfying read. And like another reviewer thank you for no more out of place graphic sex scenes. So far this one and Deception of the Emerald Ring are the best of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tuesday's Child | 2/3/2014

    " Interesting read.Enjoyed the jumping between two timelines. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 1/20/2014

    " My favorite of the series! It's not a great series, or a fantastic book, but I really enjoyed it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 1/18/2014

    " My biggest complaint: I thought this was a book in the "Pink Carnation" series, but the Pink Carnation is completely absent from this novel. While I do like the Lady Henrietta and Miles characters and was glad to see them return, I also really like the Pink Carnation and her absence was quite noticeable! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Freya | 1/15/2014

    " Fun -historical, romantic, a bit of mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 1/9/2014

    " Sometimes it's so nice to read a silly/historical/romantic novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Murphy | 12/28/2013

    " Loved it!!! I cannot wait for more!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rach | 11/18/2013

    " A lighthearted mix between the past and the present. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meagan | 10/25/2013

    " Not my favorite of the series, but an enjoyable read no less. I miss the noticable romance that exists between the historical characters in her other books of the series but I enjoyed the present day romance with Colin and Eloise very much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 10/7/2013

    " Heyer-style Regency romance and interesting mystery setting all wrapped up with a few spies and the slooooow moving romance of the modern characters. I missed the spy action of several of the others in the series and I'm glad I borrow these from the library. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherri aka SDMomChef | 9/26/2013

    " This is the fifth installment in the series that began with The Pink Carnation. What was interesting in the earlier novels has quickly turned into a formula, and the stories are not as interesting to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 9/23/2013

    " Not as much fun as some of the earlier books, but still entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jay | 7/15/2013

    " This wasn't my favorite in the series. It took forever to get started and while I liked the king, I could have done without the king's mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 5/6/2013

    " Good. This book made me staart to care about Eloise again, so it was an improvement over the previous one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hollidae | 8/1/2012

    " great fun, but not my favorite in the series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin Humbert | 6/28/2012

    " I was not that impressed with romatic story line she followed this time. It was a bit predictable how every I realy liked how she develobed the modern charactures. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vanessa | 1/21/2012

    " I read this book because it's part of a series that I began reading and, although the books have progressively gone downhill since the first, I cannot tear myself away from the series. Not bad, but not great. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jodi | 1/12/2012

    " I read another book in this series but this one rather bored me to death. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trudi Jorda | 12/20/2011

    " Lauren Willig keeps the plot moving forward, plenty of action and her ability to shift thru time is amazing. Two story lines in one. I would recommend this author to any history buff who likes mystery, romance and fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary B. | 10/1/2011

    " Willig's spy romps are always entertaining, although the misunderstanding between her characters is sometimes maddening. All in all I enjoy a good romp through the English countryside whenever things in the real world get too difficult. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cary | 7/27/2011

    " This book had less sex than all the others and more of what I like... romance. I liked the characters having become old friends with most of them over the first 4 books. I got to the last 60 pages and had to stay up to finish it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kandice | 5/24/2011

    " It was OK, but not as good as her previous books. I hope she hasn't run out of ideas, because her books are always fun to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tamra | 5/24/2011

    " Meh. Didn't like this book nearly as well as the others in the series. I didn't think it was nearly as exciting or suspenseful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gigi | 4/1/2011

    " Not as engaging as the other books in the series but still enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 susan | 4/1/2011

    " read her other book,"the secret history ot the pink carnation, & liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 3/31/2011

    " One of the more serious books in the series. Still delightful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 3/29/2011

    " A GREAT MYSTERY ALONG WITH ROMANCE! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 3/27/2011

    " Another excellent story in the Pink Carnation series. Eloise's story is continued nicely, and Charlotte is a fun new heroine. "

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

    " This was enjoyable, but I thought it dragged a lot more than Willig's earlier books I've read. Something this fluffy shouldn't drag at all. There simply wasn't enough tension or unpredictability to the plot for it to be a real page turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 elscorcho | 1/26/2011

    " this one started out really good... but then when the action came at the end, it kind of fizzled. "

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About the Author
Author Lauren WilligLAUREN WILLIG is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Pink Carnation series and a RITA Award-winner for Best Regency Historical for The Mischief of Mistletoe. She graduated from Yale University, and has a graduate degree in English history from Harvard and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She lives in New York City, where she now writes full time.
About the Narrator

Justine Eyre is a classically trained actress who has narrated dozens of audiobooks and has a prestigious Audie Award and two AudioFile Earphones Awards under her belt. Eyre is multilingual and known for her great facility with accents. She has appeared on stage, with leading roles in King Lear and The Crucible, and has had starring roles in four films on the indie circuit. Her recent television credits include Two and a Half Men and Mad Men.