The Garden Intrigue: A Pink Carnation Novel, Willig, Lauren

The Garden Intrigue: A Pink Carnation Novel

Authors: Willig, Lauren
Series: Pink Carnation
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC027050, FIC014000, FIC002000
ISBN: 9781101560334, Related ISBNs: 0451415604, 0525952543, 1101538449, 1101560339, 1611760429
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 448
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Lauren Willig's Pink Carnation novels have been called "fun [and] fresh" (Kirkus Reviews) and "clever and playful " (Detroit Free Press). Now she introduces readers to a mismatched pair who find passion in the most astonishing of places...
Secret agent Augustus Whittlesby has spent a decade undercover in France, posing as an insufferably bad poet. The French surveillance officers can’t bear to read his work closely enough to recognize the information drowned in a sea of verbiage.

New York-born Emma Morris Delagardie is a thorn in Augustus’s side. An old school friend of Napoleon’s stepdaughter, she came to France with her uncle, eloped with a Frenchman, and has been rattling around the salons of Paris ever since. Now widowed, she entertains herself by holding a weekly salon, and loudly critiquing Augustus’s poetry.

As Napoleon pursues his plans for the invasion of England, Whittlesby hears of a top-secret device to be demonstrated at a house party. The catch? The only way in is with Emma, who has been asked to write a masque for the weekend’s entertainment. In this complicated masque within a masque, nothing goes quite as scripted—especially Augustus’s unexpected feelings for Emma.

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