The Passion of the Purple Plumeria: A Pink Carnation Novel (Paperback)

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Lauren Willig’s 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 England’s most intrepid spies, it would be impossible for Gwendolyn Meadows to give up the intrigue of Paris for a quiet life in the English countryside—especially when she’s just overheard news of an alliance forming between Napoleon and an Ottoman Sultan. But, when the Pink Carnation’s little sister goes missing from her English boarding school, Gwen reluctantly returns home to investigate the girl’s 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 Gwen’s partnership with quick-tongued, roguish William may prove to be even more of an adventure for her than finding the lost girls….


*New York Times Bestselling Author Christina Dodd
**Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

The author of nine previous Pink Carnation novels, Lauren Willig received a graduate degree in English history from Harvard University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, though she now writes full-time. Willig Lives in New York City.

Praise For…

“[An] enchanting, exciting, and clever story.” — Romance Reviews Today on THE GARDEN INTRIGUE

“[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.” — Library Journal (starred review) on THE ORCHID AFFAIR

“Willig’s sparkling series continues to elevate the Regency romance genre.” — Kirkus on THE ORCHID AFFAIR

Pride and Prejudice lives on in the pages of Lauren Willig’s Pink Carnation romance-spy series.”
USA Today

“History textbook meets Bridget Jones.” — Marie Claire

“Jane Austen for the modern girl…Sheer fun!” — Christina Dodd

Praise for the Novels of Lauren Willig

“Jane Austen for the modern girl.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Christina Dodd

Pride and Prejudice lives on.”—USA Today

"History textbook meets Bridget Jones."—Marie Claire

“Willig’s series gets better with each addition.”—Booklist

“[This] sparkling series continues to elevate the Regency romance genre.”—Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780451414724
ISBN-10: 0451414721
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: August 6th, 2013
Pages: 480
Language: English
Series: Pink Carnation