Monday, November 15, 2010

Mailbox Monday 11.15.10


Hosted this month by Knitting and sundries.

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Arabella Dempsey’s dear friend Jane Austen warned her against teaching. But Miss Climpson’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies seems the perfect place for Arabella to claim her independence while keeping an eye on her younger sisters nearby. Just before Christmas, she accepts a position at the quiet girls’ school in Bath, expecting to face nothing more exciting than conducting the annual Christmas recital. She hardly imagines coming face to face with French aristocrats and international spies…

Reginald “Turnip” Fitzhugh—often mistaken for the elusive spy known as the Pink Carnation—has blundered into danger before. But when he blunders into Miss Arabella Dempsey, it never occurs to him that she might be trouble. When Turnip and Arabella stumble upon a beautifully wrapped Christmas pudding with a cryptic message written in French, “Meet me at Farley Castle”, the unlikely vehicle for intrigue launches the pair on a Yuletide adventure that ranges from the Austens’ modest drawing room to the awe-inspiring estate of the Dukes of Dovedale, where the Dowager Duchess is hosting the most anticipated event of the year: an elaborate 12-day Christmas celebration. Will they find poinsettias or peril, dancing or danger? And is it possible that the fate of the British Empire rests in Arabella and Turnip’s hands, in the form of a festive Christmas pudding?

From the publisher.


8 comments:

Mary said...

This is on my TBR list but someone recommended that I read the series in order. So maybe I'll get to this one next year :-)

Julie Anne Lindsey said...

What a beautiful site you have here! So glad to have found it!

bermudaonion said...

That looks like the perfect book for this time of year.

Joanne said...

Can't go wrong with Lauren Willig, and many are saying this could be her best yet! Also, I'm jumping in here because you and I seem to like alot of the same types of books -- do yourself a favor and get your hands on a copy of Susanna Kearlsley's The Winter Sea. It's going to be the next great book everyone is buzzing about -- trust me. I love her books!

Lady Q said...

I love the cover of this one. I really need to pick up the first book and start this series! Please stop by my Mailbox if you get a chance. Happy reading!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I love the cover on this book. I need to get my hands on this series. It seems like an author I would enjoy!

Cathy said...

I always enjoy the covers for this series. Happy reading!

jewelknits said...

I love the retro cover of this book AND it sounds like a totally fun read! Enjoy!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries