Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Garden Intrigue by Lauren Willig

Another delightful addition to the Pink Carnation series.

The story is still taking place in France, the hero and heroine of this piece – we met them in the previous book – are Emma Delagardie, an American, and Augustus Whittlesby, an English spy who is masquerading as a ridiculous poet as a cover.

Whittlesby needs a way in to Malmaison to find out what exactly is the top-secret invention being unveiled there that could prove doom to the English navy. His way in? Emma, who is charged in writing a masque for the entertainment for the Emperor. Being a poet and all (er, sorta), Augustus devises it to be a perfect a ploy.

Things don't go as planned for Augustus (do they ever?) and he finds himself tackling another problem that he wasn't prepared for.

There wasn't a whole lot of action, and the majority of the story took place around the same area, but honestly? I didn't even notice until I finished the book. Augustus and Emma's banter had me wonderfully distracted.

The modern day story with Colin and Eloise was only a few chapters and that story didn't unfold a whole lot. Except, there was one big revelation and I suspect that'll be tied in to the historical story, as well.

A great, humorous, historical romp. I enjoyed every word of it.


Marg said...

I look forward to each new Pink Carnation book! This one is no expectation.

Joanne said...

Can't wait until tomorrow when it is released!