The Deception of the Emerald Ring

The Deception of the Emerald Ring

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A dangerous ring of spies, a game of mistaken identities, and a heartwarming romance of unlikely pairs come together in Lauren Willig’s engaging and exciting third novel THE DECPTION OF THE EMERALD RING. Praised for the “cheerfully postmodern and energetic . . .romance-adventure hybrids [that] have escaped the clutches of niche fiction.” (The OnionA.V. Club), her Pink Carnation series is garnering her critical acclaim and a loyal fan base. Lauren Willig’s debut The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, appeared on retailer bestseller lists in hardcover and made a big splash in sales in trade paperback. Her second book, The Masque of the Black Tulip, was selected as a BookSense Pick for January 2006, and continue to rack up incredible reviews. Lauren Willig’s passion for authentic historical detail coupled with her talent for enthralling love stories make her series the perfect read for lovers of romance, history and adventure.The year is 1803 and England and France remain at odds. Hoping to break the English once and for all, Napoleon backs a ring of Irish rebels in uprisings against England and sends the Black Tulip, France’s most deadly spy, to the Emerald Isle to help. What they don’t know is that also in Ireland is England’s top spy, the Pink Carnation, who is working to shut the rebels down. Meanwhile, back in England, Letty Alsworthy intercepts a note indicating that her sister, Mary, is about to make the very grave mistake of eloping with Geoffrey Pinghingdale-Snipe (second in command of the League of the Purple Gentian). In an attempt to save the family name, Letty tries to stop the elopement, but instead finds herself swept away in the midnight carriage meant for her sister and is accidentally compromised. Geoff and Letty, to each other’s horror, find themselves forced into matrimony. Then, Geoff receives word that he is to travel to Ireland to help the Pink Carnation and disappears immediately after their wedding ceremony. Letty learns of Geoff’s disappearance and, not to be outdone by her husband, steals away on a ship bound for Ireland, armed and ready to fight for her husband…and to learn a thing or two about spying for England.As in her previous tales, The Secret History of the Pink Carnationand The Masque Of the Black tulip, our modern-day heroine and hero, Eloise Kelly and Colin Selwick, continue their budding romance in this captivating third novel in the series.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2006.
ISBN: 9780525949770
0525949771
Branch Call Number: WILLIG L
Characteristics: 387 pages ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Emerald ring

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marthabwaters
Apr 22, 2015

Another enjoyable installment in the Pink Carnation series, focusing on the best friend of the heroes from the first two books. My primary complaint about this series continues to be the modern frame story - it breaks up the Regency-era action jarringly, and the characters aren't nearly as engaging. I'm totally willing to forgive this, though, since the historical storyline (which makes up the vast majority of the book) is so funny and witty and totally charming.

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Ubalstecha
Dec 12, 2012

Letty Alsworthy is trying to prevent the elopement of her sister and the ensuing scandal that would follow, when she somehow ends up in her nightgown, in a carriage with Lord Pinchingdale, the man her fiance was supposed to elope with, thereby creating a bigger scandal. This forces them into a loveless marriage that creates even more scandal. And when Pinchingdale takes off to Ireland the day after the ceremony, Letty knows she has to follow him to avoid being the center of even more gossip. What she doesn't realize is that she is entering into the intrigues of the Pink Carnation, something for which she is ill prepared. Can she navigate through this new, confusing world of her own making?

The third book of the Pink Carnation is nowhere near as good as the first one, but it is still a fun read for fans of the series. The inevitable love scene is sweet, passionate and fulfilling. So very regency romance. A good read.

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