A Pink Carnation Christmas
Pink Carnation Series, No 7
Narrated by Kate Reading
October 28, 2010
Historical Mystery / Romance / /1803 / England /
by Brenda Weeaks
first warns us The Mischief of the Mistletoe takes place
The Seduction of the Crimson Rose but before The
Temptation of the Night Jasmine.
Dempsey is good friends with Jane Austen. The story begins with
Jane writing Arabella about Arabella's lack of inheritance, which
means she must marry or seek employment. Arabella is interested
in teaching at a Lady's seminary, which is wise because her three
sisters are at the same seminary. So is Reginald "Turnip"
Fitzhugh's sister, Sally. Turnip Fitzhugh has been mistaken for
the Pink Carnation. When the two meet up they find espionage and
intrigue in a Christmas pudding. Arabella ends up with a list of
England's Spies and someone is determined to get it back. They turn
her room upside down -- ruining some of her things and at one point
hold her at sword point (sort of). In the midst of a celebration
is a mystery of French and British Spies in High Society - spies
of all shapes, sizes, ages and genders.
It's a mix
of mystery, romance and humor. There's plenty ull of twists and
turns and Christmas cheer. Kate Reading narrates the audio version.
She actually narrated Pride and Prejudice at one point.
Listeners will be drawn into Willig's regency era of intrigue and
find it hard to leave.
of other titles in this series
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, No 1 [review
The Masque of the Black Tulip, No 2 [review]
Seduction of the Crimson Rose, No 4 [review]
The Temptation of the Night Jasmine, No 5 [review]
The Betrayal of the Blood Lily, No 6 [review]
The Mischief of the Mistletoe, No 7 [Audio]
The Orchid Affair, No 8 [review]
The Garden Intrigue, No 9 [review]