Book Review of The Secret History of the Pink Carnation (Pink Carnation, Bk 1)

The Secret History of the Pink Carnation (Pink Carnation, Bk 1)
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Helpful Score: 2


Pretty good, but I was expecting something different. This was much lighter and fluffier than I thought it would be - I thought there'd be a lot more suspense and drama. This was so powder-puffy that I'm surprised it came out in hardcover first!

Not to say that I don't like fluffy, 'cos generally speaking I love my fluff. I was a little disappointed though, probably just because I was expecting something different. That may be my own fault - the blurbs on the back of the book should have given my a clue if nothing else did! Once I got past my surprise this was a fun read. I've heard several people complain about the jumping back and forth between the present day and the past storylines, but that didn't bother me a bit. I can easily imagine myself in Eloise's position, thinking a sojourn to London sounds like a great idea and obsessively sorting through old papers!