The Betrayal of the Blood Lily (Pink Carnation, Bk 6)
The Betrayal of the Blood Lily - Pink Carnation, Bk 6 Author:Lauren Willig The heroines of Lauren Willig's bestselling Pink Carnation series have engaged in espionage all over nineteenth-century Europe. In this volume, our fair English heroine travels to India, where she finds freedom-and risk-more exciting than she ever imagined.Everyone warned Miss Penelope Deveraux that her unruly behavior would land her in disg... more »race someday. She never imagined she's be whisked off to India to give the scandal of her hasty marriage time to die down. As Lady Frederick Staines, Penelope plunges into the treacherous waters of the court of the Nizam of Hyderabad, where no one is quite what they seem-even her husband. In a strange country, where elaborate court dress masks even more elaborate intrigues and a dangerous spy called the Marigold leaves venomous cobras as his calling card, there is only one person Penelope can trust...Captain Alex Reid has better things to do than play nursemaid to a pair of aristocrats. Or so he thinks-until Lady Frederick...« less
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I thought the book was great. I enjoyed learning about Indian History and found myself looking up a lot of the history of India in other sources, so I would better understand what was going on. Enjoyable mystery and read.
Not quite as good as previous tales of the series, but still a great read. Set in India at the beginning of the Raj and full of intrigue. Penelope is a new kind of heroine and the book is more directly sexual: Penelope actually commits and admits to adultery! yipes! As always, the clever humor and historical, this time, exotic, scene save the day!