The Garden Intrigue (Pink Carnation, Bk 9)
The Garden Intrigue - Pink Carnation, Bk 9 Author:Lauren Willig Secret agent Augustus Whittlesby has spent a decade undercover in France, posing as an insufferably bad poet. The French surveillance officers can’t bear to read his work closely enough to recognize the information drowned in a sea of verbiage. — New York-born Emma Morris Delagardie is a thorn in Augustus’s side. An old school friend ... more »of Napoleon’s stepdaughter, she came to France with her uncle, eloped with a Frenchman, and has been rattling around the salons of Paris ever since. Now widowed, she entertains herself by holding a weekly salon, and loudly critiquing Augustus’s poetry.
As Napoleon pursues his plans for the invasion of England, Whittlesby hears of a top-secret device to be demonstrated at a house party. The catch? The only way in is with Emma, who has been asked to write a masque for the weekend’s entertainment. In this complicated masque within a masque, nothing goes quite as scripted -- especially Augustus’s unexpected feelings for Emma.« less
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