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The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig
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Mar 20, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: romance
Read from March 20 to 25, 2012

This aims for fun & frothy historical romance, but the writing is just a bit short on the necessary sparkle - it ends at pleasant. The plot is about as plausible a representation of French revolutionary spies as an episode of Scarecrow & Mrs. King is of Cold War era spies, but the story of the Pink Carnation doesn't have the great chemistry between its leads (or that helpful gloss of nostalgia) to help it along. The main characters just never really breathed for me, though I did enjoy cousin Jane & chaperone Miss Gwen.

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