The Passion Of The Purple Plumeria
Pink Carnation #10
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Featuring: Colonel William Reid; Gwendolyn Meadows
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Lauren Willigâ€™s Pink Carnation novels have been hailed as
â€śsheer funâ€ť* and â€ścharming.â€ť** Now she takes readers on an
adventure filled with hidden treasure and a devilishly
handsome English colonel....
Reid has returned home from India to retire near his
children, who are safely stowed at an academy in Bath. Upon
his return to the Isles, however, he finds that one of his
daughters has vanished, along with one of her
Because she served as
second-in-command to the Pink Carnation, one of Englandâ€™s
most intrepid spies, it would be impossible for Gwendolyn
Meadows to give up the intrigue of Paris for a quiet life in
the English countrysideâ€”especially when sheâ€™s just overheard
news of an alliance forming between Napoleon and an Ottoman
Sultan. But, when the Pink Carnationâ€™s little sister goes
missing from her English boarding school, Gwen reluctantly
returns home to investigate the girlâ€™s disappearance.
Thrown together by circumstance, Gwen and William
must cooperate to track down the young ladies before others
with nefarious intent get their hands on them. But Gwenâ€™s
partnership with quick-tongued, roguish William may prove to
be even more of an adventure for her than finding the lost
45 comments posted.
Re: The Passion Of The Purple Plumeria
Loved your post today - and went immediately to your web page and signed up for your newsletter and, as soon as I finished this, start looking over your Weekly Reader Round-Ups. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. Your books have long been on my TBR list - and now I'll have to get started reading them. Best of luck with your newest - and all your books! Thanks for the chance to win.
(Nancy Reynolds 9:34am August 6, 2013)
Your post was very enlightening. It's always great when you can learn a little background about the book that you want to read, and this book is no exception!! I love the cover, too!! Congratulations on your book, and I'm sure it's going to do very well!!
(Peggy Roberson 9:50am August 6, 2013)
Interesting read. Thanks
(Kay Burke 9:59am August 6, 2013)
love your post i love to read about the book before auctually
reading them it give me a little info about it and helps me
understand the charectors i will be reading this one
(Denise Smith 10:01am August 6, 2013)
Thanks for letting me enter the contest. I have not read any of your books. Would like to win a book to see what they are like.
(Judy Ferguson 10:06am August 6, 2013)
English spy and a roguish Colonel William working together on a common cause.....what could be more fun? Love your idea of the Weekly Reader Round Up.
(Beth Charette 10:11am August 6, 2013)
Interesting post. Your books have given me hours of pleasure
and enjoyment. Best wishes.
(Sharon Berger 10:14am August 6, 2013)
I enjoyed your post. Thanks for sharing.
(Sandy Giden 10:39am August 6, 2013)
Sounds like a great book to read.
(Charlotte Wills 11:09am August 6, 2013)
Thanks for the post and contest.
(G S Moch 11:18am August 6, 2013)
I'm ready for another Pink Carnation adventure!
(Cheli Derry 12:08pm August 6, 2013)
I've read a couple of books in the series and need to catch
up! I love it!
(Margay Roberge 1:01pm August 6, 2013)
What a great idea. I, too, read 4-5 books a week and never write them all down. A couple of times I signed out one at the library only to discover I had read it. The library does not keep count. Thanks for the idea. Now on to new Pink Carnation Adventures.
(Patricia (Pat) Pascale 1:04pm August 6, 2013)
I read a lot. I love historical fiction. Favorite genre!
(Vicki Hancock 1:06pm August 6, 2013)
I love historical romance! And when you throw in spies &
intrigue that will keep me up reading!
(Diane Sallans 1:11pm August 6, 2013)
It is always good to hear how a story idea came to be. Thanks.
(Pam Howell 1:29pm August 6, 2013)
I am new to your historical romances and went on to join your newsletter. I noticed that some of your books are about women! That is great! I would love to read and review THE PASSION OF THE PURPLE PLUMERIA and discover Pink Carnation Adventure. Thank you for this giveaway!
(Nicole Laverdure 1:29pm August 6, 2013)
My favorite color is purple---so I must read this book.
(Sue Farrell 2:01pm August 6, 2013)
I'm not surprised by your inspiration!! That is one of my favorites!!
(Cate Sparks 2:06pm August 6, 2013)
Sounds so interesting love to read my two favorite things to do is read and
my grand kids Thank you
(Ava Curtis 2:09pm August 6, 2013)
I love your writing. I am a fan of the Pink Carnation. Good writing and characters who are charming.
(Annette Naish 2:21pm August 6, 2013)
sounds like i would like this book
(Debbi Shaw 2:49pm August 6, 2013)
I really like your post, so very interesting, informative and honest. I know I would love your book, it sounds great and it's my type of read. Thank you for this chance to win, hope I do. Wishing You The Best.
(Esther Somorai 3:04pm August 6, 2013)
Love those pink carnation books... I love Scarlet Pimpernel too of course. :)
(May Pau 3:42pm August 6, 2013)
I enjoyed your post! Congratulations and thanks for the giveaway!!!
(Linda Brennan 3:54pm August 6, 2013)
Cool interview and thank you SO much for sharing with us!!!! I love this story already.
(Felicia Ciaudelli 4:23pm August 6, 2013)
I love the art of linguistics and would love to win!
(Susan Coster 4:49pm August 6, 2013)
I enjoyed reading your interesting post. THE PASSION OF THE PURPLE PLUMERIA sounds like another great book you've written, and I'd like to read.
(Rich Cook 5:24pm August 6, 2013)
I loved your THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE PINK CARNATION! So much that I have
two copies - one to lend out to friends and family and one for my own
enjoyment. :) Thanks for the post!
(MaryAnne Banks 6:29pm August 6, 2013)
I have enjoyed all your 'Pink' books and look forward to this new one! Thanks for many good reads!
(Mary Perry 6:53pm August 6, 2013)
Really enjoyed reading your blog.
(Sheila True 8:49pm August 6, 2013)
I love a good read and am keeping my fingers crossed.
(Melanie Backus 9:06pm August 6, 2013)
Love the series - looking forward to reading the latest Pink Carnation book.
(Mary C 9:08pm August 6, 2013)
Love historical fiction and this one sounds really good.
Looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the contest!
(Teresa Ward 9:16pm August 6, 2013)
I love this series and would love to win this book, Thank you
for the chance
(Angela Holland 9:58pm August 6, 2013)
I love that The Scarlet Pimpernel was your inspiration. I have to read these books!
(Janie McGaugh 10:14pm August 6, 2013)
I am always anxious to learn more about authors. I am new to this genre so want to find the best authors and their books for my taste. Hope to win your book so that I may have the opportunity to get more involved with romance books.
Thank you .
(Cynthia Blain 10:27pm August 6, 2013)
I haven't read any of the books in the Pink Carnation series. I do however love that your muse was the Scarlet Pimpernel that influence the Pink Carnation series. Thanks for interview and the introduction to the Pink Carnation series.
(Kai Wong 11:36pm August 6, 2013)
Wow, Congrats on your new book: THE PASSION OF THE PURPLE
PLUMERIA. Your book sounds fantastic and I would love to win
it and read it this summer. Thank You very much. Cecilia
(Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez 12:01pm August 7, 2013)
I love hearing about the stories behind the books and how
authors come up with ideas. I'm a 'what if' person too and
love to come of with different scenarios with books, TV
shows and movies. I just can't get my ideas down on paper so
that they make sense. I guess that's why I'm a reader not an
I haven't read any of your books before but you got my
attention when I saw the words carnation (my favourite
flower) and spy (who doesn't love them). I love historical
books (especially ones with roguish characters) and have now
added this series to my TBR list.
(Lisa White 12:18pm August 7, 2013)
Good Morning: Although I have not yet read any of your books, I will be doing so very soon. Our book club chose your book, The Ashford Affair as one of our upcoming selections. Thus, if I were to win your giveaway, it would be a lovely way to introduce me to your historical writing and this genre of books which I have missed out on so far in life, in favor of mysteries and memoirs mostly. Thank you.
(Cynthia Blain 8:00am August 7, 2013)
A great inspiration. Love that interpretation of THE SCARLET
(Mary Preston 10:00pm August 7, 2013)
WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS BOOK! THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY!
(Shelley Summers 11:59pm August 7, 2013)
Your books sound wonderful! I haven't read any of them before but it sounds like the Pink Carnation series is quite a hit with those that have! I guess when a great idea pops into your head, you run with it. I've had dreams that were so good and detailed, I often wished I'd written them down, because later, I've forgotten so much. I will have to get your books, and I'd love to win this new one!
(Linda Luinstra 5:34pm August 8, 2013)
I like your Weekly Reading Round-Up. What a great idea! I will be checking that out, Lauren.
(Linda Luinstra 5:38pm August 8, 2013)
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