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The Masque of the Black Tulip By Lauren Willig,

  • Title: The Masque of the Black Tulip
  • Author: Lauren Willig
  • ISBN: 9780451220042
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Paperback
  • Harvard grad student Eloise Kelly achieved the academic coup of the century when she unmasked the spy who saved England from Napoleon But now she has a million questions about the Pink Carnation s deadly French nemesis, the Black Tulip And she s pretty sure that her handsome on again, off again crush, Colin Selwick, has the answers somewhere in his archives But what sheHarvard grad student Eloise Kelly achieved the academic coup of the century when she unmasked the spy who saved England from Napoleon But now she has a million questions about the Pink Carnation s deadly French nemesis, the Black Tulip And she s pretty sure that her handsome on again, off again crush, Colin Selwick, has the answers somewhere in his archives But what she discovers in an old codebook is something juicier than she ever imagined.
    The Masque of the Black Tulip Harvard grad student Eloise Kelly achieved the academic coup of the century when she unmasked the spy who saved England from Napoleon But now she has a million questions about the Pink Carnation s dea

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    1. If you ve never read a Historical Fiction Romance revolving around espionage here s what you can expect A heroine that stands above her peers She s schmart you see She s spechul All the other debutantes are shallow, vapid young girls concerned with title chasing and ribbons than the state of the nation If you re really lucky the heroine will have a few friends or a sister or two that are also spechul and you won t be subjected to three hundred pages of the heroine s lady boner for misogyny A he [...]

    2. This is a review of the audiobook Kate Reading narrates the audiobook perfectly I can t believe this one is even better than the first in the Pink Carnation series.It s not easy to pull off a time warp book, running two timelines in parallel, but Ms Willig does it with aplomb Not only that, but this novel is really two genres historical romantic suspense with a ton of humor , and a contemporary chick lit romance It is witty and clever and sophisticated So much so, I had to get the paperback, so [...]

    3. A colorful cast of characters is the highlight of this historical drama with doses of comedy typically tied into romance.Great voice acting by Kate Reading OVERALL GRADE B.

    4. OK, you ve heard of the Scarlet Pimpernel and all that mess in France, right Well, the Pink Carnation picks up where the Pimpernel stopped due to the discovery of his identity At the same time in the story, but taking place in the present there is a grad student finding decedents of the Pink Carnation with letters from and about that time in history.If the story plot sounds complicated, it really isn t While it jumps around, pulling you from character to character, making you wonder who might be [...]

    5. In my eyes, this is a mystery through and through I think some readers would classify this as chic lit because much of the story is written from a female point of view I guess an argument could even be made for calling this a romance However, whatever genre you choose to put this book in, you need to read it As usual, I never did figure out who the French spy was until the author spoon fed me the name Willig tells a story so well that I had four different suspects right up to the end.The Masque [...]

    6. A rollicking yarn, well told Willig s writing is a cut above many HR authors, but for me this is only a two star read for two reasons 1 Lauren Willig adopts the same approach to each of the Pink Carnation books there are two stories the main historical one, and a modern one where Eloise researches the historical story and slowly develops a relationship with Colin a descendant of the historical characters This approach really doesn t do it for me every time I get caught up in the main story, I m [...]

    7. Another excellent book from the author of The Secret History of the Pink Carnation I loved being sucked back into the world of flower named spies The book had romance, mystery, plenty of wit, and even a high speed carriage chase I also enjoy the interludes with Eloise, the modern day historian, doing research into these fascinating characters but I wish she and Colin s thing would move juuuust a bit faster.

    8. Encore mieux que le premier parce que Miles et Henrietta sont absolument parfaits Je suis tr s f ch e contre Richard parce qu il prend tr s mal un truc alors que bon, la paille et la poutre hein bref De bonnes choses en perspective pour la suite, avec The Pink Carnation en route pour une myst rieuse mission myst rieuse, et un Lord Vaughn effectivement bien intrigant Et Eloise et Colin Rhaaaaaaaa

    9. Un coup de coeur J ai aim l histoire, les personnages gentils ou m chants , les retournements de situationTout H te de lire la suite

    10. Specific to this book I found the heroine much enjoyable in this book than in the last Her personality and character fit the story better to my personal point of view Lovely book.Since I will say nearly the same thing for every book in this series this part will be the same in all of them Fun regency mystery romance I m not really much of a mystery reader, but these are of an intrigue than a mystery and tied up with the regency style, they are delightful.The author bounces us back and forth be [...]

    11. Usually Willig s books are fun, light reading for me but this one was a bit much The plot followed her usual romps with Eloise, the graduate student studying spying activities during the English French war with Napoleon at the head of his troops And, of course, Eloise falls for her host, Colin Selwig, hoping for a romantic adventure However, all this is normal for this series What bothered me was some of the dialog I doubt that women of this period used the phrase, Chop, Chop In addition, the sa [...]

    12. I listened to the audiobook, which kept me constantly amazed at the narrator s ability to switch between English and American accents and sound totally natural either way I m a sucker for the Dashing Hero s Steadfast Best Friend, whether it s B.J from M A S H or Ron from Harry Potter, so a book about Miles Dorrington, the steadfast best friend from The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, was interesting to me than the first installment.This is not Possession by A.S Byatt I couldn t get than [...]

    13. It was probably a good four years after reading the Secret History of the Pink Carnation that I ordered this book Uni and life got in the way of my reading, unless it was a set text for a literacy unit When I finally got back to picking whatever I wanted to read, I got back I to this series Remembering that I didn t think it was the best writing I had ever read, I also remembered having an absolute blast with the story and the characters Nothing changed with this one The characters are fun and t [...]

    14. Second in the Pink Carnation series I liked it Maybe not quite as much as the first but close I would have liked to see of Eloise and Colin but I guess I ll have to continue the series to see how they do This one is the romance between Lady Henrietta and Miles Dorrington A friends to lovers theme, they have known each other since they were children Miles was called upon to watch out for Henrietta and keep her out of trouble Meanwhile, a french spy is loose in London and Miles is tasked with fin [...]

    15. well, there was no bodice ripping though there was shift ripping I liked that Ms Willig had a parallel story line going on with the researcher and her subject though she s now sucked me into reading the next novel to see what happens with the researcher and her potential love interest It was fun, a nice flouncy romp if those can be flouncy through regency England and it s nest of spies and potential spyees those spied upon.

    16. 10 25 2014 just finished a re read in keeping with the Pink for All Seasons challenge in honor of book 12 coming out August 2015 I thoroughly enjoyed this, and had forgotten what an adorable and likable couple Miles Henrietta are I actually changed the rating from 4 stars to 5 because it was so delightful I am looking forward to next month s read of book 3 D

    17. I will get the next book most likely all 10 in the series I enjoyed the writing the characters The mystery is well done The humor is well placed.

    18. aaawww Miles soupirs et on a du Turnip en action xD et le myst rieux Lord Vaughn hm hm hmEloise et Colin c est toujours rhaaaaaaaaaa

    19. I liked The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, but I absolutely loved reading this installment in the series I ve been rereading the first few Pink Carnation books before I go on to finish the series, and while I remembered that this one had been a favorite, I d forgotten just how charming it was I enjoy the slowly unfolding tale of Eloise and Colin, but in this installment, the historical tale just sparkles.Henrietta has known her brother s friend Miles forever And now, in the midst of all m [...]

    20. Things to love about this novel In chapter one, it picks up with the tale of its modern day research, Eloise Kelly, who is off to the country with the dishy Colin Selwick for a look at his archives Insert eyebrow waggle here The Black Tulip also picks up with the lives of some of the characters introduced as secondary in the first book in the series, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation Amy and Richard, the main couple in the historical portion of the first novel, are seen and heard from aga [...]

    21. I enjoyed this book quite a bit than the first book in the series, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation.I was a bit disappointed in the obviousness of the Black Tulip s secret identity From the moment the character first came onto the scene I knew who they were Finding out the motives behind the character that was not the Black Tulip was intriguing then the unmasking of the spy I adored Miles and Henrietta In the greater scheme of the Pink Carnation universe, they are the sidekick characte [...]

    22. So, this was ridiculous In a good way.Probably really 3.5 stars, but I m rounding up.I really enjoyed Miles and Henrietta s banter It was generally hysterical I will say, I definitely enjoyed the first half of the book mroe than the second though.All of the literary illusions were tremendous fun.I m really ridiculously invested in Eloise and Colin at this point as well.However, view spoiler I think this book suffered a bit for me in the collision of tropes I didn t necessarily need the rushed ma [...]

    23. Raise you hand if you liked the tripping back and forth in time with The Secret History of the Pink Carnation OK, so I can only see two hands my own and DH s , but they are waving enthusiastically What You didn t OK, but you have heard of the Scarlet Pimpernel and all that mess in France, right Well, the Pink Carnation took up where the Pimpernel stopped due to the discovery of his identity In the present there is a grad student the present finding decedents of the Pink Carnation with letters fr [...]

    24. The dilemma I requested the 1st 2 books of this series from the library in case I liked it and wanted to keep reading , read 1 and wasn t impressed but here was 2 looking at me Having nothing else better to read at the moment I read it I suppose a literary version of I wanted a few potato chips and had enough but it seemed a waste to toss away the remainder okay, maybe that s just me.I didn t think it possible for this books to be even less believable than 1 but it was Odd things that would be s [...]

    25. A thousand times better than The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, this book was written with better characters, characters I actually liked I did not like Amy in Pink Carnation and I m not a huge fan of Eloise , and better dialogue Henrietta was a much sensible character than Amy and even when she was doing something ridiculous like hiding in the bushes with her friends while trying to spy on Miles and the marquise , she still had brains than Amy I also got a kick out of Turnip and his di [...]

    26. I enjoyed this one than the first book in the series, probably because it was being read to me and the narrator s lovely British accent felt so soothing yet droll in all the right places.But I also liked Miles Henrietta much than Richard Amy Miles because he is a gruff dude who spends much of the book in a state of crankiness and or bewilderment, and Henrietta because while she is flighty, she still seems somewhat sensible Overall, less eyerolling and ridiculous leaps of logic, awkward and cl [...]

    27. Enjoyed this regency book The whole thing was light hearted and left me with a happy feeling after I finished I didn t think the solving of who the spy was was as in depth as it could have been Henrietta and Miles were just not all that good as spies or as spy catchers That is what kept the novel from rating higher I wasn t 100 percent fond of the two time lines either I think the modern time line which seems to be there to carry the story from book to book is unnecessary The narrator on this on [...]

    28. There was a lot going on in this book I loved it Like the first book, I wanted of the present day storyline, but I really can t wait to see where this storyline goes next This book took me a lot longer yo read but I think it s because there was a lot going on Because the romance took forever to happen That being said I did love Hen Miles I think one of my favorite secondary characters was the oblivious Turnip Fitzhough I hope there s of him in other books because he s just one of those charact [...]

    29. Mais um livro que apareceu numa recomenda o do BookDepository Gostei da capa, gostei da sinopse, e resolvi arriscar.Quando o comecei a ler percebi que o seguimento de um outro, mas l se sem necessitar dele, e n o consegui esperar.Adorei Aventura, mist rio, espionagem, amor, e gargalhadas mistura, tudo num estilo muito inteligente e divertido de escrever Another book featured in Book Depository The beautiful cover and the synopses were enough to make me buy it Realized in the meantime that it s t [...]

    30. Loved, loved, loved this book much than the first installment The Secret History of the Pink Carnation The Masque Of the Black Tulip was full of characters that did not irk me I already loved Henrietta and Miles from the first book, along with the modern day heroine Eloise, but I even loved the smaller characters like Geoff and even Turnip he was hilarious.Some of the romantic bits made me want to gag, but there wasn t really a whole lot of them This book was full of mystery that had me guessin [...]

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