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eBook The Deception of the Emerald Ring. Lauren Willig epub
  • ISBN: 0749008679
  • Author: Willig,Lauren Willig
  • Genre: Romance
  • Subcategory: Regency
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Allison & Busby (September 1, 2010)
  • Pages: 443 pages
  • ePUB size: 1478 kb
  • FB2 size 1307 kb
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Some books are a joy to write. Fluid lines of perfect prose unroll across the computer screen, the plot unfolds without holes or wrinkles, and all the characters go exactly where they're told. This was not one of those books.

Some books are a joy to write. I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all those people who patiently repeated, "Yes, the book will get done. No, your career isn't over," and didn't push me into the Charles River, no matter how much they might have wanted to.

Read in our apps: iOS. · Android. The Deception of the Emerald Ring. An unmarked carriage will be waiting for you behind the house at midnight' History student Eloise Kelly is in London looking for more information on the activities of the infamous 19th century spy, the Pink Carnation, while at the same time trying to keep her mind off the fact that her mobile phone is not ringing and her would-be romantic hero. Colin Selwick is not calling.

I was terribly muddled this morning, for which I blame Lauren Willig. I mean, it can't be my fault that I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning to finish The Deception of the Emerald Ring, right?

I was terribly muddled this morning, for which I blame Lauren Willig. I was terribly muddled this morning, for which I blame Lauren Willig. I mean, it can't be my fault that I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning to finish The Deception of the Emerald Ring, right? Here's the issue, and I just know it's going to bite me in the rear sometime very soon: I need to know what happens next.

Lauren Willig is a New York Times bestselling author of historical novels

Lauren Willig is a New York Times bestselling author of historical novels. She is best known for her "Pink Carnation" series, which follows a collection of Napoleonic-Era British spies, similar to the Scarlet Pimpernel, as they fight for Britain and fall in love. A native of New York City, Willig discovered historical fiction when she was only six years old, while she was attempting to find books about her idol, Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Lauren Willig's debut The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, appeared on retailer bestseller lists in hardcover and made a big splash in sales in trade paperback

Lauren Willig's debut The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, appeared on retailer bestseller lists in hardcover and made a big splash in sales in trade paperback. Lauren Willig's passion for authentic historical detail coupled with her talent for enthralling love stories make her series the perfect read for lovers of romance, history and adventure. The year is 1803 and England and France remain at odds.

Author: Лорен Уиллиг. Willig-like Eloise, a P. candidate in history-draws on her knowledge of the period, filling the fast-paced narrative with mistaken identities, double agents and high stakes espionage

Author: Лорен Уиллиг. Publisher: Dutton Adult, 2006. candidate in history-draws on her knowledge of the period, filling the fast-paced narrative with mistaken identities, double agents and high stakes espionage. Every few chapters, the reader is brought back to contemporary London, where Eloise gets out of the archives long enough to nurse her continuing crush on Colin Selwick. The Eloise and Colin plot distracts from the main attraction, but the historic action is taut and twisting. Fans of the series will clamor for more.

From Lauren Willig, author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Ashford Affair, comes The Other Daughter .

From Lauren Willig, author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Ashford Affair, comes The Other Daughter, a page-turner full of deceit, passion, and revenge. In this novella (a sequel to "The Secret History of the Pink Carnation"), the newly married spy, the Purple Gentian, and his bride find more than mince pie when they head home for the holidays. Romance & Love, Mystery & Detective.

New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig presents the third novel in her charming Pink Carnation series. Harvard grad student Eloise Kelly has gotten into quite a bit of trouble since she started spying on the Pink Carnation and the Black Tulip-two of the deadliest spies to saunter the streets of nineteenth-century England and France. Not only has she unearthed secrets that will rearrange history.

History student Eloise Kelly is in London looking for information on the activities of the 19th century spy, The Pink Carnation. In the British Library she finds a note signed by Lord Pinchingdale. It's all she needs to delve back in time and unearth the story of The Pink Carnation's espionage activities on the Emerald Isle.
Comments: (7)
HappyLove
This book has two stories running at the same time. There is the story of Eloise, a modern day historian researching the League of the Purple Gentian, and the story of Letty and Geoffrey as they travel to Ireland to thwart a French invasion.

The story of Letty and Geoffrey was great. No complaints there, but the brief jumps back to the present and Eloise really didn't work for the book. There are two previous books in this series which I haven't read and perhaps people who started at the beginning will enjoy those updates on Eloise but honestly it wasn't working for me.

So, it's a pretty good book but in my opinion challenging if you haven't read book one and two.
Llanonte
A few years back, I picked up a hardbound book on a remainder table titled The Secret History of the Pink Carnation. It looked rather fluffy and a touch silly, but I was in desperate need of something to read at the time, and went on ahead and purchased it. I was expecting a so-so novel, but what I got was a funny, smart novel that had me laughing as I enjoyed it. Afterwards, I kept my eyes open for any further works by Lauren Willig.

In the third novel of the series, The Deception of the Emerald Ring the game between French and English spies continues. Letty Alsworthy is in London for the Season with the rest of her family, including her beautiful sister Mary, their flitterwit of a mother, and a father who means well, but can't seem to pass a bookstore without picking up a few new volumes. Which means that it's up to Letty to keep the family together, the bills paid, and things running smoothly. Besides, she knows that a suitor will not look at her twice, especially if Mary is in the room. But Letty is wise enough to know that if her sister goes through the elopement that she's planning, it's going to simply ruin the rest of the family. So, in the middle of the night in nothing more than her nightgown and a cloak she tries to find Lord Pinchingdale to tell him that it simply can't happen.

When the carriage that is bringing her to Lord Pinchingdale stops, she suddenly finds herself in the very passionate embrace of the viscount, who seems not to mind at all that she's isn't Mary. Worst still, two of Pinchingdale's friends are there, witnesses to the entire escapade, and Letty and Pinchingdale find themselves wed to each other, with neither of them happy about it at all. In fact, the groom is so unhappy that he leaves in the middle of the wedding celebrations, and a humiliated Letty decides to follow him -- off to the scarcely calm land of Ireland, where a revolt supported by the French is looming.

And suddenly, Letty finds herself in the middle of conspiracies, meetings in dark dank churches, sinister men in black, and all sorts of aliases and plots, all with the mysterious Pink Carnation at the center of it. Will poor Letty manage to keep her wits around her, and solve the awful dilemna of her marriage to Pinchingdale, who seems to loathe her on sight?

I have to say that this installment of Lauren Willig's of her series is rather exciting. For one, the action is shifted rather quickly from London to a place that isn't used very often for the Napoleonic wars -- Ireland. This really kept my interest, as I had no idea that the French were happily formetting revolution there, and seeking to use the country as a staging point for a possible invasion of England instead of just going across the Channel.

Nor does Willig forget the modern day story of Eloise Kelly and Colin Selwick. Eloise's scholarly researching into the Pink Carnation gives some amusement, not to mention her meddling grandmother's attempts to get her married off. It does get annoying in spots, as it does break up the story of Letty and Pinchingdale at the worst possible moments, and it does get predictable.

With those caveats in mind, it's still a fairly good story, and Willig's prose and mannerisms fit in nicely with the writing style of the Regency novel. Too, it's clear that she's paying homage to Baroness Orczy's novels of the Scarlet Pimpernel. Lastly, it's the fact that she can do research and isn't afraid to put in new elements into the ongoing story, and that I can always applaud.

Winding up, this gets a good four stars in all. If you like a smart, witty historical novel with plenty of slyness and a few laughs, this series would fit the bill nicely.

Recommended.
Kit
So much fun to learn about the past lives of spies and mystery. Enjoyed the plot and will keep reading the series.
Fani
If you're a LW fan I'd strongly recommend this books, but only if you speed read it to keep up with the series and move on with all the background to the later (and much better) books.

This is one of the few books you could skip if you wanted as Letty isn't involved heavily in the later books. If you want to read later books in the series and read fast enough to breeze through one of these in a few evenings it's not so bad to pass it up.
Kerahuginn
I have loved each of Lauren Willig's books from the Pink Carnation series. They each have their own personalities, while following the tale of our modern day heroine Eloise Kelly and her interactions with the dashing (and reticent) Colin Selwick.
Washington
Have loved this series from the beginning. Especially enjoy Willig's historical and literary references. But I read primarily for the story of Eloise and Colin. It's time to bring that to an end, now; and I hope the author does just that. After eleven volumes, enough of a good thing.
FRAY
I am really enjoying this series. In this episode another member of the band of aristocratic spies finds himself inconveniently married to the sister of the woman he loves. Letty is the younger sister and the practical family "fixer." She isn't the sort to inspire poetry like her sister. She is short, round, outspoken, and completely unable to convincingly tell a lie. Geoff is a seasoned spy but more usually works in the background to prepare things for the more intrepid spies. They get together by accident but he persists in seeing Letty as some sort of schemer who wanted to trap him into marriage.

The two of them find themselves in Ireland just in time to thwart the 1803 Irish rebellion. Things are complicated by the interference of our hero Geoff's dastardly cousin and the mysterious and enigmatic Lord Vaughn who seems to be everywhere in this series.

Hurt feelings, misunderstandings and too much pride manage to keep our young lovers at odds for much of the story which is filled with action and danger and all sorts of mysterious characters.

In the present story line, Eloise finds herself obsessing over an absent Colin who turns up at the most inconvenient time - just as she is out on a blind date that was set up by her grandmother. What is so intriguing to me about this bridging story line is that only a couple of weeks have passed since Eloise met Colin. After following three romances in the historical time period, it feels like more time must have passed in the present day one.

I can't wait to read the next book in this series and am really glad that there are twelve books in the series. Looks like I have lots of enjoyable books in my future.
Lauren Willig is one of my favorites and this book does not disappoint.
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