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The Passion of the Purple Plumeria Pink Carnation #10Colonel William Reid of the MOBI #243 has returned home from India to retire near his children who are safely stowed in 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 classmatesHaving served as second in command to the Pink Carnation one of England’s most intrepid spies it would be impossi. I absolutely loved this book I’m woefully behind on the Pink Carnation series but I jumped at the chance to review this one not least because it has rather a USP Uniue Selling Point in the genre – namely that the hero and heroine are of mature years he’s fifty four she’s forty five That certainly wasn’t the only reason however Ms Willig’s writing is intelligent and freuently humorous her characters leap off the page and she spins a superb yarn For anyone not familiar with the series most of the Pink Carnation novels follow a similar format the modern day story of American grad student Eloise Kelly and her research into the network of nineteenth century British spies under the direction of the Pink Carnation runs alongside the fictional historical events that make up the bulk of the narrativeI can’t deny that the format has its frustrations I’d get to a point in the story set in 1805 where I was desperate to find out what happens next and suddenly it was 2004 and I had to take a uick break from the characters I was coming to love in order to catch up with what was going on in “the other” story Fortunately however Ms Willig never makes her readers wait too long to get back to the actionIn 2004 Eloise is moping about the fact that she will be returning to the US in two months This is what she’s long planned to do except that she’s now in a long term relationship with Colin Selwick a descendant of the families she has been researching They are living at Selwick House in Sussex and Eloise’s research into the exploits of the Pink Carnation has stalled as she seems suddenly to have vanished from the face of the earth There is no correspondence there are no mentions of her in documents; so Eloise becomes sidetracked by the search for the Jewels of Berar known to have disappeared during Wellington’s wars in India and rud to have been hidden at SelwickIn 1805 the Pink Carnation – otherwise known as Miss Jane Wooliston – receives the news that her sister Agnes has disappeared from school in the company of a schoolmate one Lizzie Reid Jane and her companion Miss Gwen Meadows a formidably sharp tongued spinster are living in Paris from where Jane runs her network of agents Gwen has appeared in a many of the previous books and has a fearsome reputation for speaking her mind and not caring what anybody thinks of her She’s prickly and doesn’t suffer fools gladly yet she cares deeply for Jane and is committed to their cause of messing with Napoleon as often as possible Jane believes it possible that Agnes may have been kidnapped by someone with a desire to neutralize the Pink Carnation so she and Gwen return to England to discover what they can and try to find the girlsAlso recently arrived in England is Colonel William Reid late of the East India Company and Lizzie’s father He has no idea that his daughter has gone missing until he arrives at her school in Bath He is distraught and guilt stricken – he hasn’t seen Lizzie for ten years when he set her and her older sister Kat on the boat to England in order to protect them from harm in India – and he feels terrible that he has let so many years pass before seeking her out Despite his seeming neglect however William loves his children dearly Believing his daughters to be safe and secure in England he rem

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The Passion of the Purple Plumeria Pink Carnation #10 Read & Download Þ 4 é ❮PDF❯ ✭ The Passion of the Purple Plumeria Pink Carnation #10 ✩ Author Lauren Willig – Colonel William Reid has returned home from India to retire near his children who are safely stoBle for Gwendolyn Meadows to give The Passion ePUB #199 up the intrigue of Paris for a uiet life in the English countryside especially when she’s just overheard news of an alliance forming between Napoleon and an Ottoman Sultan But when the Pink Carnation’s little sister goes missing from her English boarding school Gwen reluctantly returns home to investigate the. 25; 2 stars; DNFUsually I'll give a 'DNF' a 1 star but I think this author really deserves credit for having an older couple as the main love interest You don't see that very often and I really enjoyed that aspect of the book Ms Willig is clearly an accomplished writer and it shows in the dialogue and descriptions I also loved Kate Reading as the narrator of the storyshe is fabulousUnfortunately those positives were not enough to make up for a loose and meandering plot tedious scenes that took forever to go anywhere a miserable and nasty heroine and a deal breaking flaw in the hero's character view spoiler Colonel Reid was shaping up to be such an admirable character and then when he tracked down his elder daughter whom he had not seen for 10 years and found she was not living in safety and comfort as he supposed but in poverty degradation and danger he essentially shrugged and abandoned her He then spent many introspective moments over the coming days thinking of the lovely child she had been how close they were etc Yet when he saw her he couldn't find it in himself to give her a hug and say 'what is going on here how did this happen and how can I put an end to it' Nope he just acted confused and glazed over This section of the book destroyed the character for me and I lost interest in seeing how he redeemed himself if indeed he did hide spoiler

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Girl’s disappearanceThrown together by circumstance Gwen and William must cooperate to track down the young ladies before others with nefarious Passion of the PDFEPUB #10003 intent get their hands on them But Gwen’s partnership Passion of the Purple Plumeria Epubwith uick tongued roguish William may prove to be even of an adventure for her than finding the lost gir. Colonel William Reid is retiring to England to live out his life in leisure with his two daughters Kat and Lizzy leaving behind three very different one very difficult sons in India Little does he know that the school in Bath that Lizzy has been attending Miss Climpson's Academy seems to be the epicenter of spies in the battle between the French and the English For two years Miss Gwendolyn Meadows has been at the center of that fight or slightly next to the center wielding a dangerous parasol as the second in command to Britain's chief operative The Pink Carnation aka Jane Wooliston She has ostensibly been the dragonish chaperone of Jane while they lived in France with Jane's cousin Jane has received a missive from her family that finds Jane and Gwen on the steps of Miss Climpson's just as Colonel Reid arrivesAs fate would have it these three must unit in their cause because Jane's sister Agnes has gone missing along with Colonel Reid's daughter Lizzy William doesn't grasp the seriousness of this thinking it's just girls being girls Jane knows that this is probably not the case Somehow Agnes and therefore Lizzy's disappearance has to do with Jane's subversive activities When William and Gwen are attacked while inuiring after Lizzy with his other daughter Kat he comes to see that his little girl is truly in danger He might have not been the best parent so far but he was going to fix that Though the reason for the girls disappearance might just not be Jane's fault and might actually be tangled up with William's most dubious of children Jack and not Jane at all or at least not directly Rumors are that besides playing for both the French and the English Jack has also made off with the famous jewels of Berar the jewels which are rud to have been sent to his little sister This means that they aren't the only ones looking for the girls That most dangerous of French spies The Gardener is also on their trailLauren Willig's Pink Carnation series is like the ultimate comfort read like watching The Princess Bride mixed with Bridget Jones's Diary There's fencing fighting torture revenge giants monsters chases escapes true love miracles well maybe not giants monsters or fencing per se but there is Miss Gwen with a rapier parasol and Lizzy Reid with a bow and arrow and Lizzy alone is just as dangerous as those three things together The release of yet another book in this series brings joy to my heart which was tripled when I realized that The Passion of the Purple Plumeria an alliteration worthy of Gwen's lurid prose was yet again raising the bar of this series To have a long running series ten books and counting and to have each entry just as fresh and alive is a fete that Lauren needs a round of applause for Yet in this installment we have a character we have loved since day one and who has been desperately demanding her own book seriously ask Lauren Miss Gwen said her book was next and so it wasMiss Gwen has always been a pillar of strength and fortitude Ready to take down the French with an arch look or a well placed parasol to shin or other vulnerable body parts We have seen this hilarious yet adept spy trailing behind The Pink Carnation almost as an accessory to Jane It is as if Gwen herself was Jane's multifunctional parasol weapon In The Passion of the Purple Plumeria we see that the reserve