Throwback Thursday – 15 November 2012


Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme co-host by The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Found of Books. The goal of this meme is to feature older books (published 5 years ago or earlier). As the hostesses have stated:

It’s the nature of book blogging to focus mainly on new releases, but there are thousands of great books out there that haven’t seen the “New Releases” shelf in years. We hope to be able to bring attention to some older titles that may not be at the top of the current bestseller list, but still deserve a spot in your To-Be-Read pile.

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This week’s book is the second in the Pink Carnation series. I read the first book, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, earlier this year. The series is about a American grad student who’s research of the elusive Pink Carnation, a British agent during the Napoleonic Wars, leads her to uncovering more than she’d hope to find. The book jumps between the past and the present.

Though I wasn’t fond of the female lead of the historical section of the first book, I liked the concept of the series enough that I plan to continue reading the series.

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The Masque of the Black Tulip

The Masque of the Black Tulip (Lauren Willig)

Title: The Masque of the Black Tulip
Author: Lauren Willig
Series: Pink Carnation #2
Published: 2005

From Goodreads: 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 she discovers in an old codebook is something juicier than she ever imagined.

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