The Lure of the Moonflower

The Lure of the Moonflower

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In the final Pink Carnation novel from the New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig, Napoleon has occupied Lisbon, and Jane Wooliston, aka the Pink Carnation, teams up with a rogue agent to protect the escaped Queen of Portugal. Portugal, December 1807. Jack Reid, the British agent known as the Moonflower (formerly the French agent known as the Moonflower), has been stationed in Portugal and is awaiting his new contact. He does not expect to be paired with a woman - especially not the legendary Pink Carnation. All of Portugal believes that the royal family departed for Brazil just before the French troops marched into Lisbon. Only the English government knows that mad seventy-three-year-old Queen Maria was spirited away by a group of loyalists determined to rally a resistance. But as the French garrison scours the countryside, it's only a matter of time before she's found and taken. It's up to Jane to find her first and ensure her safety. But she has no knowledge of Portugal or the language. Though she is loath to admit it, she needs the Moonflower. Operating alone has taught her to respect her own limitations. But she knows better than to show weakness around the Moonflower - an agent with a reputation for brilliance, a tendency toward insubordination, and a history of going rogue. Praise for the Novels of Lauren Willig 'Willig's series gets better with each addition.' Booklist 'Jane Austen for the modern girl.' New York Times Bestselling Author Christina Dodd 'This genre-bending read . . . has it all- romance, mystery, and adventure. Pure fun!' New York Times Bestselling Author Meg Cabot Readers guide included
Publisher: New American Library, New York : 2015
ISBN: 9780451473028
Branch Call Number: AF WILL

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jazpur
Sep 03, 2015

Delightful!

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marthabwaters
Aug 25, 2015

The final installment in the Pink Carnation series ended up being my favorite of the bunch. As ever, I thought the modern plotline dragged down the book a bit, but it bothered me less than in previous installments, and the historical elements are so well done -- featuring a fun spy plot, as ever, and an exceptionally well-matched hero and heroine -- that my impatience with the occasional 21st century chapters was less severe than in previous installments. While my feelings about these books have tended to vary a bit depending on the book (Willig writes very distinctive heroines, with the result being that fans of one book might not necessarily be fans of the next one), I overall wholeheartedly recommend this series for fans of historical romance and espionage--Willig's characteristic clever dialogue and witty banter is among some of the best in the genre. (And how refreshing for the author of a long-running series to save her best for last.)

Chapel_Hill_AmandaG Aug 19, 2015

This was my favorite book of the Pink Carnation series. Jane has always been my favorite character in this series and I enjoyed seeing her achieve her happily ever after!

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