The Deception of the Emerald Ring

The Deception of the Emerald Ring

Book - 2006
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Letty Alsworthy is forced into a hasty marriage to Geoffrey Pinchingdale-Snipe, second in command of the League of the Purple Gentian. When her husband is summoned to Ireland on their wedding night to help the Pink Carnation defeat a ring of Irish rebels led by the Black Tulip, Letty sets out after him.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2006
ISBN: 9780525949770
0525949771
Branch Call Number: FIC Willi 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 387 p

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marthabwaters
Apr 22, 2015

Another enjoyable installment in the Pink Carnation series, focusing on the best friend of the heroes from the first two books. My primary complaint about this series continues to be the modern frame story - it breaks up the Regency-era action jarringly, and the characters aren't nearly as engaging. I'm totally willing to forgive this, though, since the historical storyline (which makes up the vast majority of the book) is so funny and witty and totally charming.

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Ubalstecha
Dec 12, 2012

Letty Alsworthy is trying to prevent the elopement of her sister and the ensuing scandal that would follow, when she somehow ends up in her nightgown, in a carriage with Lord Pinchingdale, the man her fiance was supposed to elope with, thereby creating a bigger scandal. This forces them into a loveless marriage that creates even more scandal. And when Pinchingdale takes off to Ireland the day after the ceremony, Letty knows she has to follow him to avoid being the center of even more gossip. What she doesn't realize is that she is entering into the intrigues of the Pink Carnation, something for which she is ill prepared. Can she navigate through this new, confusing world of her own making?

The third book of the Pink Carnation is nowhere near as good as the first one, but it is still a fun read for fans of the series. The inevitable love scene is sweet, passionate and fulfilling. So very regency romance. A good read.

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Dec 08, 2010

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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