Review of The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig

The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig is an adult historical fiction romance. It alternates between modern day England and Post-Revolutionary France. The Secret History Of The Pink Carnation alternates between three main characters, Eloise, Amy Balcourt, and Richard Selwick. It’s basically a spin-off of The Scarlet Pimpernel.

I felt the Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig was rather exaggerated, but the exaggeration was hilarious. You have Amy Balcourt who is part English, part French, and so determined to join a league of spies, she’s getting herself consistently into trouble. You have Eloise who is a modern girl, but has boy troubles. You also have a certain character and her umbrella. The dialogue isn’t incredibly witty either, but I laughed (perhaps it doesn’t take much for me).

I liked that there were strong women in The Secret History Of The Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig, I almost didn’t expect it, because it is billed as a historical romance, but these women kick ass. They are brave, courageous, intelligent, and loyal. Granted they may be a bit sexually active, but that really does not bother me. I felt Amy Balcourt was a determined force to be reckoned with.

Aside from the characters, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation was steamy. There were certain scenes/chapters which may offend those who dislike book sex, whereas others will have to cool down after those scenes.

I would say The Secret History Of The Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig is definitely not a serious read, it’s basically brain candy after a stressful week, and I found it rather easy to lose myself in this book. While reading it, I suggest you drink Chocolate Lab Wine. It’s a New York chocolate flavored dessert wine, I wouldn’t call it my wine of choice, it’s too sweet, but definitely something I do enjoy once in awhile!

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

Comments

  1. The books get even better and more fun as they go along!

  2. Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com says

    Great review.

  3. Bookalicious says

    Sounds like a great read – good thing is, it's already sitting on my bookshelf and I should've reviewed it ages ago, but somehow didn't. Thanks for reminding me!

  4. Jen (Devourer of Books) says

    I'm not a fan of book sex, but I still do enjoy these books as brain candy.

  5. Nice review! I enjoyed this book but didn't realize until recently that it's part of a series.

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