Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday - The Garden Intrigue by Lauren Willig

This is my first time participating in Breaking the Spine's Waiting on Wednesday. Honestly, I hardly ever get a book right when it comes out, so it didn't make sense for me to participate. But now I'm super excited for a book coming out this week...

Lauren Willig's The Garden Intrigue. It is already available for pre-order from both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. This is the 9th in Willig's "Pink Carnation" series. If you haven't read these, they are hilarious. They are all about diffferent spies during the reign of Napoleon. You even get to meet Napoleon and other historical characters. In this book, I think we get to meet his step-daughter Hortense.

Here's the synopsis from goodreads :

In the ninth installment of Lauren Willig's bestselling Pink Carnation series, an atrocious poet teams up with an American widow to prevent Napoleon's invasion of England.
Secret agent Augustus Whittlesby has spent a decade undercover in France, posing as an insufferably bad poet. The French surveillance officers can't bear to read his work closely enough to recognize the information drowned in a sea of verbiage.
New York-born Emma Morris Delagardie is a thorn in Augustus's side. An old school friend of Napoleon's stepdaughter, she came to France with her uncle, the American envoy; eloped with a Frenchman; and has been rattling around the salons of Paris ever since. Widowed for four years, she entertains herself by drinking too much champagne, holding a weekly salon, and loudly critiquing Augustus's poetry.
As Napoleon pursues his plans for the invasion of England, Whittlesby hears of a top-secret device to be demonstrated at a house party at Malmaison. The catch? The only way in is with Emma, who has been asked to write a masque for the weekend's entertainment.
Emma is at a crossroads: Should she return to the States or remain in France? She'll do anything to postpone the decision-even if it means teaming up with that silly poet Whittlesby to write a masque for Bonaparte's house party. But each soon learns that surface appearances are misleading. In this complicated masque within a masque, nothing goes quite as scripted- especially Augustus's feelings for Emma.

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