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‘Waiting on’ Wednesday ~ January 7th

January 7, 2009

Jill at Breaking the Spine hosts Waiting on Wednesday. This week’s pre-publication ‘can’t-wait-to-read’ selection is:

temptationofthenightjasminejpgTitle: The Temptation of the Night Jasmine
Author: Lauren Willig
Publication date: January ’09
Historical fiction

From Fantastic Fiction:
The much anticipated fifth installment in the inventive and original Pink Carnation series

‘Pride and Prejudice lives on’� in Lauren Willig’s acclaimed Pink Carnation series, which continues with another deliciously lighthearted, romantic, and suspenseful novel. Willig introduces to her series the most elusive spy of all time, whose calling card is the faint whiff of jasmine in the cold night air.

After twelve years in India, Robert, duke of Dovedale, returns to his estate in England to avenge the murder of his mentor during the 1803 Battle of Assaye. Robert plans to infiltrate the infamous, secretive Hellfire Club to uncover the murderer’s identity – but he has no idea that an even more difficult challenge awaits him – one Lady Charlotte Lansdowne.

Having cherished a romanticized view of Robert since childhood, Charlotte is thrilled by his return. To Charlotte, Robert is all the knights of the Round Table rolled into one. That’s not exactly the case, but she can’t help but search for the man she loves inside this less-than-pristine package. And while Robert works to dissuade Charlotte from her delusions, he can’t help but be drawn to her innocence and inner beauty.

When Charlotte is approached by Lady Henrietta Selwick to join her in a bit of espionage – investigating a plot to kidnap the king – Robert soon realizes that Charlotte is not only the perfect partner in crime; she’s the perfect partner, period. Caught in a dangerous game with deadly flower-named spies and secret members of the Hellfire Club, Robert and Charlotte must work together to reveal the villain.and confront their true passion for each other.

  1. January 7, 2009 12:35 am

    I hadn’t heard of this series before, it sounds interesting. My WoW post is up.
    It’s become one of my favorite series.

  2. January 7, 2009 6:26 am

    I too have not heard of this series. Seems good to me.

    Here is mine!
    You should check it out if you like a mixture of historical and contemporary fiction.

  3. January 7, 2009 10:12 am

    I’ve read the first book in this series and I thought it was entirely amazing. I own the second book but I haven’t read it yet…I really need to though.
    I know I’m a bit behind in my reading. I’ve been waiting for book #4 to come out in a Kindle edition, which it hasn’t yet, and here comes book #5.

  4. January 8, 2009 2:39 am

    I have read all the books in this series, and so I am looking forward to this book!
    I still have The Crimson Rose to read. Maybe I’ll wait and read them back-to-back.

  5. January 8, 2009 10:39 am

    I had never heard of this series until now but I’ll certainly be checking into it. It sounds really good.
    I found the original book in the series while browsing a small book section in a large mixed use store – Fred Meyer here in the States (groceries, housewares, etc). It was one of the best finds I’ve come across in a while.

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