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Lauren Willig majored in renaissance studies and political science at Yale University, studied English history at Harvard University, and received a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. She started writing the Pink Carnation series during law school. She practiced as a litigation associate mostrar mais at a large New York law firm for a year and a half before deciding to become a full-time writer. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Lauren Willig

The Masque of the Black Tulip (2005) 1,442 exemplares
The Deception of the Emerald Ring (2006) 1,122 exemplares
The Seduction of the Crimson Rose (2008) 876 exemplares
The Betrayal of the Blood Lily (2010) 589 exemplares
The Mischief of the Mistletoe (2010) 524 exemplares
The Forgotten Room (2016) 481 exemplares
The Ashford Affair (2013) 468 exemplares
The London Wife (2018) 460 exemplares
The Orchid Affair (2011) 455 exemplares
The Glass Ocean (2018) 436 exemplares
All the Ways We Said Goodbye (2020) — Autor — 386 exemplares
The Garden Intrigue (2012) 353 exemplares
The Other Daughter (2015) 333 exemplares

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Data de nascimento
1980
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Educação
Yale University
Harvard Law School
Ocupações
litigation associate
Agente
Joe Veltre

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Lauren Willig holds graduate degrees in both law and history from Harvard. After working in a New York law firm, she "retired" to become a full-time writer.

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This novel is light and entertaining. It has a dual timeline, but I liked both of the stories equally - the one set in 1803, when young Amy wishes to be a spy to avenge her father who was killed by the French, and the one set in modern London, where Eloise writes her dissertation about spies in Napoleonic France and tries to find out who the famous Pink Carnation was. Both stories are interesting and fast-paced, but also a bit foreseeable. Unfortunately, Amy got on my nerves after some time because of her thoughtlessness and naivety, and the twist and turns concerning her love interest were frustrating. The behavior and language felt altogether too modern. Because of that it is not really my cup of tea, but it is a fun novel and I do not regret reading it.… (mais)
 
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MissBrangwen | 114 outras críticas | Feb 4, 2024 |
If you have experienced the magic of newport you'll enjoy the peek into Newport life through the ages in this book. I guessed the twist but it was still good and it was so very well woven.
 
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hellokirsti | 9 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
Book on CD performed by Helen Saddler, Nicola Barber, and Saskia Maarleveld.

Subtitle: A novel of the Ritz Paris

Three women are linked by the legend of the talisman of Courcelles. In 1914, Aurelie de Courcelles works with her father at their Picardy estate, leaving her mother in Paris at the Ritz. The chateau is “commandeered” by the occupying Germans, and Aurelie risks all to safeguard her home and her country. In 1942, while the Nazi’s occupy Paris, Daisy joins the resistance efforts, working from a bookshop. And in 1964, Babs Langford receives a letter at her English estate after her husband has died giving her a clue to his activities during the war which haunted him. Her search for the mysterious “la Fleur” takes her to the Ritz in Paris where she meets the American who is also searching for answers to clear his father’s name.

I assume that each author took responsibility for one of these women’s storyline. The book is told from their three perspectives in alternating chapters. I figured out the two main “secrets” almost as soon as they were introduced, but it was interesting to see how the authors chose to reveal them, and the ramifications on Babs of the discovery.

I’m getting tired of the war-time stories and these three authors used many of the tropes common to such historical fiction: quiet, mousy woman blossoms with a new wardrobe and the attention of a handsome man; “enemy” who is really a noble gentleman; danger of discovery for resistance workers; and the aforementioned “secrets” that are hardly surprising any longer.

The audiobook is narrated by three talented voice artists, each taking responsibility for a different main character (though it was never noted which artist voiced which character). This did help to keep the different storylines straight.
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BookConcierge | 20 outras críticas | Dec 26, 2023 |
I wasn't certain about this but was delighted and then absorbed. An excellent read with interesting twists. =)
 
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Kiri | 37 outras críticas | Dec 24, 2023 |

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Obras
32
Also by
3
Membros
13,188
Popularidade
#1,770
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
716
ISBN
278
Línguas
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Marcado como favorito
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