The Passion of the Purple Plumeria

The Passion of the Purple Plumeria

A Pink Carnation Novel

Book - 2013
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Colonel William Reid has returned home from India to retire near his children, who are safely stowed at an academy in Bath. Upon his return to the Isles, however, he finds that one of his daughters has vanished, along with one of her classmates.--From back cover.
Publisher: New York, New York : New American Library, 2013
ISBN: 9780451414724
0451414721
Branch Call Number: F Wil

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marthabwaters
Jul 19, 2015

Yet another fun entry in a fun series. The formidable Miss Gwen is a challenging heroine to take on, and I admire Willig for being able to show us a new side to her--and William Reid (father of Alex, the hero of book 6) is the perfect leading man to balance her out. I also -- finally! -- enjoyed the contemporary storyline in this one. I still think the whole frame story is unnecessary (and frequently annoying) but I think this is the least I have minded it out of all ten books so far, so thank goodness for that. Clever and enjoyable.

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stephaniedchase
Feb 04, 2014

A fun installment to the series -- love that Miss Gwen gets her own story!

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jazpur
Oct 11, 2013

Lauren Willig is a young American who writes delightfully about characters akin to The Scarlet Pimpernel - The Pink Carnation series- with intrepid lady spies during the early C19.Napoleonic France and British India play a part in this latest which is delicious, frothy, and witty. There's the family mystery of the current generation with a Treasure Hunt interspersed with the historical mystery of the missing schoolgirls,travel at speed through the English countryside and Romance with a capital R..

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