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SOUTH HILLS The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig

Please Bring a Chick Lit/Women's Fiction book suggestion if you have one (that is available in paperback)!

Eloise Kelly, who is trying to uncover the identity of the Pink Carnation, a British spy a la the Scarlet Pimpernel who infiltrated Napoleonic France, for her Ph.D. dissertation. But it is also the story of Amy Balcourt, a young woman of French descent raised in England, whom Eloise learns about when she gains access to the papers kept by Arabella Selwick-Alderly, the descendant of another dashing spy, the Purple Gentian. Amy sets off to join her brother, Edouard, in France, with the hope of joining the league of the Purple Gentian. On her journey over she meets Lord Richard Selwick, the Purple Gentian himself, and though sparks fly between the two, he feels he can't reveal his secret identity to her. Eloise is engrossed in Amy's story, even as Arabella's infuriating but handsome nephew, Colin Selwick, tries to bar her access to the papers. Readers should expect more of the swashbuckling past than the scholarly present, but Willig's story is a decidedly delightful romp. 


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  • Becky

    Another good time with lots of conversation! Thanks, Lindsey, for all you do!

    March 6, 2014

  • Christina C.

    It was great! Always have fun having a girls night out with like minded women.
    I'm glad (almost) everyone liked the book I suggested. I hope you all read more into the series, they get even better.

    March 6, 2014

  • Lindsey B.

    We had a great time & discussion of the book, other books & tv :)

    March 6, 2014

    • Beth

      Definitely looking forward to chatting about the Bachelorette this summer!

      March 6, 2014

  • Beth

    Had a great time. Thanks for the warm welcome!!

    1 · March 6, 2014

  • Susan

    Sorry. Going to Ash Wednesday instead. Kind of snuck up on me. Have a great time!

    March 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I have a family obligation on Weds. and will have to cancel, hope to attend the next event.

    March 2, 2014

  • Liselle

    My work event has been cancelled!

    February 24, 2014

  • Liselle

    I have a work event that night.

    February 7, 2014

  • Beth

    Hi there - I am so glad I found a book club in the South Hills. This will be my first meeting - looking forward to meeting everyone!

    1 · February 12, 2014

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