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The Secret History of the Pink Carnation

The Secret History of the Pink Carnation
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2007 reading list (97 items)
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too predictable but still good

8 years, 9 months ago at May 12 4:56
I finally got a chance to read this book, recommended by a local store clerk. Unfortunately, when I got to the chapter in which Eloise finds information that might help her find out who the Pink Carnation is, it was easy from then on for the reader to know who the Carnation was indeed. It was way too predictable. The story (of all these spies) *is* interesting, it's just too bad that Willig could ... read more
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Manufacturer: Dutton Adult
Release date: 7 February 2005
ISBN-10 : 0525948600 | ISBN-13: 9780525948605
Tags: Romance (2), Napoleonic Wars (1), 12/17/07 (1), Espionage (1), Adventure (1), Due 12/28 (1), G (1), Library (1), Fiction (1), Historical (1), Chicklit (1)
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chuckmuck added this to a list 7 years, 3 months ago
2007 reading list (97 books items)
doudouce55 posted a review 8 years, 9 months ago

too predictable but still good

“I finally got a chance to read this book, recommended by a local store clerk. Unfortunately, when I got to the chapter in which Eloise finds information that might help her find out who the Pink Carnation is, it was easy from then on for the reader to know who the Carnation was indeed. It was way too predictable. The story (of all these spies) *is* interesting, it's just too bad that Willig could not come up with other possibilities to tell the reader who the spy was. In the end, there was no twist, and the ending actually left me unsatisfied. No, I won't spoil it and tell you who is the Carnation, you will find out yourself when you read it. And no, I will not read the follow up of the book, The Masque of the Black Tulip.

Despite this, Willig's writing is quite enjoyable, and th” read more


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