Often I start a book, hopeful, and end up closing it, disappointed. I figured I would start compiling a list of those books to save you the trouble of buying them. 🙂
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig. This book seemed like the girl version of The Scarlet Pimpernel, a story and legend which are thoroughly entertaining. Unfortunately, Willig falls down the same path as many authors in that she makes what could be an interesting story about the time, a cheesy romance novel complete with a hapless heroine who thinks and talks as though she dropped out of a Bridget Jones movie. I’m not sure Willig even began to research the time which she was writing about since there are so many factual errors that it isn’t even fair to count.
Take my advice and skip this series which is barely a notch above a Harlequin romance novel.