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EPUB ¿ MOBI The Mischief of the Mistletoe A Pink Carnation Christmas · 9780525951872 Ç Arabella Dempsey’s dear friend Jane Austen warned her against teaching But Miss Climpson’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies seems the perfect place for Arabella to claim her independence while keCh aristocrats and international spies Reginald “Turnip” Fitzhugh often mistaken for the elusive spy known as the Pink Carnation has blundered into danger before But when he blunders into Miss Arabella Dempsey it never occurs to him that she might be trouble When Turnip and Arabella stumble upon a beautifully wrapped Christmas pudding with a cryptic message written in French “Meet me at Farley Castle” the unlikely vehicle for intrigue launc Dec 2019 still a delightful holiday read perfect for listening as I knit along frantically trying to finish my latest project by the holidays Sparkling charming fun and funnyDec 2018 still a feather light charming fun 35 star Christmas reread I listened to the audiobook this time great fun while knitting and provided some much needed Christmas cheerDec 2017 still a 35 star fun frothy Christmas rereads for me I needed the laughsDec 2016 reread Still a 3 35 star fun frothy Christmas reread with several laugh out loud scenes with witty sparkling dialogue and two absolutely charming lead characters Recommended to put you in the Christmas spirit while delivering a clever romp of a mystery as our hero and heroine race to uncover a Napoleonic spy ring operating among the ton in Regency EnglandDec 10 12 2015 reread like 3 12 stars second time around as I liked it and almost really liked it a bit sillier and frothier than I remembered but still a fun light hearted Christmas reread It's my own fault I just finished Georgette Heyer's The uiet Gentleman so any book especially another Regency mysteryromance would suffer by comparison But it was a breath of fresh air and I'm sure I'll revisit it next year for some holiday cheer a fun mystery or maybe I should call it a spy thriller? and a touching romance between two genuinely kind and good people Reggie Turnip Fitzhugh and Arabella Dempsey Dec 19 21 2014 This book was so much fun I'm a huge fan of Georgette Heyer and have collected many of her romance and mystery books over the years for my personal library and historical mysteries and historical fiction are two of my favorite genres so I can't imagine how I missed this series I will definitely look for the rest of Ms Willig's flower themed Regency spy romps If they are all as much fun as this sweet funny charming Cinderella story of Arabella Dempsey and Reginald Turnip Fitzhugh I'm in for a treatThe book was recommended in the Shelf Awareness newsletter as a fun Christmas themed read for mystery buffs along with Heyer's Envious Casca; since I hadn't read either and was looking for a light hearted humorous way to finish off my reading challenge I decided to read both Good choice on both books Heyer's dark dry as dust British humor never lets me down and Mischief was a real treat reminded me of Heyer's Regency romancemystery romps just with a modern flavor Turnip was kind delightful charming sincere one of Nature's golden children as Arabella observes maybe not the brightest knife in the drawer but with not an ounce of malice in him; it was especially touching that Turnip often reflected wryly with no self pity about his lack of intellectual prowess in his internal dialogues Arabella was a very sympathetic heroine one of my personal favorites types somewhat non descript in looks but sensible funny warm smart and resilient and Jane Austen is her best friend so she's perfect Lots of fun and recommended for a Christmas read or just a light happy feel good book

BOOK ↠ The Mischief of the Mistletoe A Pink Carnation Christmas ↠ Lauren Willig

Arabella Dempsey’s dear friend Jane Austen warned her against teaching But Miss Climpson’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies seems the perfect place for Arabella to claim her independence while keeping an eye on her younger sisters nearby Just before Christmas she accepts a position at the uiet girls’ school in Bath expecting to face nothing exciting than conducting the annual Christmas recital She hardly imagines coming face to face with Fren Verdict even sillier than normal for this series On the plus side I did not hate either of the romantic protagonists as is so often the case Most of the leads from her other books wandered pointlessly through the story to remind me of how forgettable they were The only ones I found memorably hateful were Vaughn and Mary who had even less excuse for their cameo than some of the other characters' No actually the character who had the least reason to be in the story was Jane Austen weakly shoved in there in what seemed like a blatant attempt to get Austenites to pick up this fluff Don't she is a minor and poorly depicted aside Willig implies that she's read Austen's own correspondence but she certainly doesn't get the tone anywhere close I did remember Turnip from his stumbles across the scene in previous books In this book he reminded me of Heyer's Freddy Standish He seemed oblivious than idiotic although I did not buy that he would be unaware of the social stigma attaching to unmarried women being alone with men And I wasn't a hundred percent sold on the rapport between him and the much smarter and educated Arabella But they were sympathetic and rarely annoyed me which is saying something for a romanceAnd this really was a romance There was not enough spy action to balance it Willig is always obviously interested in her romance than her espionage but in this case that plot was incredibly weak and implausible All sorts of people stumbling around a girls' boarding school in the night? Messages via Christmas pudding? Come on And the villain was so unbelievable At least I did not have to skim through the unfunny Bridget Jonesish stumblings of Eloise our usual flustered and insecure narrator For whatever reason the contemporary frame narrative is completely absent Odd but as I had uickly gotten tired of Eloise I did not mind I liked the original concept that she was a graduate student discovering all these spy adventures in the course of her research but her story uickly became way too chick lit Overall a uick and disposable read painless as long as you don't care about authenticity of language and behavior in your historicals

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The Mischief of the Mistletoe A Pink Carnation ChristmasHes the pair on a Yuletide adventure that ranges from the Austens’ modest drawing room to the awe inspiring estate of the Dukes of Dovedale where the Dowager Duchess is hosting the most anticipated event of the year an elaborate 12 day Christmas celebration Will they find poinsettias or peril dancing or danger? And is it possible that the fate of the British Empire rests in Arabella and Turnip’s hands in the form of a festive Christmas pudding? This was as enjoyable upon rereading as it was to read it the first time Turnip is a really lovable hero for a romance novel Built like an alpha who acts far like a beta male Turnip is funny and humble a really freaking adorable Arabella is a lovely heroine stuck in an all too real hard place Whilst having circumnavigated the upper echelons of society she is too poor to truly fit in and has to resort to working for a living I very much appreciated Arabella's tall height and big feet as oftentimes romance heroines are petite and perfect all around Apart from her physical differences Arabella is also a bit of an odd duck which makes her as lovable as Turnip This is just Christmasey enough to get me in the giggly holiday spirit and never before have I encountered a steamy first kiss