The Cocoa Conspiracy (Lady Arianna Series #2)

The Cocoa Conspiracy (Lady Arianna Series #2)

by Andrea Penrose

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The Cocoa Conspiracy (Lady Arianna Series #2) by Andrea Penrose

Lady Arianna Hadley, now the Countess of Saybrook, is settling into married life with her new husband. To celebrate his birthday, she finds the perfect gift: a rare volume of botanical engravings on Theobroma cacao--or chocolate. But she is forced to fight off a stranger who tries to steal it away.

Arianna and Saybrook forget about the incident until they attend a gathering on a country estate, where her assailant reappears and turns out to be a Russian diplomat. Events grow more ominous when Arianna discovers sensitive government documents hidden in the book's binding--documents that suggest someone Saybrook and she hold dear is a traitor to King and country.

Murder. Treason. Money. Power. Once again, Arianna and Saybrook are drawn into a world of intrigue. To unmask the real villain, they journey to the Peace Congress in Vienna, where amid the seductive pomp and pageantry of Europe's royalty they must root out a cunning conspiracy--armed only with their wits and their expertise in chocolate . . .

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157380465
Publisher: Andrea Penrose
Publication date: 01/21/2017
Series: Lady Arianna Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 56,021
File size: 572 KB

About the Author

Andrea Penrose is a pseudonym for an author who has also written as Cara Elliott for Grand Central and Andrea Pickens for NAL. Her historical mysteries and romantic novels are set in Regency England, an era that has fascinated her ever since she picked up a copy of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. A graduate of Yale, she has won numerous writing awards, including two Daphne Du Maurier Awards for historical mystery, the Golden Leaf, and she’s been a three-time finalist for the prestigious RITA Award. Her books have been translated into nine different languages.

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The Cocoa Conspiracy: A Lady Arianna Regency Mystery 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
The_Reading_Reviewer More than 1 year ago
Arianna Hadley is now The Countess of Saybrook but that has not slowed down her love of creating a chocolate convection or solving a great mystery. Her husband Alessandro Henry George De Quincy, the fifth Earl of Saybrook is very fond of the chocolate delights she masterfully executes, and less fond of her ability to wind up on the wrong end of a pistol. The woman is a complete confusion of emotions for him but love does have a way of muddying the waters and stirring up all things primal in a male. Saybrook is still in his spy element and trying to keep Arianna out of it but to no avail as a string of coincidental events have had Arianna uncovering paperwork. While shopping for a book Arianna finds information about a potential traitor and destruction of the delicate peace being brokered between warring nations. Europe is ready to explode and the papers Arianna has found might be able to defuse the situation if the correct steps are taken to prevent an eruption. Saybrook is being pushed to take part of this complex and complicated web of treason and terror with Arianna by his side, which is something he savors but still wishes to protect her completely. There is a spy playing catch me if you can, a set of egos too big to fit through any door, and people that hold the fate of the world in their deceitful hands, which is just another day for Arianna and Saybrook. Andrea Penrose is a mastermind at creating the perfect recipe of chocolate and mystery in just the correct equal part. This second book in the Lady Arianna Hadley series is rich with dangerous plots, dastardly characters, and the smell of something wonderful baking in the oven. Arianna is as strong in her beliefs with never a question of her love and loyalty to Saybrook. Their devotion to one another is the tenderness we all crave combined with a touch of bittersweet just to keep you on your toes.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Highly recommend this series, especially if you enjoy historical fiction based on fact
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book!! I love the continued story of Arianna and Saybrooke. While at a forced house party by Grantham they discover that something is going to happen at the Peace Conference in Vienna. They go there to stop the plan but find out its worse than they thought. As Saybrooke, Arianna and Baz race against time to find out what disaster is intended, Saybrooke tells Arianna he loves her. She struggles with the word Love since she had to fend for herself at a young age. A great mystery that is continued into the next book!!
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Liked better than the first, developed characters good mystery.
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