The Orchid Affair (Pink Carnation Series #8)

The Orchid Affair (Pink Carnation Series #8)

by Lauren Willig
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Overview

The Orchid Affair (Pink Carnation Series #8) by Lauren Willig

Veteran governess Laura Grey joins the Selwick Spy School expecting to find elaborate disguises and thrilling adventures in service to the spy known as the Pink Carnation. She hardly expects her first assignment to be serving as governess for the children of André Jaouen, right-hand man to Bonaparte's minister of police.

At first the job is as lively as Latin, but Laura begins to notice Jaouen's increasingly strange behavior. As Laura edges closer to her employer, she is surprised to learn that she has much in common with him. And Jaouen finds he's hired more than he's bargained for...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101495452
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/20/2011
Series: Pink Carnation Series , #8
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 126,400
File size: 613 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Lauren Willig is the author of seven previous Pink Carnation novels. She received a graduate degree in English history from Harvard University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and now writes full-time. Willig lives in New York City

Hometown:

New York, New York and Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Birth:

March 28, 1977

Place of Birth:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Education:

B.A., Yale University, 1999; M.A., Harvard University, 2001

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The Orchid Affair (Pink Carnation Series #8) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 72 reviews.
TheBookFairy More than 1 year ago
I've followed this series from the beginning, and while this is not my favorite, I loved this book! Laura is so prim at the beginning of the novel, but she quickly becomes endearing as the story unfolds. She learns to let the world truly see HER as the book progresses. One of the things that I love about Lauren's books are her strong female characters. All of the characters are fun and real. ? it!!!
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LuLuPA More than 1 year ago
This is another of Lauren Willig's Pink Carnation series. I loved it. I haven't read one of hers for a little while, so I was happy to return to the series. Her strong female characters are wonderful. This one is about Laura Gray, Governess, who is also the Silver Orchid - spying in France for the British government. She is 32 years old and has been on her own since her parents died when she was 16. She learned to be a governess to survive and she was quite good at it. And, of course she falls in love with the man she is supposed to watch - Andre Jaouoen - but you knew that would happen. Anyway, in the course of their adventures, Miss Gray pulls off these wonderful portrayals astounding Andre and the reader as well as the people she is trying to fool. It was GREAT! The best quote came near the end in her altercation with DeLarouche (the evil assistant Minister of Police) when he asks her, "Who ARE you?" and she says, "The Governess!" in a very BA tone (at least it was in my ears). Be afraid, be so afraid! Anyway, it's a great story based on some historical facts with lots of embellishment. Lauren Willig is so good at this.
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Jay_9 More than 1 year ago
As always, Lauren Willig did it. This was just another wonderful book in the series. The characters are easy to love. It makes you wish for a sequel to their story, and then I'm sure a wish for another. Read it and enjoy!
GingerM More than 1 year ago
I love this author, with each book they just get better and better. You just don't want to put them down and you will go back and reread them too cus they are just that GOOD!
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Gold Star Award Winner! Laura Grey doesn't want to be a governess anymore. Instead, she applies to the Selwick Spy School. After completing her training, she's sent to France to infiltrate the house of Andre Jaouen - as a governess. Known as the Silver Orchid, she's to teach his two children. On her first day, she takes the children to the bookstore to select reading material for them. It's also the place where she'll receive messages from the Pink Carnation herself. However, as soon as they return, Monsieur Jaouen forbids them to leave the house again. Laura isn't sure how she'll receive her messages now, but she's determined not to let M. Jaouen intimidate her. She stands up to him as much as she possibly can without getting fired. Gradually, she begins to unravel the secrets in the house of the man second in line to Bonaparte's minister of police. As she learns more about her employer, will she find her heart changing? I love this series! It's one of my favorites. I enjoyed this new spy's tale in the heat of the French Revolution. I liked the devious plots, the false leads, and how everyone wasn't what they seemed. I liked watching the relationship between Laura and the children grow. I loved the banter between Laura and M. Jaouen., and I also loved the present-day parallel story between Eloise and Colin. I can't wait for the next book in the series!
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