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!Read Book à The Secret History of the Pink Carnation (Pink Carnation, #1) á Deciding That True Romantic Heroes Are A Thing Of The Past, Eloise Kelly, An Intelligent American Who Always Manages To Wear Her Jimmy Choo Suede Boots On The Day It Rains, Leaves Harvard S Widener Library Bound For England To Finish Her Dissertation On The Dashing Pair Of Spies The Scarlet Pimpernel And The Purple Gentian What She Discovers Is Something The Finest Historians Have Missed A Secret History That Begins With A Letter Dated 1803 Eloise Has Found The Secret History Of The Pink Carnation The Most Elusive Spy Of All Time, The Spy Who Single Handedly Saved England From Napoleon S Invasion.The Secret History Of The Pink Carnation, A Wildly Imaginative And Highly Adventurous Debut, Opens With The Story Of A Modern Day Heroine But Soon Becomes A Book Within A Book Eloise Kelly Settles In To Read The Secret History Hoping To Unmask The Pink Carnation S Identity, But Before She Can Make This Discovery, She Uncovers A Passionate Romance Within The Pages Of The Secret History That Almost Threw Off The Course Of World Events How Did The Pink Carnation Save England What Became Of The Scarlet Pimpernel And The Purple Gentian And Will Eloise Kelly Find A Hero Of Her Own Don t be fooled by the cover this book is a romance novel pretending to be historical fiction I was completely shocked when the first sex scene started in a small boat on a river which was currently being rowed by someone else I kept thinking I had missed something and the rower had left the boat, but no Along with the requisite sex, there are also the requisite shallow protagonists I kept thinking there must beto the characters because I was duped by the cover , but they really a Don t be fooled by the cover this book is a romance novel pretending to be historical fiction I was completely shocked when the first sex scene started in a small boat on a river which was currently being rowed by someone else I kept thinking I had missed something and the rower had left the boat, but no Along with the requisite sex, there are also the requisite shallow protagonists I kept thinking there must beto the characters because I was duped by the cover , but they really are cookie cutter romance heroes I was also bothered by the way the author physically describes women it came across as such a masculine poi I feel compelled to defend why I read this book in the first place which is never good And in this case, it is difficult, because I myself am still trying to understand why The title, cover, and plot summary were flashing caution lights A perusal of several reviews was not encouraging Why, oh why, did I not heed the warnings If I am going to be honest, it came down to these two points 1 I already had plans to attend an event with author, Tasha Alexander As the date approached, I learned I feel compelled to defend why I read this book in the first place which is never good And in this case, it is difficult, because I myself am still trying to understand why The title, cover, and plot summary were flashing caution lights A perusal of several reviews was not encouraging Why, oh why, did I not heed the warnings If I am going to be honest, it came down to these two points 1 I already had plans to attend an event with author, Tasha Alexander As the date approached, I learned the event would also feature Lauren Willig I generally d This is what I get for being lulled into a false sense of security by a nice cover and an interesting premise This book promised to be a historical fiction with a bit of mystery thrown in Instead, it turned out to be a banal bodice ripping generically bad Regency romance novel I could deal with the fact that the modern parts of the book were completely unnecessary I could even deal with the fact that the way people spoke acted in the 19th century parts and the modern parts were exactly the This is what I get for being lulled into a false sense of security by a nice cover and an interesting premise This book promised to be a historical fiction with a bit of mystery thrown in Instead, it turned out to be a banal bodice ripping generically bad Regency romance novel I could deal with the fact that the modern parts of the book were completely unnecessary I could even deal with the fact that the way people spoke acted in the 19th century parts and the modern parts were exactly the same i.e., wildly anachronistic for the Regency parts I could even deal with the fact that it was impossible to tell how much modern day scholar Eloise knew of the story the reader learned, considering many of the details would NOT find their way into the diaries letters that she was supposedly reading and why oh why did Willig just not do the 19th century bits in letter diary form I could deal with all these things IF the writing, characters, and plot were any good Unfortunately, those I would rather like my two hours back that I spent on this book It s not that it was bad, rather, it had an intriguing premise, but the past future aspects were poorly merged, the part of the story set in p