Monday, January 23, 2012

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the exciting books that came into their house last week via post. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists!

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at A Girl and her Books, and is currently being hosted by Alyce at At Home With Books for the month of January.

For Review:

Publish Date: February 15th 2012
Format: Hardcover 400pp

Synopsis (From the Publisher):
"In the ninth installment of Lauren Willig's bestselling Pink Carnation series, an atrocious poet teams up with an American widow to prevent Napoleon's invasion of England.
Secret agent Augustus Whittlesby has spent a decade undercover in France, posing as an insufferably bad poet. The French surveillance officers can't bear to read his work closely enough to recognize the information drowned in a sea of verbiage. 
New York-born Emma Morris Delagardie is a thorn in Augustus's side. An old school friend of Napoleon's stepdaughter, she came to France with her uncle, the American envoy; eloped with a Frenchman; and has been rattling around the salons of Paris ever since. Widowed for four years, she entertains herself by drinking too much champagne, holding a weekly salon, and loudly critiquing Augustus's poetry. 
As Napoleon pursues his plans for the invasion of England, Whittlesby hears of a top-secret device to be demonstrated at a house party at Malmaison. The catch? The only way in is with Emma, who has been asked to write a masque for the weekend's entertainment. 
Emma is at a crossroads: Should she return to the States or remain in France? She'll do anything to postpone the decision-even if it means teaming up with that silly poet Whittlesby to write a masque for Bonaparte's house party. But each soon learns that surface appearances are misleading. In this complicated masque within a masque, nothing goes quite as scripted- especially Augustus's feelings for Emma." 

What delightful books arrived at your door?

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Joanne said...

Lucky you! I'm looking forward to reading The Garden Intrigue -- hope you enjoy it and can't wait to see what you think. :)

Anonymous said...

What a pretty cover, I hope you enjoy! your read.

Kaye said...

Gorgeous looking cover. I hope the book is as as appealing. Enjoy!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

The cover is so sweet. I really need to read a LW book this year. Enjoy!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I hear this series is good! I have several of the books but haven't had a chance to get to them yet.

Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader said...

This one is on my wish list. Can't wait to hear what you think of it.

Alyce said...

I haven't seen this one before. I hope it's a great read for you!

Mystica said...

Such a pretty cover. This is an author I have made a note of wanting to read. Not yet got to it.

Darlene said...

I have yet to start this series although I really want to. Her books always have such gorgeous covers.

Ann Summerville said...

I'm looking forward to this.