Puzzled, Charlotte lifted the small piece of paper and opened it. In a bold, scrawling hand were written all of two words. Forgive me.After years abroad, Robert, Duke of Dovedale, has returned to England to avenge the murder of his mentor. To uncover the murderer's identity, he must infiltrate the infamous, secret Hellfire Club. But the duke has no idea that an even more difficult challenge awaits him - in a romantic-minded young lady. Charlotte Lansdowne remembers Robert from her childhood and when she takes up a bit of espionage - investigating a plot to kidnap the king - Robert soon realises that she is more than the perfect partner in crime.
THERE SEEMS TO BE A MESSAGE WRITTEN INSIDE YOUR CHRISTMAS PUDDING. AND IT'S IN FRENCH. MEET ME AT FARLEY CASTLE, TOMORROW AFTERNOON. MOST URGENT.'Her great friend Jane Austen warned her against accepting a position at Miss Climpson's Select Seminary for Young Ladies. Nevertheless, just before Christmas, Miss Arabella Dempsey finds herself face to face with French aristocrats and international spies - and it's all because of Reginald Turnip' Fitzhugh, often mistaken for the elusive spy the Pink Carnation, who has blundered across her path.When Turnip and Arabella discover a cryptic French message inside a beautifully wrapped Christmas pudding, they are launched on a festive adventure from Jane Austen's modest house to the grand estate of the Dukes of Dovedale and, perhaps, love blossoms along the way
All in readiness. An unmarked carriage will be waiting for you behind the house at midnight'History student Eloise Kelly is in London looking for more information on the activities of the infamous 19th century spy, the Pink Carnation, while at the same time trying to keep her mind off the fact that her mobile phone is not ringing and her would-be romantic hero Colin Selwick is not calling.Eloise is finally distracted from checking for messages every five minutes by the discovery of a brief note, sandwiched amongst the papers she's poring over in the British Library. Signed by Lord Pinchingdale, it is all Eloise needs to delve back in time and unearth the story of Letty Alsworthy and the Pink Carnation's espionage activities on the Emerald Isle
I cannot imagine any recompense you might offer that would be of any interest to me.' Basking in self-satisfaction, Mary swished regally down the long corridor, giving Vaughn an excellent view of her elegant back and graceful carriage. Vaughn's amused voice snaked after her. Can't you? I can
.'England 1803. Mary Alsworthy accepts a secret assignment from Lord Vaughn: to infiltrate the ranks of the dreaded French spy, the Black Tulip, before he and his master Napoleon Bonaparte can stage their planned invasion of EnglandEvery spy has a weakness, and for the Black Tulip that weakness is beautiful black-haired women. Mary easily catches his attention, but Lord Vaughn never anticipates that his own heart will be caught as well, and it won't be long before Mary and Vaughn find themselves lost in the shadows of a treacherous garden of lies.
Eloise Kelly longs for the romance of years gone by; for a dashing hero like The Scarlet Pimpernel to come and sweep her off her Jimmy Choo-clad feet
but instead she's sloshing around London in the rain and finally realising that romantic heroes are a thing of the past.To distract herself from such thoughts, Eloise concentrates on her History dissertation, and it's while rummaging through a pile of old letters and diaries that she discovers something amazing, something that historians have missed: the secret history of the most elusive spy of all time, The Pink Carnation. But why is the very modern Colin Selwick so determined to interfere with Eloise's research? And why does he have to be quite so charming
Modern-day student Eloise Kelly has achieved a great academic coup by unmasking the elusive spy, the Pink Carnation, who saved England from Napoleon. But now she has a million questions about the Carnation's deadly nemesis, the Black Tulip. And she's pretty sure that handsome Colin Selwick has the answers somewhere in his family's archives.