Saturday, March 8, 2008

Currently listening to The Deception and the Emerald Ring. I am really enjoying this BOCD very much. Here is a review from

From Publishers Weekly
Harvard Ph.D. candidate Eloise Kelly continues her research of early 19th-century spies in the smart third book of the Pink Carnation series, following the well-received The Secret History of the Pink Carnation and The Masque of the Black Tulip. This installment focuses on 19-year-old Letty Alsworthy, who, after a comedy of errors, quickly weds Lord Geoffrey Pinchingdale-Snipe, her older sister's intended. Geoffrey, an officer in the League of the Purple Gentian, flees to Ireland the night of his elopement. Unbeknownst to Letty, his plan isn't to abandon her; it's to quash the impending Irish Rebellion. When Letty tracks down her prodigal husband in Dublin, not only does she learn of his secret life as a spy, she's sucked into it with hilarious results. Willig—like Eloise, a Ph.D. candidate in history—draws on her knowledge of the period, filling the fast-paced narrative with mistaken identities, double agents and high stakes espionage. Every few chapters, the reader is brought back to contemporary London, where Eloise gets out of the archives long enough to nurse her continuing crush on Colin Selwick. The Eloise and Colin plot distracts from the main attraction, but the historic action is taut and twisting. Fans of the series will clamor for more.


Lynne said...

That sounds like a good, fun book. I've tried books on CD's but just didn't like them. The narrator seemed to go SO slow. I kept yelling at her to turn the page!

Just about a month till Megan's wedding. Bet you'll be glad when it's over!

Lynne said...

The comment about Megan's wedding - that didn't come out the way I wanted. I meant that you'll be glad when all the planning and preparations are over and you can relax for a while.

My sister-in-law worked on her older daughter's wedding last September and is now working on her younger daughter's wedding in June. She can't wait till after the wedding so she can just unwind and chill out!

I'm so glad I didn't have to plan any big weddings for my daughters.

Sherri said...

Lynne, I understood you comment about Megan's wedding :)! I really can't wait until it is over. She has been planning this for 2 yrs. and it is time to have it and be done with it already. Hope you don't think that sounds so horrible, but I'm exhausted! It will be a beautiful wedding though.

Then we can start planning Jenny's a little more and that will be much easier. She is having a very low key wedding. It will also be beautiful but in a different way!

Mary said...

You two are making me giggle : )

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!