Friday, April 17, 2015

The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla: A Pink Carnation Novel by Lauren Willig

Sally Fitzhugh is enjoying the Little Season in London in the early nineteenth century, attending balls and visiting parlours and generally being disappointed in the whole thing.  That is until she meets the Duke of Belliston, a reputed vampire, who seems to be disturbingly only human as well as disturbingly handsome.  Someone is trying to set the Duke up for murder and Sally comes to the rescue, poking her nose where it doesn’t belong and generally bossing everyone around.  Good thing she does or the Duke may be in jail.  Misunderstandings, true love, madmen and murderous plots ensue.

I am a huge fan of the Pink Carnation series and I still love them even eleven books into the series which is no small feat.  It seems that the next book may be the last which I find exceedingly upsetting, but it has to end sometime.  There are only so many spies, friends of spies, and friends of friends of spies to wed off after all!

As per usual I listened to this one and thoroughly enjoyed it.  If you are looking for romantic suspense heavy on the witty repartee and the suspense check out this series.  You don’t need to start with the first book, but it’s a fun series so why not?