A Brief Pink Carnation Refresher

Hi, all!

Sorry for the long disappearance. August, you know. Now that the air is crisping up (and I’m properly caffeinated with pumpkin spice lattes) you should be hearing more from me. There’ll be real updates coming soon (outtakes from Crimson Rose and a new contest), but in the meantime, I’ve had many queries as to how Charlotte fits into the Pink Carnation schema.

So without further ado….

    A Quick Recap of Who’s Who

    In Which We Briefly Recall Who is Related to Whom

The Secret History of the Pink Carnation:

Miss Amy Balcourt—first cousin of the Pink Carnation

Lord Richard Selwick—the masked man known as the Purple Gentian

The Masque of the Black Tulip:

Lady Henrietta Selwick—Richard’s younger sister

The Honorable Mr. Miles Dorrington—Richard’s best friend and War Office contact

The Deception of the Emerald Ring:

Miss Letty Alsworthy—younger sister of reigning beauty, Miss Mary Alsworthy

Geoffrey Pinchingdale-Snipe—Richard’s second-in-command (and second best friend)

The Seduction of the Crimson Rose:

Miss Mary Alsworthy—once beloved of Geoff, older sister of Letty (see Emerald Ring)

Sebastian, Lord Vaughn—rake, rogue, sometime suitor of Henrietta

The Temptation of the Night Jasmine:

Lady Charlotte Lansdowne—Henrietta’s best friend (see Black Tulip)

Robert Lansdowne, Duke of Dovedale—Charlotte’s long-lost cousin

I hope this helps as a quick reference guide! Longer character recaps will shortly be making their way onto the site….

Happy September!


  1. Lois on September 9, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Well the great thing about it being September is that it’s this much closer to when Crimson Rose comes out!!! 🙂


  2. Jessica on September 9, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Yes, Lauren, my dissertation is done (and almost deposited) so I have earned your next book coming out. Hmm…that sounds a little ego-centric. Oh well, you know how we academics are 😉

    Either way, I need my Pink fix like you need your lattes!

  3. Camille la Flamme on September 10, 2008 at 1:31 am

    You’re back! 🙂

    Pumpkins in September? o.O We-ell…as long as it’s a latte, right? -laugh-

  4. Desiree on September 10, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Where should I send the Starbucks card? Anything to get more information out of you and maybe a book signing in KC. 😉

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