Five Years of Pink!

Believe it or not, February 7th marks the anniversary of five years of flowery spies. The first of the Pink books, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, made its official debut on February 7th, 2005. Since then, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation has spawned five sequels (with three more in the works!) and been translated into foreign languages whose alphabets I can’t read. The mind boggles.

In honor of Pink’s fifth birthday, I’ll be hosting five days of reminiscences, recaps, and mini-contests, starting on February 2nd (next Tuesday) and culminating in a virtual Pink birthday party, here, on the News page, on February 7th.

Come join me in celebrating five years of Pink!


  1. Elizabeth aka Miss Eliza on January 30, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Yeah! February is a good time to party to not think of the slushy snow.

  2. Elizabeth B on January 30, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    This is exciting! and it starts on my birthday

  3. Kelley on January 30, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    hard to believe it’s been 5 years already. happy birthday Pink Carnation!

  4. Pam on January 30, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Yay! I gave Pink I and II to a grad school friend who is currently abroad doing her dissertation and she says you are a life-saver. Hoorah for Pink!

  5. Cait on January 30, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    I think you deserve a huge round of applause! I discovered the Pink books in my second to last year of high school – 2007 – and I was blown away by how much I loved the characters (and still do!)

    Thank you so much for these books, Lauren. They were the first regency era fiction books I ever read, until I found Pink Carnation, I was a very loyal Tudor era reader 😛

  6. Audra on January 31, 2010 at 12:48 am

    I can’t believe it has been five years! I’m excited to hear that three more books are on the way, but I do hope that one day you devote a book solely to Eloise and Colin. She deserves to shine all on her own!

  7. carole on January 31, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Five years? Wow. It doesn’t feel that long.

  8. Betty Strohecker on January 31, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Congratulations on 5 years of “Pink”. Fortunately I just found Pink Carnation a year and a half ago, so I have been able to read all of the books almost one after the other. I am hooked and have passed these on to my daughter whoose favorite movie was always The Scarlet Pimpernel. Just finished Blood Lily – Thank you, thank you!!

  9. Stephanie Ball on February 1, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    I love the pink carnations books, found the book long time ago at boarders and just loved it then put it on a shelf went to college. When i came home at a break i read it again and went out and bought the others. been addicted ever sense. Christmas 2008 i gave copies of Pink I to most of my friends. One is a grade student in London who found it vastly amusing. Shes a PHD student this year and is still in London.

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