Since my author copies of The Garden Intrigue paperback just arrived in the mail this week, this week’s Thursday Give Away will be the brand new, hot off the presses, paperback edition of The Garden Intrigue. (Coming to a bookstore near you on December 31st!)
Here’s the official blurb:
Lauren Willig’s Pink Carnation novels have been called “fun [and] fresh” (Kirkus Reviews) and “clever and playful ” (Detroit Free Press). Now she introduces readers to a mismatched pair who find passion in the most astonishing of places…
Secret agent Augustus Whittlesby has spent a decade undercover in France, posing as an insufferably bad poet. The French surveillance officers can’t bear to read his work closely enough to recognize the information drowned in a sea of verbiage.
New York-born Emma Morris Delagardie is a thorn in Augustus’s side. An old school friend of Napoleon’s stepdaughter, she came to France with her uncle, eloped with a Frenchman, and has been rattling around the salons of Paris ever since. Now widowed, she entertains herself by holding a weekly salon, and loudly critiquing Augustus’s poetry.
As Napoleon pursues his plans for the invasion of England, Whittlesby hears of a top-secret device to be demonstrated at a house party. The catch? The only way in is with Emma, who has been asked to write a masque for the weekend’s entertainment. In this complicated masque within a masque, nothing goes quite as scripted— especially Augustus’s unexpected feelings for Emma.
So, for a copy of The Garden Intrigue, here’s your question:
Who is your favorite poet? (Or your favorite poem.)
I tend to dither between John Donne and Yeats, depending on my mood of the moment.
Two winners will be chosen to receive signed copies of paperback Garden Intrigue. Winners to be announced on Saturday.