It’s time for Pink II, The Masque of the Black Tulip!
Who: Henrietta Selwick and Miles Dorrington
When: Summer, 1803
What: That vicious French spy, the Black Tulip, is on the trail of the Pink Carnation—but the Tulip never reckoned with Lady Henrietta Selwick.
Historical Cameos: William Wickham, the Patronesses of Almacks
Whenever I run Pink popularity contests here on the website, Henrietta and Miles tend to win hands down. (Turnip Fitzhugh gives them some competition, but Henrietta seems to have the favorite heroine thing sewn up.) They also have their own follow-up novella, Bunny & Biscuits: A Very Dorrington Valentine’s Day.
My favorite scene in the book? Henrietta’s brief sojourn in Lord Vaughn’s Chinese chamber. Lord Vaughn does tend to steal the show, but Henrietta manages to match him entendre for entendre.
What’s your favorite scene from The Masque of the Black Tulip?