It sounds like evil laughter, doesn’t it? Dabwahahahahah…. Which is not so far from the mark. The DABWAHA is an annual novel face-off determined by reader votes. Right now, The Other Daughter is locked in battle with Susanna Kearsley’s A Desperate Fortune. Voting is open at the DABWAHA site from now until midnight!

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Over the course of my move, I discovered a few things. Whatever you immediately need will be at the bottom of a pile of large boxes of books. Something will fall prey to the relocation gremlins and never be seen again. And ten years of books times multiple editions times audio times foreign translations creates…

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There’s nothing like a jigsaw puzzle on a sleepy summer day– and, thanks to this puzzle-making website, now you can do them online, too! Voila the Pink Carnation puzzle collection! Test your skill with the covers of all the Pink Carnation books (each link takes you directly to that puzzle): — The Secret History of…

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As I’ve discussed elsewhere before, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation had its immediate impetus in a post General Exams re-viewing of the Anthony Andrews version of The Scarlet Pimpernel. I’d first read the book when I was ten. I can remember the very moment of beginning it, on the nubby carpet of a…

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, here’s my traditional Valentine’s Day post: a piece I wrote way back in 2009, for the (now defunct) All-A-Blog. “You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you….” They do say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. With that as my excuse, I plan…

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As I was cleaning up my Documents cache recently, I came upon a file intriguingly labeled “Eloise for Later Pink”. I do things like that. Every now and then, a bit of dialogue or an idea for a future book will grip me, and I’ll have to scribble it down before I lose it. And…

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On November 1, the Historical Romance Network is encouraging everyone to Fall Back in Time by taking pictures of themselves holding their favorite historical romance novels and posting them with the hashtag #FallBackinTime. Do you know what would be even more fun? Fall Back in Time Pink Carnation edition! Just take a picture of yourself…

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Okay, I’m cheating a bit. The give-away isn’t over here. It’s on the Bubblebath Reader, where Ashley has an interview with Tracy Grant and a give-away of her book, Vienna Waltz, which is one of my very favorites. Here’s the official blurb: Nothing is fair in love and war… Europe’s elite have gathered at the…

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As you may know, the final book in the Pink Carnation series, The Lure of the Moonflower, is slated to hit the shelves next August, 2015. In honor of the impending end of the series, the lovely Ashley of The Bubblebath Reader is holding a year long Pink Extravaganza on her blog. Eleven months… eleven…

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It’s not too late to join in the That Summer Read Along! Today we’re discussing chapters 1-7, ably led by this week’s moderator, Christina. You can also scroll back through this week’s posts on the Read Along page to see pictures of Herne Hill now and then, a portrait that almost perfectly matches the portrait…

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