Calling all 2020 Pinkorama participants to take a bow!  (Or curtsy.) After six days of superlative sugary creations, it’s time for the 2020 Pinkorama Round Up!  This year, we’ve got nativity plays gone wrong, a pirate as parson, flying attack stoats, an unusually tongue-tied poet, a Victorian parlor in Barbados, and a botched elopement in the…

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Our second Pinkorama comes from Sharon, who brings us… the wedding of the Purple Gentian from The Secret History of the Peep Carnation! Even Bonaparte can’t stop true love.  With the dastardly Gaston Delaroche thwarted, the unmasked Purple Gentian and the always undaunted Amy Balcourt take to the high seas– and matrimony. It’s not every…

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… my author gave to me, four e-copies of The Secret History of the Pink Carnation! Sadly, no poultry here– no partridges or calling birds or French hens or even a chicken (Sally Fitzhugh wouldn’t allow it), but there are some 19th century French spies running around and one modern American grad student who’s rather…

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In our second Pinkorama, Carla and Rowan bring you Miss Gwendolyn Meadows, her parasol at the ready, in The Secret History of the Peep Carnation. It’s 1803. After many stifling years in her brother’s home (is that chimney smoking?), Miss Gwendolyn Meadows is seizing her chance to escape into the world as chaperone to her…

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They seek him here; they seek him there… and, in e-book, the Pink Carnation is currently $2.99 everywhere! I’m not quite sure how long this price drop will last (the author is always the last to know), but, for the moment, the first book in the Pink Carnation series is $2.99 on Kindle, Nook, Kobo,…

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In honor of France’s upcoming national holiday, I’m giving away copies of my books in French! Would you like to read the first two Pink books or The Ashford Affair en français? Then now’s your chance! I’ll be giving away one set of all three here today and another on Facebook later this week. So,…

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Calling all francophiles and francophones: there are now two editions of La mystérieuse histoire de l’Œillet Rose! (Aka The Secret History of the Pink Carnation.) If you’re in France, keep an eye out for the brand new French edition at your local librarie on April 14th! The Masque of the Black Tulip should be following…

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The Secret History of the Pink Carnation and The Masque of the Black Tulip are now available en français! Or should I say LA MYSTÉRIEUSE HISTOIRE DE L’OEILLET ROSE and LE MASQUE DE LA TULIPE NOIRE? Does anyone recognize those covers from somewhere else? If you’re looking for more en français, you can find The…

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So many thanks to the folks at NPR (but especially reviewer extraordinaire, Bobbi Dumas) for this lovely farewell to the Pink Carnation series. If you had told me, ten years ago, that the Pink books would be getting this kind of send-off on National Public Radio, I would have snorted coffee up my nose. Of…

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It’s not an easy task whittling the vast field of romance down to one hundred titles– but the specialists over at NPR have done an amazing job of picking some of the stand-outs in the field. Reading this list is like a trip along my bookshelves: M.M. Kaye, Mary Stewart, Victoria Holt, Susanna Kearsley, Judith…

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