Lauren Willig is a law student and Ph.D. candidate in history at Harvard University. She is the author of The Secret History of the Pink Carnation.
"In this seventh installment in the Regency romantic suspense
series, Willig ("The Betrayal of the Blood Lily", 2010, etc.)
refreshes her formula for a lighthearted and sweet holiday romance.
In this holiday-themed volume, Willig smartly recharges the series
by stepping back in time-the action of this installment takes place
between the fourth and fifth books of the series. A shift of focus
away from espionage and toward Jane Austen makes for a fun, fresh
installment in a successful series."
"Set between the fourth and fifth novels in her charming Pink Carnation series, Willig offers up a holiday tale centered around Turnip Fitzhugh, the bumbling but well-meaning nobleman who is often mistaken for the English spy known as the Pink Carnation. Forget all the Austen updates and clones-Willig is writing the best Regency-era fiction today. This delectable, exciting holiday tale will appeal to longtime fans of the series and newcomers alike."