ARC Giveaway: The Garden Intrigue (Pink Carnation #9) by Lauren Willig

Passages to the Past is pleased to announce a new giveaway for an ARC of The Garden Intrigue, the 9th book in the Pink Carnation series, by Lauren Willig!  Due to an oversight I received two copies of this exciting novel, so I am passing the love on to one of my fabulicious followers!

by Lauren Willig

Publication Date:  February 16, 2012
Dutton Adult


In the ninth installment of Lauren Willig's bestselling Pink Carnation series, an atrocious poet teams up with an American widow to prevent Napoleon's invasion of England.

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, the American envoy; eloped with a Frenchman; and has been rattling around the salons of Paris ever since. Widowed for four years, she entertains herself by drinking too much champagne, 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 at Malmaison. The catch? The only way in is with Emma, who has been asked to write a masque for the weekend's entertainment.

Emma is at a crossroads: Should she return to the States or remain in France? She'll do anything to postpone the decision-even if it means teaming up with that silly poet Whittlesby to write a masque for Bonaparte's house party. But each soon learns that surface appearances are misleading. In this complicated masque within a masque, nothing goes quite as scripted- especially Augustus's feelings for Emma.

Giveaway Information

- To enter, please leave a comment below and include your email address (only comments with email addresses will be entered in the giveaway).
- Giveaway is open to US ONLY.
- +5 additional entries become a follower of Passages to the Past. If you are already a follower you will automatically receive the bonus entries. 
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- +3 additional entries follow me on Twitter.
- +1 additional entry each, please help spread the word by blogging, posting on sidebar, tweeting or posting this giveaway on Facebook or Google+.  You can use the SHARE buttons below.
- Giveaway ends on February 20th.

Good luck to you all!


  1. I rather assume you mean the invasion of Britain or would it be all right if Napoleon conquered Scotland and Wales as long as he left England alone? Sorry, pet peeve. England is quite definitely not the only nation in the British Isles. I am wondering if this is an error that the author made as well. It does sound like a somewhat different take on the usual Regency novel, which heaven knows need refreshing.

  2. I love historical novels and would love to read this one.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  3. I am an old follower: Lisa Garrett

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  4. I asked to join the FB page: Lisa Holmes Garrett.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  5. Tweeted:!/lag32583/status/169036184645943296

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  6. This book sounds like a great one and would like to get this please. My email address is

  7. This novel looks like an exciting story! I would love to have a copy! I'm a memeber on Fb! :) My email:

    Stephanie Moore H.

  8. I've enjoyed reading Lauren Willig's books and anticipate getting a chance to read THE GARDEN INTRIGUE. I lived in Paris for many years and love the history of that country. Napoleon was such a complicated man and I enjoy reading about him. This plot sounds very good. Thanks so much for the synopsis.

    Connie Fischer

    Follower of PTTP
    Follow PTTP on FB
    Will share on FB

  9. I love this series, thanks for the chance to win this one!

    I am a follower

  10. I love this series!! I own alp the books so far and it would be amazing to win this one to continue my collection. I am a follower and I also follow you on Facebook.

    Tmrtini at gmail dot com

  11. Please enter me!

    +5, I'm a follower
    +3, I'm a facebook fan
    +3, Twitter follower @bodiceripnovels

    niteofblu at gmail dot com

  12. I'm a follower of your fabulous blog as well as your FB page.I think I'm a twitter follower too, or will be in a second, if I'm not already.

    I'd love to win Lauren's latest triumph!

  13. I think I should win this book because my paternal grandmother (God rest her soul) was named Emma Morris.
    She would be thrilled to see her name in print!!
    Love your blog, btw. I've bought many of your recommended books and enjoyed them all. So much, in fact, that I've written my own historical novel...The Unexplored Heart. See my blog for this novel: http://TheUnexploredHeart.blogspot.comHope that's right.
    I'm at

  14. This sounds like a book I will enjoy very much.

    +5 gfc -mamabunny13
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    +3 FB-mamabunny shelor
    +1 tweet!/mamabunny13/status/169091049623519232
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  15. This book looks so interesting! Thank you for giving away the extra copy and writing about it! (I follow your blog with too).


  16. I've been dying for The Garden Intrigue -- thanks for the chance to win a copy. :)

    Jessica M.
    jmartinez0415 [at] gmail [dot] com

    +5 GFC follower [Jessica M]
    +3 FB [Jessica Martinez]
    +3 Twitter [@crazylilcuban]

  17. This sounds like an awesome read. I love historical novels. Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber.

  18. Ooohhh I love this series! Please enter me in the giveaway!

    I am a longtime follower and follow on Facebook as well!


  19. I would love to add this book to my shelf.

    I am a follower here, on twitter and on facebook (griperang - @griperang - Angela (Angela Newcomb) Holland)

    I posted to facebook -!/permalink.php?story_fbid=254895897920266&id=100000589520359

    I posted to twitter -!/griperang/status/169206458225930240

    and on my blog.

    Thank you

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

  20. Lookng forward to reading this series.

  21. I love your blog and I love this series of books :D

    My email address is

    Thank you!

  22. I love this series and I would love to win this book!! Also, I have just found your blog and have to say that I have signed up to receive email alerts..seems we have very similar reading tastes, so I;ll be checking in to see what youre up to..

  23. I add this to my TBR pile after seeing it on GR. I had no idea it was number 9 though! Is it ok to start with this one or is it one of those series where you should start at the beginning?

  24. I have all the others in this series and would love to have this latest one! She is an amazing author. Thanks for the chance to win!

    I'm a GFC follower and Twitter follower (@susanaudrey).

    susanaudrey33 at gmail dot com

  25. I love Lauren Willig's books, so I would love to win this!

    +5 Blog follower
    +3 FB follower
    +3 Twitter follower
    +1 Tweeted
    +1 Google + add


  26. Love this series!! So excited to be entered in this giveaway!
    Thank you!

  27. Laurent Willing is my favorite author. I'd love to win this ARC!

    I am a GFC follower

  28. Hi, Thanks for the contest. This looks like a great blog! Wish my computer wasn't allergic to blogspot!!

  29. This sounds like an awesome historical and I would love to be entered to win a copy! Thanks for the giveaway :)

    +5 blog follower
    +3 FB fan
    +3 Twitter follower: @jwitt33
    +1 Tweet:!/jwitt33/status/170552932243210241

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  30. The Garden Intrique sounds wonderful. Please enter my name.
    I follow on facebook and the web.

    Evelyne at

  31. Rena

    Please include me in this great giveway. I'm a long time follower of this blog, follow on the facebook page, twittered about this giveaway and also shared on my facebook page.

  32. Hi, Amy,
    I'm a steadfast follower, tweeter and facebook fan of yours, as you well know. :] I'd love to have anything Lauren Willig writes. Don't have a copy of this one, and I'm happy to review it, as well. Actually, Lauren renewed an interest in historical fiction for me when her first novels came out. Until then, I had put them all on the shelf as nonsense and bother...
    She's the reason I read any of them today! Thank you for always offering your kind giveaways, Amy.


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