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Summary: The much anticipated fifth installment in the inventive and original Pink Carnation series ÂPride and Prejudicelives onÂ in Lauren WilligÂs acclaimed Pink Carnation series, which continues with another deliciously lighthearted, romantic, and suspenseful novel. Willig introduces to her series the most elusive spy of all time, whose calling card is the faint whiff of jasmine in the cold night air. After twelve years in India, Robert, duke of Dovedale, returns to his estate in England to avenge the murder of his mentor during the 1803 Battle of Assaye. Robert plans to infiltrate the infamous, secretive Hellfire Club to uncover the murdererÂs identityÂ but he has no idea that an even more difficult challenge awaits himÂone Lady Charlotte Lansdowne. Having cherished a romanticized view of Robert since childhood, Charlotte is thrilled by his return. To Charlotte, Robert is all the knights of the Round Table rolled into one. ThatÂs not exactly the case, but she canÂt help but search for the man she loves inside this less-than-pristine package. And while Robert works to dissuade Charlotte from her delusions, he canÂt help but be drawn to her innocence and inner beauty. When Charlotte is approached by Lady Henrietta Selwick to join her in a bit of espionageÂinvestigating a plot to kidnap the kingÂRobert soon realizes that Charlotte is not only the perfect partner in crime; sheÂs the perfect partner, period. Caught in a dangerous game with deadly flower-named spies and secret members of the Hellfire Club, Robert and Charlotte must work together to reveal the villainÂ and confront their true passion for each other.
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Working in London on her dissertation on a pair of 19th century spies; in a relationship with Colin.
Descendent of one of the spies that Eloise is researching; in a relationship with Eloise.
Has returned to his estate after spending 12 years in India; determined to avenge the murder of his mentor; plans on infiltrating the secret Hellfire Club to find the murderer's identity; finds himself falling in love with Charlotte.
Has been in love with Robert since childhood; happy that he has returned home; investigating a plot to kidnap the king.