Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig
The Pink Carnation series is a series of historical fiction/romance novels by American author Lauren Willig. Willig has written the Pink Carnation series with the structure of a historical romance novel and the style of the chick lit story. Set in 19th century England, The series follows American grad student Eloise Kelly, who is attempting to write her dissertation and reveal the identity of the leader of a spy ring codenamed the Pink Carnation. The series also has romantic adventures involving fictional characters such as the Purple Gentian, the Pink Carnation, the Black Tulip and others.

Lauren Willig began her Pink Carnation series in February 2005 with the novel The Secret History of the Pink Carnation. The series is currently ongoing, at a pace of one new novel per year. Below is a list of Lauren Willig’s Pink Carnation books in order of when they were originally released (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Pink Carnation Books


The Secret History of the Pink Carnation(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Masque of the Black Tulip(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Deception of the Emerald Ring(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Seduction of the Crimson Rose(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ivy & Intrigue(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Temptation of the Night Jasmine(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Betrayal of the Blood Lily(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mischief of the Mistletoe(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Orchid Affair(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Garden Intrigue(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Passion of the Purple Plumeria(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lure of the Moonflower(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Pink Carnation Synopsis: The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig is book 1 in the Pink Carnation series. Eloise is having the worst luck. She wears her new suede boots and it rains on them. When the subway makes an abrupt stop, she’s the one who lands in some stranger’s lap. And love just won’t go her way, but she’s trying for a fresh start. Eloise decides to head off for England to complete her dissertation on the spies the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Purple Gentian. But what she finds out is something others have pissed – the best spy of all time, the Pink Carnation. Trying to uncover the spy’s identity, she ends up finding the answers to many other questions.

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