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The Mischief of the Mistletoe A Pink Carnation ChristmasNch aristocrats and international spies Reginald “Turnip” Fitzhugh often mistaken for the elusive spy known as the Pink Carnation has blundered into danger before But when he blunders into Miss Arabella Dempsey it never occurs to him that she might be trouble When Turnip and Arabella stumble upon a beautifully wrapped Christmas pudding with a cryptic message written in French “Meet me at Farley Castle” the unlikely vehicle for intrigue lau. Dec 2019 still a delightful holiday read perfect for listening as I knit along frantically trying to finish my latest project by the holidays Sparkling charming fun and funnyDec 2018 still a feather light charming fun 35 star Christmas reread I listened to the audiobook this time great fun while knitting and provided some much needed Christmas cheerDec 2017 still a 35 star fun frothy Christmas rereads for me I needed the laughsDec 2016 reread Still a 3 35 star fun frothy Christmas reread with several laugh out loud scenes with witty sparkling dialogue and two absolutely charming lead characters Recommended to put you in the Christmas spirit while delivering a clever romp of a mystery as our hero and heroine race to uncover a Napoleonic spy ring operating among the ton in Regency EnglandDec 10 12 2015 reread like 3 12 stars second time around as I liked it and almost really liked it a bit sillier and frothier than I remembered but still a fun light hearted Christmas reread It's my own fault I just finished Georgette Heyer's The uiet Gentleman so any book especially another Regency mysteryromance would suffer by comparison But it was a breath of fresh air and I'm sure I'll revisit it next year for some holiday cheer a fun mystery or maybe I should call it a spy thriller and a touching romance between two genuinely kind and good people Reggie Turnip Fitzhugh and Arabella Dempsey Dec 19 21 2014 This book was so much fun I'm a huge fan of Georgette Heyer and have collected many of her romance and mystery books over the years for my personal library and historical mysteries and historical fiction are two of my favorite genres so I can't imagine how I missed this series I will definitely look for the rest of Ms Willig's flower themed Regency spy romps If they are all as much fun as this sweet funny charming Cinderella story of Arabella Dempsey and Reginald Turnip Fitzhugh I'm in for a treatThe book was recommended in the Shelf Awareness newsletter as a fun Christmas themed read for mystery buffs along with Heyer's Envious Casca; since I hadn't read either and was looking for a light hearted humorous way to finish off my reading challenge I decided to read both Good choice on both books Heyer's dark dry as dust British humor never lets me down and Mischief was a real treat reminded me of Heyer's Regency romancemystery romps just with a modern flavor Turnip was kind delightful charming sincere one of Nature's golden children as Arabella observes maybe not the brightest knife in the drawer but with not an ounce of malice in him; it was especially touching that Turnip often reflected wryly with no self pity about his lack of intellectual prowess in his internal dialogues Arabella was a very sympathetic heroine one of my personal favorites types somewhat non descript in looks but sensible funny warm smart and resilient and Jane Austen is her best friend so she's perfect Lots of fun and recommended for a Christmas read or just a light happy feel good book

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Arabella Dempsey’s dear friend Jane Austen warned her against teaching But Miss Climpson’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies seems the perfect place for Arabella to claim her independence while keeping an eye on her younger sisters nearby Just before Christmas she accepts a position at the uiet girls’ school in Bath expecting to face nothing exciting than conducting the annual Christmas recital She hardly imagines coming face to face with Fre. Righty ho Turnip Fitzhugh gets this own bookIn her six previous novels in the bestselling Pink Carnation series Lauren Willig has furnished us with an assortment of dashing heroes thwarting Napoleonic spies while romancing clever heroines There are your alpha heroes and your beta heroes but none ualify as a vegetable hero except Reginald “Turnip” Fitzhugh He is long on looks and short on brains; but it does not signify From his very first bumbling scene in The Mischief of the Mistletoe when he knocks down our heroine Arabella Dempsey and literally but not figuratively sweeps her off her feet he will steal your heart How our unlikely hero will prove to our practical heroine that he is as honorable as he is lucky in deducing espionage is the charm of this Christmas tale brimming with burlesue comedy and romanceSet in 1803 Bath Arabella Dempsey’s dear friend Jane Austen thinks her life would make “an excellent premise for a novel” She certainly sounds like heroine material Since her mother’s death at age twelve Arabella has been living in London with her wealthy Aunt Osborne More a piece of furniture than a companion the family had high hopes of her becoming her aunt’s heir until she married Captain Musgrave a fortune hunter half her age Thrown back on her family Arabella is reunited with her ailing father Rev Dempsey and her three younger sisters Margaret Olivia and Lavinia all living in genteel poverty in Bath Happily her particular friend Jane and the Austen family are residing nearby offering support and the witty advice that she is famous forRealizing that she must earn a living Arabella is fortunate to obtain a junior instructress position at Miss Climpson’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies in Bath At school she does not expect to literally bump into Reginald Fitzhugh “Turnip” to his friends in the hallway while he was delivering a Christmas hamper to his younger sister Sally They had met and danced in London Awkward tall and shy Arabella is not a striking beauty but she is clever and capable Turnip is amiable and handsome but not the “brightest loaf in the breadbox” He does not remember her but that was par for the course of her career as a wallflower in LondonTheir adventure is set into motion by a Christmas pudding and a mysterious note written in French tied around it Turnip has had some dealings with spies and espionage having once been accused of being the infamous “Pink Carnation” and he is keen to follow the clues and solve the mystery Arabella is not so sure but her charges at Miss Climpson’s Miss Sally Fitzhugh Miss Agnes Wooliston Miss Lizzy Reid and the scandalous Miss Catherine Carruthers are a teenage force of nature and talk a good case We follow Arabella Jane and Turnip in a phaeton ride to a frost fair in the picturesue ruins of Farley Castle to encounter pudding clues placed on stone effigies experience an hysterical Christmas pageant at Miss Climpson’s that goes terribly wrong spy evidence meet a suspicious French language teacher and an eually doubtful Italian music instructor and travel to Girdings House the principal seat of the imposing Dowager Duchess of Dovedail for her famous twelve days of Christmas festivities for antics Along the way Turnip and Arabella stumble upon clues save England and fall in love The Mischief of the Mistletoe takes place after The Seduction of the Crimson Rose but before The Temptation of the Night Jasmine in series order and readers will recognize many characters interlaced in the narrative I was absolutely delighted in the paring of the kind hearted Turnip famous for his absurdly embroidered waistcoats and bumbling antics to our sensible and responsible heroine Arabella Even though Turnip is thought of as the one who is slower on the uptake he sees what is important and is attracted to wallflower Arabella while she is sidetracked by Christmas puddings spies and the social chasm she thinks separates them How they come together and you know that they will is a pleasure to discoverRivaling the burlesue comedies of Georgette Heyer and the spy thrillers of Baroness Emma Orczy I can think of no other contemporary author who can handle high comedy historical accuracy and espionage as brilliantly as Lauren Willig I hope that her storyline working in Jane Austen and her unfinished novel The Watsons will send readers off to discover or re read the original That gentle readers is a Christmas present rivaled only by the receipt of this novel “Righty ho”Laurel Ann Austenprose

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Read & download ß The Mischief of the Mistletoe A Pink Carnation Christmas 100 µ Arabella Dempsey’s dear friend Jane Austen warned her against teaching But Miss Climpson’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies seems the perfect place for Arabella to claim her independence while keeping an eye on her younNches the pair on a Yuletide adventure that ranges from the Austens’ modest drawing room to the awe inspiring estate of the Dukes of Dovedale where the Dowager Duchess is hosting the most anticipated event of the year an elaborate 12 day Christmas celebration Will they find poinsettias or peril dancing or danger And is it possible that the fate of the British Empire rests in Arabella and Turnip’s hands in the form of a festive Christmas puddin. I have to admire Lauren Willig's ability to to take side characters that on the surface don't seem to be leading role material and make you absolutely love them or love to hate them while staying completely true to their already established selves I was a little wary to say the least when I heard Turnip would be the hero of The Mischief of the Mistletoe I've always found him to be hilarious with his over the top pink carnation adorned waistcoats and all but he seemed better suited to occasional comic relief It only took about two pages before I was absolutely in love with him though In love as in doodling Mrs Turnip Fitzhugh on my notebook in love Bumbling he may be but he's actually uite bright where it counts and he's so genuinely sweet and caring you can't help but adore him Arabella was a perfect compliment to his personality bright enough to balance his not so intelligent moments but observant enough to see beyond the silly clothes and doltish behavior and appreciate him as he should be appreciated I loved the addition of Jane Austen as a character The Watsons serves as some of the basis for this novel and she was written in well without distracting from the tone or character of the series The banter between Arabella Turnip and others was entertaining enough that I laughed out loud a great deal probably frightening my fellow airline passengers It was the perfect holiday story for a trip home after the Thanksgiving holidayIn short Turnip has officially challenged Miles for the first place slot of my favorite hero of this series Since they're both avid boxers I'd like to see them duke this one out In knee breeches Preferably shirtless