Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (30)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week I am waiting on:

The Orchid Affair by Lauren Willig
Publication date: January 20, 2011

Laura Grey, a veteran governess, joins the Selwick Spy School expecting to find elaborate disguises and thrilling exploits in service to the spy known as the Pink Carnation. She hardly expects her first assignment to be serving as governess for the children of Andre Jaouen, right-hand man to Bonaparte's minister of police. Jaouen and his arch rival, Gaston Delaroche, are investigating a suspected Royalist plot to unseat Bonaparte, and Laura's mission is to report any suspicious findings. At first the job is as lively as Latin textbooks and knitting, but Laura begins to notice strange behavior from Jaouen-secret meetings and odd comings and goings. As Laura edges herself closer to her employer, she makes a shocking discovery and is surprised to learn that she has far more in common with Jaouen than she originally thought... As their plots begin to unravel, Laura and Jaouen are forced on the run with the children, and with the help of the Pink Carnation they escape to the countryside, traveling as husband and wife. But Delaroche will stop at nothing to take down his nemesis. With his men hot on their trail, can Laura and Jaouen seal the fate of Europe before it's too late?

I read an excerpt of the book on Lauren Willig's website and it was fantastic. I can't wait till The Orchid Affair is published!


  1. I have never heard of this one, but I will have to check it out. Great pick!

  2. I'm just about to start this series because everyone is raving about it. I hope you enjoy it!

  3. Love the spy concept, it sounds like it's going to be great! Nice pick =)

  4. Ooooooooooooooooooo cool! I want to try these.


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