Image of The Temptation of the Night Jasmine (Pink Carnation)


Image of The Temptation of the Night Jasmine (Pink Carnation)

The fifth installment in
the Pink Carnation series
is another spy thriller as
the Duke of Dovedale hunts down
a killer. In true Willig fashion the
story is two pronged. She balances
the contemporary love life of Harvard
grad student Eloise with her historical counterpart. Witty, smart, carefully detailed and highly entertaining,
Willig's latest is an inventive,
addictive novel.

Lady Charlotte Lansdowne hopes that the return of Robert, the Duke of Dovesdale, from India heralds the beginning of a love affair. But Robert is obsessed with finding the spy who murdered his mentor. While he scours Hellfire clubs, opium orgies and the dark corners of London hunting his quarry, Charlotte works for the king. Their paths cross time and again, fueling their romance with as much danger as passion until the thrilling climax. (DUTTON, Feb., 400 pp., $25.95)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin