I adore Lauren Willig's Pink Carnation series. And I have to thank Amazon.com for getting me started.
I first started really using Amazon in college, maybe four or five years ago. I had started rating books, etc., when one day I noticed I could see what Amazon recommended for me. Amazon recommended Lauren Willig's The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, which is in my top 10 books. Ever since that day, I've (mostly) trusted Amazon's judgment.
My little tale reminds me of an article I read in The Onion about a woman who says Amazon always picks out better gifts for her than her own husband. Read it here. Also, I just noticed that the byline is for Sandusky, OH--how random is that (I live right next to Sandusky).
Anyway, so I love the whole idea of the series...spies, history and romance all mixed up. The newest book just came out and I preordered it. So I'm thrilled that my Amazon order for The Seduction of the Crimson Rose has shipped! Yay!
Get here quickly, book!