Hello, March! A new month means a new Pink book. I’m pleased to introduce you today to Abby, who is our moderator for the month of March and will be guiding us through our re-read of The Betrayal of the Blood Lily (AKA Pink VII). Without further ado, I will give you Abby in her own words.
Hello, Pink Carnation readers! My name is Abby and I am looking forward to starting us on a new book, The Betrayal of the Blood Lily, which was first published in 2010. And I also want to thank Ashley for letting me lead discussion on my favorite Pink book.
So as a quick reminder, here is our Pink VII recap:
The Betrayal of the Blood Lily
Who: Penelope Deveraux Staines and Alex Reid
When: Autumn, 1804
What: Exiled to India to allow the scandal of her hasty marriage time to die down, Penelope finds herself battling cobras, spies, and her own treacherous emotions.
Historical Cameos: Begum Johnson, the Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Alam, et cetera
I will do a longer introduction to the book and why it is my favorite on March 4, but right now, I want to start us off with the opening line: “The food of love isn’t music. It’s grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches.” What do you think of this as an opening line? And what is your favorite recipe for making a grilled cheese sandwich?