This post was written by Miss Eliza of Strange and Random Happenstance, who will be our fearless leader through the month of April and Pink VIII. Give her a warm welcome, y’all – and happy reading!
Bonjour je m’appelle Mademoiselle Eliza! Ahem, I mean, hello, it is I Miss Eliza! I got carried away with the fact that we’ll be spending April in France… I love Paris in the spring time… ok, no singing either, I shan’t sing; and I shall leave the formal introduction till tomorrow and do some bookkeeping today, though you shan’t get the story of why I am forbidden to sing, and yes, I am forbidden to sing, law established and passed in 1997. Today might be April 1st, but I kid you not that this shall be an awesome April! We shall be having a fine old time re-reading, or perhaps reading for the first time, The Orchid Affair, the book Lauren calls her “Sound of Music meets James Bond” book.
First, what the author has to say, Lauren’s recap of Pink VIII! Though Hortense Bonaparte is sitting in a corner and sending evil daggers at Lauren for forgetting her under historical cameos…
Who: Laura Grey and André Jaouen
When: Winter and Spring, 1804
What: When Laura Grey goes undercover in the home of Napoleonic operative Andre Jaouen as a governess, she soon discovers there’s more to her elusive employer than meets the eye…
Historical Cameos: Joseph Fouche, the Duc de Berry, Joachim Murat (see, no Hortense!)
Reading Schedule (AKA notice you don’t have to plow through the first 7 chapters by this Friday):
Friday, April 10th: Prologue and Chapters 1-7
Friday, April 17th: Chapters 8-17
Friday, April 24th: Chapters 18-26
Wednesday, April 29th: Chapters 27-35
Now let’s start reading!