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S she's known in polite society Lady Scarlet CavendishWhen not assuming her secret identity as a hero of the French Revolution Scarlet presents herself as a fashionable featherbrained young widow flitting about London In truth this façade is merely a diversion designed to conceal her clandestine work in France Among members of the doomed French aristocracy the Pimpernel is renowned fo. 45 starsI love history It fascinates me I wish that I had been a better student and taken the time to learn when I was in school Most of the history I read comes from historical fiction I do google names and places and try to learn as I read the book This one had me visiting Google often I wanted to know about the non fiction characters and their role in historyThis book is a retelling of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy I can t say that I read the original but Google I was able to pick up immediately what sets this book apart from the original The Pimpernel is a woman in this story the original was a man I am grateful for this twist I love a strong female heroine Lady Scarlet Cavendish is a paradox To the ton she appears a frivolous and sel

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The roads in and out of Paris are heavily guarded but the dead have easy passage out of the city A ragged old woman transports the coffins of the most recent victims of the guillotine and is waved on unimpeded Later the same crone watches five French aristocrats step out of their coffins unscathed Not beheaded but spirited away to safety by that most elusive of spies the Pimpernel Or a. nitty gritty about the first scene in ScarletI have wanted to talk about retellings for some timeWhat makes a good retellingDo we want to stay in that world longer and so as a reader we look for new characters in the same worldOr do we love the characters so much we wish to go on adventures with themDid we love the premise so much that we want another plot like the first but with all new people or in a new placeOr do we want a clever twist on the original with elements we recognize and feel comfortable with and other pieces that are new to usA retelling could be all these things I ve even read retellings where the dialogue was almost exactly the same as the original but the characters and setting were different I didn t enjoy that oneSo let

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R her bravery and cunning But when tasked with rescuing handsome Comte Matteo Durand she faces an unprecedented challenge she is falling in love with the man If ever there were a time to keep her head it is now because in a world brimming with intrigue she is not the only one harboring secrets And if Scarlet doesn't take care Madame la Guillotine may finally catch up with the Pimperne. The French Revolution Such a horrible awful bloody time in French history It s honestly not my favorite time in history to read about but I thought this story was well balanced and didn t dwell in the beheading place too much or too long But still The moments it did were awful and dark and so so sadThe story builds continually both in plot and with the characters By the time I got to the last third of the book I was almost speed reading because I was so desperate to know how it would all work out I had to constantly tell myself to slow downOoh boy Matteo was swoony His silver tongue said the prettiest words to Scarlet I loved his devotion to her He was the happiest part of the story for meI really enjoyed my time in this book It definitely kept my att


10 thoughts on “Scarlet AUTHOR Jen Geigle Johnson

  1. says:

    Despite the gorgeous cover this was not good I knew I was in trouble when it started with a nearly shot for shot reprise of a scene from the movie related laboriously and then with a footnote pointing out that it had cribb

  2. says:

    All you fans of The Scarlet Pimpernel here is a fun twist on that classic The Pimpernel is a lady Lady Scarlet Cavendish to be exact I really had a great time reading this book There were moments that I did not want to set the book down I just had to know what was going to happen Would they escape? Would they be captured? Ok so I know the storyline of the original stories told by Baroness Orczy and will say that this follows that pretty

  3. says:

    nitty gritty about the first scene in ScarletI have wanted to talk about retellings for some timeWhat makes a good retelling?Do we want to stay in that world longer and so as a reader we look for new characters in

  4. says:

    45 starsI love history It fascinates me I wish that I had been a better student and taken the time to learn when I was in school Most of the history I read comes from historical fiction I do google names and places and try to learn as I read the book This one had me visiting Google often I wanted to know about the non fiction characters and their role in historyThis book is a retelling of the Scarlet Pimpernel

  5. says:

    Don't judge me but I've never read the Scarlet Pimpernel or seen the movie although I did see Daffy Duck in the Scarlet Pumpernickel 😅 I wasn't very good at history in high school I couldn't remember all the dates and the order of the kings of France and England and world history taken senior year was over 40

  6. says:

    It takes talent to take a beloved classic and twist it enough to make it a new and exciting story while staying true to the tale Johnson is able to do so and had me captivated terrified and entertained throughoutBy swapping genders the story seemed dangerous at times And doesn't it always seem that when the heart becomes involved the danger rises? That's what seemed to happen with this book I loved the characte

  7. says:

    History fascinates me it always has That is why I am so uick to read a newly releasing historical novel that inte

  8. says:

    This twist on the Scarlet Pimpernel was super fun The Pimpernel is a woman and several other characters are twisted to other genders too It made for a fun delightful and sometimes terrifying tale Still set in the throes of the Fren

  9. says:

    The French Revolution Such a horrible awful bloody time in French history It's honestly not my favorite time in history to read about but I thought this story was well balanced and didn't dwell in the beheading

  10. says:

    The plot is over buried with names and the text is very descriptive making the story move at very slow pace And the tone seems to be set for the ones who like romances