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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. 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 cribbed a phrase from the original work while it was at it And then it has the smuggled family meet the main character in her true identity by her true name while still in France letting them know that she is associated with their rescuer while she was at it Part of the charm of the original story is how clever and compartmentalized Percy is So we can see right up front that Johnson may have enjoyed the original but failed to understand how it works on a fundamental levelAnd then it got worse The next chapter starts with a social interaction with Lady Pinkney that has Lady Pinkney being unbelievably gauche saying things no Lady would say to a peer And then Scarlet retaliates by saying some completely unforgivable things back to her in order to get rid of her for manufactured plot reasons Again showing that Johnson hasn t the faintest idea of the social standards of the time and even less understanding of the original s depiction of Percy Blakeney s social adroitness Scarlet is ham handed and rude and thinks that she has somehow triumphed in this sceneI couldn t go any farther I m sure it s fine if you just want an action story with a female lead stomping about in a role originally male Personally this goes to the top of my list of reasons authors should stay away from attempting to rewrite classics They are so seldom up to the challenge likely to miss key aspects of what makes the story great and end up highlighting the vast disparity between their own talents and that of the author they are attempting to honorA note about the Publisher This is another by Covenant and thus wildly overpriced in eBook editions Many thanks to my local library for making this little rant possible

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Scarlet AUTHOR Jen Geigle Johnson

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 attention and I was invested in all parts of itContent violence peril kissing some mild innuendo I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher All opinions expressed are my own

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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 selfish woman But to the French nobility she saves them She is level headed when faced with danger and is selfless in so many waysI would love to know about this time period Maybe someday I may get the chance to learn I hope so Until then I ll just keep reading Jen Geigle Johnson books and let her research some fascinating time and people and ignite my imagination once againThis book contains kissing and violenceSource I received a complimentary copy from the publisher to review All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own


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 cribbed a phrase from the original work while it was at it And then it has the smuggled family meet the main character in her true identity by her true name while still in France letting them kno

  2. says:

    All you fans of The Scar

  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 the same

  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

  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 years a

  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 i

  7. says:

    History fascinates me it always has That is why I am so uick to read a newly releasing historical novel that interests me That being said I uickly grabbed this one upon it's release With that being said I have not read the original Scarlet Pimpernel This book fascinated me I was captivated really It was so hard to put down First of all the cover s gorgeous and really drew me in This is the author's own uniue twist on the

  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 t

  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 abo

  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

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