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READ ↠ LO-MAPS.RU ´ Jen Geigle Johnson CHARACTERS Í Scarlet By Jen Geigle Johnson Jen Geigle Johnson ´ 1 CHARACTERS 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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READ ↠ LO-MAPS.RU ´ Jen Geigle Johnson CHARACTERS Í Scarlet By Jen Geigle Johnson Jen Geigle Johnson ´ 1 CHARACTERS 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 The Abduction The Sa Tskir Brothers Chronicles #1 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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READ ↠ LO-MAPS.RU ´ Jen Geigle Johnson CHARACTERS Í Scarlet By Jen Geigle Johnson Jen Geigle Johnson ´ 1 CHARACTERS 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. 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 characters and the plot and I loved the way Johnson was able to take such a rough part of history and portray possibly realistic emotions while maintaining a clean storyThis really is a captivating book and will be enjoyable to those who love historyContent mild violence mild romanceI received a copy which did not influence my opinions

  • Paperback
  • 256
  • Scarlet By Jen Geigle Johnson
  • Jen Geigle Johnson
  • English
  • 25 April 2019
  • 9781524404680