In close running with The Witch of Blackbird Pond for the title of favorite book, is Baroness Orczy’s Scarlet Pimpernel. This book is awesome because it has a little bit of everything in it – adventure, intrigue, history, romance, mystery.
As much as I adore this book I wasn’t crazy about the ending. But guess what? There are MORE books about the Scarlet Pimpernel, which I didn’t discover until a few years ago (obviously I didn’t look too terribly hard, but whatever). I’ve even managed to acquire a few of them, although I’m a little ashamed to admit that I’ve never read them. I think I’m a little afraid that I won’t like them, but I know I’ll eventually break down and crack the covers. They’re calling to me. 😉
See the rest of the series here.