Day 21: The Scarlet Pimpernel

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.

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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.