Scarlet Pimpernel
© Liliana Keslinka / Dollar Photo Club

I saw this tweet on Facebook (yes, really) that said that something like the Scarlet Pimpernel was the first vigilante in a cape. Which meant that Baroness Orczy, a female, invented superheroes. I thought that was pretty cool.

And I loved that book.

The tweet/Facebook launched a bunch of reminiscing about The Scarlet Pimpernel. The book also works as a great romance novel. As someone mentioned, when he kneels down and kisses the places her feet touched…major swoon.

I’m having to fight tracking down my copy for a re-read. I have so many first reads I want to do and have been looking forward to, so I can’t afford to get sucked into a re-read right now. But it’s tempting. Hmm, maybe I’ll get the audio book…

So have you read The Scarlet Pimpernel? Is there another book that makes you swoon with delight just thinking about it? Please do tell. I love comments so much that I pick a favorite to receive my monthly AnaBanana gift basket ($25 value).  Recipient is announced the first blog post of the new month.

And speaking of the heat (we were, weren’t we because it’s AUGUST), turn on an audio book to beat the heat! This month, I’m also participating in #AugustAudio with some other authors. Follow the hashtag #AugustAudio and check here each Friday and Saturday in August if you’d like to try to score a book listen!

Perilously yours,


P.S. I’ve gotten a few notes from my readers about my books they are re-reading, which is awesome sauce. I love being re-read. The books I get re-read notes on the most are: The Spy Who Kissed Me, The Last Enemy and The Key. I’ve also gotten some for Girl Gone Nova, which is the #AugustAudio pick for this week.

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3 thoughts on “Still Swooning for THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

  • August 22, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Read it a long time ago but really enjoyed the two films they made of it with Lesley Howard and Anthony Andrews

  • August 19, 2015 at 7:12 am

    Many years ago, I saw a movie based on The Scarlet Pimpernel, but never read the book. Maybe I should put that one on my TBR list.

    Swooning books – I’d have to mention The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley. What both the heroine and hero go through! This book caused me many tears, both of sadness and of joy. Luckily, I was listening to the audiobook, so my blurred vision did not hamper the ‘reading’ experience.

    • August 21, 2015 at 12:34 am

      You really do need to read it. It’s an experience all on its own. Oh, now I’m fighting the urge again! lol I’ll have to look up Winter Sea.

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