(PDF/EPUB) [Scarlet by Jen Geigle Johnson]

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Read Scarlet by Jen Geigle Johnson ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub 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 Salt Old Vines pointing out that it had cribbed a Comedy FAs and Answers How the Stand up Biz Really Works 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 The Air You Breathe peer And then Scarlet retaliates by saying some completely unforgivable things back to her in order to get rid of her for manufactured The Sense of an Ending 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 Studies in Chinese Price History possible

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Read Scarlet by Jen Geigle Johnson ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub 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. 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 ago so even if I had been good at history then I probably wouldn t remember much of it now This is a retelling of the Scarlet Pimpernel but this time around the Pimpernel is a woman Not just any woman but a wealthy beautiful fairly young widow who has many talents and a uick wit by the name of Lady Scarlet Cavendish To society Lady Cavendish is a widow who s uite shallow and only cares about the latest fashions and French pastries but secretly Scarlet risks her life coming up with ingenious plans to rescue French citizens who are headed for the guillotineWhen the story starts they re rescuing Comte Matteo Durand who is brought to England and will be a guest of Lady Cavendish He s only there a short time before Scarlet finds herself falling for the handsome and elouent Frenchman and Matteo feels the same way about Scarlet He doesn t know he s fallen for the Scarlet Pimpernel but she s not the only one keeping secrets With secrets between them the road ahead is going to be pretty rockyOne of my favorite lines is when Scarlet and Matteo are dancing in the moonlight In his arms she knew they could fly move mountains travel the world and conuer whatever dragons crossed themI loved Scarlet s bravery and wit It seemed there was nothing she couldn t or wouldn t do to help save the citizens of France One example of Scarlet s wit is when she s imprisoned her only danger had been a slow death by monotonyMatteo s beautiful words could ve made almost any woman swoon at his feet I loved reading of the clever illusions ploys and distractions Scarlet and her league used in the rescues Towards the end I didn t want to stop reading and my emotions were on a rollercoaster yay she s free oh no she s caught they re both caught I didn t know how they would escape La Guillotine Even if you know the story I think this book will still keep your attentionThank you to ebooks for my copy to read in review which did not influence my opinion in any way The Air You Breathe polite society Lady Scarlet CavendishWhen not assuming her secret identity as a hero of the French Revolution Scarlet The Sense of an Ending 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. 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 ago so even if I had been good at history then I Studies in Chinese Price History probably wouldn t remember much of it now This is a retelling of the Scarlet Pimpernel but this time around the Pimpernel is a woman Not just any woman but a wealthy beautiful fairly young widow who has many talents and a uick wit by the name of Lady Scarlet Cavendish To society Lady Cavendish is a widow who s uite shallow and only cares about the latest fashions and French Ophelia's Mom Women Speak Out About Loving and Letting Go of Their Adolescent Daughters pastries but secretly Scarlet risks her life coming up with ingenious Narrative of a Child Analysis The Writings of Melanie Klein plans to rescue French citizens who are headed for the guillotineWhen the story starts they re rescuing Comte Matteo Durand who is brought to England and will be a guest of Lady Cavendish He s only there a short time before Scarlet finds herself falling for the handsome and elouent Frenchman and Matteo feels the same way about Scarlet He doesn t know he s fallen for the Scarlet Pimpernel but she s not the only one keeping secrets With secrets between them the road ahead is going to be The Fall of Hyperion pretty rockyOne of my favorite lines is when Scarlet and Matteo are dancing in the moonlight In his arms she knew they could fly move mountains travel the world and conuer whatever dragons crossed themI loved Scarlet s bravery and wit It seemed there was nothing she couldn t or wouldn t do to help save the citizens of France One example of Scarlet s wit is when she s imprisoned her only danger had been a slow death by monotonyMatteo s beautiful words could ve made almost any woman swoon at his feet I loved reading of the clever illusions The Polar Bear Expedition ploys and distractions Scarlet and her league used in the rescues Towards the end I didn t want to stop reading and my emotions were on a rollercoaster yay she s free oh no she s caught they re both caught I didn t know how they would escape La Guillotine Even if you know the story I think this book will still keep your attentionThank you to ebooks for my copy to read in review which did not influence my opinion in any way

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Read Scarlet by Jen Geigle Johnson ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub 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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    (PDF/EPUB) [Scarlet by Jen Geigle Johnson] Jen Geigle Johnson ¶ 9 Read 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 i

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Scarlet by Jen Geigle Johnson] Free download Ñ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¶ Jen Geigle Johnson Jen Geigle Johnson ¶ 9 Read All you fans of The Scarlet Pimpernel here is a fun twist on that classic The Pimpernel is a lady Lady Scarlet Cavendish to be exact I really

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    review Scarlet by Jen Geigle Johnson (PDF/EPUB) [Scarlet by Jen Geigle Johnson] 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 world?Or do we lov

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Scarlet by Jen Geigle Johnson] review Scarlet by Jen Geigle Johnson 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 a

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Scarlet by Jen Geigle Johnson] review Scarlet by Jen Geigle Johnson 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 Pump

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Scarlet by Jen Geigle Johnson] 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 th

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Scarlet by Jen Geigle Johnson] 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 u

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Scarlet by Jen Geigle Johnson] Free download Ñ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¶ Jen Geigle Johnson Jen Geigle Johnson ¶ 9 Read This twist on the Scarlet Pimpernel was super fun The Pimpernel is a woman and several other characters are twisted to other genders too It made

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Scarlet by Jen Geigle Johnson] 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

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Scarlet by Jen Geigle Johnson] The plot is over buried with names and the text is very descriptive making the story move at very slow pace And the tone s

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  • Paperback
  • 256
  • Scarlet by Jen Geigle Johnson
  • Jen Geigle Johnson
  • English
  • 14 August 2020
  • 9781524404680