Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Book Review and a Giveaway!


I was really intrigued when I read the back copy for Scarlet and jumped at the chance to be part of the blog tour. Isn't that cover gorgeous? But it also features a twist on the Scarlet Pimpernel with a heroine full of daring and disguises and I could hardly wait to start!

From the very first we are shown the bravery of Lady Scarlet Cavendish and her ingenious ways of rescuing the French nobility from the guillotine. The details of the gruesome killings are hinted at so the reader will know what is going on, but not shown in a way that crosses any lines for those readers who shy away from that. The emotions of this particular time period are done so well, the author truly creates an experience for the reader to go on with these characters---from the triumphs to the failures.

I thought the introduction of Lady Scarlet's team was well done, giving us layered characters that we can truly care about both from the main cast to the secondary characters. It's obvious the author did her research and the little details of the world events that happened at this time are seamlessly woven into the story. I loved our hero Matteo as well and the romance between them was so sweet, even with all the twists and turns along the way. And the ending! I won't spoil it, but it was so good. I had a hard time putting this one down!

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Here's the back copy:

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, as she’s known in polite society, Lady Scarlet Cavendish.

When 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 fa├žade is merely a diversion designed to conceal her clandestine work in France. Among members of the doomed French aristocracy, the Pimpernel is renowned for 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 was 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 Pimpernel . . .


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