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  • Scarlet By Jen Geigle Johnson
  • Jen Geigle Johnson
  • English
  • 11 July 2020
  • 9781524404680

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  1. says:

    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


  2. says:

    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 had a great time reading this book There were moments that I did not want to set the book down I just had to know what was going to happen Would they escape? Would they be captured? Ok so I know the storyline of the original stories told by Baroness Orczy and will say that this follows that pretty closely Different characters leading the group and a few little twists that made this one a great readScarlet plays a role in high society but has become an expert at disguise and sneaking behind Robespierre's back saving the aristocrats of France As she heads off with her team to save Comte Matteo Durand she doesn't realize how uickly her life will change All of you who are familiar with the books or movie with Jane Seymour know that the Pimpernel has a love interest Comte Matteo Durand is said love interest It's a pretty fast attraction between Scarlet and Matteo but it definitely is not all sunshine and roses There are so many ups and downs insecurities trust issues and much that we don't discover the full truth or rather the characters don't until closer to the end I really enjoyed all the tricks that the Pimpernel and her crew used to rescue and evade the citizens of France risking their very lives for others The characters were witty and had me laughing throughout as well as biting my nails ok I wasn't really biting my nailsThis is my second book by this author and I look forward to seeing what she writes next I couldn't put it down one night and stayed up reading for a couple hours until my eyes and brain said it was time to set it aside until the following day If you get hooked easily and enjoy this type of story carve out plenty of time for reading Scarlet and Matteo will have you hooked and needing to know what is going to happen Of course I already knew the ending but I felt the suspense and wondering throughout my read LolContent Clean No sexual content Set during the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror so there is talk of death and beheading Moments of peril as well but nothing overly graphic I would let me older teens read this bookI received a review copy from ebooks All thoughts and opinions in the review are my ownHappy Reading


  3. says:

    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 love the characters so much we wish to go on adventures with them?Did we love the premise so much that we want another plot like the first but with all new people or in a new place?Or do we want a clever twist on the original with elements we recognize and feel comfortable with and other pieces that are new to us?A retelling could be all these things I’ve even read retellings where the dialogue was almost exactly the same as the original but the characters and setting were different I didn’t enjoy that oneSo let’s get into the nitty gritty of my retelling of The Scarlet PimpernelThe first scenesMany have seen the movies the old ones and the newer Jane Seymour rendition And the first scene in the movie reminds them of the second scene in my book once she gets away from the guillotine which in my book it is a totally uniue storyHow did I write that first scene? Is it a play by play of the movie?No I read the book loved the first line“A surging seething murmuring crowd of beings that are human only in name for to the eye and ear they seem naught but savage creatures animated by vile passions and by the lust of vengeance and of hate” The Scarlet Pimpernel pp 1 7 Baroness OrczyI know it sounds awful You can almost see the bloodlust the depravity of the people And when I read that line I knew that my romance my light fun romance a story of heroism and courage would be told against the back drop of a people who had lost their humanitySo I started there in my book I wanted to set that up right away saying We are in France and it’s an awful time to be alive OK at the guillotine bloodlust all around got itBUT amidst terror heroes always rise I have seen this firsthand and I wanted to establish hope amongst the depravity Yes humans forgot they were supposed to be human BUT some were good Some were so incredibly good that their light shone through the darkness all around And just like in my book if you look you will always find heroes in our day So in Scarlet there is a woman who cares a boy who follows her around a young man who helpsThen I wanted to establish early on that we are retelling the Pimpernel I wanted the reader to instantly recognize a familiar tale So I followed similarly to the first disguise the Pimpernel uses in the book He drives a cart He is an old hag He has coffins with him he has coffins many times and I tried to only use coffins once He has a boy with him who has the plague They leave through the west gate where the infamous Bibot watches over I wanted some costumes to be similar some disguises to be recognizable but I also wanted to create my own rescues costumes and disguises But before I deviated from a much loved tale I grounded us all in the originalThe movie follows this whole opening in the book pretty much play for play as the book addresses it Hag coffins plague heads BibotI didn’tI include Simon who does not have the plague and he is not a boy but a mentally challenged young man She is a hag and she has a bag of heads In the book and movie the Pimpernel uses the plague of his son to distract and disgust the guard I use the bag of heads in my book I also use it for humor I tried to write the scene in such a melodramatic manner that people laughed instead of cringed but my mother was pretty upset by the gruesome nature of the sceneIn these first scenes and throughout my book I wrote a retelling with a twist Several of the characters are gender bent I told the story in a similar setting I include disguise heroic characters a fashion conscious heroine a Prince who feeds on it allBaroness Orczy created a wonderful tale and fabulous characters and since then many have created their own tales inspired by her genius so that we could linger a little longer in her world enjoy her characters and in this case be educated by her setting And though I don’t claim to have mastered like the master herself I do feel I have added something of value to the ever growing world of The PimpernelAs seen particularly in The women Exploring how the tale would have worked if a woman were in charge was a fascinating exercise and brought to light some of the stronger ualities that make up the feminine side of our humanity I felt like the best parts of why women are heroic were shown through this story I used the gender twist as an opportunity to highlight some of the many women who were involved in the French Revolution the huge numbers that asked for a constitution that asked for their rights to be protected in the document They were brave outspoken and educatedAnd can we not have a bit of fun? Because I have to admit playing around in this world with a fascinating and brilliant brave woman a handsome passionate frenchman and a league of brave men was one of the most entertaining projects I have ever endeavoredThank you for being here on the journey Thank you for enabling me to add my mark to the growing retellings of such a clever and beautiful story


  4. says:

    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 as I read the book This one had me visiting Google often I wanted to know about the non fiction characters and their role in historyThis book is a retelling of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy I can't say that I read the original but Google I was able to pick up immediately what sets this book apart from the original The Pimpernel is a woman in this story the original was a man I am grateful for this twist I love a strong female heroine Lady Scarlet Cavendish is a paradox To the ton she appears a frivolous and selfish woman But to the French nobility she saves them She is level headed when faced with danger and is selfless in so many waysI would love to know about this time period Maybe someday I may get the chance to learn I hope so Until then I'll just keep reading Jen Geigle Johnson books and let her research some fascinating time and people and ignite my imagination once againThis book contains kissing and violenceSource I received a complimentary copy from the publisher to review All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own


  5. says:

    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


  6. says:

    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 the way Johnson was able to take such a rough part of history and portray possibly realistic emotions while maintaining a clean storyThis really is a captivating book and will be enjoyable to those who love historyContent mild violence; mild romanceI received a copy which did not influence my opinions


  7. says:

    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 uickly grabbed this one upon it's release With that being said I have not read the original Scarlet Pimpernel This book fascinated me I was captivated really It was so hard to put down First of all the cover s gorgeous and really drew me in This is the author's own uniue twist on the Scarlet Pimpernel She has very clearly spent a lot of time historically researching this Scarlet is an amazing woman strong mentally and physically she had an undeniable intelligence about her and her wit is unmatched Incredibly she goes on deadly missions time after time but she is unfazed by the thought of this The prisonsthe guillotine the manipulationbravery it's all here Richly historical you will not want to rush through this one but rather savor itPub Date 01 May 2018 I received a complimentary copy from Covenant Communications through NetGalley All opinions expressed are my ownSee of my reviews on my blog


  8. says:

    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 for a fun delightful and sometimes terrifying tale Still set in the throes of the French Revolution this has Scarlet a young widow and her league of helpers using disguises and other tricks to wisk French victims away from La Guillotine But when she rescues a young Frenchman named Matteo her heart becomes involved I adored the original version of this story so this was a fun one for me I felt the author did a great job creating a new story but with most of the elements of the original story I love But in a way I loved her villain Eleonore even than the original villain This didn’t disappoint It has a heart rending romance wrapped up between intrigue distrust gruesome national crimes and goodwill I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review


  9. says:

    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


  10. says:

    The plot is over buried with names and the text is very descriptive making the story move at very slow pace And the tone seems to be set for the ones who like romances


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Scarlet By Jen Geigle Johnson

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 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 the way Johnson was able to take such a rough part of history and portray possibly realistic emotions while maintaining a clean storyThis really is a captivating book and will be enjoyable to those who love historyContent mild violence; mild romanceI received a copy which did not influence my opinions

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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

SUMMARY Scarlet By Jen Geigle Johnson

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 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 uickly grabbed this one upon it's release With that being said I have not read the original Scarlet Pimpernel This book fascinated me I was captivated really It was so hard to put down First of all the cover s gorgeous and really drew me in This is the author's own uniue twist on the Scarlet Pimpernel She has very clearly spent a lot of time historically researching this Scarlet is an amazing woman strong mentally and physically she had an undeniable intelligence about her and her wit is unmatched Incredibly she goes on deadly missions time after time but she is unfazed by the thought of this The prisonsthe guillotine the manipulationbravery it's all here Richly historical you will not want to rush through this one but rather savor itPub Date 01 May 2018 I received a complimentary copy from Covenant Communications through NetGalley All opinions expressed are my ownSee of my reviews on my blog