>Read a Book This Weekend – Scarlet Pimpernel

>Do you have comfort reads? Books you keep going back to over and over again. I do. One is a Tale of Two Cities (note to self, pull that book out and put at top of TBR pile). But my favorite comfort read of all time is The Scarlet Pimpernel.

My grandmother introduced me to so many wonderful novels and authors, but this was by far and away the best book she ever gave me to read. It has everything. Romance, adventure, intrigue, SWORD fighting, a dashing hero, a beautiful heroine and humor.

So pick up The Scarlet Pimpernel by the Baroness Ocrzy and give it a read.

Buy the Book and Read It This Weekend

Frank Wildhorn’s fabulously successful musical was a sensation and up for several Tony awards a few years back.  And just for fun, here’s an excerpt from the A&E production with Richard E. Grant who personified Sir Percy with all the grace, humor, skill and manliness needed for the character. This piece shows Sir Percy at his best being a fool, and yet underneath you can see how smart he really is right down to the snide asides he does. Listen carefully.

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A bestselling author of erotic romance, Monica Burns penned her first short romance story at the age of nine when she selected the pseudonym she uses today. From the days when she hid her stories from her sisters to her first completed full-length manuscript, she always believed in her dream despite rejections and setbacks. A workaholic wife and mother, Monica believes it’s possible for the good guy to win if they work hard enough.

4 thoughts on “>Read a Book This Weekend – Scarlet Pimpernel

  1. >The first romance I read was a HQ category. Can't remember the name, but I remember the story line. A gal with amnesia.

    I do have books on my keeper shelf from authors I like that were my very first read. Mistress by Amanda Quick, etc.

  2. >I actually love reading my books more than once. But there is one book that has been on my shelf for a very long time. it's the very first Romance book that I decided was so good I had to keep. It's, Once in Paris by Diana Palmer.

    I do tend to read my books more than once.

  3. >REG is the best Scarlet Pimpernel of all I know. I've got the Leslie Howard and Anthony Edwards both on DVD, but REG is superb. He really has Sir Percy down. You could tell he was enjoying the role.

    The book is good, and it's been a long time since I read it. Although I read one of the followup tales about five years ago. I enjoyed it, but not as much as TSP

  4. >I loved Richard E. Grant in this. I had actually used this series as an example for a "show, don't tell" post a couple months ago.

    I haven't read the book yet. I think I'll be adding that to the queue as well now!