I just finished The Scarlet Pimpernel. What a rollicking fun read! Thank you, all, who recommended it to me.
The Scarlet Pimpernel was a "new" read for me, so now it's time for another "old" read. A friend asked me if I thought Georgette Heyer's The Black Moth had been influenced by The Scarlet Pimpernel. Since, at the time, I hadn't read The Scarlet Pimpernel and it has been years and years (and years) since I read The Black Moth, I couldn't answer her question. Now that I'm a few pages into The Black Moth, I see what she means! Not plot-wise, but in other ways that you'd have to read both books to see for yourself. So yes, I do wonder if Georgette Heyer was a fan of The Scarlet Pimpernel. If I have an opportunity to meet her in the next life, I'll have to ask. :-)
, by Georgette Heyer:
Lovely Diana Beauleigh was under siege. The notorious Duke of Andover meant to have her--if not with her assent, then by force. But Diana was not about to surrender her virtue. She had already lost her heart to the man who rescued her from the Duke--a handsome mysterious highwayman.
I will share a Tuesday Teaser from The Black Moth on Tuesday.
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The Black Moth