From the Author
Have you ever wanted to relive, even rewrite, your favorite novel? I did. I had re-read the classic adventure romance The Scarlet Pimpernel
(Baroness Orczy, 1905) after many years, thanks to Amazon.com's recommendations service, and I was fascinated with the conflict between the main characters. I began imagining how they might resolve their dilemma, and next thing I knew I had 50,000 words of story that included a brand new adventure for Sir Percy and his band. I added a frame, and The Not Exactly Scarlet Pimpernel
was born. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed creating it.
About the Author
C. P. Lesley, a historian, is also the author of The Golden Lynx
and The Winged Horse,
the first two books in Legends of the Five Directions, a series set during the childhood of Ivan the Terrible--a time full of unrest, war, and cut-throat politics. She is currently working on Legends 3, The Swan Princess. The Not Exactly Scarlet Pimpernel is her 21st-century take on Baroness Orczy's classic adventure romance The Scarlet Pimpernel (1905).