The true story of the Scarlet Pimpernel...
Angelette, the recently widowed Comtesse d'Avignon, only
invited Viscount Daventry to her country house party as a
favor to her sister. When the handsome British lord
arrives—two days late—he's full of unnerving tales of
unrest and violence in Paris. Angelette assumes it's all
exaggeration...until her chateau is attacked and her life
threatened. Daventry rescues her, and the two are forced
to run for their lives. But when danger closes in, will
the viscount stand at her side or save himself?
Is not the one you've been told.
Hugh Daventry visits France frequently to import wine for
the family business. On his way out of the country, he
stops at the comtesse's house party out of obligation.
But after meeting the raven-haired beauty, he tries to
persuade her to leave France with him. When the peasants
attack, he realizes he's already too late, and now he
must protect Angelette, whose sharp tongue is far from
angelic. Too soon the couple is caught up in the rising
revolution, dodging bloodthirsty mobs, hiding from
soldiers, and embroiled in the attack of the Bastille.
Hugh wants nothing but to leave tumultuous France for the
calm of England. He knows Angelette is intelligent and
resourceful—a survivor. But can Hugh survive without her?
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