Thursday, February 10, 2011

Recent Read: El Dorado by Baroness Orczy

The greatest mystery about this book is the title. I still don't get it, but oh well. 
This book is really what the Jane Seymour movie is based on, which makes me like the movie a little more but also took out all the surprises from the book. 

What really struck me in reading this book is how Orczy's romances are about married people. The Blakeneys and the Ffoulkes are passionately in love, which is so refreshing. Most love stories are about single people, but Orczy believes in true love even after marriage. I love the ending of this book when Marguerite thinks they have died and Percy laughs.

If you have never read the first Scarlet Pimpernel book, get yourself a copy right away. It's a must!

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