I read The Scarlet Pimpernel for book club this past month and loved it! It made me wonder why I'd never read it before in my life. It's a historical romance about the French Revolution. The Scarlet Pimpernel is a man of many disguises so that he can help save the aristocrats who are being beheaded. I won't say any more, but read it. It's fun and exciting and there's a little bit of mystery involved as well. Afterward, Scott and I rented the 1980 something adaptation with Jane Seymour, and we both really enjoyed it. And a favorite quote from the book:
They seek him here, they seek him there, Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven, or is he in hell? That demmed, elusive Pimpernel.