Lakeland Book Club

Reading good books with good friends in North Idaho

The Scarlet Pimpernel | March, 2013 March 1, 2013

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The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy

Selected by Christy Child

The Scarlet Pimpernel

From Amazon.com:

An irresistible blend of romance, intrigue, and suspense, this timeless historical adventure recalls the terror following the French Revolution, when mobs ruled the streets of Paris and hundreds of royals were condemned to face the guillotine daily. The only hope of many was a courageous leader who spirited aristocrats across the Channel to England and safety.

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“I like it!” – Christy

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The Princess Academy | December, 2011 December 1, 2011

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The Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

Selected by Christy Child

From Amazon.com:

Miri lives on a mountain where, for generations, her ancestors have quarried stone and lived a simple life. Then word comes that the king’s priests have divined her small village the home of the future princess. In a year’s time, the prince himself will come and choose his bride from among the girls of the village. The king’s ministers set up an academy on the mountain, and every teenage girl must attend and learn how to become a princess.

Miri soon finds herself confronted with a harsh academy mistress, bitter competition among the girls, and her own conflicting desires to be chosen and win the heart of her childhood best friend. But when bandits seek out the academy to kidnap the future princess, Miri must rally the girls together and use a power unique to the mountain dwellers to save herself and her classmates.

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