Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Elephants, Darcy Daughters and the French Revolution

That's what's new with me, how about you?

These three stories, while totally different from each other, reached my heart so quickly and so thoroughly. I pretty much inhaled these books and can only wish the same to you. Yes, today elephants, Darcy daughters and the French revolution heartily recommend themselves to you.

Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived
by Ralph Helfer 

Insta-epic, this story begins in a circus town in Germany where a boy and an elephant are born on the same day to one happy elephant training father. The bond between "siblings" is unbelievably strong, the driving force for their adventures at sea, in the jungle, in India and in America.

Life of Pi meets Black beauty with Aladdin and Young Werner, this is a unique sibling love story that I loved.

Mr. Darcy's Daughters
Five daughters later, Mr Darcy and Elizabeth are happy healthy and out of town. Five love-ready, beautiful and talented girls head to London ever so ready for trouble. Camilla a lovely character mix of mom and dad must keep her younger musically gifted and rebellious sister in check while passing the smelling salts to her older drama queen sister while hoping the flirtatious and daring twin sisters will not jump headlong into too wild of situations. 

Fun, especially if you grew up with sisters, like I did.

The Scarlet Pimpernel
Hello, classic. The Scarlet Pimpernel is the hero of the hour in 18th century France. Outsmarting the Rebels, he has saved scores of innocent men, women, and children from imminent guillotine death. Chauvelin the agent determined to hunt him down is close on his trail and you will not be able to put this book down until you know if he gets caught or not. 
Dramatic and waaaaaaay better than I dreamed it would be, you just gotta power through those first few pages.

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