If you plan on reading this Pimpernel adventure, do yourself a favor and don’t read the description beforehand. It gives away 99.9% of the plot. Literally.
In this stirring tale of Stockholm syndrome love and adventure, I got the feeling that Orczy felt badly for how she treated Pierre Adet and decided to give him a new name and a chance at redemption. There are a more than a few similarities between this book and Lord Tony’s Wife, enough to give it a strong recycled flavor. On the one hand, this story feels superfluous. On the other hand, I’m sort of glad Pierre Adet got another chance as André Vallon.
On the other, other hand, Stockholm syndrome. Bleh.