Rafael Sabatini (1875 – 1950) was a famous Italian and English writer of novels of romance and adventure best known for his worldwide best-sellers as The Sea Hawk (1915), Scaramouche (1921) and Captain Blood (1922). Several of his novels were adapted into films during the silent era and the first three of these books were made into notable films in the sound era, in 1940, 1952, and 1935 respectively.
“St. Martin's Summer” is not an average of numerous Sabatini novels. The main hero instead of plenty of sword fights, evil plots, bad guys and royals stays singularly different. He is over 40, but he does not like women at all. He is a deputy for the Queen Regent in France, on a mission to rescue a damsel under duress and bring her to Paris to the Queen's protection. The fact that he works for a woman, has to rescue another from yet a third woman leaves him feeling unhappy and unappreciated. This does not get in the way of him doing what honor demands of him and he does it quite well. But there is only one problem. Which one?