Friday, July 24, 2009

Jeanne Bowman: Letter from Annette

Letter from Annette was published by Signet in September 1970. It is the story of Annette Weyland whose grandmother needed a life of her own. She decides to find a man for her grandmother by writing letters to a pen pal. How events unfold during this letter writing campaign is the plot of this story.

This is one of Allan Kass's first illustrations. It is #24 under Signet's Rainbow Romance series. I like the simple cover showing Annette and her beau. It's different from the regency illustrations that he ended up doing but you can see similarities. Note her hair and hands. She sits in a grassy spot near a lake. Note the little flowers and grass blades. Our hero wears a sweater and collared shirt, but is as handsome as any Kass hero!

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