Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Leonora Blythe: Helene

Helene by Leonora Blythe was published by Fawcett in November 1979. It is #6 in the Coventry Regency line. It is the story of Helene, an adventurous girl who is trying to help her friends, Juliet and Nicholas get married. During this time of intrigue, she meets Captain Longford and wonders if marriage is in the cards for her!

Allan Kass paints an interesting picture for this cover. It shows our couple in an elegant room surrounded by a beautiful oriental screen. Our heroine is pretty in a blue day dress. Note her bracelets and curled hairdo. The hero is handsome in a red jacket and buff trousers. They look comfortable with each other, but pensive.

Coventry began a numbered series of regencies from 1979-1982 after the success of individual books in the past years. Allan Kass illustrated quite a few of them.

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