Sunday, August 30, 2009

Gayle Buck: Lady Cecily's Scheme

Lady Cecily's Scheme was published in April 1997 and is the story of Cecily whose daughter, Vanessa, is of marriageable age and refusing a London season. Lady Cecily plots to bring society to her at her country home by filling the place with suitors but Vanessa has a mind and plans of her own!

This is one of Allan's later works and is interesting because of the detail on this cover. I'm particularly intrigued by the gentleman on the right: is he another suitor of our heroine? He doesn't look pleased at her dancing with the hero, who is dashing in black evening wear with the red sash across his chest. Our heroine is pretty in purple and gold and her pensive expression makes the reader wonder if she is really enjoying the dance. All in all, an interesting cover. Please click on the picture to enlarge it.

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