Thursday, October 8, 2009

Blanche Chenier: Summer Masquerade

Summer Romance is the second and last book I have of Blanche Chenier's that Allan Kass illustrated. It was published by Fawcett in 1978 and is the story of Isabella and the romance set around the mysterious man that she meets at a masked ball!

Allan Kass shows our couple in their masquerade costumes. It must have been fun to design something different from the usual regency dress! Our hero is a cavalier of the court of King Charles and wears a dramatic emerald sash! Our heroine is his match in gold with a peacock mask! Note the other people in the background and their different costumes! It must have been a great cover to illustrate!

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