Monday, April 12, 2010
Megan Daniel: The Reluctant Suitor
March 1981 saw the printing of The Reluctant Suitor by Megan Daniel. Margaret inherits a fortune that, in order to keep, she must marry within the month! Geoffrey, a young bachelor trying to pay off family debts, is willing to help her find a husband, but not quite willing to marry his childhood friend, himself!
Allan Kass shows our couple in front of a large mirror and marble topped table. Our heroine is a pretty brunette and wears two elegant chains around her neck. Our hero looks older on the cover than he is in the story, but is handsome in black evening wear. I like the contrasts in the heroine's dress and shawl colors!
I think the "marriage to keep a fortune" plot is a popular one among regency authors, but don't know how true it was in reality.