Friday, April 16, 2010

Rebecca Danton: Amethyst Love

Amethyst Love is the first of four books that Allan Kass illustrated for Rebecca Danton. 1977 is the date of publication. Valerie is working as a governess when she is told about the death of her brother. She accepts Malcolm, her brother's army friend, in order to escape her situation and an arranged marriage, but wonders if this marriage, also arranged, can be loving?

Allan Kass illustrates our couple wearing evening dress, as if they plan to go out soon. Our heroine is pretty in amethyst purple with matching jewels around her neck. I like the contrast with her sage green shawl. Our hero wears the traditional black jacket and beige trousers. Note his ring on his left hand!

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