Monday, April 19, 2010

Rebecca Danton: Fire Opals

Fire Opals was printed in 1977 and Rebecca Danton writes a story about a young girl who marries well but quickly gets into situations over her head! Charlotte marries Lord Arundell who is not her choice and finds out that he has a mistress! Little does she know that her husband is really in love with her and not carrying out an affair!

Allan Kass illustrates our couple in a room with some interesting artifacts within. Our heroine is a pretty redhead and wears a lilac dress trimmed with blue. Our hero is dashing in black. What I really like about this picture are the other objects in the room. The tapestry behind the couple looks old and valuable. Note also, the miniatures in the shadow box on the wall! Photography hadn't been invented yet, so painters would create miniatures so that you could view and remember your loved one! Enjoy!

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