Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Rebecca Danton: Star Sapphire
Star Sapphire is the last of Rebecca Danton's books illustrated by Allan Kass. Fawcett printed this regency romance in 1979. Sonia Goldfine is amazed when the Marquis of Fairley asks her uncle for her hand because she is Jewish and not in high society. She falls in love with him, but doesn't realize until after the ceremony that he has fallen upon hard times and needed her fortune. Can their love survive all obstacles?
Allan Kass shows our handsome couple at a ball. Our heroine is pretty in cream and wears a magnificent necklace! Our hero has long blond hair and wears an order on his jacket. We see the intricate ballroom along with other party goers who watch our couple while on the dance floor.
An interesting theme is that all of Danton's regencies had a "jewel" name!