Sunday, August 8, 2010

Gail Eastwood: An Unlikely Hero

An Unlikely Hero is the last of Gail Eastwood's regencies that was illustrated by Allan Kass. She did write others for Signet. This book has an August 1996 publication date.

This is an interesting story of twin sisters, Venetia and Vivian who are called the Lioness and the Lamb for their personalities. Venetia finds a wonderful man for sweet Vivian, only to realize that he may be perfect for her!

Allan Kass illustrates our couple standing near a gated garden. Our hero is unique in that he has very light, almost white hair. Our heroine is pretty with her blonde hair and regency walking dress. I like the slit sleeves along with the royal blue trim that repeats itself on her bonnet and hair tie. Again, Allan outdoes himself with the little touches: her cameo necklace, the button at the top of her laced sleeves, the flowers over the garden wall and the hint of a bench inside the garden. Great cover that I hope you enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. If you could see this cover without the title and author name imposed on it you would love it even more. Kass, faithful to the story, painted a lovely arbor festooned with wisteria, but that is mostly covered up as it appears on the book cover.
    I have a small transparency of the original picture that was sent to me by Signet --if it can be scanned, I'll email it to you, Rhonda!! Thanks again for this tribute to Allan Kass. Delightful!