Friday, January 14, 2011

Vanessa Gray: The Duke's Messenger

The Duke's Messenger was written by Vanessa Gray and published by Signet in November 1982. Elinor is betrothed to Lord Foxhall, but he is on envoy to Austria. She knows her rival will try to break their engagement, so she jumps at the chance to visit Austria and claim her beloved. However, during the journey, she becomes attracted to Reeves, the messenger and escort on this trip.

Allan Kass creates an up close picture of our couple for this book. Both are dressed in traveling clothes and our heroine wears a picture hat and carries a fur muff. We see the carriage behind them and the inn from which they have exited. The hero looks capable and the heroine is pretty, but has an expression of perplexity on her face.

This book cost $2.50 back in the day! Hard to believe!!

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