Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Vanessa Gray: The Lonely Earl
The Lonely Earl, by Vanessa Gray, was published by Signet in February 1978. Faustina Kennett had known Hugh Crale for ever since they lived on adjoining estates. After his disastrous marriage and her first season, they discover that what they both want might be right next door!
Allan Kass creates a great cover for this early regency book. We see our hero and heroine outside a wisteria covered doorway with the purple gown of our heroine's echoing the flowers. We see a tender moment shared. I like the heroine's day dress with a rose accent and her gold jewelry. Kass has done other variations of this dress! We don't get a good look at the hero, but he seems to have long sideburns! Note the details like the bench and the rectangular windows. Enjoy!