Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Vanessa Gray: The Masked Heiress

March 1977 was Signet's publication date for Vanessa Gray's The Masked Heiress. Gina Buxton, a prisoner in Newgate, trades her release to become an imposter: the long lost heiress to an elderly Lord!

Allan Kass creates an interesting cover of our couple as they stand at the bottom of a staircase. Our heroine is richly dressed with frills and an expensive gold shawl and our hero handsome in black and gold. We see an ornate fireplace and exquisite painting on the wall behind. The red walls tend to create a shadow of dark and doubt on the picture. Note the letter that the hero holds loosely! Could it contain some information about the heroine?

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