Friday, January 28, 2011

Vanessa Gray: The Reckless Gambler

The Reckless Gambler was published by Signet in August 1985. Caroline Finlay is furious when her grandfather betroths her to Lord Julian Carteret, without her permission. She's also angry because Julian ignores the formalities of their engagement and leaves her alone in London. So she decides to do something about the men in her life!

Allan Kass creates a cover worthy of a Joshua Reynolds painting here. We see our couple, their dress almost late Georgian, standing on a balcony. Our heroine wears a rose dress trimmed with lace and pearls while our hero has a loose brown jacket and his hair in a queue, as was customary. I think the heroine has one of the prettiest faces Allan has painted!

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