Monday, January 31, 2011

Vanessa Gray: The Wayward Governess

The Wayward Governess by Vanessa Gray was published by Signet in June 1979. Narcissa Bentham is a match for all the men in her life: grandfather, suitor, cad, until she meets the Marquis of Carraford, who is different from any other.

Allan Kass paints a great cover for this book! Burnt orange isn't my favorite color, but the hue illuminates the room where our couple stands and is echoed with the light and the fireplace. Our heroine is tall and willowy in her yellow day dress and I love her gold jewelry along with her upswept hairdo. The hero is dashing and I like the globe with the pile of books next to it, showing that this is a comfortable and much occupied room.

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