Friday, February 25, 2011
Judith Harkness: Lady Charlotte's Ruse
Lady Charlotte's Ruse was published by Signet in August 1982 for Judith Harkness. Charlotte is ready to wed Gerald Kirkland until he flees and finds another. After finding herself engaged to the Marquis of Beresford, Charlotte realizes that her chance for happiness is slim to none unless she does something about it!
Allan Kass illustrated this cover and I like the distinctions of it with our couple standing in the china cabinet display room. Our heroine has a high color to her cheeks, but is a typical Kass heroine with her bangle bracelets and elegant dress. Our hero is handsome in a black dinner jacket. I wonder if they are preparing to go to dinner? His hair is a bit longer than most, which looks as if he needs a trim! The blue/purple tones on the wall give a soft light to the room and pick up the color in her gown.