Friday, April 1, 2011
Barbara Hazard: The Runaways
The Runaways, by Barbara Hazard, was published by Signet in July 1997 and is one of Allan Kass's later illustrations, since he retired in 1998.
Harriet Winthrop-Bates and the Earl of Morland were once in love, but a quarrel separated them until their children fall in love with each other. Now they band together to break up their children, but find that first love may be the best and lasting love!
I like this cover by Allan Kass because he doesn't depict our couple as very young, but as mature parents. The heroine looks almost 40, but is still pretty. She carries a sunshade to protect her complexion while out driving with the hero, who looks happy to be with her! The background scene of sheep grazing and a lake is nice. Too bad the title blocks some of the view.