Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Sandra Heath: A Perfect Likeness
A Perfect Likeness by Sandra Heath was published by Signet in May 1985. Bryony St Charles is debating who to love: Sebastian Sheringham, who selected her as his bride based on a miniature portrait, or the Duke of Calborough, his cousin and rival, who entices her to flout convention.
The regency romances of the 1980's typically featured a plot line of a heroine choosing between two or three suitors.
Allan Kass illustrated this cover and he shows our couple standing near a wall in a hallway or room. Our hero stands out with his golden hair, which looks like it's curled in the style of the late 1700's (think George Washington) even though his dress is Regency and not Georgian. Our heroine is typical regency in her Grecian styled white gown with gold trimmings. A letter sits on the table nearby which could be a love note!