Thursday, February 16, 2012

Elizabeth Hewitt: A Private Understanding

A Private Understanding by Elizabeth Hewitt was published by Signet for their regency romance line in January 1990. Claudia Taverer wagered her hand in marriage to Lindsay Allister, a man she didn't love but whose fortune her family needed. He, in turn, needed a wife. All was well until his rakish cousin shows up and decides to convince Claudia that she loved him!

I like this cover by Allan Kass because it is so colorful! Our couple are at an outdoor party and while the hero wears the colors of nature, the heroine is very pretty in purple and green! She accents these colors with a pink fan and rose. The pagoda in the background along with the other couple demonstrate Allan's attention to detail, which was always better than most romance illustrators.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Elizabeth Hewitt: Marriage by Consent

Marriage by Consent, by Elizabeth Hewitt, was published by Signet in June 1985 for their regency romance line. Willa Drake was lovely, but poor, and two different suitors wish to make her their wife. Can she identify true love and make the right choice?

Allan Kass creates a beautiful cover for this book with our couple standing near a window. Our heroine's green gown is a perfect match for her coloring and I like the touch of the lighter green shawl and emerald ring. The gold of her jewelry and dress trim echoes the light in the room. The hero is enraptured with his heroine and it's a very romantic cover to post on Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Elizabeth Hewitt: A Lasting Attachment

April 1989 is the publication date for A Lasting Attachment by Regency author Elizabeth Hewitt. Emily Hampton is caught in a compromising position with Galen DeVere, who proposes. She says no. He thinks she's mad! She wants love. He speculates whether he can make her fall in love with him! A fun romantic story!

Allan Kass show our couple on board a boat. Our hero looks attractively nautical while the heroine has a cape thrown over her day dress. He seems to be earnestly caring for her in this picture. She doesn't seem quite as convinced of that fact.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Elizabeth Hewitt: The Ice Maiden

The Ice Maiden, by Elizabeth Hewitt, was published by Signet in June 1988. Cassandra Tilton was picky in her choice of husband but had finally settled on one when she met the handsome and scandalous Lord Adrian, who decided that he wanted her!

In a lot of ways, this cover by Allan Kass is unique. Our hero stands almost full facing the front and we see a very handsome man, indeed! The heroine is absolutely lovely and her golden gown matches the color of her hair. Her face is striking! I like the use of jade gems as an accent. The screen behind them is almost garish in relation to the couple but I like the peacock on the chair!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Elizabeth Hewitt: The Fortune Hunter

Elizabeth Hewitt's next book is The Fortune Hunter. It was published in November 1983 for Signet. Tessa Bellamy is a level headed young lady but Jonathan Hartfield is a fortune hunter whose late wife apparently died at his hand! Tessa wanted to disregard the rumors when she looked into his eyes!

Allan Kass illustrates our couple in a relaxed but intimate moment near a large fireplace. Both are dressed for dinner, but our heroine's hair looks as if it has escaped her hairdo! She looks happy in the hero's embrace. Note the exquisite detail on the chair and the statuette.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Elizabeth Hewitt: Captain Black

Captain Black, by Elizabeth Hewitt, was published by Signet in November 1984 for their Regency Romance series. Miss Catelyn Fitzsimon is sent to Wales after her scandalous season in London. While she toyed with all the London bucks, now she falls for a rugged man of mystery against her father's wishes!

Allan Kass shows our couple on the steps of an ornate garden, which looks set on a great estate. It must be a cool day since both wear heavy capes over their clothing. The hero is mysterious and sardonic and seems to have enraptured the heroine. I think the dark setting is suitable for this cover.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Elizabeth Hewitt: Broken Vows

Next in our list is Broken Vows, which was published in May 1982 by Signet for author Elizabeth Hewitt. Clarice was relieved when her rakish husband died at sea and was about to embark on a second marriage when he comes back quite alive!

I love this cover by Allan Kass. We get a glimpse of St Paul's Cathedral from an office window where our couple stand. It looks as if the hero is stealing a kiss from the reluctant heroine. I like his purple coat which is echoed in the color of the curtains and blends well with the heroine's olive green gown. It's the details of the picture which is Allan's strength. Enjoy!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Elizabeth Hewitt: Airs and Graces

Regency author Elizabeth Hewitt's book Airs and Graces was published in September 1990. Widow Lady Julia Halston didn't need to seek out a second marriage, but enjoyed flirting with Sir Royden to the disgust of Dominic Sales. Why did Dominic's reaction bother her so much??

Allan Kass creates a beautiful cover of our couple at the opera. They sit in an ornate box and are finely dressed for the occasion. I love the heroine's elaborate hairdo and fan that she holds. The hero is suave in black evening dress. We feel as if we have a glimpse of their discussion of the evening's entertainment!