Monday, April 2, 2012
Georgette Heyer: April Lady
We turn to one of my favorite authors. RUN and find any copy of her regency romances! She is the standard that all others use!
April Lady by Georgette Heyer was published by Berkley in September 1972. This is the story of Nell, a young bride, who gets into a crazy scrape and feels that she can't tell her husband, Lord Cardross. Add a gambling brother and romantic sister-in-law and you have a fun plot!
Allan Kass illustrated this early series by Berkley, but I feel like this one had the wrong cover put to the wrong book! This cover shows a highwayman with his arm around the heroine, but in this story, the highwayman in Nell's brother and there is no romance in the scene! I do like the clothing on our couple and the necklace is a gorgeous ornament to her pretty gown while the hero looks suitably dashing in his disguise!