Friday, July 5, 2013

Edith Layton: The Abandoned Bride

Next we come to author Edith Layton, who was lucky enough to have Allan Kass as her illustrator on all of her Signet regencies, save one! The Abandoned Bride was published in May 1985 and is the story of Julia Hastings, who eloped with Nicholas Daventry's nephew but was never wed to him. She becomes a companion when she realizes that her elopement has hurt her family and meets Nicholas, who has no love for her.

Allan Kass creates a romantic cover for this novel. I like the simplicity of the park setting with our heroine dressed as if she had been taking a stroll in the garden. We definitely feel as if we're intruding on an intimate scene!

Sadly, Edith Layton died a few years ago, but she became a very popular romance author. You can find her book list at

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