Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Edith Layton: The Indian Maiden

The Indian Maiden was published by Signet in June 1986. Edith Layton writes a story about Faith Hamilton, an American, who is sent to England to find a husband from the upper classes. Both Barnabas Deal, a rake, and the Earl of Methley, who needed a rich wife, were her suitors in this season of enchantment!

Allan Kass's beautiful depiction of our heroine is definitely the focal point of this cover. Her unique gown of red, white, and blue may be a mocking jest at the English where she is making her presentation.

There are a few regencies where the heroine was American, but it would have been uncommon for one to travel the ocean during the regency, which was a time of hostility between the two countries.

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