Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sylvia Thorpe: The House at Bell Orchard

The House at Bell Orchard was published in December 1979 by Fawcett and is a Georgian story about Charmain Tarrent who suddenly becomes an orphan and has to live with a greedy uncle and his son. However, Sir Piers Wychwood, a neighbor, is interested in this new beauty!

Allan Kass illustrates our couple outside on the grounds of a beautiful estate. The heroine wears a purple gown that is almost too heavy and fussy for her frame. The hero is handsome in rust and orange. It's interesting to see the difference in fashion from the mid 1700's to the regency times of 1810!

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