Friday, December 13, 2013
Allan Kass gives us a sweet cover of our couple. I like that the hero has a genuine smile on his face as he looks at the heroine. She has been writing as evidenced by the quill feathers and paper on the desk behind. It's a charming picture which shows the love between them.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Cassandra Cresswell was content to be a bluestocking until the beautiful Miss Taylor stole away the one man she loved.
Allan Kass shows our couple at a ball where they are stealing a moment away from the gaiety. They could almost be dancing. I like the contrast of her pink gown with the black and gray of the hero. Notice Allan's unusual signature in the base of the figurine behind them.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Allan Kass brings us back to the regency with this cover! He illustrates our couple in an embrace and our heroine is very feminine in a purple riding habit with her hat discarded behind. The hero is in dark green, which is a color Kass doesn't use much but makes his coat and waistcoat stand out. This room seems like a 1800's version of a man cave with a comfortable couch and deer head trophy on the wall.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Allan Kass illustrates an interesting scene here with our hero highwayman holding up the carriage where we assume the heroine had been traveling inside! Her coat of blue is exquisite and her bonnet is a perfect match. We get a glimpse of a peach dress underneath. The hero is casually dressed and brandishes a long pistol. Note the detail of the carriage, horses, and driver behind.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Allan Kass gives us an action pose for this cover. We see the hero rescuing the heroine from an overturned carriage. He carries her from the accident and her hair and skirts give us the feel of motion and movement. Again Kass uses autumnal colors for the clothing and landscape.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Allan Kass illustrates our couple while out riding. Our heroine wears a simple, yet elegant green riding habit while our hero is autumnal in brown. I like her white blouse sleeves protruding from her habit's sleeves. They seem enchanted with each other and we hope for a happy ending.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Allan Kass created a few Victorian covers and they are always a treat to view. I especially like this one because it is bright and cheery with our couple standing near a park. The heroine's ornate blue gown is edged with lace and tiers most becomingly. Her hair is swept close to her head and she carries a straw hat. The hero is plainly dressed in black but also elegant. It's almost as if he's telling her not to go away.