Wednesday, June 5, 2013
We see the jagged edges of the cliffs in this cover by Allan Kass. This is one of the few where the hero's head seems to be out of sync, but I think it's the white neckcloth collar creating an illusion. It's very rare to see this on a Kass cover. The heroine is pretty but doesn't look as spirited as she is described. I like the scenic background which gives us the impression of a lonely country.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
This is an older cover by Allan Kass but I like the setting by the sea. Both our hero and heroine have been riding and it looks as if they are taking a stroll while admiring the scenery. I like the shades of blue in the water and sky. The hero's riding coat looks very expensive and the heroine's dress of velvet looks warm.
Monday, June 3, 2013
You'd be hard pressed to identify the pretty heroine as a modern lady in this delightful cover by Allan Kass! I like that the heroine is so dark complected and the little touches like the yellow creeper roses and the deer in the background.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
This is a lovely landscape cover by Allan Kass. I really like the sweep of scenery while our couple are in the foreground as focus. Since we only see one horse, it's hard to tell if they had been riding together, but the heroine's outfit does look like a riding habit. I love the colors and textures here along with the evident love that the hero has for the heroine.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Considering that Allan was in his 80's by now, this is a wonderful cover. He told me that some of the demands were beginning to get crazy with the publisher wanting animals on the covers. He felt like the beauty of the Regency period was beginning to make way for gimmicks in order to sell books. Even though this cover has ostriches on it, we also get the elegance of the Regency in the clothing of the couple and see Allan's talent with a landscape.