Saturday, May 31, 2014
This is a favorite cover by Allan Kass. I like it because it's reminiscent of one of my favorite cities: Charleston, SC. Our hero and heroine stand inside a walled garden or courtyard. The heroine's white dress is plain but pretty and she looks in love as the hero bends to kiss her.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Allan Kass shows our couple on the balcony overlooking a maze or garden. Dressed for a masquerade, they have stepped outside for a breath of air in the twilight. The heroine's hair is powdered and she wears a pretty gown of blue with a gold underdress. The hero's gold waistcoat echos her outfit.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Allan Kass depicts a typical Georgian couple sitting outside on a summer day. The hero is enchanted with the heroine, who is elegant in a flowing golden dress. We see a modest house behind them and it's a very romantic picture.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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!
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Allan Kass illustrates our couple sitting in a bar with our heroine acting as a barmaid possibly to fool the man entering the door. Her outfit is typically countrified but note her earrings and bracelets! The hero is resplendent in gold and lace and has a look of Hugh Grant from his Barbara Cartland movie day!
Monday, May 26, 2014
Allan Kass creates an intimate picture of our couple with her brushing her hair as he enters the room. She is a lovely Kass heroine while the hero looks the soldier in his armor and bearing. Note the heavy wood detail which gives a feel of an old rustic building.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
This story features Charity and is set during England's Civil War. She is in love with her neighbor Darrell Conyngton who soon leaves for war. Unfortunately his jealous cousin shows up and plots to take over his home and future wife!
Allan Kass shows our couple seated outside but having a sweeping view of the countryside. Our heroine is pretty in her blue gown while the hero looks like a gallant from the days of Charles I! I like the slit sleeves both wear and the colors of the sky.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Allan Kass gives us a cover ready for action as we see our hero prepared to defend himself against the villain in black. Our heroine is pleading with him, looking very pretty while she does so. I hope you'll enjoy this very different cover illustration by Kass!
Friday, May 16, 2014
This is a very pretty cover by Allan Kass. I like the Georgian clothing which is a bit fuller and fussier than the later Regency styles. Our heroine's dress is low cut but very full skirted. The hero's cravet and cuffs are real lace! I also like seeing the heroine's long hair, which wasn't the style in the future. Note the rose arbor and cute fountain.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
This cover by Allan Kass shows our heroine trying to help her wounded hero. I wish the couple were featured a bit more so that we could see all of the detail of her dress and his expression. This story was set around 1700, so it's interesting to see the difference in garments from the regency covers that Allan usually illustrates.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Allan Kass shows our couple in front of a window where the hero is reading and the heroine comes to check on his arm. I like the Georgian style clothing and the simple but comfortable details of this room. I think the hero is wishing to spend the day outside, but can't because of his wound.
Friday, May 9, 2014
Allan Kass illustrates a suitable eerie cover for this book. We have the haunted mansion, dead tree, and creepy guy hovering over the young and innocent heroine, who holds a clue to whatever is happening in said mansion! It's always fun to see a Kass illustrated gothic! If you find one that I've missed, contact me.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Lady Olivia Dunbar was the beauty of the season and could have her pick of gentleman until someone proposed a seemingly certain wager to add the awkward, unfashionable Lord Ramsay to her list of conquests.
Allan Kass shows our couple outside on a spring day. The heroine is gorgeous in purple while the not unattractive hero is simply dressed in riding habit. Note the detail of the iron decorated windows and creeping flowers.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Allan Kass illustrates this cover showing our couple on their way out the door to a party or ball. The heroine is dressed very elegantly in green and gold, which go well with her red hair. I like that it seems like a moment caught in time where both are amicable with each other.