Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Magic of Love

The Magic of Love is #59 in the Bantam series and was published in March 1977. It is the story of Melita who is in Martinique to become a governess after the death of her parents. She soon falls in love with the Comte, whose daughter she is keeping and ends up saving his life in this exotic Barbara Cartland novel!

Francis Marshall illustrates a beautiful picture for this cover and it's amazing with the beautiful flowers and foliage. Our heroine is pretty in a light white dress and parasol. The hero is picking a flower from the tree above. The colors and shading is stunning make it a very nice cover!

Martinique is an island in the Caribbean and would have been reached by a sea voyage in the 1840's. It is a French colony and the people speak French and Creole.

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