Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Rhapsody of Love

The Rhapsody of Love is #61 in the Bantam series and was published in April 1977. It is the story of Orlena and her brother, who find out after the death of their father that they are not poor, but quite wealthy! He leaves them in the care of the Earl of Ulverston who ends up not being elderly at all, but young and handsome!

Francis Marshall paints an illustration of our couple in a circus where she is leaning up against a piano that she had been playing and our hero rushes in to save her from the flames in the background. Note the man yelling for help! Our heroine is dressed in a full coral dress that would be about 10 years old. The use of color conveys the danger inside the room!


  1. hello..i remember a book also titled 'rhapsody of love',the heroine named 'Panthea' did you know any book about it.i thought it was Barbara Cartland's.i like your blog :)

  2. Cupid Rides Pillion is the title of the Cartland book with the heroine named Panthea! It was made into a movie with Hugh Grant called: The Lady and the Highwayman! Enjoy!