Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Look, Listen and Love
Look, Listen, and Love is #63 in the Bantam series and was published in May 1977. Tempura Rothley and her beautiful step mother hope to marry quickly in order to avoid financial ruin after the death of her father. She goes to the south of France disguised as a lady's maid for her step mother because they can't afford to hire one. While there, she meets the Duke of Chevingham and falls in love!
Francis Marshall paints a beautiful cover of our couple in an elegant room with a painting nearby that looks like our heroine. The moonlight over the water is romantic and our couple is in love!
Many women found themselves in financial straights after the death of their husbands because any estates or money could be inherited by the next male kin. Called entails, they kept large estates intact. Usually any money a women inherited had to be preserved separately for her use.