Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Castle Made for Love

The Castle Made for Love is #76 in the Bantam series and was published in December 1977. It is the story of Yola, who is a countess in France and lives in a beautiful castle, but is stunned to find out that she is promised in marriage to the Marquis de Montereau. She decides to travel to Paris and teach the marquis to love her for herself, instead of a wealthy countess!

Francis Marshall paints a beautiful, vibrant cover of our couple! Our heroine is stunning in a red bustle dress which is eye catching and compliments the hero's evening dress. Note her matching red gloves, hair ornament, and ribbon! They stand in a lobby which is beautifully decorated with trees and flowers.

The castle described by Cartland is the Castle of Usse, which inspired Perrault to write "Sleeping Beauty" and is said to have inspired Walt Disney's story castles!

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