Monday, September 28, 2009
The Judgement of Love
The Judgement of Love is #91 in the Bantam series and was published in September 1978. It is the story of Astara, who promises her guardian to choose one of his three nephews as her husband. She loves paintings and is intrigued by Vulcan, the nephew who is also a painter!
Francis Marshall paints our couple as the heroine is modeling for the hero. She wears a regency dress with flounces while he is dressed as a typical artist! Note the funny mask on the wall! It's a very pretty cover and a nice romance story!
The guardian in the story was a collector of art and many aristocrats during this time were also collectors. Some of the great houses had paintings by many famous artists and it's fascinating to visit these places now and see their art treasures!