Saturday, September 19, 2009

Love Leaves at Midnight


Love Leaves at Midnight is #82 in the Bantam series and was published in March 1978. It is the story of Xenia, who meets her cousin after a mix up in a railway accident. Her cousin is in love with an Englishman but is on her way to marry another. Xenia and her cousin end up changing places for a few weeks, but can both find love in such a short time?

Francis Marshall creates an beautiful cover of our couple walking near a waterfall. The heroine's blue and green riding habit seem to mimic the colors of the water and foliage. The hero stands out in his blue jacket. I love the jade green trim of the heroine's dress, boots, and hat.

During the 1800's in Europe, royalty married only other royalty. Queen Victoria was notorious for placing her relatives on the thrones of Europe!

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