Thursday, September 24, 2009

Love, Lords, and Ladybirds

Love, Lords, and Ladybirds is #87 in the Bantam series and was published in July 1978. Petrina is the ward of the Earl of Staverton and is attracted to him after she leaves school, but he is interested only in his mistresses and plans to marry Petrina off. However, she is determined to marry only him and fireworks ensue!

Francis Marshall illustrates our regency couple at a ball and our heroine is beautifully dressed in a white gown decorated with ribbons and flowers. Our hero is dashing in a black and gold decorated jacket.

I'm astounded as I go through these books how many Cartland set during the regency. During this time, gothic romances were very popular, but regencies were being bought and publishers began releasing series for those voracious readers who had been reading Heyer and Cartland and were wanting more!

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