Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The Wild Unwilling Wife
The Wild, Unwilling Wife is #86 in the Bantam series and was published in June 1978. It is the story of Jarita, who is being forced to marry Lord Vernham after the death of his cousin. She has some exciting adventures before she realizes that she and Lord Vernham may be able to have a relationship and maybe, love!
Francis Marshall paints our couple outside with some wild animals in a personal zoo. Very wealthy Englishman could afford a menagerie and zoos were becoming popular with people who had only seen pictures of these animals! Note the high knot of our heroine's hairdo, which is late regency/early victorian in style! A very appealing scene!