Saturday, October 3, 2009
The Duke and the Preacher's Daughter
The Duke and the Preacher's Daughter is #96 in the Bantam series and was published in January 1979. It is the story of Benedicta and how she meets the Duke of Kingswood after her preacher father falls ill and they take shelter on his land. The duke sees her arrival as a blessing since he's looking for someone to marry his young cousin and remove him from an unfortunate entanglement. What he doesn't realize is how he falls for Benedicta, himself!
Francis Marshall paints our couple on horseback and in an embrace! It is a gray night and the coat and waistcoat of our hero stand out in the picture. Our heroine is pretty in a simple muslin dress with her hair loose. This is a pretty cover and a great story by Barbara Cartland!