Sunday, October 4, 2009
The Ghost who Fell in Love
The Ghost who Fell in Love is #97 in the Bantam series and was published in January 1979. It is the story of Demelza and how her brother rents their home to the Earl of Trevarnon for Ascot week at an enormous rate! However, since the party is for men only, Demelza needs to leave, but has no where to go, so she decides to hide within the house and if seen, pretend to be the White Lady, ghost of the house. How she meets the earl and he saves her is the plot of one of my favorite Cartland romances!
Francis Marshall draws our couple after a carriage accident which has thrown the heroine. She is dressed in white and the hero has rescued her from her fall. Note the open carriage and the mile marker in the background! A pretty cover for a great book!
Ascot race began in 1711 and is still run today. It is still an exclusive event and tickets are given by the Lord Chamberlain. It is memorialized in My Fair Lady!