Monday, October 26, 2009
Love Climbs In
Love Climbs In is #108 in the Bantam series and was published in September 1979.
Now before you comment that these are 2 different covers....I know! I couldn't figure out why Francis Marshall drew a modern 1920's cover for a regency story until I read #109 and realized that Bantam put the wrong cover art on this book and #109 A Nightingale Sang! The British Corgi version has the correct art!
Love Climbs In is the story of Valeta, who becomes the ward of the Marquis of Troon. He falls in love with her after his engagement to Lady Dilys. How she rescues a climbing boy and is rescued by the Marquis is the exciting tale of this story!!
I'll discuss the Corgi cover. Francis Marshall illustrates our hero saving our heroine from a villain. She is dressed in white muslin with a dark sash and has long flowing hair. It looks as if they are in an inn room and have help in dispatching the villain. It's a pretty cover and I wish it was on the correct Bantam book. As far as I know, this was the only time Bantam made a mistake in cover placement, which is remarkable considering they published 2 different Cartland books a month!