Saturday, October 31, 2009

Who Can Deny Love?

Who Can Deny Love is #111 in the Bantam series and was published in November 1979. Cyrilla meets the Marquis of Fane while her father is dying. Because her father was an artist, Fane is interested in his art, but after he dies, they realize that they love each other. Circumstances occur to separate them, but all goes well in this great Cartland romance!

Francis Marshall shows our heroine as the subject of the painting! She is pretty in a simple empire muslin dress and our hero is dashing in a greatcoat. The painting is beautiful and the room looks like a garret! I like Marshall's simple, full regency dress and ballet slippers!

The 1800's were a great time for artists. They were able to make a living and their work was valued. Many people wanted paintings of themselves or their families and other artists made a name for themselves painting landscapes and even animals! The Prince Regent (George IV) was a collector and it became fashionable to follow him in his passions!

Sharp eyed reader Tracey J found this photo and sent the comment below! Thank you, Tracey!!


  1. There is another Francis Marshall painting for Who Can Deny Love, although I don't know if it was ever printed as a cover. On the Barbara Cartland website it is listed as a reissue as part of the Eternal Collection. The painting can be found there. It is a beautiful painting, and I prefer it to the original Bantam cover. Here is the link: