Thursday, November 5, 2009
Women Have Hearts
Women Have Hearts is #115 in the Bantam series and was published in January 1980. It is the story of Kelda, who is an orphan working as a teacher in a school when she is told to escort one of the students to her uncle in Dakar, Senegal, Africa! She is excited to be able to leave her drudgery and finds love at the end of the journey!
Francis Marshall shows our couple in an outdoors scene. Our heroine looks cool in white muslin and glances back at the hero, who is dressed in typical hot climate clothing for the 1900's! Notice the colorful native ladies in the street!
The French colonization of Senegal was different in that it was encouraged for European women to emigrate and Cartland mentions that in 1926 there were 1500 women who made an impact on the social life of the country.