Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Love for Sale

Love for Sale is #129 in the Bantam series and was published in November 1980. It is one of the last books that Francis Marshall illustrated before his death.

This story by Cartland is about Udela and how she meets the Duke of Oswestry after his evil brother planned to send her to a brothel. The duke rescues her and they concoct a plan to be engaged while the duke sorts out both his and Udela's troubles.

Francis Marshall died in 1980 and this is one of his last covers. It shows our couple after the hero has rescued the heroine from his brother. She wears a traveling dress and in the background we see horses and a large house. The detail of the planter and stairway is beautiful. Amazing for a man of 80!

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