Sunday, January 10, 2010

Broken Barriers


Broken Barriers is the next Cartland book illustrated by Francis Marshall. This book was published by Pyramid (US) in September 1976. This book is a classic lovers quadrangle about Carlotta, Norman, Hector, and Skye who all end up falling in love or attracted to the wrong person. Can Cartland fix the romantic mess?

Francis Marshall shows our hero giving the heroine a beautiful bracelet? pin? to match the other jewels that she is wearing. Her white dress and shawl accentuates the emeralds! This is a typical FM pose with a beautiful and rich couple. It is definitely a "pick me up and buy me" cover!

After her first 100 or so books, Cartland made a point of writing romance set in the 1800's and early 1900's. I would imagine that the swinging '60's didn't appeal to her sense of romance and it was easier to write of a past elegant time.

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