Monday, January 11, 2010

The Captive Heart


The Captive Heart was published by Arrow (UK) and my copy is the 1975 printing. This is a story about Sabina, a girl from the vicarage who is engaged to a local aristocrat which will do much to raise the fortunes of her family. While on vacation to Monte Carlo, she meets a gypsy who makes her realize that she can't marry her fiance! Can she leave her life and marry a poor gypsy?

Francis Marshall shows our couple on a bridge in the middle of a city. Our heroine is pretty in a fashion of the 1870's and our hero is dashing in gypsy garb. His shirt is embroidered in red and looks very fancy and also sets off his sash! I like the twilight of the cover and the little star that he holds up to her. It's a interesting cover and a great story!

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