Tuesday, January 12, 2010
The Coin of Love
The Coin of Love was published by Arrow (UK) and my copy is from 1968. This story is about Cleona who travels with her cousin Beryl to Italy. Beryl is engaged to Lord Raven and many adventures occur before all three realize that they love the wrong persons! This book is set during the Regency period: 1811-1820 and Barbara Cartland was my first adventure in reading regency romances, which I love to this day!
Francis Marshall illustrates a simple cover showing our hero rescuing the heroine. Her bonnet has fallen off and I wonder if she had been on the runaway horse? It's almost a sketch, but gives the reader the full feeling of emotion. Click on the picture to enlarge!