Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Enchanted Moment

The Enchanted Moment was published by Arrow (UK) in 1971 and Pyramid (US) in 1976.

This is a story about Sally St. Vincent, who leaves the countryside after her aunts death and travels to London to live with her mother, the actress Lynn Lystell. Secrets abound when she is engaged to Anthony Thorne, but attracted to his brother, Guy!

Francis Marshall illustrates both covers for this book and the Arrow one shows our couple outside. They are dressed rather formally and seem to have been walking. I like the dog on this cover, which is unusual!

The Pyramid cover has the hero in a knights armor, which seems very funny! Our heroine is simply dressed in a sweater and they seem to be walking over rough terrain in a dark forest. I like how her clothes and haircut are in fashion NOW!

Cartland trivia: Barbara usually used names that ended in "a" for her heroines and this is one of the few books that didn't!

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