Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Out of Reach
Out of Reach is an Arrow (UK) publication written by Barbara Cartland in 1970. Lydia Stanfield has been confined to a wheelchair for the past 6 years and sees her marriage crumble as her handsome husband, Ivan, a musician, has been having affairs. Since she can't change him, she tries to notice the problems and concerns of others and hopes, someday, to regain her mobility.
Francis Marshall illustrates our couple and shows the differences in their health with our hero, strong and healthy, while his wife is confined to the wheelchair. We see a visitor in a bikini and the couple's grown children in the water behind. It's an interesting cover because we can't tell if the visitor is a threat to the marriage or just another friend of the children! I like the touches of the lemonade and glasses on the table and the yellow and green combined make it seem like a warm summer day!