Friday, June 25, 2010

LOL: His Official Fiancee

September 1978 saw the publication of His Official Fiancee by Berta Ruck, condensed for Barbara Cartland's Library of Love series. It's the classic story of the working girl who agrees to become engaged to help the boss because she needs the money he offers her to do so! Of course, they end up falling in love in the end!

Francis Marshall illustrates a favorite cover of mine, because I grew up near the ocean and this could have been my beach! Our couple kneel in the sand while we see the ocean and deep sky behind. They wear bathing suits and it's probably FM's only cover with characters thus attired! You can almost hear the seagulls and feel the sea air! Love it!

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