Thursday, October 14, 2010
A Shaft of Sunlight
A Shaft of Sunlight is #149 in the Bantam series and was published in December 1981. Giona meets the Duke of Alverstode when he visits her uncle's house in order to look over her cousin as a potential mate for his cousin and ward. He rescues Giona, who is abused by her uncle, and takes her to his grandmother thinking that she might be a suitable wife for his cousin!
The scene on this cover is when Giona is being presented to the Duke after staying with his grandmother. She is healthy and wears a pretty regency gown decorated with flowers. We see the sunset in the window behind them which illuminates Giona. It's a colorful picture.