Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Music from the Heart
Music from the Heart is #157 in the Bantam series and was published in May 1982. Ilouka is traveling to stay with a relative when she is involved in a carriage accident and is persuaded to continue on to the Earl of Lavenham's home in order to help a poor actor with his performance in the Earl's private theatre. The Earl is enchanted with this newest performer and offers to make her his mistress!
This scene pictured is after the Earl saves Ilouka from one of his houseguests, who has intruded into her bedchamber. It's a tender and caring picture and I like the red and orange lights which echo our heroine's hair color.