Friday, December 10, 2010

A King in Love

A King in Love is #169 in the Bantam series and was published February 1983. It had a previous hardback publication in the Doubleday Book Club in 1982.

King Maximilian of Valdastien is being pressured to marry due to the political unrest in Europe, so he decides to visit the surrounding countries in order to find a Queen! On his visit to Aldross, Princess Zita is ordered to stay above stairs so that she won't interfere with the King's meeting with her sister, Princess Sophie. For a lark, she pretends to be a waitress at the inn where the king is staying and that's how they meet and fall in love!

I've always thought this a pretty cover with our heroine wearing the full skirted native costume of Aldross. It's a tender moment of our couple's reuniting. Very colorful and scenic.

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