Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Necklace of Love

The Necklace of Love is #81 in the Camfield series and was published in May 1990. Set in 1839, Kezia and her brother, Perry, dream up a plan to pretend to be married after the Marquis of Bayeux, who is a wild, but rich rake, decides to purchase the heirloom necklace which they own and will solve their penniless situation. However, Kezia didn't plan on falling in love with the Marquis or facing the wrath of his lovely mistress!

This cover shows our heroine being carried by the hero, as if she has fainted. She wears a modish Victorian styled gown of green, richly decorated, which flatters her red hair. The room they stand in may be the Marquis's chateau, but looks like a museum! It's too bad we don't see the necklace of the title, but I guess that would be too greedy!

Friday, December 30, 2011

A Very Special Love

A Very Special Love is #80 in the Camfield series and was published in April 1990. The Marquis of Okehampton found out that he had inherited a ward who needed to be rescued from a false convent! So he jumps onto his yacht and travels to Cornwall to meet Zia, who is being coerced because of her fortune! The next thing to do is to marry her off, but the Marquis becomes concerned because his ward is rich and because, just maybe, he wants her for his own!

We see on the cover the rescue of our heroine, who is still wearing her nuns robe as they climb onto the yacht that carries them off to safety. They seem to finally look at each other and this looks like a happy moment. I like the setting of the wharf and the ship in the background.