Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Solita and the Spies is #71 in the Camfield series and was published in July 1989. Solita arrives at her guardian's castle to find out that he has forgotten he had a ward and that a wily Russian princess who is out to entrap him! How she manages to save him and they end up in India is the plot of this interesting romance.
Our couple stand in the bright sunlight of India after taking a ride. The yellow cover emphasizes the heat and light. Our heroine is lovely in a ribbon and ruffled dress of the 1880's. The servant in the background is almost redundant.
Monday, September 26, 2011
The Passionate Princess is #70 in the Camfield series and was published in June 1989. Princess Thea flees an arranged marriage to a neighboring monarch and meets Nikos, an attractive artist. She is intrigued by him but realizes that she can't marry him until they meet up with an adventure among the gypsies!
We see our couple meeting in the cover of this book. Our heroine has left her horse and is looking at the picture that the artist hero is creating. Her green riding habit blends into the woods and water. It's a peaceful and bright cover.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Revenge is Sweet is #69 in the Camfield series and was published in May 1989. Valessa Chester, agrees to play a prank on the Marquis of Wyndonbury in exchange for money when it all goes wrong and she finds herself married to him!
This is an interesting cover of our couple. They look as if they're in a foreign place, even though we see the Union Jack flying! Our heroine sits primly in a carriage while the hero gazes at her. Her dress has a Victorian look while the hero is mainly in Regency garb.
Note the palm trees in the background!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
A Knight in Paris is #68 in the Camfield series and was published in April 1989. The Earl of Charncliffe travels to Paris chasing after the Incomparable, but finds a treasure in a lovely Comtesse, just after he becomes engaged to the other lady. Can a miracle of true love still happen?
I like this cover because we have a rarity: a brunette heroine! It's so rare to see them on Barbara Cartland's covers! Our couple are at a reception with the emperor Napoleon. The drawing room is very ornately decorated and the guests are dressed finely. It's an interesting cover and would make me want to read the story.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The Perfume of the Gods is #67 in the Camfield series and was published in March 1989. Medina Tewin, disguised as an Arab boy, agrees to guide the Marquis of Anglestone into Mecca! She is perturbed at his plan and afraid that she may fall in love with the handsome peer!
This is a simple, but beautiful cover done by an unknown artist. We see our couple standing near their camp by an oasis. The sun and sand look hot, but they are in the shade of a tree. I like their expressions as they gaze upon one another and the heroine's beautiful robes.
Friday, September 2, 2011
The Lovely Liar is #66 in the Camfield series and was published in February 1989. Noella Wakefield had to deceive the Earl of Ravensdale since she was a pawn in a scoundrel's deadly scheme. However, fate and love had a different part for both of them to play!
This is a pretty cover! I like the heroine's 1840's Victorian full blue gown with her puffed hairdo that echoes the gown! Our hero still favors the garments of the past regency. They are in a curio room full with interesting dishes and objects of art.