Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Kiss of Paris

The Kiss of Paris is another of the Cartland books that has 2 different covers illustrated by Francis Marshall! The Pyramid book was published in December 1976 and the Arrow (UK) version was published in July 1971.

This is a story about Sheena, whose uncle has come to be a governess to the children of the Mariposian Embassy under false pretenses. When she falls in love, she realizes that she's trapped in a web of lies and dangerous intrigue.

The Pyramid (US) version shows our couple in Paris with the Eiffel Tower in the background and sharing a tender moment. I like this cover! Our heroine is a very pretty girl, dressed in clothes that would look modern nowadays, and you can see why the hero is attracted to her.

The Arrow (UK) cover seems set in the 1950's. Our heroine is pretty in a green gauzy dress and looks as if she's had an enjoyable evening with the hero. They stand near the Seine and it's a pretty cover and great city illustration.

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