This is Love
When the spirited young Lady Athina Ling was forced to stay the night at a Posting Inn, she heard the screams of a small boy being savagely beaten by Lord Brunham, his stepfather. She vowed to rescue the child woefully mistreated, and very early next morning she takes him to his uncle's manor house. The Marquess of Rockingdale was excessively attractive -- Society's spoiled and notorious darling. Too much so -- Queen Victoria would appoint him her Master of the Horse only if he married... or at the very least, produced a fiancée. Athina agreed to the masquerade for the boy's sake, but when they joined forces to defy a desperate enemy, a charade of Love became genuine -- Heaven's truest Gift of Bliss....
A Battle of Love.
Devastated by the treachery of the woman he loves, the Marquis of Kenworth leaves London and the Prince Regent's intimate circle of pleasure loving friends, to join the Duke of Wellington's army as plain Captain Ivan Worth. Facing hardship and the grim reality of battle he is convinced that no woman can ever be trusted to love him for himself, rather than his title, and turns his back on romance forever. Now, wounded by a shell from a French gun, he is in Paris, an invalid guest of his close friend the Duke, waiting for his wound to heal and nursing his broken heart. Into this house of despair comes Shenda, the beautiful daughter of Lord Linbury, who is orphaned after the death of her esteemed, but poverty stricken father. Alone in the world, she has travelled to Paris to fulfill her father's last wish that she seek the protection of his old friend, the Duke of Wellington. Still celebrating his victory at the Battle of Waterloo, the Duke quickly realises that his new ward is young and innocent, as well as beautiful. Knowing that his reputation with women precludes Shenda from staying in his own house, he sets her the task of nursing Captain Worth. Despite her patient's rages and his obvious disgust for women, Shenda enthusiastically sets to work, using her mother's traditional herbal remedies in place of the synthetic medicines prescribed by the French doctors. But are Shenda's powers of healing enough to make the cantankerous Captain change his mind and allow her to stayOr will he cast her out onto the dirty, rough streets of ParisAs she plays her music for him, putting her heart and soul into every piece, can she soothe his troubled mind as well as heal the bullet hole in his shoulderOr will she be cast out onto the streets of Paris to fend for herself?
The Temptation of Torilla
The Marquis of Havingham visits his mother in Harrogate to tell her he intends to marry Lady Beryl Fern, the most acclaimed beauty in the Prince Regent’s circle. This should be the happiest day of his life – he is handsome, fabulously wealthy and now about to be a bridegroom. There is only one cloud on the horizon – he is not in love. Convinced that true love is not worth the heartache, and that marriage to the 'Incomparable’ Lady Beryl, will work because of their shared interests and position amongst the Beau Monde, only his mother is worried that he may be making a terrible mistake.For Torilla, the daughter of a clergyman working in the deprived mining village of Barrowfield, the news of the wedding means travelling South to be her cousin, Lady Beryl’s, bridesmaid. Torilla is excited, not only about the wedding, but also the opportunity to return to the genteel parish she and her father left after the tragic death of her mother. For a young woman who has spent time amongst the grime and squalor of the mines, the lavish preparations and generosity of her cousin seem at times almost overwhelming.But as the wedding draws ever nearer Torilla cannot help wondering how attached the betrothed couple really are to each other. Their relationship is certainly nothing like the perfect soul mates that the cousins used to dream of. Afraid to question her cousin, Torilla unknowingly shares the same concerns as the Marquis’ mother. Can a marriage really work that is based only on convenienceAnd as Torilla gets to know the Marquis better she becomes even more convinced that this is not a match made in heaven. But will anyone be brave enough to say somethingWith her feelings in turmoil and filled with concern for the future happiness of all, Torilla certainly hopes so.
A Revolution of Love
Drogo Forde was a master in Queen Victoria's Secret Service. Yet when, on a street in exotic Kozan chance dropped Thekla into his life, he was taken utterly aback. The adventurous beauty was obviously sheltered and of high birth. But when the revolution struck Kozan, Drogo learned that Thekla was the Royal Princess herself! Marrying him, a penniless soldier, would cost Thekla her Royal title -- a situation Drogo's own breeding could never allow. Yet amid the danger, love triumphed, higher and more joyous than any earthly crown!
A Coronation of Love.
Bride, widow - but never a wife - young English-born Aldrina found herself Queen of Saria, burdened with the cares of State...and teh sinister attentions of a wicked and ambitious royal suitor. Aldrina fled to a Fairytale Palace by the sea to regain, if only for a brief time, her carefree childhood. On the dawnlit shore, she met Juro, as radiant an Apollo as the God of Light himself. But their unspoken pledge could only mean cruel heartbreak - for Aldrina must sacrifice to Duty the crowning, sweet blessing of love's enchanted Realm..
Revenge is Sweet
It seemed a miracle from Heaven itself. Valessa Chester, lovely, alone and penniless, would be splendidly rewarded for her role in a house-party charade, a harmless prank to be played on the arrogant -- and compellingly attractive -- Marquis of Wyndonbury... But what was Valessa's horror to learn was that she was the unwitting instrument of a scorned woman's revenge! Now, the innocent beauty was the unwanted bride of the magnificent Marquis, the man who held her untried heart forevermore, a tender dream of love as unreachable as the distant stars above..
The King Without a Heart
When Lord Rupert Brooke and his wife are killed in an accident, their only child, Titania, was forced to live with her uncle, the Duke of Starbrooke, who had never approved of her father's marriage and did not consider her grand enough to be a member of the Starbrooke family. Titania is forced to serve her cousin Sophie as no more than a lady's maid. Sophie is to marry Prince Frederick of Velidos, a small country in the Balkans and Titania is taken with her to pander to her every whim. Titania is broken-hearted leaving behind her horse which she adores and her Nanny who is the only person who really loves her. When she reaches Velidos, the King, who is the half-brother of Prince Frederick, finds her in tears and does his best to comfort her. Secretly Titania rides with the King early in the morning before her cousin is awake and discovers that he prides himself on having no heart. How she gains the King's confidence, how she manages to save the King from being murdered and how she eventually finds her own happiness, is all told in this unusual and exciting story by BARBARA CARTLAND. If you like Downton Abbey you will love Barbara Cartland.
Love Casts Out Fear
To help the elopement of her worldly cousin, the exquisite Lady Charis, shy, delicately lovely Alecia Stambrook agrees to impersonate her in France at the Headquarters of the Army of Occupation, where her Guardian -- the handsome but frightening Lord Kiniston -- is with the Duke of Wellington. The sheltered, country beauty is terrified of being unmasked and also of losing her newfound joy in a timeless and precious love.
Safe in Paradise
Zarina Bryden is about to be married off to a duke her father's age, so she hatches a plan with a good friend, the Earl of Linwood, and they escape to India but a wary captain makes them marry!
A Dog a Horse and a Heart.
Fleeing from an arranged marriage with the elderly Duke of Dunster, Manella arrives at a small village with her beloved horse, Heron, and her dog, Flash. Assuming a false identity, she takes the position of cook to the Marquis of Buckingdon, with whom she forms a friendship which turns to love.
Love runs in
When a dashing young gentleman runs into Wentmore Hall bleeding from his shoulder and crying, "Save me! Save me! If you cannot hide me, they will kill me!" the quick-witted beautiful young Novella Wentworth hides him in the secret passage that was used centuries ago by Catholic Priests escaping from the wrath of Queen Elizabeth and later the Royalists and the Cromwellians. The young man, Vale Chester, has been shot by Novella’s neighbour, Lord Grimstone, who demands to search the house for his quarry. Novella’s father, a General fighting in the Duke of Wellington’s Army in Spain, never liked Lord Grimstone, so she is naturally suspicious of him and his motives. And sure enough she finds that Vale Chester is a Government agent who suspects Lord Grimstone to be the leader of a smuggling gang landing French luxury goods illegally in England and therefore a traitor, as the English are at war with Napoleon Bonaparte. Taking Vale’s top secret coded message to the Secretary of State for War, Novella finds herself a part of the plan to capture Lord Grimstone and his gang of smugglers and a terrifying adventure begins. Now her own life, as well as Vale’s, is at stake and, as love blossoms in her heart, she finds that it is for his safety that she cares most.
Never Lose Love
Newly orphaned, Josina Marsh faces the daunting prospect of meeting her mother's estranged family at Nevondale Hall. Out of place among the splendors of Nevon, Josina nevertheless falls in love with the handsome Duke. And though he's bound by duty to marry his lovely young cousin, Josina doesn't feel worthy and flees in despair. But neither of them can escape love.
Love Comes to the Castle
Jaela Compton's father has died and she is wanting to return to England from Italy. She is asked to escort an English lady and her daughter back home, but the lady is dying and she must convince her husband to accept the little girl as his daughter.
Love is A Maze
With innocent daring, Davina Brantforde plunged into a forbidden adventure--a Royal Costume Ball in double disguise! But her beauty and enchanting disguise gave way to danger in a centuries-old maze when Davina uncovered a plot against the imperious Duke who had captured her heart!
Only a Dream
Fleeing the shocking advances of a lascivious Lord, innocent Isla Kenway sought safety with the dashing Marquis of Longridge. Penniless and lovely, she was alone in the world, save for the nobleman who enraptured her very soul - and who was captivated by the mystery of the astonishing love that Fate had bestowed upon him. For how could the orphan daughter of a London music hall performer be a lady that put the most aristocratic society beauties to shame?
The Bored Bridegroom
For as long as Lucretia Hedley could remember, she had loved the Merlyncourt estate and its handsome young lord, the Marquis. He was the most desired bachelor in all of Regency England and now, suddenly, she was to become the Marquis' wife and mistress of Merlyncourt.But Lucretia knew the Marquis. She knew he had no patience for innocent, sweet girls. He would soon be bored with her and she would lose him.Lucretia had to change. She was determined to become a woman--a sophisticated, experienced woman of the world. Little did she know that such a transformation would entrap both her and the Marquis in a chilling intrigue of danger adn high adventure
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