A Duel of Hearts

A Duel of Hearts Could she set free from the secret that threatened their love They were strangers meeting by destiny in a lonely moonlit wood Because of an indiscretion Lady Caroline Faye finds herself in a moonli

  • Title: A Duel of Hearts
  • Author: Barbara Cartland
  • ISBN: 9780090003709
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Paperback
  • Could she set free from the secret that threatened their love They were strangers, meeting by destiny in a lonely, moonlit wood Because of an indiscretion, Lady Caroline Faye finds herself in a moonlit glade beside the body of a dead man, and his murderer Rescued by Lord Vane Brecon, she conceals her true identity, but secretly swears to repay him.Returned to her glitterCould she set free from the secret that threatened their love They were strangers, meeting by destiny in a lonely, moonlit wood Because of an indiscretion, Lady Caroline Faye finds herself in a moonlit glade beside the body of a dead man, and his murderer Rescued by Lord Vane Brecon, she conceals her true identity, but secretly swears to repay him.Returned to her glittering world of balls and adoring suitors, Lady Caroline remembered only the despairing eyes of the nobly handsome man who called himself Lord Brecon And later, when she found he was in danger of his life, she left the glamorous whirl of an heiress to find the one man who haunted her dreams.But when Lady Caroline tried to warn him, she was shocked to find how little he cared to live Only when Brecon s enemy appeared and forced them to take desperate measures did she learn of a sinister secret and the true reason for his despair.

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    1. Mary Sue Nancy Drew Lady Caroline Faye goes undercover to solve the mystery of Lord Brecon, the most handsome man she had ever seen. (Because Cartland heroines don't truck with mediocre males.) Caroline finds herself embroiled in blackmail, murder, a homicidal maniac, new loves, long lost loves, and secret babies.

    2. Properly crafted romance, with all the necessary ingredients - adventure, love, passion, secrets, scheming -, where the clever and brave (and beautiful) heroine (of full 17 years) decides to risk everything in order to save her true love.

    3. Plagiarized?Fun, light, seemingly borrowed from georgette heyer -- so much from the reluctant widow -- but good light romance. Must be one of her earlier books since its a bit better written. The race and class distinctions are eye opening

    4. Still Love it!When I was a teenager, this was a favorite. Now I'm older and married and still find it enthralling. I recommend this sweet book that still has heart pounding intrigue.

    5. Read this novel and see the movie if you can as well. I think I remember the plot of his novel more because of the movie than the novel but ah well. I remember this with great fondness. I love all of Ms Cartland novels since I read them when I was young and these were readily available at my best friends house. We grew up on these novels so these are coloured rose pink for me. I know they have not aged well especially the silly stuttering of the heroines but I choose to ignore that and remain in [...]

    6. One of my all time favoritesI saw the movie ages ago and loved it, so I very much wanted to read the book. I wasn't disappointed. Though a little different from the movie, which I expected, it was a wonderful story of love and intrigue. My main complaint is that it needs a copy editor in the worst way. I can't believe this came from a publisher.

    7. NOPE. (view spoiler)[The disabled child treated as a monster and locked up for its entire life was probably quite acceptable in Cartland's day, but I couldn't stomach it. (hide spoiler)]

    8. One of my New Year Resolutions this year was to write a review, however short, of everything I read. I don't really know where to begin reviewing this one tho! My lingering emotion after closing the book is a sort of ferocious indignation, really. I picked it up because Barbara Cartland is v famous and I've never read anything by her. To start with I thought the book was way less OTT/melodramatic than I'd been expecting, given her reputation. And by the end I was just appalled by what a feeble s [...]

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