Cartland would later attribute this downturn to the suicide of her paternal grandfather, James Cartland, who, she claimed, was a financier who shot himself in the wake of bankruptcy. Cartland soon became successful as a society reporter after , and a writer of romantic fiction. Cartland admitted she was inspired in her early work by the novels of Edwardian author Elinor Glyn , whom she idolized and eventually befriended. Barbara Cartland in Marriage and relationships[ edit ] According to an obituary published in The Daily Telegraph , [3] Cartland reportedly broke off her first engagement, to a Guards officer, when she learned about sexual intercourse and recoiled. This claim fits with her image in later life as a representative of a generation for whom such matters were never discussed, but sits uneasily with her having produced work in the s which was controversial at the time for its sexual subject matter.

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Merg A very good VHS video cassette. She persuaded the H to become more optimistic about his future, even though he was a jealous and possessive idiot because cousin Gervase had lied and spread nasty rumours about her. Either way it meant dishonor — and the end of her dreams. With her freedom lost on the turn of a card, Serena is bound by a debt of honour to marry. At various parts of the story he says romantic things in babrara strange way, to her.

Yes her own words! Barbara Cartland McCorquodale passed away on 21 Maywith still unpublished manuscripts, that are being published posthumously. The characters are well-written, flexible and variably responsive to the developments of the plot, and I enjoyed the double perspective which revealed the inner thoughts and feelings of the two antagonistic characters, Serena, and the Marchioness. But then a cruel fate dealt her a shattering blow. A Saga of Hearts 2 books. Mar 11, Mira rated it really liked it Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet.

I think I remember the plot of his novel more because of the movie than the novel but ah well. Father bet his 14yr old daughter to a rich man Lord or Baron? She looked her in the face and said: It has everything you could want, a brilliant story, a gorgeous leading man! Can the course of true love run smoothly for them? I was fooled by Helena Bonham Carters excellent interpretation. Aug 17, Genieve Ong rated it it was ok. A Hazard Of Hearts. T E helpme barbaracartland. She also finds out that her heart beats much faster, when she is next to Justin.

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Published 02 February After her mother died when Serena Staverley was just nine, her father, Sir Giles, indulged his deep passion for gambling, leaving his only child in charge of an impoverished household. Now a stunningly beautiful young woman, Serena is mortified to hear that her father has been killed in a duel. Worse still, it seems that he went willingly, even deliberately to his death. But why?


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Meztikora Suspend my disbelief, but do not force me to think that this is an alternate universe. Which leads to her being abducted by that hazarr boar, when Justins bitch of a mother solds her. Hazard of Hearts Barbara Cartland No preview available — The dowager marchioness is despicable, immoral, vicious, selfish, hzzard with controlling her sonand addicted to gambling and opium. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin.


A Hazard of Hearts

Start your review of A Hazard of Hearts Write a review Shelves: virginal-heroine , sexy-hot-hero , beautiful-heroine , fucked-up-relatives , hero-celibate-during-separation , heroine-celibate-during-separation , hero-was-a-stubborn-asshole , badass-hero , pathetic-ow , no-sex This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Serena finds herself at the mercy of Justin after her father gambles with the H and loses; the end result is that the heroine loses not only her home, Staverley, but also her freedom because her father had gambled away her hand in marriage. After he lost the wager, her father then went and got killed in a duel. The issue of the marriage is put on hold for a while until they get to know each other better. But, there are bigger problems lying in wait at Mandrake. You must be careful.

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