The beautiful Lady Venetia Brook who is at a Convent school in Paris is astonished when she
is told by the Mother Superior she is to return home at once. When she arrives her father tells her he has sent for her because she is to marry the Duke of Rockinston in a fortnight’s time. She is horrified at the idea and learns from her Godmother that the Duke, who is one of the most handsome and charming bachelors in London, has been caught red-handed leaving the Countess of Darran’s house at three o’clock in the morning.
Her husband, the Earl, is absolutely furious and determined to destroy him. The only way the Duke can save his family from scandal and the Countess from a divorce is by announcing his engagement to someone else and being married as quickly as possible. He does not meet Venetia before the wedding day as he goes to Scotland to tell his mother, whom he adores, of his marriage. How the Duke, feeling he will be bored with a young and brainless girl, decides they will spend their honeymoon in Paris. How Venetia persuades the Duke that they must be friends until they fall in
love. How it all turns out very differently from what he expected. How they forget when they return to England that the Earl is waiting for his revenge, is all told in this captivating romance by BARBARA CARTLAND.
Barbara Cartland was the world’s most prolific novelist who wrote an amazing 723 books in her lifetime, of which no less than 644 were romantic novels with worldwide sales of over 1 billion copies and her books were translated into 36 different languages. As well as romantic novels, she wrote historical biographies, 6 autobiographies, theatrical plays and books of advice on life, love, vitamins and cookery. She wrote her first book at the age of 21 and it was called Jigsaw. It became an immediate bestseller and sold 100,000 copies in hardback in England and all over Europe in translation. Between the ages of 77 and 97 she increased her output and wrote an incredible 400 romances as the demand for her romances was so strong all over the world. She wrote her last book at the age of 97 and it was entitled perhaps prophetically The Way to Heaven. Her books have always been immensely popular in the United States where in 1976 her current books were at numbers 1 & 2 in the B. Dalton bestsellers list, a feat never achieved before or since by any author. Barbara Cartland became a legend in her own lifetime and will be best remembered for her wonderful romantic novels so loved by her millions of readers throughout the world, who have always collected her books to read again and again, especially when they feel miserable or depressed. Her books will always be treasured for their moral message, her pure and innocent heroines, her handsome and dashing heroes, her blissful happy endings and above all for her belief that the power of love is more important than anything else in everyone’s life."