For years Celina Storton had been in love with Robin, the Earl of Torrington, but he spent his time in Paris, pursuing beautiful women and the more the merrier.
Then his mother's illness forced him to return to England, where she demanded that he marry quickly, as she had not long to live.
She had chosen his bride for him -- Celina.
He was horrified by this threat to his liberty, but since Celina was an old friend and as he loved his mother, he agreed.
Only when the wedding was over did his mother reveal that she was not as ill as she had seemed.
Furious at the way he had been tricked into marriage, Robin turned on his wife, certain that she must have been party to the deception. But Celina was innocent and became angry at his accusations.
She was ready to walk out on him, but then she discovered that his tenants had been ill-treated during his long absences in Paris.
She set out to improve their lives, and became so determined to achieve this end that she almost forgot her husband.
Robin was not used to women who stood up to him or ignored him. But his wife did both and he found himself intrigued.
But neither of them had reckoned with a man who sought revenge on Robin for putting him in prison, and who had finally tracked him down.
What happened when he broke into their home and tried to kill Celina, is all told in this exciting, romantic novel 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.