bookmate game
Barbara Cartland

Forced To Marry

With her aging grandfather on his deathbed and not expected by his doctors to live for more than two or three months, it comes as little comfort to the beautiful Gytha Sullivan that he has made her the heiress to his considerable fortune.
What is much worse is Sir Robert Sullivan’s fear that she will be seduced by some ‘smarmy fortune-hunter’, who will squander her inheritance.
And this deep concern of his makes him insist that she marries one or other of her two loathsome cousins, Vincent and Jonathan, who will do anything to take his fortune for themselves.
Desperate to escape from this terrible fate, Gytha goes to visit the Master of the neighbouring estate, the dashingly handsome Lord Locke, whose life her father once saved in the War against Napoleon, and beseeches him to, in turn, save her by becoming engaged to her, thereby making a forced marriage to either of her cousins impossible.
Appalled by the poor girl’s plight his Lordship agrees much to the anger of Gytha’s family and his exotic lover the entrancing Princess Zuleika.
Little does Lord Locke know that, as he gains a false fiancée, he is truly about to lose his heart!
141 printed pages
Copyright owner
Barbara Cartland Ebooks Ltd.
Original publication
Publication year
Have you already read it? How did you like it?


    fatimahj07shared an impression3 years ago

    “What is more,” her father had added, “there is nobody who can make me as comfortable as Hawkins, whether it means strangling a chicken for my dinner or making me a bed in a pig sty!” - Somehow strangling another sentient life is funny to them...

    "Even if he did, it would certainly not be to a woman who was as outrageously promiscuous as the Princess. She sharply offended his sensibilities. At the same time she was the most passionate and undoubtedly the most beguiling woman he had ever met." - so it's fine to be promiscuous as a man... what horseshit.

    “Then because you were so pathetic and at the same time so brave, I fell in love.” - An insult and compliment at the same time.

    Few of Cartland's novels talk about animals beyond using them for food or entertainment. It's surprising that beautiful stags mentioned in this novel are under her grandfather's protection - as they should be.

    Jayshree Gujarshared an impression3 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    Elizabeth Amernashared an impression3 years ago
    👍Worth reading

On the bookshelves

    Ashley Iman Izzatti
    my books
    • 230
    • 5
    Yudith Ikayanti
    B. Cartland
    • 86
    • 4
    • 64
    Rita mittal
    • 34
    • 1
Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once)