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Barbara Cartland

The Heart Of The Clan

When her father, Colonel Alister McCarron, asks her to accompany him to a family Wedding in the North of Scotland, the beautiful young Sona jumps at the chance, not just to meet her relatives in the venerable McCarron Clan but also to see the dashingly handsome Marquis of Inver, for it is he who is to be wed.
Thrilled by the Fairytale grandeur of Invercarron Castle and her heart fluttering at the Marquis’s considerable charms, Sona is bemused to find that his fiancée is the extremely plain Lady Jean McBora.
Then she overhears that he is being forced by his father to marry Lady Jean to reunite the squabbling McCarron and Borabol clans and to prevent him from marrying a London beauty who would not be suitable for a future Chieftain of the Clan.
And too late to stop herself, she finds that she has fallen hopelessly in love with the Marquis. And he with her. But their love is doomed.
First by his forthcoming marriage of convenience to Lady Jean and then again when the Marquis is charged with the murder of his bride-to-be, a crime that Sona knows in her heart of hearts that he did not commit.
150 printed pages
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Barbara Cartland Ebooks Ltd.
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  • fatimahj07shared an impression4 years ago

    Then, as the blood burned in her cheeks, she knew how reprehensible it had been and how badly she had behaved. - yes, sharing opinions is outrageous... ... 😒

    No handsome man, she thought, would ever voluntarily wish to marry a young woman who looked like Lady Jean and for a man, who was used to the fascinating and witty beauties of London, it could only be a purgatory that would be impossible to contemplate. - unnecessarily cruel description

    In Derbyshire she hunted with her father in the winter and accompanied him when he went shooting and there was always a lot for her to do locally, - killing innocents for sport 💔✋

    “The English are cruel to us! They always have been!” she exclaimed. “Scotland should be an independent Kingdom, as is our right!” - true.

    She reached out her hand to scrape away the remains. Then she drew in her breath. In the middle of the path there was a trap! Sona had seen animal traps at home and some used in the past that were known as ‘man-traps’. - these sort of traps were typically used on larger animals, extremely destructive and despicable.

    “But in bad days or in good the Chieftain’ll always be the heart of the Clan.” - that's a lovely sentiment.

    The fishers travelled in a brake drawn by two horses, while they drove the small cart drawn by one of the sturdy little ponies, which were used out stalking and could climb the steepest moors all day without getting tired. - they were tired my dear. Being forced to carry people and other items for endless hours - are they equipped with super strength? No but people took advantage and abused them anyway 💔✋😭

    She looked down into the boat and saw that there were two large lobsters in the bow, their huge claws groping as if they struggled to escape. - lobsters are sentient. It is unnecessarily cruel that these poor creatures are treated so badly and boiled alive!


  • Mary Augustowiczhas quoted2 years ago
    but in the conventional cut-away coat and the tight-fitting champagne-coloured pantaloons of an English gentleman
  • Mary Augustowiczhas quoted2 years ago
    that you had been found and brought back to The Castle, he disappeared
  • Mary Augustowiczhas quoted2 years ago
    Sona remembered that was the sort of marriage that Torquil had suggested to her and now she understood that he wanted to marry her not only because

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