Barbara Cartland

The Punishment of a Vixen

While staying at Lady Merrill's French Riviera villa, flame haired and beautiful American heiress Nevada van Arden passes her time by casually breaking the hearts of her many ardent suitors – particularly that of young David, Lord Merrill.
When his uncle, intrepid explorer and diplomat Tyrone Strome, overhears her cruel humiliation of his lovelorn nephew, he resolves to teach this 'vixen' a lesson – and save David from his misery.
Tyrone Strome abducts Nevada, spiriting her away in his luxury yacht to Morocco.
There the reluctant voyager, swaddled in native clothing, is terrified by the perils of the Sahara and its nomadic tribesmen. But, as they flee from certain death or worse, they find sanctuary in a beautiful hidden valley, a second Garden of Eden, where to Nevada's surprise, love begins to blossom in the desert.
158 printed pages
Original publication
2012

Impressions

    fatimahj07shared an impression3 years ago

    '“I am sorry – I am really – I did not – understand that a Sheik might feel like that about me – I only wanted – help.”

    “And you really imagined that was what they would give you?” Tyrone Strome asked and now there was a note of amusement in his voice.

    “I read in your books that they were – uncivilised, but I suppose because I am so – ignorant it meant nothing.”

    “It is not so much a question of their being uncivilised,” he answered, “but the fact is that women have little value in their eyes except as creatures of pleasure. That women may have feelings or preferences as to who becomes their Master is a consideration that never arises.”

    Nevada did not reply.'

    No no no. The "barter" of women occurred everywhere. Regency England sold their women much like any other Nation, young and old alike - women were not valued.

    b24594510362shared an impression7 months ago
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Quotes

    fatimahj07has quoted3 years ago
    “I was in Paris last night,” Tyrone Strome said. “When I arrived at the Ritz, I found three friends I have known for a long time who were just going off to Africa on a big game safari. They asked me to join them as there had originally been four in the party, but someone had dropped out.”

    He realised that his nephew was attending to him as he went on, “They intend not only to shoot, but also to explore parts of Central Africa about which very little is known.”

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