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Barbara Cartland

The Unwanted Wedding

The heart-breakingly handsome Duke of Tynemouth is appalled to find that his torrid affaire d’coeur with the alluring Aline, Countess of Langstone, is destined to end, because Queen Victoria insists that he marries one of Prince Albert’s German relatives, who is fat and ugly.
To refuse is unthinkable, so, in desperation, he agrees to pre-empt his Monarch by cynically marrying Aline’s innocent young niece, Honora.
The beautiful Honora is horrified at the prospect of marrying a man she has never met, let alone love, but she has little choice.
Heartbroken and facing a life without the love she has always dreamt about, a husband who seems to hate her and a wedding night she dreads, she flees and falls prey to an even worse fate.
Now that he might lose her forever, the Duke realises that it is not hate for Honora that beats in his heart. It is love!
But has his awakening come too late?
165 printed pages
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Barbara Cartland Ebooks Ltd.
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    Галина Макеевичshared an impression3 years ago

    Как обычно, тема не раскрыта.

    Karinashared an impression10 months ago
    👍Worth reading

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    amnah salahhas quoted3 years ago
    It was a relief when finally the dinner came to an end and, the Duke having said he did not wish for port, they walked together back to the sitting room where they had met before dinner.

    Honora went at once to look at the bookshelves, recognising many books she had already read and a great number she wished to read.

    She walked from shelf to shelf until she suddenly thought that perhaps she was being rude and she should, in fact, be talking to the Duke.
    Мария Мирзоеваhas quoted7 years ago
    Is that love, Papa?”
    “I suppose you could call it that,” her father answered, “but love, my darling, is something that cannot be turned on like a tap. Either it is there, or it is not, and no amount of tears, words or pleas can produce it.”
    Мария Мирзоеваhas quoted7 years ago
    “Of course that is what it is,” her father had said. “A game in which two people are meant to enjoy themselves with no regrets and no recriminations.”

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