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Barbara Cartland

The Fire of Love

Arriving at an employment agency in the West End of London in search for some way to support herself and her beloved old Nanny after her father’s gambling debts have left her in penury, the beautiful young Carina is offered a very unusual post in which she must take charge young of a young boy, the son of one, Lady Lynche.
On visiting her at her lodgings Carina is dismayed to find that Lady Lynche, an Oriental lady, is at death’s door and so is reluctantly persuaded to take her child, Dipa, to his father in the English countryside.
Arriving at the vast and imposing Lynche Castle in the depths of Gloucestershire, however, she finds that the child is far from welcome and that Lord Lynche, although more handsome than any other man she has ever seen, is living a dissolute bachelor’s life with his disreputable friends, who only want to gamble day and night at cards.
As well as the ghosts that apparently linger behind The Castle’s imperious walls, the place is haunted by a sense of shame and misery, for what Carina knows not, but she is determined to find out.
Slowly the veils of secrecy and mystery are peeled away and the darkness is lit up with the fire of love.
245 printed pages
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Barbara Cartland Ebooks Ltd.
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  • Галина Макеевичshared an impression4 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    🙈Lost On Me
    💞Loved Up

    Детектива)) с героем ничего непонятно. Остросюжетненько.

  • Jayshree Gujarshared an impression4 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths


  • Галина Макеевичhas quoted4 years ago
    “Do you really think that matters?” she asked. “I love you – I think I have loved you since the very first moment I saw you. I thought then that I hated you intensely – but I did not listen to what my heart was telling me. Do you think that money, position, a title – anything – is of importance, except that I am yours –yours to follow you wherever in the world you may care to go?”
  • Agnieszka Sapinskahas quoted8 years ago
    “What is a beetle?” Dipa asked. “I know, same as little bee. I not beetle, I big boy!”

    “Is that the child?” Nanny asked.

    She was looking at Dipa, Carina realised, with something like horror in her eyes.

    There was no doubt that he did not look like the conventional child a Governess would be expected to tutor.

    In the mistaken idea of making him look English, Mrs. Bagot had dressed him for the journey in a blue serge sailor suit with a wide naval collar and he had a little sailor cap to wear with it. It made him look ludicrous and accentuated the yellow of his skin and the strangeness of his cropped head.

    “He has a velvet suit in his case with a real lace collar for best,” Mrs. Bagot explained, “but I thought you wouldn’t want him to wear it in the train, he might be sick over it.”

    “No – no – of course not,” Carina had agreed, thankful not to have to make a decision about Dipa’s clothes. But now she was wondering if the velvet suit would not have been more becoming.

    Dipa saw Carina standing in the doorway and waved to her.

    “Hurry, hurry!” he called, “or we miss train!”

    “That child is Eastern!” Nanny murmured in a low voice so that Dipa could not hear.

    “It’s all right, Nanny,” Carina said hastily. “Don’t worry.”

    Now the moment of parting had come.

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