Barbara Cartland

A Duel of Hearts

Just seventeen, Lady Caroline Faye is already the toast of the Season and accustomed to the ways of genteel Society. So when notorious cad Sir Montagu Reversby offers to drive her in his phaeton from London to Sevenoaks, she innocently accepts – little knowing that he is planning to fake a broken axle so that she will be forced to spend the night alone with him at a remote country inn.
But Lady Caroline of made of sterner stuff than the predatory Sir Montagu imagined. Escaping his lecherous clutches, she finds refuge in the imperious Brecon Castle only to discover that her new-found haven and its master, Lord Brecon, harbour dark and terrible secrets. A murderous plot is afoot and Caroline's innocent mistake will come back to haunt her as heartbreak and humiliation in the dark, foreboding castle turn to hope and then ardent, all-consuming passion.
375 printed pages
Original publication
2012

Impressions

    fatimahj07shared an impression3 years ago

    Menageries or Travelling zoos-inhumane, cruel and barbaric much like circuses, zoos and aquariums are today. Ms Cartland does not recognise the dissonance here...clearly!

    Karina Sobshared an impression3 months ago
    🙈Lost On Me

Quotes

    fatimahj07has quoted3 years ago
    “A menagerie!” Caroline exclaimed. “How exciting! I have seen one at St. Bartholomew’s Fair.”
    fatimahj07has quoted3 years ago
    They say in the stables that the poor animal was so tired that they had almost to carry it to its stall.
    fatimahj07has quoted3 years ago
    “Why, Caroline, you are only a female and yet you talk as if you had the determination and strength of ninety men rolled into one.”

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