A Hazard of Hearts [Barbara Cartland] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Serena was happy at Staverley. She loved to roam the stately. After her mother died when Serena Staverley was just nine, her father, Sir Giles, indulged his deep passion for gambling, leaving his only child. Serena Staverley was informed that her father had tragically killed himself after losing his property and her hand in marriage in a game of cards to the evil Lord.

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Gervase had told Vane that Caroline had had an affair with Sir Montague, so the H started to act out and say many nasty things to her.

Dame Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland was a English writer, during her long career, she wrote over books, making her one of the most prolific authors of the 20th century. There was a sudden cry of voices, harsh and inhuman, and for one moment Padlett’s voice nazard high above the rest.

Miller ends up dead and the H’s biological parents can get their happy ending as well. This page was last edited on 6 Februaryat LOL Overall I enjoyed the book – plot, characters and settings. Cartlwnd is obviously demure.

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My aunt is an avid reader of Barbara Cartland and hdarts investigating what sort of birthday present she would like she struck me with ” A Hazard of Hearts’ story. Now a stunningly beautiful young woman, Serena is mortified to hear that her father has been killed in a duel. Linn rated it liked it Oct 26, The hero is a bit aloof but it’s in keeping with his character and he is always tender towards the heroine.

Returned to her glitter Could she set free from the secret that threatened their love? This was one of Barbara Cartland’s more enjoyable novels. T E helpme barbaracartland. Sir Montague had asked Caroline to marry him many times but she kept turning him down and laughing at him.

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A Hazard Of Hearts

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Caroline is a madcap heroine; she’s brave, full of schemes and doesn’t take shit from anybody! And hwzard with most evil MILs, she cannot stand the virginal and sweet h and takes it upon herself to get rid of her in one way or another including but not limited to getting her abducted by malicious men with less than honourable intentions. Apr 24, Debby rated it really liked it Shelves: The film with a very young Helena Bonham Carter as the courageous heroine and Diana Rigg Olenna Tyrell taking the concept of the evil mother-in-law to new heights, was far better than the book.

Although young, she is capable and level-headed, she also doesn’t unnecessarily martyr herself.

Dispatched from and sold by rdowns My favourite part of the novel, which stopped me and had me pondering, is one that perhaps doesn’t add much to the plot, but serves to enrich the historical background and provide the reader with beautifully drawn pictures of the society he is to encounter, and the atmosphere which was to engrave the main features of the Marchioness- one of the most important and dynamic characters of the novel: Vane is a depressed and apathetic H because he thinks that he has inherited bad blood from his father’s side of the family.

Published January 1st by Jove first published There is a big, dark secret at Mandrake, and Serena Vane’s a Baron who’s very apathetic and pessimistic; he almost doesn’t care if he’s framed and punished and the opinionated heroine finds this troublesome. Turn on 1-Click ordering for this browser.


A Hazard of Hearts

Showing of 14 reviews. I picked it up because Barbara Cartland is v famous and I’ve never read anything by her.

I first saw this film several years ago and fell inlove with it. Enough said, it ends happily for both May 26, SallyB rated it really liked it Shelves: Properly crafted romance, with all the necessary ingredients – adventure, love, passion, secrets, scheming – where the clever and brave and beautiful heroine of full 17 years decides to risk everything in order to save her true love. The plot was a gigantic tangle of Gothic-gooeyness, eclectic symbolism, stereotypical villains, engaging and repulsive secondary characters, and a host of OTT backstories and cavernous secrets that had me asking, “Did this really happen in a BC novel?

She lost not only her home, but her father and herself.

I think Amazon sells it for a ridiculous amount as it is old and hard to find. There is evil here. People, this romance was written waaaay back in !

The silly heroine gets caught up in cartlane adventures of her first season and makes a few stupid decisions because she thinks that none of her admirers will dare to disrespect her. Suspend my disbelief, but do not force me to think that this is an alternate universe. Jun 25, L.

M has bullied everyone in the castle, except for the H but now, she’s more than met her match since the heroine isn’t the daughter of Lord Vulcan for nothing: She looked her in the ccartland and said: