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About the Author

Barbara Cartland was the world’s most prolific novelist who wrote an amazing 723 books in her lifetime, of which no less than 644 were romantic novels with worldwide sales of over 1 billion copies and her books were translated into 36 different languages. As well as romantic novels, she wrote historical biographies, 6 autobiographies, theatrical plays and books of advice on life, love, vitamins and cookery. She wrote her first book at the age of 21 and it was called Jigsaw. It became an immediate bestseller and sold 100,000 copies in hardback in England and all over Europe in translation. Between the ages of 77 and 97 she increased her output and wrote an incredible 400 romances as the demand for her romances was so strong all over the world.She wrote her last book at the age of 97 and it was entitled perhaps prophetically The Way to Heaven. Her books have always been immensely popular in the United States where in 1976 her current books were at numbers 1 & 2 in the B. Dalton bestsellers list, a feat never achieved before or since by any author. Barbara Cartland became a legend in her own lifetime and will be best remembered for her wonderful romantic novels so loved by her millions of readers throughout the world, who have always collected her books to read again and again, especially when they feel miserable or depressed. Her books will always be treasured for their moral message, her pure and innocent heroines, her handsome and dashing heroes, her blissful happy endings and above all for her belief that the power of love is more important than anything else in everyone’s life. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Series: Barbara Cartland Pink Collection
  • Paperback: 182 pages
  • Publisher: Barbara Cartland.com (September 14, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906950164
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906950163
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #676,463 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Barbara Cartland was the world's most prolific novelist who wrote an amazing 723 books in her lifetime, of which no less than 644 were romantic novels with worldwide sales of over 1 billion copies and her books were translated into 36 different languages.
As well as romantic novels, she wrote historical biographies, 6 autobiographies, theatrical plays and books of advice on life, love, vitamins and cookery.
She wrote her first book at the age of 21 and it was called Jigsaw. It became an immediate bestseller and sold 100,000 copies in hardback in England and all over Europe in translation.
Between the ages of 77 and 97 she increased her output and wrote an incredible 400 romances as the demand for her romances was so strong all over the world.
She wrote her last book at the age of 97 and it was entitled perhaps prophetically The Way to Heaven.
Her books have always been immensely popular in the United States where in 1976 her current books were at numbers 1 & 2 in the B. Dalton bestsellers list, a feat never achieved before or since by any author.
Barbara Cartland became a legend in her own lifetime and will be best remembered for her wonderful romantic novels so loved by her millions of readers throughout the world, who have always collected her books to read again and again, especially when they feel miserable or depressed.
Her books will always be treasured for their moral message, her pure and innocent heroines, her handsome and dashing heroes, her blissful happy endings and above all for her belief that the power of love is more important than anything else in everyone's life.

Customer Reviews

This part was very repetitive throughout the book.
Janet Samuels
I don't think I regret reading this book but I also don't regret deleting it from my Kindle and I'm very glad I got it when it was being offered for free.
Kindle Customer
The story mostly is told from the outside rather than through the actions and conversations of the characters.
MH

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By North on May 30, 2012
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The Marquis of Kexley does not want to be married.
He is having too much fun going from one married lady to another.
Although sometimes, he gets tired all the ladies'. He does not like them being unfaithful.
Then one day, his mistress, a lively widow, confesses that she wants to marry him.
The Marquis is appalled.
He has to find a way out.

Typical Cartland. She goes from one idea to the next in very short sentences. It's a bit off-putting and the story does not really flow. We also get to participate in all the Marquis's thoughts. As they are really not earth-chattering it makes for a semi-interesting reading. We learn that he does not want to get married, would do about anything not to get married, likes the sports (fishing, shooting, cricket, horse races and the like), appreciates his valet and likes his new yacht. The heroine, if possible, is even more bland. She is young, innocent and well-read and if not for an evil step-mother, would be entirely forgettable.

Still, once you get accustomed with the writing style, it is not as bad as you can expect. There are plenty of geographical, and historical references, the period is nicely depicted and the ending is oh-so-sweet (a bit too much for my taste but still, again, typical Cartland).

A note of the Kindle edition : the police is so big, anyone but the blind can read it with ease. At the lowest setting I still got only about five to six words per line.

Bottom line : if you like Cartland, get it while it's free. If you're new to the genre, it's a nice introduction.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Alonso on May 30, 2012
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I loved that it was all from the hero's point of view with a lot of his thoughts. The heroine is awesome cause she's so smart and happy but most of all seemingly oblivious to the Marquis' looks and title. There's more than one "villain" and adventure. It reads fast and the ending is sweet. I wanna read more like these oldschool ones! :)
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Janet Samuels on May 31, 2012
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I used to read Barbara Cartland books about 25 years ago (they were some of the first "regency romance" books I read). I saw this offered for free and decided to get it and see if I still enjoyed her books. This book is about a Marquis who is in his late 20s and doesn't want to marry for a long time. His widowed mistress is trying to get him to marry her so he sneaks away to avoid her. He travels to Scotland and meets up with the heroine. I'm not sure if my tastes have changed or if this is one of her weaker books. However, I did not care for it at all. The prose and plot were both quite simplistic. The book is very "clean" with no sex scenes (although the book starts out with him in bed with his mistress and he beds another woman early on -- there is just no explicit discussion).

The book is told from the point of view of the hero. He is obsessed with avoiding marriage. In fact, we are told over and over again how much he doesn't want to marry (I got sick of being beat over the head with this!). We aren't told much about the hero or his interests other than his yacht -- just that he is a big ladies man. Everyone falls into bed with him. He knows that he wouldn't want his (eventual) wife sleeping with other men but he can't resist the ladies and so he sleeps with married women. This part was very repetitive throughout the book.

When he meets the heroine, he thinks she is a child. He then realizes that she must be about 18. However, he still views her as a child as she is so young and innocent. They don't really have many interactions with each other until they are forced together (won't give spoilers). After less than a week in each other's company, he is professing his love to her. It just didn't ring true. And we never do learn much about the heroine or her thoughts. All in all, it was a very disappointing book.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. Hinton on June 7, 2012
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I really don't even know where to begin with this book. It is horribly written, very juvenile in tone. Slow as molasses in the freezer --- seriously, could not finish it and I read everything just to see how it ends.

there is no flow and from the minute the marquis arrives at his destination, we know who he's going to marry. Not that it was a big mystery - but really, a bit of intrigue perhaps.

For a free book, it was a bad buy. Do not waste time or money on this. Just awful.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on June 4, 2012
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A Barbara Cartland novel is always a fun read. Her novels are always descriptive of the period. Glad women have more options now !
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This was the first Barbara Cartland book I have ever read. It is probably also the last one I will ever read. It took about 30 minutes to read and I wasn't real fond of the Marquis. He was definitely a "love 'em and leave 'em" type guy. He had no qualms about going to bed with a woman but if she mentioned marriage he was outta there. The only thing that made him tolerable to me was that the scheming women he was trying to escape were even worse than he was. I don't think I regret reading this book but I also don't regret deleting it from my Kindle and I'm very glad I got it when it was being offered for free. Sorry, but this book just didn't quite do it for me.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Crystal N. on June 16, 2012
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I enjoyed reading it with all the twists and turns the plot had. It also had good historical details sans any love scenes.
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