Monday, March 12, 2018

Love Finds the Duke at Last

Published in January 2018, Love Finds the Duke at Last is #160 and presumably the last in the Pink Collection by Barbara Cartland. This was a collection of unpublished manuscripts left after her death in 2000.  Her son, Ian, has published these into this collection. He is also currently republishing older titles of Cartland's.

This is also the 655th book in this blog collection. I know of 2 titles not yet published in book form: The Secret Princess (published in French but not English) and A Challenge of Hearts (published in audiobook form only).  Cartland's Amazon page states she wrote 723 titles with 644 being romances. I have included a few non-romances in this blog because they have a Francis Marshall illustrated cover.

This story is about how the Duke foils a marriage plan from a spoiled beauty and saves her cousin, Devinia, at the same time!

This cover is identical to Walking in Wonderland #113 in the Camfield series.http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2012/03/walking-to-wonderland.html

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Love Danced In

Love Danced in is #159 in the Cartland Pink Collection and was published in December 2017.

Joanna West inherits her parents home that needs renovation and decides to give dancing lessons to raise the money. She asks her near neighbor, the Earl of Hollington, if she can use his ballroom and he agrees since he also needs an influx of cash. How they combine forces and find happiness is the plot of this newest Barbara Cartland novel.

This cover is identical to #13 Camfield White Lilac http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2011/01/white-lilac.html

Thursday, January 18, 2018

From the Dangers of Russia to Love

From the Dangers of Russia to Love is #158 in the Pink Collection by Barbara Cartland. This novel was published in November 2017.

Alvita's brother, Ivor, informs her that they must leave Russia, where they have been living due to the coming revolution. A friend of Ivor's helps them leave with some of their valuables, but Alvita doesn't trust him and when they make it to England, she finds him stealing from them. How this is all resolved with the help of the Marquis of Harrington is the plot of this story!

This cover is identical to a Library of Love: The Broad Highway.http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2010/06/lol-broad-highway.html another Francis Marshall cover!

Monday, November 27, 2017

A Princess Runs Away

A Princess Runs Away is #157 in the Pink Collection by Barbara Cartland and was published in October 2017.

Orphaned Princess Vasila is living in England and is told by Queen Victoria that she is to marry the Prince of Saralovia, who is requesting a Royal British wife. She runs away to the circus and meets a man who is also hiding from those who wish to kill him. How he comes up with a creative solution so that he and Vasila can marry is the plot of this romance!

This cover is identical to Bantam #115 Women Have Hearts. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/11/women-have-hearts.html

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Love Has No Name

Love Has No Name is #156 in the Pink Collection and was published in September 2017.  Georgina Malton is in America with her rich father but is disillusioned because all of her suitors only seem interested in her money. She sails for England and soon finds herself playing piano as a favor to the band leader while onboard and after at the Duke of Stonebury's house. While there, she finds the real love she's been seeking!

This cover is identical to Ashes of Love, a Library of Love story. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2010/06/lol-ashes-of-desire.html

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Love Cannot Fail

Love Cannot Fail is #155 in Barbara Cartland's Pink Collection and has a publication date of August 2017.

Salvia's brother has lost his fortune to an American swindler and after he leaves to find the crook, Salvia has the idea to rent out their house in order to bring in some funds. She also finds a job as secretary with Lord Carville, who has no idea she is the daughter of an earl.

This cover is identical to Bantam #20 The Flame is Love http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/05/flame-is-love.html

Friday, August 18, 2017

The Earl in Peril

The Earl in Peril is #154 in the Pink Collection by Barbara Cartland and was published in July 2017.

Lorena Conway overhears a murder plot and decides to intervene by telling the new Earl of Bramfield what she heard. He hires her as a secretary in order to help him and together they use their wits and find love together.

I'm pretty sure this is new original cover art and it's very pretty and romantic. I love the color of the heroine's dress!