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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Oct 24, M rated it liked it. Arrived in time and of good quality. This makes her lie to him about being in love jazard some other man.

Abducted by a lecherous guest barara Mandrake, threatened by a smuggler Marchioness, rescued by a gentleman highwayman and, resisting the marriage of convenience, Serena slowly realises that she has lost her heart to a man she thought she despised.

So, this story is about a young woman Serena Staverley who has lost her mother in child birth and lives with her father, who just loves to gamble.

And, as if that’s not bad enough, she treats Serena to even more vile insults and orders the servants to ignore the heroine’s status as the current marchioness. Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. Which Serena slowly finds out csrtland by one.

I cannot say which is truly better, I remembered the film set and costumes were gorgeous, but in the book Serena and Justin were able to spend just that bit more time together. She went on to write myriad novels and earn legions of fans, she also wrote under her married name Barbara McCorquodale.


Because Cartland heroines don’t truck with mediocre males.

A Hazard of Hearts Book Summary and Study Guide

The world’s most famous romantic novelist, she also wrote autobiographies, biographies, health and cookery books, and stage plays and recorded an album of love songs. May 18, Judith Brennan rated it liked it.

Zero relationship development at all – no sense of WHY they were in love. Father bet his 14yr old daughter to a rich man Lord cartlajd Baron?

189. Hazard of Hearts

In the book he had fled to Holland after dishonourably shooting Justin too early in the duel, and was never mentioned again. A Saga of Hearts 2 books. Or should he try, countless other gentlemen witnessing this would stop them.

Thus in the end, I can not recommend this work to others who like the Regency, and since it was difficult enough for me to find, 65 years after it was first published, seeing it fade away from the canon of regencies we read might be better than catrland any to find it and read it as well. As Staverley is distraught and desperate, Wrotham gives him one last chance – he will gamble everything Staverley has lost against Staverley’s daughter’s hand in marriage and crtland trust fund of 80, guineas.

A Duel of Hearts by Barbara Cartland

Varbara 25, Carolyn rated it really liked it. After she escapes from Sir Montague, Caroline finds a dead body in the woods. Serena’s cousin Nicholas offers to save her by marrying her because he thinks that the H is too dangerous and infamous to be a proper husband for his sheltered little cousin.


This ends up with an immediate emergency marriage of convenience because Justin has to save her reputation.

Only 2 left in stock. The H is Vane, Lord Brecon and he’s been lured to hazaard woods and framed for the murder of the dead man.

It was slow in some parts while quick in others. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Although young, she is capable and level-headed, she also doesn’t unnecessarily martyr herself. In the book, Serena’s father lost directly to Justin – Serena’s father did not shoot himself as in the movie; crtland he provoked a renowned marksman into a duel and shot in the air at the duel Want to Read saving….

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography barbxra and more. One of my all time favorites I saw the movie ages ago and loved it, so I very much wanted to read the book. You will not be disappointed if you pick up a copy of this book. We are not angry with you, not since we have met your husband, darling, for I vow that your father and I are already delighted with our son-in-law.