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A Hazard of Hearts [Barbara Cartland] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Serena was happy at Staverley. She loved to roam the stately. A HAZARD OF HEARTS by Barbara Cartland, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Barbara Cartland (novel), Terence Feely (screenplay) Helena Bonham Carter in A Hazard of Hearts () Helena Bonham Carter and Marcus Gilbert in A.

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One of my favorites of Lady Cartland’s books. Jul 18, Ivy H rated it really liked it Shelves: Can the course of true love run smoothly for them? A strange, cold man whose clifftop mansion echoed with terrible secrets. Serena learns that the rumors about Justin just isn’t true. Harriet becomes instantly hateful towards Serena because she can’t bear to share her home and her son with a beautiful and younger woman.

A Hazard Of Hearts

Serena has little alternative but to marry a man whose wicked ways have contributed to her family’s downfall. The rest of the story revolves around the plotting and the machinations of Justin’s mother and how Serena overcomes it all with brief romantic interludes with the H that barely go beyond a fluttering feeling in the heart or a quickening of breath. Lord Justin Vulcan, a notoriously cool, clear-headed gambler, challenges Wrotham for the house and the girl and, much to Wrotham’s disgust, wins.

If you love historical stories, this is a must read. Then, she threatens Serena and bullies her so badly that the heroine runs off in the heavy fog and fall off a cliff!

Quotes Lord Justin Vulcan: We can notify you when this item is back in stock. And then, don’t being able to face up, what cartpand done, he shoot himself.

But dear oh dear Hexrts I looked for this book for ages after watching the drama adaptation with Helena Bonham Carter and Marcus Gilbert.

Inthe couple had a daughter, Raine, who later went on to become stepmother to the late Diana Princess of Wales. The appalling answer is presented by her much-loved cousin Nicholas who suddenly proposes marriage – to save Serena from a terrible fate – Sir Giles has not only lost the Staverley estate on the turn of a card, but he has also gambled away the hand in marriage of his lovely daughter, along with her eighty thousand pounds inheritance all in a last desperate bet to try and best his haerts at the tables, Lord Vulcan.

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But that you should plot against someone who has accepted the hospitality of our house and our home, that you should sell her and betray her for filthy money is a disgrace which will for ever stain with utter shame our pride and our honour. I find about this book, when first I saw hwzard.

The dowager goes ballistic because she doesn’t want her position in the hwarts to be threatened by a new marchioness.

His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Learn more More Like This. Start your free trial. Swashbuckling tale of romance, betrayal, jealousy, banditry, murder, and court intrigue set in the s, during the Restoration to the English throne of King Charles II.

In the book Justin had to gamble and win funds to fill the bottomless pit that was his mother! Staverley gets into a ‘stupid’ fight and gets killed. Poor writing, obvious plot. The Marchioness was killed by the smugglers when she did not pay them the gold she had promised.

I used to read a lot of Barbara Cartland – they’re all fluff.

A Hazard of Hearts by Barbara Cartland

When the dowager thinks she’s gotten heartd of Serena, she imbibes a lot of opium and tries to make a deal with a group of smugglers because she’s badly in need of money to support her gambling addiction and knows that Justin will not provide any. This is where the story picks up pace. Some of her books were made into films. Cartland seemed to have here in this sampling of her style and tale. Hero Justin is rich, notorious and titled he’s a Marquis and in true romance novel fashion, complete Gothic romance with elements from fairy tales like Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and Shakespearean comedies like As You Like it.


Jun hazardd, Strangerealms rated it liked it Shelves: Which leads to her being abducted by that old boar, when Justins bitch of a mother solds her. Determined to bury the past, heartx It’s much better ‘organized’ than parts of the book. WAY better than the cheesy movie adaptation, I used to varbara a lot of Barbara Cartland – they’re all fluff.

Good plot, interesting characters that are not overly simplified, as can be.

Justin now finds himself in possession of the house and Serena, but has no idea of what to do with them. Then, she mistakenly assumes that he’s involved with a courtesan called La Flamme.

A Hazard of Hearts

Harlequins are the worst though; only for simpletons with some very few exceptions in older issues, as far as my experience goes. I wish you to know, my beloved, that I have loved you from the very first moment I saw you when you stood at the top of the staircase at Staverley Court. It just makes more sense that way. I think Amazon sells it for a ridiculous amount as it is old and hard to find. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In the movie, she keeps chasing her until she reaches her fate.

In the book he had fled to Holland after dishonourably shooting Justin too early in the duel, and was never mentioned again. After her arrival at his ancestral home of Mandrake, she discovers by chance the secrets of his family, and is thrust into a world of smugglers, highwaymen, abduction and murder.