Join us on a literary world trip!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Subscribe to read the full book or read the first pages for free!
All characters reduced
The Captive Heart - cover

The Captive Heart

Barbara Cartland

Publisher: Barbara Cartland

  • 0
  • 5
  • 0

Summary

Young and beautiful Sabina Wantage travels to Monte Carlo to meet the mother of her fiancée, Lord Thetford. Agreeing to marry him after only knowing him a short time, she soon discovers he is not the man she had first thought. An accident throws her into the path of a wild and exotic tribe of Romany’s, where she meets the handsome and mysterious Romany king. Thrilled by the fun, excitement and beauty of Monte Carlo, Sabina cannot however stop thinking about the Romany king. When he declares his love for her, she is at a crossroads and left to choose between her heart and her duty. Will she choose her heart, and so sacrifice her family and everything she knows? or stay and accept a loveless marriage to the rich, but brutal Lord Thetford? What she decides and the truths she uncovers is all is told in this exciting and wonderous adventure
Available since: 01/14/2024.
Print length: 298 pages.

Other books that might interest you

  • A Kiss From The Heart - cover

    A Kiss From The Heart

    Barbara Cartland

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    Lord Robert Templeton is adamant that the responsibilities of his newly inherited Earldom are not for him. Leaving his family home, Ledbury Hall, in the capable hands of his younger brother, Alec, he plunges headfirst into the heady delights of London nightlife. But his carousel of gambling, drinking and selfish pleasure is cut short and he is forced to return to home. Disenchanted by the society beauties that relentlessly pursue his handsome face and title, and willfully ignoring the attentions of an attractive but overbearing widow, the Earl swears that he will never marry. Feeling doomed to a life in the country, the Earl is delighted by his timely acquaintance with Miranda Whitby, a childhood friend who once saved his life.  Beautiful, capable and determined, Miranda inspires the Earl to plan for the future of his estate. As their friendship deepens and the Earl eagerly shoulders the responsibilities he once shirked, he is reminded of a promise he made Miranda many years earlier. But can a promise made as children withstand adult secrets? When the mysterious Lord Brookfield suddenly appears, danger hangs over Miranda threatening to destroy her dreams and the future happiness of everyone.
    Show book
  • A Beautiful Disguise (The Imposters Book #1) - cover

    A Beautiful Disguise (The...

    Roseanna M. White

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    In Edwardian London, not all that glitters is gold as a lady and an intelligence officer's secret mission take them from the city's dazzling ballrooms to its covert intelligence offices. 
     
    Sir Merritt Livingstone has spent a decade serving the monarch in the field, but when pneumonia lands him behind a desk in the War Office Intelligence Division just as they're creating a new secret intelligence branch, he's intent on showing his worth. He suspects an aristocrat of leaking information to Germany as tensions mount between the two countries, but he needs someone to help him prove it, so he turns to The Imposters, Ltd. No one knows who they are, but their results are beyond compare. 
     
    Left with an estate on the brink of bankruptcy after their father's death, Lady Marigold Fairfax and her brother open a private investigation firm for the elite to spy on the elite. Dubbed The Imposters, Ltd., their anonymous group soon becomes the go-to for the crème of society who want answers delivered surreptitiously. But the many secrets Marigold learns about her peers pale in comparison to her shock when she and her brother are hired to investigate her best friend's father as a potential traitor. 
     
    Lady Marigold is determined to discover the truth for her friend's sake, and she's more determined still to keep her heart from getting involved with this enigmatic new client . . . who can't possibly be as noble as he seems. 
     
    "White's well-woven plot is engaging from start to finish with delightful threads of mystery, romance, and inspiration."--CARRIE TURANSKY, award-winning author
    Show book
  • A Royal Love Match - cover

    A Royal Love Match

    Barbara Cartland

    • 1
    • 4
    • 0
    At The Battle of Worcester in 1651, Prince Charles with thirteen thousand troops, both English and
    Scottish, is heavily defeated by Oliver Cromwell and flees to France. Clive More escapes the battlefield to a friendly house and is saved from Cromwell’s men by the Nanny of Alissa aged nine. Nanny disguises him as a girl and hides him in her bedroom. After the Prince is restored to the throne as King Charles II in 1660, Alissa, her father the Earl of Dalwaynnie, her stepmother and her stepsister Nancy, move to London.
    
    The King, grateful for the Earl’s support, gives them Apartments at the Royal Palace of Whitehall.
    Clive More, who is now the Marquis of Morelanton, comes down from the North. He and the King are the same age and spent a great deal of time together including playing tennis at which they both excel. The Countess, the new wife of the Earl of Dalwaynnie, is determined that her daughter Nancy should marry Clive now he is a Marquis and contrives to keep him away from Alissa, who has grown in the nine years since they last met into an outstanding beauty. How the Countess intrigues with a strange man called Lord Pronett to remove Alissa from the Court and away from Clive. How Nancy helps Clive save her. And how they find love and happiness is all told in this exciting historical
    romance by BARBARA CARTLAND.
    Show book
  • Cowboy Daddy Jingle-Bell Baby - cover

    Cowboy Daddy Jingle-Bell Baby

    Linda Goodnight

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    On a dusty Texas roadside Jenna Garwood has just gone into labor. Hardheaded rancher Dax comes to her rescue and delivers her baby daughter. Single dad Dax knows what it's like to raise a newborn alone, and won't turn his back on Jenna—so he offers her a housekeeping job.But he's not prepared for the fireworks between them, or for Jenna's secret, which could shatter their hard-won trust….
    Show book
  • Love in the Highlands - cover

    Love in the Highlands

    Barbara Cartland

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    When the Balkan Prince Stanislaus demanded an English bride, Queen Victoria decided to send him Lady Lavina, whose family had a slight connection with royalty. 
    Determined to avoid this fate, Lavina threw herself on the mercy of the Marquis of Elswick, a disagreeable man who had turned his back on the world following betrayal by the woman he had loved. Surprisingly, he agreed to help by pretending to be engaged to Lavina, and, with her father, they left to visit her relatives in Scotland.
    In the highlands Lavina began to find herself attracted to the Marquis. Beneath his harsh manners he had a heart  a heart that perhaps she could win. 
    But nearby was the Queen's country home, Balmoral, and when Her Majesty arrived with Prince Stanislaus, they knew that there was still a battle to be fought. 
    Now Lavina learned the shattering secret that was the real reason the Marquis had agreed to help her. And that secret was to threaten to take from her the man she loved. 
    How she discovered the truth in a way that nearly cost him his life, is told in this romantic novel, the 658th by BARBARA CARTLAND.
    Show book
  • Snowfall - cover

    Snowfall

    Sharon Sala

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    An ex-cop protects a beautiful mystery author from a killer fan in this romantic suspense novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of Remember Me.   As an heiress to a broadcasting fortune, successful mystery author Caitlin Bennett is used to people saying she bought her way into fame. But the taunts become terrifying when she starts receiving menacing letters from a deranged fan. Meanwhile, the news that a woman has been found murdered—her body lightly covered by the New York snowfall—only adds to the chill Caitlin feels in her elegant Manhattan apartment.   Though she’s not thrilled by the idea, Caitlin agrees to hire her good friend’s stepbrother, ex-cop Connor “Mac” McKee, for protection. When two more women bearing a striking resemblance to Caitlin show up dead under the snow, Mac realizes the stalker is making his way to her, his final victim. Now Caitlin and Mac will have to get very close if Caitlin wants to stay alive.
    Show book