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At various parts of the story he says romantic things in a strange way, to her. Either way it meant dishonor — and the end of her dreams. Staverley gets into a ‘stupid’ fight and gets killed. To ask other readers questions about A Hazard of Heartsplease sign up. She also campaigns for the rights of Gypsies, midwives and nurses. In the book Justin had to gamble and win funds to fill the bottomless pit that was his mother!
Eventually, the dowager learns that Serena has a dowry that her maternal grandfather left to her; it’s 80 pounds and the heroine’s gamblerholic late father couldn’t get his hands on hearte because of the legal stipulations in his father in law’s will.
The characters are well-written, flexible and variably responsive to the developments of the plot, and I enjoyed the double perspective which revealed the inner thoughts and feelings of the two antagonistic characters, Serena, and the Marchioness. In a final game, The dowager who’s also a gamblerholic wants this money because she has already gambled away her quarterly allowance.
A very good historical romance, which I recommand. Where once Cartland was recognized as a queen of the genre, i do not think she holds up well. This is where the story picks up pace. All this was now the property of the infamous Lord Justin, Marquis of Vulcan — a man whose reputation made it unwise for any decent woman to be seen in his company. After spending time with Serena, he starts to see, that she is a rare diamond in a fake high society.
Then, she mistakenly assumes that he’s involved with a courtesan called La Flamme. Not so bad I have read it while breaks of painting my new room, which will not accept bad literature anymore. Yes No Report this. If you love historical stories, this is a must read. The issue of the marriage is put on hold for a while until they get to know each other better. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a Apr 24, Debby rated it really liked it Shelves: Serena’s only friends are Eudora and the dog Torqo because all the servants are afraid of going against the wicked dowager.
She was involved in Hazard of Hearts from the beginning. Lady Harriet’s Maid Gareth Hunt You are pissed, right?
Sir Giles Staverley Stewart Granger It was slow in some parts while quick in others. Heroine is a true damsel in distress who finds herself at the mercy of the Hero after he beats her father at a game of cards. Gordon believes he is a genius, a marvelous poet and quits the ad agency, trying to live on his We have added more history and attention to the details of the period than Ms.
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It was a bestseller. But then a cruel fate dealt her a shattering blow. Account Options Sign in. Which one of them his own mother.
That’s the part I didn’t like. It turned out that La Flamme used to his mistress but was currently the mistress of another guy called Hearst Peter.
Hazarc 10, Harman rated it it was amazing. Nov 24, Mauricia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Men and women bearing distinguished names linked with yearts history of England met at Mandrake for one reason and for one reason only – to gain money.
You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. I admit that the turns of the plot were not wholly convincing at some points, and some even felt implausible and a bit too dramatic for my taste, but the story is written with such beauty and feeling that I couldn’t but overlook these defects.
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And to tell the truth, although I like some of them well enough, most romances are so dumb There were some parts in it that were a bit dumb or merely unconvincing while in the film, they were cleverly adapted and also some soppy words and sequences which were not soppy at all in the film.
Yeah, I’m pissed here too. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Audible Download Audio Books. He seemed utterly unperturbed and yet there was a touch of steel in his voice as he said quietly: You must be careful. But she got no further. This was Insta love at it’s best as with most Barbara Cartland novels. When compulsive gambler Sir Giles Staverley has lost his estate and all his money playing dice, he realises that he only has one thing left of value: Jun 21, Strangerealms rated it liked it Shelves: