The Wings of Ecstacy

The Pink Collection

Book 23
Barbara Cartland Ebooks Ltd
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"I cannot let you die for my sake." The beautiful Zena prayed fervently that the Comte de Graumont would survive the duel with the Marquis de Sade early in the morning in the Bois de Boulogne in Paris. Would he ever forgive her for embroiling him in such a dreadful situation. It would break her heart in two, but after this wonderful week in Paris they would never meet again. Zena is really Princess Marie-Therese of Wiedenstein, a small independent Principality between France and Germany. Her brother, Kendric, is the heir to the Throne. Together they had eluded their escorts to escape Court rigour and to spend seven carefree days in Paris under assumed names before Zena becomes engaged to an English Duke. In the glittering whirl of gaiety that marked the Second Empire, Zena pretends to be her brother's mistress, only to find, because of her beauty, that this brings many unexpected problems, not least when she falls madly in love with a debonair French Comte. Zena would count the world well lost for the Comte's impassioned kisses, but could true love triumph over a Royal decree and her father's anger?
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Dec 14, 2012
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Lady Novella Crownley has been teaching at a girl's school far from her ancestral home, Crownley Hall, and one day her mother asks her to return.
She leaves at once only to find that so much has changed since her last visit home. Her beloved father, the Earl of Crownley, had died some years earlier, leaving her mother lonely and unable to cope on her own.
Unknown to Novella her mother had remarried and the first time she met
her new stepfather, Lord Buckton, she did like him at all. In her absence Lord Buckton had been selling off everything at the Hall he
could lay his hands on to pay for his debts and lavish lifestyle, and even
had plans to sell the house and the estate as well.
To her horror Novella found that he had sold her favourite horse,
Salamander, to a near neighbour, Sir Edward Moreton. She was deeply
suspicious of the charming and handsome Sir Edward, but her heart
softened when he invited her to ride Salamander again.
Her mother became seriously ill and Novella was forced to clash with her
stepfather over the cost of medical care for her.
Her relationship with her stepfather became worse while her feelings for
Sir Edward began to intensify.
She came to realise that she was in great danger from her stepfather who
was determined to take everything from her and her mother at any cost.
How Novella was able to defeat the forces ranged against her with the
help of Sir Edward and find her own true love is told in this exciting and
dramatic romance by Barbara Cartland.

If you like Downton Abbey you will love Barbara Cartland .
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