Saturday, May 6, 2017

Love Finds a Treasure

Love Finds a Treasure is #151 in Barbara Cartland's Pink Collection. This book was published in April 2017 and is the story of Michael, Earl of Monkford, who returns from the Napoleonic Wars to find his estate neglected due to money. His mother and cousin, Linka, try to keep things orderly but Michael will need to marry money.

I think this is a unique cover art and it looks like it may be a Francis Marshall cover. If a sharp reader sees it on another Cartland book, let me know. The heroine is pretty in pink and it's a calm scene where our couple are sitting.

Monday, April 10, 2017

A Battle of Love

A Battle of Love is #150 in the Pink Collection and was published in March 2017. We are getting close to the end of this great collection of Barbara Cartland's unpublished novels.

The Marquis of Darincourt has decided to marry and proposes to Lady Charlotte Warde, only to be rejected because he's not a duke! Frustrated, he leaves only to encounter Lady Charlotte's cousin, Serla, who is an unwanted poor relation. To save face, he and Serla decide to become engaged, so that no one can think Lady Charlotte turned him down, but she has revenge in store in this great regency novel!

This cover art looks unique with a servant helping lift Serla onto the Marquis's horse.

I am excited to see and read the last dozen novels in this posthumous collection.

Friday, March 10, 2017

They Ran Away

They Ran Away is #149 in the Pink Collection by Barbara Cartland. Published in February 2017, it's one of the final titles in this series that should contain 160 books.

Alvina, whose father is arranging her marriage to a newcomer in their neighborhood, decides to stow away on a yacht that is traveling to France to stay with a friend. However, the owner, the Earl of Penwood, is also being forced to marry and they decide to join forces until she is kidnapped in this exciting novel!

This cover is identical to The Bars of Iron by Ethel M. Dell, one of Cartland's Library of Love series.

An interesting observation is that this heroine looks a lot like Princess Diana, even though the original book was published way before her engagement and wedding to Prince Charles.

Love Saves the Day

Love Saves the Day is #148 in the Barbara Cartland Pink Collection and was published in January 2017. It's a story about Tiana Weston who inherited a rundown house in Dorset. Her dream is to restore the house but she is poor. Her neighbor, the Earl of Austindale, needs to marry by his 30th birthday or lose his inheritance so they decide to join forces and marry each other.

This cover is identical to the UK Arrow book Lessons in Love.

Friday, January 13, 2017

The King Wins

The King Wins is #147 in the Barbara Cartland Pink Collection. This novel was published in December 2016 and it's the story of King Martiza of Salamos and Princess Veria of Kavolana whose governments are determined to pair together even though neither wish to wed. They become friends while fighting the Russians and in the end enlist Queen Victoria to give them aid.

This cover is identical to Camfield #32 Haunted.

Friday, December 9, 2016

The Weapon is Love

The Weapon is Love by Barbara Cartland is #146 in the Pink Collection and was published in November 2016. The vicar's daughter, Lucinda, is asked to come to the home of the Earl of Rockhaven to help him entertain a German baron and his son who are visiting. Lucinda and Ivan, the earl's son, find love as they pit their wits against the Germans in Berlin in the days before WW1.

So here is something different: this cover looks like a mash up with the heroine's face from the UK cover of The Secret Fear
The hero comes from the Library of Love book, Tetherstones

Pink #99 also used the cover from The Secret Fear:


Friday, November 11, 2016

The Duke Hated Women

 The Duke Hated Women is #145 in the Barbara Cartland Pink Collection and was published in October 2016. This story is about Sheldon's uncle, the Duke of Dartmoor, who lives reclusive after the elopement of his fiancee. Sheldon accepts a dare that he can't get a job in his uncle's household and ends up helping the duke unexpectedly find a wife!

This cover is an old partial Francis Marshall drawing. It was on Bantam's Library of Love #6 The Reason Why