Monday, April 30, 2012

A Magical Moment


A Magical Moment is #140 in the Camfield series and was published in April 1995. Lencia deceives her stepmother and takes her sister across the channel to visit chateau in France! She disguises herself as a widow and falls in love with the handsome Duc de Montrichard.

I can't tell if the circular thing is a broach or some kind of decoration. Weird. Bring back the illustrated covers! Part of the problem is that I have trouble remembering the stories and plots without a visual.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Loveless Marriage


The Loveless Marriage is #139 in the Camfield series and was published in March 1995. Fyna MacSteel is promoted as a bride to the Earl of Braradale in an attempt for peace among their clans. They agree and begin as friends while planning King George's royal visit to Scotland.

This is the first of the non-couple covers. It's odd to see and hard for me, since I like having a cover with the hero and heroine on it. It's a long way from our delightful Francis Marshall illustrated books! The next 6 left in the Camfield series have these covers. Maybe they knew the series was coming to an end.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Innocent Imposter


The Innocent Imposter is #138 in the Camfield series and was published in February 1995. Ursa is playing a role and impersonating her married sister, Penelope, as a guest on an estate. The Marquis of Charnwood needs a temporary fiancee and Ursa decides to play that role as herself! Can she keep the two apart and keep her sister from becoming angry with her?

On this cover, we see the hero visiting the heroine at her bedside. She is obviously not expecting him as she is reading a book. The colors are vivid and we see that they like each other and maybe are a bit in love.

Friday, April 27, 2012

The Incomparable


The Incomparable is #137 in the Camfield series and was published in January 1995. Amorita Howe's nanny needed an operation and to raise the money, she and her brother hope to win a prize at a contest being held by the Earl of Eldridge.

On this cover by Forlag, we see a bored hero as he glances at the angelic heroine while at a dinner party. The Indian girl next to him is sultry and we see servants in the background of this well lit room. The heroine seems the good and pure girl on the cover and we know that is who always wins the heart of the hero in Barbara Cartland's books!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Saved by a Saint


Saved by a Saint is #136 in the Camfield series and was published in December 1994. The disillusioned Marquis of Melverley left London for his country estate and saved Christina from an unwanted suitor. She helps him when his evil cousin threatens his life to a glorious conclusion in this regency story.

This simple cover fits the smaller size that is now illustrating the books. We see the hero climbing in through an opening of a barn to help save the heroine! Both wear daytime garb and the heroine may even be wearing a nightgown!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Eyes of Love


The Eyes of Love is #135 in the Camfield series and was published in November 1994. Vara McDorn becomes a guide to the new Earl of Dornoch, who has been cursed in India and is now blind. She saves him from a traitor and prays fervantly for him to regain his sight.

We see our couple kissing in this cover by Forlag. Our heroine wears a very bright yellow bustle gown while the hero is in traditional Scottish kilt and shirt. The cannon seems an odd prop and it's hard to see where exactly they stand. The size of the picture isn't helpful.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Spirit of Love


The Spirit of Love is #134 in the Camfield series and was published in October 1994. Odella Wayne tells the Marquis of Midhurst about the spy she's overheard and is given a task to help save the life of the member of the royal family!

We see our couple dressed elegantly as if for a ballroom. The hero is helping the heroine, who looks as if she has fainted. I like the wreath of flowers that decorate the heroine's hair in a style not quite in keeping with the regency mode.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Never Lose Love


Never Lose Love is #133 in the Camfield series and was published in September 1994. Josina Marsh, newly orphaned, travels to England to stay with her mother's family at Nevon. However, the duke is entertaining a party and Josina saves him from an angry husband. She realizes that she needs to leave after he offers to marry her to stop a scandal.

We see the hero saving the heroine in this picture by Forlag. She is in mourning clothes and an evil looking man is staring at the interference of the hero. A canvas and paintbrushes suggest that this is an artist's room.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Dare-Devil Duke


The Dare-Devil Duke is #132 in the Camfield series and was published in August 1994. Kasia Ross is an heiress but determined to choose her own husband! So she gets employment as a governess in Dreghorne Castle and meets her charge's uncle, the Duke and saves her charge from some kidnappers!

This is a cute picture of our heroine and her charge in a tree when the hero comes by and notices them! Again, the smaller picture doesn't do it justice, but I like that the white of her gown is vivid in all of the sunlight and greenery. It looks like an interesting moment of meeting!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

A Royal Rebuke


A Royal Rebuke is #131 in the Camfield series and was published in July 1994. Lord Victor Brooke is ordered by Queen Victoria to escort Princess Sydella to be wed but once they leave, they realize that there is a Russian plot to keep the princess from arriving to Zararis. During this time, Victor protects Sydella and they fall in love. Can fate change this to a happily after after future?

On this cover, we see the scene of a bomb exploding on the boat and our couple jumping off into the sea! The yellow of the explosion is the focal point of this cover and the size of the cover takes away from the picture.

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Wonderful Dream


The Wonderful Dream is #130 in the Camfield series and was published in June 1994. Claudia, stranded in Spain, poses as the wife of the Marquis of Datchford to save him from an alliance his host is pressing on him. He believes Claudia to be an actress, not knowing she's a lady of quality.

This cover begins the smaller photos of our couple with a decorative edging around the picture. Forlag still is the artist. This one feels busy but that may be because of the size. The couple are nice but all of the detail in the background makes it feel as if they're not the important focus of the cover.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Duke Finds Love


The Duke Finds Love is #129 in the Camfield series and was published in May 1994. The Duke of Buckingham saves Lady Lynda from drowning, but is such a rake that her parents demand that he marry her! Bowing to pressure, he does so and takes her on a honeymoon to the Greek Isles, where they search for an ancient carving and fall in love with one another!

This is a mysterious cover and makes me want to pick up the book to see what it's about! I love that our couple wear dark simple clothing as they dig up the head of Aphrodite! Note the bad guys running in the background.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Safe in Paradise


Safe in Paradise is #128 in the Camfield series and was published in April 1994. Zarina Bryden is about to be married off to a duke her father's age, so she hatches a plan with a good friend, the Earl of Linwood, and they escape to India but a wary captain makes them marry!

We see our couple in India and in an embrace. It looks as if they are in a hotel of some sort. The heroine looks very childlike, as in some of Forlag's earlier covers, but both seem dressed for the climate.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Look with the Heart


Look with the Heart is #127 in the Camfield series and was published in March 1994. Erlina Sherwood and her young brother sought shelter at Meldon Hall after her own home burned. It was the home of the blind Marquis, who had lost his sight in an accident and they decide to help one another, in spite of relatives!

We see an unusual cover by Forlag with our blind hero and a very pretty heroine. I like her pink gown, diamond necklace, and striking hairdo. She is intent on the hero as he walks towards the bench. The absence of detail behind their heads emphasizes their upper bodies.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Running Away to Love


Running Away to Love is #126 in the Camfield series and was published in February 1994. Ivana Sherard flees her guardian's plan of an arranged marriage and fate brings her to the Earl of Lorimar who convinces her to become a spy for England!

I think this is an interesting cover by Fiord Forlag! It's more ornate than usual, showing a staircase with our couple standing on the landing. The details of the large Grandfather clock along with the wall border and paintings are nice to see and don't detract from the couple, who stand greeting each other in Regency dress.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

This is Love


This is Love is #125 in the Camfield series and was published in January 1994. Lady Athina Ling saves a child who was being mistreated while staying in an inn. She takes him to his uncle, the Marquis of Rockingdale, who has his own dilemma: he needs to be engaged or married to become the Queen's Master of the Horse, a position he desperately wants. He asks Athina to masquerade as his fiancee until the boy is accustomed to his new home, until the boy's stepfather comes looking for him!

This cover shows our couple in what looks like their nightclothes, about to kiss. It's almost indistinct, but we see our pretty heroine and the hero stand against an open window in a dark room. It's a romantic moment and mimics the title of the book!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Good or Bad?


Good or Bad? is #124 in the Camfield series and was published in December 1993. Amalita Maulpin and her sister are orphans, but Amalita is determined that Carolyn should have her London season by transforming herself into "Lady Maulpin" chaperoning her "stepdaughter". She enlists help of the elderly Marquis of Garle to help her enter society, but his observant son seems to think something is odd about her!

On this cover by Forlag, we see the hero helping our heroine, who seems about to fall. His father sits nearby and they are in an elegant drawing room. What's most interesting to me is to see a dark haired heroine!! Barbara Cartland created so few of them that it makes me happy every time I see one on the cover of her books!

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Dangerous Marriage


The Dangerous Marriage is #123 in the Camfield series and was published in November 1993. Lady Gloria is commanded by Queen Victoria to marry Prince Darius of Arginos. However, a revolution threatens his country and they bond while raising forces loyal to the throne.

We see our couple being cheered in a happy ending cover! Our heroine holds a flower while others are being tossed at the couple. Our heroine wears a pretty day dress while the prince is in uniform, though the colors reflect the colors on the clothing of the others clapping behind them. This is another great Cartland romance based on an arranged marriage, one of her favorite plots!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Love at the Ritz


Love at the Ritz is #122 in the Camfield series and was published in October 1993. Vilma is intrigued about the new Ritz Hotel being built in Paris and comes to find out that one of the chandeliers is based on one from her father's Parisian house! While touring the hotel, a fellow Englishman saves her from some unwanted advances. He has his own troubles but thinks the pretty girl is the daughter of an electrician!

This is a pretty cover where we see our hero watching the heroine clean one of the magnificent chandeliers and probably wondering who she really is! I like her blue Edwardian gown and her golden hair blends in with the light and the curtains. The assumption that she is a tradesman's daughter is understandable.

Monday, April 9, 2012

To Scotland and Love


To Scotland and Love is #121 in the Camfield series and was published in September 1993. Talbot Marsham, society darling, was stunned to find out that he was the 12th Earl of Cairnloch and traveled to his ancestral home to be taught Scottish ways by the beautiful Tara, expert of his clan!

I like this action cover by Forlag which shows our couple on the roof of the castle. The hero has his knife drawn, which suggest danger of some sort. I like the different plaids on their clothing which represent their clans. Barbara's stories about Scotland are always exciting and romantic!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Wicked Widow


#120 Camfield is The Wicked Widow by Barbara Cartland. This book was published in August 1993. Kyla and her little brother are in danger since they inherit their father's wealth over their stepmother. They run away and end up being helped by their old nanny into a position into the home of the Earl of Granston to care for his niece.

We see the hero in the doorway of the heroine's bedroom. She sleeps with her little brother, who may have been frightened. The candle illuminates her pale beauty and the innocence of both of the sleepers.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Queen of Hearts


The Queen of Hearts is #119 in the Camfield series and was published in July 1993. Princess Sola takes her ill twin sister's place on an official engagement visit to Arramia, where Zelie is to marry King Ivan. However, when a revolution occurs, only a royal wedding will save the king!

In this cover by Forlag, we see the king standing on an important statue and speaking to his people. The heroine is in a carriage along with two children. Since she wears a crown, we can assume that she is now the queen. I like the pale blue color that Forlag uses to illuminate the scene.

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Angel and the Rake


The Angel and the Rake is #118 in the Camfield series and was published in June 1993. Angela Brooke was considering taking up the offer of 1000 pounds to the young lady who would play an angel on the Marquis of Vauxhall's private stage! Not a genteel thing to do, but Angela was an orphan trying to restore her ancestral home.

Forlag's cover shows our couple in front of a massive fireplace standing in an embrace. I get the impression that our heroine is worried and the hero is comforting her. I like her Edwardian emerald green skirt and lacy blouse.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Lucky Logan Finds Love


Lucky Logan Finds Love is #117 in the Camfield series and was published in May 1993. Marius Logan was an adventurer who had become wealthy finding new discoveries. Belinda Wyncombe is determined to find out his secret to success, but what she finds is actually danger!

In Forlag's cover, we see a weepy heroine and a concerned, handsome hero. Our heroine is wearing a fashionable dress of 1870 with its bustle and two toned colors and military styling. I like the high cabinet, which is an unusual feature on a Cartland romance!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Peaks of Ecstasy


The Peaks of Ecstasy is #116 in the Camfield series and was published in April 1993. Geta's mother has just died and a distant cousin has sent a cable asking to marry of of the girls in the family but both of her sisters have secret beaus! Geta accepts Lord Roydon's proposal and travels to India, where he can now accept a governorship!

We see a romantic cover by Forlag where our couple is celebrating their honeymoon in a remote romantic place in India. Our heroine is wearing a pretty nightgown trimmed with ribbon and lace. They look very happy with their arranged, convenient marriage!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Cave of Love


The Cave of Love is #115 in the Camfield series and was published in March 1993. Salema met a wonderful man in her favorite place, Monk's Wood. Unfortunately, he was the son of the man her father meant her to marry! Since Charles is estranged from his father, they make plans to run away and elope until fate changes things and everyone is happy in the end!

This is a pretty cover from Forlag. We see our couple at the opening of a cave. The heroine is lovely in her blue day dress while the hero is also dressed handsomely. We can tell that they care for each other very much!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Terror From the Throne


Terror from the Throne is #114 in the Camfield series and was published in February 1993. King Inged of Klaklov needs a British bride and Queen Victoria chooses Toria, a distant and penniless relative, for this honor. She realizes that the king is wicked and flees on her wedding eve into the arms of a handsome Duke who is willing to help her escape!

In this cover by Fiord Forlag, we see our couple standing in the moonlight on the deck of his yacht! The sea looks stormy which may mirror the troubles that they have escaped. Our heroine wears a pretty evening gown while our hero is more nautically attired.