Friday, November 30, 2012

A Battle of Brains

A Battle of Brains is #60 in the Pink Collection and was published in September 2009. Lady Yolanda Wood comes home from school but her stepfather is about to cheat Lord Milborne, a man who was kind to her own father. She warns him of the trick and they become friends.

This book cover is identical to the UK hardback: Drena and the Duke. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2012/07/drena-and-duke.html  This book was not published in paperback or at all in the US.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Castle of Dreams

A Castle of Dreams is #59 in the Pink Collection and was published in August 2009. Robert, Duke of Glentorran, rescues Lady Viola and her brother David from a shipwreck and welcomes them to his castle. He is unaware that the brother and sister are now wealthy and Viola tries to keep this a secret as a misunderstanding in London spoiled a promising romance between them.

This cover is identical to the UK paperback: A Heart in the Highlands. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2012/06/heart-in-highlands.html  This story was not available in the US.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Keys of Love

The Keys of Love is #58 in the Pink Collection and was published in July 2009. Henrietta is living in Boston when her father discovers oil on his Texas ranch. He sends her back home to England under an assumed name to keep her away from fortune hunters, but a Bulgarian prince follows and threatens to intrude in her romance with an English duke!

This cover is identical to Camfield # 138 An Innocent Imposter: http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2012/04/innocent-imposter.html

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Love and Apollo

Love and Apollo is #57 in the Pink Collection and was published in June 2009. Valona is a distant cousin of Lady Rose, who has been chosen by Queen Victoria to become the wife of King Phidias. However, Lady Rose is in love with the Marquis who is their guide to Greece and they elope after finding out that his insane wife has died. Valona is the obvious choice now to marry the king because she is also related to Queen Victoria!

This cover is identical to Camfield #129: The Duke Finds Love. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2012/04/duke-finds-love.html


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Love Came from Heaven

Love Came from Heaven is #56 in the Pink Collection and was published in May 2009. Selena Norton is rescued by the Earl of Wakefield and he offers her a job on his estate as the assistant to a garden designer. She is grateful and loves helping with the menagerie he is gathering there.

This cover is identical to Camfield #16: Teresa and a Tiger. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2011/02/theresa-and-tiger.html

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Ruled by Love

Ruled by Love is #55 in the Pink Collection and was published in April 2009. Princess Zoleka and her father sends her to become a lady in waiting to Princess Udele, the heir to a neighboring country, since he is worried about Prussia's influence. While there, she meets two very different princes!

This cover is identical to the US version of The Reluctant Bride. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2010/04/reluctant-bride.html

Friday, November 23, 2012

Love at the Tower

Love at the Tower is #54 in the Pink Collection and was published in March 2009. Robina Melville's father has remarried and she returns from school realizing that her new stepmother is determined to marry her off. Luckily, she encounters her old friend, the Earl of Hampton, who provides her with employment and a temporary escape.

This cover is identical to Bantam #138: Love in the Moon. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2010/09/love-in-moon.html

Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Earl's Revenge

The Earl's Revenge is #53 in the Pink Collection and was published in February 2009. This book has a previous edition in hardback: http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2012/09/one-minute-to-lovethe-earls-revenge.html

Charles Lyndon is about to propose to a society beauty only to find out that she's waiting for a higher title. Hurt, he leaves and meets Rania, the sister of an old friend who agrees to pretend to be his fiancee.

This cover is identical to Bantam #75: No Escape from Love. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/09/no-escape-from-love.html



Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Mine For Ever

Mine For Ever is #52 in the Pink Collection and was published in January 2009. Lilliana's sweetheart, the Earl of Sherborne, is in India and her father is pressuring her to marry another. She consents to an engagement and the Earl arrives back but can he save her in time?

This cover is identical to Bantam #40, No Time for Love. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/06/no-time-for-love.html  I'm not sure I like the hair color changes on these reused illustrations. This one is very obvious.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Princess Prays

A Princess Prays is #51 in the Pink Collection and was published in December 2008. Attila, the heir of the throne of Valdina, hears her stepmother plot to marry her to a prince with a horrible reputation. Since her father is ill, she decides to talk to the local priest and they decide to take a pilgrimage to pray for her father and for guidance.

This cover is identical to Bantam #169: A King in Love. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2010/12/king-in-love.html

Monday, November 19, 2012

This Way to Heaven

This Way to Heaven is #50 in the Pink Collection and was published in November 2008. Jasmina Winfield, from Missouri, arrives in Yorkshire to visit relatives and is intrigued over the story of a neighbor who has shunned all society since the death of his wife. A riding accident and blizzard give Jasmina the opportunity to visit the Earl of Somerton and coax him into society again!

This cover is identical to the UK Mandarin book: The Love Light of Apollo: http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2012/06/love-light-of-apollo.html  TLLoA was not published in the USA.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Lovers in London

Lovers in London is #49 in the Pink Collection and was published in October 2008. Lanthia Grenville is staying in an exclusive London hotel when the Marquis of Rakecliffe runs inside her room and asks for aid!

This cover is identical to Bantam #85: Lord Ravenscar's Revenge. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/09/lord-ravenscars-revenge.html

Saturday, November 17, 2012

A Kiss from the Heart

A Kiss from the Heart is #48 in the Pink Collection and was published in September 2008. Robert Templeton has just arrived from India to find out that he is now the new earl and the beautiful friend, Miranda Whitby, is there to encourage him.

This cover is identical to the UK Love is Innocent. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/06/love-is-innocent.html  It's nice to see some of Francis Marshall's artwork in use once again!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Rivals for Love

Rivals for Love is #47 in the Pink Collection and was published in August 2008. Lady Elva is disenchanted with her first season until an overheard conversation between her aunt and the Duke of Sparkbrook propel her into an undercover mission with the duke to gain intelligence for the prime minister! This book is set in 1790.

This cover is identical to the UK Love Climbs In. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/10/love-climbs-in.html

Thursday, November 15, 2012

In Hiding

In Hiding is #46 in the Pink Collection and was published in July 2008. Lady Tamina is devastated when she realizes that her fiance is betrothed to another. To get away, she takes a post as secretary to the Earl of Daventry who is sailing to Madeira and uses an assumed name to protect her reputation.

This cover is identical to The Bitter Winds of Love. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2010/01/bitter-winds-of-love.html  Again, note the differences in hair color!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Follow Your Heart

Follow Your Heart is #45 in the Pink Collection and was published in June 2008. I remember searching for a previously published copy of this book without avail, so if you have one, I'd love to see a photo of it!

Della lived with her uncle on the estate of the Duke of Marchwood. The old duke was determined that his son Jason marry Della, the daughter of his dear friend. However, Della didn't wish to marry him and ran away with the gypsies!

This cover is identical to the UK Mandarin paperback Love Runs In. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2012/06/love-runs-in.html Note the hair color change on our heroine!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Perfect Way to Heaven

A Perfect Way to Heaven is #44 in the Pink Collection and was published in May 2008. Elvina Carrisford is invited to travel with her cousin Delphine to her wedding when they are caught in a blizzard and a handsome man rescues them, but while Elvina likes him, she can't love him because he is a servant!

Sometimes finding the original covers takes a lot of hunting! This one is identical to the UK paperback: A Miracle in Music. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2011/01/miracle-in-music.html  Note the difference in the heroine's hair color!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Danger to the Duke

Danger to the Duke is #43 in the Pink Collection and was published in April 2008. Michael Moore has been in India and on his way home discovers that he is the new Duke of Grangemoore! He wishes to view his new estate incognito and on his way there finds Adela, who is running away from an abusive home. She helps him when he finds that a cousin has taken over the house with drunken friends and he saves her life!

This cover is identical to another UK paperback: The Song of Love.http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/12/song-of-love.html

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Waters of Love

The Waters of Love is #42 in the Pink Collection and was published in March 2008. Francis, the Marquis of Wimborton needs to marry and heiress and he meets Lexia, an American whose father hopes she marries an English Lord! Unexpectedly, they become good friends while cruising until a past suitor shows up!

This cover is identical to the UK Mandarin paperback: In Love in Lucca. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2012/06/in-love-in-lucca.html  This book was not published in the US and is hard to find.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The King Without a Heart

A King Without a Heart is #41 in the Pink Collection, the group of unpublished books left behind after Barbara Cartland's death in 2000, which is being published in one collection by her son and granddaughter!

Titania Brooke is orphaned and now lives with her uncle, the duke, and acting as ladies maid to her spoiled cousin, Sophie, who is engaged to Prince Frederick of Velidos. They travel there for the wedding and she meets the princes's half brother who is sympathetic to her plight.

This cover is identical to Bantam #89: The Passion and the Flower. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/09/passion-and-flower.html

Friday, November 9, 2012

A Dream Comes True

A Dream Comes True is #40 in the Pink Collection and was published in January 2008. Lucia Mountford's mother has remarried and her stepfather quickly goes through their money and proposes to marry Lucia off for more to Lord Winterton.

This cover is identical to Camfield #9: A Witch's Spell. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2011/01/witchs-spell.html

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Love by the Lake

Love by the Lake is #39 in the Pink Collection and was published in December 2007. Lolita Vernon has run away from her stepfather who is pushing her into an unwanted marriage. On her way to London, she finds a little boy who is also being mistreated and decides to take him to his uncle, while posting as his governess.

This cover is identical to Camfield #44: Love Joins the Clans. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2011/04/love-joins-clans.html

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Importance of Love

The Importance of Love is #38 in the Pink Collection and was published in November 2007. The Viscount Kennington is trying to resolve a family feud along with helping out Luella, an orphan who is being pursued by an unsavory character. Can he accomplish both?

This cover is identical to the UK book: Say Yes, Samantha. Note the difference in hairstyles! http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/06/say-yes-samantha.html

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Journey to Love

Journey to Love is #37 in the Pink Collection and was published in October 2007. Shana, by running an errand for her father, learns of a plot to rob the Marquis of Kilbrooke's home! She tells him about it and finds herself in the middle of an adventure!

This cover is identical to Bantam #145: A Portrait of Love. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2010/10/portrait-of-love.html

Monday, November 5, 2012

Seeking Love

Seeking Love is #36 in the Pink Collection and was published in September 2007. Marina Fullerton is sent to France after the untimely death of her mother and while there meets a handsome native but is also intrigued with Londoner Sir Peter Bailey!

This cover is identical to Bantam #131 Signpost to Love. Note that they changed the heroine's hair color!! http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/12/signpost-to-love.html

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Touching the Stars

Touching the Stars is #35 in the Pink Collection and was published in August 2007.  Justina takes her sister's place on a trip to India where she meets two very different men on board ship and has to make a decision after she becomes engaged to one of them!

This cover is identical to Camfield #64 Little Tongues of Fire. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2011/08/little-tongues-of-fire.html

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Saved by an Angel

Saved by an Angel is #34 in the Pink Collection and was published in July 2007. The Marquis de Castillon and his friend, Huburt Dawlish both are in hospital after the battle of Waterloo and make out wills. The Marquis survives and finds out that he is guardian to Dawlish's three children of whom Marietta is a gifted healer and she restores the fortune to the Marquis's chateau!

This cover photo is identical to the UK An Arrow of Love. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/06/arrow-of-love.html

Friday, November 2, 2012

An Unexpected Love

An Unexpected Love is #33 in the Pink Collection and was published in June 2007.  Ravina Ashley is appalled when a stranger at a ball takes it upon him to criticize her behavior. Later she meets Sir Richard Crawford again when she is visiting her cousin and tries to keep him at a distance.

This cover is identical to Bantam #154 Lies for Love.http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2010/10/lies-for-love.html

Thursday, November 1, 2012

For Ever and Ever

For Ever and Ever is #32 in the Pink Collection and was published in May 2007. Viola's parents have died and she travels to India to live with her aunt and uncle. She is intrigued with the Earl of Devonport and finds life in India exciting with the eminent threat of Russian invasion.

This cover is identical to Bantam #124 Punished with Love. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/11/punished-with-love.html