Sunday, December 22, 2013

Danger in the Desert

Danger in the Desert is #110 in the Pink Collection and was published in November 2013 by barbaracartland.com. The Earl of Hillingwood wants his best friend's daughter to marry his son, Royden. Malva and Royden, while friends, don't wish to marry and plan a fake wedding to satisfy their fathers. While on their "honeymoon", Malva is kidnapped and Royden realizes that she's the wife he's always wanted.

The cover matches Camfield #73, The Temple of Love http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2011/11/temple-of-love.html

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Prisoner in Paris

A Prisoner in Paris is #109 in the Pink Collection and was published in October 2013.  Lord Lanwood is confronted with a ransom note saying that his nephew is being held hostage in France. He asks his neighbor, Isa, who is adept at languages, to accompany him to free his nephew.

I'm sure that this is a unique cover for this book. If you see a previous Cartland with this cover, please comment below!

Friday, October 4, 2013

An Archangel Called Ivan

An Archangel Called Ivan is #108 in the Pink Collection and was published in September 2013. This is the story of heiress Arliva Ashdown and how she wishes to be loved for herself and not her vast fortune. She sneaks away from London to become governess to Lord Wilson's grandchildren, never dreaming that she'll not only find adventure, but love!

This cover is identical to Lost Enchantment https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151836488581236&set=np.230222935.506540427&type=1&theater&notif_t=notify_me  It's another of the great covers by Francis Marshall.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Soft, Sweet, and Gentle

Soft, Sweet, and Gentle is #107 in the Pink Collection and was published in August 2013 by Barbara Cartland. 160 of her unpublished manuscripts are being published under this series.

Georgina Lang's father has died and she prepares for the arrival of the new Earl of Langfield, who is a distant and unknown cousin. She is hopeful of keeping her home by helping him learn the estate but a rash of burglaries end up pushing them into a closer relationship!!

I don't see a corresponding earlier book that has used this cover. If you find one, leave me a comment!!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Love's Dream in Peril

Love's Dream in Peril is #106 in the Pink Collection and published in July 2013. Barbara Cartland's newest story is about Adella May and her friend Jane Hartley, who both seek love and are afraid that it will pass them by.

This cover is identical to the Arrow UK copy of A Heart is Broken http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2010/02/heart-is-broken.html  It's another great cover by artist Francis Marshall! I like how the hero is make blond in this reuse of cover art!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

A Sacrifice for Love

A Sacrifice for Love is #105 in the Pink Collection and was published in June 2013. Princess Caterina of Thiess visits her friend Princess Harriet of Istria and finds out that an arranged marriage has been proposed for Harriet by Queen Victoria. However, Harriet loves another and convinces Caterina to take her place as the bride in this web of deception.

http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/09/love-lords-and-ladybirds.html

This cover is identical to Bantam #87: Love, Lords, and Ladybirds. I really love the Francis Marshall covers. He was an early illustrator of Barbara Cartland's books and I'm convinced that his beautiful covers along with her romantic stories are the reason her books were best sellers in the 1970's.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

A Heart Finds Love

A Heart Finds Love is #104 in the Pink Collection and was published in May 2013.  Alnina Lester is picking up the pieces after her brother's tragic death in a duel and selling off items from her house in order to pay his debts. She reluctantly advertises her mother's unique wedding gown which attracts the notice of the new Duke of Burlingford, who meets Alnina and asks her to pose as his wife and go with him to Russia, since she speaks Russian.

It's an interesting story but I was a bit confused that the title had died out; usually there is a male relative somewhere that can inherit.

This cover is identical to Camfield #46 http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2011/04/forced-to-marry.html

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

She Wanted Love

She Wanted Love is #103 in the Pink Collection and was published in April 2013.  Lady Eleta Renton leaves her French boarding school to return home and finds out that her stepfather is forcing her to marry the Duke of Hazelware, who is over 50. She runs away with the help of her maid to become governess of the Marquis of Teringford's tiresome child and teaches the child and her father about love eternal.

This cover is identical to Camfield #28 Look with Love: http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2011/02/look-with-love.html

Many of these are being published in both book and ebook form. Check amazon.com or barbaracartland.com for more information.

Monday, April 1, 2013

A Flight to Heaven

A Flight to Heaven is #102 in the Pink Collection and was published in March 2013. It is the story of Chiara Fairfax, who has just lost her father and goes to stay with a friend to recover. While there she meets two very different men and before long, gets to travel to Russia where she is reunited with a mysterious and enigmatic stranger!

This cover is identical to the UK copy of The Thief of Love. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/12/thief-of-love.html

It's by illustrator Francis Marshall. You can see where the heroine's hair color was changed from the original. Please contact me if you find other FM illustrations of Cartland's books which aren't on this blog! I'm always searching in case I missed one!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A Call of Love

A Call of Love is #101 in the Pink Collection and was published in February 2013. Lord Kenington is sent by the prime minister to travel to India and find out about the Russian menace there. On board, he meets Aisha Warde, who asks him to help her as she is traveling alone and another man is being annoying. When he finds out that her father is in The Great Game, he escorts her to India and further to the North West Frontier to find her father, after he doesn't show up to meet her in Calcutta.

This cover is identical to Camfield #110, A Kiss in Rome.http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2012/02/kiss-in-rome.html

Friday, February 15, 2013

A Rose in Jeopardy

A Rose in Jeopardy is #100 in the Pink Collection and was published in January 2013. Rosella's aunt has died and the new guardian visits with a rakish friend. Rosella runs away to London to escape his advances and a handsome stranger helps her find a job with a Venetian Contessa! At a masked ball there, she meets once again with the handsome stranger but is horrified when she learns he is the son of her new guardian!!

This cover is identical to Bantam #125, The Dawn of Love. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/12/dawn-of-love.html

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love Conquers War

Love Conquers War is #99 in the Pink Collection and was published in December 2012.  The Earl of Monthurst comes home after Waterloo to find his estate grossly neglected. He is prompted to help by the late vicar's daughter, Raina Locke, but is undecided whether he'll stay or travel abroad until she takes him over the estate and introduces him to his tenants.

This cover is identical to the UK copy of The Secret Fear. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2010/04/secret-fear.html


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Prayer for Love

A Prayer for Love is #98 in the Pink Collection and was published in November 2012. Dalma Wickham, trying to leave Athen for England, learns that the boat won't allow her dog on board! In despair, she hides in a yacht owned by an Englishman, hoping that he'll convey her home. He is the Earl of Ravenscraig and on a mission to free a girl from white slave traders!

This cover is an original, as far as I can tell. It's very pretty with our heroine wearing a black lace dress. I like her short, sassy haircut, too! The hero is elegant in modern evening wear, even though this story is set in 1880!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Duke is Deceived

The Duke is Deceived is #97 in the Pink Collection and was published in October 2012. Princess Zelda of Brienz is being pressured to marry and she visits her cousin Johann for advice. She shares the idea that she may not be the daughter of the prince, but of the Duke of Milverden! His advice is to visit England and find out once and for all if that is the truth!

This cover is identical to the UK copy of The Unknown Heart. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2010/05/unknown-heart.html

Monday, February 11, 2013

Joined by Love

Joined by Love is #96 in the Pink Collection and was published in September 2012. Lady Lucilla Welton lives with her Aunt Maud, who is trying to marry her off to a rich Texan! She really likes the Marquis of Castlebury, but he doesn't seem to even notice that she's around until a painting of Lucilla becomes the rage of Paris!

This cover is identical to the UK copy of Armour Against Love. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2010/01/armour-against-love.html

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Love and the Gods

Love and the Gods is #95 in the Pink Collection and was published in August 2012. Queen Victoria sends the Duke of Sherbourne on a very secret mission to Greece. He meets Princess Thalia at the top of the Parthenon and convinces her to not commit suicide after he learns she is being forced to marry a Russian prince.

This cover is identical to Bantam #183, A Rebel Princess. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2011/01/rebel-princess.html

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Queen Wins

The Queen Wins is #94 in the Pink Collection and was published in July 2012. Tarena is the child of Prince Ivan of Karlova who married her mother, a daughter of an earl. She didn't know until after his death that he was a ruler and her royal destiny is to marry the next ruler of Karlova!

This cover is identical to the Camfield #5,  A Miracle in Music. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2011/01/miracle-in-music.html

Friday, February 8, 2013

The Mountain of Love

The Mountain of Love is #93 in the Pink Collection and was published in June 2012. Kayla's parents have died and her mother's dying wish is for her to go to her grandfather, who she has never met due to his being estranged from her parents. Her grandfather isn't too happy since he hated his son's marriage, so he quickly marries Kayla to his neighbor's son, the Viscount Roth. A wedding trip to Nepal shows them that an arranged marriage can bring love!

This cover is identical to Desperate Defiance. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2010/01/desperate-defiance.html

Thursday, February 7, 2013

They Touched Heaven

They Touched Heaven is #92 in the Pink Collection and was published in May 2012. Temia Brandon is ready for her London season after finishing school, but finds that her father's situation causes her to marry someone rich and sooner than she wishes. She meets a horrible man, and then a nice one, and then a handsome but unpredictable one!!

This cover is identical to the UK copy of For All Eternity. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2012/05/for-all-eternity.html

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Winning Post is Love

The Winning Post is Love is #91 in the Pink Collection and was published in April 2012. Lord Waincliffe breaks his bridle while out riding and gets help from Rosetta Stourton. He is interested in her because of her resemblance to his sister and asks her to impersonate her during a visit from a nearby neighbor. They hope to convince their neighbor to help finance a racecourse that will help the area prosper!

This cover is identical to the UK copy of Love is Forty. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2010/03/love-at-forty.html

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Shooting Star

A Shooting Star is #90 in the Pink Collection and was published in March 2012. Flavia Linwood travels to London for her season but secretly hears a plan of her father, who is a courtier to Queen Victoria, to marry off the Earl of Haughton to her because he feels Lord Haughton is too close to the queen!

This cover is identical to Jove's Touch a Star. http://www.amazon.com/Touch-Star-Barbara-Cartland/dp/0515059617

Monday, February 4, 2013

Love and the Clans

Love and the Clans is #89 in the Pink Collection and was published in February 2012. The Duke of Barenlock is being pressured to marry a rich American heiress entirely for her fortune. In despair, he takes a walk and meets Sheinna, the daughter of his enemy clan! They become friends and are determined to end the feud between their clans once and for all!

This cover is identical to the UK book, Blue Heather. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2010/01/blue-heather.html

Sunday, February 3, 2013

A Miracle of Love

A Miracle of Love is #88 in the Pink Collection and was published in January 2012. Prince Nicolo of Vienz is being pressured into marrying and when the latest lady is in love with another, he decides to visit Venice where he finds Sacia escaping from a house and realizes that she is everything he is looking for in a wife but royal!

This cover is identical to Bantam #120 Free from Fear.http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/11/free-from-fear.html

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Secret Love

Secret Love is #87 in the Pink Collection and was published in December 2011. Wenda is trying to keep Creswell Court going while her brother is in London, but they are both dismayed when the Prince of Wales announces that he's coming for a visit! They can't afford it but come up with a crazy scheme that brings love to both!

This cover is identical to the UK cover of A Gamble of Hearts. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/06/gamble-with-hearts.html

Friday, February 1, 2013

Search for a Wife

Search for a Wife is #86 in the Pink Collection and was published in November 2011. Regency beau the Marquis of Milverton is being pestered by his family to marry. He complains to his friends who are all having the same trouble and a duke creates a challenge: go into the country in disguise and find a suitable girl who will love you without knowing you have a title and fortune!

This cover is identical to Bantam #128 The Prude and the Prodigal. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/12/prude-and-prodigal.html

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Love at Last

Love at Last is #85 in the Pink Collection and was published in October 2011. Prince Ivan of Rusitania needs a rich wife before his cousin, Prince Philip of Voskia, invades his country in a coup! Ivan finds the perfect bride in Lady Cecilia Beaumont but danger surrounds their courtship and chance of marriage!


This cover is identical to Bantam #139 The Waltz of Hearts. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/09/race-for-love.html

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Steeplechase for Love

A Steeplechase for Love is #84 in the Pink Collection and was published in September 2011. Helsa, the daughter of a vicar, is thrilled when her family's ancestral hall is rented and the renter organizes a large house party which will employ those in the district. She ends up taking the place of her friend who was going as a lady's maid and hears a plot against one of the guests, the Duke of Mervinston!

This cover is identical to Bantam #92, The Race for Love. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/09/race-for-love.html

A Royal Love Match

A Royal Love Match is #83 in the Pink Collection and was published in August 2011. Set in the 1650's, Clive More is saved by Alyssa and her nanny during his flight from Cromwell's men. He never forgets their kindness and once the king is on the throne, meets her again but their love is thwarted by her new stepmother!

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

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Trail to Love

The Trail to Love is #82 in the Pink Collection and was published in July 2011. Elissa Valentine's father has recently died and she travels to Yorkshire to live with her grandmother. She finds adventure in the gambling lifestyle of her cousin and love in the person of Richard Stanfield, a struggling artist.

This cover is identical to Camfield #89, The Queen Saves the King. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2012/01/queen-saves-king.html

Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Virgin Bride

A Virgin Bride is #81 in the Pink Collection and was published in June 2011. Lady Venetia Brook is sent home from Convent School because her father has arranged her marriage to the Duke of Rockinston. The duke has created a scandal that only a quick marriage will quiet and the bride is determined to get to know him before they become intimate!!

This cover is identical to Bantam #130 The Goddess and the Gaiety Girl. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/12/goddess-and-gaiety-girl.html

Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Healing Hand

The Healing Hand is #80 in the Pink Collection and was published in May 2011. Tania is traveling in France when her train is involved in an accident! She is helped by a handsome Englishman, Rupert More, and his friends, the Bracebridges. Once home, she finds her stepmother is impossible to live with and contacts the Bracebridges, who enable Tania to work with Florence Nightingale in Turkey!

This cover is identical to UK: A Nightingale Sang. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/10/nightingale-sang.html

Friday, January 25, 2013

A Heaven on Earth

A Heaven on Earth is #79 in the Pink Collection and was published in April 2011. Aurora Hartnell is home from school and anxious to celebrate Christmas with her family. She meets two very different neighbors, one rich, the other poor, and realizes that one of them will be her fate!

This cover is identical to Camfield #1, The Poor Governess. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2011/01/poor-governess.html

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Lucky Star

A Lucky Star is #78 in the Pink Collection and was published in March 2011. Anthea Preston has a new stepmother and this becomes her reason to leave home and take employment with the Earl of Hayworth as companion to his daughter but while traveling to Naples, her charge falls in love with an Italian artist and Anthea realizes she loves the Earl!

I can't find the match to this cover, so it may be an original. There are some of the US covers that I don't own, so let me know if you know the title!

*found it! Same cover as A Duel of Jewels http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2012/07/duel-of-jewels.html

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Gates of Paradise


The Gates of Paradise is #77 in the Pink Collection and was published in February 2011. Narina's friebd, Louise, is married to Prince Rudolf of Alexanderburg and she asks Narina to visit her and while she is there, she saves a wounded man who is being pursued by the Russians!

This cover is identical to Bantam #119 Imperial Splendour. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/11/imperial-splendour.html

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Castle

The Castle is #76 in the Pink Collection and was published in January 2011. Set during Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, Valeria Montford has several suitors and she is unaware of which to choose: the reticent Lord Waterford or the handsome and charming Sir Peter Cousins!

This cover is identical to the UK copy of Count the Stars. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2012/05/count-stars.html

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Magnificent Marquis

The Magnificent Marquis is #75 in the Pink Collection and was published in December 2010. The Marquis of Harlington is sent to Egypt by the prime minister to report on the construction of the Suez Canal. He picks up a stowaway in the person of Delisia, a neighbor's daughter who hears about his travel plans. Since she speaks Arabic, he takes her along as his young niece and they meet with many adventures!

This cover is identical to Bantam #146, The River of Love. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2010/10/river-of-love.html

Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Tree of Love

The Tree of Love is #74 in the Pink Collection and was published in November 2010. Shenda becomes the ward of the famous Duke of Wellington after the death of her father and travels to Paris where he puts her in charge of nursing one of his wounded officers, Ivan Worth, who is really the Marquis of Kenworth!!

This cover is identical to Bantam #49, Never Laugh at Love. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/07/never-laugh-at-love.html

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Revelation is Love

The Revelation is Love is #73 in the Pink Collection and was published in October 2010. Rupert Fitzalan is the new chief of the clan and returns to Scotland from America where he is the target of the MacLeans, a rival clan who claim that Rupert has their heirloom. He also meets Celina, who is engaged to a MacLean and is determined to find the rightful owner of the heirloom!

This cover is identical to Bantam #66, The Curse of the Clans http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/08/curse-of-clan.html

Friday, January 18, 2013

Money or Love

Money or Love is #72 in the Pink Collection and was published in September 2010. Sir Robin Dunstead inherits an estate with priceless art that needs restoration but has no fortune to accomplish this task. He and his sister, Alena, decide that they must marry rich Americans and set out to London to find their fortune!

This cover is identical to Bantam #2, No Darkness for Love http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/05/no-darkness-for-love.html

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Teacher of Love

A Teacher of Love is #71 in the Pink Collection and was published in August 2010.  Lord Salwicke is determined to marry his daughter Tasia to a friend of his that she has never met. She runs away and becomes a tutor to the sons of the Earl of Linsdale, who has problems of his own!

This cover is identical to Six Days, one of the condensed Library of Love romances. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2010/06/lol-six-days.html  It is a Francis Marshall artwork cover, too!