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!