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 Fearhttp://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2010/04/secret-fear.html
The hero comes from the Library of Love book, Tetherstones http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2010-07-01T19:42:00-04:00&max-results=7

Pink #99 also used the cover from The Secret Fear: http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2013/02/love-conquers-war.html

Enjoy!

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 http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2010/05/lol-reason-why.html

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Music from Heaven

Music from Heaven is #144 in the Barbara Cartland Pink collection and was published in September 2016.

Martina Bradshaw's parents have recently died and her father left written music that suddenly holds an interest for a neighbor. She gets a job teaching a little girl who lives nearby and falls in love with the girl's brother while the neighbor plots to gain control of her father's music!

This cover is one that I can't find has been used before. If a sharp eyed reader sees its match, let me know!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Secret Danger

Secret Danger is #143 in Barbara Cartland's Pink Collection and was published in August 2016. Belinda Lanwick is in mourning for her father when she first sees Lord Ian Cheddington. When she hears about a plot against him, she goes undercover as a lady's maid in order to save him.

This cover is identical to the Jove edition of In the Arms of Love. Unfortunately, I don't have a photo of the original cover art.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Their Search for Real Love

Their Search for Real Love is #142 in the Barbara Cartland Pink Collection and was published in July 2016.
Melita is the daughter of the rich Gavron Murillo. He sends for his good friend Sir John Gilmour in order to tell him that he is dying and his wish is for Sir John to marry his daughter, Melita. They agree to pretend to marry to pacify her father and look around them for true love!

This cover is identical to Camfield #51, The Love Puzzle. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2011/05/love-puzzle.html

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

An Angel from Heaven

An Angel from Heaven is #141 in the Barbara Cartland Pink Collection and was published in June 2016.

This is the story of Diana Dinsdale, who is left with her stepfather after her mother's death and he is determined to marry her off to an American millionaire. Horrified, she runs away and becomes the governess to the brother of Lord Clayton. How she finds love with Lord Clayton and helps him with his problems is the plot of this novel.

This cover is identical to the Bantam #109 A Nightingale Sang http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/10/nightingale-sang.html

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

For the Love of Scotland

For the Love of Scotland is #140 in the Pink Collection by Barbara Cartland. That means we have approximately 20 more unpublished novels to look forward to!!

This story is about Julia Wood and her new stepmother's insistence for her to marry a neighbor in order to get her out of the house. She makes a pact with the neighbor and borrows his yacht to travel to relatives in Scotland. While there, she finds that the clan is poor and decides to help, all while finding love at the same time!

This cover is identical to the Arrow UK title Sweet Punishment. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2010/05/sweet-punishment.html  It is another of the great Francis Marshall covers!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

The Prince Who Wanted Love

The Prince Who Wanted Love is #139 in the Pink Collection by Barbara Cartland. This book was published in April 2016 and is the story of Lavinia, the daughter of Prince Serge of Tamrush. He is approached by a neighboring prince for the hand of his daughter and how she falls in love with the prince and his country.

This cover is identical to Camfield #68 A Knight in Paris http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2011/09/knight-in-paris.html

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Love for Eternity

Love for Eternity by Barbara Cartland is #138 in her Pink Collection, a group of original novels published after her death. This one was published in March 2016.

This story is about Karla Stanton who is visited by her society beauty half-sister and asked to disguise herself as a chaperone so that Penelope can go to Paris and continue her affair with the Marquis of Welbourne! How she ends up falling in love with the Marquis while Penelope snares a French Duc is the plot of this romance!

This cover is identical to Bantam #168, The Duke Comes Home http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2010/12/duke-comes-home.html

Monday, March 7, 2016

One Minute to Love

One Minute to Love is #137 in the Pink Collection by Barbara Cartland. It was published in February 2016 with an earlier Book Club edition published in 1993.

One Minute to Love is the story of Yolisa Warren, who is asked to travel to Kavalla with her diplomatic uncle, who is to try and help stabilize the country on behalf of the Queen. While there, she meets Prince Nikos and falls in love with him, even though he needs to marry a royal bride, preferably one Queen Victoria will endorse.

This cover is identical to Bantam #105 Flowers for the God of Love. http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2009/10/flowers-for-god-of-love.html

You may also like seeing the Book Club edition: http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2012/09/one-minute-to-lovethe-earls-revenge.html

Thursday, February 4, 2016

A Heart in Chains

A Heart in Chains is #136 in the Pink Collection by Barbara Cartland and was published in January 2016. This is a retelling of Cinderella with Andrea Clerefall, the heroine of the tale. Since the death of her father, she lives with her stepmother and stepsisters. She meets a viscount at a ball and escapes since she is not of his class.

This cover is identical to Bantam #152 Looking for Love http://barbaracartlandbooksandcoverart.blogspot.com/2010/10/looking-for-love.html

Sunday, January 3, 2016

The Unbroken Dream

The Unbroken Dream by Barbara Cartland is #135 in the Pink Collection and was published in December 2015. The Duke of Laverdale is determined to become the new Master of the Horse so is on the lookout for a suitable wife. He decides to meet the daughter of an old friend, but Oleta will have nothing to do with an arranged marriage and runs away, only for the duke, traveling incognito, to find her.

This is a new cover for this novel. The heroine seems to be helping the hero, who has hidden in a well for some reason! It was one of the first titles listed (but not published) after Cartland quit publishing in the mid-1990's, so may have been done by the artist during that time.