46. In Hiding - The Pink Collection
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All eyes are on Lady Tamina Braithwaite as she dazzles the cream of London society at a masked ball. Dressed as a bird of paradise, even the sumptuous silks of her costume cannot detract from the glow that love has given her. In love for the first time with a handsome young politician, it would appear that they are a couple destined for great things. But is she the only one who is pretending to be something other than she is? Underneath Tamina’s frothy exterior there is an intelligent young woman who values truth and loyalty above all else. A late night telephone call threatens to destroy her happiness forever, so donning yet another mask Tamina flees London for Europe on board the Blue Diamond. On a voyage that no one will ever forget, Tamina’s strong spirit is tested to the limits as old wounds are healed, new friendships are forged and the meaning of true love finally discovered. "Barbara Cartland was the world’s most prolific novelist who wrote an amazing 723 books in her lifetime, of which no less than 644 were romantic novels with worldwide sales of over 1 billion copies and her books were translated into 36 different languages.As well as romantic novels, she wrote historical biographies, 6 autobiographies, theatrical plays and books of advice on life, love, vitamins and cookery.She wrote her first book at the age of 21 and it was called Jigsaw. It became an immediate bestseller and sold 100,000 copies in hardback in England and all over Europe in translation.Between the ages of 77 and 97 she increased her output and wrote an incredible 400 romances as the demand for her romances was so strong all over the world.She wrote her last book at the age of 97 and it was entitled perhaps prophetically The Way to Heaven. Her books have always been immensely popular in the United States where in 1976 her current books were at numbers 1 & 2 in the B. Dalton bestsellers list, a feat never achieved before or since by any author.Barbara Cartland became a legend in her own lifetime and will be best remembered for her wonderful romantic novels so loved by her millions of readers throughout the world, who have always collected her books to read again and again, especially when they feel miserable or depressed.Her books will always be treasured for their moral message, her pure and innocent heroines, her handsome and dashing heroes, her blissful happy endings and above all for her belief that the power of love is more important than anything else in everyone’s life."



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In Hiding
Copyright © 2008 by Cartland Promotions
First published on the internet in July 2008 by Barbaracartland.com
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In Hiding
Tamina gasped. She had a terrible feeling that the world was falling away beneath her feet and that she was about to faint. She swayed and sat down abruptly at the desk in her father’s big carved chair. “Does Edmund – love you?” she whispered, wondering if perhaps there was still some reason to believe that this was all a dreadful mistake. Edmund was an honourable man. He would never become engaged to one girl whilst in a relationship with another! It was unthinkable. “Of course he loves me! We are engaged. But I saw you dancing with him tonight and although Edmund assures me that you and he are just friends and that he escorted you to the ball because your parents are out of the country, I still felt that you should be told.” And with a click the connection was broken. Tamina stared at the receiver in her hand, almost as if she did not know what she was holding.
Barbara Cartland was the most prolific bestselling author in the history of the world. She was frequently in the Guinness Book of Records for writing more books in a year than any other living author. In fact her most amazing literary feat was when her publishers asked for more Barbara Cartland romances, she doubled her output from 10 books a year to over 20 books a year, when she was 77. She went on writing continuously at this rate for 2 0 years and wrote her last book at the age of 97, thus completing 400 books between the ages of 77 and 97. Her publishers finally could not keep up with this phenomenal output, so at her death she left 160 unpublished manuscripts, something aga in that no other author has ever achieved. Now the exciting news is that these 160 original unpublished Barbara Cartland books are ready for publication and they will be published by Barbaracartland.com exclusively on the internet, as the web is the best possible way to reach so many Barbara Cartland readers around the world. The 160 books will be published monthly and will be numbered in sequence. The series is called the Pink Collection as a tribu te to Barbara Cartland whose favourite colour was pink and it became very much her trademark over the years. The Barbara Cartland Pink Collection is published o nly on the internet. Log on to www.barbaracartland.comfind out how you can purchase the books monthly as they are to published, and take out a subscription that will en sure that all subsequent editions are delivered to you by mail order to your home. If you do not have access to a computer you can write for information about the Pink Collection to the following address : Barbara Cartland.com Ltd. 240 High Road, Harrow Weald, Harrow HA3 7BB United Kingdom. Telephone & fax: +44 (0)20 8863 2520
Titles in this series
1. The Cross of Love 2. Love in the Highlands 3. Love Finds the Way 4. The Castle of Love 5. Love is Triumphant 6. Stars in the Sky 7. The Ship of Love 8. A Dangerous Disguise 9. Love Became Theirs 10. Love Drives In 11. Sailing to Love 12. The Star of Love 13. Music is the Soul of Love 14. Love in the East 15. Theirs to Eternity 16. A Paradise on Earth 17. Love Wins in Berlin 18. In Search of Love 19. Love Rescues Rosanna 20. A Heart in Heaven 21. The House of Happiness 22. Royalty Defeated by Love 23. The White Witch
24. They Sought Love 25. Love is the Reason for Living 26. They Found Their Way to Heaven 27. Learning to Love 28. Journey to Happiness 29. A Kiss in the Desert 30. The Heart of Love 31. The Richness of Love 32. For Ever and Ever 33. An Unexpected Love 34. Saved by an Angel 35. Touching the Stars 36. Seeking Love 37. Journey to Love 38. The Importance of Love 39. Love by the Lake
40. A Dream Come True 41. The King without a Heart 42. The Waters of Love 43. Danger to the Duke 44. A Perfect way to Heaven 45. Follow Your Heart 46. In Hiding
Barbara Cartland, who sadly died in May 2000 at the grand age of ninety eight, remains one of the world’s most famous romantic novelists. With worldwide sales of over one billion, her outstanding 723 books have been translated into thirty six different languages, to be enjoyed by readers of romance globally.
Writing her first book ‘Jigsaw’ at the age of 21, Barbara became an immediate bestseller. Building upon this initial success, she wrote continuously throughout her life, producing bestsellers for an astonishing 76 years. In addition to Barbara Cartland’s legion of fans in the UK and across Europe, her books have always been immensely popular in the USA. In 1976 she achieved the unprecedented feat of having books at numbers 1 & 2 in the prestigious B. Dalton Bookseller bestsellers list.
Although she is often referred to as the ‘Queen of Romance’, Barbara Cartland also wrote several historical biographies, six autobiographies and numerous theatrical plays as well as books on life, love, health and cookery. Becoming one of Britain's most popular media personalities and dressed in her trademark pink, Barbara spoke on radio and television about social and political issues, as well as making many public appearances.
In 1991 she became a Dame of the Order of the British Empire for her contribution to literature and her work for humanitarian and charitable causes.
Known for her glamour, style, and vitality Barbara Cartland became a legend in her own lifetime. Best remembered for her wonderful romantic novels and loved by millions of readers worldwide, her books remain treasured for their heroic heroes, plucky heroines and traditional values. But above all, it was Barbara Cartland’s overriding belief in the positive power of love to help, heal and improve the quality of life for everyone that made her truly unique.
“Whenever life becomes unbearable and your heartis breaking, remember that love is just around the corner.” Barbara Cartland
Tcer’s vast mansion inhe beautiful mirrored ballroom at Lord and Lady Mer Knightsbridge had seen many grand and exciting occasions, but none to rival the one in progress this warm summer evening. The daughter of the house, Mary-Rose, was now eighteen and in honour of her birthday, her parents were throwing an extravagant fancy dress ball. All the smartest and grandest members of London Society had flocked to the great house in a variety of marvellous colourful costumes. Against Lady Mercer’s better judgement, the band now playing up in the gallery that ran round the far end of the sumptuous oval room, had been imported especially from America. In a side room tables had been laid with a sumptuou s buffet. Ice statues in the shape of flowers stood between huge crystal bowls full of white roses and lilies. Everything wonderful had been provided for the guests; even champagne flowing down a pyramid of sparkling glasses. Rumours abounded that there was to be a fire-eater and a juggler later in the evening and a giant cake with eighteen candles. Everyone was excited and happy and no one was more excited than Lady Tamina Braithwaite. Small, slender and dressed in a quite amazing conco ction of colourful chiffon and feathers, Lady Tamina had come to the fancy dress party disguised as a bird of paradise. With a sapphire and emerald silk skullcap hiding her long blonde hair and a feathered mask covering her face, no one would ever have guessed who she was. But beneath the mask, Tamina was bubbling with happiness as she was whirled around the shining parquet dance floor. “Oh, Edmund, isn’t this the most marvellous party you have ever at ended?” Edmund Newson smiled down at his partner. He had flatly refused to wear a fancy dress costume this evening – he had a dreadful fear of lo oking stupid, but his fair good-looks with a dapper moustache accentuating the handsome curve of his mouth more than made up for his reluctance. “You are certainly the star of the evening, my dear est,” he whispered as the music changed to a slow waltz and couples sank into each other’s arms. Tamina laughed. “Oh, no, Edmund. Mary-Rose Mercer is the star and as it is her birthday, it is only right that she takes centre stage.” Edmund was concentrating on his steps and did not reply, but he knew that most eyes in the ballroom were following the quicksilver movements of the little green and blue bird of paradise and not the heavier tread of the young gir l dressed in the great white wig and