62. It Is Love - The Pink Collection
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Money may not be able to buy you love but without it an Earldom is an empty title as black sheep of the family, Michael Belmont, could discover to his cost. Heir to a huge country estate, filled with antiques and the finest furniture, Michael’s gambling debts and dissolute lifestyle result in a desperate quarrel with his father, who threatens to disinherit him. When his father dies suddenly, Michael has sunk so low that he does not even have enough money for his fare home. With his allowance gambled and his fine clothes pawned Michael is a man in despair. But all that changes when he meets the beautiful Lady Verna, who is seeking a chauffeur to drive her car home to England. Not knowing that her willing volunteer is actually an Earl, they strike up an unlikely friendship and before the journey ends he has fallen under her spell. Captivated by her independent spirit and positive outlook Michael knows that their love will reform him, and suddenly there is brilliant new hope in his life. All he has to do is win the trust of her father, wealthy Lord Challoner, and convince him of his suitability as a husband – but the shadow of the late Earl’s threat looms large. With so much uncertainly the only thing they can be sure of is their love. As Michael tries to turn his life around and win the hand of the woman he adores can Lady Verna convince her father that love is enough to live on? Meanwhile Michael’s cunning younger brother, Anthony, has his eye on the estate. Their father’s favourite, he may not carry the title but he is determined to take everything else from his brother including the bride. "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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BARBARA CARTLAND
It is Love
www.barbaracartland.com Copyright © 2009 by Cartland Promotions First published on the internet in November 2009 by Barbaracartland.com ISBNs 978-1-908411-16-7 Epub 978-1-908411-17-4 Mobi 978-1-908411-18-1 Pdf The characters and situations in this book are enti rely imaginary and bear no relation to any real person or actual happening. This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, resold, hired out or otherwise circulated without the publisher’s prior consent. No part of this publication may be reproduced or tr ansmitted in any form or by any means, electronically or mechanically, including photocopying, recording or any information storage or retrieval, without the prior permission in writing from the publisher. eBook conversion byM-Y Books
IT IS LOVE
Quickly they left the drawing room and slipped into the dimly lit library. Then she was in his arms, kissing him as fervently as he was kissing her. “Everything’s going to be all right,” she murmured. “As long as we still love each other, nothing can go wrong. Let’s get married very soon.” “My darling Verna, you are so brave. If only I had your courage.” “It comes from you. Oh, kiss me, kiss me!” He did so, pulling her hard against him and putting his whole heart and soul into the kiss. For a few blinding moments they were transported through the stars to Heaven. But then, as he had always known would happen, Heaven was snatched away by an ominous sound. The click of the library door closing. Looking up, Michael saw with a sinking heart that L ord Challoner had come into the room and was standing there watching them with cold hard eyes. “You must forgive me for intruding,” he remarked tartly, “but I do have the strongest objection to having my daughter seduced under my roof.” “Papa!” Verna burst out indignantly. “Be silent!” her father snapped at her. “You shoul d be ashamed to behave like this, throwing yourself at him.”
THE BARBARA CARTLAND PINK COLLECTION
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
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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 47. Rivals For Love 48. A Kiss From The Heart 49. Lovers In London 50. This Way To Heaven
51. A Princess Prays 52. Mine For Ever 53. The Earl’s Revenge 54. Love At The Tower 55. Ruled By Love 56. Love Came From Heaven 57. Love And Apollo 58. The Keys Of Love 59. A Castle Of Dreams 60. A Battle Of Brains 61. A Change Of Hearts 62. It Is Love
THELATEDAME BARBARA CARTLAND
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, B arbara 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 al ways been immensely popular in the USA. In 1976 she achieved the unprecedented feat o f 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. B ecoming 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 romant ic 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.
“The moment your heart tells you that you are in lo ve is the most divine and magical moment for anyone and you will remember the wonder of it for the rest of your life.” Barbara Cartland
CHAPTER ONE 1899
A few miles from Paris the road curved and soon they were bowling along on the last stretch through the country under the trees. “We should be reaching the house very soon,” Lady Verna remarked, looking about eagerly. “Don’t you worry, mademoiselle,” replied Gaston, her driver. “I know where we are going.” The car was a magnificent machine, the very latest model from the Daimler factory. Gaston loved driving it, but he was very conscious that it did not belong to him. He was simply the hired driver for the spirited and decisive young English lady who sat in the passenger seat beside him. She had a definite air about her that he knew from experience came only from belonging to the aristocracy. She was charming, but it was clear that she was used to having her own way. She was also very pretty, dressed in the most fashionable travelling wear for ladies. Her jacket and skirt were deep blue, nipped in to a tiny waist. Underneath the jacket was a pale blue blouse, heavily decorated with embroidery and lace. On her head she wore a large hat, anchored down with a luxuriant veil that tied under her chin. Gaston had accepted the job of driving her and her stern-faced chaperone from Calais to this house, because it afforded him a free journey to visit his fiancée. “Are you all right back there, Winifred dear?” Lady Verna called over her shoulder. “I’m managing,” came the unpromising reply. Verna glanced back to smile at the woman who had been her nurse and companion for years. Although quite elderly, Winifred let nothing come between her and what she saw as her duty – accompanying her headstrong young Mistress here, there and everywhere. Whenever possible she tried to stand between Lady Verna and disaster – not an easy task as the young lady had a passion for adventure and no sense of fear. For instance, she thought it perfectly natural to t ravel to France to visit her brother, Andrew, and to do so in her father’s brand new Daimler. They had travelled to Dover, crossed the channel by ferry and at Calais she had calmly hired a driver. ‘Thank goodness,’ Winifred sighed to herself, ‘we shall soon reach the house and then her brother will be responsible for her.’ Soon they were turning into the gates of the little estate that Andrew had lived in since inheriting it from a French aunt three years ago. And there he was on the steps to welcome them. Except that his first words to Verna were not at all welcoming. “What the devil are you doing here?” he hissed, surprise battling with irritation. “Charming, brother dear,” exclaimed Verna. “I am as delighted to see you – as you are to see me!” His petulant face settled into a scowl. “All right,” he sulked, “I didn’t mean it to sound quite like that.” “What did you mean?” Verna asked, accepting his help to descend. “You knew I was