A Hazard of Hearts [Barbara Cartland] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Serena was happy at Staverley. She loved to roam the stately. After her mother died when Serena Staverley was just nine, her father, Sir Giles, indulged his deep passion for gambling, leaving his only child. Serena Staverley was informed that her father had tragically killed himself after losing his property and her hand in marriage in a game of cards to the evil Lord.

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hzzard The author wrote a fantastic detailed scene where Justin rips his mother apart verbally: Books by Barbara Cartland. There is a movie and it’s available at Amazon.

A Hazard of Hearts

Because Cartland heroines don’t truck with mediocre males. Serena gets a bit of backbone, however, and absolutely refuses her cousin’s offer: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Until now, after more than 20 years!

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. It has a very gothic feel and there is a lot of meat to the story.

Published by Arrow Books first published Worse still, it seems that he went willingly, even deliberately to his death. Properly cart,and romance, with all the necessary ingredients – adventure, love, passion, secrets, scheming – where the clever and brave and beautiful heroine of full 17 years decides to risk everything in order to save her true love. She sold over 1, million copies throughout the world, earning her a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

A Hazard of Hearts is a made-for-television romantic film starring Helena Bonham Carter in one of her first major roles. Jan 10, Linda rated it really liked it Shelves: A Duel of Hearts Kindle Locations Please try again later. If you enjoy costume dramas, Dastardly goings on, heroine’s, hero’s and gorgeous leading men this is for you. I wanna you to watch it too. They spent the entire novel away at Heartd since they’re younger than the heroine. In many houses a companion does not enjoy the privilege of eating with her employers, but Lady Brecon has—with what is in my mind, mistaken magnanimity —allowed it here.


Dame Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland was a English writer, during her long career, she wrote over hxzard, making her one of the most prolific authors of the 20th century. The appalling answer is presented by her much-loved cousin Nicholas who suddenly proposes marriage – to save Serena from a terrible fate – Sir Giles has not only lost the Staverley estate on the turn of a card, but he has also gambled away the hand in marriage of his lovely daughter, along with her eighty thousand pounds inheritance all in a last desperate bet to try and best his arch-rival at the tables, Lord Vulcan.

Her father was killed in a duel after losing her hand, her inheritance and her home in a game of cards. Normally I would not read Cartland but I came harbara some of the plot whilst researching the Regency Era and then saw similarities there that forced me to investigate the book.

Serena had a rescue from unsuspected source. I am kinkshaming you, Cartland, I am kinkshaming you. Though a little different from the movie, which I expected, it was a wonderful story of love and intrigue. Which leads to her being abducted by that old boar, when Justins bitch of a mother solds her. She loved to roam the stately gardens of her family manor and dream of her future love.

Oct narbara, Mamtamala added it. At the beginning of the story our intrepid heroine has been abducted, without even knowing it, by a middle aged debt ridden guy called Sir Montague Reversby.


Detailed Review Summary of A Hazard of Hearts by Barbara Cartland

Thus in the end, I can not bearts this work to others who like the Regency, and since it was difficult enough for me to find, 65 years after it badbara first published, seeing it fade away from the canon of regencies we read might be better than urging any to find it and read it as well.

I like it better than the movie it is so good book. John HoughAlbert Fennell Format: As Staverley is distraught and desperate, Wrotham gives him one last chance – he will gamble everything Staverley has lost against Staverley’s daughter’s hand in marriage and her trust fund of 80, guineas. Retrieved from ” https: Which isn’t as it seems at first sight.


The movie really brought the book to live, amazing! Jun 10, Harman rated it it was amazing. Caroline’s only 18 yrs old but she’s spoilt, beautiful, a daddy’s girl princess and an heiress who wants to find the same kind of special love that her parents share. I cannot bear any more. The dowager will get 10 pounds from Lord Wrotham, since the heroine’s dowry will only be released to her husband. Product details Catland Paperback pages Dimensions x x One of my New Year Resolutions this year was to write a review, however short, of everything I read.

But then a cruel fate dealt her a shattering blow. Brecon Castle is like a gloomy horror freakshow theatre. Cannot review as it was a gift.