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The Tree of Love

De : Barbara Cartland
Lu par : Anthony Wren
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    Shenda, the beautiful daughter of Lord Linbury, finds herself all alone when he dies. She finds a letter he has written to his friend, the Duke of Wellington, asking him to look after and protect her. The Duke is in Paris having just won the Battle of Waterloo and Shenda travels nervously to Paris to meet him and he quickly realises that as she is young and innocent, he cannot have her to stay in his own house. He, therefore, takes Shenda to nurse one of his young Officers who has been badly wounded at Waterloo. Captain Ivan Worth, as he calls himself, is really the Marquis of Kenworth.

    Having been pursued by women because he is so handsome and rich, he has asked Lady Helen Oswald, a famous beauty, to marry him. She agrees, but when a Duke proposes to her, she tells the Marquis she has accepted him. He is furious and in the following row she tells him "no one would marry you if you did not have a title." Mortified and hating all women he flees to join Wellington's Army using the name of Ivan Worth. How Shenda cures Ivan not only of his wound but of his hatred and disgust for women and how they finally find happiness after she runs away from him when he orders her in a rage to go, is told in this intriguing romance by Barbara Cartland set in Paris and London in 1815 after the Battle of Waterloo.

    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.

    ©2018 SAGA Egmont (P)2018 SAGA Egmont

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