Barbara Cartland's Pink Collection

80 books in series
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The Cross of Love Publisher's Summary

When Rena's father dies she is alone in the world, forced out of the vicarage that has been her home, with nowhere to go and no money. She seeks help at the large wooden cross standing in the nearby grounds of "The Grange". And there in the earth she finds three golden coins, which she hands over to the new young Earl of Lansdale. They form a friendship, the sweetest one of her life. But her new happiness is threatened by Mr. Wyngate, a wealthy man determined to force the Earl to marry his daughter.

There is something sinister about Mr. Wyngate, also another man who looks mysteriously like him, and seems to come and go without warning. In the end, one man lies dead and another's heart is broken before Rena's faith and courage triumph. If you like "Downton Abbey" you will love Barbara Cartland.

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 and 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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  • Book 1

    • The Cross of Love

    • Barbara Cartland's Pink Collection 1
    • By: Barbara Cartland
    • Narrated by: Anthony Wren
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Rena's father dies she is alone in the world, forced out of the vicarage that has been her home, with nowhere to go and no money. She seeks help at the large wooden cross standing in the nearby grounds of "The Grange". And there in the earth she finds three golden coins, which she hands over to the new young Earl of Lansdale. They form a friendship, the sweetest one of her life. But her new happiness is threatened by Mr. Wyngate, a wealthy man determined to force the Earl to marry his daughter.

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    • The Cross of Love

    • By Cindy H. on 06-11-17

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  • Book 2

    • Love in the Highlands

    • Barbara Cartland's Pink Collection 2
    • By: Barbara Cartland
    • Narrated by: Anthony Wren
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
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    When the Balkan Prince Stanislaus demanded an English bride, Queen Victoria decided to send him Lady Lavina, whose family had a slight connection with royalty. Determined to avoid this fate, Lavina threw herself on the mercy of the Marquis of Elswick, a disagreeable man who had turned his back on the world following betrayal by the woman he had loved. Surprisingly, he agreed to help by pretending to be engaged to Lavina, and, with her father, they left to visit her relatives in Scotland.

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  • Book 3

    • Love Finds the Way

    • Barbara Cartland's Pink Collection 3
    • By: Barbara Cartland
    • Narrated by: Anthony Wren
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
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    When John Chester returned to England after suddenly inheriting a Dukedom he knew his life had changed forever. But he didn't know just how much. Gina Wilton was like a breath of fresh air. But she was also everything John disapproved of in a young woman, independent, assertive, always ready to contradict him. Yet she had ideas about restoring his dilapidated castle, and he found he needed her help. The more they were together, the more he noticed how pretty she was, how witty and sparkling.

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  • Book 4

    • The Castle of Love

    • Barbara Cartland's Pink Collection 4
    • By: Barbara Cartland
    • Narrated by: Anthony Wren
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
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    Hugo, Earl of Ruven, is sailing home after ten years in India, where he served with his regiment. His grandfather, the old Earl, has died and Hugo has inherited the title and estate of Castle Ruven. He has also inherited his late brother's fiancee, Felice de Lisle. No one who sees the handsome man standing at the rail with his face turned toward the approaching coast suspects the truth. During one of the first battles of the Indian Mutiny, Hugo was severely injured. The new Earl of Ruven is returning home blind.

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  • Book 5

    • Love is Triumphant

    • Barbara Cartland's Pink Collection 5
    • By: Barbara Cartland
    • Narrated by: Anthony Wren
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
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    When Rosina's dear friend leapt to her death after the man she loved betrayed her, she vowed vengeance on all men. Rosina declared that no man could be trusted, including Sir John Crosby, Member of Parliament, whom she had secretly loved since girlhood. Now a debutante, she found herself caught up in a whirl of social activity. An election was imminent and her father, Sir Elroy Clarendon, was favoured to be made a government Minister.

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  • Book 6

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  • Book 8

    • A Dangerous Disguise

    • Barbara Cartland's Pink Collection 8
    • By: Barbara Cartland
    • Narrated by: Anthony Wren
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
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    After her quiet life in the Highlands of Scotland, the Laird's daughter Ola Mcnewton is looking forward to going to London to take part in Queen Victoria's Jubilee. At first it seemed a good joke to pretend to be a Balkan Princess, and be entertained by the handsome Duke of Cranborne. During one enchanted evening with him, they fell in love. But did the Duke fall in love with her, or the mysterious Balkan Princess.

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  • Book 9

    • Love Became Theirs

    • Barbara Cartland's Pink Collection 9
    • By: Barbara Cartland
    • Narrated by: Anthony Wren
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
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    At the ball that was to change her life, Rona Trafford danced with a mysterious Harlequin. She learned that this prospective suitor was being unfaithful to another, and so fled to Paris, taking up a job as a governess. Her employer's brother joined them. Unknown to her, he was concealing a dramatic secret, one that threatened to destroy them both. How they confronted danger, and how Rona learned more about the Harlequin, is told in this exciting romantic novel by BARBARA CARTLAND.

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  • Book 10

    • Love Drives In

    • Barbara Cartland's Pink Collection 10
    • By: Barbara Cartland
    • Narrated by: Anthony Wren
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
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    Dorina's father had been an industrialist, an inventor and a genius who trained her to be his heir, sending her abroad to learn many languages. While she was in France she learned that he had died and she must now take over his business. But she does not feel ready, especially as she knows he has been trying to design a horseless carriage. For a while she keeps his death a secret, to give herself time to learn, and goes to work for his great rival, the Earl of Kennington.

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  • Book 11

    • Sailing to Love

    • Barbara Cartland's Pink Collection 11
    • By: Barbara Cartland
    • Narrated by: Anthony Wren
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
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    Venetia was very lonely after the death of her parents. So when her cousin Mary begged her to help to save her from a forced marriage, Venetia was ready. Mary was in love with another man and expecting his child. Yet the Queen wanted her to marry the Earl of Mountwood at a moment's notice and go with him to India. A reckless impulse made Venetia promise to take Mary's place at the altar. She would worry about the consequences later.

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  • Book 12

    • The Star of Love

    • Barbara Cartland's Pink Collection 12
    • By: Barbara Cartland
    • Narrated by: Anthony Wren
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
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    Charles, Lord Hartley, was at his wits end. He had spent a fortune on his cousin John, and still the embittered John demanded more money. Charles knew he needed an heiress and he became swiftley attracted to Cliona, who had recently moved in to the neighbourhood. He did not know that she was an heiress. When he found out, he felt there was no way that he could approach her with honour. But Cliona, a spirited girl, had her own ideas.

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  • Book 13

    • Music Is the Soul of Love

    • Barbara Cartland's Pink Collection 13
    • By: Barbara Cartland
    • Narrated by: Anthony Wren
    • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
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    Carina was alone in the world and unsure of what the future held for her. Then a troupe of musicians, called "Bertie's Beauties", had an accident outside her gates and she found herself swept up in their fate as she took over from their injured pianist. Now one of the troupe, she went to perform at the Duke of Westbury's castle, never suspecting that the Duke would turn out to be the young man she had met for a few dramatic moments many years before. To hide her identity she allowed him to see her only when she was masked.

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  • Book 14

    • Love in the East

    • Barbara Cartland's Pink Collection 14
    • By: Barbara Cartland
    • Narrated by: Anthony Wren
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
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    When Shona became secretary to the Marquis of Chilworth, all she was told was that they were going abroad so that he could write a book. She never suspected the dark secret in his heart or the terrible thing he meant to do. As they travelled on, she learned more about the tragedy that drove him, and she faced the fact that she was falling in love with a man whose heart was in the grave. Haunted by memories of his dead wife, the Marquis tried to shut out the possibility of a new love.

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  • Book 15

    • Theirs to Eternity

    • Barbara Cartland's Pink Collection 15
    • By: Barbara Cartland
    • Narrated by: Anthony Wren
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
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    Davina is the younger daughter of Lord Shelford and she has fallen for an actor who did not meet her father's approval. He has banished her from London to his newly acquired country seat, Priory Park, where Davina felt lonely, but not for long. She soon meets the Delverton brothers who live nearby, and also their mysterious companion, Jed Barker. There are dark secrets surrounding Priory Park and the Delverton family, but Davina cannot help becoming attracted to the handsome Lord Delverton despite his indifference to her.

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  • Book 16

    • A Paradise on Earth

    • Barbara Cartland's Pink Collection 16
    • By: Barbara Cartland
    • Narrated by: Anthony Wren
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
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    Lord Milton should have been a happy man, with an ancient title and a magnificent estate. But he was deep in debt and haunted by memories of the Crimea, where he had once been a soldier and taken part of the Charge of the Light Brigade. To take his mind off the past, he eagerly accepted the suggestion of a friend to become the manager of a hotel in Brighton, called the Paradise Hotel. He was seeking new discoveries, but he could not have guessed how startling his discoveries were going to be.

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  • Book 17

    • Love Wins in Berlin

    • Barbara Cartland's Pink Collection 17
    • By: Barbara Cartland
    • Narrated by: Anthony Wren
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
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    Simona Bell, the lovely daughter of Lord Belgrave, has been invited by her friend, Karoline von Honentaal to stay with her family in Berlin. Simona finds that Karoline's father, the Baron, owns an amazing collection of art which interests her greatly. Alone for a moment, she finds her way into the Baron's private Sanctuary, where she admires an unusual Sedan Chair. Hearing voices and frightened she might be discovered, she slips into the Sedan Chair and closes the door.

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  • Book 18

    • In Search of Love

    • Barbara Cartland's Pink Collection 18
    • By: Barbara Cartland
    • Narrated by: Anthony Wren
    • Length: 4 hrs
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    Vanda Sudbury and Robert, the Earl of Cunningham, had been friends from childhood. They knew all each other's faults and weaknesses and squabbled like brother and sister. So when her father tried to force a marriage between them, they were equally horrified. Fond though he was of Vanda, Robert was sure he could never love such a forceful, strong-minded female. She was equally dismissive of him as a husband.

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  • Book 19

    • Love Rescues Rosanna

    • Barbara Cartland's Pink Collection 19
    • By: Barbara Cartland
    • Narrated by: Anthony Wren
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
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    After the death of her great-uncle, orphan Lady Rosanna Donnington was overwhelmed to learn he had left her his vast fortune. It was then her life changed and she became the target of unscrupulous fortune hunters. But she was determined to marry only for love. When the loutish Sir Walter Fenwick insisted she marry him, Rosanna decided enough was enough. She fled London and journeyed to Donnington Hall, her new country estate.

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  • Book 20

    • A Heart in Heaven

    • Barbara Cartland's Pink Collection 20
    • By: Barbara Cartland
    • Narrated by: Anthony Wren
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Returning from finishing school in France, Louisa Hatton was full of enthusiasm for the life ahead. She was convinced it would be exciting and romantic. But her parents had already planned a very suitable marriage for her to Lord Westbridge, their new neighbour. He was a cold, hard man and he wanted Louisa despite her protests. Her parents would not support her. Her father owed Lord Westbridge money.

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