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 ofWhen 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. How it all happens is told in this exciting and romantic novel....
|Title||:||The Cross of Love|
|Number of Pages||:||244 Pages|
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The Cross of Love Reviews
Awesome heroine very cute book!
The Cross of Love was published posthumously, being one of 160 previously-unpublished novels discovered after Barbara Cartland's death.Poor Rena finds herself homeless when she is thrown out of the vicarage she shared with her father soon after his death. She is invited by the new earl of Lansdale, who lives nearby in the rather ramshackle Grange, to become his house-keeper, and love soon develops between them. But her new happiness is threatened by the sinister Mr. Wyngate, a wealthy man determined to force the Earl to marry his daughter... I enjoyed this relatively quick read, although the characters lack depth and there is little background description to set the scene. Although the story is set in 1864, there is very little actual "feel" for the period. Having said that, it's a good story with a lively plot which did hold my interest.
You glide about the house at midnight, carrying a chicken under your arm, and I am absurd?A good enough short read. I liked the couple and thought they had good chemistry together. I liked them enough that I'm going to ignore the fact that said chicken was able to lay eggs all over the place with nary a rooster in sight. (I don't believe Cartland got the 'bird' part of the Birds and the Bees.)
The feisty heroine was awesome. There is excellent humor combined with a fight with evil that makes this a timeless romance to enjoy.
A little too silly, even for me.
Really amusing & interesting , from the beginning till the last page.
Who doesn't love Barbara Cartland books?
This is the best Barbara Cartland I've read yet! LOVED IT!
A bit melodramatic but a cute book.
It moves at a faster pace than the Cartland novels I've read before, but I really enjoyed this one for several reasons. Firstly, the characters are written differently than she usually does. The heroine of the book is stronger willed, not as retiring as some of them have been, and she's more outspoken. The hero isn't as stand-offish as her usual; John is down to earth and unafraid of claiming a female as a friend.Secondly, I enjoyed how the story was structured. It moved quickly but not so fast that it destroyed the pacing of the book. She stayed on target and didn't meander through a lot of self contemplation as some romance novelists do.Thirdly, it was a lot of fun to read. I always enjoy her books, and I'm glad I checked this one out!