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A Hazard of Hearts [Barbara Cartland] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Serena was happy at Staverley. She loved to roam the stately. A HAZARD OF HEARTS by Barbara Cartland, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Barbara Cartland (novel), Terence Feely (screenplay) Helena Bonham Carter in A Hazard of Hearts () Helena Bonham Carter and Marcus Gilbert in A.

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The H, who’s in love with her, gets angry and heartbroken and leaves her alone at Mandrake while he drowns his sorrows in alcoholic stupor at his London townhouse.

It was bad enough that you should contrive at the seduction of an innocent girl, a child whom I entrusted to your care because I believed that with all your faults you were at least a gentlewoman. Serena has little alternative but to marry a man whose wicked ways have contributed to her family’s downfall.

Highly recommend for vintage lovers. Jun 25, Carolyn rated it really liked it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

But she got no further. Justin’s mother is an addicted gambler and gangster.

She sold over 1, million copies throughout the world, earning her a place in the Guinness Book of Records. All this was now the property of the infamous Lord Justin, Marquis of Vulcan — a man whose reputation made it unwise for any decent woman to be seen in his company.

Serena learns that the rumors about Justin just isn’t true.

A Hazard of Hearts (TV Movie ) – IMDb

I looked for this book for ages after watching the drama adaptation with Helena Bonham Carter and Marcus Gilbert. We can notify you when this item is back in stock. When compulsive gambler Sir Giles Staverley has lost his estate and all his money playing dice, he realises that he only has one thing left of value: He optioned the novels ten years earlier and tried to get finance but was unable to.


Lord Justin Vulcan Robert Addie Magna- Large print books – pages. WAY better than the cheesy movie adaptation, I used to read a lot of Barbara Cartland – they’re all fluff. The Best Books of Which isn’t as it seems at first sight.

After meeting Serena and realising that she is much younger and more attractive than he had imagined, he installs her as a guest at Mandrake, his family home, despite the hqzard of Justin’s mother, Lady Harriet Vulcan.

Jul 14, Teinevai rated it really liked it. A Hazard of Hearts is a made-for-television romantic film starring Helena Bonham Carter in one of her first major roles.

A Hazard of Hearts

This is my favourite book of hers. Given the choice between a reread or rewatch of the movie, I think I’d choose the movie because of the gorgeous visuals! You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Which Serena slowly finds out one by one. Love Love Love this romance! Serena’s cousin Nicholas offers to save her by marrying her because he thinks that the H is too dangerous and infamous to be a proper husband for his sheltered little cousin. The Best Period Dramas. And he would be an idiot to letting it go.

In the book Justin had to gamble and win funds to fill the bottomless pit that was his mother! Serena Staverley Fiona Fullerton My favourite part of the novel, barbar stopped me and had me pondering, is one that perhaps doesn’t add much to the plot, but serves to enrich the historical background and provide the reader with beautifully drawn pictures of the society he is to encounter, and the atmosphere which was to engrave the main features of the Marchioness- one of the most important and dynamic characters of the novel: She gave one cry, but it was lost in the general milee of sound.


And let me say, she was on my — list from the moment, when she decided to earn some money on expense of Serena.

You are pissed, right? This one is much better. Share this Rating Title: The rest of the story revolves around the plotting and the machinations of Justin’s mother and how Serena overcomes it all with brief romantic interludes with the H that barely go beyond a fluttering feeling in the heart or a quickening of breath.

With her freedom lost on the turn of a card, Serena is bound by a debt of honour to marry. Jun 10, Harman rated it it was amazing. As a teenager I’ve read many of this author’s books and generally enjoyed the light hearted and mostly clean romance that she served up Now, almost 20 years later, I find that I still appreciate her writing style. Justin is oblivious to all of this since she is so good at lying to him, but he’s smart enough to not give her additional funds when she begs him: In a final game, he stakes his daughter’s hand in marriage, convinced that this time he will not lose.

She loved to roam the stately gardens of her family manor and dream of her future love.