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The Marquis Is Trapped
Barbara Cartland
Barbara (2012)

The marquis of Kexley is just falling asleep beside the beautiful Isobel Heywood, when in a soft voice she suggests that they should be married. Only by pretending to be asleep does he escape answering her and then he realises that because she is a widow, she is extremely dangerous in that she is free for him to marry her. In his other affaires-de-coeur, the women were already married, so he was safe, and he avoided debutantes with ambitious mothers like the plague. Because Isobel is so possessive he thinks it best to leave London at once. So with the assistance of the Prince of Wales he leaves on his yacht for Scotland to stay with the Earl of Darendell and fish on his salmon river. When the Marquis arrives in Scotland, he is surprised and upset to find that his hostess, the new wife of the Earl is someone who had approached him at a house party when he was only nineteen. While he is enjoying the fishing, he becomes worried and puzzled about Celina, the Earl’s daughter, who is frightened of him and avoids him on every possible occasion. He only discovers the reason when one night he finds the beautiful Celina in his bed! How the Marquis avoids the dastardly trap set for him, how he escapes with Celina on his yacht to the Orkney Islands and how they are then faced with an even more dangerous situation is all told in this thrilling romance by BARBARA CARTLAND

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Copyright © 2010 by Cartland Promotions First published on the Internet in May 2010
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The Marquis was aware as they climbed slowly up the stairs that the Earl was somewhat unsteady.

He wondered what had been in the ‘night-cap’ and was glad he had not touched it.

The lights had already been dimmed to only three sconces in his passage, his own room being in the opposite direction to that of the Earl.

They said goodnight at the top of the stairs and as the Earl was tottering, the Marquis watched him until he reached his bedroom.

Then he walked towards his own room and opened the door.

He turned round to close it and then, as he moved a little further into the room, he came suddenly to a standstill.

He stared in front of him in sheer astonishment.

His large four-poster bed had a large ornate canopy over it.

Beneath it sitting up against the pillows was Celina!

For a moment the Marquis could not move and was speechless.

Then Celina spoke in a little voice that was hardly audible,

“I am sorry – I am – terribly sorry.”



Barbara Cartland was the most prolific bestselling author in the history of the world. She was frequently in the Guinness Book of Records for writing more books in a year than any other living author. In fact her most amazing literary feat was when her publishers asked for more Barbara Cartland romances, she doubled her output from 10 books a year to over 20 books a year, when she was 77.

She went on writing continuously at this rate for 20 years and wrote her last book at the age of 97, thus completing 400 books between the ages of 77 and 97.

Her publishers finally could not keep up with this phenomenal output, so at her death she left 160 unpublished manuscripts, something again that no other author has ever achieved.

Now the exciting news is that these 160 original unpublished Barbara Cartland books are ready for publication and they will be published by exclusively on the internet, as the web is the best possible way to reach so many Barbara Cartland readers around the world.

The 160 books will be published monthly and will be numbered in sequence.

The series is called the Pink Collection as a tribute to Barbara Cartland whose favourite colour was pink and it became very much her trademark over the years.

The Barbara Cartland Pink Collection is published only on the internet. Log on to
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If you do not have access to a computer you can write for information about the Pink Collection to the following address :


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Telephone & fax: +44 (0)20 8863 2520


 Titles in this series

These titles are currently available for download. For more information please see the
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at the end of this book.



1. The Cross Of Love

2. Love In The Highlands

3. Love Finds The Way

4. The Castle Of Love

5. Love Is Triumphant

6. Stars In The Sky

7. The Ship Of Love

8. A Dangerous Disguise

9. Love Became Theirs

10. Love Drives In

11. Sailing To Love

12. The Star Of Love

13. Music Is The Soul Of Love

14. Love In The East

15. Theirs To Eternity

16. A Paradise On Earth

17. Love Wins In Berlin

18. In Search Of Love

19. Love Rescues Rosanna

20. A Heart In Heaven

21. The House Of Happiness

22. Royalty Defeated By Love

23. The White Witch

24. They Sought Love

25. Love Is The Reason For Living

26. They Found Their Way To Heaven

27. Learning To Love

28. Journey To Happiness

29. A Kiss In The Desert

30. The Heart Of Love

31. The Richness Of Love

32. For Ever And Ever

33. An Unexpected Love

34. Saved By An Angel  


35. Touching The Stars

36. Seeking Love

37. Journey To Love

38. The Importance Of Love

39. Love By The Lake

40. A Dream Come True

41. The King Without A Heart

42. The Waters Of Love

43. Danger To The Duke

44. A Perfect Way To Heaven

45. Follow Your Heart

46. In Hiding

47. Rivals For Love

48. A Kiss From The Heart

49. Lovers In London

50. This Way To Heaven

51. A Princess Prays

52. Mine For Ever

53. The Earl’s Revenge

54. Love At The Tower

55. Ruled By Love

56. Love Came From Heaven

57. Love And Apollo

58. The Keys Of Love

59. A Castle Of Dreams

60. A Battle Of Brains

61. A Change Of Hearts

62. It Is Love

63. The Triumph Of Love

64. Wanted – A Royal Wife

65. A Kiss Of Love

66. To Heaven With Love

67. Pray For Love

68. The Marquis Is Trapped



Barbara Cartland, who sadly died in May 2000 at the grand age of ninety eight, remains one of the world’s most famous romantic novelists.  With worldwide sales of over one billion, her outstanding 723 books have been translated into thirty six different languages, to be enjoyed by readers of romance globally.

Writing her first book ‘Jigsaw’ at the age of 21, Barbara became an immediate bestseller.  Building upon this initial success, she wrote continuously throughout her life, producing bestsellers for an astonishing 76 years.  In addition to Barbara Cartland’s legion of fans in the UK and across Europe, her books have always been immensely popular in the USA.  In 1976 she achieved the unprecedented feat of having books at numbers 1 & 2 in the prestigious B. Dalton Bookseller bestsellers list.

Although she is often referred to as the ‘Queen of Romance’, Barbara Cartland also wrote several historical biographies, six autobiographies and numerous theatrical plays as well as books on life, love, health and cookery.  Becoming one of Britain's most popular media personalities and dressed in her trademark pink, Barbara spoke on radio and television about social and political issues, as well as making many public appearances.

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