A Kiss from the Heart

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M-y books ltd, Nov 14, 2011 - Fiction - 193 pages
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After leaving his family home, Ledbury Hall, in the capable hands of his younger brother, Lord Robert Templeton plunges into the delights of London nightlife. However, he is soon forced to return to home. Disenchanted by being pursued for his title, he swears he will never marry. A timely re-acquaintance with childhood friend, Miranda Whitby, who once saved his life, he is reminded of a promise he made her many years earlier.
 

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1883--LORD ROBERT TEMPLETON PURSUES, BOARDS, RUNAWAY CARRIAGE WITH KIDNAPPED MIRANDA WHITBY ABOARD-----
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"The horses were now beginning to gather speed and he reaized he did not have a moment
to lose.
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"He swung himself over the side of the carriage and was able to force its window open.
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"...He saw she had been bound and gagged. Tenderly he pulled the gag down.
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"'Miranda!' he whispered. 'I have come to rescue you!'
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"'I-'
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"Feeling for the penknife in his pocket he was soon sawing at the thin cord binding her wrists.
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"As soon as the cord fell apart he crushed Miranda against his heavy chest and with a whispered 'darling!' brought her lips against his.
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"'Oh, Robert!' mumbled Miranda weakly.
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"'What I have to say is important. Soon this carriage...will slow down. As it does I will open the door and you will have to find the strength within ou to get out. Can you do it for me?'
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"'Y-yes!' answered Miranda--her grey eyes full of love.
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"'Right be ready.'"
 

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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. 

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