I have been in love with A Duel of Hearts ever since I was 10 years old. It was made into a movie and as soon as I watched it it became my favorite movie. My mother lost the movie in a move and I have been trying to find it on DVD ever since. I still can't find it :( But because I couldn't watch it, I decided that I would read it. And I am so happy that I did!! It is fantastic! And it made me a Barbara Cartland fan. I started to read a lot of her books. I still think that this is her best. It actually has a plot and it takes Caroline and Vane more than two pages to fall in love.
Excerpt from inside front cover:
"For a long moment, he gazed at her little face, framed in the window of the coach. 'Goodbye, sweet Caroline... and thank you,' he said. 'It has been a thrilling adventure,' she said softly, and the moonlight gleamed in her eyes. She held out her hand to him. But he bent his head to her parted lips. Unable to move or protest, she could only yield to the sudden strength of his embrace... then the coach was off, speeding her into the night. Back to safety she would go, back to respectability, back to a world without the one man she had come to love."