The beautiful Lady Diana Dinsdale’s father has died and shortly afterwards her mother dies as well and she is heartbroken at the loss of both her beloved parents. After the Earl of Dinsdale’s death, her mother had married again to William Walker, a rich businessman who is cynically seeking to improve his standing socially to help his financial interests to make him even richer. And now Diana is all alone except for her grasping stepfather. When she learns that he is arranging for her to marry an American millionaire friend of his, whom she has never seen, merely because she has a title, she is absolutely horrified. She has always dreamt of marrying a man she deeply loves as he loves her. Although she feels obligated to her stepfather because he helped her parents when they were almost bankrupt, she cannot go ahead with this marriage. So she plans to escape the appalling prospect by running away and hiding from her dreadful stepfather. With the help of her father’s old butler, Simpson, she becomes the Governess to Eric, the young brother of Lord Anthony Clayton. Eric has had a succession of Governesses who leave as soon as they arrive because the boy is almost uncontrollable and refuses to learn anything from anybody. How Diana teaches the boy to become a young gentleman. How she helps Lord Clayton with his domestic and financial problems. And how she unexpectedly finds the love of her life is all told in this romantic novel by BARBARA CARTLAND.
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.