Lady Julia Wood was extremely happy living in the country with her father, the Earl of Wentwood, after her mother’s death, until he remarries unexpectantly after a visit to Paris. Her stepmother, who is very rich, does not want Julia in the ancient family home, which had been there for centuries, but which had become very dilapidated because the Earl was so short of money. Her stepmother informs Julia that her father is seeing a recently arrived neighbour in the County, who is a millionaire, and is demanding that she marries his eldest son, Hubert. Julia is completely horrified as she has no intention of marrying someone she does not love and anyway she finds him unattractive. When she talks to Hubert, he feels the same and has no intention of marrying anyone. She, therefore, has a brilliant idea of how Hubert can go abroad as he is longing to do and in return he tells her that she can have the use of the yacht he has just bought so that she can visit Scotland where she hopes to meet her mother’s relatives. How Julia reaches Scotland in the fine yacht that she has been lent. How she cannot find the members of her mother’s Clan as she hoped to do, but instead she encounters terrible suffering which has fallen on the Clan, who are starving to death on an island in the sea that is dominated by a ruined Castle. How she saves her Clan and how she finally finds the true love that she is seeking is told in this intriguing story 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.
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