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The Ghost Who Fell In Love/The Chieftain Without a Heart
The Ghost Who Fell In Love/The Chieftain Without a Heart Author:Barbara Cartland The Chieftain Without a Heart — The Duke of Strathnarn had run away from the cruelty of his father, the Chieftain of Clan McNarn, when he was sixteen. In London, he had successfully entered Regnecy Society and now, twelve years later, he is in the circle of friends which surround the newly crowned King George IV. When he learned of his father's... more » death, he had no intention of returning to Scotland and assuming the role of Chieftain. But urgent messages and family loyalty have brought him North and he finds himself deeply involved in the future of the Clan.
The neighboring Chieftain of the Clan Kilcraig bargains hard for peace--a marriage between the Duke and The Kilcraig's daughter. If the Duke refuses, his heir will be transported. The Duke's dilemma is compounded by the impending visit to the Highlands by the King. Some of the Scots have never forgiven the carnage at Culloden and would strike back at the English in any way they could.
The Ghost Who Fell in Love
During Royal Race-Week at Ascot, the impoverished Sir Gerard Langston seizes the opportunity to rent his house and stables to the Earl of Trevarnon and his bachelor guests. This means that Sir Gerard must hide his beautiful and unchaperoned sister, Demelza, in the secret Priests' Room of the old manor house while the gentlemen are in residence.
The Earl is pleased with the arrangements. And when he sees the "ghost" of the white lady who is said to roam the manor, he is charmed, never guessing it is Demelza retreating into a secret passageway. But when this spirit becomes more active in his life--first alerting the Earl to a drugged cup of wine and later sounding the warning that saves Crusader, his horse who is tipped to win the Gold Cup--he becomes more curious than charmed. But the Earl, now challenged, finds that his ghost is extremely elusive.« less