Love in the Clouds/Imperial Splendour Author:Barbara Cartland LOVE IN THE CLOUDS — Chandra Wardell, daughter of a world-renowned Sanskrit scholar, learns that her father has been commissioned to journey to Nepal to search for an ancient manuscript. Chandra is thrilled--till she discovers that the invitation, extended by staunch woman-hater Lord Frome, does not include her. When Chandra's father suffers a m... more »ild heart attack, Chandra, who knows every aspect of her father's work, decides to take his place! She confronts the hostility of Lord Frome...endures the difficult mountain journey...proves her scholarly proficiency...and ultimately falls in love! But can she win the heart of the misogynist lord?
begins with the arrival of the handsome Duke of Welminster in St. Petersburg to discuss the news of Napoleon's advance on Moscow. At that point, love is the furthest thing from his mind! Then, invited to the home of an old friend, Princess Sonia, the duke realizes that the princess sees him as a potential husband for her daughter, Tania. But as Tania and a young friend dance for him, it is the friend, Zoia, and not Tania, who captures his attention. Zoia is a beguiling young woman whose mother fell into disgrace by marrying beneath her station, and whose father, a French musician, still lives in the threatened city of Moscow. Suddenly, mystically, the duke finds himself under her spell. When the princess perceives the duke's attraction to Zoia, she quickly sends the girl home. The duke is determined to find her, somehow, some way, though he knows the quest will lead him across blood-soaked battlefields to a city torn by war!« less