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The Golden Illusion

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Linetta was alone in the world. Her dying governess instructed her to go to Paris and seek the help of her niece, Marie. Had that good lady known what had happened to simple, good-hearted Marie -- now the toast of the Paris demi-monde, paramour of men twice her age -- it would have been the last place she'd have sent Linetta! But her instructions were carried out, and inno...more
Published (first published May 1st 1976)
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Loved our Heroine Linetta...and our dashing Marques.A sweet and simple love story and yet effective.

A few moments/lines that touched my heart:

"I will spend my whole life trying to make him happy,"she said."But help him,God,to love me as I love him,with all my heart and with my whole being."

Linetta knelt down in the first pew she came to ,and as she bent her head to pray she felt as if her mother was besides her.It was a feeling she had not had when her mother died......"....(the bonds never die...more
Tuhina Neogi
Barbara Cartland, I must say, has got an 'eagle's eye' for writing. Anyone who's reading this review should definitely understand the figurative language of using this phrase. Just as an eagle is able to see even the minute objects on the ground, Barbara too does not miss out on a single detail. While reading the book, I wondered whether she visited every nook and corner of Paris before writing it.

Barbara has "KISS"-ed (Keep It Short & Simple) The Golden Illusion. This is my first book of he...more
Mar 01, 2014 Carly rated it 1 of 5 stars
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Generalmente en las novelas de Barbara Cartland el romance se produce de inmediato, como "mágico y diferente" según lo describen sus protagonistas. Y eso es algo que odio, puesto a que pienso que para llegar a un amor tan "apasionado y mágico" la pareja debe conocerse mejor, que exista esa trama que atrape y cautive, que enamore. No sólo cosa de unas horas.

Esta historia me decepcionó, no me tragué la ridícula relación entre el Marqués y Linetta, nadie ve a alguien y ya piensa en que es el amor d...more
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Dame Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland was a English writer, during her long career, she wrote over 700 books, making her one of the most prolific authors of the 20th century. She sold over 1,000 million copies throughout the world, earning her a place in the Guinness Book of Records. The world's most famous romantic novelist, she also wrote autobiographies, biographies, health and cookery books, and...more
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