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The Mysterious Maid-Servant (Barbara Cartland, 58)

3.45  ·  Rating Details ·  145 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
a romance with hidden twists
Paperback, 165 pages
Published 1977 by Bantam
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Mary - Buried Under Romance
Story is nice, and the male lead honorable and nice, though I find the heroine overly stubborn and impractical in her situation. Parts of the book were grating to read due to the heroine's hold on pride over livelihood.
Jun 14, 2013 Ananyaa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Barbara Cartland is truly the best!
I can’t even begin to rate this book.

If I were to read this seriously, it’d be a nightmare. In typical Cartland fashion the hero is a self-centered, chauvinistic, misogynistic, arrogant, vain jerk – made worse by the way the author attempts to paint him in a light of utter perfection. Instead, he is perfectly loathsome (ha, I am getting into the spirit of this!) to the extent that with a hero like him we don’t actually need any villains. (I don’t for a second believe he won’t be having affairs o
Ingrid Madreia
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Feb 25, 2013 Suzanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a clean historical romance that a YA might
enjoy as well as adults.
Grizelda's family fell on hard times just before the
death of her father. She was hired by a former servant
to be a maid in the home of an Earl. When the Earl noticed
her he observed she was very educated and cultured to be a
servant.He concluded she had once been a Lady and wondered
what brought her to this lowly station. He also noticed she
had malnutrition.
The Earl had been badly injured in the war with Napoleon and
was re-c
Wanda Hartzenberg
Aug 13, 2016 Wanda Hartzenberg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book is very dated and I think that is why I fell in love with this. It is sweet, fast and very innocent. Comfortable, predictable and entertaining. What more do you need?
Jo Notary
Feb 09, 2016 Jo Notary marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
158pgs, historical, they live in poverty and her brother needs surgery, she is willing to sell her purity,
Carolyn Payne
I read all of these when I was in my early teens. I didnt remember all the evil next-of-kin ready to kill to inherit.
Mar 07, 2014 Teresap rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Light reading, nice to read before sleeping.
Jul 14, 2012 Madeline rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Disappointing. But most of Cartland's books are much better.
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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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