111. A Dream from the Night

A Dream from the Night by Barbara Cartland

111. A Dream from the Night

Written by Barbara Cartland

Collection

Eternal Collection

Location

England

Period

1898

Genre

Elusive Earls

Heroine

Olinda

Published

01 September 2015

To afford the food and medicine her ailing mother needs, the beautiful Honourable Olinda Selwyn, daughter of the late Lord Selwyn, former Lord Chief Justice of England, is obliged to conceal her background to take employment with the Dowager Countess of Kelvedon as an expert embroiderer at the family stately home in Derbyshire. Taken aback to find that the ageing but still beautiful Countess is having a love affair with a dissolute young rake, Olinda sympathises with her estranged son, the Earl, who despises his mother for her loose morals. Drawn reluctantly into the Kelvedon family’s tangle of bitterness and resentment, Olinda finds herself gently advising the Earl or as he puts it, inspiring him. But just as the love she has only ever dreamt of seems almost within her grasp, Kelvedon is rocked by a sudden and suspicious death and, incredibly, the man she loves with all her heart stands accused.

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