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The Pretty Horse-Breakers by Barbara…

The Pretty Horse-Breakers (1971)

by Barbara Cartland

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When her father dies, beautiful Candida Walcott, left penniless, knows she will have to sell the one thing she loves most in the world--her black stallion, Pegasus. But, as luck has it, Major Hooper, the London stable-owner who buys Pegasus, is equally enchanted by Candida and offers her a job in his riding school.

Thrilled that she will be near Pegasus, and unaware of Major Hooper's hidden motives, Candida allows herself to be lured into the world of the Pretty Horse-Breakers. There she moves innocently in the circles of high-paid mistresses and procurers, unaware that she is considered one of them.

When Candida falls in love with handsome Lord Manville, known as "the Heart-Breaker," her real troubles begin....
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Beautiful Candida Walcott must sell her black stallion, Pegasus. Major Hooper, a London stable owner buys Pegasus and is enchanted by Candida. Blind to Major Hooper's hidden motives, she's lured into the world of Pretty Horse-Breakers. Candida falls in love with Lord Manville, known as "the Heart-Breaker" and her real trouble begins.

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Innocent young Candida is almost destitute after the death of her beloved father. Resolving to keep up the family's modest Elizabethan manor house in Hertfordshire and support Ned, the family's faithful servant, she sees no alternative but to sell her beloved pitch-black stallion, Pegasus. So, when the worldly Major Hooper offers to take her and her mount to Hyde Park where she will undoubtedly find a high price, she agrees, though with a heavy heart. Little does she suspect that Major Hooper trades in young women as well as horseflesh, and soon she finds herself and Pegasus 'sold' to the dashing but awe-inspiring Lord Manville. A terrible maze of misunderstanding ensues and just when Candida realizes that she has lost her heart to his Lordship, the London Society that seemed so carefree turns cruel. Even as she flees astride Pegasus, she is heartbroken, knowing she may never again see the man she loves.… (more)

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