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Mary Balogh - Author

About the Author

Mary Balogh is a New York Times bestselling author.  A former teacher, she grew up in Wales and now lives in Canada.
 

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Someone to Trust

Someone to Trust

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/11/2018

'Today's superstar heir to the marvellous legacy of Georgette Heyer' Susan Elizabeth Phillips During a rare white Christmas at Brambledean Court, the widow Elizabeth, Lady Overfield, defies convention by falling in love with a younger man in the latest novel in the Westcott series. After her husband's passing, Elizabeth Overfield decides that she must enter into another suitable marriage. That, however, is the last thing on her mind when she meets Colin Handrich, Lord Hodges, at the Westcott Christmas house party. She simply enjoys his company as they listen to carolers on Christmas Eve, walk home from church together on Christmas morning, and engage in a spirited snowball fight in the afternoon. Both are surprised when their sled topples them into a snowbank and they end up sharing an unexpected kiss. They know there is no question of any relationship between them, for she is nine years older than he. They return to London the following Season, both committed to finding other, more suitable matches. Still they agree to share one waltz at each ball they attend. This innocuous agreement proves to be one that will topple their worlds, as each dance steadily ensnares them in a romance that forces the two to question what they are willing to sacrifice for love. . . . This is the sparkling fifth novel in the Regency romance Westcott series by New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh - perfect for fans of Grace Burrowes and Stephanie Laurens The Westcott Series: Someone to Love Someone to Hold Someone to Wed Someone to Care Someone to Trust Praise for Mary Balogh: 'One of the best!' New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn 'A grand mistress of the genre' Romantic Times 'Balogh is the queen of spicy Regency-era romance, creating memorable characters in unforgettable stories' Booklist 'Mary Balogh sets the gold standard in historical romance' New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz 'A romance writer of mesmerising intensity, Mary Balogh has the gift of making a relationship seem utterly real and utterly compelling' Mary Jo Putney

Daring Masquerade

Daring Masquerade

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 07/08/2018

Kate Mannering, a lady's companion, is mistaken for the lady herself and kidnapped by a dashing masked highwayman. When she hears his story, however, before being released, she decides to help him recover his stolen birthright and soon gets herself embroiled in danger from smugglers and a would-be seducer. Meanwhile, an annoying, indolent guest at the home of her employer insults her at every opportunity but rescues her from every danger, even when she does not need or appreciate his help. She is alarmed to find herself falling quite inappropriately for both the highwayman and the guest.

Someone to Care

Someone to Care

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2018

'Today's superstar heir to the marvellous legacy of Georgette Heyer' Susan Elizabeth Phillips When adventure calls in the form of a handsome aristocrat, will Viola Kingsley throw all caution to the wind? Two years after the death of the Earl of Riverdale, his family has overcome the shame of being stripped of their titles and fortune - except for his one-time countess, Viola. With her children grown and finding herself no longer part of the social whirl of the ton, she is uncertain where to look for happiness - until quite by accident her path crosses once again with that of the Marquess of Dorchester, Marcel Lamarr. Marcel Lamarr has been a notorious womanizer since the death of his wife nearly twenty years earlier. Viola caught his eye years ago, but she evaded his seduction at the time. She is all the more irresistible to him now. When the two defy convention and run away together, they discover that the ties of respectability are not so easily severed, and pleasure can ensnare you when you least expect it . . . This is the sparkling fourth novel in the Regency romance Westcott series by New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh - perfect for fans of Grace Burrowes and Stephanie Laurens The Westcott Series: Someone to Love Someone to Hold Someone to Wed Someone to Care Someone to Trust (coming soon) Praise for Mary Balogh: 'One of the best!' New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn 'A grand mistress of the genre' Romantic Times 'Balogh is the queen of spicy Regency-era romance, creating memorable characters in unforgettable stories' Booklist 'Mary Balogh sets the gold standard in historical romance' New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz 'A romance writer of mesmerising intensity, Mary Balogh has the gift of making a relationship seem utterly real and utterly compelling' Mary Jo Putney

Day for Love

Day for Love

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 06/02/2018

A DAY FOR LOVEThe Substitute GuestClaire Ward is invited at the last moment to a Valentine's house party when another guest withdraws. She soon feels very out of place, however, when she realizes the party is intended to be something wild. When each gentleman draws the name of the lady who will be his Valentine for the next three days, the Duke of Langford, the worst rake of them all, finds himself deliberately but quite inexplicably choosing the card of the lady he suspects is prim and virtuous-and very unlike any other he has known.Golden RoseThe Master of Ceremonies in Bath has devised an intriguing plan for the annual Valentine's ball at the Assembly Rooms. Each gentleman is to send an anonymous favor to the lady of his choice and she is to wear it or carry it to the ball to discover the identity of her Valentine. But when Roger Bradshaw sends a golden rose to the lady of his choice, his mischievous young cousin, entrusted with delivering it, presents it to another young lady he considers more worthy. A Waltz Among the StarsViscount Brandon, determined to put behind him his grief over the death of his young wife two years before, accepts an invitation to a Valentine's house party, where he plans to woo the young daughter of the house. However, he finds himself drawn instead to her older sister, who nurses a deep grief of her own while also living apart from her family under the disgrace of a youthful indiscretion.

Snow Angel

Snow Angel

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 02/01/2018

A sudden snowstorm strands Rosamund Hunter and Justin Halliday, Earl of Wetherby, at a hunting lodge in the country. Despite their initial embarrassment over the fact that they are strangers, they soon relax and enjoy a magical three days of friendship, fun, and passion. They part reluctantly, expecting never to meet again. She is on her way, after a year of mourning for her late husband, to rejoin her family for the celebration of the long-awaited betrothal of her niece. He is on his way to honor a match arranged long ago by his mother and Rosamund's and recently made more formal when he made a definite offer to her brother and guardian. By the time Rosamund and Justin realize that they are bound for the same place, it is too late for him to withdraw honorably from his betrothal and far too late for either of them to avoid heartache.

Someone to Wed

Someone to Wed

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2017

'Today's superstar heir to the marvellous legacy of Georgette Heyer' Susan Elizabeth Phillips A very practical marriage makes Alexander Westcott question his heart in the latest Regency romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Someone to Hold. When Alexander Westcott becomes the new Earl of Riverdale, he inherits a title he never wanted and a failing country estate he can't afford. But he fully intends to do everything in his power to undo years of neglect and give the people who depend on him a better life . . . A recluse for more than twenty years, Wren Heyden wants one thing out of life: marriage. With her vast fortune, she sets her sights on buying a husband. But when she makes the desperate-and oh-so-dashing-earl a startlingly unexpected proposal, Alex will only agree to a proper courtship, hoping for at least friendship and respect to develop between them. He is totally unprepared for the desire that overwhelms him when Wren finally lifts the veils that hide the secrets of her past . . . This is the sparkling third novel in the Regency romance Westcott series by New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh - perfect for fans of Grace Burrowes and Stephanie Laurens The Westcott Series: Someone to Love Someone to Hold Someone to Wed Someone to Care Someone to Trust (coming soon) Praise for Mary Balogh: 'One of the best!' New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn 'A grand mistress of the genre' Romantic Times 'Balogh is the queen of spicy Regency-era romance, creating memorable characters in unforgettable stories' Booklist 'Mary Balogh sets the gold standard in historical romance' New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz 'A romance writer of mesmerising intensity, Mary Balogh has the gift of making a relationship seem utterly real and utterly compelling' Mary Jo Putney 'A matchless storyteller' RT Book Reviews

No Ordinary Love

No Ordinary Love

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 05/09/2017

NO ORDINARY LOVEThe North TowerDaphne Borland has inherited an old castle from her grandfather-provided she marries the earl of Everett, whom she has never met. She has never seen the castle either, yet she feels a deep connection to it as soon as she arrives there. As she awaits the arrival of the earl with trepidation, she gets caught up in the events and passions of long ago and finds herself falling deeply in love with a man who has been dead for a hundred years. The Dark Rider Malvern is an ancient house haunted by ghosts, but only a few people can actually feel and see them. Dinah Riddings, sent there to avoid the measles that have attacked her younger siblings, is one of them. As she feels the pain and longings of the dark rider and his lady, cruelly separated two centuries before, she also feels the pull of attraction to the master of the house, who looks incredibly like the dark rider. The HeirloomIn order to celebrate his engagement, John Chandler drives his girlfriend from London to a remotely situated hotel in West Wales, once the home of his ancestors. However, when John produces her ring, an old family heirloom, and fits it on her finger, he finds himself catapulted back in time to become the John Chandler of Regency England, newly arrived at the house with his new wife-and dying of consumption.

Constant Heart

Constant Heart

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2017

Rebecca Shaw was heartbroken when Christopher Sinclair, whom she had loved passionately and who had sworn that he loved her in return her, left her without explanation to marry a far wealthier woman. Rebecca has since found consolation and peace as the fiancee of the local vicar, whose worthy work and dreams she shares. But Christopher, now widowed, is back and Rebecca has to keep reminding herself that he once betrayed her and must never be trusted again. Her heart, however, tells her otherwise.

Tempting Harriet

Tempting Harriet

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 20/07/2017

Harriet, Lady Wingham, widowed after a four-year marriage to an older man, takes her young daughter to London to stay with friends. There she becomes reacquainted with the Duke of Tenby, the man who broke her heart six years earlier when he offered her carte blanche instead of marriage. This time he has honorable intentions toward her, but Harriet misunderstands and impulsively agrees to become his mistress for a short while until she returns home. And so begins an affair disastrous to them both, for their feelings for each other cannot be satisfied by such a casual and clandestine arrangement.

Dancing with Clara

Dancing with Clara

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 06/06/2017

Freddie Sullivan, having failed to persuade his cousin Julia to marry him, goes to Bath in desperate search of a rich wife so that he can pay off his debts. Clara Danforth, plain and wheelchair-bound, seems the ideal choice, and Freddie sets about wooing her with his good looks, flattery, and considerable charm. Clara is not deceived for a moment, but she encourages him anyway as for once she wants to possess something beautiful in her life. The path to love between these two after they marry is a rocky one. Freddie struggles to overcome his gambling addiction and his shame over the deception he perpetrated against Clara, and she struggles to overcome her physical handicaps and low self-esteem. Can Freddie ever be forgiven? Can he ever forgive himself? Can Clara ever trust his fragile love?

Courting Julia

Courting Julia

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 04/04/2017

The Earl of Beaconswood wanted his beloved step-granddaughter to be married and settled happily before he died, but when he realized it was not going to happen, he amended his will. He left his home to Julia on condition she accepted an offer from one of her five step-cousins within a month. They all court her and offer her marriage-all, that is, except Daniel, the new earl, who has always disapproved of Julia's wild ways just as she had always despised his stuffiness. Will he offer before the month is over? More to the point, will she accept if he does?

Someone to Hold

Someone to Hold

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2017

'Today's superstar heir to the marvellous legacy of Georgette Heyer' Susan Elizabeth Phillips A reversal of fortune befalls a young woman in the second Westcott novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Only a Kiss and Someone to Love. Humphrey Wescott, Earl of Riverdale, has died, leaving behind a fortune and a scandalous secret that will forever alter the lives of his family - sending one daughter on a journey of self-discovery. With her parents' marriage declared bigamous, Camille Westcott is now illegitimate and without a title. Looking to eschew the trappings of her old life, she leaves London to teach at the Bath orphanage where her newly discovered half-sister lived. But even as she settles in, she must sit for a portrait commissioned by her grandmother and endure an artist who riles her every nerve. An art teacher at the orphanage that was once his home, Joel Cunningham has been hired to paint the portrait of the haughty new teacher. But as Camille poses for Joel, their mutual contempt soon turns to desire. And it is only the bond between them that will allow them to weather the rough storm that lies ahead... This is the sparkling second novel in the Regency romance Westcott series by New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh - perfect for fans of Grace Burrowes and Stephanie Laurens The Westcott Series: Someone to Love Someone to Hold Someone to Wed Someone to Care Someone to Trust (coming soon) Praise for Mary Balogh: 'One of the best!' New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn 'A grand mistress of the genre' Romantic Times 'Balogh is the queen of spicy Regency-era romance, creating memorable characters in unforgettable stories' Booklist 'Mary Balogh sets the gold standard in historical romance' New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz 'A romance writer of mesmerising intensity, Mary Balogh has the gift of making a relationship seem utterly real and utterly compelling' Mary Jo Putney 'A matchless storyteller' RT Book Reviews

Someone to Love

Someone to Love

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/2016

'Today's superstar heir to the marvellous legacy of Georgette Heyer' Susan Elizabeth Phillips The New York Times bestselling author of Only a Kiss launches a new series with the death of an earl and the revelation of a scandalous secret . . . Humphrey Wescott, Earl of Riverdale, has died, leaving behind a fortune that will forever alter the lives of everyone in his family - including the daughter no one knew he had . . . Anna Snow grew up in an orphanage in Bath knowing nothing of the family she came from. Now she discovers that the late Earl of Riverdale was her father and that she has inherited his fortune. She is also overjoyed to learn she has siblings. However, they want nothing to do with her or her attempts to share her new wealth. But the new earl's guardian is interested in Anna . . . Avery Archer, Duke of Netherby, keeps others at a distance. Yet something prompts him to aid Anna in her transition from orphan to lady. As London society and her newfound relatives threaten to overwhelm Anna, Avery steps in to rescue her and finds himself vulnerable to feelings and desires he has hidden so well and for so long. This is the sparkling first novel in the Regency romance Westcott series by New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh - perfect for fans of Grace Burrowes and Stephanie Laurens The Westcott Series: Someone to Love Someone to Hold Someone to Wed Someone to Care Someone to Trust (coming soon) Praise for Mary Balogh: 'One of the best!' New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn 'A grand mistress of the genre' Romantic Times 'Balogh is the queen of spicy Regency-era romance, creating memorable characters in unforgettable stories' Booklist 'Mary Balogh sets the gold standard in historical romance' New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz 'A romance writer of mesmerising intensity, Mary Balogh has the gift of making a relationship seem utterly real and utterly compelling' Mary Jo Putney 'A matchless storyteller' RT Book Reviews

Wood Nymph

Wood Nymph

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 25/10/2016

The Wood Nymph is the digital reissue of a previously published and long out-of-print novel by New York Times Bestselling author Mary Balogh. Lady Helen Wade is not interested in living the proper life of a proper young lady. She prefers to slip away to her own place in the woods, where she can wear comfortable clothes and let her hair down and go barefoot while she dreams and paints and communes with nature. There she meets the rich and handsome William Mainwaring, newly arrived owner of the property upon which the woods stand. William, nursing a broken heart, is enchanted by the simple country girl whom he knows only as Nell, and returns a number of times in the hope of seeing her again. A brief, passionate affair ensues before guilt sends William abruptly away so that he can avoid further temptation to ruin her. When they meet again, Helen and William are both in London, and he knows her for who she is. How can he persuade her that he is not the heartless cad she believes him to be when he knows he behaved badly? And how can he persuade her that he loves both Nell and Helen-and that somehow he is worthy of her love?

Chance Encounter

Chance Encounter

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 27/09/2016

A Chance Encounter is the digital reissue of a previously published and long out-of-print novel by New York Times Bestselling author Mary Balogh. Elizabeth Rossiter is forever finished with love - after a disastrous episode that left her with a broken heart and a reputation that would be ruined should her scandalous secret be revealed. She sought safety by fleeing her proper station in society to take a position as companion to the daughter of a wealthy family, far from London, where Elizabeth's beauty and wit had once shone so brightly. But now her hope of a safe haven is shattered. To her horror, the one man in the world she hoped never to see again has appeared in this rural retreat. Robert Denning, the handsome, faithless Marquis of Hetherington, made a mockery of her dreams once before - and now he is working his old magic and mischief in her life once more.

Double Wager

Double Wager

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 23/08/2016

The Double Wager is the digital reissue of a previously published and long out-of-print novel by New York Times Bestselling author Mary Balogh. Henrietta Tallant has always preferred the company of her brother and his rough-and-tumble friends to that of other ladies. She rebels at the prospect of making her debut into London society and the great marriage mart. However, when her brother's friends challenge her to entice the toplofty, unattainable Duke of Eversleigh into offering her marriage within six weeks, she recklessly accepts and wagers her beloved horse. The Duke of Eversleigh, who has always adamantly proclaimed his determination never to marry, is beginning to feel the pull of duty and the need to produce an heir. His friends do not believe he will give in so easily, however, and wager with him that he will not make a marriage offer within a month. When Henrietta deliberately collides with the duke in a London ballroom, then, each is intent upon winning a wager--without any thought to what will happen after it is won.

Inima de piatra

Inima de piatra

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2016

Viata grea l-a invatat pe Lucas Kendrick, Duce de Harndon, sa-si pastreze o inima de piatra si sa nu-si dezvaluie sentimentele. Respins de logodnica, tradat de fratele lui, alege sa se dueleze cu acesta si aproape il ucide. De aceea, este nevoit sa fuga la Paris unde locuieste timp de 10 ani. Aici ajunge cel mai cautat burlac, un adevarat dandy al vremii respective in societatea mondena. Dupa moartea fratelui, unchiul lui insista sa se intoarca acasa pentru a prelua titlul de duce si sa se ocupe de propritatile familiei. Lucas este amuzat de sfatul de a se insura cat mai repede pentru a-i fi mai usor sa tina in frau certurile din familie si sa aiba grija de uriasa mostenire. Totusi, atunci cand o cunoaste pe Lady Anna Marlowe la un bal, se hotaraste indata sa o ia de sotie si se casatoresc in doar o saptamana. Frumoasa si vesela fata ascunde insa un secret infiorator din trecutul ei. Un necunoscut o ameninta si va fi in pericol sa fie rapita, pericol care il va ameninta si pe copilul lor nenascut. Nici familia nu-i ofera lui Lucas prea multa liniste. Intrigile sunt la ele acasa in castelul ducelui: mama, sora, fratele mai mic si sotia fratelui decedat nu se lasa si incearca sa puna mana pe putere. Iar ceva - mai degraba cineva - ii va inmuia inima lui Lucas si il va schimba in mod neasteptat.

Masked Deception

Masked Deception

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 26/07/2016

A Masked Deception is the digital reissue of a previously published and long out-of-print novel by New York Times Bestselling author Mary Balogh. Margaret Wells has been deeply, hopelessly in love with the handsome, dashing Richard Adair, Earl of Brampton, since she met him at a masquerade ball six years ago. Passion had flared between them then, but she had fled before the time for unmasking. Now Richard merely needs a wife to give him an heir, and the quiet, demure Miss Wells seems as suitable as anyone else. Margaret, longing to ignite some sort of passion in her dull marriage, wonders what would happen if she were to become that masked enchantress once more and met her husband by chance in some secluded, romantic setting. Little does Margaret suspect that Richard has never forgotten the nameless charmer for whom he had searched in vain for weeks and months after the masquerade ball. And little does she suspect that he is falling in love with his wife.

Only Beloved

Only Beloved

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2016

From the legendary New York Times bestselling author of Only a Kiss and Only a Promise comes the final book in the rapturous Survivor's Club series, where the future of one man will be decided by a lost - but never forgotten - love . . . For the first time since the death of his wife, the Duke of Stanbrook is considering remarrying and finally embracing happiness for himself. With that thought comes the treasured image of a woman he met briefly a year ago and never saw again. Dora Debbins relinquished all hope of marrying when a family scandal left her in charge of her younger sister. Earning a modest living as a music teacher, she's left with only an unfulfilled dream. Then one afternoon, an unexpected visitor makes it come true. For both George and Dora that brief first encounter was as fleeting as it was unforgettable. Now is the time for a second chance. And while even true love comes with a risk, who are two dreamers to argue with destiny? 'Mary Balogh is the writer I read for pleasure' Susan Elizabeth Phillips 'A matchless storyteller' RT Book Reviews

Red Rose

Red Rose

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 08/02/2016

Edward Marsh, Earl of Raymore, is a connoisseur of beauty, whether it be music or art or women. When he inherits two wards, however, and decides to marry them off as soon as possible during a London Season, he finds one of them virtually unmarriageable. Rosalind Dacey has none of the delicate, blond beauty of her cousin, and a pronounced limp resulting from a childhood riding accident has robbed her of grace and self-assurance. She resents what she sees as Edward's ruthless, high-handed tyranny, and he is infuriated by her outspoken stubbornness. Their volatile quarrels soon lead to passion of a different sort, however. And Rosalind possesses talent as a pianist that draws Edward secretly and against his will to listen, enthralled, to her daily practices in his music room.

Lady With A Black Umbrella

Lady With A Black Umbrella

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 08/02/2016

Giles Fairhaven, Viscount Kincade, does not believe his life can get much worse after his purse is stolen at an inn before he has paid his bill and then he is set upon by three ruffians in the inn yard before he can leave. But it does grow worse when a little slip of a lady clad only in a flannel nightgown and wielding a large black man's umbrella comes to his rescue and puts his assailants to rout and then--after he has left--pays his reckoning at the inn plus the money he lost the evening before in a card game with a fellow guest plus what he owed the barmaid with whom he spent the night. The ensuing gossip is almost too much humiliation for Giles to bear. Yet when he finds and confronts Daisy Morrison in London, far from being cowed by his displeasure, she declares with sunny good nature that if he insists upon repaying the slight favour she was able to do for him, then he can recommend a lady sponsor to her so that she may find a husband for her younger sister among the gentlemen of the ton. Inexplicably, Giles finds himself agreeing. His troubles are only just beginning.

Certain Magic

Certain Magic

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 08/02/2016

Piers Westhaven and Alice Penhallow have always been close friends, even during their marriages to other partners. Now they are both widowed, and Piers, who needs an heir, has asked his friend to help him choose a new bride. Alice has always been in love with him herself, but hiding her feelings has become second nature to her. As a boy, he dearly loved her too until his best friend announced his intention of courting and marrying her. Soon their mutual passion begins to break through the careful bonds each has imposed upon it just as Piers is being trapped into offering marriage to someone else. Will honor permit them to speak the heart's truth before it is too late? Or is it already too late for them--again?

Unlikely Duchess

Unlikely Duchess

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 08/02/2016

A very proper aristocrat, who always does his duty and never sets a foot wrong, the young Duke of Mitford is on his way into the country to propose marriage, sight unseen, to a young lady of equal virtue and propriety chosen for him by his grandfather and hers. For once in his life, Paul decides to have a little adventure by traveling there incognito and without his usual ducal entourage. He finds the experience disappointing until at an inn one evening he rescues a female from certain ravishment and then learns that she is fleeing from the dreadful fate of having to marry the Duke of Mitford. Before Josephine Middleton discovers the true identity of her rescuer, the two of them are embroiled in a very big, mad adventure after she finds that her would-be abductor has stolen her jewels.

Ispitirea unui inger

Ispitirea unui inger

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 07/01/2016

<p>El trebuie sa fie bogat, de vita nobila si dispus sa-i ofere o viata fara griji. Acestea sunt conditiile obligatorii pentru barbatul pe care Cassandra Belmont, Lady Paget, il va alege drept iubit. Casatoria iese din discutie pentru vaduva cu o reputatie sinistra, acuzata ca si-a ucis in mod brutal fostul sot si care acum este nevoita sa faca uz de frumusetea ei pentru a gasi mijloacele de supravietuire pentru sine si pentru cei care depind de ea. Cassandra considera ca tanarul si atragatorul Stephen Huxtable, cel mai eligibil burlac din Londra, este exact ce ii trebuie. Si doar o privire aruncata misterioasei si superbei Lady Paget il convinge pe acesta ca a gasit femeia ideala cu care sa-si imparta patul pentru o vreme. Insa o singura noapte de pasiune schimba toate regulile pentru amandoi. Cassandra, a carei reputatie este deja distrusa, este acum in pericol sa piarda singurul lucru pe care a jurat ca niciodata nu il va ceda - inima ei. La randul lui, Stephen, care o doreste pe Cassandra mai mult decat a dorit vreodata o femeie, nu va avea liniste pana cand ea nu ii va apartine cu tonul - dar nu ca amanta, ci ca iubita si sotie...</p>

Ispitirea unui inger

Ispitirea unui inger

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 07/01/2016

<p>El trebuie sa fie bogat, de vita nobila si dispus sa-i ofere o viata fara griji. Acestea sunt conditiile obligatorii pentru barbatul pe care Cassandra Belmont, Lady Paget, il va alege drept iubit. Casatoria iese din discutie pentru vaduva cu o reputatie sinistra, acuzata ca si-a ucis in mod brutal fostul sot si care acum este nevoita sa faca uz de frumusetea ei pentru a gasi mijloacele de supravietuire pentru sine si pentru cei care depind de ea. Cassandra considera ca tanarul si atragatorul Stephen Huxtable, cel mai eligibil burlac din Londra, este exact ce ii trebuie. Si doar o privire aruncata misterioasei si superbei Lady Paget il convinge pe acesta ca a gasit femeia ideala cu care sa-si imparta patul pentru o vreme. Insa o singura noapte de pasiune schimba toate regulile pentru amandoi. Cassandra, a carei reputatie este deja distrusa, este acum in pericol sa piarda singurul lucru pe care a jurat ca niciodata nu il va ceda - inima ei. La randul lui, Stephen, care o doreste pe Cassandra mai mult decat a dorit vreodata o femeie, nu va avea liniste pana cand ea nu ii va apartine cu tonul - dar nu ca amanta, ci ca iubita si sotie...</p>

O aventura secreta. Seria Huxtable

O aventura secreta. Seria Huxtable

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 12/11/2015

La varsta de nouasprezece ani, Hannah Reid a devenit ducesa de Dunbarton. Un deceniu mai tarziu, dupa moartea sotului ei, mai frumoasa ca niciodata, este in sfarsit libera si bogata. Ca sa-si socheze cunoscutii conventionali, intentioneaza sa guste din placerile interzise ale vietii si sa-si ia un amant. Dar nu orice amant, ci pe insusi Constantine Huxtable, cel mai periculos, dar si cel mai atragator barbat din lumea buna londoneza.Faptul cA naE terea lui a fost consideratA ilegitimA i-a rA pit lui Constantine titlul de conte. E i deE i i s-a refuzat astfel pe nedrept intrarea n rndurile aristocraE iei, Constantine nu-E i refuzA nimic, cnd vine vorba de deliciile vieE ii. Se zvoneE te cA reE edinE a lui de la E arA este martora unor nopE i fierbinE i, iar vA duvele sunt E inta lui cu predilecE ie pentru aventurile care nu E in mai mult de un sezon. Ducesa de Dunbarton pare sA se potriveascA perfect rolului, fiind singurA , vA duvA , independentA E i aparent superficialA E i vanitoasA . Dar oare aE a sA fie? CA ci odatA ce aceste douA fiinE e pasionale E i scandaloase se ntlnesc, descoperA cA nu este deloc uE or sA ncerce flA cA rile dorinE ei... fA rA sA cadA n mrejele iubirii.

Christmas Miracles

Christmas Miracles

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 19/10/2015

CHRISTMAS MIRACLES brings together three previously published and long out-of-print novellas, each of which demonstrates how the wonder of the season can bring together two would-be lovers or two estranged lovers and create a bond between them that will last a lifetime and beyond. In "e;The Wassail Bowl"e; an aristocrat has summoned his young son to a family house party but is disconcerted when his estranged wife and her illegitimate daughter arrive with him. When he expresses his displeasure, she picks up a large bowl of wassail from the hall table and dumps its sticky contents over his head. The only way for the story to proceed after that is up! In "e;The Bond Street Carolers"e; a gentleman who hates Christmas is appalled when his ears are assailed on fashionable Bond Street by a group of inferior carolers--until, that is, he is rooted to the spot by the pure soprano voice of a young boy soloist. As a connoisseur of music and the arts, he must have the boy to sing at one of his concerts--but the child's widowed mother will have nothing to do with what she sees as exploitation. In "e;Guarded by Angels"e; an estranged couple are separately marooned at the same cottage by a snow storm and must spend Christmas together without coming to blows. But they have a great deal of assistance from their very different guardian angels.

Christmas Gifts

Christmas Gifts

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 19/10/2015

CHRISTMAS GIFTS brings together three previously published and long out-of-print novellas, each on the theme of Christmas gifts that will last forever because the gift, in essence, is love. In "e;The Best Christmas Ever"e; a boisterous house party is in progress and all the children when asked are eager to tell what they want for Christmas. But one man feels sad, for his young child has not spoken since her mother died and he does not know if the gifts he has bought her will be what she really wants. Unknown to him her one fervent wish is for the new mother for Christmas, and when she sees one of the guests she knows who that will be. But the lady concerned has an unhappy history with the child's father. In "e;The Porcelain Madonna"e; a gentleman becomes involved with helping an impoverished lady, who thinks of everyone's happiness but her own. However, he has seen her gaze with longing at a porcelain madonna well beyond her means displayed in a shop window. In "e;The Surprise Party"e; a man and woman who are antagonistic to each other find themselves landed with the care over Christmas of children who are related to each of them. They quarrel over which of them should undertake the task. It is not a happy situation until the children teach them the true meaning of Christmas and of love and they discover that they can do it together.

Only a Kiss

Only a Kiss

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2015

Enter the world of The Survivor's Club, where Regency England, in its drama and romance, comes vibrantly to life Six men and one woman, injured in the Napoleonic Wars, their friendships forged in steel and loyalty. But for one, her trials are not over . . . Since witnessing the death of her husband during the wars, Imogen, Lady Barclay, has secluded herself in the confines of Hardford Hall, their home in Cornwall. The new owner has failed to take up his inheritance, and Imogen desperately hopes he will never come to disturb her fragile peace. Percival Hayes, Earl of Hardford, has no interest in the wilds of Cornwall, but when he impulsively decides to pay a visit to his estate there, he is shocked to discover that it is not the ruined heap he had expected. He is equally shocked to find the beautiful widow of his predecessor's son living there. Soon Imogen awakens in Percy a passion he has never thought himself capable of feeling. But can he save her from her misery and reawaken her soul? And what will it mean for him if he succeeds? 'Mary Balogh is the writer I read for pleasure' Susan Elizabeth Phillips 'A matchless storyteller' RT Book Reviews

La final apare dragostea

La final apare dragostea

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 24/06/2015

Numai disperarea l-ar fi putut aduce pe Duncan Pennethorne, infamul conte de Sheringford, înapoi acasa dupa spectaculosul scandal pe care l-a stârnit cu cinci ani în urma. Caci dependent financiar de bunicul sau, Duncan a primit de la acesta un ultimatum: se însoara în doua saptamâni sau ramâne fara nici un ban. Si iata ca soarta i-o scoate în cale pe singura femeie din Londra care are tot atâta nevoie ca si el sa-si gaseasca un sot.PusA într-o situaE ie jenantA din pricina unei minciuni spuse pe negândite, Margaret Huxtable se vede nevoitA sA accepte cererea în cA sA torie fA cutA de un necunoscut misterios. Dar când descoperA cine se ascunde de fapt în spatele chipului fermecA tor al peE itorul ei, este deja prea târziu: tocmai s-a logodit cu cel mai notoriu seducA tor al Londrei. E i pe mA surA ce pasiunea se aprinde între ei, doi oameni care se cA sA toresc din motive greE ite descoperA cA niciodatA nu este prea târziu sA aparA dragostea...

Al doilea pas: Seductia

Al doilea pas: Seductia

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 24/06/2015

Dupa o noapte de chef ocazionata de împlinirea vârstei de douazeci si cinci de ani, Jasper Finely, baronul de Montford, îsi pune în joc reputatia de barbat fatal al Londrei pentru o femeie. Pariul facut cu prietenii lui este sa o seduca pe superba si inocenta Katherine Huxtable în maximun doua saptamâni. Dar în ultima clipa, Jasper descopera ca lucrurile nu decurg conform planului, asa ca hotaraste sa puna un pariu cu sine însusi – unul pe care îsi doreste cu ardoare sa-l câstige.Pentru Katherine, care deja se simte foarte atrasA de el, provocarea lui Jasper este irezistibilA : el, cel mai irezistibil crai al Londrei, o sA o convingA sA se îndrA gosteascA . ÎnsA când Jasper ridicA brusc miza, Katherine E tie cA ar trebui sA refuze sA continue acest joc periculos. Dar confruntatA cu izbucnirea unui scandal E i cu riscul de a rA mâne cu reputaE ia pA tatA , ea acceptA , plinA de îndoieli, sA îi devinA soE ie. Abia acum, când pasiunea izbucneE te nestA pânitA , lecE ia de seducE ie poate începe cu adevA rat. Iar de data aceasta premiul cel mare este chiar inima lor...

Only a Promise

Only a Promise

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2015

Enter the world of New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh, where the magic, romance and mystery of Regency England come vibrantly to life . . . Ralph Stockwood prides himself on being a leader, but when he convinced his friends to fight in the Napoleonic Wars, he never envisioned being the sole survivor. Racked with guilt over their deaths, Ralph must move on . . . and find a wife to secure an heir to his family's title and fortune. Since her Seasons in London ended in disaster, Chloe Muirhead is resigned to spinsterhood. Driven by the need to escape her family, she takes refuge at the home of her mother's godmother, where she meets Ralph. He needs a wife. She wants a husband. So Chloe makes the outrageous suggestion to strike a bargain and get married. One condition: Ralph has to promise that he will never take her back to London. But circumstances change. And to Ralph, it was only a promise. 'A matchless storyteller' RT Book Reviews 'A romance writer of mesmerizing intensity.' Mary Jo Putney 'Mary Balogh just keeps getting better and better.' The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 'Balogh can always be depended on to deliver a beautifully written Regency romance with appealing, unusual characters.' Publishers Weekly

Only Enchanting

Only Enchanting

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2014

The Survivors' Club: Six men and one woman, all wounded in the Napoleonic Wars, their friendship forged during their recovery at Penderris Hall in Cornwall. Now Flavian, Viscount Ponsonby, has left this refuge to find his own salvation . . . Flavian was devastated by his fiancee's desertion after his return home. Now the woman who broke his heart is back - and everyone is eager to revive their engagement. Except Flavian, who, in a panic, runs straight into the arms of the nearest young woman. Agnes Keeping has never been in love-and never wishes to be. But then she meets the charismatic Flavian, and suddenly Agnes falls so foolishly and so deeply that she agrees to his impetuous proposal of marriage. When Agnes discovers that the proposal is only to avenge his former love, she's determined to flee. But Flavian has no intention of letting his new bride go, especially now that he too has fallen so passionately and so unexpectedly in love . . . 'Once you start reading a Mary Balogh book, you won't be able to stop.' Susan Elizabeth Phillips 'A romance writer of mesmerizing intensity.' Mary Jo Putney 'Mary Balogh just keeps getting better and better.' The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 'Balogh can always be depended on to deliver a beautifully written Regency romance with appealing, unusual characters.' Publishers Weekly

The Escape Number 3 in series

The Escape Number 3 in series

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2014

After surviving the Napoleonic Wars, Sir Benedict Harper is struggling to move on, his body and spirit in need of a healing touch. Never does Ben imagine that hope will come in the form of a beautiful woman who has seen her own share of suffering. After the lingering death of her husband, Samantha McKay is at the mercy of her oppressive in-laws - until she plots an escape to distant Wales to claim a house she has inherited. Being a gentleman, Ben insists that he escort her on the fateful journey. Ben wants Samantha as much as she wants him, but he is cautious. What can a wounded soul offer any woman? Samantha is ready to go where fate takes her, to leave behind polite society and even propriety in her desire for this handsome, honorable soldier. But dare she offer her bruised heart as well as her body? The answers to both their questions may be found in an unlikely place: in each other's arms.

The Arrangement Number 2 in series

The Arrangement Number 2 in series

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2013

A mesmerising story of passionate awakening and redemption, Mary Balogh's new novel unites a war hero consigned to darkness with a remarkable woman who finds her own salvation by showing him the light of love. Blinded by a cannon blast on the Napoleonic battlefields, Vincent Hunt, Lord Darleigh, needs time away from the well-meaning meddling - and matchmaking - of his family. But anonymity proves impossible, and soon another marital trap is sprung. Luckily, he is saved in time by a stranger with a captivating voice that stirs something deep inside. And when Miss Sophia Fry's intervention on his behalf finds her unceremoniously booted from her guardian's home, Vincent can see a solution to both their problems: marriage. At first, quiet, unassuming Sophia rejects Vincent's proposal. But when such a gloriously handsome and heartbreakingly vulnerable man persuades her that he needs a wife of his own choosing as much as she needs protection from destitution, she agrees. Dare they believe a bargain born of desperation might lead them both to a love destined to be?

Suitor (Short Story)

Suitor (Short Story)

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 22/07/2013

Mary Balogh's charming and warm-hearted eBook original short story is a testament to the steadfast devotion of true love, as a young miss on the marriage mart cleverly plots to claim her one and only. If circumstances were different, Philippa Dean would be happy to fall in love with Viscount Darleigh. He is certainly the perfect gentleman and everything her parents want: titled, handsome, respectable. His blindness only reinforces his quiet power and strength. But Philippa does not love him. Her heart is already taken and there is only one thing she can do: Thwart the matchmaking plans. Julian Crabbe is desperate to rescue the woman he fell in love with two years ago. Then, he was a reckless cub, justly earning Philippa's parents' scorn. Now, he is every inch a respectable suitor and determined to prove it before it is too late. Intrude on the viscount's house party? Gladly. Interrupt the match of the season? Happily. For nothing can stop the power of a love that will not be denied. Includes a preview of Mary Balogh's delicious new novel, The Arrangement! Praise for The Proposal ';This is Mary Balogh at her riveting best. Everyone loves a wounded hero, and Balogh introduces us to an unforgettable one who discovers the healing power of love.'Debbie Macomber ';[Mary Balogh] writes with wit and wisdom. . . . The Proposal is both moving and entertaining and the beginning of what promises to be an outstanding series.'Romance Reviews Today ';A historical romance of unusual thoughtfulness and depth.'Publishers Weekly

The Proposal Number 1 in series

The Proposal Number 1 in series

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2012

Lady Gwendoline Muir has experienced her fair share of tragedies in her short life: she lost her husband to a freak accident and developed a limp after falling from horseback. Still young, Gwen is sure that she's done with love and that she will never be married again. Gwen tries to be content with her life as it is and to live through the happy marriages of her brother and her best friend, Viscountess Ravensberg. She's happy for them and for years that is enough for her . . . until she meets Lord Trentham - a man who returned from the Peninsula Wars a hero but is unable to escape the bite of his survivor's guilt. For he might just be the man who can convince her to believe in second chances.

The Secret Mistress Mistress Couplet: Prequel

The Secret Mistress Mistress Couplet: Prequel

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Lady Angeline Dudley's longs for a simple, ordinary suitor with a kind heart and good nature, so when Edward Ailsbury, the new Earl of Heyward, rescues her with unmatched civility from the advances of a scoundrel, Angeline thinks that she has found her true love. However, Edward has his future neatly mapped out and hopes to wed his steadfast companion, a woman who shares his values of loyalty, respect, and decorum Angeline is the last woman on earth for Edward and yet a stolen kiss in the moonlight awakens something deep and primal within him. He offers marriage but Angeline knows that Edward's proposal is born of duty, not love. However, deep down she believes that Edward's dedication to convention will melt behind closed doors, where sensuality and seduction play wicked games. For a proper wife by day can become a husband's secret mistress by night, when delicious desire rules.

More than a Mistress

More than a Mistress

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2011

In this captivating novel, Mary Balogh, the premier writer of Regency romance, invites you into a world of scandal and seduction, of glittering high society and intrigue, as an arrogant duke does the unthinkable he falls in love with his mistress. She raced onto the green, desperate to stop a duel. In the mle, Jocelyn Dudley, Duke of Tresham, was shot. To his astonishment, Tresham found himself hiring the servant as his nurse. Jane Ingleby was far too bold for her own good. Her blue eyes were the sort a man could drown in were it not for her impudence. She questioned his every move, breached his secrets, touched his soul. When he offered to set her up in his London town house, love was the last thing on his mind. Jane tried to pretend it was strictly business, an arrangement she was forced to accept in order to conceal a dangerous secret. Surely there was nothing more perilous than being the lover of such a man. Yet as she got past his devilish faade and saw the noble heart within, she knew the greatest jeopardy of all, a passion that drove her to risk everything on one perfect month with the improper gentleman who thought love was for fools.

No Man's Mistress

No Man's Mistress

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2011

Lord Ferdinand Dudley is accustomed to getting what he wants...that is, until he appears at the door of Pinewood Manor, attempting to claim his rightful estate, and is met by the bewitching fury of Lady Viola Thornhill. She refuses to cede him the home she calls her own. He refuses to leave. So the contest begins. Each day under the same roof brings its share of frustration...and temptation. But Viola knows it is a battle she cannot afford to lose. Marriage is out of the question, and she will be no mans mistress even as Dudleys unnerving presence threatens to melt her resolve. Against his better judgment, Lord Ferdinand Dudley is beguiled. This maddening beauty has stirred him as no woman had before. And now he is bound and determined to make her his own.

Secret Mistress

Secret Mistress

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2011

While Lady Angeline Dudleys pedigree dictates that she must land a titled gentleman, the irrepressible beauty secretly longs for a simple, ordinary suitor. No wild rakes like the men of her family, just a kind heart and good nature. So when Edward Ailsbury, the new Earl of Heyward, rescues her with unmatched civility from the advances of a scoundrel, Angeline thinks that she has found her true love. Persuading the earl is another matter entirely. Edward has his future neatly mapped out. He hopes to wed his steadfast companion, a woman who shares his values of loyalty, respect, and decorum. But arriving in London to take his seat in the House of Lords, he is derailed by Angeline, an exquisite bird of paradise seemingly devoted to sending his predictable life into chaos. From the brilliant hues of her fashion to her hoydenish antics, Angeline is the last woman on earth for Edward. And yet a stolen kiss in the moonlight awakens something deep and primal within him. Naturally, being a gentleman, he does the right thing after compromising a lady: He offers marriage. Angeline knows that Edwards proposal is born of duty, not love. But denying something so provocative and passionate is easier said than done. Deep down, Angeline believes that Edwards dedication to convention will melt behind closed doors, where sensuality and seduction play wicked games. For a proper wife by day can become a husbands secret mistress by night, when delicious desire rules.

Now a Bride (Short Story)

Now a Bride (Short Story)

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 13/06/2011

Now a Bride is what fans of New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh's Mistress series have been clamoring for: more passion and more drama featuring the Dudley siblings.In anticipation of the enticing third book in the Mistress trilogy, The Secret Mistress, here are never-before-published scenes from More than a Mistress and No Man's Mistressplus Mary Balogh's new epilogue for the series.*; JOCELYN AND JANE: Three new scenes';The Proposal,' ';The Wedding,' and ';Return to Acton Park'spark more fiery passion from charmingly arrogant Jocelyn and spirited Jane.*; FERDINAND AND VIOLA: Two unpublished scenes';The Wedding' and ';Home to Pinewood Manor'prove once again that this unlikely but perfect couple is made for each other.*; THE REUNION: FIVE YEARS LATER: Enjoy a brand-new chapter that reunites readers with all three Dudley couples and their children and answers every fan's biggest question: What happened after the last page was turned?NEW: The enchanting prequel to the Mistress series! Readers got to know madcap Angeline and straitlaced Edward through the romantic adventures of the Dudley brothers.But Angeline and Edward have their own story of passion to tell in The Secret Mistress.BONUS: This eBook includes an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The Secret Mistress.

More Than A Mistress Number 1 in series

More Than A Mistress Number 1 in series

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2011

When Jane Ingleby interrupts a duel in London's Hyde Park, Jocelyn Dudley, Duke of Tresham, gets shot, and Jane, late for work at a milliner's workshop, loses her job. She is angry enough to demand a new job of Jocelyn, and he is angry enough to hire her - as his nurse. Her blue eyes are the sort a man could drown in - if it wasn't for her imprudence. She questions his every move, breaches his secrets and touches his soul and soon the dangerous duke is offering her a different job - as his mistress. Jane tries to keep it strictly business, an arrangement she is forced to accept in order to conceal a treacherous secret. Surely there is nothing more perilous than being the lover of such a man. Yet as she sees through his devilish facade and glimpses the noble heart within, she knows the greatest jeopardy of all is the rising passion that could tempt her to risk everything. . .

No Man's Mistress Number 2 in series

No Man's Mistress Number 2 in series

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2011

Lord Ferdinand Dudley is accustomed to getting what he wants - that is, until he appears at the door of Pinewood Manor, attempting to claim his rightful estate, and is met by the bewitching fury of Lady Viola Thornhill. She refuses to relinquish the home she calls her own. He refuses to leave and so the contest begins. Each day under the same roof brings immense frustration - and temptation. But Viola knows it is a battle she cannot afford to lose. Marriage is out of the question, and she will be no man's mistress even as Dudley's unnerving presence threatens to melt her resolve. Against his better judgement, Dudley is beguiled. This maddening beauty has stirred him as no woman had before. And now he is bound and determined to make her his own.

A Secret Affair Number 5 in series

A Secret Affair Number 5 in series

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2010

Hannah Reid, born a commoner, has been Duchess of Dunbarton since she was nineteen years old, the wife of an elderly Royal to whom she is rumoured to be consistently and flagrantly unfaithful. Now the old Duke is dead and, more womanly and beautiful than ever at thirty, Hannah has her freedom at last. And she knows just what she wants to do with it. To the shock of a conventional friend, she announces her intention to take a lover - and not just any lover, but the most dangerous and delicious man in all of upper class England: Constantine Huxtable. Constantine's illegitimacy has denied him the title of Earl, but otherwise he denies himself nothing. Lounging in a country house he populates with trollops, vagabonds and thieves, drinking deep from the goblet of his own carnal lust, he always chooses recent widows for his short-lived affairs. Hannah will fit the bill nicely. But once these two passionate and scandalous figures find each other, they discover it isn't so easy to extricate oneself from the fires of desire - without getting singed.

One Night For Love Number 1 in series

One Night For Love Number 1 in series

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2010

Neville Wyatt, Earl of Kilbourne, awaits his new bride at the altar - when a ragged beggar woman races down the aisle instead. The cream of the ton see him stare, shocked, then declare that this is his late wife! One night of passion is all he remembers of Lily, the woman he'd wed, loved, and lost on the battlefield in Portugal. Now he must endeavour to honour his commitment to her - regardless of the gulf that lies between them. Lily wants only to start a new life - with a husband who truly loves her. She leaves Wyatt to learn how to meet his world on her terms and upon her return Lily soon becomes the toast of the ton, every inch a countess fit for the earl. Wyatt vows to prove to his remarkable wife that what he feels for her is more than desire, that what he wants from her is much more than simply one night for love . . .

A Summer To Remember Number 2 in series

A Summer To Remember Number 2 in series

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2010

Kit Butler, cool and dangerous, is one of London's most infamous bachelors and marriage is the last thing on his mind. Desperate to thwart his father's matchmaking, Kit needs a bride . . . fast. Enter Miss Lauren Edgeworth . . . A year after being abandoned at the altar, Lauren has determined that marriage is not for her. When these two fiercely independent souls meet, sparks fly - and a deal is hatched. Lauren will masquerade as Kit's intended if he agrees to provide a passionate, adventurous, unforgettable summer. When summer ends, she will break off the engagement, rendering herself unmarriageable and leaving them both free. Everything is going perfectly - until Kit does the unthinkable: he begins to fall in love. A summer to remember is not enough for him. But how can he convince Lauren to be his . . . for better, for worse, for the rest of their lives?

Seducing An Angel Number 4 in series

Seducing An Angel Number 4 in series

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2010

He must be wealthy, well-born and want her more than he wants any other woman. Those are the conditions that must be met by the man Cassandra Belmont chooses for her lover. Marriage is out of the question for the scandalous widow who must now barter her beauty in order to survive. With seduction in mind, she sets her sights on Stephen Huxtable, the irresistibly attractive Earl of Merton and London's most eligible bachelor. But at first glance, Stephen is convinced the alluring Lady Paget is the ideal woman to share his bed. There is only one caveat: this relationship must be on his terms. But a single night of passion alters all the rules. Cassandra is now in danger of losing the one thing she vowed never to give. And Stephen, who wants Cassandra more than he has ever wanted any woman, won't rest until she has surrendered everything - not as his mistress - but as his lover and wife...

At Last Comes Love Number 3 in series

At Last Comes Love Number 3 in series

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2010

Only desperation could bring Duncan Pennethorne, the infamous Earl of Sheringford, back home after the spectacular scandal that had shocked even the jaded ton. Forced to wed in fifteen days or be cut off without a penny, Duncan chooses the one woman in London in frantic need of a husband: Margaret Huxtable. A lie to an old flame forces Margaret to accept the irresistible stranger's offer. But once she discovers who he really is, it's too late - she's already betrothed to the wickedly sensual rakehell. Quickly she issues an ultimatum: if Duncan wants her, he must woo her. And as passion slowly ignites, two people marrying for all the wrong reasons are discovering the joys of seduction - and awaiting the exquisite pleasure of what comes after...

Then Comes Seduction Number 2 in series

Then Comes Seduction Number 2 in series

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2010

In a night of drunken revelry, Jasper Finley, Baron Montford, gambles his reputation as London's most notorious lover on one woman. His challenge? To seduce the exquisite, virtuous Katherine Huxtable within a fortnight. But when his best-laid plans go awry, Jasper devises a wager of his own. For Katherine, already wildly attracted to him, Jasper's offer is irresistible: to make London's most dangerous rake fall in love with her. Then Jasper suddenly ups the ante. Katherine knows she should refuse. But with scandal brewing and her reputation in jeopardy, she reluctantly agrees to become his wife. Now, as passion ignites, the seduction really begins. And this time the prize is nothing less than both their hearts....

First Comes Marriage Number 1 in series

First Comes Marriage Number 1 in series

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2010

The arrival of Elliott Wallace, the irresistibly eligible Viscount Lyngate, has thrown the sleepy village of Throckbridge into a tizzy. It soon becomes clear that Elliot seeks a convenient marriage to a suitable bride, and desperate to rescue her eldest sister Margaret from a loveless union, Vanessa Huxtable - a proud and daring, a young widow - offers herself up instead. In need of a wife, Elliott takes the audacious widow up on her unconventional proposal while he pursues an urgent mission of his own. But then a strange thing happens: as the wedding night approaches they become inexplicably drawn to one another. And, as intrigue swirls around a past secret - one with a striking connection to the Huxtables - Elliott and Vanessa are uncovering the glorious pleasures of the marriage bed and discovering that when it comes to wedded bliss, love can't be far behind.

Matter of Class

Matter of Class

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 29/12/2009

Reginald Mason is wealthy, refined, and, by all accounts, a gentleman. However, he is not a gentleman by birth, a factor that pains him and his father, Bernard Mason, within the Regency society that upholds station over all else. That is, until an opportunity for social advancement arises, namely, Lady Annabelle Ashton. Daughter of the Earl of Havercroft, a neighbor and enemy of the Mason family, Annabelle finds herself disgraced by a scandal, one that has left her branded as damaged goods. Besmirched by shame, the earl is only too happy to marry Annabelle off to anyone willing to have her. Though Bernard wishes to use Annabelle to propel his family up the social ladder, his son does not wish to marry her, preferring instead to live the wild, single life he is accustomed to. With this, Bernard serves his son an ultimatum: marry Annabelle, or make do without family funds. Having no choice, Reginald consents, and enters into a hostile engagement in which the prospective bride and groom are openly antagonistic, each one resenting the other for their current state of affairs while their respective fathers revel in their suffering. So begins an intoxicating tale rife with dark secrets, deception, and the trials of lovea story in which very little is as it seems.

Matter of Class

Matter of Class

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 29/12/2009

From New York Times bestselling author Mary Balough comes a classic historical tale that sizzles with romance and unforgettable drama.Reginald Masson is wealthy refined and by all accounts, a gentleman.However, he is not a gentleman by birth, a factor that pains him and his father. Bernard Mason, with the Regency society that upholds station love all else.That is, until an opportunity for social advancement arises, namely, Lady Annabelle Ashton.Daughter of the Earl of Havercroft, a neighbor and enemy of the Mason family, Annabelle finds herself disgraced by a scandal, one that has left her branded as damaged goods.Besmirched by shame, the earl is only too happy to marry Annabelle off to anyone willing to have her.Though Bernard wishes to use Annabelle to propel his family up the social ladder, his son does not to marry her, preferring instead to live as the wild, single life he is accustomed to.With this, Bernard serves his son an ultimatum:marry Annabelle, or make do without family funds.Having no choice, Reginald consents and enters into a hostile engagement in which the prospective bride and groom are openly antagonistic, each one resenting the other for their current state of affairs while their respective fathers revel in their suffering. So begins an intoxicating tale rife with dark secrets, deception, and the trials of love-a story in which very little is as it seems.

Then Comes Seduction

Then Comes Seduction

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 24/03/2009

New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh sweeps us back in time to an age of scandal and glittering society and brings to life an extraordinary family: the daring, passionate Huxtables. Katherine, the youngest sister and societys most ravishing innocent is about to turn the tables on the irresistible rakehell sworn to seduce her, body and soul.... In a night of drunken revelry, Jasper Finley, Baron Montford, gambles his reputation as Londons most notorious lover on one woman. His challenge? To seduce the exquisite, virtuous Katherine Huxtable within a fortnight. But when his best-laid plans go awry, Jasper devises a wager of his own. For Katherine, already wildly attracted to him, Jaspers offer is irresistible:to make Londons most dangerous rake fall in love with her. Then Jasper suddenly ups the ante. Katherine knows she should refuse. But with scandal brewing and her reputation in jeopardy, she reluctantly agrees to become his wife. Now, as passion ignites, the seduction really begins. And this time the prize is nothing less than both their hearts

First Comes Marriage

First Comes Marriage

Author: Mary Balogh Format: eBook Release Date: 24/02/2009

Against the scandal and seduction of Regency England, New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh introduces an extraordinary family the fiery, sensual Huxtables. Vanessa is the second daughter, proud and daring, a young widow who has her own reason for pursuing the most eligible bachelor in London. One that has nothing to do with love. Or does it?The arrival of Elliott Wallace, the irresistibly eligible Viscount Lyngate, has thrown the country village of Throckbridge into a tizzy. Desperate to rescue her eldest sister from a loveless union, Vanessa Huxtable Dew offers herself instead. In need of a wife, Elliott takes the audacious widow up on her unconventional proposal while he pursues an urgent mission of his own. But a strange thing happens on the way to the wedding night. Two strangers with absolutely nothing in common cant keep their hands off each other. Now, as intrigue swirls around a past secret one with a stunning connection to the Huxtables Elliott and Vanessa are uncovering the glorious pleasures of the marriage bedand discovering that when it comes to wedded bliss, love cant be far behind.

Simply Perfect Number 4 in series

Simply Perfect Number 4 in series

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2009

Tall, dark, and exquisitely sensual, Joseph Fawcitt is the epitome of male perfection. Not that Claudia Martin is looking for a lover. Or a husband. As headmistress of Miss Martin's School for Girls, she long ago resigned herself to a life of spinsterhood - until now. Irresistibly attracted to Claudia, Joseph embarks on an outrageous plan of seduction. But as heir to a prestigious dukedom, the Marquess of Attingsborough is expected to carry on his family's legacy, not dishonour it. Yet Joseph is determined to make Claudia his at any cost. Even if that means breaking every rule for a love that is simply perfect...

Simply Magic Number 3 in series

Simply Magic Number 3 in series

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2008

When Susannah is introduced to the charming, handsome Peter Edgeworth, he instantly unsettles her with his seductive gaze and brash pursuit. Yet the more Peter advances, the more Susanna withdraws. Suspecting that Susanna is haunted by a tragic history, Peter is determined to defy the mysteries of her past for a future with this exquisite creature.

Slightly Sinful Number 7 in series

Slightly Sinful Number 7 in series

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2007

On a Flemish battlefield Lord Alleyne Bedwyn is thrown from his horse and left for dead, only to awaken in the bedchamber of a Brussels brothel. The dark, handsome diplomat has no memory of who he is or how he got there - yet of one thing he is certain: he owes his life to the angel of undoubtedly dubious virtue who is nursing him back to health. But like him, Rachel York is not who she seems. The havoc of war has forced Rachel to seek refuge with the 'ladies' of the house whilst devising a plan to restore her fortunes. The dashing soldier she rescued from near-death could be her saviour in disguise. In order to inherit, Rachel needs to be married and here is a man with no memory - and thus no ties - willing to do anything to help her. However on returning to England, their marriage charade draws them both into danger, scandal and a blossoming relationship that is ever so slightly sinful...

Slightly Tempted Number 6 in series

Slightly Tempted Number 6 in series

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2007

From the moment he spies Lady Morgan Bedwyn across the glittering ballroom, Gervase Ashford, Earl of Rosthorn, knows he has found the perfect instrument of his revenge. But wedlock is not on the mind of the continent's most notorious rake. Nor is it of interest to the fiercely independent Lady Morgan herselfuntil one night of shocking intimacy erupts in a scandal that could make Gervase's vengeance all the sweeter. There is only one thing standing in his way: Morgan, who has achieved the impossible -she's melted his coolly guarded heart. For Gervase, only the marriage bed will do, but Morgan simply will not have him. Thus begins a sizzling courtship where two wary hearts are about to be undone by the most scandalous passion of all: all-consuming love. Slightly Tempted is part of Mary Balogh's Regency-set Slightly series, following the adventures of the Bedwyn family.

Slightly Dangerous Number 8 in series

Slightly Dangerous Number 8 in series

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2007

All of London is abuzz over the imminent arrival of Wulfric Bedwyn, the reclusive, cold-as-ice Duke of Bewcastle, at the most glittering social event of the season. Some whisper of a tragic love affair. Others say he is so aloof and passionless that not even the greatest beauty could capture his attention. But on this dazzling afternoon, one woman does catch the duke's eye - and she is the only female in the room who isn't even trying. Christine Derrick is intrigued by the handsome duke...all the more so when he invites her to become his mistress. But Christine has very definite views on men, morals, and marriage and confounds Wulfric at every turn. Yet even as the lone wolf of the Bedwyn clan vows to seduce her any way he can, something strange and wonderful is happening. Now for a man who thought he'd never lose his heart, nothing less than love will do.

Slightly Wicked Number 4 in series

Slightly Wicked Number 4 in series

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2007

Lord Rannulf Bedwyn is a hard man to resist. To Judith Law, Rannulf is simply a dream come true, a heroic stranger with whom she will allow herself one night of reckless passion before she must settle for the dreary life of companion to her wealthy aunt. However, a shock is in store for her when that same stranger arrives at Harewood Grange to woo her cousin. Judith holds firm against Rannulf's advances, both honourable and otherwise. But then scandal rocks the household and threatens her name and her very liberty, and it is Rannulf who rides to her rescue. But can true love grow out of something ever so slightly wicked?

Slightly Scandalous Number 5 in series

Slightly Scandalous Number 5 in series

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2007

Growing up with four unruly brothers has made Freyja Bedwyn far bolder than most society ladies. From feisty manner to long, tumbling hair, Lady Freyja is pure fire, a woman who seeks both adventure and freedom. Adventure soon finds her on a visit to Bath, when a handsome stranger bursts into Freyja's room and entreats her to hide him. His name is Joshua Moore, Marquess of Hallmere, a man with a hell-raising reputation of his own who is quickly intrigued by the independent beauty. So intrigued, in fact, that he makes her a surprising request: to pose as his fiance and help thwart his family's matchmaking schemes. For two people determined to be free, it's the perfect planuntil passion blindsides them both. For as Joshua sets out to achieve his complete seduction of Freyja, a woman who has sworn off love is in danger of losing the one thing she never expected to give again: her heart...

Simply Love Number 2 in series

Simply Love Number 2 in series

Author: Mary Balogh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2007

Anne Jewell is a teacher at Miss Martin's School for Girls, a genteel academy in Regency England. Now she must confront the disturbing tragedy that gave her a beautiful son but locked her heart away for many years ago. While on a summer holiday in Wales, Anne meets Sydnam Butler, a taciturn hero of the Peninsula Wars. Gentle yet courageous, he is unlike any man Anne has ever encountered. But he too carries scars of the past. When Anne returns to Miss Martin's, she makes a surprising discovery and has no choice but to test Sydnam's love. Their passion becomes a showdown between long-buried fears and grand dreams. Simply Love is the second book in a dazzling quartet of Regency novels. Set in a select academy for young ladies. Mary Balogh invites us into a special world - a world of innocence and temptation

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