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Mary Balogh - Author

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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 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 Someone to Honour Someone to Remember 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.

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