Mary Balogh

1 Someone to Hold

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2017-02-07
Description :  <b>A reversal of fortune befalls a young woman in this charming Westcott novel from the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Someone to Wed</i>.</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <i>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...</i><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> 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.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> 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...

2 The Arrangement

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2013-08-27
Description :  <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><br /><br /><i>A mesmerizing 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.<br /> &#xa0;</i><br /> Desperate to escape his mother’s matchmaking, Vincent Hunt, Viscount Darleigh, flees to a remote country village. But even there, another marital trap is sprung. So when Miss Sophia Fry’s intervention on his behalf finds her unceremoniously booted from her guardian’s home, Vincent is compelled to act. He may have been blinded in battle, but he can see a solution to both their problems: marriage.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> At first, quiet, unassuming Sophia rejects Vincent’s proposal. But when such a gloriously handsome man persuades her that he needs a wife of his own choosing as much as she needs protection from destitution, she agrees. Her alternative is too dreadful to contemplate. But how can an all-consuming fire burn from such a cold arrangement? As friendship and camaraderie lead to sweet seduction and sensual pleasure, dare they believe a bargain born of desperation might lead them both to a love destined to be?<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Arrangement</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Balogh understands not only the era, with all its nuances, but [also] knows her characters so thoroughly that readers are swept into her stories. There’s a natural reserve—a calmness and quiet in her prose—that allows the tenderness of the romance to tug at the reader’s heart. This is a beautifully rendered marriage-of-convenience love story that will win a place on keeper shelves.”<b>—<i>RT Book Reviews </i>(4-1/2 stars)</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “This sexy, touching book revisits the marriage-of-convenience plot, joining two heroic, conflicted characters who are navigating their own versions of darkness and delivering them to the redemptive power of love. Regency best-seller Balogh once again takes a standard romance trope and imbues it with heart, emotional intelligence and flawless authenticity.”<b>—<i>Kirkus Reviews </i>(starred review)</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “This touching, totally enthralling story overflows with subtle humor, brilliant dialog, breathtaking sensuality, and supporting characters you want to know better.”<b>—<i>Library Journal </i>(starred review)</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Balogh can always be depended on to deliver a beautifully written Regency romance with appealing, unusual characters, and the second in her new Survivors’ Club series (after <i>The Proposal</i>) is no exception. . . . Future series installments promise more compellingly tormented heroes.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “[A] poignant and thoughtful romance.”<b>—<i>Booklist</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “A compassionate love story with a unique hero and heroine . . . The dialogue is snappy, and the climax . . . is exciting and helps bring about the blissful ending. . . . <i>The Arrangement </i>[is] a must read.”<b>—<i>Fresh Fiction</i></b><br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

3 Someone to Wed

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2017-11-07
Description :  <b>THE <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER<br /><br />A very practical marriage makes Alexander Westcott question his heart in the latest Regency romance from the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Someone to Hold</i>.</b><br /><br />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...<br /><br />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...

4 The Proposal

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2012-05-01
Description :  <b>“This is Mary Balogh at her riveting best.”—#1<i> New York Times</i> bestselling author Debbie Macomber</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Gwendoline, Lady Muir, has seen her share of tragedy. Content in a quiet life with friends and family, the young widow has no desire to marry again. But when Hugo, Lord Trentham, scoops her up in his arms after a fall, she feels a sensation that both shocks and emboldens her. Hugo is a gentleman in name only: a war hero whose bravery earned him a title, a merchant’s son who inherited his wealth. He is happiest when working the land, but duty and title now demand that he finds a wife. Hugo doesn’t wish to court Gwen, yet he cannot resist her guileless manner, infectious laugh, and lovely face. He wants her, but will she have him? The dour ex-military officer who so gallantly carried Gwen to safety is a man who needs a lesson in winning a woman’s heart. But through courtship and seduction, Gwen soon finds that with each kiss, and with every caress, Hugo captivates her more—with his desire, with his love, and with the promise of forever.<br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b>“[Mary Balogh] writes with wit and wisdom. . . . <i>The Proposal</i> is both moving and entertaining and the beginning of what promises to be an outstanding series.”—Romance Reviews Today</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b>“A historical romance of unusual thoughtfulness and depth.”—<i>Publishers Weekly<br /></i></b><br />Includes a preview of Mary Balogh’s <i>The Arrangement.</i>

5 Only Enchanting

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-10-28
Description :  <b>In the fourth novel of <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Mary Balogh's Survivors' Club series, Flavian, Viscount Ponsonby, finds salvation in the love of a most unsuspecting woman...</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Flavian was devastated by his fiancée’s desertion after his return home from the Napoleonic Wars. 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 a most sensible yet enchanting young woman.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> 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.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> 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.<br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

6 Someone to Love

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Romance  Books  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2016-11-08
Description :  <b>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Only a Kiss</i> launches a new series with the death of an earl and the revelation of a scandalous secret...</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b>Humphrey Westcott, 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...</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> 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…<br /> &#xa0;<br /> 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.<br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

7 The Secret Mistress (with bonus short story Now a Bride)

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2011-07-12
Description :  <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> While Lady Angeline Dudley’s pedigree dictates that she must land a titled gentleman, the irrepressible beauty longs for a simple, ordinary suitor. So when Edward Ailsbury, the new Earl of Heyward, defends her honor with unmatched civility, Angeline thinks that she has found true love. Persuading the earl is another matter entirely. From her unconventional fashion sense to her hoydenish antics, Angeline is the last woman on earth for Edward. And yet a stolen kiss awakens something primal within him. Naturally, being a gentleman, he does the right thing after compromising a lady: He offers marriage. The proposal is born of duty, but will Angeline cause Edward to forget about decorum 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.<br /><br /><b>Includes Mary Balogh’s “Now a Bride,” featuring extra scenes from her Mistress series and an excerpt from Mary Balogh's <i>The Proposal.</i></b>

8 Slightly Dangerous

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2004-06-01
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's <i>The Secret Mistress.</i><br /><br />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 did catch the duke’s eye—and she was the only female in the room who wasn’t even trying. Christine Derrick is intrigued by the handsome duke…all the more so when he invites her to become his mistress. <br /><br /> What red-blooded woman wouldn’t enjoy a tumble in the bedsheets with a consummate lover—with no strings and no questions asked. An infuriating lady with very definite views on men, morals, and marriage, Christine 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.<br /><br /> With her trademark wit, riveting storytelling, and sizzling sexual sparks, Mary Balogh once again brings together two polar opposites: an irresistible, high-and-mighty aristocrat and the impulsive, pleasure-loving woman who shows him what true passion is all about. A man and a woman so wrong for each other, it can result only in the perfect match.

9 Only Beloved

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Romance  Books  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2016-05-03
Description :  <b>From the legendary </b><i>New York Times</i><b> bestselling author of </b><i>Only a Kiss </i><b>and </b><i>Only a Promise</i><b> comes the final book in the rapturous Survivor’s Club series—as the future of one man lies within the heart of a lost but never-forgotten love...</b><br /><br />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.&#xa0;<br /><br />Dora Debbins relinquished all hope to marry 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.<br /><br />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?

10 The Escape

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-07-01
Description :  <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER<br /><br />In this poignant novel of longing and salvation, a hopeful widow and a resilient war hero discover the promise of love’s magic and new beginnings.</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> 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.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> 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.<br /><br /><b>Includes Mary Balogh’s charming short story, “The Suitor.”<br /></b><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Escape</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Bestseller [Mary] Balogh delivers an outstanding third installment of her Survivors’ Club series. . . . This exquisitely written Regency will appeal to Balogh’s legions of fans.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly </i>(starred review)</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “A heroine who has never felt valued and a hero in search of a new purpose learn to take life as it comes and live each moment to the fullest. This tender, deeply insightful, and beautifully plotted romance shimmers with hope, possibility, and love.”<b>—<i>Library Journal</i> (starred review)</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “Regency romance star Balogh continues her poignant Survivors’ Club series with a quietly intense love story that speaks to open-heartedness, courage and faith in new beginnings.”<b>—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “A beautifully rendered love story of two wounded and lost souls who find each other and together discover strength and love. Tender, touching and mature, Balogh’s story slowly unfolds, reaching deep into the characters’ emotions demonstrating how love empowers, heals and redeems. Everything about this story is lovely and near perfect.”<b>—<i>RT Book Reviews </i>(4-1/2 stars, Top Pick)</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “<i>The Escape</i> is such an apt title—two people escape from unhappy pasts, finding love in their mutual journey. Their capacity for happiness astonishes and delights them and the reader, as they both so deserve their hard-won happily-ever-after.”<b>—<i>Heroes and Heartbreakers</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “<i>The Escape</i> is full of excitement, adventure, and enchanting romance. The main characters are so well-developed, and Mary Balogh does such a wonderful job giving the reader a window into their thoughts, that by the end of the book you feel as though you know them intimately.”<b>—<i>Fresh Fiction</i></b><br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

11 Only a Kiss

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Romance  Books  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2015-09-01
Description :  <b>The Survivors’ Club: 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....</b><br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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?

12 Only a Promise

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Romance  Books  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2015-06-09
Description :  <b>The new Survivor’s Club novel from the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author.<br /><br />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, for one of them, striking a most unusual bargain will change his life forever.… </b><br /><br />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 so as to secure an heir to his family’s title and fortune.<br /><br />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 an outrageous suggestion: 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.

13 Slightly Married

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2003-04-01
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's <i>The Secret Mistress.</i><br /><br />Meet the Bedwyns…six brothers and sisters—men and women of passion and privilege, daring and sensuality…Enter their dazzling world of high society and breathtaking seduction…where each will seek love, fight temptation, and court scandal…and where Aidan Bedwyn, the marriage-shy second son, discovers that matrimony may be the most seductive act of all.…<br /><br /> Like all the Bedwyn men, Aidan has a reputation for cool arrogance. But this proud nobleman also possesses a loyal, passionate heart—and it is this fierce loyalty that has brought Colonel Lord Aidan to Ringwood Manor to honor a dying soldier's request. Having promised to comfort and protect the man's sister, Aidan never expected to find a headstrong, fiercely independent woman who wants no part of his protection…nor did he expect the feelings this beguiling creature would ignite in his guarded heart. And when a relative threatens to turn Eve out of her home, Aidan gallantly makes her an offer she can't refuse: marry him…if only to save her home. And now, as all of London breathlessly awaits the transformation of the new Lady Aidan Bedwyn, the strangest thing happens: With one touch, one searing embrace, Aidan and Eve's “business arrangement” is about to be transformed…into something slightly surprising.

14 Irresistible

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1998-10-01
Description :  <b>From <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Mary Balogh comes the third novel in the Horsemen Trilogy, in which a proper English lady discovers how desirable she really is after one very improper night...</b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br />Sophia Armitage does not consider herself attractive. Even her late husband treated her more as a companion than a lover when she accompanied him to war. But Sophia hopes to enjoy a Season in London as her niece makes her social debut—until, that is, her hopes are dashed when she is faced with a threat she can reveal to no one. Then she meets Sir Nathaniel Gascoigne, an old army friend, and falls in love with him even as she must discourage his growing passion for her. Nathaniel can sense Sophia's unhappiness and fear, but does not understand that his attempts to protect and help her can only bring about her downfall...

15 An Unlikely Duchess

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2016-02-08
Description :  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.

16 It Happened One Season

Author : Stephanie Laurens, Jacquie D'Alessandro, Candice Hern & Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2011-03-29
Description :  New York Times bestselling historical romance superstars Stephanie Laurens and Mary Balogh, along with beloved fan favorites Jacquie D’Alessandro and Candice Hern—the four authors who brought you It Happened One Night—are back with It Happened One Season. Even more inventive than their bestselling first anthology, It Happened One Season presents four love stories set during an unforgettable Regency social season—each passion-rich novella based on the same themes chosen by readers during a month-long online contest…yet each one surprisingly, delightfully unique!

17 Slightly Wicked

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2003-04-29
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's <i>The Secret Mistress.</i><br /><br />Meet the Bedwyns…six brothers and sisters—men and women of passion and privilege, daring and sensuality…Enter their dazzling world of high society and breathtaking seduction…where each will seek love, fight temptation, and court scandal…and where Rannulf Bedwyn, the rebellious third son, enters into a liaison that is rather risqué, somewhat naughty, and…<b>Slightly Wicked</b>.<br /><br /> With his laughing eyes and wild, rakish good looks, Lord Rannulf Bedwyn is a hard man to resist. To Judith Law, a woman in need of rescue when her stagecoach overturns, Rannulf is simply her savior, a heroic stranger she will reward with one night of reckless passion before she must become a companion to her wealthy aunt. Imagine Judith's shock when the same stranger turns out to be among England's most eligible bachelors…and when he arrives at Harewood Grange to woo her cousin. Certainly, they had made no vows, no promises, but Rannulf never did forget his uninhibited lover…nor did she forget that one delicious night. And as scandal sets the household abuzz, Rannulf proposes a solution…but when Judith refuses to have him—in love or wedlock—Rannulf has only one choice: to wage a campaign of pure pleasure to capture the heart of the woman who has already won his.

18 Indiscreet

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2016-02-02
Description :  <b>From <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Mary Balogh comes the first novel in the Horsemen trilogy, a scandalous romance of yearning passion and dangerous desires...</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> In the country visiting his twin brother, Viscount Rawleigh longs for a little diversion and beautiful young widow Catherine Winters seems like easy prey. But Rex’s target is a lady of virtue, and when she roundly rejects his improper proposal to become his mistress, Rex finds himself faced with a delectable challenge.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Catherine knows she must fight the indecent feelings the Viscount arouses within her—feelings that bring to life a past she had sought to escape—even as the handsome lord refuses to relent in his amorous attentions. <br /> &#xa0;<br /> But even though she knows one kiss could bring her to ruin, temptation proves an insurmountable foe—and Catherine can not ignore the beating of her treacherous heart....<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

19 Once Upon A Dream

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2016-04-12
Description :  <b>Mary Balogh and Grace Burrowes team up to create a pair of Regency novellas each set at a summer house party.&#xa0;</b><br /> <b></b><br /> <b>In Another Dream, by Mary Balogh, Miss Eleanor Thompson has found satisfaction as the director of a respected school for girls. The life of a dedicated educator offers many rewards and much meaning--but also more loneliness than Eleanor anticipated. She accepts an invitation from her sister, Christine, Duchess of Bewcastle, to attend a Bedwyn houseparty, never dreaming the summer curriculum might include stolen kisses and true love.&#xa0;</b><br /> <b></b><br /> <b>In The Duke of My Dreams, by Grace Burrowes, banker's daughter Anne Faraday is cast into the company of Elias, Duke of Sedgemere, at house party in the Lakes. Anne warms to the lonely man and conscientious father behind the title, and Elias becomes enthralled with the brilliant, burdened woman beneath Anne's genteel facade. Liking turns to love under the Cumbrian summer moon, but family obligations, secrets, and a prodigal duck conspire to thwart the course of true love.&#xa0;</b>

20 Slightly Scandalous

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2003-06-03
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's <i>The Secret Mistress.</i><br /><br />Meet the Bedwyns…six brothers and sisters—men and women of passion and privilege, daring and sensuality.<br /><br />Enter their dazzling world of high society and breathtaking seduction…where each will seek love, fight temptation, and court scandal…and where Freyja Bedwyn, the wild-hearted daughter, meets her match in a man as passionate, reckless, and scandalous as she.<br /><br />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. <br /><br />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 fiancée and help thwart his family's matchmaking schemes. For two people determined to be free, it's the perfect plan…until 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…

21 Slightly Sinful

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2004-04-27
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's <i>The Secret Mistress.</i><br /><br />Meet the Bedwyns—six brothers and sisters—men and women of passion and privilege, daring and sensuality....Enter their dazzling world of high society and breathtaking seduction...where each will seek love, fight temptation, and court scandal...and where Alleyne Bedwyn, the passionate middle son, is cut off from his past—only to find his future with a sinfully beautiful woman he will risk everything to love.<br /><br /> As the fires of war raged around him, Lord Alleyne Bedwyn was thrown from his horse and left for dead—only to awaken in the bedchamber of a ladies' brothel. Suddenly the dark, handsome diplomat has no memory of who he is or how he got there—yet of one thing he is certain: The angel who nurses him back to health is the woman he vows to make his own. But like him, Rachel York is not who she seems. A lovely young woman caught up in a desperate circumstance, she must devise a scheme to regain her stolen fortune. The dashing soldier she rescued from near-death could be her savior in disguise. There is just one condition: she must pose as his wife—a masquerade that will embroil them in a sinful scandal, where a man and a woman court impropriety with each daring step...with every taboo kiss that can turn passionate strangers into the truest of lovers.

22 A Secret Affair

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Romance  Books  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2010-05-18
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's <i>The Secret Mistress.<br /></i><br />Born a commoner, Hannah Reid has been Duchess of Dunbarton since she was nineteen years old. Now her husband is dead and, more beautiful than ever at thirty, Hannah has her freedom at last. 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, so now he denies himself nothing. Rumored to be living the easy life of a sensualist on his country estate, 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 that it isn’t so easy to extricate oneself from the fires of desire—without getting singed.

23 Now a Bride (Short Story)

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2011-06-13
Description :  <b><i>Now a Bride</i> is what fans of <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Mary Balogh’s Mistress series have been clamoring for: more passion and more drama featuring the Dudley siblings.</b><br />&#xa0;<br />In anticipation of the enticing third book in the Mistress trilogy, <i>The Secret Mistress, </i>here are never-before-published scenes from <i>More than a Mistress </i>and<i> No Man’s Mistress</i>—plus Mary Balogh’s new epilogue for the series.<br />&#xa0;<br /><b>• JOCELYN AND JANE:</b> Three new scenes—“The Proposal,” “The Wedding,” and “Return to Acton Park”—spark more fiery passion from charmingly arrogant Jocelyn and spirited Jane.<br />&#xa0;<br /><b>• FERDINAND AND VIOLA</b>: Two unpublished scenes—“The Wedding” and “Home to Pinewood Manor”—prove once again that this unlikely but perfect couple is made for each other.<br />&#xa0;<br /><b>• THE REUNION: FIVE YEARS LATER:</b> 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?<br />&#xa0;<br /><b>NEW: </b>The enchanting prequel to the Mistress series! Readers got to know madcap Angeline and straitlaced Edward through the romantic adventures of the Dudley brothers.<br />&#xa0;<br />But Angeline and Edward have their own story of passion to tell in <i>The Secret Mistress</i>.<br /><br />BONUS: This eBook includes an excerpt from Mary Balogh's <i>The Secret Mistress</i>.&#xa0;

24 A Counterfeit Betrothal/The Notorious Rake

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2013-04-30
Description :  <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER<br /><br />Mary Balogh presents two of her classic Regency-era romances—seductive tales of ladies who are running away from love . . . and rogues who enjoy the chase.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>A COUNTERFEIT BETROTHAL</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Lady Sophia Bryant has no intention of marrying anytime soon. Her one desire is to reunite her parents, who have been estranged for fourteen years. Surely, if she happens to announce her betrothal—even a false one—they will be forced to see each other. Devilishly handsome Lord Francis Sutton seems perfect for such deceit, always agreeable to games of passion in which he has nothing to lose. The trap is set—if only Lady Sophia can keep her foolish heart from falling prey to her brilliant snares.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>THE NOTORIOUS RAKE</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Lord Edmund Waite is everything that Lady Mary Gregg despises: lewd, lascivious, mocking—the most incorrigible and successful rogue around. A bluestocking like her would never tempt a man whose taste runs to pretty playthings—so Mary is startled to find herself the object of Lord Edmund’s desires. Even more surprising is her reaction to his shocking advances. She may be a lady, but this man knows so well how to make her feel like a woman.<br /><br /><b>Includes excerpts of&#xa0;<i>The Proposal</i> and <i>The Arrangement</i> by Mary Balogh</b><br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

25 The Suitor (Short Story)

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2013-07-22
Description :  <b>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.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> 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.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> 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.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Includes a preview of Mary Balogh’s delicious new novel, <i>The Arrangement</i>!</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b>Praise for <i>The Proposal</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “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<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “[Mary Balogh] writes with wit and wisdom. . . . <i>The Proposal</i> is both moving and entertaining and the beginning of what promises to be an outstanding series.”—Romance Reviews Today<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A historical romance of unusual thoughtfulness and depth.”—<i>Publishers Weekly</i>

26 The Temporary Wife/A Promise of Spring

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2012-02-28
Description :  <b>In two classic tales of Regency-era romance from <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Mary Balogh, the vagaries of love have a way of challenging the most convenient arrangements.</b><br /><b>&#xa0;</b><br /><b>THE TEMPORARY WIFE</b><br />Miss Charity Duncan has no illusions about Lord Anthony Earheart’s proposal. The arrogant aristocrat has made it painfully clear what he wants: a wife who will enrage the father he despises and then disappear from his life. In exchange, Charity’s family will receive the money they desperately need. But after Charity agrees to this mockery of matrimony, she soon discovers a startling fact: She has fallen for Anthony, and breaking their marriage vows may also break her heart.<br /><b>&#xa0;</b><br /><b>A PROMISE OF SPRING</b><br />Grace Howard has every reason to be devoted to Sir Peregrine Lampman. After all, the gallant gentleman rescued her from poverty by making her his bride. Even more nobly, he did not withdraw his affection after she confessed to a youthful folly that had compromised her virtue. But Grace did not tell the whole truth about the handsome lord who betrayed her—and now the one thing she’s kept from Perry threatens to destroy her last chance at true love.<br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

27 The Famous Heroine/The Plumed Bonnet

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2011-10-25
Description :  <b>Beloved <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Mary Balogh spins two classic stories of Regency England—splendid novels of mistaken identity and unmistakable passion, where marriage is only the beginning of true love.<br /></b>&#xa0;<br /><b>THE FAMOUS HEROINE<br /></b>Cora Downes has beauty, spirit, and money, but no breeding. Yet when she gains renown for a daring rescue, she finds herself thrust into high society. Innocent and adrift in a world of beautiful banquets, bejeweled gowns, and snobbish standards, Cora is quickly compromised into a marriage—to a frivolous lord whose interests seem to lie elsewhere. But could piercingly blue-eyed and well-mannered Francis Kneller turn out to be the most unexpected love of her life?<br />&#xa0;<br /><b>THE PLUMED BONNET<br /></b>Alistair Munro, the Duke of Bridgwater, is looking for love outside the bounds of polite society. And that’s what he expects to receive when he rescues a seemingly disreputable girl in a colorful bonnet off the side of the road. Yet Stephanie Gray, a former governess, has recently come into money and is eager for a proper match with a well-born man. Sure that he’s sullied her name, Alistair offers marriage to make amends. And in this unlikely union, Stephanie and Alistair make a welcome discovery—that sometimes it’s possible to marry first, then fall in love.<br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

28 A Christmas Promise

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Holiday 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2010-10-26
Description :  A love that cannot be bought or sold proves to be the greatest gift of all, in this heartwarming classic that demonstrates once again why <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Mary Balogh is among the most celebrated authors of historical romance.<br /><br /> Weddings are supposed to be joyous occasions—especially when a couple seems as well matched as Randolph Pierce, Earl of Falloden, and his bride-to-be, Eleanor Transome. Ellie brings to the marriage a vast dowry, while Falloden, though distant, is handsome, tremendously desirable, and possessed of a title most young ladies can only dream of sharing.<br /><br /> Yet Ellie is not most young ladies. She knows that she must honor her dear father’s dying wish for her to wed the proud earl, but she dreads a lifetime in a union without love—and how can Falloden claim to love her when he married her only for her fortune? As Christmas descends upon the Falloden manor, the warmth of the season may yet melt away the trappings of duty and wealth, leaving behind only a man and a woman destined for each other’s arms.<br /><br />BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Mary Balogh's <i>The Escape.</i>

29 Slightly Tempted

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2003-12-30
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's <i>The Secret Mistress.</i><br /><br />Meet the Bedwyns—six brothers and sisters—men and women of passion and privilege, daring and sensuality.<br /><br /> Enter their dazzling world of high society and breathtaking seduction…where each will seek love, fight temptation, and court scandal…and where Morgan Bedwyn, the willful youngest daughter, discovers that true love is a temptation no woman can—or should—resist.<br /><br /> Young. Ravishing. Exquisitely marriageable. 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 herself…until 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: glorious, all-consuming love.

30 Lady With A Black Umbrella

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2016-02-08
Description :  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&#39;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.

31 A Christmas Bride/Christmas Beau

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2012-11-27
Description :  <b>In a pair of classic Regency-era Christmas romance novels from <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Mary Balogh, the holidays herald the greatest gift of all: unexpected, all-consuming love.</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b>A CHRISTMAS BRIDE</b><br /> The very wealthy Edgar Downes has promised his aging father to finally take a bride—specifically, to wed a titled lady by Christmas. London is full of pretty, proper, and eligible misses, but it’s the widow Helena, Lady Stapleton, in a shocking red dress, who captures Edgar’s attention. Helena is intrigued by the seductive stranger—but he’s simply not in her class. Marriage, of course, would never do. But in a season of miracles, something wondrous is about to happen.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>CHRISTMAS BEAU</b><br /> Not even the warm, forgiving Christmas spirit can stop the Marquess of Denbigh from settling his score with Judith Easton: The beautiful young widow injured Denbigh’s pride years ago by jilting him for another man. Now that Judith is free from a nightmare marriage, the handsome marquess has her in his sights—and wants her in his arms. But to trust the tender words on his lips, Judith must not only see past the hardness of his heart, but learn once again to trust her own heart’s desire.

32 A Rogue's Downfall

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2017-05-02
Description :  <b>A ROGUE'S DOWNFALL</b><br /><br /><b>The Anniversary</b><br /><br />After the Earl of Reardon, one of London's most notorious rakes, ruined the virtue and reputation of a young lady at a masquerade ball on Valentine's Day, he did the honorable thing and married her before settling her at his country estate and abandoning her there. Now, one year later, he has returned home to his wife and young son, wondering if it is too late to woo her properly and make amends for a year of shameful neglect.<br /><br /><b>The Wrong Door</b><br /><br />During a dull evening at a particularly tedious house party Viscount Lyndon, a notorious rake, makes an assignation to spend the night with a willing widow. In the darkness, however, he opens the wrong door and enters the wrong room. He soon finds himself honor-bound to offer for the young lady who was the unfortunate victim of his error. She, however, does not react with predictable meekness. Instead, she sets out to bring him to his knees.<br /><br /><b>Precious Rogue</b><br /><br />Miss Peabody and her mother are ecstatic when Mr. Bancroft, London's most elusive bachelor, accepts an invitation to a house party at their country estate. They boast that he is about to offer marriage. However, it is upon Patricia Mangan, the quiet, unremarkable, impoverished niece Mrs. Peabody treats more as a servant than a relative, that Mr. Bancroft finds himself turning his attentions, surprising himself as much as he surprises her and everyone else.

33 Unforgiven

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2016-07-12
Description :  <b><i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Mary Balogh returns to Regency England in the second novel of her Horsemen Trilogy, a tale of unforgiven sins and unforgettable passion...</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Moira Hayes hadn’t seen Kenneth Woodfall in nearly eight years. Nor did she want to see this man who stirred such feelings of anger in her. After all, their families had been rivals since their great-grandfathers’ day. And he was the reason—though indirectly—for her own brother’s death.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> But Kenneth has returned from war and is home for good. And he isn’t willing to forget the past—a time he shared with his first and only love, Miss Moira Hayes. The moment he sees her again, he knows his future. Because Kenneth is more than willing to forgive.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> If only Moira can too...

34 Longing

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Romance  Books  Historical 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2015-03-03
Description :  From <i>New York Times</i> bestselling legend and author of the Survivors' Club series comes a cherished novel about the risks and the compromises that come with falling in love.…<br />&#xa0;<br /><b><i>Governess and mistress—he wanted her as both.…</i></b><br /><br />The illegitimate daughter of an English lord, Sian Jones abandoned her heritage to live in a stalwart coal mining community in South Wales. Empowered by their cause, she’s engaged to be married to the leader of a revolutionary movement that is bracing itself against the tyranny of English mine owners. But Sian’s principles are unexpectedly shaken when she accepts a job as governess under Alexander Hyatt, the mysterious Marquess of Craille, the oppressive symbol of everything she has come to resist.<br />&#xa0;<br />She never expected Alexander to upend all her expectations. He is sympathetic to her cause. He is a loving father. A man of wealth and position, he is fatally attractive. And he is offering his heart to the independent woman who has illuminated his life. Now, caught between two worlds, and between the promises and desires of two men, Sian must make a choice that will define her future—one that can only be made in the name of love.…

35 Heartless

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Romance  Books  Historical 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-07-07
Description :  <b>From <i>New York Times</i> bestselling legend Mary Balogh—and the beloved author of<i> Longing, Silent Melody,</i> and<i> Beyond the Sunrise</i>—comes a ravishing novel of passion and duty, love and menace...</b>.<br /><br />Life has taught Lucas Kendrick, Duke of Harndon, that a heart is a decided liability. Betrayed by his elder brother, rejected by his fiancée, banished by his father, and shunned by his mother, Luke fled to Paris, where he became the most sought-after bachelor in fashionable society.<br /><br />Ten years later, fate has brought him back home to England as head of the family who rejected him. Unwilling as he is to be involved with them, he must assume responsibility for his younger siblings, the family estate he once loved—and the succession. He faces the prospect of marrying with the greatest reluctance—until he sees beguiling Lady Anna Marlowe across a ballroom one night.<br /><br />Anna, far from being the bright-eyed innocent Luke takes her for, is no more a stranger to the shadows of a painful past than he is. But for her, marriage cannot so easily solve what is wrong in her life—not when a tormentor stalks her to the very doors of Bowden Abbey, where Luke and Anna must learn to trust in each other or risk any chance they may have for a happy future.

36 Beyond the Sunrise

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Romance  Books  Historical 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2015-02-03
Description :  <b>From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of the Survivor’s Club novels comes “an epic love story” (<i>Publishers Weekly</i>) of intrigue and deception and the promises that can break a heart.…</b><br /><br /><i>“I will love you all my life and even beyond that.”</i><br />&#xa0;<br />Even at fifteen, Jeanne, the privileged daughter of a royalist émigré, knew what she liked: Englishman Robert Blake, bastard son of a marquess. Yet his questionable birth rendered him forbidden. Forced to part, they were still young enough to believe in tomorrow. But as time passed, that brief ephemeral flirtation at Haddington Hall faded into memory.<br />&#xa0;<br />Eleven years later in Portugal, during the Peninsular Wars, they meet again, both of them spies, and destined to be working on opposing sides. He is now a captain with the British army. She is the widowed Marquesa das Minas—sometimes going by the name Joana da Fonte. However for only one of them does the flicker of recognition still burn.<br />&#xa0;<br />Amid the fury of war and in the shadow of secrets, passion flares once again. But for Joana and Robert, each entrusted to a dangerous mission that demands deception, falling in love could be the most dangerous risk of all.

37 First Comes Marriage

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Romance  Books  Historical 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2009-02-24
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's <i>The Secret Mistress.</i><br /><br />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?<b><br /><br /></b>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 can’t 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 bed…and discovering that when it comes to wedded bliss, love can’t be far behind.

38 A Chance Encounter

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2016-09-27
Description :  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.<br/> <br/> 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&#39;s beauty and wit had once shone so brightly.<br/> <br/> 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.<br/> <br/> 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.

39 Someone to Care

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Release Date :  2018-05-01
Description :  <b>Once the Countess of Riverdale, Viola Kingsley throws all caution to the wind when adventure calls in the form of a handsome aristocrat. . . .</b><br /><br />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 onetime countess, Viola. With her children grown and 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. <br /><br />Marcel Lamarr has been a notorious womanizer since the death of his wife nearly twenty years earlier. Viola caught his eye when she herself was a young mother, but she evaded his seduction at the time. A prize that eluded him before, she is all the more irresistible to him now although he is surprised to discover that she is as eager now for the excitement he offers as he is himself.<br /><br />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. . . .

40 At Last Comes Love

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Romance  Books  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2009-04-28
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's <i>The Secret Mistress.</i><br /><i><br />Step into a world of scandal, intrigue, and enthralling passion as</i> New York Times <i>bestselling author Mary Balogh sweeps us into the lives of an extraordinary family: the Huxtables. Margaret, the eldest, embarks on the most risqué adventure of her life and agrees to marry the most notorious man in London</i>.<i>…</i><b><br /><br /> </b>Only desperation could bring Duncan Pennethorne, the infamous Earl of Sheringford, back home after the spectacular scandal that had shocked even the jaded <i>ton</i>. 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. A lie to an old flame forces Margaret Huxtable 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….

41 Silent Melody

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Romance  Books  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2015-08-04
Description :  <b>From the legendary <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Heartless </i>comes an exquisite Georgian romance of a transcendent love, “without doubt, one of the most romantic novels ever written.”*</b><br /><br />Lady Emily Marlowe is beautiful, independent, and unspoiled. Deaf since childhood, she appreciates her family’s efforts to nurture her spirit, but the man they’ve chosen for her betrothal can never fulfill her. The only one Emily has ever desired is bold and reckless Lord Ashley Kendrick. Her childhood amour inspired her fantasies and vowed never to forget her—even as he left her for a new life in India and a new love.<br /><br />Seven years and countless dreams later, Ashley has returned a desolate widower to Bowden Abbey and, true to his promise, to Emily. Yet his heedless proposal of marriage has left her unexpectedly conflicted. Though the heat of passion still burns, Emily fears that it’s only a sense of duty—not love—that has brought him to bended knee. And what is she to make of those seven lost years clouded in secrets too dark for Ashley to share?<br /><br />For Emily, her greatest and only love now becomes one worth fighting for, one of startling revelations and second chances, and one, like a melody, too beautiful for words....

42 The Double Wager

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2016-08-23
Description :  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.<br/> <br/> 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.<br/> <br/> 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.<br/> <br/> 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.

43 A Masked Deception

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2016-07-26
Description :  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.

44 A Summer to Remember

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2002-07-30
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's <i>The Secret Mistress.</i><br /><br />“Matchless storyteller”(<i>Romantic Times</i>) Mary Balogh weaves a tantalizing web of wit and seduction in her new novel—an irresistible tale of two unlikely lovers and one unforgettable summer.<br /><br /> Kit Butler is cool, dangerous, one of London’s mostinfamous bachelors—marriage is the last thing on his mind. But Kit’s family has other plans. Desperate to thwart his father’s matchmaking, Kit needs a bride...fast. Enter Miss Lauren Edgeworth.<br /><br /> 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?

45 More than a Mistress/No Man's Mistress

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Short Stories 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2005-05-06
Description :  <b>From <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Mary Balogh come two classic tales of Regency-era romance, where scandalous liaisons kindle passions too powerful to conceal.</b> <br />&#xa0;<br /><b>MORE THAN A MISTRESS<br /></b>Hired to serve as nursemaid to the wounded Duke of Tresham, Jane Ingleby tries to pretend it’s strictly a business arrangement. Surely there could be nothing more perilous than being the lover of such a man. Yet when she gets past his devilish façade and sees the noble heart within, she knows the greatest jeopardy of all—a passion that drives her to risk everything on one perfect month with an improper gentleman who thinks that love is for fools.&#xa0; <br />&#xa0;<br /><b>NO MAN’S MISTRESS</b><br />Lord Ferdinand Dudley is accustomed to getting what he wants—until he tries to claim his rightful estate from the bewitching Lady Viola Thornhill. Refusing to cede him the home she calls her own—and unwilling to consider marriage—Viola knows that this is a battle she cannot afford to lose. Each day under the same roof brings its share of frustration—and temptation—as both sides in this contest of wills find their resolve melting in the heat of passion’s bright flame.<br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

46 Then Comes Seduction

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Romance  Books  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2009-03-24
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's <i>The Secret Mistress.</i><br /><i><br />New York Times </i>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 society’s most ravishing innocent—is about to turn the tables on the irresistible rakehell sworn to seduce her, body and soul....<b><br /><br /> </b>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 <i>both </i>their hearts.…

47 Red Rose

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2016-02-08
Description :  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&#39;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.

48 A Certain Magic  

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2016-02-08
Description :  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&#39;s truth before it is too late? Or is it already too late for them--again?

49 Simply Perfect

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2008-03-25
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's <i>The Secret Mistress.</i><br /><br />Set against the seductive backdrop of Regency England, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Mary Balogh’s latest novel sweeps us into the sensual, enthralling world of an elite academy for young ladies. Here, amid music lessons and garden parties, whispered confessions and secret yearnings, one of the school’s teachers—headmistress Claudia Martin—will find her well-ordered world jolted by love when she meets a man who would make the perfect husband…for somebody else.<br /><br />Tall, dark, and exquisitely sensual, he is the epitome of male perfection. Not that Claudia Martin is looking for a lover. Or a husband. As owner and headmistress of Miss Martin’s School for Girls in Bath, she long ago resigned herself to a life without love. Until Joseph, Marquess of Attingsborough, arrives unannounced and tempts her to toss away a lifetime of propriety for an affair that can only lead to ruin.<br /><br />Joseph has his own reasons for seeking Claudia out. Instantly, irresistibly attracted to the dedicated teacher, he embarks on a plan of seduction that leaves them both yearning for more. But as heir to a prestigious dukedom, Joseph is expected to carry on his family’s legacy. And Claudia knows she has no place in his world.<br /><br />Now that world is about to be rocked by scandal. An arranged marriage, a secret that will shock the <i>ton,</i> and a man from Claudia’s past conspire to drive the lovers apart. But Joseph is determined to make Claudia his at any cost. Even if that means defying convention and breaking every rule for a love that is everything he has ever wanted—a love that is perfection itself…

50 Simply Love

Author : Mary Balogh
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2006-08-15
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's <i>The Secret Mistress.</i><br /><i><br />New York Times</i> bestselling author Mary Balogh returns to the elegance and sensuality of Regency England as she continues the enthralling story of four remarkable women–friends and teachers at Miss Martin’s School for Girls. At the center of this spellbinding novel is Anne Jewell, a teacher haunted by a scandalous past…until she meets a man who teaches her the most important lesson of all: nothing is simple when it comes to love.…<br /><br /> She spies him in the deepening dusk of a Wales evening–a lone figure of breathtaking strength and masculinity, his handsome face branded by a secret pain. For single mother and teacher Anne Jewell, newly arrived with her son at a sprawling estate in Wales on the invitation of an influential friend, Sydnam Butler is a man whose sorrows–and passions–run deeper than she could have ever imagined. <br /><br /> As steward of a remote seaside manor, Sydnam lives a reclusive existence far from the pity and disdain of others. Yet almost from the moment Anne first appears on the cliffs, he senses in this lovely stranger a kindred soul, and between these two wary hearts, desire stirs. Unable to resist the passion that has rescued them both from loneliness, Anne and Sydnam share an afternoon of exquisite lovemaking. Now the unwed single mother and war-scarred veteran must make a decision that could forever alter their lives. For Sydnam, it is a chance to heal the pain of the past. For Anne, it is the glorious promise of a future with the man who will dare her to reveal her deepest secrets…before she can give him all her heart.



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