Denning-Mainwaring Books In Publication Order
- A Chance Encounter (1985)
- The Wood Nymph (1987)
Stewart-Frazer Books In Publication Order
- The First Snowdrop (1986)
- Christmas Belle (1994)
Waite Books In Publication Order
- The Trysting Place (1986)
- The Notorious Rake (1992)
- A Counterfeit Betrothal (1992)
Web Books In Publication Order
- The Gilded Web (1989)
- Web of Love (1990)
- The Devil’s Web (1990)
- A Promise of Spring (1990)
Dark Angel Books In Publication Order
- The Ideal Wife (1991)
- A Precious Jewel (1993)
- Dark Angel (1994)
- Lord Carew’s Bride (1995)
- The Famous Hero*ine (1996)
- The Plumed Bonnet (1996)
- A Christmas Bride (1997)
Dark Angel Books In Chronological Order
- Dark Angel (1994)
- Lord Carew’s Bride (1995)
- The Famous Hero*ine (1996)
- The Plumed Bonnet (1996)
- The Ideal Wife (1991)
- A Precious Jewel (1993)
- A Christmas Bride (1997)
Sullivan Books In Publication Order
- Courting Julia (1993)
- Dancing with Clara (1993)
- Tempting Harriet (1994)
Georgian Books In Publication Order
- Heartless (1995)
- Silent Melody (1997)
Four Horseme*n Of The Apocalypse Books In Publication Order
- Indiscreet (1997)
- Unforgiven (1998)
- Irresistible (1998)
Bedwyn Family Books In Publication Order
- One Night for Love (1999)
- A Summer to Remember (2002)
- Slightly Married (2003)
- Slightly Wicked (2003)
- Slightly Scandalous (2003)
- Slightly Tempted (2003)
- Slightly Sinful (2004)
- Slightly Dangerous (2004)
- Once Upon A Dream (2016)
Mistress Books In Publication Order
- More Than a Mistress (2000)
- No Man’s Mistress (2001)
- Now a Bride (2011)
- The Secret Mistress (2011)
Mistress Books In Chronological Order
- The Secret Mistress (2011)
- More Than a Mistress (2000)
- No Man’s Mistress (2001)
- Now a Bride (2011)
Simply Quartet Books In Publication Order
- Simply Unforgettable (2005)
- Simply Love (2006)
- Simply Magic (2007)
- Simply Perfect (2008)
Huxtable Quintet Books In Publication Order
- First Comes Marriage (2009)
- Then Comes Seduction (2009)
- At Last Comes Love (2009)
- Seducing an Angel (2009)
- A Secret Affair (2010)
Survivor’s Club Books In Publication Order
- The Proposal (2012)
- The Suitor (2013)
- The Arrangement (2013)
- The Escape (2014)
- Only Enchanting (2014)
- Only a Promise (2015)
- Only a Kiss (2015)
- Only Beloved (2016)
Westcott Books In Publication Order
- Someone to Love (2016)
- Someone to Hold (2017)
- Someone to Wed (2017)
- Someone to Care (2018)
- Someone to Trust (2018)
- Someone to Honor (2019)
- Someone to Remember (2019)
- Someone to Romance (2020)
- Someone to Cherish (2021)
- Someone Perfect (2021)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- A Masked Deception (1985)
- The Double Wager (1985)
- The Red Rose (1986)
- The Constant Heart (1987)
- Gentle Conquest (1987)
- Secrets of the Heart (1988)
- An Unacceptable Offer (1988)
- The Ungrateful Governess (1988)
- Daring Masquerade (1989)
- A Gift of Daisies (1989)
- The Obedient Bride (1989)
- Lady with a Black Umbrella (1989)
- The Incurable Matchmaker (1990)
- An Unlikely Duchess (1990)
- A Certain Magic (1991)
- Snow Angel (1991)
- The Secret Pearl (1991)
- Christmas Beau (1991)
- Beyond the Sunrise (1992)
- A Christmas Promise (1992)
- Deceived (1993)
- Tangled (1994)
- Longing (1994)
- Truly (1996)
- The Temporary Wife (1997)
- Thief of Dreams (1998)
- The Last Waltz (1998)
- A Matter of Class (2009)
Short Story Collections In Publication Order
- No Ordinary Love (1999)
- Under the Mistletoe (2003)
- A Rogue’s Downfall (2017)
- A Day for Love (2018)
- A Very Special Christmas (2018)
- Second Chances (2019)
Sommerville Family Books In Publication Order
- The Gifts of Christmas (1998)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- Love’s Legacy (1981)
- A Regency Christmas II (1990)
- A Regency Valentine (1991)
- A Regency Valentine II (1992)
- A Regency Summer (1992)
- Full Moon Magic (1992)
- A Regency Christmas III (1992)
- A Regency Christmas IV (1992)
- Tokens of Love (1993)
- Rakes and Rogues (1993)
- Moonlight Lovers (1993)
- A Regency Christmas V (1993)
- From the Heart (1994)
- A Regency Christmas VI (1994)
- Blossoms (1995)
- Dashing & Dangerous (1995)
- Angel Christmas (1995)
- A Regency Christmas VII (1995)
- Timeswept Brides (1996)
- A Regency Christmas Feast (1996)
- A Regency Christmas Carol (1997)
- Captured Hearts (1999)
- Christmas Keepsakes (2005)
- The Heart of Christmas (2009)
- Bespelling Jane Austen (2010)
Denning-Mainwaring Book Covers
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Dark Angel Book Covers
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Mary Balogh Books Overview
The town of Granby could hardly be more excited at the news that Ferndale Manor is to be opened again and that its new owner, Mr Mainwaring, is both wealthy, handsome and single. In particular, Miss Cecily Rowe and her parents view the visiting party with their eyes firmly set on matrimony for who should deserve to be the wife of such an elegant young man more than pretty sixteen year old Cecily?Only one member of the Rowe household does not share their high spirits. Elizabeth Rossiter, born a lady but forced to seek employment as a governess, has tasted the delights of suitors and parties in a former existence in London, and now wishes only to be left alone and unobserved. But events conspire against Elizabeth as local society embarks on frenzied activity once more, bringing her face to face with the one person she wished never to set eyes on again: Robert Denning, Marquess of Hetherington. The man who six years earlier told her he loved her…
and then broke her heart.
Reunited former lovers Isabella, the toast of the London stage, and Jack Frazer, a rakish libertine, rediscover the painful wounds and burning passion of old love.
Lewd, lascivious, and mocking, Lord Edmund White is everything that Lady Mary Gregg despises in a man, but her heart tells her something quite different as soon as she sets eyes on him.
Determined to bring her estranged parents back together again, Lady Sophia Bryant announces her false betrothal to Lord Francis Sutton, a devilishly handsome rake willing to help the beautiful Sophia.
From one of America’s most beloved storytellers comes a classic love story the breathtaking tale of a man and a woman caught in a web of temptation and seduction. All she wanted was to escape the hot, crowded London ballroom. But moments after stepping into the bitterly cold night, she is seized by a pair of strong hands and spirited away. Fully expecting to be ravished, sheltered Alexandra Purnell instead finds herself at the mercy of the man who saved her from certain scandal. Edmund, Earl of Amberley, is bold and sensual, tempting Alexandra to be reckless for the first time in her life. But as passion ignites, Edmund s offer of marriage takes Alexandra completely by surprise. Now a woman who craves her freedom above all else is about to discover how far one man will go to protect and possess the woman he loves.
New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh brilliantly captures the passionate conflict of a woman caught between two loves in this classic tale of friendship, devotion, intrigue and a love that is the most seductive trap of all .
He d served with her husband on the battlefield and secretly desired her for years. Yet for Dominic, Lieutenant Lord Eden, Ellen Simpson has remained tantalizingly out of reach until she is widowed by the war. Suddenly pursued by the dangerously handsome nobleman, Ellen is stunned by the depth of attraction he arouses in her. Soon their friendship flames into something deeper and as scandal ignites, marriage seems the only solution. But Ellen has a secret one she can share with no one that prevents her from fully opening her heart to Dominic. Until he devises his own plan for the ultimate consummation of their passion and the woman he is determined to possess at any cost
Sensual. Seductive. Emotional. No one stirs the heart and imagination like Mary Balogh. In this classic novel, the New York Times bestselling author weaves a spellbinding tale of two people haunted by desire, unable to resist the love that has become their most passionate obsession.
When James Purnell walks into the London drawing room and sees Lady Madeline Raine, time stops. Once she had been his for the taking. Now she is an aloof, beautiful stranger, determined to keep the devilishly handsome nobleman from seducing her again. But after four years apart, desire reignites swift, hot, irresistible culminating in a night of reckless lovemaking. Suddenly Madeline is faced with an unbearable choice: marry with no hope of love or risk certain ruin. Her decision will have consequences she never imagined, as she makes a shocking discovery about the man she secretly loves. What she doesn t know is how far James will go to right the wrongs of the past and how much he’s willing to risk for the woman who already owns him body, heart, and soul.
In this classic tale, New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh introduces a hero like no other: Miles Ripley, London’s most irresistible bachelor, who s about to lose his heart to the last person he ever expected to love his wife. When Abigail Gardiner knocks at the door of Miles Ripley, Earl of Severn, the last thing she expects is a marriage proposal. Desperate, she d come to this charismatic stranger s home to plead for her future. Instead she shocks them both by saying yes. Her impulsive decision will have consequences neither she nor her new husband can foresee. For Miles has his own reasons for marrying her. And Abigail is harboring a secret of her own. As distrust gives way to desire…
as, together, they give in to the pleasures of the marriage bed, a devastating scandal threatens their future. Now these two wary hearts will risk ruin and disgrace for a love that has changed them both forever the kind all seek, but few ever find.
New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh weaves a sensuous spell of romance that brings together the unlikeliest pair of lovers in the unlikeliest place of all an infamous London house of pleasure. She was unlike any woman he d ever met in the ton or the demimonde. But Sir Gerald Stapleton frequented Mrs. Blyth’s euphemistically dubbed finishing school for pure, uncomplicated pleasure and nothing else. So why was this confirmed bachelor so thoroughly captivated by one woman in particular? Why did he find himself wondering how such a rare jewel of grace, beauty, and refinement as Priss had ended up a courtesan? And when she needed protection, why did Gerald, who d sworn he d never get entangled in affairs of the heart, hasten to set her up as his own pampered mistress to ensure her safety and have her all to himself?For Priscilla Wentworth, the path leading to Sir Gerald s bed had been as filled with misfortune as it suddenly seemed charmed. But Priss couldn t allow herself to believe she d ever be more to a man like Sir Gerald than a well cared for object of pleasure. Now, despite Gerald s deep distrust of marriage, neither scandal nor society s censure can keep them apart only the fear of trusting their hearts.
Betrothed to the impeccably upright and honorable Lord Lionel Kersey, Jennifer Winward is baffled and dismayed by her attraction to the licentious Earl of Thornell, Regency England’s most notorious rake.
From New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh come two classic tales of love turned dangerous, set amid the splendor of Regency England a time rife with passion, betrayal, and intrigue. DARK ANGELJennifer Winwood has been engaged for five years to a man she hardly knows but believes to be honorable and good: Lord Lionel Kersey. Suddenly, she becomes the quarry of London’s most notorious womanizer, Gabriel Fisher, the Earl of Thornhill. Jennifer has no idea that she is just a pawn in the long simmering feud between these two headstrong, irresistible men or that she will become a prize more valuable than revenge. LORD CAREW S BRIDEJennifer s cousin Samantha Newman is smarting after she too is toyed with by Lord Kersey. In the midst of her heartbreak, she seeks solace from her new friend, the disabled gardener Hartley Wade. If only she knew that Hartley is secretly Lord Carew, and that he hides more than extraordinary wealth: a passionate secret held deep in his heart that only her love can reveal.
Entering high society after rescuing a duke’s son, merchant’s daughter Cora Downes feels like a fish out of water, which is complicated by a misunderstanding that results in her engagement to blueblood Francis Kneller.
Targeted by the amorous Duke of Bridgewater, who saves her from a terrible highway mishap and then requests a less than proper reward, Stephanie finds both her virtue and her heart at risk.
A wealthy man makes a promise to his aging father that he will wed a titled and proper young lady by Christmas, but it is a beautiful widow who ends up capturing his undivided attention. Caught up in an irresistible passion and scandalous liaison, the two believe they are destined to remain apart. This is the season, however, when miracles do occur. A Regency romance original.
After the death of her step grandfather, Julia Maynard finds herself surrounded by prospective suitors, but she is drawn for better or for worse to the rakishly handsome Frederick, Earl of Beaconswood.
Miss Clara Danford decides that she must be careful about losing her heart to Frederick Sullivan, the devilishly handsome rake whose splendid kisses and passionate wooing may mask a dishonest soul.
Dreaming of happier futures as man and wife, Lucas and Anna Kendrick find their new marriage threatened by forces that cause them to deny their mutual feelings, and each claims to have married for the sake of convenience only.
Brim*ming with passion and rich in historical detail, Silent Melody is an epic love story like no other. It is the extraordinary tale of a privileged young Lady who has everything except her hearing. With the help of a dark and reckless Lord, she fulfills her lifelong dream of learning to dance and learning to love.
Longing for diversion while visiting his brother, the Viscount Rawleigh propositions young widow Catherine Winters, and the shocked lady finds her virtues challenged by her budding feelings for the rakish lord.
The Woodfall and Hayes families have been bitter rivals for nearly a century. Now after eight years, Kenneth returns home and realizes his underlying love for Miss Moira Hayes. For her, he is willing to forget the past. But can she? Fiction Romance
Sophie Armitage has never felt attractive to men. Even her late husband treated her more as a companion than a lover. But suddenly a longtime friendship turns into an irresistibly passionate affair. Mary Balogh is a ‘Romantic Times’ Lifetime Achievement winner.
One reckless man…
One passionate woman. Enter the world of Mary Balogh the glittering ballrooms and vast country estates of Regency era England, where romance, with all its mystery, magic, and surprises, comes vibrantly alive. It was a perfect morning in May…
Neville Wyatt, Earl of Kilbourne, awaited his bride at the altar when a ragged beggar woman raced down the aisle instead. The cream of the ton saw him stare, shocked, then declare that this was his wife! One night of passion was all he remembered as he beheld Lily, the woman he’d wed, loved, and lost on the battlefield in Portugal. Now he said he’d honor his commitment to her regardless of the gulf that lay between them. Then Lily spoke her mind…
She said she wanted only to start a new life wanted only a husband who truly loved her. She had to leave him to learn how to meet his world on her terms. So Lily agreed to earn her keep as his aunt’s companion and study the genteel arts. Soon she was the toast of the ton, every inch a countess fit for the earl, who vowed to prove to his remarkable wife that what he felt for her was far more than desire, that what he wanted from her was much more than…
One Night for Love.
Matchless storyteller Romantic Times Mary Balogh is at her spellbinding best in a new novel that features Lauren Edgeworth from One Night for Love as her hero*ine. The nationally bestselling author of More than a Mistress and No Man’s Mistress weaves a tantalizing web of seduction, wit, and intrigue sure to delight her legions of devoted fans. Here she brings together an unlikely duo a notorious rake and a very proper lady who plot to scandalize society and win freedom from matrimony for them both. It was merely a partnership. Love had nothing to do with it. But then again, nothing is ever as it seems in the irresistible novels of Mary Balogh. He may be a lord, but he is no gentleman. Kit Butler, Viscount Ravensberg, is cool and dangerous one of London s most infamous 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. 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?Not even the most devoted gambler would take odds on this match as Mary Balogh surprises and delights yet again in an unexpected love story that will hold you in thrall until the last glorious page is turned.
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. 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.
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 risqu , somewhat naughty, and Slightly Wicked. 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.
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 Freyja Bedwyn, the wild hearted daughter, meets her match in a man as passionate, reckless, and scandalous as she. 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 fianc e 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
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 Morgan Bedwyn, the willful youngest daughter, discovers that true love is a temptation no woman can or should resist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In her most captivating novel to date, 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 melee, 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 facade 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.
Critics call her ‘a matchless storyteller.’ Romantic Times Readers have fallen in love with Mary Balogh’s sparkling blend of wit and romance. Now this dazzling writer sweeps us back to Regency England, into a world of dangerous secrets and glittering intrigue, as a dashing lord meets his match in a fiery beauty who vows to be…
No Man’s MistressLord 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 man s mistress even as Dudley s 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.
In this enticing new romance ripe with sensuality and wit, New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh proves that comfort is no match for passion when a stuffy gentleman becomes the object of desire of an adoring and spirited young woman. The Secret Mistress While Lady Angeline Dudley’s 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 Edward s proposal is born of duty, not love. But denying something so provocative and passionate is easier said than done. Deep down, Angeline 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.
New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh returns to the seductive world she knows so well Regency England in a new novel filled with her trademark wit, sensuality, and breathtaking storytelling. With this, the first in a dazzling new quartet of novels, Balogh invites us into a special world a select academy for young ladies a world of innocence and temptation. Drawing us into the lives of four women, teachers at Miss Martin’s School for Girls, Balogh introduces this novel s marvelous hero*ine: music teacher Frances Allard and the man who seduces her with a passion no woman could possibly forget.
They meet in a ferocious snowstorm. She is a young teacher with a secret past. He is the cool, black caped stranger who unexpectedly comes to her rescue. Between these two unlikely strangers, desire is instantaneous and utterly impossible to resist. Stranded together in a rustic country inn, Lucius Marshall, who is the Viscount Sinclair, and Frances Allard share a night of glorious, unforgettable passion. But Frances knows her place and it is far from the privileged world of the sensual aristocrat. Due to begin her teaching position at Miss Martin s School in Bath, Frances must try to forget that one extraordinary night and the man who touched her with such exquisite tenderness and abandon.
But Frances cannot hide forever. And when fate once again throws them together, Lucius refuses to take no for an answer. If Frances will not be his wife, he will make her his mistress. So begins an odyssey fraught with intrigue, one that defies propriety and shocks the straitlaced ton. For Lucius s passionate, single minded pursuit is about to force Frances to give up all her secrets except one to win the heart of the man she already loves.
Once again this incomparable storyteller captures a time and a place like no other. And in Lucius and Frances, Mary Balogh gives us her most unlikely lovers yet a nobleman in search of the perfect wife and an unconventional woman willing to risk everything for an unforgettable love.
New York Times 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.
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.
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.
From the Hardcover edition.
On a splendid August afternoon Susanna Osbourne is introduced to the most handsome man she has ever seen…
and instantly feels the icy chill of recognition. Peter Edgeworth, Viscount Whitleaf, is utterly charming and seemingly unaware that they have met before. With his knowing smile and seductive gaze, Peter acts the rake; but he stirs something in Susanna she has never felt before, a yearning that both frightens and dazzles her. Instantly she knows: this brash nobleman poses a threat to her heart…
and to the secrets she guards so desperately.
From the moment they meet, Peter is drawn to Susanna’s independence, dazzled by her sharp wit he simply must have her. But the more he pursues, the more Susanna withdraws…
until a sensual game of thrust and parry culminates in a glorious afternoon of passion. Now more determined than ever to keep her by his side, Peter begins to suspect that a tragic history still haunts Susanna. And as he moves closer to the truth, Peter is certain of one thing: he will defy the mysteries of her past for a future with this exquisite creature all Susanna must do is trust him with the most precious secret of all…
From the Hardcover edition.
Set against the seductive backdrop of Regency England, New York Times 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.
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.
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.
Now that world is about to be rocked by scandal. An arranged marriage, a secret that will shock the ton, 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
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 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.
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 society’s 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 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
Step into a world of scandal, intrigue, and enthralling passion as New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh sweeps us into the lives of an extraordinary family: the Huxtables. Margaret, the eldest, embarks on the most risqu adventure of her life and agrees to marry the most notorious man in London…
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. 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…
In a time unlike any other, a family you ll never forget…
Meet the Huxtables three headstrong sisters and their dashing brother each searching for love that’s always a shocking indiscretion away…
. In her magnificent new novel, New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh sweeps us into a world of scandal and intrigue glittering Regency England and introduces the youngest Huxtable: Stephen, the only son. Here Stephen will risk his reputation and his heart as he enters a scandalous liaison with the infamous beauty intent on seduction. But when passion turns the tables on them both, who can say who has seduced whom?
He must be wealthy, wellborn, 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 destitute widow who stands accused of murdering her husband and 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 Stephen s first intriguing glimpse of the mysterious, alluring Lady Paget convinces him that he has found the ideal woman to share his bed. There is only one caveat. This relationship fueled by mutual pleasure must be on his terms.
As the two warily circle each other in a sensual dance of attack and retreat, a single night of passion alters all the rules. Cassandra, whose reputation is already in tatters, 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…
Beloved New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh has written her most beguiling novel yet, in which the black sheep of the scandalous Huxtable family finally meets his match in a woman of even more wicked reputation. The Devil was about to be tamed. Her name is Hannah Reid. Born a commoner, she has been Duchess of Dunbarton ever since she was nineteen years old, the wife of an elderly duke to whom she has been rumored 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, so now he denies himself nothing…
or so the ton would have it. Rumored to be living the free and easy life of a sensualist in 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. For the duchess and the dark lord each have startling secrets to reveal, and when all is said and done, neither will be able to say which one fell in love first, who tamed whom, and who has emerged from this game of hearts with the stronger hand.
THE ROGUE’S RETURN…
Miss Rebecca Shaw had lost her heart once in her young life lost it and had it broken. At last it had mended mended enough for her to say yes when the handsome, high minded young Reverend Phillip Everett asked her to be his wife and share a life of the purest propriety and best of good works. But now Christopher Sinclair had returned. He was fee now of the marriage that had given him fabulous wealth at the price of leaving Rebecca behind and betrayed. He was free now to turn Rebecca’s head again…
away from the man who soon would be her lawfully wedded husband. And Rebecca was also free to change her mind but was she foolish enough to turn toward a love that had proven faithless once and now could be utterly ruinous…
Although the most dashing bachelor in London, Viscount Fairfax, overlooks her exquisitely beautiful cousin and proposes to her instead, Miss Jane Matthews puts pride before mad desire and risks saying no to the handsome lord. Reissue.
Miss Arabella Wilson knows perfectly well that the handsome Lord Geoffrey Astor is marrying her only out of a sense of duty. She resigns herself to this bargain and expects no more until she commits the most scandalous of sins: she falls in love with her own husband. Regency Romance reissue.
Diane Ingram was impeccably virtuous and exquisitely beautiful. The handsome and charming Marquess of Kenwood was the most successful seducer in all of aristocratic society. Never had the game of love been played for higher stakes as the divine Diane tried not to lose her honor, and the masterful marquess tried not to lose his heart. A Regency romance original.
Josephine Middleton runs away from her husband to the lustful Duke of Mitford. But even if she can entrust her virtue to the Duke, she might not be able to trust herself. A Regency romance reissue.
Mary Balogh has no equal when it comes to capturing the complex, irresistible passions between men and women. Her classic novel, The Secret Pearl, is one of the New York Times bestselling author’s finest a tale of temptation and seduction, of guarded hearts and raw emotion and of a love so powerful it will take your breath away .
He first spies her in the shadows outside a London theatre, a ravishing creature forced to barter her body to survive.
To the woman known simply as Fleur, the well dressed gentleman with the mesmerizing eyes is an unlikely savior. And when she takes the stranger to her bed, she never expects to see him again. But then Fleur accepts a position as governess to a young girl and is stunned to discover that her midnight lover is a powerful nobleman. As two wary hearts ignite and the threat of scandal hovers over them one question remains: will she be mistress or wife?
Although her father is determined that she marry a nobleman, Eleanor Transome, who thinks she loves the humble Mr. Wilfred, is forced instead to become betrothed to Lord Randolph Falloden, a man on the brink of ruin.
Mourning the loss of her husband, who died in the Crimean War, beautiful Rebecca Cardwell enters into a marriage of convenience with her husband’s best friend, only to discover that he has awakened her deepest passions.
Unable to overcome the stigma of being a lord’s illegitimate daughter despite her education, Sian Jones accepts a job as governess under the wealthy Marquess of Craille, and is unable to deny the ignited passion between them.
Although they believe that their love is meant to be, a wealthy, privileged aristocrat and a minister’s daughter find themselves divided by social convention, a fate that sparks the fires of rebellion in their hearts.
In return for the money she and her family desperately need, Miss Charity Duncan accepts a marriage proposal from Lord Anthony Earheart, who only wants to upset his domineering father, and winds up taking the union to heart.
A dashing stranger arrives at Cass’s twenty first birthday ball with ill intentions to sweep her away. At once, he is both her worst nightmare and her dream come true…
Mary Balogh has won seven Waldenbooks Awards and two B. Dalton Awards for her bestselling novels, as well as a Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award Balogh is one of the romance genre’s most popular and bestselling authors
A year after her Puritanical husband’s death, a woman must face the new master of the household a man she once loved long ago, but now holds in the utmost contempt. Immediately the rogue arranges to hold a Christmas party, shocking the woman with both his brazenness and refusal to behave according to the somber edicts of her dead husband. But at the ball, the man asks for her hand in the last dance, and she has no choice but to accept. For she cannot rightfully refuse the master of the house or the rising flames of desire within herself.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, from New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh comes yet another classic historical tale that sizzles with romance and unforgettable drama. Reginald Mason is wealthy, refined, and, by all accounts, a gentleman. However, he is not a gentleman by title, a factor that pains him and his father 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 Reginald Mason, Senior, 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, Reginald Senior 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.
In this collection of five Christmas themed stories, beloved author Mary Balogh brings together tales of love, marriage, friendship, loneliness, and healing.
Includes four Balogh holiday classics, The Star of Bethlehem, The Best Gift, Playing House, and No Room At the Inn, as well as A Family Christmas, which is only available in this anthology.
These talented authors will sweep readers away to a special world where three wise heroes discover that love is the most precious gift of all. ‘The Gifts of Christmas‘ is an enchanting historical Christmas title that will captivate readers and transport them to another time and place as they indulge in the seasonal delights of the Christmas holiday in Regency, Elizabethan, and medieval England and share in the discovery of unforgettable love. Stories include Balogh’s ‘A Handful of Gold’, Lovelace’s ‘A Drop of Frankincense’, and Barclay’s ‘A Touch of Myrrh’.
Eleven of the world’s most popular romance authors celebrate the love of learning and the learning of love. Authors include Madeline Baker, Mary Balough, Elaine Barbieri, Lori Copeland, Cassie Edwards, Heather Graham, Catherine Hart, Virginia Henley, Penelope Neri, Diana Palmer, and Janelle Taylor.
Five of the most beloved and highly acclaimed Regency authors present this collection of delightful tales that captures all the romance and intrigue of the most passionate of holidays St. Valentine’s Day. This anthology of spirited ladies, dashing gentlemen, notorious rakes, and scandalous lovers will be savored all year long.
A collection of five romance stories involving love and magic features the work of Gayle Buck, Mary Balogh, Charlotte Louise Dolan, Patricia Rice, and Anita Mills.
A collection of five new Christmas romance stories set in Regency England includes contributions by Mary Balogh, Marjorie Farrell, Sandra Heath, Emma Lange, and Mary Jo Putney.
A collection of five romance stories features the work of Mary Balogh, Sandra Heath, Carol Proctor, Sheila Walsh, and Margaret Westhaven.
In five stories by Mary Balogh, Melinda McRae, Anita Mills, Mary Jo Putney, and Maura Seger about devilishly appealing heroes, wicked and wonderful men demonstrate why they are ”mad, bad, and dangerous to know.”
Stories by five romance authors Mary Balogh, Gayle Buck, Sandra Heath, Emily Hendrickson, and Laura Matthews illustrate the romance, pageantry, and celebrations of the holiday season.
A collection of five stories of romance and love features the tale of a gambler trapped in a game of hearts, two jaded lovers taken by surprise at a Valentine’s Day party, and an estranged couple brought together again by Cupid.
The festive holiday celebrations of Regency England form the backdrop for five romantic stories by Mary Balogh, Sandra Heath, Emily Hendrickson, Emma Lange, and Sheila Walsh.
Five short romances follow themes of new beginnings and springtime renewal with the works of Mary Balogh, Karen Harper, Patricia Oliver, Margaret Evans Porter, and Patricia Rice.
Five yuletide romances about divine intervention include Mary Balogh’s ”Guarded by Angels,” Marilyn Campbell’s ”The Trouble With Angelina,” Carole Nelson Douglas’s ”Catch a Falling Angel,” Emma Merritt’s ”Brush of Angel Wings,” and Patricia Rice’s ”Tin Angel.”
A seventh anthology featuring five holiday stories includes the works of Mary Balogh, Jo Beverley, Sandra Heath, Edith Layton, and Laura Matthews, and encompas*ses such subjects as three matchmaking orphans, a vengeful woman, a reformed rake, and a ghostly helper.
Four stories of romantic love across time include ‘The Heirloom’ by Mary Balogh, ‘A Dream Across Time’ by Constance O’Banyon, ‘Man of Her Dreams’ by Virginia Brown, and ‘Bride’s Joy’ by Elda Minger.
A treasury of five original Christmas stories presents works by Mary Balogh, Sandra Heath, Edith Layton, Barbara Metzger, and Patricia Rice, who tells of a woman who must decide whether to defy her father’s wishes for a second chance at love.
Ring in a joyous holiday season as five of romance’s most beloved Regency authors bring you this special melodious collection! Mary Balogh, Anne Barbour, Elisabeth Fairchild, Carla Kelly, and Edith Layton weave these spectacular song inspired tales, capturing the true spirit of the holidays: the giving and receiving of the gift of love!
Just in time for Valentine’s Day! This collection features stories of passion and romance from five critically acclaimed romance authors Mary Balogh, Mary Jo Putney, Joan Wolf, Edith Layton, and Patricia Rice. Each story is a classic, and all have been unavailable for at least five years.
A Handful of GoldA love story from New York Times bestselling author Mary BaloghNot only is Julian Dare dashing and wealthy, but he’s the heir to an earldom. So what do you get a man who has everything? Innocent and comely Verity Ewing plans on giving Julian her heart the most precious gift of all. The Season for SuitorsAn original romance from Nicola CornickAfter some close encounters with rakes in which she was nearly compromised, heiress Clara Davenport realizes that she needs some expert advice. And who better for the job than Sebastian Fleet, the most notorious rake in town? But the tutelage doesn’t go quite as planned, as both Sebastian and Clara find it difficult to remain objective when it comes to lessons of the heart!This Wicked GiftAn original romance from Courtney MilanLavinia Spencer has been saving her hard earned pennies to provide her family with Christmas dinner. Days before the holiday, her brother is swindled, leaving them owing more than they can ever repay. Until a mysterious benefactor offers to settle the debt. Innocent Lavinia is stunned by what the dashing William White wants in return. Will she exchange a wicked gift for her family’s fortune?
But even if the whole world was against them, it would not matter. They were together again. And this time they would remain together. Until death do them part and, of course, long after that. What if Austen had believed in reincarnation and vampires? Join four bestselling romance authors as they channel the wit and wisdom of Jane Austen. Almost PersuadedIn this Regency tale of Robert and Jane, New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh brings together former lovers who have seen beyond the veil of forgetfulness to their past mistakes, and are determined to be together in this life, and forever. Northanger CastleCaroline’s obsession with Gothic novels winds up being good training for a lifetime of destroying the undead with her newfound beau, in this Regency by Colleen Gleason. Blood and PrejudiceSet in the business world of contemporary New York City, Liz Bennett joins Mr. Darcy in his hunt for a vampire cure in New York Times bestselling author Susan Krinard’s version of the classic story. Little to Hex HerPresent day Washington, D.C., is full of curious creatures in Janet Mullany’s story, wherein Emma is a witch with a wizard boyfriend and a paranormal dating service to run.