Mary Balogh

Mary Balogh

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Swansea, Wales, The United Kingdom



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Mary Jenkins was born on 1944 in Swansea, Wales, UK. After graduating from university, moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, to teach high-school English, on a two-year teaching contract in 1967. She married her Canadian husband, Robert Balogh, and had three children, Jacqueline, Christopher and Sian. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, music and knitting. She also enjoys watching tennis and curling.

Mary Balogh started writing in the evenings as a hobby. Her first book, a Regency love story, was published in 1985 as A Masked Deception under her married name. In 1988, she retired from teaching after 20 years to pursue her dream to write full-time. She has written more than seventy novels and almost thirty novellas since then, including the

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“No one does a marriage of convenience like Balogh.”

This is what Publishers Weekly says of Only a Promise (June 2, 2015). I was a bit surprised (as well as gratified) as I hadn’t realized that I had used the theme enough to have earned such a comment. But actually I have. I used it inThe Temporary Wifewhen the hero needed a wife to annoy his father, who was pressing someone else upon him, and...

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A Summer to Remember (Bedwy...
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Slightly Married Slightly Wicked Slightly Scandalous Slightly Tempted Slightly Sinful Slightly Dangerous
Bedwyn Saga (6 books)
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Huxtable Quintet (5 books)
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Simply Quartet (4 books)
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More Than a Mistress No Man's Mistress The Secret Mistress
Mistress (3 books)
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The Proposal The Arrangement The Escape Only Enchanting Only a Promise Only a Kiss
The Survivors' Club (6 books)
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“I can be hurt, she said, only by people I respect.”
Mary Balogh, Then Comes Seduction

“One day you will learn that love does not always betray you.”
Mary Balogh, Seducing an Angel

“She was not sorry. And if it was the wine telling her that, then she would tell the wine the same thing tomorrow. She was not sorry.”
Mary Balogh, Slightly Wicked


Series read to start in December, 2011. We will alternate the next book in the series with our other series read. So book #2 in this series will be read in February, April, etc.

Vote for the series you really want to read and I will re-post another poll with the top two or three contenders.

  13 votes, 31.7%

Tairen Soul series by C.L. Wilson
Lord of the Fading Lands (Tairen Soul, #1) by C.L. Wilson Lady of Light and Shadows (Tairen Soul, #2) by C.L. Wilson King of Sword and Sky (Tairen Soul, #3) by C.L. Wilson Queen of Song and Souls (Tairen Soul, #4) by C.L. Wilson Crown of Crystal Flame (Tairen Soul, #5) by C.L. Wilson

  7 votes, 17.1%

Bedwyn Family series, by Mary Balogh
Slightly Married (Bedwyn Family Series) by Mary Balogh Slightly Wicked (Slightly series #2) by Mary Balogh Slightly Scandalous by Mary Balogh Slightly Tempted (Bedwyn Saga, #4) by Mary Balogh Slightly Sinful (Slightly, #5) by Mary Balogh Slightly Dangerous by Mary Balogh
  7 votes, 17.1%

The Hatheways series, by Lisa Kleypas
Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways, #1) by Lisa Kleypas Seduce Me at Sunrise (The Hathaways, #2) by Lisa Kleypas Tempt Me at Twilight (The Hathaways, #3) by Lisa Kleypas Married By Morning (The Hathaways #4) by Lisa Kleypas Love in the Afternoon (The Hathaways, #5) by Lisa Kleypas
  7 votes, 17.1%

Boscastle series , by Jillian Hunter
The Seduction of an English Scoundrel (Boscastle, #1) by Jillian Hunter The Love Affair of an English Lord (Boscastle, #2) by Jillian Hunter The Wedding Night of an English Rogue (Boscastle, #3) by Jillian Hunter The Wicked Games of a Gentleman (Boscastle, #4) by Jillian Hunter The Sinful Nights of a Nobleman (Boscastle, #5) by Jillian Hunter The Devilish Pleasures of a Duke (Boscastle, #6) by Jillian Hunter
  4 votes, 9.8%

Wallflower series, by Lisa Kleypas
Secrets of a Summer Night (Wallflowers, #1) by Lisa Kleypas It Happened One Autumn (Wallflowers, #2) by Lisa Kleypas Devil in Winter (Wallflowers #3) by Lisa Kleypas Scandal in Spring (Wallflowers, #4) by Lisa Kleypas A Wallflower Christmas (Wallflowers, #5) by Lisa Kleypas
  2 votes, 4.9%

Bridgerton series, Julia Quinn
The Duke And I (Bridgertons, #1) by Julia Quinn The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons, #2) by Julia Quinn An Offer From a Gentleman (Bridgertons, #3) by Julia Quinn Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgertons, #4) by Julia Quinn To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgertons, #5) by Julia Quinn When He Was Wicked (Bridgertons, #6) by Julia Quinn It's In His Kiss (Bridgertons #7) by Julia Quinn On the Way to the Wedding (Bridgertons, #8) by Julia Quinn
  1 vote, 2.4%


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