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From the Heart (Signet Valentine Anthologies #4)

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  52 ratings  ·  7 reviews
This charming collection celebrates the most romantic day of the year: Valentine's Day. Here are five delightful short stories filled with spirited ladies, dashing gentlemen, notorious rakes, and scandalous lovers--by Mary Balogh, Anne Barbour, Sandra Heath, Melinda McRae, and Anita Mills. Original Regency Romance.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by Signet
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“The Anniversary” is the story of a young wife and mother, estranged from her dashing husband. The darkest of Balogh’s Valentine stories, Balogh shows that love doesn’t always follow a straight and narrow path, although the rewards can be great if and when lovers take a leap of faith. Taken from a review at Heroes and Heartbreakers:

Appearances can be deceiving. What do we make of a young wife, still a nursing mother, whose request to attend a Valentine’s
Ana T.
Another anthology with 5 regency stories, I find them the perfect reading material for when you have little time and want something short.

The Anniversary - Mary Balogh
No doubt one of my favourite Balogh short stories, she has a knack for providing us with enough back story and multi dimensional characters even in so few pages and it was a delight to read about a couple, estranged since their wedding, who come together on their second wedding anniversary. Thanks to Balogh wonderful writing one ca
Lynne Tull
I don't normally read anthologies...some stories are too short. I want them to go on and on and on. I elected to read this one because I wanted to see how Seb Cole fared, one of Melinda McRae's characters who made a cameo appearance in several of her books. He fared really well. He fell in love with a good friend and former lover, another continuing character. She was surprised as was he. Cupid's Dart was a good short story; that was all the story Seb and Willi needed.

As a bonus, The A
**Rating is only for Balogh's Anniversary.**

I'm not a fan of second-chance-at-love stories, but this was rather good.

I'm glad that H/h parted only for a year, instead of 10 years, as some writers like to do it.

Of course the problems could be avoided with better communication, but hey, we wouldn't have a story then.
Shabby Girl ~ aka Lady Victoria
I've only so far read the story by Mary Balogh, The Anniversary, which is the reason I bought this book. This story is exactly why Balogh is one of my favourite, if not favourite, authors. Her writing really is magical.
Rating based only on Mary Balogh's story, which is one of my top favourites of hers. It just grabs me by the heart-strings every time I read it.
Frances Fuller
Into the book bus with this one!
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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 curl ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Signet Valentine Anthologies (4 books)
  • A Regency Valentine 1
  • A Regency Valentine II
  • Tokens of Love: Five Regency Love Stories
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