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Simplemente inolvidable (Simply Quartet #1)

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  3,905 ratings  ·  204 reviews

Una fortuita tempestad de nieve ha dejado aislados, en una hospedería de montaña, a dos personas que de otra manera nunca tendrían nada que ver. Lucius, vizconde de Sinclair es un aristócrata altivo y acostumbrado a imponer su voluntad. Frances es una profesora sencilla, inteligente y audaz. Contra todo pronóstico, crece entre los dos una atracción irresistible. Lucius des

ebook, 347 pages
Published August 3rd 2010 by Urano (first published 2005)
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I've been struggling to write this review for days, collecting my thoughts and, I confess, trying to find a reason to raise my 3-star rating. Sadly, I found none. :( 3 stars isn't bad in my rating scale, but I'm not used to giving Ms. Balogh less than 4 stars. I love her writing and the romantic feel she always evokes in me when I read her books, but alas, I'm disappointed to say that she missed the mark in this one.

Simply Unforgettable is the first installment in the Simply series, a quartet of
Caught in a snowstorm and stranded in a small inn, Frances Allard, Lucius Marshall feel a spark of dislike that turns into a flaming attraction and a night of passion, but when they go their ways, they still a deep pull that memory wouldn’t fade, and Lucius is determined to have Frances one or another, as Frances fights to keep her past a secret or lose your heart to Lucius

The first in the Simply series by Mary Balogh, was a good start for the series, but along the way it ended up being flat a
Simply Unforgettable is the first book in the Simply series by Mary Balogh.

Francis Allard is a teacher at Miss Martin's school in Bath. If you have read the Slightly series you will recognize this as the school that Freyja Bedwyn patronizes. She is mentioned in this book but only as the anonymous patron who supports the school.

Francis meets Lucius Marshall during a snowstorm and they spend two passionate days together at an inn waiting for the snow to melt. After the storm is over, he takes he
Brittany B.

Wow! Hard to rate this book. So what I decided : 5 stars for the first 40%, and 3 stars for the rest.
3.5 Stars for this first book in the Simply series.

Here's the dilemma: This book has the most charming beginning. I adored the way the couple met and fell in love. I was so sure this would be a quirky, passionate love story.

But Mary Balogh turned it into an historical soap opera. The number of anticlimactic revelations was underwhelming. The heroine's past was so complicated with nonsense that
Pardon the pun, but this book was "simply forgettable" for me [2.5 stars:]

The first in Mary Balogh's Simply Quartet, SIMPLY UNFORGETTABLE was unfortunately not so for me. I am a huge Mary Balogh fan, but this is my least favorite book of hers and I actually had to stop myself from skimming parts at the end (which is just unheard of for me). Meanwhile, I have continued on to the second book of the Quartet, Simply Love, and found that book highly enjoyable - I recommend just skipping to that one.

I actually enjoyed this one, even though the reviews here were not that great among my GR friends.
I loved the way Lucius did not give up on Francis even though he should have. She was a bit much on the good byes however. I loved the way Lucius (again with the stupid names) set down the woman everyone thought he was supposed to marry. I wanted to applaud him and yell HAH! take that beotch!
Well at last now I can finally read the one I had been waiting for.. Simply Love It all has to do with my o
Dec 17, 2014 Julianna rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Lighthearted Regency Romance; Persistent Heroes
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Simply Unforgettable is the first book in Mary Balogh's Simply Quartet, which follows four teachers at Miss Martin's School for Girls in Bath. I didn't realize until I'd already started reading it that this series is essentially a spin-off of her Bedwyn Family Saga, which I probably should have read first. I didn't have any trouble following Simply Unforgettable, but I have a strong feeling that Miss Martin herself was likely introduced in the Bedwyn books and there may h
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I listened to this on unabridged audio and was very quickly bored and easily distracted. It's a shame because Balogh is usually one of my go-to author's when I'm in a slump.

This book was so disappointing in so many ways. It's full of cliches and ridiculous behavior. You have the virgin schoolmarm who is beautiful but doesn't know it and the high society rake who must marry a high born lady to pacify his granddaddy. These two conveniently get stranded together (without chaperone) during a snowsto
I'am a fan of Mary Balogh, and all of her books that I have read thus far, that being said I enjoyed this book but the heroine Francois Allard drove me crazy. I understand there has to be some conflict and drama, yet this woman was an absolute idiot in my opinion. She had several chances for love and happiness, yet she kept throwing them away because at first she didnt believe Viscount Lucious Sinclair really loved her. Well when she discovered he really did she still refused him based on propri ...more
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Author: Mary Balogh
Published: 2005
Length: 343 pages
Setting: London, Bath. Regency.
Sex: Not frequent. Explicit.
Hero: Viscount.
Heroine: Teacher. Singer. Orphan.
Almost Cheating: Lucius is intending to ask Portia Hunt to marry him.

I was going to DNF. I was struggling to get into it and I wasn't enjoying the premise: He has to marry someone else but he really, really wants her.. But I am waiting on some holds at the library so persevered.

And in the end I enjoyed it.

It's certainly likeable.

The charact
I haven't read much by this author but she seems to be well loved by many romance readers. The other book I read was just okay for me. I liked this one but didn't feel the "WOW" factor from it. I will probably to continue to give this author a chance to wow me.
One day on a snow road the world of Miss Francess Allard and Viscount Lucius Marshal Sinclair collided. I mean that literally, so they end up spending a tranquil two days at a cozy inn and what could have been the end of a story is only the beginning.

Lucius has been a bachelor for years but his grandfather is dying and now is the time for him to find a wife and get on with becoming an Earl. He has been well matched with a woman named Portia but that is before he meets Francess. Francess is a sch
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I am such a romance junkie and none of it really holds a candle to Outlander which is how I judge all. Some have been really good while others start out promising and flop. This is one such story. It is romantic that they are caught in the snow storm and forced to stay at an empty inn together (an in which is closed). Francis ends up cooking while Lucius cuts wood and does the more hard labor chores.

Their time together there quickly develops into a mutual liking of one another and passion ignite
It was enjoyable, but I'm just going to say that I "liked it" based on the fact that it really wasn't that original. I was in the mood for a love story, which this definitely is, but it's just like any other English romance from another time when words like "ton" and "rake" and "dandy" were used far too much. Really it can be summed up like this:

Man and woman are desperately attracted to each other and in love, but they act like they hate each other for a while. Then one thing leads to another a
I'm probably being a little hard on this book, but many times did he have to offer to marry her while she refused him before the author even bothered to explain WHY she couldn't marry him? Maybe she was trying to increase tension, but as I've said many, many, many times before (broken record), withholding information does not create tension. Just the opposite -- it's annoying. If I'd known her problem, I might have been able to sympathize with her. Instead, I had to assume she w ...more
SYNOPSIS: Lucius, Viscount Sinclair rescues Frances Allard during a snowstorm when her carriage overturns. The two find shelter in an inn that has been closed for the Christmas Holiday. Over the next few days, while cooking together, talking about literature, having snowball fights and building snowmen, the two realize they are very attracted to each other and consummate their relationship.

Parting ways once the snow clears, Frances returns to her job in Bath as a school teacher while Lucius retu
I love me some Mary Balogh! But, I find more often than not, I'm filled with anxiety when reading her books. Even though I know there will be the promised happily ever after, I get so nervous that I can't put the book down (as noted by my late bedtime last night). Last night, I yelled, "This books gives me agita!" Obviously, this is a sign of good writing.
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4.5 stars
A wonderful story, though it did take a bit too long for Frances's past to be revealed. All of the Simply series have in common heroines who have risen above their pasts to make fulfilling lives for themselves as teachers at Miss Martin's School for Girls in Bath. This gives these women and these stories a kind of depth that is harder to create in a story with a typical daughter-of-an-aristocrat heroine. Rereading these books has made being laid up with a bad leg this weekend almost a p
Put it down 10% in because of dickbag hero; picked it up again and enjoyed it in a procrastinatey manner. Then, about 65-70% in, I was committed enough to keep reading but spent the rest of the book yelling at the heroine to tell the hero exactly how much of a giant dickbag he was being. To my surprise and moderate gratification, she did, as well as a couple of other well-executed put-downs. I just - ugh. This book is built around the conceit of the hero and heroine saying goodbye to each other ...more
Lisa Creane
Have I mentioned how tired I am secret-keeping?

It must be the month for these kinds of stories for me, which is not a good thing.

I might have loved these characters at another time, when I hadn't just read 3 other books where the hero and/or heroine kept huge, life-altering secrets from each other until approximately the 85% mark in the story, when they come out due to a disclosure by a villain.

Good Lord. I thought these people were supposed to be falling in love. That means telling all the bi
Amarilli Settantatre

Semplicemente indimenticabile è il titolo in originale e così è anche il mio giudizio. Un libro che ho adorato e che ho riletto già due volte. Un incontro, per caso o, forse, per destino (lo capiremo solo nel finale) immerso nella neve. Una lei, Frances, cocciuta e aggrappata alla propria autonomia lavorativa d’insegnante (una rarità per quei tempi), ma anche una giovane donna che ha dimenticato nell’amarezza e nell’apparente serenità di come il padre le avesse inse
Tutte noi sappiamo che più è brutta la copertina di un libro, più ne trarremo porchissime soddisfazioni. Non fa eccezione questo romanzo con copertina seppiata che ha come protagonisti un uomo di una bruttezza quasi insostenibile e una donna che se non fosse atteggiata stile Santa Maria Goretti dei Poveri, sarebbe anche bellerrima ma che con quell’atteggiamento da vergine impalata risulta inguardabile.

Ma passiamo a noi.

Frances Allard è una ventitreenne che di lavoro insegna in una scuola femmini
Sheila Melo
Didn't Like The Secret

SIMPLY UNFORGETTABLE is the first book in the Simply Quartet that is also related to the Bedwyn series. This series is the story if four teachers at a girls school in Bath. This book is about Francis Allard, the music teacher at the school. Coming from from Christmas holidays, Francis ends up stranded with Lucius Marshall, Viscount Sinclair. The two have a wonderful two days together but there seems to be no way that a Viscount and a schoolteacher could ever have a relation
I wasn't sure if I would like this book b/c it follows the Bedwyn family saga and they are not really in this book, mentioned a few times. The book was long, but I found that I really did like it.

Viscount Sinclair or Lucius Marshall and Frances Allard made a convincing couple and I was soon drawn into their story. We were also introduced to the other teachers at the girl's school in Bath.

A very good start to the Simply series.
I can't help but love the way Mary Balogh writes. Her words draw me in and hold on tight. They're full of fire and wit - and in this case a heavy dose of fate. In any case these two brought together by the snowstorm act like fire and ice, sparking and spitting mad when they clash together - the fire all-consuming in its wake, steam forms in luscious swirls of quarreling and self delusionment but ultimately forming the one thing no person can live without. Air. Be it warm and humid it all turned ...more
After her father's death Frances Allard found a position in a girls' school and has been teaching there every since. When her carriage is overturned by a fashionable gentleman and a snowstorm forces them into a deserted inn together, her contented, peaceful life is upended as well. They fall in love, but Lucius seems changeable Frances does not want to give up her career for a man who will probably forget about her within the year. Chance throws them together again, however, and this time Lucius ...more
I was really torn on this one. I LOVE the way Mary Balogh writes and this books was no exception. I was infuriated at the storyline, though. It was frustrating to have the hero pursuing the heroine throughout the ENTIRE book and NEVER know why she keeps refusing (in very curt and rude ways)until the last couple of pages of the book.
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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

Simply Quartet (4 books)
  • Simply Love (Simply Quartet #2)
  • Simply Magic (Simply Quartet #3)
  • Simply Perfect (Simply Quartet #4)
Slightly Dangerous (Bedwyn Saga, #6) Slightly Married (Bedwyn Saga, #1) A Summer to Remember (Bedwyn Prequels, #2) First Comes Marriage (Huxtable Quintet #1) Slightly Scandalous (Bedwyn Saga, #3)

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