35 Time New York Times Bestselling Author

Publication Dates

A Daring Masquerade – August 7, 2018
A Very Special Christmas – October 9, 2018
Someone to Trust – November 27, 2018

About Mary

I grew up in post-war Wales as Mary Jenkins. It was in many ways an idyllic childhood even though Swansea, my home town, had been heavily bombed during the war, rationing was still on, and material possessions were few.

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A Peek Ahead to 2019

2019 will be a busy year for Mary Balogh books–one new edition to the Westcott family series and six e-book republications of old, out-of-print books. I have no new covers to show here yet, [...]

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  • My favorite book is Dancing with Clara.

    LC E Ga USA
  • Love, love, love your books. My 83 year old mother is a fan too. Keep giving us great books

    Joyce Hagens Kerens, Texas USA
  • So enjoy your books! Continue to look forward to your new ones!

    Mary DuMont Somerville USA
  • I found your books years ago in the Signet Regency world. I still have some of those paperbacks. Excited you are reissuing. About 10 years ago my newly wed husband surprised me with a bookmark and other goodies from you for my birthday. He knew how much I loved your books and your were very kind to help him out! Love keeping in touch with you on Facebook. Happy writing!

    Joyce Burkhardt Ohio USA
  • I really love your books. Especially the newer ones. You have great plots and believable characters. I am eagerly awaiting the new book.

    Mary Carricaburu Riverside, CA USA
  • I have been a Mary Balogh fan since 2002, when I happened across A Summer to Remember. What a great time to discover your books, as that was the jumping off point for the truly wonderful Bedwyn and Simply series, and eventually even the Survivors' Club! I love the way you can create an entire community of characters who weave in and out of each other's books. And you are doing it again with the Westcott family. I can't wait for Elizabeth & Colin's story this fall. The set-up reminds me of my own love story with a younger man, to whom I've been happily married for 20+ years. 🙂 Many of your heroines have characteristics or circumstances that I can identify with; I think this is part of your gift of creating characters that ring true and to whom your readers can relate. Several of your books have become old friends that I revisit regularly. Thank you so much for your fabulous body of work and your ongoing dedication to your craft. And for somehow finding time to connect with us on Facebook, too!

    Kathy O. Illinois USA
  • I have read and kept all your books ( that I came across ) and novellas and reread them and repaired them, necessity from wear and affection required. Some I found in the thriving second hand market but enjoyed them in no particular order, especially the Signet Regency Romance edition (24)s as I knew I could depend on them for a quick read when my available time was at a premium.. I saved the longer editions for reading over several nights. Use of language, both able to paint a vivid visual and developing personalities of the characters. Always happy to finish without any disappointment., just satisfaction. I was only peripherally aware of reoccurring character names and before I retired and had a computer by then the definitely identified Series books began. I had not linked the earlier books and only recently realized I was missing Dark Angel after re reading Lord Carew's Bride and The Famous Heroine. and stacking the other five from that group. so many of your earlier writings have been re-issued is there any chance that Dark Angel might also become available again? Thank you for untold hours of reading pleasure, Just got home from a long road trip to Minnesota and back and. the Westcott Series latest available Someone to Care was my companion. My favorites are fickle as it is usually what I am reading at the time. Thank you again.. Judith P

    Judith Parry Jacksonville Florida U S A
  • Dear Mary, I'm reading through all your books...Just finished the Frazer series, to start reading the only one's books. And I have to say it, I just love so veru much all your books. You're such a great author. I'm a literary translator, and I work with literature all the time, not always enjoying very much what I read. So, read for me is very important. Reading your books brings me the emotional satisfaction, I feel so very happy, and I've became addicted to this sweet feeling, that your books have brought me. I have to thank you, to spent so much feeling in words, for your readers...And thank you for every dear character you have introduced us through all your books. I'm reading now A Thirf of Dreams, and I already love it,...And I loooooove it when a book caught me in the first chapter. Thank you.

    Tully Ehlers São Paulo/São Paulo Brazil
  • Awesome website. I read and reread your books. They touch my soul and entertain me.

    Joyce Berty Avon, Ohio USA
  • I have enjoyed all the books I have read especially the survivors' club series and look forward to the new Wescott book.

    Marti Woodward Elk Grove United States
  • Nice website. Congratulation from one Sask stubble jumper to another.😀

    Marilyn Karst White City, Sask Canada
  • Wonderful site! Thank you for telling us how to pronounce your last name. I always strive for correctness when it comes to names, as mine is frequently mispronounced (though. I'm not sure why). I'm now off to search YouTube for Welsh male choirs. :~)

    Jennifer Hynes Indianapolis, IN United States
  • The day I stumbled across the Simply series was truly an auspicious one. I've enjoyed every story you've told. Your views on communication and what happiness really is are so in line with my own that I relish devouring your new works - and find much comfort in curling up with an old favourite, time and time again. Thank you. 💙

    Catherine W Edmonton Canada
  • I love your books and always look forward to the next one. I use to get your email newsletter which I enjoyed and love the update on the next book coming out. However, I’m very disappointed that for the last couple of years, for some reason, I no longer get your email newsletter. I would really like to. Yes, I know I can go to your site, which I do, buy, it was so much nicer to get it by email to let me know it was out and about the upcoming books. Can’t wait for your next books

    Susan S Benton, LA USA
  • Please add me to your upcoming releases.

    ardella slavens chalmers, in usa
  • Thank you so much for the gift of your stories. Since I stumbled across my first just over 2 years ago I've read more than 80 titles. Now that I've discovered your website I can see that there are still more for me to find. Yay.

    Peter Yardley Campbell River, BC Canada
  • I am new to the romance genre, being a mystery reader for the most part. I have been pleasantly surprised by your books. The writing is exquisite and the characters memorable and charismatic. Plots are intriguing and at times surprising. I am enjoying being relaxed while I read, which makes a change from the sometimes blood and gore of mysteries. Surprised to see you live in Saskatchewan!

    Dodie Bizon Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada
  • Sorry to get technical (because it's a lovely site, and yours are wonderful books) but you should ask your web developers to change the links for Amazon, etc. to ones that open in a new tab. That way, when I want to pre-order A Daring Masquerade (which I did), I still have your website up on its own tab to return to. As it was, I had to back out of Amazon and you know how grabby that site can be. 🙂

    Magdalen Braden Kingsley, PA USA
  • I have enjoyed your books for some time now. And I do like your new website and look forward to browsing more.

    Betty Schulz Vallejo, CA USA
  • Beautiful website, Mary!

    Margaret Gannon Hampstead, NC USA
  • This is a wonderful website! I love the design and how the books are laid out by year or series. The family photo was super cute too 🙂 It's always nice to learn a little more about the life of the person writing/making all the 'magic'. I'm a big audiobook fan - love the performances of the voice actors, and I can read while doing dishes, etc. even when my eyes are tired after work. So I am REALLY looking forward to more of your books being available online, especially the Christmas ones!!

    Virginia Kita Tokyo Japan
  • I’ve probably read almost all of your books and will grieve if you actually retire from writing. What I like the most is that your books vary in type and are sometimes truly touching on subjects that others ignore.

    Ellen B Delaware Usa
  • Love the series books. Appreciate your talent.

    Linda Knecht Levittown, PA USA
  • I have gathered together a complete set of your books including the short stories reading them ass they were acquired. Now I have set upon reading them in chronological order and am half way through (up to 1996). My burning question now is..... should I read the series together or in chronological order? Yes, I seem to have OCD. 🙂 Your books enthrall me, soothe me and comfort me in this uncertain world we live in at this time. Much love, Sheila P.

    Sheila Prince Stittsville, On Canada
  • Thank you for sharing your talent in the stories you tell. I have just started reading your books and have fallen in love with the Survivors series. I have so many more to read and look forward to it. These stories take me to a world I can only imagine living in - in a way I am glad I did not. I can identify with so many of your characters. I had the joys of travelling in Wales twice and loved the areas we saw. My husband loved the little railways and that brought us to the sites and to learn the history. I now must return to Wales, Scotland and England soon to visit the places in the stories and also visit my friends there. I am trying to read your series in order, but the library here does not have all of them. Hunting them down online and in bookshops. (I prefer books) Looking forward to reading all your books - thank YOU!

    Margot Purcell Margot Purcell Indiana USA
  • I started reading your books only this year and have almost finished reading all that are available in eBook format. (No room in my house for more hardcopy books!) I love them and start a new one as soon as I finish the current one.. I have only one regret and request. The system does not lend itself to printing any pages, including a family tree, even with a screen scraper. I am usually able to locate a relevant map, location image, or dress and uniform examples on the internet; but no family trees for your fictional characters. Since many of your books reference the same or related characters would you please include printable family trees on your website? As I start to re-read the books, a family tree would be most helpful.

    Cecile St John Chicago, Illinois USA
  • I love the new website, but I love your writing more. Thank you for sharing your life story with us on the "About" page. I read and re-read your books often. If I can't find something to read, I know an old friend is always on the shelf. I do wish that the publishers would re-issue your books in hardback editions so that they could last longer as my Bedwyn set is becoming quite tattered.

    Lynda de los Santos Texas United States
  • I love your books I can't wait for the next Westcott book. Thank you

    Mary Mady New York USA
  • You are my favorite author. I enjoyed reading your bio on the new website. Thanks for the info on how to pronounce your name. I’ve been saying it wrong for years! Keep the new books coming!

    Kathi Wiles Tempe, AZ USA
  • Hi Mary, Simply, I think you’re the best - plots, style, characters, contents, variety, inventiveness, the whole package. Only discovered you in the last couple of years and you’ve greatly enriched my whole reading experience. Have just finished re-reading the ‘Mistress’ books, this time in order of marriages along with the missing chapters appropriately inserted from Now A Bride which added even more enjoyment second time around. I thoroughly delighted in the extras and greatly appreciated you sharing them after all. I did, however (that’s better than a ‘but’ hey?) notice the superb Tresham telling his friends several times,and Jane, in More than a Mistress that He ‘never waltzed.’ [Though this was naturally overruled in ch10 in order to waltz with his Jane.] Yet at an earlier occasion in Vauxhall Gardens, in ch10 The Secret Mistress, Tresham had actually led Cousin Belinda/Lady Eagan onto the dance floor and waltzed with her publicly, and deliciously. Perhaps I noticed the anomaly because you drew his Vauxhall waltz so luciously?😁 Bless you, Please keep writing and really hope you outlive me! Ek

    Erana Wojtas Christchurch New Zealand
  • Love the new website! Keeping up with your prolific writing can be tough some times...I can’t always read as quickly as you can’t write. 😊

    Michelle Long Hershey US
  • Love your new page. Look forward to each and everyone of your books. I thoroughly enjoy them!!!

    Dawn Miller Bluffton, Indiana USA
  • I really love the way you write. You always take time to made me love all your characters. I'm looking forward to read your new books and the ones that are already out there that I haven't read yet.

    Marie-Noelle Vachon Quebec Canada
  • Your new website is lovely! I especially like the family history and photos.

    Renee Gailloreto Whitewater, WI USA
  • Lovely website! I love your stories and the characters that you bring to life.

    Beth Geiger Kansas US
  • I have nearly every one of your books from earliest to present day. I am working on the collection. I want you to know how much I admire and appreciate your work. Thanks for all you do.

    Annette N Annette TEXAS
  • Thank you Mary, for this glimpse into your life along with all of the book details. You've been my favourite author for many years and I have collected most of your print books, which has been no mean feat! Of course I also have the ebooks and the audiobooks. Your writing and Anne Flosnik seem like natural partners. for your audiobooks and are always a joy to hear whilst doing mindless things on the computer. Since I'm somewhat older than you my time is my own (at last!) so I read the print books in bed, and the ebooks go with me when I leave the house. Slightly Dangerous is my all time favourite book of any genre, so I keep going back to listen again a few times each year. Kind regards from Eunice

    Eunice Cracknell Perth, Western Australia Australia
  • I started reading regency romances at age 15 when I started working at my local public library. I adored Georgette Heyer and became addicted to Mary Stewart’s romantic suspense novels. One day a work colleague suggested your books. I started the Bedwyn series and was captivated by your ability to create memorable characters. Your excel in writing romances that cannot be put down (my husband can bear witness to that since I read in bed). I know you have a great sense of humor from following you on Facebook. Your books give me a lot of pleasure. Thank you.

    Sue-Ellen Jones Fort Collins, Colorado USA
  • Just finished "Someone To Care" ,your best one yet!! Can't wait for Someone To Trust.you really are my favorite Romance writer!! Millie Hanrahan

    Millie Hanrahan Fort Myers Florida USA
  • Thank you for all the hours of reading pleasure you have given me, I feel like I am friends with many of your characters, especially the Bedwyn family. Keep the books coming please!!!

    Angie Fotopoulos Peoria AZ USA
  • Mary, I have longed to see the new website. I do check often and was surprised today with a happy website. I love it. Keep it up you write wonderful books. I cannot wait for the next one. Excited fan, Rossi

    Rossi Moreno Milwaukee, WI USA
  • I have never read any of your books that have disappointed me in any way. Love them all and of course any you write in future

    Jan Lowe Brownstown,Michigan USA
  • I tried to leave a message on your blog, but it didn't take, I just wanted to let you know that I am glad that you started the blog again. I have enjoyed it so much in the past. I'm a real fan girl. I love your books.

    Mary T Missouri USA
  • I have read almost all of your books, and, obviously, love your writing. Wulfric Bedwyn is my favorite hero...followed by Claudia and her Marquis! Thank you for hours of pleasure.

    Olga Nodarse Lakeland, Florida US
  • Mary, I love your new web site and all of your books. I can’t wait until all of your books come out as ebooks. Judy Hoskins

    Judith Hoskins Safety Harbor, Florida USA
  • I have read 60 of your books & 10 novellas & loved each one. I started reading regencies in 2000 when I retired & got hooked on your books. You, Grace Burrowes & Julia Quinn are my favorites & I've started SAVING those books. I used to donate all my books to our local library but when I started the Survivor's Club, I decided to save the series. One day I was cleaning closets & found the entire Huxtable series on the floor, it must have fallen out of the bag of donations-to-go. I love reading series & don't start them till I have them all. But I often find a character pop up somewhere else & that is so nice. Keep up the exceptional work.

    Carol Lynn Glendale WI
  • I love the new website!

    Alison Hiltabidle Rocky Ridge, MD USA
  • Mary,after exhausting the library,i have been buying you books from Book Depositry I absolutely love you books and am collecting them to keepThe problem is with Book Depositry..I have had a few orders,but the last one they say I have not paid.i always pay on order,and have sent proof from my bank statement.All to no avail.I am 81yrs old an an honest person.After many emails, I give up and buy your books elsewhere,but it annoys me to be treated like a dishonest person.Your very happy fan.I pass them on ,but NOT to keep. Nola.

    nola atkinson alexandra hills Brisbane Qld Austalia
  • I have enjoyed each stand alone book and each series. My favorite book of all of your series is "the next one". I love the way your words flow as you develop your story line. Thank you for perfecting this excellent craft of story telling .

    Patricia V. Nelson Emporia, KS U.S.A.
  • When I see any book of yours I grab it up. You are such a wonderful writer. I enjoy them all. My list of your books I read is very long. Thank you. Sorry trump is our embarrassment not our president.

    Jacqueline Clapper Canton, Ohio USA
  • I love your characters. You make them seem like real flesh and blood people. Some writers paint pictures with there words, some make the setting or the time frame the most important. With you it is the characters. Thank You. I am very much a fan!

    Darlene Berglof Sumas, Wa USA
  • Mary - I love your books! I believe I have read all of them and always look forward to the release of new ones. Your characters are believable and human and I love the way they work through their emotions and lives just like the rest of us. Keep on writing please!

    Karen Barber Syracuse, NY USA
  • I love the look of your new blog. The only change I might like to see is darker print, like on this page, the text is gray, a bit hard on old eyes. But I love the simplicity. I hate blogs that are loaded with content and graphics on one page. I work off an older iPad, and lots of graphics takes longer to load, more prone to crashing, and I can get lost. It's nice to see the older Signet regencies coming back out. I don't have to stress over the ebook thing as I still have all of yours, and a few other favorite regency authors. But for others, just discovering that unique Regency world, it's a godsend I'm sure. Many thanks for decades of great reading.

    Kristin Lundgren Boise/ID USA
  • Glad to see The First Snowdrop coming as an ebook. I have been reading your books since A Masked Deception, which if I remembcer, was published even before The First Snowdrop. My Snowdrop is read at least once a year and is now simply a collection of loose pages - binding has long given up the ghost and the glue! This book, and many others of yours, especially the Christmas anthologies, are kept in the bookcase next to my bed. I love Regencies - and you are the only author of whom I have kept all the print books. - several lineal feet!

    Judy Needham Cape Cod, Massachusetts USA
  • I am so excited to see the books you have coming out this year Mary! I am one of those people who greatly prefer a paper book to an ebook, but I understand the physical and financial limitations of publishing. Luckily, thanks to my diligence (and luck!) when I first discovered your books, I was able to find a number of your old Signet Regencies in the used book stores, but my copies have been read and re-read so many times that they are falling apart. What a luxury to have the opportunity to purchase e-copies! The Wescott series is wonderful and I can't wait for the next installment. Thank you very much for the many hours of reading pleasure you have given us all.

    Lisa Schultz San Jose, CA USA
  • As an English teacher, I always thought myself "above* romance books. Then one day I got a copy of Someone to Love on sale, and I was captivated by the richness of the characters and plot. A little while later I picked up a copy of Simply Magic, and I was hooked! Such interesting characters, a sweet love story, and a even a mysterious back story. Wow! I'm now on a mission to read all your books. I've read around 30 so far, and I've loved every one. I'm so glad you've written so many-- so much to look forward to ! Thank you for all the enjoyment.

    Rachel Zimand St. Louis, MO USA
  • Your new website is beautiful, qnd will be a real pleasure to visit often! I just want to tell you how much your books have meant to me over the years. I read them again and again and They never lose ther magic! Thank you for the extraordinary tales you weave--you are a master!!

    Donna Harsell Missoula, MT 59801 USA
  • I sincerely appreciate and am touched by the wisdom that you include in your books. In the Claudia and Joseph book ( my fave) you have the interlude of silence and in other books as well. 'So many great romance writers and I am so fortunate that one writes from the truth of being. If you are familiar with Gangagi she would describe you as a 'secret agent' sharing the true depth of life. You reach my heart.

    Deirdre Curtin Waterloo Ontario Canada a
  • I am pleasantly surprised by the number of books you’ve authored. I thought I had read all your books, but find I am woefully behind. I now know what to tell my family when they ask what I want for my birthday. I hesitate to give feedback concerning the website, as I am on my IPhone and I’d like to view it on my laptop (where I can actually see it better). However, anything printed in gray is difficult for me to read.

    Toni Bettencourt Tracy,CA United States