WELCOME To My New Web Site!
Welcome to my brand new web site. I am very happy with the new look. I have kept it simple, assuming that most of you want to find here (a) what is new and upcoming (b) all the books and novellas I have written, with clear BUY links so that you can go and buy them without having to hunt around, and (c) some details about me and my life outside of writing. You can find all these things here. Also you can contact me through my guest book, join the email fan list through which I can also communicate with readers and readers can communicate with me, and read and comment upon my blogs. I have not been great about writing blog posts in the past few years, but I plan to mend my ways and post something here at least once a week. Time will tell whether I keep that resolution or not!
You can see at the top of Home Page what is to be published during the rest of 2018–one new book (SOMEONE TO TRUST), one ebook republication (A DARING MASQUERADE), and the all-in-one bumper print and ebook (A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS). It is a republication of A CHRISTMAS BRIDE and the five-novella anthology, UNDER THE MISTLETOE. I know many of you are eager for my old, out-of-print books to be available again, and many of them already are, as Class Ebook editions. There have been only three this year, but there are no fewer than SEVEN scheduled for 2019. Maybe my next blog post will be about those and when exactly they will be published.
I hope you will enjoy my personal page, with new pictures of my family (great-grands Mia, Kade, and Melody, in the picture above). I consulted them all so that I could choose pictures they wanted to see here. Do write something in my guest book. I always love to hear from you, and I answer most messages before posting them. I also strip email addresses so that they are never shown publicly.
Love the website and the blog. And a delight to read about your life and how you became a writer. Thanks for sharing your talent with us in your wonderful books. I look forward to reading many more in the years to come!
Hi Ms Balogh, many years a fan. I’m an army brat and attracted especially to your gallant officers and enlisted men. Have your considered a story based upon Colonel Jason Huxatable? Who turned down Madeline in the Web series? Seemed a gallant man of much good sense.
Thank you, Colleen. I seem to have a number of left-over characters readers would like to see have a story of their own. I will have to look back to the WEB books to find this colonel. I have never considered him as a hero of his own story, but one never knows…
I just finished Someone to Care and am reading Someone to Trust. I love all your books so thank you for sharing your talents with me. I have never read one of your books that I did not love. I’ve read all your series and can’t wait for next book . Thank you
I have just started reading your works. Looking forward to more adventures.
I am a fan of almost 10 years. I discovered you in my local library shortly after I retired. I’m glad to hear that you plan to start blogging again. I was sad when you stopped posting them, but I understood. BTW love your new website.
Dear Mrs. Balogh, thank you so much for your wonderful books. You are so talented! Your plots are believable, and so we’ll constucted. I love that your characters have a great sense of humor.
I have read the books that the Houston library has on Overdrive, you n my Kindle. My daughter is a fledgling writer, and librarian. She and I discuss romance authors. You are one of her very favorites. I’m grateful you write. Peace, Kate Christian.
I love this list of books. I will have to go upstairs to check, because I believe I have several of these older books. I have been gathering as many of them as I can find. I look forward to filling in the gaps.
And the blog site is wonderful. Thanks for this heads up.
I have read and loved most of your books but most especially the bedwyn series. Is there not some lost relative to be added to the family?
I don’t consider your books “Romance.” To me, they are stories of people’s struggles and their ultimate happiness. Your characters possess a depth not often seen in “Romance” novels. Rather than bodice-ripping there is insight into the human condition. I admire how you depict all aspects of love: romantic, familial, patriotic, unrequited, noble, secret and sometime unhealthful. All your books reflect the societal realities of their era: rigid rules, of behavior, the class system, the effects of war, attitudes toward the disabled, and so forth. But the characters! Oh! the characters! I can see them roll their eyes, sneer, smile, laugh and love.
I agree with Barbara Ostarch. I have been reading your books for about a year and think they should be called novels rather than romances. I live in Australia and find that they are not readily available, there seems to be only one distributor.
I doubt however, that your aristocrats would say “it gives me the shudders” or “anytime soon”. I find these phrases in all your books without fail and think any good governess or tutor would prevent heros and heroines from using either.
Sorry, but they jar rather and spoil the books for me. Otherwise, I really like the books and marvel that you can keep on thinking up the stories and characters. I am looking forward to your new novel due out next month and have placed an order for it.
Your books have been a warm comfort to me over the years. As I am now quarantined from my beloved job of teaching I am rereading some of my favorites of yours. You transport your readers with wit and wonderful imagery. We need this as we face our current crisis. Blessings of health to you and your family. Thanks for being here for us. You have touched so many of us with your life’s work.
I would love to have your bag. I have three books coming in the mail, and how will I carry them?
Hi , my name is Dawn. I thoroughly enjoy your books and look forward to the next one coming out. I’ve always enjoyed romance books from my teenage years to date. It started with Georgette Heyer. I will continue to enjoy romance books. Please keep them coming.
I love to read romance as a balm to the dread realities of real living. For me, I escape to a time of elegance and wit. Your writing makes me cry, laugh and hope for brighter moments. As I age I find in a good romance the seeds for understanding life, a perspective that lifts depression and nurtures hope. Those lovely young people have such hope. Wish there were romances for more seniors, second chances after a long life.
I’ve read all of your books ( I think ) and share them with my cousin when I’ve finished them. I always tell her that I want them back.
I am reading the Bedwyn series right now and so far they cover all of the Duke’s brothers and sisters. What about the Duke. Is there a romance for him? I know he marries but which book is his story?
Wulfric’s story is told in SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS, Karol McLean–probably my most popular book.
Yes! Slightly Dangerous is the best of them all–and that’s saying a lot. Though I must admit that A Very Special Christmas made my Spring Break here in Texas that much more warm and cozy! Keep writing, Mary!
I love the new web site. I am also delighted more e-books are coming. I actually have every book you have written and loved all of them but, as I have grown older, I like the convenience of my kindle. I have bought now bought all of the e-books. I hope you keep the books coming. Thank you for many hours of inspiring and enjoyable reading.
I’ve been a fan for quite awhile and know that when I pick up one of your books, I’m going into a mini-seclusion until I’m done. Just finished reading A Precious Jewel. You delivered on the “ending”, which was really their new “beginning”. Wonderful spin on how 2 people can meet under unusual circumstances and grow to love and trust one another. I am now semi-retired and about to make a final move from the South to Northern Indiana next spring. Thank goodness I already own so many books to re-read and the first place I checked out was their library. Very nice, thank you.
Thank you for having the talent to write, the guts to keep them coming off the presses and to take the chance on writing about such a match as in A Precious Jewel.
I would like to read Harry’s story in the Westcot series
It will be Book 8, Bela–SOMEONE TO CHERISH.
I absolutely love all your books and I have been known to shed a tear in some especially Longing, my favourite.
I must say how amazing it is to have your talent to be able to come up with story after story.
Most authors are amazing people.
I love your photo of your grand children so cute.
Have been reading your books for years and can’t wait each time a new book comes out. There are so many times I was unable to put one of your books down. I have stayed up all night to finish a book and wanted it to go on, when it came to an end. LOVE your work! Love following you and your posts on Facebook.
well it wasnt easy but thanks to your instructions i am here.i really enjoy your book and writing to all you uthors about them just wish sometimes was easier for us who werent raised on computers and have trouble figuring out how to do things.at least you explained how some dont thanks.
I love your books, Slightly Dangerous being my favorite. I love how you turn what characters see as their weakness into their saving strength. I hope you continue to write more and more!
Today, I am reading The Dora Debbings story and George, The Duke. The Surviviors Club Series is great. When i have a bad day, I reread your old stories. They are like medecine for me. Thank you.
The cover is lovely and the title is intriguing! Thanks for entering my name into the contest.
I absolutely love your books and I really love a villain who can be redeemed at the end or in another book. Gives me hope and I really love a happy ever after in my books and really love yours. Loved Heartless but that is only one of the bestest books on my list haha. Thanks for entering my name in to the contest.
Have been reading and rereading your books for about 20 years. Loved the Slightly series with Slightly Dangerous my favorite. Also loved the First Come series. My favorite there was Con’s story. And I adored the survivors series. The book about George, the Duke, was my favorite. But I love all your books. Have read all of them more than once and some up to 4 times. Can’t wait for Someone to Trust. Keep writing and I will keep buying and reading.
I have been a long time reader of your books. As I am in Australia I had to wait a while till they were in the shops. This time I have resisted reading the Someone Series until Someone to Trust comes as I plan to have a weekend blitz on them, turn out lights, park the car elsewhere and have a lovely uninterrupted time. These books are beside my bed and each day I resist until after 27 November when I get Someone to Trust. Now I find you have a Someone to Understand coming! I have discovered Booktopia so will pre-order it as soon as possible.
I loved the Survivor’s last book with George & Dora, also the last of the Simply Series. I too read the books over and over!
Do note, Jill Delahoy, that the book I originally called SOMEONE TO UNDERSTAND has had a title change to SOMEONE TO HONOR. It is due for publication in November, 2019.
I’ve been a fan for at least 20 years! I’ve read your books over and over. My favorite book is Tangled. That story is so haunting and full of pain; like life. However, love conquers in the end. I just received Someone To Trust therefore I’m getting ready to immerse myself in that book. Thanks for sharing photos of your great grandchildren. The best to you and your family during the upcoming holidays.
Hi Ms. Balogh. I’m one of your biggest fans! I hope to read all your books especially the old ones which get me frustrated because I couldn’t find them.
Thank you, Delia C. Aguipo. More and more of the old ones are coming available again as ebooks–see the books page at my web site. There will be six more coming in 2019.
I just finished reading your book “Someone to Trust.” I have found all of your Wescott novels so interesting to read. I hope their story will continue with one or more of the books you have planned for next year! Thank you for writing such intriguing books.
I have read and reread all of your books and have just finished Someone to Trust. They are my go to option if I have something on my mind that I need to forget about. This happened just recently and they were a real saviour to me. Thank you for this and I am looking forward already to the next book, please just keep writing!
I just read Someone to Trust over Christmas and loved it! Thank you for brightening my life with your writing. You have a true gift.
Love all your stories, marriage of convenience or not. They all hold my interest, make me think, and end on a happy note. And you definitely provide a few book boyfriends, even of the snooty, aristocratic sort. I’m talking about you, Wulfric! Keep doing what you do best!
Dear Mrs. Balogh:
I stand by the comment I made after reading the first of a number of your books — that is, “Mary Balogh is God’s gift to the discriminating reader.” Aside from the facts about me: highly educated, well-traveled in the U.S., the British Isles and western Europe, before embracing Roman Catholicism 60 years ago, I was an Episcopalian-migrating into High Church Anglican. Be that as it may, the Episcopal church is, as you are no doubt aware the American branch of the Anglican Communion. Perhaps simply because the Deep South of the U.S. tends toward a certain particularity in outlook — okay, snobbishness — formal titles such as those awarded clergymen are a matter of etiquette. SO: to the point — It was always my understanding that clergymen in the Anglican Communion are never referred to as “Reverend So-and-So” but as The Reverend Mr. So-and-So. Ordination of women came along quite a bit after I became a Catholic, so I have no idea how women clergy are referred to at this point, nor am I interested in that.
OK: the point of this message is that I notice your books mention clergymen as “Reverend So-and-So” rather than as “The Reverend Mister So-and-So.” I am wondering if the usage to which I was accustomed years ago has “gone with the wind,” or . . . what? Would you please clarify this point for me? Please understand that this message is not to be construed as an attempt at correcting you; I am simply wondering about it. As you are Canadian, and have a British heritage, I daresay you can enlighten me.
By the way, my heartiest thanks for your books, a relatively recent discovery on mind and greatly to my delight to find there are many more awaiting me. It goes without saying that your books are unique, stunning in every quality I (and millions of other readers) appreciate most.
You are probably right, Dolores. I am always ready to learn new (to me) facts and apply them to my writing. I will have to check it out and make the necessary adjustments in future books.
Hi Ms.Balogh I became your biggest fan since I read Simply Perfect book of yours,It was my very first Mary Balogh book and needless to say I owned all of your latest books from Bedwyn Series to the Wescotts and I can’t wait for another one hopefully so soon..English is not my first language so bear with my grammar however I do love readings especially romance novel so here I am hooked to all your books..Thank you for being my inspiration..
” I have not been great about writing blog posts in the past few years,” Oh for goodness’ sake, Mrs. Balogh — just keep writing your books and don’t spare a thought beyond them unless that pleases you and you find it convenient to do so. You owe nothing to your readers but the continued sterling literary output of previous and present years. Your books are not only Keepers, they’re Re-Readers! I have no way to get to Barnes & Noble until Friday, so in the meantime, I’m re-reading Unforgiven and enjoying it fully as much as the first time around. And I expect to relish it just as thoroughly a third time in the future. Meantime, I plan to “stock up” Friday on whatever of your titles Barnes & Noble, my town Pensacola, Florida, has on their shelves, and even to order some others of your titles for future delights.
Have just finished ‘The Simply’ quartet – what four adventurous stories they tell. Love all the characters including Horace the adopted dog in the fourth book. Keep up the good work Mary – everything written is so enthralling.
Ms. Balogh, thank-you for this new site! I own many of your books in paperback and am delighted to find the older ones in e-format. When I want a straight-up romance with no other nonsense I turn to you.
Do you have a mailing list to notify us when the post to your site? I’m just not n Facebook as often as I used to be and have missed following you.
Thank-you for what you do. God bless,
Katey in Oregon
You could join my email fanlist, Katey Utterback. See my web site Home Page for a link. I give notice there of anything new.
Ms. Balogh, I think I have read every published book you have written. Love every one of them. My absolute favorite is “Slightly Dangerous”, the story of Wulfric. But I must reiterate again, that I love all your books. The best of everything I have ever written. Keep going. We love you.
Mary Balogh’s books bristle with sensory pleasures and intellectual delights; they are feasts of the English language.
Sigh! Mary Balogh has spoiled reading any other writers for me. I am about to discard a formerly enjoyable author’s book, placing in a stack of those I give away for others to read. Mary Balogh’s books, as I’m sure I’ve said more than once, are Keepers, to be re-read numerous times and NEVER given away.
Dear Mary Balogh,
I am a retired professor of social history ; I taught in France and in Canada. I have always been a very sceptical reader of historical novels, but so far – after reading 30 or forty of your novels- I have not had occasion to doubt you or your scholarship. I have always been interested in the history of costume, and I note that you have clearly understood the socio-economic distinction between the pantaloon – knitted for a rich man – and the breeches which were already, in 1810-20, manufactured in Yorkshire. I am a little puzzled however by the “undergarments” of some of your heroines. As of my retirement, five years ago, historians were unanimous in their understanding that females of that period only wore a shift – with nothing underneath except stockings and garters. (there was only speculation about menstrual protection…). I would be fascinated to read your reply to this – this minor quibble. In France some women wore a ‘cache-corset’ but this would be over the stays, something like a modern <cami<. Petticoats were added by lower-class women in cold weather; the aristocrats and other rich women needed less protection from English winters!
I admire very much your conversational English; the source for most research has always been court transcripts.
Why do I not like Georgette Heyer? well, her English has always swivelled between heavy slang and improbable formality. and her characters, non-sexual and non-religious, are not passionate, living, complicated human beings.
I wonder if Viola had a baby? I wonder what happened to Graham Muirhead and to Lady Chastity Moore? Perhaps it is Abigail who is to be honoured///
anyway thanks for many long hours of amusing, thoughtful,, and historical accurate reading.
if only I could rid myself of the habit of reading the next Mary Balogh well after midnight. but, que veux-tu, I MUST finish then…
There does seem to be general (though not unanimous) agreement, Nigel, that women of the Regency did not wear undergarments apart from shifts and stays and stockings. However, I am not quite convinced. So I often refer vaguely, without specifics, to “undergarments” and let readers decide for themselves. Sometimes I like sitting on fences!
Hi Mary. I wrote to you some time ago and you replied but unfortunately I can’t find your email address. Anyway if you feel like responding to this I shall look forward to hearing from you. I’m still an avid reader and I do congratulate you on your constant success.
In your survivors club series you mentioned two characters who’s stories sound interesting. I believe they are Ravensburg and Killborn. Which of your wonderful books are they in?
Those books would be ONE NIGHT FOR LOVE and A SUMMER TO REMEMBER, Jeanne. And those books lead into the Bedwyn series (the SLIGHTLYs) and the SIMPLY quartet.
I’ll echo the praise in all the comments. I have read every book you’ve written, I think, including all the “trads.” I’m looking forward to all the forthcoming ones as well. Thanks.
I absolutely love your writing and have enjoyed each and every book including the audio versions. Rosalyn Landor dies a superlative job bring your characters to life. I just finished listening to the Horseman trilogy and realized there is no audiobook for Irresistible. Would there be one?
Thank you again Ms Balogh for giving us such marvelous regency stories and memorable characters.
I am surprised there is no audio version of IRRESISTIBLE, Anjali. I don’t know if there is likely to be in the future.
Your short story, “The Best Gift” is my favorite. Do you think you might write a story where Jane finds her mother and father?
Laying here tearfully reading, again, “A Family Christmas.” Elizabeth’s first snowball fight touches me to my cells’ hearts! (Egads! I won’t give up my day job… but it feels accurate!)
Recently I read, probably for the fourth time, A Precious Jewel (which that book is!)
And it dawned on me you’re alive!!! You might like to hear these feelings!
I can’t tell Georgette Heyer and Jane Austin how much their stories mean to me… but I can tell you. And I believe you’re in their league.
Love and gratitude!
Are there discussion guides to use with a book club discussion for any of your books?
I’m sorry, there aren’t, Judith.
Love your books Mary. I have enjoyed them for years, and look forward to many, many more years of enchanting characters and story line.
I am a very new convert to your books – blame my local Library for that!
I find your books very un-put-down-able and I have re-read everyone straight away and love how certain characters re-appear to subsequent novels.
I had noticed that many of your sentences start with And.. though I had thought it was a joining word – am I correct or not?
It is a joining words, Beatrice. I use it sometimes (perhaps too often?) to suggest a quick narrative, the swift joining of events and reactions.
I have recently found your books and I am following the Westcotts avidly via my e-reader; I have just finished re-reading the Survivor Club novels. As I am facing a period in hospital shortly for a knee refit I have the Huxtables and various miscellaneous novels by you at the ready!
I would love to know more about the Bedwyns but only the prequels are published as e-books. As our house is already bursting at the seams with the printed word I would much prefer to download them onto my reader. Is there any chance they will be published in that format anytime soon?
What I particularly like about your characters is that, apart from the fact that they all live in the early C19th they are individuals rather than formatted. One can appreciate them as human beings rather than mere period pieces. Thank you for the pleasure you bring.
You must be in Britain, Lynn. It is a constant frustration to me and many readers that the SLIGHTLY books are not available there as e-books.
Thank you for your reply. Yes, I live in the centre of England. Having read your comment I immediatly bought all six Slightly books. I have an operation coming up which will leave me on two crutches for a while afterwards so I have the perfect excuse to do nothing but read. Where I am going to put the books goodness only knows as every bookcase is overflowing and some are in boxes in the basement – very inconveient. Should I write a plea to your British publishers in the hope they might listen to a reader? It seems the mere author has no effect.
Yes, Lynn. A plea to the publisher might help. A number of other readers have done it, and for a while there were promising rumblings.
I am a fan of yours for over 10 years. I love your books and love it when you also give other minor characters in your series a novella of their own. One feels the love and connection between the hero and heroine but also for the extended family and friends.
I’ve been choosing your books for a while now, and what I’d like to know
most is: How is your last name pronounced? I can think of 5 ways,
and maybe the right way is #6. Use diacritical markings, please!
My name is pronounced BA (as it bat) – log (as in log), Marchia Forber.
I just finished reading the 5 stories in Under the Mistletoe. Enjoyed them very much.. I also live in Saskatchewan, Melville.
My daughter-in-law teaches in Kipling.
I love your books, but wonder why the newest ones are not offered in either CD audiobook or MP3 format? I mostly listen to books these days. Is there a reason for this oversight in the newest releases?
Aren’s they Heather? I was unaware of that.
No 🙁 It makes me sad.
That deep, deep blue in which you appear in one of your photographs is definitely your color, Mary. I was a professional costume designer for the theater, have an M. A. in Theater from the UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS. I recommend that particular shade of blue for your most special public appearances. It showcases your vibrant personality.
I love your books but I wonder have you thougt of writing epilogue to end o your books. Because it would be nice to know hoe they did in later life. I just finished reading Red Rose and really loved it. It would have been nice if Rosalind and Edward did do aGrand Tour of Europe
I just want to add that, in looking at your photos over the years, it seems to me that you are much better looking now than when you were younger. Way to Go, Mary! I have a personal question that I hesitate to ask, but here goes — do you pray, do you go to church? I am just wondering — NOT Judging, one way or the other, just interested . . . .
I do not go to church now, Dolores. I find that my spiritual journey at this stage of my life will not be confined by one religion.
My favourite writer. I have read all your books and reread most of them several times. Thank you for sharing your world and making it ours. 🌹
What am l doing to stay sane during this social distancing time? I am retreading your series.
In order this time and wonders of wonders discovering some l missed.
It is l a.m. and l just finished Dancing With Clara…l am in tears, miss my deceased husband
Very much. But l am so thankful for your books.
I absolutely LOVE your books. You are my new favorite author.
Ms. Balogh, I’m a longtime fan of your books! I’m also an audiobook narrator, so I’m curious: have you considered releasing some of your earlier works in audio form? I see a number of your newer works are available, but as the classics get reissued, it seems only right that they would have audiobooks to accompany them. Are there any plans for this?
Nothing in the works at the moment, Anne Marie.
my wife and I are very disappointed that some of your books that we want to read are published in KINDLE only. Coulld you please have them published in a regular wayWe enjoy reading from book and not from a glass!
I appreciate your disappointment, Teresa and Joe. However, publishing them privately as e-books is the only way at present to make these out-of-print books available to readers again, and there are readers who have been very frustrated not to be able to read them at all.
You are my favourite author. I have read several of your books and am always searching for others. My husband and I are on a limited income so we usually get our books from either the library, op-shops or book stalls at fetes. Unfortunately, our library has only a few of your books and I have read them all. I have been searching for years but have never found one of your books in an op-shop or at a book stall so I have to assume that everyone keeps your books, as I do. I was wondering if you were still alive and still writing books. Finally, I have looked on the internet and found the answer is yes, to both.
I will now ask our local bookshop to order your books for me in future.
You and Jo Beverly, may she rest in peace. You two are probably the only authors I pay to pre-order. And, that is about the highest complement I can give you. All of your fans know the quality of your work. I can provide no new words to add to describe the beauty of your talent.
Thank you. I am so glad you are still producing such quality. Thank you.
You were recommended to me by a very nice bookstore clerk years ago when I was searching for a good book to take on vacation. I have since read nearly all of them. I have eagerly awaited new ones and have downloaded releases of the out of print ones. I was wondering about “The Last Waltz”. I thought it was coming out for kindle this month but have not found it and I know “Tangled” won’t be out until December. Is “Waltz” still going to be released? I just finished “Someone to Romance” and loved it. Thank you for the wonderful reads.
Yes, Rhonda Bowers. THE LAST WALTZ will be out next month (October). I will be updating my web site as soon as I have an official version of the cover. It should be up for pre-order online soon.
You are the first author I have ever responded to!! I love your books, please keep them coming. I would like to know if Constantine Huxtable will have his own story. If he does already, what is the book title? He is so intriguing. Thank you.
As a long time reader, I have a question about the Dowager Countess in the Westcott series. Where does she live? Initially I thought she would live at Westcott house, being the mother of the deceased Earl, Humphrey. I have read and reread all of the books, as I find something new with each read.
She has her own home, Patti Jones. I am not sure I ever specify where. It is probably one of the minor properties of the earldom. The main property, if you recall, was abandoned by the late earl and fell into disrepair. Alexander as the new earl had to marry into money (SOMEONE TO WED) so that he could repair and revive it.
Will you ever publish a collection of all your short stories?? Yours are usually the only ones I want to save in multi-author collections & I’m sure I’ve missed a few along the way.
Look on the Class Ebook page (under Books) on my web site, E M Clark for the anthologies of all my short novellas. They are available in ebook format on my however.
unfortunately for me in this digital world I am still devoted/commited to actual books. while I can acknowledge the advantages of kindle & the like it just isn’t the same as actually holding & turning the pages of a book. too many years of curling up in chairs or huddling under the covers & begging my mother for “just one more chapter”. reading is a tactile medium for me. you have been the cause many a time of my greeting the dawn bleary-eyed. whenever I sport dark circles my sister always says “you’ve been reading mary balogh again!”
So glad some of your books are published in large print. I love all of them. Your descriptions of the people, what they looked like, their clothing, along with their homes, and landscapes are explained so perfectly. Thank you for all your wonderful books. You are my favorite author.
Just read that you have a new book coming out–Remember Love (A Ravenswood novel)–but that it is only going to be published on Kindle or Hardcover. I have everyone of your books so far, but only mass market paperback. Please assure me that this too will be published in paperback. We senior citizens do not use Kindle and paperback is often heavy and difficult to handle.
I am a vivid reader of your books.
I wonder if there will be a follow up Secrets of the Heart
With Fanny been the heroine.
Thank you Maria
AUTHOR NOTE: There is no sequel to SECRETS OF THE HEART, I am sorry, Maria.
You write so well and so accurately that I was surprised to find a typo in the large print edition of “Someone to Hold”, chapter 10, page 225, “How could be take advantage of that generosity of spirit?” be=he
I used to be a meticulous programmer and amateur genealogist, maybe I should have been a proofreader too.
I am a fan of your books. I am retreading Dark Angel. Do you have a book on secondary charecter Rosalie Ogden ?
Dear Mary Balogh, at my age of 89 I have read many, many books. Science, fiction, poetry in six languages, literay criticism … I discovered your books in 2016, and since then they have been almost my constant companions. I see Ralf and Judith, Aidan and Eve … Most of your characters, the dramatic scenes remain with me for days. The description of Lindale visiting the woman, he was supposed to have raped, and her father is a tour de force! Great writing! Naturally, not all of your books are as good. I am rereading the very good ones, I like. They have been a constant solace, for which i am grateful. The conviction that there always will be a happy ending is one of your books great attractions.
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oh the unmatchable joy you provide the brillance of the dialogue that you create you have added so much to my life all praise and all gratitude to you dear mary a true gift fom God never stop writing you are so totally needed by those of us with taste and dreas and hopes for smiles that leave our hearts God bless
I have read all your books that I could get hold of, and have enjoyed them. I especially enjoy the light elements of humour. Having just finished A Matter of Class, I felt moved to let you know how much I enjoyed the vivid characterization of the protagonists. Your books are great reading for late evening. THANK YOU.
I enjoy your books and your series, but Winifred is my favorite character. What are the names of the final adoptions of Camille and Joel?
Emma and Susan, twins, were the last to be adopted, Lex.
I love your Westcott series. Have you ever considered writing a story about Avery’s secretary. Perhaps he could fall in love with a titled lady?
I have considered it, Martha, though it will probably not happen.
I am a 72 year old woman who has been reading your books for years – sometimes 2-3 times. I can’t get enough of Wulfric! LOL Wanting to read more and more of them forced me to get into the e-books/audiobooks at the library. I was delighted to see that hoopla has most/all? of your early works. I just finished Truly. Although I am not really a fan of history, I was fascinated by the Rebecca Riots in Wales. Your hero in this book was terrific. I loved the whole Robin Hood/Zorro feel of it and the flawed humanity of Geraint. Thank you for the many hours of joy your writing has brought to my life.
With Warm Regards
Cobourg Ontario Canada
Hello again. I went back and read many of the comments. I see readers, like me, all over the world sometimes struggle to get more of your books. And like me, some don’t have unlimited funds. Although I consider computers a necessary evil, I forced myself to get digital as the only free way to get more of your books. I thought it might help others if I shared a bit more about my experience and provided a bit more information. I belong to 5 libraries: 3 in small towns within a 30 min drive of where I live in Cobourg Ontario Canada, 1 in Ajax Ontario (I have never been there. I only access their digital books) and 1 in Volusia County Florida (I pay $50Us Dollars yearly as a non-resident). I search and borrow on my laptop but read on my Samsung Tablet. These 2 devices are “synched” – which means that what I do on one, happens on the other. For those who may want to explore hoopla, I offer this as a possible useful starting point. https://www.hoopladigital.com/help
Warm Regards to all