Search Results: "Mary Balogh"


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ONLY BELOVED by Mary Balogh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Balogh wraps up her celebrated series with a perfect happy-ever-after for the older duke, his spinster bride, and the whole Survivors' Club."
When the Duke of Stanbrook announces his plans to marry spinster Dora Debbins, friends rally around them in celebration while an old nemesis swears vengeance against the couple, casting a shadow across their marriage. Read full book review >

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SOMEONE TO LOVE  by Mary Balogh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A pleasant read with no major surprises, the novel profits from the author's skill at illuminating the most profound (and burdensome) of human desires—to love and be loved."
An unexpected patrimony leads a young woman to love and family in this first installment of a new series by the beloved Regency romance author. Read full book review >

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THE ESCAPE by Mary Balogh
ROMANCE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Regency romance star Balogh continues her poignant Survivor's Club series with a quietly intense love story that speaks to open-heartedness, courage and faith in new beginnings."
Sir Benedict Harper is struggling to find his place in the world after his wounds force him out of the army; in helping his neighbor Samantha McKay escape her stifling in-laws, he expects to feel satisfaction but may find salvation. Read full book review >

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ONLY ENCHANTING by Mary Balogh
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Although it lacks pizzazz, Balogh's latest effort is a comfortably entertaining read."
A widow clinging to a safe, dull life falls in love with a former soldier recovering from a head injury in this entertaining novel. Read full book review >

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THE ARRANGEMENT by Mary Balogh
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Regency best-seller Balogh once again takes a standard romance trope and imbues it with heart, emotional intelligence and flawless authenticity."
After running away from home to escape his family's matchmaking, Vincent Hunt, Viscount Darleigh, is nearly caught in another marriage trap, then decides to marry the unassuming woman who rescues him. Read full book review >

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THE PROPOSAL by Mary Balogh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"Balogh contravenes the conventions of historical romance by introducing an ingredient the genre is not always known for: intelligence."
A widowed noblewoman and a lord with middle-class antecedents engage in a decidedly unconventional courtship. Read full book review >

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SOMEONE TO HOLD  by Mary Balogh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"This 'Cinderella' reversal story seethes with desire, painted paradoxically in the watercolor prose that is the hallmark of this author."
An unloving heroine in reduced circumstances, an orphan hero, and the gift of unconditional acceptance. Read full book review >

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ONLY A PROMISE by Mary Balogh
ROMANCE
Released: June 9, 2015

"An elegant, romantic exploration of the trauma of war and the healing power of love."
Fighting Napoleon, Ralph Stockwood suffered devastating loss and now feels dead inside, but as the sole heir to a dukedom, he needs a wife; when a family friend suggests they marry, she seems as good a choice as any, since love is off the table. Read full book review >

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MORE THAN A MISTRESS by Mary Balogh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2000

"A pleasant and agreeably sensual Regency romp, although nothing out of the ordinary."
The dashing Duke of Tresham wonders why he's so attracted to Jane Ingleby, the serving wench who nurses him back to health after a duel—until he figures out that her ladylike manner and accomplishments are the first clue to her real identity. Read full book review >

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MARY by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"The interesting conceit behind these illustrationsto take children's book figures and place them in formal icon-like posesworks well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A strongly religious book featuring 15 scenes from the life of Mary. Read full book review >

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MARY by Hillary Monahan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An urban legend too light on either gore or camp to be any fun. (Horror. 14-18)"
Four friends face the dire consequences of summoning the infamous Bloody Mary. Read full book review >

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MARY by Vladimir Nabokov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1970

"The story is a slight thing at best—a frail straw in the wind."
This is Nabokov's first novel (Mashenka), more properly novella, which is best read for its germinal indications of the later works to follow: particularly the theme of the emigre in transition which will be so triumphantly realized in another habitat, Pnin; and the retrospective refrains of Speak, Memory. Read full book review >