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Mary Balogh Books In Order

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Publication Order of Bedwyn Family Books

One Night for Love (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Summer to Remember (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slightly Married (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slightly Wicked (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slightly Scandalous (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slightly Tempted (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slightly Sinful (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slightly Dangerous (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Once Upon A Dream (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dark Angel Books

The Ideal Wife (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Precious Jewel (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Angel (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lord Carew's Bride (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Famous Heroine (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Plumed Bonnet (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Christmas Bride (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Dark Angel Books

Dark Angel(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lord Carew's Bride(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Famous Heroine(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Plumed Bonnet(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ideal Wife(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Precious Jewel(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Christmas Bride(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Denning-Mainwaring Books

A Chance Encounter (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wood Nymph (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse Books

Indiscreet (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unforgiven (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Irresistible (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Georgian Books

Heartless (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silent Melody (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Huxtable Quintet Books

First Comes Marriage (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Then Comes Seduction (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At Last Comes Love (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seducing an Angel (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Secret Affair (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mistress Books

More Than a Mistress (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Man's Mistress (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Now a Bride (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Mistress (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Mistress Books

The Secret Mistress(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Than a Mistress(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Man's Mistress(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Now a Bride(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Simply Quartet Books

Simply Unforgettable (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Simply Love (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Simply Magic (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Simply Perfect (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Stewart-Frazer Books

The First Snowdrop (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Belle (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sullivan Books

Courting Julia (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dancing with Clara (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tempting Harriet (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ravenswood Books

Remember Love (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Remember Me (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Always Remember (2024)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sommerville Family Books

with Suzanne Barclay
Knight Dreams (By: Suzanne Barclay) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knight's Lady (By: Suzanne Barclay) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knight's Honor (By: Suzanne Barclay) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knight's Ransom (By: Suzanne Barclay) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knights Divided (By: Suzanne Barclay) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knight's Rebellion (By: Suzanne Barclay) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knight's Rebellion (By: Suzanne Barclay) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gifts of Christmas (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Survivor's Club Books

The Proposal (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Suitor (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Arrangement (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Escape (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Only Enchanting (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Only a Promise (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Only a Kiss (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Only Beloved (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Waite Books

The Trysting Place (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Notorious Rake (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Counterfeit Betrothal (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Westcott Books

Someone to Love (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Someone to Hold (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Someone to Wed (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Someone to Care (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Someone to Trust (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Someone to Honor (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Someone to Remember (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Someone to Romance (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Someone to Cherish (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Someone Perfect (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Web Books

The Gilded Web (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Web of Love (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Web (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Promise of Spring (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Masked Deception (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Double Wager (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Red Rose (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Constant Heart (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gentle Conquest (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secrets of the Heart (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Unacceptable Offer (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ungrateful Governess (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daring Masquerade (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Gift of Daisies (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Obedient Bride (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lady with a Black Umbrella (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Incurable Matchmaker (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Unlikely Duchess (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Certain Magic (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snow Angel (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Pearl (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Beau (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond the Sunrise (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Christmas Promise (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deceived (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tangled (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longing (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Truly (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Temporary Wife (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thief of Dreams (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Waltz (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Matter of Class (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

No Ordinary Love (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under the Mistletoe (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Rogue's Downfall (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Day for Love (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Very Special Christmas (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Second Chances (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Love's Legacy(1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Regency Christmas(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Regency Christmas II(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Regency Valentine Vol. II(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Regency Valentine(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Regency Valentine II(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Regency Summer(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Full Moon Magic(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Regency Christmas III(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Regency Christmas IV(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tokens of Love(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rakes and Rogues(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moonlight Lovers(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Regency Christmas V(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From the Heart(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Regency Christmas VI(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blossoms(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dashing & Dangerous(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angel Christmas(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Regency Christmas VII(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Timeswept Brides(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Regency Christmas Feast(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Regency Christmas Carol(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captured Hearts(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Keepsakes(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Heart of Christmas(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bespelling Jane Austen(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Mary Balogh penned her first historical romance in 1983. That book, A Masked Deception, was published by Signet in 1985 and won a Romantic Times Award for Regency Best New Writer. Since then, she has written over 100 novels and numerous novellas, with her most famous being the New York Times bestselling Slightly Series, which follows the always intriguing Bedwyn siblings; and the Simply Series, which follows four teachers at Miss Martin’s School for Girls in Bath, England.

As a result of her incredible writing career, she has won many awards over the years, including the Borders Group Bestselling Historical of the Year, several Waldenbooks awards, two B. Dalton awards, and a Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award. Her novel, Simply Magic, was a finalist in the Quill Awards.

She was born Mary Jenkins in 1944 in postwar Swansea, Wales, UK, a town that had been heavily bombed and was still under rationing for a portion of her childhood. Though material possessions were few and life was sometimes difficult, Mary had a generally idyllic childhood, in part because of her active imagination.

When she and her older sister, Moira, were young, they had a collection of dolls they would always play with. It was in creating stories about these dolls that Mary first discovered her love of storytelling. She and Moira would fill notebooks with stories and talk about how they would become famous authors one day.

Before Mary Jenkins would become the famous author, Mary Balogh, she decided to become a teacher, as that was a practical goal. Upon graduation from university, she accepted a two-year teaching contract in the small prairie town in Saskatchewan, Canada. Halfway through her contract, she met her soon-to-be husband, Robert Balogh.

After marriage, Mary and Robert settled into the town of Kipling, Saskatchewan, where Mary continued to work as a teacher, eventually working up to the level of principal. They have three children and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

During Mary’s early marriage and young motherhood, she was a busy woman working full time as a teacher, devoted mother, and wife, but she always held on to the dream of being an author. When she first read a Georgette Heyer novel, which are well known Regency novels, she was enchanted and transported back in time. At that point, she knew that when she became a writer, it would be the romance and intrigue of Regency England that she wanted to write about.

She finally had her chance to start writing when Sian, her youngest child, was six years old. It wasn’t always easy trying to fit writing a novel in, between teaching and the general duties that come with being a wife and mother, but she managed to write A Masked Deception by hand at her dining room table.

With A Masked Deception, Mary Balogh did an amazing job of bringing the characters to life, creating a version of Regency England that could easily have been taken from a day in the life of Jane Austen. It is a story full of intrigue, as the seventh Earl of Brampton has an illicit affair with a passionate woman he meets at a masquerade ball. His affair with her is a means of escape from Margaret Wells, the seemingly boring wife that he was forced to marry.

Margaret Wells wears a mask to deceive her husband into falling for her persona as a passionate woman on the dance floor. Following the emotional upheavals as these characters find their way through social customs of the early 1800’s while trying to follow their hearts and own desires is an enchanting experience. It is clear why A Masked Deception won the award it did and is still a popular book.

One thing that Balogh does very well is create characters that people can relate to, even though the books take place in a time period that is so different from modern times. Regency England can sometimes be thought of as a time of rigid social structure and extreme excess on the part of aristocrats, but Balogh manages to create the less-than-ladylike characters and turn them into heroines that we relate to and root for.

Throughout Balogh’s books there are courtesans and fallen or otherwise ruined women alongside the traditional aristocrats that commonly grace historical fiction of this time period. This juxtaposition of characters can best be seen in her Slightly series, which follows the six wealthy Bedwyn brothers and sisters. Though they are very wealthy, they are all undoubtedly flawed, but only in the fact that they are human like the rest of us. Not only are they human, but they fall in love with unlikely characters throughout the series through a number of interesting events.

In the very first book of the series, Slightly Married, the Bedwyn getting married is Aidan, the second son, who gets married after making a promise to a dear friend who was on his death bed. The woman he marries is not only very independent and in no need of protection, but she lives on an estate where she cares for orphans and other down-on-their-luck types. Characters like that ultimately draw readers in and keep them coming back for more.

Balogh manages to consistently create stories that are wholly unique despite taking place in an era that is written about extensively. She also does a fantastic job at intertwining the lives of her characters throughout her different novels, making it feel as if these are historical documents rather than the stories of a truly great imagination.

The Slightly series is clearly a Bedwyn saga, with each sibling having their own novel devoted entirely to them, but when reading through other novels of hers such as A Summer to Remember, the Bedwyns, along with other supporting characters, can be found in the background as supporting characters. This type of imaginative story weaving makes it impossible to not want to read every novel Balogh has published.

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8 Responses to “Mary Balogh”

  1. Susan Bowen: 1 month ago

    I love Mary Balogh and Rosalyn Landor reading. I have eye issues and listen to audiobooks available to me in my iPad bookstore. I see that all of her books are on audible mostly kindle very few on iOS or downloadable on iPad.
    I have printed the list of her books and purchased the ones I could on my iPad, they are: Bedwyn Saga (6), Georgian (2), Horseman(3), Mistress (3), Simply (4), Survivors Club (7) MY favorite, Web (books 1&3), Westcott (9), Beyond the Sunrise (book5), Longing.
    I would love to continue listening to her books on my ipad. If there is a way I am not aware of, please share. If not please consider making them available for download on ipad. I’m 65 and have always enjoyed reading. As you can see , I’ve invested a good deal of money. Reading is one of my last favorite joys.
    God Bless you and your talent,

  2. Mo kilburg: 2 months ago

    I have just read SOMEONE PERFECT. I have read all of the Wescott books.

    When will you have the Wescott series book for Bertrand Lamarr?

  3. Pam: 4 months ago

    Wonderfully organized list of Mary’s book. And I love your beautiful summary of her life and career.

    • Graeme: 4 months ago

      Thanks Pam 🙂

  4. Patricia L. Eck: 8 months ago

    Write faster Mary. Have read all your books and am always on the list at the library for your next one. Thanks for many enjoyable moments.

  5. Nita B. Phillips: 1 year ago

    I am a new reader of your books – and simply love them. Historical romance is a favorite of mine. I have just finished “Someone to Romance” from the Westcott series. I am keeping a list of all your books that I have read so that I can find any that our library does not carry. Thank you for your talent.

  6. Marie: 1 year ago

    I found the Proposal in the little green Libray last week. Read four more of the survivors series.
    They are very enjoyable thank you

  7. Gordon Dixon: 2 years ago

    I have been reading your books for about five to ten years I so enjoy your books so much and collecting them as I go.please keep writing and I cannot wait until I can go out and buy more This is about my fifth ever email so you should feel honoured Keep safe and well Gordon


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