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Thank you so much for visiting my web site. Do please leave a message in my guest book. I always love to hear what readers have to say, and I know that other people like to browse here too. I have to approve every message before it appears below, and so there may be a short delay before you see what you have posted. And before I approve a message, I strip away the email address so that it will not be displayed here for all to see. But I will answer you first and add you to my mailing list. I look forward to hearing from you!


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Posted On 08-05-2014 3:53 PM
Name: Jenny Thompson
City/State or Province: York
Country: United Kingdom
Comment: Dear Mary I would just like to leave a quick message about 'The Escape'. This book touched me in a way I had not expected. I myself was involved in a very bad car accident with a drunk driver which left me on crutches for years afterwards (I was only 21 the time). I have now escaped these but I live with the knowledge that I shall never run again and that movement will forever be clumsy and sore, apart from when I am in water of course, there is nothing like it to lift the spirits... in water I can actually jump :) . I got married earlier this year and a crowning achievement for me was that I (like Ben) was able to do a very slow waltz (luckily a big dress meant that no one could see my flailing feet!!) which moved some of my family to tears. Your portrayal of Ben was very accurate to the feelings and frustrations that I have. It is now 7 years since my accident and I am still getting my life back on track again in so many ways. I still mourn the loss of my early 20's as while my friends jetted off across the globe I learnt how to walk again(I, like Ben, am also determined that there are still improvements to be made)and learnt to accept that I would need a career change. I was shocked when I read on your blog that you simply put yourself in your characters shoes. I was convinced when reading 'The Escape' that you must have spoken to people in a similar situation. You are obviously an incredibly talented woman. Thank you so much for writing this story and in fact the whole Survivors series as it is nice to see perfect love can happen to those who society could perceive as imperfect. After my experiences I never thought I would marry and I thank my blessings every day in finding someone who loved me and accepted me for who I was regardless of mental or physical scars. But as he always points out... he never knew the person I was before and it is the woman I am now that he fell in love with. Anyway I think I have rambled on for long enough. But I just wanted to say thank you so much for writing such a beautiful book which I could connect with on such a personal level. I look forwards to reading the rest of the Survivors Club series as it is written. But until then I still have lots of your other books that I haven't read yet to keep me entertained (I only discovered your works a couple of years ago and there are so many of them) Best wishes Jenny

Posted On 07-30-2014 9:43 PM
Name: KATHIE FELLER
City/State or Province: GREYBULL, WY
Country: USA
Comment: I love your books. I love your characters and the continuing stories..I love series. Thank you for all your hard work and creativity.

Posted On 07-24-2014 10:58 AM
Name: Angie Demos
Country: U.S.A.
Comment: Dear Mrs. Balogh, I'm wondering whether the Christmas stories you've written so far will be published in one book ? I currently have "Under the Mistletoe", but as you know, it contains only a few of your stories. It would be wonderful if another anthology could be published of the stories that are not in "Under the Mistletoe", if not all of them together. Thank you and have a great day, Angie

Posted On 07-17-2014 7:52 PM
Name: Hope Morrissett
City/State or Province: Colorado
Country: USA
Comment: Hi Mary; I am a long time reader and a number of years ago I made an effort to collect all of your books to that point (many now sadly crumbling a bit).  So you know that I have really appreciated your stories, especially plots that have characters deal with real issues, especially historically accurate issues.  You, I believe, are the most conscientious about those aspects of your stories.  Now I'm old enough that my eyes no longer function well enough to be able to read print for long periods of time.  I still am buying your books as ebooks when they come out to be able to have them when my old books are dust, but more and more I'm listening to audiobooks.  I had a few of your audiobooks in my wishlist and meant to buy them when I could.  Then several of them simply disappeared off of Audible, shown as no longer available!  Your new books come out on audio, but I really miss your older books, there were so many special and heartwarming stories.  Is there any chance at all that your publishers will go into your back list and start filling out your whole (enormous!) set of stories?  Georgette Heyer's books are getting released on audio bit by bit, so I'm hoping that a similar choice will be made for your books.  Even with so many new romances on the shelves, yours stand out and deserve to be available for all readers, even those of us whose eyesight is going on us.  Also, thank you for your continued productivity; it's nice to look ahead to see that there is more to come.
With scads of appreciation, Hope

Posted On 07-08-2014 10:58 PM
Name: Michele Gavin
City/State or Province: Portales, NM
Country: USA
Comment: Just wanted to say thank you for all the wonderful stories you have given us. When I get one of your books I have to really be careful because I get so caught up that I forget about everything else. Your writing transports me to another time. Again, just thank you so much.

Posted On 06-23-2014 5:13 PM
Name: mamta
Country: uk
Comment: Hi! I would just like to find out whether there are plans to have the Berwyn series out as e books. It would really be nice to have all it books as e books as they are so much easier to read and take with u. If there are no plans then it is a mighty shame as everyone must move with the times. I now only buy e-books so the money I would have spent buying it books will go elsewhere xx

Posted On 06-22-2014 11:07 AM
Name: Evelyn Christianson
City/State or Province: central Iowa
Country: USA
Comment:

Dear Ms. Balogh,

Please feel free to truncate/edit this if you choose to post it into your guestbook where other reader fans will see it, because I wouldn't want my question to you about Berwick to wrongly appear to imply any criticism of the book itself. I simply have a question about one element of the reading done by Proposal's voice talent, Ms. De Leeuw.


May I ask if you requested that Rebecca De Leeuw, audiobook narrator of The Proposal, read Berwick as burr-wick (“w” voiced) instead of using its normal Brit pronunciation bear-ik, or were Ms. De Leeuw's pronunciations decided upon without seeking your input as the author, either by her or by someone at Recorded Books?


The apparent mispronunciation of Berwick struck me as a rather odd choice, particularly since both the names Ralph and Trentham were pronounced traditionally, very suitable for the when and the where of the novel's setting. As characters in that era and from the locations of the novel's setting, Ralph would indeed sound like Rafe (e.g. Ralph Fiennes), and since these characters are Brits not New Zealanders, Trentham would have a silent h, thus a t-sound rather than the th-sound of anthropology.


Although I've read Proposal and Arrangement in print (as well as virtually everything on your backlist!), as well as “The Suitor” on Nook, thus far regarding audio I've only listened to The Proposal but not yet to The Arrangement. It may be that perhaps my question has already been in essence answered there. I'm preordering The Escape in print and later this summer I plan purchase Arrangement and Escape from Audible. I must confess, print copies are still my favorite while at home or tucked into my purse to while away any stray moments, but audiobooks are enjoyable especially for hands-occupied times such as driving.


By the way, and this has no relation to my question above about Berwick – are you aware that your surname Balogh is in Debrett's now? I happened to be looking up something else when I noticed it and immediately thought of all of your wonderful books and short fictions. http://www.debretts.com/forms-address/surname-pronunciation


With thanks and respect for your top-class work, for the decades of enjoyment which I've had reading you,

Sincerely,

Evelyn Christianson

ejchri@yahoo.com

June 22, 2014





Posted On 06-18-2014 12:22 AM
Name: Tracey
City/State or Province: Buffalo, ny
Country: Usa
Comment: I'm waiting impatiently for Wulfrics story to be available from the library. The time is dragging by slower than my time on a treadmill.

Posted On 06-06-2014 11:02 PM
Name: Tracey
City/State or Province: Buffalo, NY
Country: USA
Comment: Thank goodness I don't sleep much! More time for reading your incredibly addictive novels. I'm just thinking how splendid a film "The Famous Heroine" would make. Really, the scene with the poodles? I was snorting! Have you ever written screenplays?

Posted On 06-02-2014 10:33 PM
Name: Tracey
City/State or Province: Buffalo, NY
Country: USA
Comment: Well you've done it again! Another semi-sleepless night with a Mary B classic. This time it was "No Man's Mistress". Genius stroke of Ferdie's virginity. Made me think dirty thoughts about the kid who bags my groceries. These books are addictive!

Posted On 05-09-2014 12:19 AM
Name: Roxanne Balogh
City/State or Province: Bremerton, Washington
Country: USA
Comment: As you can see, my last name is Balogh, actually I am borrowing from my husband, Wayne, and his mother's name is Mary. She lives in Louisville, KY. His father's name is Louis Edward, he lives in Denver, CO. His family is Hungarian and quite a few settled in Cleveland, OH. Coincidence?

Posted On 05-06-2014 2:26 PM
Name: bibiana
City/State or Province: distrito federal
Country: méxico
Comment: Hi Mary,

My english it's not good. Here in México there are very few books, still, ¡¡¡ I love your hystories!!, and I look forward to publishing the amount everyone.

Each of your
stories is one that makes me happier, ¡¡thanks for writing!
!! My book favorite is "SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS", I love Wulfric Bedwin

Thanks for your time, :)

Posted On 05-01-2014 5:24 PM
Name: Leah
City/State or Province: Farmington
Country: USA
Comment: I love your Simply series and have recently reread them. I kept thinking when I read Simply Perfect that David Jewel and Lizzie Pickford would have a great story. I have read some of your other books but not all, so I have no idea if I am stating something already done. However, if it is not I would really enjoy something about those two.

Posted On 04-26-2014 3:35 PM
Name: Cecilia
Country: Italy
Comment: Dear Mrs. Balogh,

After many recommendations, I tried one of your novels, The Secret Pearl, and I was completely hooked on it. I finished it in two days and I've now started A Precious Jewel. I'm leaving you this message to let you know that I did a little drawing for Fleur and Adam in The Secret Pearl: http://dotofink.tumblr.com/post/83836130358/afternoon-practice-fleur-hamilton-and-adam-kent
Thank you for providing me such a delightful entertaiment in what would otherwise have been a quite lonely week..

Posted On 04-23-2014 3:11 PM
Name: Liz Joyce
City/State or Province: Dartmouth, N.S.
Country: Canada
Comment: I recently discovered your books and have been on quite a Mary Balogh jag ever since :) Thank heavens for my  local library as well as Kobo. The Proposal was the first of your novels that I read (devoured), and since then I have devoured many more. I'm glad reading is a calorie-free indulgence.

Posted On 04-15-2014 3:05 PM
Name: Laura
City/State or Province: Lancaster, PA
Country: US
Comment: I wish more of your books were available on audio.  I have every one I can find as I cannot see well enough to read well.  Please, please, please, see that more of your delightful stories can be made available for those of whose eyes are going!  Thanks.

Posted On 03-11-2014 5:05 PM
Name: Barbara
City/State or Province: Smithville, MO
Country: USA
Comment: Ive been reading your books for years and am glad to say I have copies of almost every one of them.  I have read them so many times they are getting  tattered.
I am one who is glad to see them published in ebook form.  I have a backup copy  :)   I am looking forward to INDISCREET being published in ebook.  Hope that is coming soon.
My favorites I think are your Christmas stories.  I  read those every year to get me in the spirit so to speak.   They have everything you could want to embody Christmas-family, love,  personal sacrifices for family members, hope, forgiveness and redemption.
Look forward to more of you wonderful stories.

Posted On 03-07-2014 5:16 PM
Name: Katie
City/State or Province: Pennsylvania
Country: USA
Comment: Hi, I just wanted to say I really enjoy your books!I have read the BBedwyn prequels, The Bedwyn books, and The Huxtables. I am just starting the "Simply" series and I was really excited to see Sydnam has a story. My other favorite character was Hector from "Slightly Dangerous". I was wondering if he has a story or if you have one planned for him? Anyway, thanks for writing! Katie

Posted On 02-06-2014 12:40 AM
Name: BJ Todd
City/State or Province: Oelwein, Iowa
Country: USA
Comment: A comment about E-Book Only Publishing. I know, at one time, you expressed that you know there are a lot of readers who don't like e-books. I have never understood why they would only publish in e-book formats. I personally like holding the book in my hand but, other than that I feel it is not, at this time, a good idea for only e-book formats. Not everyone can purchase an electronic device to read this format, there are numerous formats and no universal device to read them all, and once you purchase this e-book and your electronic device quits working and you lose your file, not only do you have to purchase another device but, you will probably have to repurchase the e-book, again. To bad publishers prefer this possibility for profit purposes. I work with computers and etc. and know that electronic companies think the same way. If there was a way to guarantee performance of devices, I wouldn't be so disappointed when they choose to publish a book in e-book format. This has happened to me recently and is very frustrating because I happen to be a reader that re-reads my books, numerous times. So, if anyone else complains about e-books, it's probably because of one of these reasons. I posted this incase there was anyone out there who didn't understand the disappointment of e-book format only.

Posted On 02-01-2014 1:56 PM
Name: ELIZABETH HERMANN
City/State or Province: Hillsdale
Country: USA
Comment: I have been steadily reading through the Bedwyns, the Huxtables, The Survivors' Club and the Simply series. It is very difficult to keep track of all the characters and how they are connected to each other. It would greatly enhance my enjoyment of these books if you could provide a "family tree" of these families. One reads the novels over a period of time and forgets exactly who is who. It would also help if you could put the books sequences on the titles or somewhere, maybe linked to the family tree. Your characterization is very realistic and gives depth to the novels! Thank you! These novels are addictive. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Posted On 12-26-2013 5:48 PM
Name: Laura
City/State or Province: Munich
Country: Germany
Comment: Hallo again Mrs. Balogh, I wrote to you some time ago. Thanks for answering back then. :-) I´m always happy when an author I admire responds to my message. I found myself coming back today after having finished A Counterfeit Betrothal. It was a wonderful read. I found myself reading some parts aloud, just to see if I could make my voice sound like Sophias´ every time she called Francis a toad, or snake, or...whatever. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and I will read A Notorious Rake right after it, just to find out if Edmond is as amusing as Francis. I started reading your books when I was about 17 or 18 years old. A time, where the only romantic books I tolerated were Twilight and The Anita Blake novels (because of the sexual content :-D) Nowadays I pride myself on owning almost every single book you have ever written, except for those written before I was born, but they are coming out soon I heard and I´m looking forward to it a lot. Through you, I started reading other authors such as Hannah Howell and Lisa Kleypas. One could say you have expanded my horizon (is that even the right idiom?) and when I write on occasion I sometimes ask myself how you would write this particular sentence or how you would describe that particular situation. Nowadays I am entirely too unhappy with my life. I´ve had some very big disappointments at my job. I used to love it, now I am not so sure anymore. Reading is about one of very little things that keep me sane. I have been thinking about actually doing something else for a change. And for one of those things, I would kindly ask your permission. I have wanted for some time now to expand my youtube channel where I read my own written stories (fan fictions) and post song covers of songs I love. I am planning on reviewing some of your books, if not all I own and will own once they are out again. I´d like to read some of the passages that were really entertaining, or heartbreaking or made me smile for whatever reason. I would like my followers to perhaps understand my love for your books, perhaps even return it. I would like to share one of the things that keeps me sane and happy when all else fails. One of the things that never fails to cheer me up, is the fact, that your books always have a happy ending. Happy endings is not something I have experienced in my still too short life. Unhappy endings depress me to no end. I would be delighted to hear from you again. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Stay healthy and happy. Yours Truly Laura PS: Greetings also from my vocal teacher, who doesn´t really speak too much English but still borrows all your books from me. So far she prefers to read your books over any others and claims her English has improved tremendously since then. :-) I will have to go find The Huxtable series and the Slightly series before January for her. They are my absolute favourites!

Posted On 12-16-2013 2:08 PM
Name: Tricia
City/State or Province: Oxfordshire
Country: UK
Comment:

Dear Mary,

I have only very recently discovered your books; I started with More Than a Mistress and was hooked! I’ve now read a further seven (mainly from the Huxtable series) and have really enjoyed them. In my opinion, writing about the Regency period, you are up there with Georgette Heyer.

 As I read on my Kindle I was disappointed to see that not all of your books are available in this format; is it likely that this will change soon? I do hope so.

 You asked for recommendations for crime writers; a couple of my favourite authors in this genre are:

Ian Rankin; modern day Edinburgh based detective John Rebus; these books have a great sense of place and are filled with sly humour.

C. J. Sansom; Tudor lawyer cum detective Matthew Shardlake; an engaging, principled character who is a bit of an outsider because he suffers from a hunchback (a sign of evil in Tudor times).

 With all best wishes.


Posted On 12-10-2013 3:20 PM
Name: Margaret DeHoff
City/State or Province: Ohio
Country: United States
Comment: First off - I think you're one of the best romance novelists out there! Secondly - I just finished reading 'A Christimas Promise' and couldn't be happier. I'm expecting my second child two days after Christmas and could think of no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to settle-in with a lovely regency novel. This was just perfect and so well written. Thank you for a delightful Christmas treat!!!

Posted On 12-09-2013 1:58 AM
Name: Julie Stevens
City/State or Province: Garland, TX
Country: United States
Comment: I have only recently found your books starting with "The Gilded Web". I had to look you up on the internet to find out if there were more stories to go along with this book! Very, very happy to see the titles, can't wait to find out what happens to James Purnell!! Off to the library tomorrow to see what I can find!!I love series books were the reader gets to know the other characters and is able to see what happens with them!

Posted On 12-08-2013 3:47 PM
Name: Patricia
Comment: I am SO glad to have found you, an author I can enjoy reading! Since this weekend is the first time on your site, I have only read a few blog entries. I LOVED your November blog about too much sex in books, these days. I have been complaining, asking what happened to "clean" romance? I have loved romantic suspense/mystery, since I was a teenager, and read authors like Mary Stewart and Phyllis Whitney. You don't have to exploit/be graphic with sex, to write a good book! Just looking at the image on the cover causes me to avoid many books! I LOOK FORWARD TO READING YOUR BOOKS. Thank you!

Posted On 11-17-2013 5:04 AM
Name: Jetta
City/State or Province: Vancouver
Country: Canada
Comment: Thanks for all your wonderful books. I just found your works a few months ago and have been reading your books everyday/night. I read most of your new series, most from kindle, but also borrowed the non-kindle version from my library. I particularly love your early works, Truly is one of my most favorites. Unfortunately I borrowed the book from the library and have to return it soon. Will you, in  a near future, re-publish this book or print it in kindle. I read from several of your fans' comments, they seem to ask for republishing your early books. I hope you will consider the idea. Thank you. My best.


Posted On 10-26-2013 1:15 AM
Name: Barb Kasiewicz
City/State or Province: McCoy, Colorado
Country: USA
Comment: Living in a tiny town of 30 people in the mountains, I have a lot of free time to devote to my love of books, thank goodness. Not onlu having a Kindle to read on, I have 5 bookcases overflowing in the living room and at least one in each of the 2 bedrooms and computer room! Luckily my husband likes to read also, ha ha.
I can lose myself easily in the Regency period, as well as historical novels based in Scotland , Ireland and Wales. Your novels are especially entertaining,to the point that I hate  to turn out the light at night! I love the Christmas ones the best.. Gets me in the mood for the holidays.Keep up the great work,

Posted On 10-08-2013 2:34 PM
Name: Kristin Clark
City/State or Province: North Kingstown, RI
Country: U.S.A.
Comment: Whoops! Just read your "Coming Up" area and saw that "Silent Melody" is going to be reissued next year -- yay! Keeping my fingers crossed regarding "The Obedient Bride".

Posted On 10-08-2013 1:41 PM
Name: Kristin Clark
City/State or Province: North Kingstown, RI
Country: U.S.A.
Comment: Just re-read "The Proposal". I love your books so much. There is such heart, wisdom, and love to them. I'll bet your former students adored you. I have almost all of your books. Will "The Obedient Bride" be reissued at some point in the future? And, "Silent Melody"? I'd like to have sturdier copies of those two. I have talked up your books to relatives who are skeptical regarding the worth of romance novels. You do the genre proud. P.S. I love the wickedly clever way in which you portray selfish, whiny characters through their dialogue -- it reminds me strongly of Jane Austen. And, I love the high-brow humor you convey through the dialogue of characters you like, such as Flavian of The Survivors' Club. I haven't seen any other author construct humorous dialogue in quite the manner that you do. So enjoyable.

Posted On 10-05-2013 10:39 AM
Name: Patricia
Country: Canada
Comment: Dear Mary,

I have just had the pleasure to read 'The Arrangement'.  Once again, you have presented a lovely story which enables one to break away from today's toils and strife. 

I am very glad you did not restore Vincent's sight.  You have made a statement to the effect that people with disabilities can live full and rewarding lives.  Your next novel, The Affair, looks like it will follow along the same lines.  Looking forward to reading it.

Thank you.


Posted On 10-03-2013 8:30 AM
Name: Linda
City/State or Province: Cleveland, OH
Country: USA
Comment: I just finished reading the excerpt of "The Escape" and can't wait for it to come out. I'm a huge fan of your books since I was introduced to them in the last few years by a fellow fan. I've bought most of the current ones and ferreted out many of the older titles in secondary markets and have loved many of those too.

I'm enjoying the new series and really like the direction "The Escape" takes in the sample for us to savor. Really looking forward to this and to having an update on the earlier couples we've come to know.

Thanks for all your hard work that brings so much pleasure.

Posted On 09-26-2013 10:25 PM
Name: Violet Bilbao
City/State or Province: Quezon City
Country: Philippines
Comment: Good day to you! I am a Creative Writing major in the University of the Philippines. I've been a fan of your work for years, and today I want to ask you about the process of how you write/flesh out the character of your heroes, especially in The Arrangement and Seduction of An Angel, both of your novels which I would like to use for my term paper for my elective (a course which study romance novels). I hope you can send me a message about this. Thank you very much!

Posted On 09-25-2013 2:35 PM
Name: Bob Calhoun
City/State or Province: Tequesta, Fl
Country: USA
Comment: OK. I finally got it to work. I think I have been doing most of my email on my tablets and that seems to be where the problem was. I'll have to use my laptop for this.

Love your books and hate to be a problem so maybe now I can enter some of your games without being a pest. Any idea how I can send a picture or do I need an email address? Let's face it, some of your puns deserve an answer. A groan isn't sufficient.

Love ya,
Bob C

Posted On 09-19-2013 9:10 PM
Name: Jez
City/State or Province: Sydney
Country: Australia
Comment: There is only a small selection of your books available as e-books at amazon_australia. Are there any plans for making more available? I'd really like the full-set of Bedwyn-related novels.

 


Posted On 09-19-2013 2:05 AM
Name: Jennifer
Comment: I just finished reading Then Comes Seduction and while I really enjoyed the first book in the Huxtables series, I absolutely fell in love with both Katherine and Jasper in this book. Their love and laughter was infectious and I found myself not being able to put the book down. Out of about 100 romance novels (not exaggerating :P) that I own, this one has now made it to one of my top favorites. Keep up the amazing work and thank you!

Posted On 09-18-2013 1:36 PM
Name: Maria Millner
City/State or Province: NEW MEXICO
Country: USA
Comment: Dear Mary: Once again I would like to say that I've enjoyed your books so very much...like so many other women. Perhaps you don't remember this, but about a year or a little less ago, I told you how my dream was return to England and possibly to Wales as well. I had no idea how I could do it at the time, but I put an enormous historical map of England and Wales in the correct corner of my living room according to Feng Shui...haha, but guess what, it worked. My dear son gave me the plane fare, and I've been able to save up the rest so that on October 15 (my birthday), I'll be flying to England with a stop over in Dublin, and I'll get to spend 9 days in Britain taking day trips on the Britrail from Stratford. What a birthday present!!! I hope that I can also get to Wales somehow...at least as far as Tintern Abby, which was already a hallowed shrine and touristic treasure even during the Regency period of which you write. You sent me back a note wishing me well, and I just wanted to share my happy news with you. Well, dear, all the best, and keep the great books coming...Maria

Posted On 08-28-2013 11:15 AM
Name: elaine bishop
City/State or Province: Bristol
Country: England
Comment: Hi Mary,

I found it !!!  The quote in "Simply Love".  Page 87 Lady Rosthorn to David.  "The real meaning of things lies deep down and the real meaning of things is always beautiful because it is simply love."

Wow, needed to think about that one a bit but deffinately worth thinking about.  Great book!

Elaine


Posted On 08-28-2013 10:40 AM
Name: elaine bishop
City/State or Province: Bristol
Country: England
Comment: Hi Mary,

I'm actually here to ask for help.  "Simply Love", I've just read it.  Fantastic book nearly as good as "A Matter of Class" which I think was the best historical romance ever.

Anyway, I am taking an NVQ3, as I doubt you know what that is it's a qualification which I'm taking through work.  Part of my work is to write a review and comment on other reviews for my chosen book.  I choose "Simply Love".  Now I know that the title comes from a quote in the book, something along the lines of everything comes down to simply love.  I've scanned back and forth through the book for this quote and cannot find it.  I thought it was made to Anne by the lady painter whose name escapes me at the moment but it's not where I thought it was.  Please, please can you tell me the quote and the person who said it.  The page number would be great.  It's driving me mad.  I know I read it.

Keep up the good work,

Elaine


Posted On 08-19-2013 5:10 PM
Name: Elaine
City/State or Province: Florida
Country: USA
Comment: Dear Author,
The Proposal is the very first book written by you and  I LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT.
I cheered, cried and laughed, started the book last night and finished this afternoon.  Thank you for a very enjoyable  24 hours.

Posted On 08-08-2013 9:18 PM
Name: Lisa White
City/State or Province: London, Ontario
Country: Canada
Comment: Hi Mary, I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your books. They were some of the first historical romance books that I read and I have been hooked ever since. In fact Silent Melody is one of my all-time favourite books. I still read it a few times a year, especially when I need a feel-good book to cheer me up. Thank you for writing these amazing books that bring happiness to readers like me. I'm sure I'll still be reading your books over and over years from now and they will still bring a smile to my face every time.

Posted On 08-01-2013 10:00 AM
Name: Ria Cheyne
City/State or Province: Liverpool
Country: UK
Comment: Dear Mrs Balogh, I'm a big fan of your books, and I'm also an academic specialising in genre fiction and disability in literature. I recently published an article about your work and I wondered if you would be interested in seeing a copy. The details are: Ria Cheyne, 'Disability Studies Reads the Romance'. Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies 7.1 (2013): 47-53 Abstract As the most popular of the popular genres, romance novels are an important site of investigation for cultural disability studies, a field concerned with the effects that representations of disability have on the world. The article explores the productive potentials of a dialogue between cultural disability studies and popular romance studies. With a focus on selected novels by Mary Balogh, a bestselling author of historical romance, the argument is that the frequent use of disabled characters, and the way in which those characters are depicted, positions all disabled characters as potential romantic actants, and encourages readers to reflect critically upon how they conceptualize disability. Like most articles in academic journals, it's behind a paywall, but I would be very happy to send you a hard copy. I'm also working on a book on disability in genre fiction, under contract with Liverpool University Press, where I discuss your work. I look forward to continuing to enjoy your work (as a reader) and to write about it (as a scholar). Best wishes, Ria Dr Ria Cheyne Lecturer in English Literature Liverpool Hope University

Posted On 07-07-2013 11:39 PM
Name: Judith Anderson
City/State or Province: AZ
Country: USA
Comment: Oh, no.  My message was lost.  I am visually impaired and have trouble with validation codes.

Finished The Proposal tonight, and I was so impressed by how Hugo's struggle with PTSD was written. Having dealt with this I know how the truth of what one is thinking just comes blurting out, unfiltered.

Characters who do not deserve books or happy ending but might deserve each other are the new Lord Muir, Grayson, and Vera Parkinson.  Some disaster might force this to happen.


Posted On 06-30-2013 12:30 PM
Name: Dorothy D'Auria
City/State or Province: Matawan, NJ
Country: United States
Comment: I have become a huge fan after reading many of your wonderful stories over the last year. My favorites are More Than A Mistress and The Secret Pearl. I would like to enter your online contest but am not sure how to do this. I still have much catching up to do but please keep your wonderful stories coming!

Posted On 06-17-2013 4:54 PM
Name: Linda Thompson
Country: UK
Comment: Dear Mary

I was interested to read your comments on the beta male heroes in your novels.

I think it is refreshing to have a hero like this, after all beauty is in the eye of the beholder and good looks will fade but a mans character and personality will be much longer lasting!

I was wondering whether it would be harder for an author to write about a heroine who was a beta female!!

I know one of your characters ( I think she was called Lady Gwendoline) had a limp as a result of a riding accident. The regency high society seemed to set such a high value on good looks and large fortunes!

Have you ever thought of having a hero and heroine who are more mature in years for example.

By the way, I was thinking why I did not like the mass market cover with the guy on the front! I have come to the conclusion that it is because he looks different from the picture i have of the hero in my mind!

I guess, as readers, we all have different pictures of the characters in our minds which is why books are so much better than TV !

kind regards


Posted On 06-14-2013 2:35 PM
Name: Genie Bridwell
City/State or Province: Portland OR
Country: USA
Comment: Thank you for your letting us know how you will handle the comments we send to you. It was reassuring to know that you will take such care with our contact information.

I am a new reader and have been reading the Bedwyn series. I just found A Matter of Class and decided to read it within an hour of getting home. I didn't get up again until I finished it. I enjoyed it tremendously and especially liked reading about the past in between chapters about the present. Near the end, I had a sudden thought about a possible ending. I was right! I was so excited for Reggie and Anna and their families.

Now I have a list of all your books so I will be sitting down and reading them, and reading them.


Posted On 06-11-2013 11:17 AM
Name: Despie Stefos
City/State or Province: FL
Country: USA
Comment: Hello Mrs. Balogh,

I have begun to read The Secret Pearl, the only one of your many books so far, and just chose it at random among all your stand-alone novels. I noticed however, there's no date as to the setting. Is it Regency ? Victorian ? Thank you for your help.

 

Despie


Posted On 06-04-2013 11:08 PM
Name: Ev Bedard
City/State or Province: Saratoga Sprs, NY
Country: USA
Comment: Hi, I tried to enter the contest on your blog but couldn't figure out how to do it??
I enjoy the series that keep characters alive more than for one book & we learn what happened in lives of other characters.  I really like the Survivers Series because not all are perfect (mentally, physically or emotionally) yet they deserve a lifetime of happiness & love, too.  Thanks

Posted On 06-04-2013 5:15 PM
Name: Sharon
City/State or Province: Weatherford, TX
Country: USA
Comment: I really enjoy your writing, especially the stories about average-looking female protagionists (e.g. Lady Mornington) who are brave enough to be themselves and still get the guy anyway. Yay!

I so wish I had an English teacher like you when I was in high school.


Posted On 06-02-2013 3:35 PM
Name: Jasmine White
City/State or Province: Denmark SC
Country: United states
Comment: Your site is epic and I love it. I'm an English Major at Voorhees College and I was hoping you had some helpful tips for me. I want to be a writer while teaching school.

Posted On 05-31-2013 7:32 PM
Name: Susan N
City/State or Province: Oklahoma
Comment: I love your new website.  It is fabulous!!

Posted On 05-30-2013 1:12 PM
Name: jen
City/State or Province: New york
Comment: I love your books especially the Bedwyn series and the ones in which the Bedwyns show up. I was wondering if you have family trees for your series because there are times that it gets confusing who is related to whom and how.

Posted On 05-21-2013 10:52 PM
Name: May Cottrell
City/State or Province: Joplin, Missouri
Country: USA
Comment: You asked what stories we would like to see printed from your past  and I was not  aware of how many you have written..I have only been reading them for about 2 or 3 years... But I looked at all you have written and I am thrilled that there are so many to find.. So I wish you would start back and have your favorites put back in print... I also have a Kindle ,  so I wouldn't mind getting some on that as well   ....I will be looking forward to anyy I can find.....


Posted On 05-19-2013 7:31 PM
Name: Louise Pacheco
City/State or Province: Oceanside, CA
Country: USA
Comment: I found the scrolling on your booklists impossible to maneuver. One barely touches it and the scrolling runs a marathon. I couldn't get enough control to click on the right book. I much prefered the list on your previous site before you redesigned it.

Posted On 05-19-2013 7:16 PM
Name: Louise Pacheco
City/State or Province: Oceanside, CA
Country: USA
Comment: Dear Mary,

I've written before and again: I love your books! I've been reading them since the late 80;s.

Books I'd like to see in print again:

Heartless, Unforgiven, Secrets of the Heart, Lord Carew's Bride, An Un acceptable Offer, The Unwanted Governess---in that order with Heartless first. .

One comment: I've noticed that the cover of THE PROPOSAL in paperback is different than the hardcover cover. I LOVE the cover of the hardcover. The cover of the paperback does bother me. Romance has such a bad reputation--it is trash. To me, of course, it is NOT that at all, especially, ESPECIALLY your books. BUT the covers give such a different message than what is IN the book. The hardcover cover of THE PROPOSAL reflects what I feel the book is like. But the paperback edition to me looks like a lot of sexy, 'trashy' beefcake.  I know the author has no say in covers but I would really like to put in my two cents worth here in case it just might create change somewhere. I really wish covers like the paperback THE PROPOSAL were not used for your books. Not only do they give the genre a bad name and perpetuate that bad name, it does NOT reflect what the book is about. I do not read your books for the sex, but for the loving development of a relationship and the surrounding loving relationships. It's the love, real love, that draws me to your books.

Maybe you like these cover types. If so, I don't mean to offend. :)


Posted On 05-05-2013 5:18 PM
Name: Judith Anderson
City/State or Province: Phoenix, AZ
Country: USA
Comment:

I am so enjoying the dual versions of your older books and getting caught up on things I had somehow missed.

My only issue is that I bought the newly released A Counterfeit Betrothal and The Notorious Rake yesterday and finished them both in less than 11 hours. So, now, what to read next?  When an atmosphere of a book has been so intense, it is hard to switch gears to something else.

The themes about pride and the developed habit of holding on to feeling wronged preventing reconciliation and forgiveness in these two books is so important.

I especially enjoyed the parents story in A Counterfeit Betrothal.

Thank you so much for writing and sharing such stories.

 


Posted On 04-30-2013 12:26 PM
Name: Bee Ridgway
City/State or Province: Philadelphia, PA
Country: USA
Comment: Hello -- I wrote you a thank you note years ago because I found your treatment of a lesbian couple so refreshingly sympathetic.  Now I'm writing to say that my first novel, THE RIVER OF NO RETURN, which is partly a Regency, was published last week -- so this is another thank you.  Your marvelous prose, your delicate characterizations, your pursuit of the precise, human reason for every action -- all such an inspiration to me -- thank you.  I reread SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS last night to give myself a treat, and it's just perfect.

Posted On 04-27-2013 9:08 AM
Name: molina
City/State or Province: robion
Country: france
Comment: I HAVE BOUGHT ON AMAZON YOUR NEXT BOOK THE ARRANGEMENT FOR NEXT AUGUST I HAD SOME PROBLEMS FOR CHOOSING THE TITTLE BETWEEN THE ARRANGEMENT AND THE ARRANGEMENT N° 2 WHAT IS THE MAIN DIFFERENCE BETWEEN  THE TWO BOOK? I HAVE ADORED THE PROPOSAL WITH GWEN MUIR. YOUR BOOKS ARE FANTASTIC;sincerely yours Béatrice

Posted On 04-26-2013 7:23 AM
Name: DC
Country: Germany
Comment: The books you write are always entertaining. Thank you for that gift.
My first question that I probably should ask of more than one author:  Is it possible that (just) your short stories, often published in book form with other author's short storiers, be published as stand-alone e-novellas? I'm sure that I am not the only one who is not a fan of the publishing houses that require the purchase of an entire ebook - that one has already read in paperbook form - and have found three of the four authors offerings a waste of one's reading time. It is not only a waste of my reading time, which is valuable to me, but also a waste of the readers' hard-earned money.
My second question: Will your older out-of-print books eventually be published in ebook form? I am currently reading one of Elizabeth Peter's older books now available in ebook form. Although it is "dated" her books remain a delight, filled with intrigue and humor. I'd love to see more of your older novels and short stories available as ebooks/e-novellas.
Again, thank you for the entertainment.
Best regards,
DC

Posted On 04-22-2013 3:50 PM
Name: iris jimenez
City/State or Province: san jose
Country: costa rica
Comment: Love your books.. well the three that I have read! - Truly, A Silent Melody, A Secret Affair. My favorite is A Silent Melody. Please let me know when you're on a book tour, convention, etc., I would love if you autographed "A Silent Melody". - one of your many fans, Iris

Posted On 04-16-2013 10:31 AM
Name: Louise Ringuette
City/State or Province: Kitchener, Ontario
Country: Canada
Comment: Being an avid reader since I was 12 years old, I would like to commend you on the wonderful stories that are classics to be read and re-read throughout the years. I hope that there are many more years of your wonderful work that I can look forward to. Take care of yourself and your wonderful family.

Posted On 04-10-2013 12:28 PM
Name: Beverly
City/State or Province: Burns TN.
Country: Dickson
Comment: A friend shared one of your books with me and I was instantly hooked. Since that day I have read as many of your books that I could buy. I love the way you weave your characters in and out of your different books. Thanks!

Posted On 04-10-2013 5:39 AM
Name: Phyllis Walker
City/State or Province: Days Creek, OR
Country: U.S.
Comment: Dear Mary,

For 52 years after entering kindergarten, my life revolved around school, first on one side of the desk and then on the other.  At last, in 1985. when my husband and I retired and moved from CA to OR, I was free to endulge my yen to read more than just the classics.  Almost immediately, I discovered your historical novels and was hooked!  I just finished re-reading A Precious Jewel and was even more deeply moved by the characters and story than I was the first time.  Thanks for all the years of happiness and pleasant escape your novels have provided me, as well as the meaningful life lessons. 

Most sincerely,

Phyllis Walker

  


Posted On 04-09-2013 7:36 AM
Name: Inma del Álamo
City/State or Province: Madrid
Country: Spain
Comment: I'm absolutely in love with your books. Will we be able to see them on TV? I would love to see the Bedwyn siblings in a movie. Hope you consider it!

Posted On 03-31-2013 9:40 PM
Name: Suzanne Atkins Noll
City/State or Province: Tustin
Country: United States
Comment: I love your books in all formats! Will there be an audio version of Slightly Dangerous, my favorite?

Posted On 03-24-2013 6:07 PM
Name: Eve
City/State or Province: Phelan, CA
Country: United States
Comment: Your upcoming book the arrangement is only being released in paperback? I would only want hardback to match the first of the series.  Please tell me it will eventualy come out in hardback.  Thank you love your books.

Posted On 03-24-2013 6:06 PM
Name: Patty Hunnicutt
City/State or Province: Encino
Country: United States
Comment: Absolutely love your books! Your upcoming book "The Arrangement", is coming out in paperback, however, Us die hard collectors would love it in hardback to go with our other lovely Balogh books. Please consider hardback :)

Posted On 03-24-2013 11:18 AM
Name: Diane Sallans
City/State or Province: Basking Ridge, NJ
Country: United States
Comment: Mary - I just have to tell you how much I Loved 'The Proposal'! Even tho I know the couple will get together by the end, the fun is to see how they do that. And I do love interesting supporting characters - having Hugo's non-aristocratic family mixed in was wonderful, and his love of his lambs really showed his soft side. It's just really hard to wait for the next installments of these series to come out, so I'll have to satisfy myself with working thru the stories in your backlist that I can find. I hope you will give us an update on Hugo & Gwen (hopefully they will have a baby). Oh, and I like the way you gave the thoughts of both Hugo and Gwen so we knew what they were thinking - especially when Hugo would mentally kick himself when he said the wrong thing or didn't say what he really wanted to.

Posted On 03-23-2013 8:20 AM
Name: Beverley Lear
City/State or Province: Victoria
Country: Australia
Comment: Dear Mary,

I have read your books for many years -- with ever increasing delight. I cannot wait for your "next" book to arrive so that I can buy & read & add it to my collection.You have the gift of a great "story-teller", with the ability to use language superbly!!!

I find that you have "got" me within the first chapter -- I am IN the world of the story & the characters & it is difficult to stop reading until it is finished. I love your "series" - my favourite characters are BEWCASTLE & CONSTANTINE HUXTABLE.

I have read the first book of your new series. the SURVIVORS CLUB & loved it. PLEASE keep writing, Mary -- you are truly wonderful.


Posted On 03-16-2013 1:09 PM
Name: Maggie Shields
City/State or Province: Worcester, MA
Country: USA
Comment: Hi Mary, I have to tell you how fascinated I am by the "spiritual" threads and thoughts that underpin your stories. I am fascinated by how often what I am reading of about the spiritual nature and life is then reflected in your work as well. Personally I enjoy your stories all the more for those gems.... thank you so much! 


Posted On 03-02-2013 1:21 PM
Name: Snow
Country: Canada/Japan
Comment: Dear Miss Mary, Your book, The Proposal, touched me during my journey of going through a heavy loss and a broken heart. I am still going through the process, and I re-read the book. You know pain, and you know how people struggle when facing one's own combat of survival. Your words have power. I have read several books on grieving, but the Proposal really gave me courage and a change of perspective that other , so called expert books, had failed to provide me. I am looking very much forward to read the Survivers series, especially the one of Imogen. How she will live through her awful guilt and loss, and how her frozen heart will, eventually, learn to beat again. Thank you again. Snow

Posted On 03-02-2013 12:37 PM
Name: Jas Gillies
City/State or Province: Brighton
Country: UK
Comment: Dear Mary

I was just re-reading 'Simply Perfect' and 'The Proposal' and wondering whether you would be giving us any details on the many connected families.  In particular, will we find out more about Frances Edgecombe's baby, whether Wulfric and Christine had another boy or a girl for their second child (and if they have had more children), and the children born to Joseph and Claudia (there is a slight mention of Claudia feeling unwell early in her second pregnancy in 'The Proposal').

I love to hear about the characters ongoing lives and linking them into new books seems to create the ' world of Mary Balogh' with a structure and substance beyond the usual historical romances.  It would be great to have family trees too for the Bedwyns, the Butlers, the Wyatts and. of course, the Huxtables.  It's probably asking too much but they would be great to see.

Eagerly anticipating 'The Arrangement' and the other books in your Survivors' Club series.

I wish you good health, strength and determination to continue writing and satisfy your legions of fans who all want to know what happens next....

Thanks, Mary, for all your excellent work.

Posted On 02-28-2013 11:54 PM
Name: shaheen
Comment: hi mary.. love most of your books..the way you convey some underlying message and a sense of fulfillment on reading some of your books.... i just love THE BEDWYNS ,love is an understatement..i love MORE THAN A MISTRESS.. MISTRESS series..A MATTER OF CLASS,SIMPLY series...HUXTABLES(not the first one though)..DARING MASQUERADE..A CERTAIN MAGIC..THE TEMPORARY WIFE..THE PLUMED BONNET..i love HEARTLESS and SILENT MELODY...IRRESISTIBLE and INDISCREET...and of course THE PROPOSAL...the thing i hate is innfidelity after first sight howmuchever good the story is can't tolerate or like such books and there are some you wrote ...but those are just a readers likes and dislikes ...suffice it to say i love your writing style and can admire books which i don't like for the above reasons..just wanted to convey my appreciation and love..i hope you keep writing in style...

Posted On 02-21-2013 1:56 PM
Name: Marilyn Stroncek
City/State or Province: Mt. Vernon, wa
Country: Usa
Comment: Mary, I am so happy to find you again. I So loved the Jane austen/regency era and found the series in the 80's by Signet (I think?) fun - every month getting 3 or 4 new ones to read. I had a couple favorite authors, but you were number 1. I so loved your ladies intelligence and spunk. Then work seemed to be tooooo much for relaxing reading. So now as I enter my 70s this year I'm enjoying full retirement AND more time to read. I will be printing out a copy of all your books and start enjoyi your books again. Thanks for writing for us all these years.

Posted On 02-07-2013 3:40 PM
Name: Katharine Bigel
City/State or Province: Marina del Rey
Country: USA
Comment: I am a big fan of ALL your books - I think I have read almost all your books. I am particularly fond of the Slightly series with Slightly Dangerous being my favorite. OK maybe A Secret Affair from the Huxtable series. Both awesome complex female characters. I love your new book and series. A Matter of Class is a book I give as a gift. Of your older books, the Lady with the Black Umbrella is so funny. I had not read any "romance" novel since I was young and you have tumbled me down the rabbit hole to discovering all these awesome books that have been tucked under romance which I thought incorrectly was "light" reading. Certainly there is some of that in the genre but your books should really are cross-over. I love the craft and care of your writing and the historical accuracy of your characters thinking and speech. Thank-you for many enjoyable hours!

Posted On 02-04-2013 8:01 AM
Name: Kath Ashley
City/State or Province: Ashton Keynes, Wilts
Country: UK
Comment: I have just finished reading "More than a mistress" which is the first book of yours I have read and I have enjoyed it immensely.  (I was a big fan of Georgette Heyer's novels when I was younger).   I am puzzled though by the phrase "come-out ball".  I have never heard this expression before, only "coming out ball" (never with a hyphen).  I am sure that your historical research is immaculate and I would love to know the contemporary source for "come-out ball".


Posted On 02-02-2013 3:35 AM
Name: Linda Kent
City/State or Province: Rome
Country: Italy
Comment: Dear Mary,
I am an Italian fan of your books. I have read them all, both in italian and in english because you are my favorite romance writer. Today for me is a very important day: my first book (Il profumo delle rose selvatiche) is published by Mondadori. With gratitude and deep humility, I wish to dedicate my efforts to you, my romance teacher.
Linda

Posted On 01-30-2013 11:32 AM
Name: Linda Eicher
City/State or Province: Southern California
Country: USA
Comment:

Hello Mary…

To Start with…like all the rest of your fans…I  L O V E  YOUR BOOKS. I am new to romance novels…but not to history, or to *Jane Austen* and her delightful era…which I am so thankful that both my husband I enjoy together.

 I found quite by chance the first three of your *Huxtable Family*, series of books. It was the New Your Times, BEST SELLER part that caught my interest…at first! I was looking for something new and different and thankfully that is just what I found in your books…and needless to say I’m HOOKED!

I also went to have a look at you as an author, and was extremely happy at what I found there. I so much enjoy finding out that I really LIKE the author, whose books I’ve chosen to read and that I have been enjoying so much. My husband and I laughed together, when I read him the part about how you wrote and published your first book…which I can hardly wait to find and add to my *Mary balogh*, reading list too.  I started out with three of your books, read them like the books were on fire, and after finishing  them, I felt an urgent need to go and buy as many of the others that I could find…32 of them actually, at my chuckling, yet very loveable husband’s last count.

I just wanted to say to you… *Thank You*… you have given me, my husband and from what I have read on your site, countless fans, endless hours of enjoyment…for me, pure JOY!!!

PLEASE…don’t stop following your dream…for all our sakes!


Posted On 01-20-2013 1:15 PM
Name: leide bastos
City/State or Province: sao luis maranhao
Country: brazil
Comment: I just want to say that I love your books, and the best one for me is the serie Bedwyn. I read all the book! thanks very much for make me dream with these perfect men


Posted On 01-17-2013 8:44 PM
Name: Michele
Country: USA
Comment: Thank you for writing the fifth Huxtable book.  It was so nice to finally get a glimpse into Constantine's character and for him to have some happiness and closure as well.  Fantastic job on the whole series -- I was riveted.  Hard to tell which of the five was my favorite...  (Margaret's, maybe?)  All very well written with distinctive plots that I never would have thought of.

Posted On 01-15-2013 11:53 PM
Name: Gina
City/State or Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Comment: Thank you so much you have changed my life.

Sincerly your fan

Gina


Posted On 01-12-2013 4:11 PM
Name: Michele
City/State or Province: Indiana
Country: USA
Comment: I just had to write to tell you how much I've enjoyed "The Temporary Wife".  It's an excellent read that I just can't get out of my head -- I've read it twice through this week alone and I still don't want to be done with it.  It has both great pacing and a great story line, with none of the silly redundancy like other historical romance novels just trying to clear the 330-page hurdle.

Before this, I had read the four Huxtable sibling books which were also very good, of course (didn't know there was a fifth -- I will be looking for that one as soon as I finish here!), but with "The Temporary Wife", you've simply outdone yourself.  My new top favorite.  I admire your ability to craft such well-worded stories and I thank you for bringing them to the world.


Posted On 01-04-2013 11:36 PM
Name: becky
City/State or Province: oklahoma
Country: usa
Comment: I have read the Huxtables and really loved them; the Bedwyn's and all the connecting series.  I just reread the Proposal and really liked it as well.  Will any of the characters from the Huxtables or the Mistress series ever connect with any of the characters from the Bedwyn's and their orbiting series?  I realized while reading the Proposal, there was a brief mention of Joseph, Claudia and hee hee Wilma.  I just like knowing they are okay.

Posted On 01-04-2013 7:00 PM
Name: Julia G
City/State or Province: Plymouth
Country: England
Comment: It would be great to see your rereleases on kindle. You have such a great backlist!

Posted On 01-04-2013 3:50 PM
Name: Adrienne Stevenson
City/State or Province: Ottawa
Country: Canada
Comment: We met over dinner at SIWC last October, and I was lucky enough to win the copy of "The Proposal" which you had donated as a door-prize. I had just finished saying to you that I never won anything, and then I did!

It was a very enjoyable read, and I'm looking forward very much to the next books in the series.

Happy New Year!


Posted On 01-02-2013 3:27 PM
Name: Joyce
City/State or Province: Georgia
Country: USA
Comment: I keep the books of my favorite authors, and reread them many times.  Every time I read them, I get to enjoy them all over again.  Thanks to your great characters and stories, I have quite a collection of Balogh books.  I just finished The Proposal, which I enjoyed very much..looking forward to the rest of the Survivor Series.


Posted On 12-29-2012 11:34 AM
Name: Pattie
City/State or Province: New York City
Comment: I am such a HUGE fan and have read all of your books available. I have been waiting for years for Silent Melody (and Heartless). Will they ever make a comeback in a re-release?!?

Posted On 12-24-2012 5:28 PM
Name: Joan
City/State or Province: Devon
Country: England
Comment: Dear Mary,
I have been reading with enjoyment your books in my Amazon Kindle, but cannot find your Bedwyn series available in this format.
Can you please tell me why this is, and if they are going to become available for Kindle readers?
With best wishes for a happy Christmas and a successful new year
Joan

Posted On 12-13-2012 1:16 PM
Name: Marti Foster
City/State or Province: Chicago, Illinois
Country: United States
Comment: Dear Mrs. Balogh, on the weekend of December 7, 2012 I was in an absolute panic.  A crisis had hit me hard and my heart was hammering like thunder in my ears.  When I first got the terrible news I sat down in my chair and worked over time to steady my nerves.  I started taking deep breaths and repeating to myself that I could handle this crisis and there was no need to fall apart even though I wanted to scream at the top of my lungs and run like hell.  It took 24 hours for me to get my heart to beat regularly and when I finally could get my legs to move, they walked to my local library of their own accord.  I was standing in the "large type" fiction section and looked at a title, it was "A Secret Affair" by Mary Balogh.  Never heard of you or any of your books.  I snatched the book off the shelf and took it home.  That night I sat in my bed and started on page 1, when I got to page 54 I nearly leapt off the bed.  I read the paragraph over about 10 times and then I went and got a sheet of paper and wrote the quote down word for word.  My life started to change from that moment on.  What the Duke told Hannah about the word "want" stopped me dead in my tracks.  I have read Ernest Holmes, Katherine Ponder, Gregg Braden, Iyana Vanzant and Neville thoroughly hundreds of times.  But not until I read that passage did I understand that I could change my life by changing my attitude.  Almost instantly the crisis was over.  It took about 3 days for things to turn in my favor and I can't begin to tell you how things are turning around even now.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart, you simply made it plain.  I am expecting, commanding and demanding that I have the best life has to offer.  I am convinced that I deserve it and I shall have it.

Posted On 12-11-2012 2:39 PM
Name: Mare
Country: United States
Comment: We are so pleased that we have found your wonderful books through a referral. We have added your books to our ever growing lists on Paranormal Romance Reads. It is our hope many others come to know and treasure your work as much as we have.
Best to you!

Posted On 12-11-2012 1:50 PM
Name: Pat
Country: USA
Comment: Dear Mary, I read Discreet years ago and recently I re read it. Does Viscount Rawleigh's twin brother have a story?

Posted On 12-04-2012 7:03 PM
Name: Heather
City/State or Province: KY
Country: US
Comment: First of all my sister and I are HUGE FANS! We have read everything from the Huxtable series to the Bedwyns and are now purchasing older works and eagerly awaiting 2013 works. i have recently read and purchased A Christmas Bride/Christmas Beau in paper back from a local retailer. The story as usual was remarkable, but there were several pages of critical information left out near the ending of this copy! I would really like to know what happened and was a little disappointed.
Thanks and love your work

Posted On 12-04-2012 4:27 PM
Name: Gail
City/State or Province: Sacramento CA
Country: USA
Comment: I'm not sure my last post went through.  I was looking at the Amazon website for The Arrangement, and it shows only the Kindle edition.  Will there be a paperback or hardcover edition coming? Author note: THE ARRANGEMENT will be out in paperback and ebook format in October, 2013.

Posted On 11-30-2012 5:04 PM
Name: Juliette
City/State or Province: Paris
Country: France
Comment: I have just finished The Christmas Beau, and must give you my sincerest congratulations and offer my thank yous. I have read several dozens of your books  (and just finished this week the Christmas bride and The Proposal), and immensely enjoyed the lot of them so far (ah! Wulfric ! and Rosthorn !) but I have found this one very touching - and new, which is getting nearly impossible in Regency romances. The idea is new, and you develop it masterfully. They are  both changing so gradually, and you keep  Max beautifully on the edge until the end for us. The fingers of one hand would be far too many for me to count the romances which have kept me guessing at the reaction of a character. - Not that the end is ever questioned, of course. Why would we ever read it, if it was in the slightest. - But we don't know if he will eventually let his resentment play.
Just a small critical remark: his public warm (with children) and benevolent persona is too much contradictory with his demeanour, as she describes it : harsh mien, cold demeanour, taciturn.
I wish you a marvelous 2012 Christmas, you will have deserved it.
Amicalement,
Juliette

Posted On 11-26-2012 1:00 PM
Name: Jean Kay
City/State or Province: Delta, BC
Country: Canada
Comment: I was delighted to meet you at the Surrey International Writers Conference, and to purchase and have you sign a copy of "A Summer to Remember".  I have just finished reading it and I am hooked.  Perhaps your newest fan.  I look forward to reading your other books.  I'm sure I lived in that era in one of my past lives!  It has always intrigued me.  You completely transported me into a world I love - thank you.
Jean

Posted On 11-23-2012 2:17 AM
Name: Clare
City/State or Province: Langley, BC
Country: Canada
Comment: Just wondering what happened to The Arrangement which I pre purchased on Amazon and was very much looking forward to getting on the 29th of October. It still lists that as the release date and I'm not able to find anything out about it... Author Note: THE ARRANGEMENT will be out in October, 2013.

Posted On 11-13-2012 7:08 PM
Name: Sheila Roberton
City/State or Province: Kipling, Saskatchewan
Country: Canada
Comment: I check out this site a couple time a year to make sure that I don't miss the next Mary Balogh book coming out for my library patrons. Thank-you, Mary, for your entertainment. We are very proud to be able to call Mary Balogh our own.

Posted On 10-26-2012 8:26 PM
Name: Martha Goodman
City/State or Province: Williamsburg, Virginia
Country: USA
Comment: Hello, I just started reading romance novels a few years ago... I have read all of your mistres series, slightly series (Bedwin family series) simple series to name a few.  I absolutely love your writing, I look forward to seing the characters of one series on another series... and follow up on their lives even if is just to know if they had children and are still inlove   I just started to read the survivor series and looking forward to the next book,  I am wondering if you will mention any of the characters of the secret pearl on your survivor series.... ?  or maybe there is a follow up book to the secret pearl?   The secret pearl is one of my favorite books.  Please continue writing series and keep inserting those characters from your previous books, do not know of any other writer that is able to do this in such it wonderful way.  Also please have all your books on Kindle or Nook!   Specially the older ones... I want to read all your books!    

Posted On 10-15-2012 2:32 PM
Name: Micheál Ó Coinn
City/State or Province: Waterford City/ Co. Waterford
Country: Ireland
Comment: Just wanted to say how thoroughly fascinated I am by your writing. I have never been so enamoured by a series, as I have by "First Comes..." Truly amazing.

Posted On 10-12-2012 8:25 PM
Name: Kathy Davis
City/State or Province: Los Angeles
Country: United States
Comment: Absolutely enjoyed "The Proposal." I've always wondered what the backstory was behind Gwen's injury and her marriage. Since the Survivors Club books are set in the same "universe" as Gwen, Kit, and Lauren--and the Bedwyns--will we see any other recurring characters? Is "A Christmas Bride" going to be reprinted? And if so, will it include the excellent epilogue that's on the website?

Posted On 10-12-2012 3:12 PM
Name: Mary
City/State or Province: Inver Grove Heights, MN
Country: USA
Comment: Have almost all of your books but today is the first time I've read your bio. Very interesting, lovely mother and sister part of the bio. Blessed with your spouse and children, too, aren't you? When I was a girl I discovered Georgette Heyer and read everything she ever wrote. She was the epitome of Regency English manners, etc. When I read some of your earliest books I felt you were the closest to her style than any other writer. Thank you for your wonderful series! I am going crazy waiting for Book 2 in the Survivor Series and wish you could write just a wee bit faster?? I shall be 70 in two weeks so really feel the series need to come out quicker!

Posted On 10-07-2012 12:03 AM
Name: molly
City/State or Province: missouri
Country: usa
Comment: I have everyone of your book but the proposal. No where had it for sell. I don't really like to buy things on line. I really love all of your books even the older regency ones. I read anything set in this time period. Thank you for writing.

Posted On 10-04-2012 11:46 PM
Name: Carol Roujansky
City/State or Province: San Diego, Ca
Country: USA
Comment: Dear Mary,

I am delighted that you have a format set up so that readers can write to you.

Recently I was going on a trip by plane. I went to Barnes & Noble and found  "A Matter of Class" on the sale table. Not only did I take it on the trip and enjoy it thoroughly (what a delightful surprise!), but upon returning I have been going to the library regularly and reading up a whole bunch of your books. "Simply Perfect" was one of my favorites in that series (although all were lovely) and I just finished "The Proposal," which was a real gem.

Not only are they great romances, but there is depth and wisdom imbedded throughout. The characters are priceless and often I find myself laughing out loud at the coffeeshop, while having my tea and a good read daily, as I come across some of  their bold and shocking statements. Pure delight and pure wisdom and excellent relationship developments and character transformations.

I look forward to reading more and more and am so happy to be able to write and thank you personally for your simply wonderful contributions to my/our world.

I can already tell that they will make great holiday and birthday presents for my friends.

Love and Support,
Carol Roujansky
San Diego, CA

Posted On 10-01-2012 4:17 AM
Name: Karri Heredia
City/State or Province: Palm Desert, Ca.
Country: USA
Comment: Dear Mary- My 87 year old mother and I haved loved your stories for years. My mother has recently lost much of her vision and can no longer read. But we discovered the Braille Institute in California and although reading may seem a small thing when facing blindness,she has been comforted by rereading--actually listening to digital audio books of yours that she read in the past. We get them free along with the cassette player that is easy for blind or visually impaired to use. Thank you so much for allowing your books to be made available in digital form. It has brought back a bit of joy to my mothers life. I have read all your books even the older ones I had to search out on ebay or other used stores. I purchase your new books as soon as they hit the store shelves and love them. I especially enjoyed The Proposal. I was amused with the wounded men's banter and the reluctance of Hugo when saving Lady Muir--great story.  Thank you again- Karri

Posted On 09-29-2012 12:26 PM
Name: Stacy Robbins
City/State or Province: Albertville, AL
Country: United States
Comment: Hey! I love the fact that I can get lost in your books for hours and be sad/mad when they end lol I haven't read one of your books that I've disliked yet. Keep up with the excellent work. =)

Posted On 09-25-2012 7:55 AM
Name: Debra Conway
City/State or Province: Hampshire
Country: United Kingdom
Comment: I love your books Mary and have very nearly read them all! :) I did always wonder what happend to Lizzy Pickford though and wondered how she faired later in life. I cannot wait to ready more of you work :)

Posted On 09-17-2012 4:43 PM
Name: Maria Millner
City/State or Province: New Mexico
Country: USA
Comment: Dear Mary: I want you to know how very much I have enjoyed your novels. I have always loved historical and Regency Romances, and yours are top of the line. Actually, I almost never read anything else now a days. Your books have brought back to me my love and my yearning for the UK and now, thanks to you, a newfound love of Wales. I have always dreamed of going back to England and Wales, but my desire had stayed just a dream until I started reading your books. They have inspired me to really make my dreams of going back to the UK...haven't been there for 31 years...into a reality. I'm going to fight to make my trip to England and Wales come true. Your books are and have been my inspiration. Please keep them coming. Gratefully, Maria

Posted On 09-17-2012 7:50 AM
Name: Janet
Country: Australia
Comment: Thank you so much for all your wonderful stories - they've brought me so much pleasure and relaxation. I've just read an electronic version of A Matter of Class which I found utterly charming.

Posted On 09-15-2012 3:12 PM
Name: Charlotte Dugas
City/State or Province: Elliot Lake, Ontario
Country: Canada
Comment: Dear Mary, I can't remember when I didn't have a book in my hands, but I can remember when I first discovered Signet Regency Romances in the Yonkers Public Library in New York and fell in love with your books when I was 18 going on 19. Since then I have read with pleasure as many of your books as I can get my hands on, and never been disappointed. Your characters feel like real people I would be happy to know, I cry with them, laugh with them, celebrate with them, and feel like I made new friends each time I read a new one, or even re-read one. Thank you so much for many hours of pleasurable reading, and please continue to delight your many fans!

Posted On 09-15-2012 1:58 AM
Name: Carla Davis
City/State or Province: Thomaston
Country: United States
Comment: Dear Mary, I am a book reading demon and a fan of Kathleen Woodiwiss, Jude Deveraux & Catherine Coulter and now I've added you to my very short, picky list of favorite authors after reading A Summer To Remember, Beyond The Sunrise & Truly. All of which made me laugh, cry and eager for more of your books. I have just purchased several additional books written by you from Amazon and I intend to write a magnificent review for future purchasers on the books I've read so far. You are quite gifted as a story teller, a very imaginative and creative person and absolutely wonderful at keeping your readers in suspense without losing our interest. I can't wait to read your other books. Keep them coming and we will keep buying (: Sincerely, Carla Davis

Posted On 09-13-2012 9:46 PM
Name: L Sullivan
City/State or Province: New York
Country: USA
Comment: Dear Mary, I am in the midst of re-reading "A Summer to Remember" and the Bedwyn series. Did you ever write a book about Sydnam, Kit's brother? Thank you for your wonderful romances!

Posted On 09-12-2012 4:09 PM
Name: Lisa Guthals
City/State or Province: Nebraska City Nebraska
Country: USA
Comment: Dear Mary,

I work at the Morton-James Public Library. We have a paperback copy of "An Unacceptable Offer". We have loan this copy 37 times to other libraries. I can not tell you how many times it has gone out to our patrons. Is there any chance this book will come out again? I sure hope so. Our copy is yellowed and it has come to me for repair again.  We have enjoyed it.

Thanks

Lisa Guthals


Posted On 09-10-2012 8:10 PM
Name: Elisabeth Cundiff
City/State or Province: Kentucky
Country: USA
Comment: I just read A Secret Mistress, More than a Mistress, and Simply Love.  I think you are an excellent author and hope you continue to write.  I just finished ordering all the other books I could find on Half.com so than I can read the rest of your work. I love how your books are light and easy to read.  I have fairly flew through them.

Posted On 09-08-2012 9:02 AM
Name: Marie Evans
City/State or Province: Ohio
Country: United States
Comment: I have been obsessed with James and Madelines's happiness throughout their three book series.  I noticed from reading your books that characters sometimes reappear in other books.  Is there a book that refers to their happiness in the future after The Devil's Web?  I need to know that they were truly happy!  Thank you

Posted On 09-07-2012 9:11 PM
Name: Sharon Leonard
City/State or Province: Grand Rapids, MI
Country: USA
Comment: Hello Mary,

I would just like you to know how much I enjoyed your Mistress series.  I'm a voracious reader and my taste in books is not limited to one particular genre, however, I do love a good romance when I find one.  To me they are like mind candy.  I use my Sony Reader almost exclusively now simply because it's so easy to tote around more books than I could every carry.  It was on one of these digital book searches that I came across No Man's Mistress.  It was a suggested read because of something that I had already checked out of our digital library.  I put it in my virtual bookbag and what a sheer delight!  So often I find that romance books can become almost formulaic and when that happens I lose interest in reading the outcome because I can already guess what will happen.  That was not so with your book.  It had humor and suspense along with heart tugging romance.  I was hooked!  I found myself dreading the expiration date on the digital book (sometimes I like to re-read) until I found out that it was part of a series.  I love it when you get to hear the story of secondary characters and how they all relate.  I quickly purchased all three books in the series from Sony's e-Reader site.  No more worrying about some of my favorite characters disappearing off my reader!  Now that I am through reading them I decided to google your name to see what else you have written and that's how I landed on your official site.  I'm so excited that you have multiple series!  I'm trying to decide now which one to start next.  Thank you for sharing your talent and for giving your readers an easy way to let you know how much we have enjoyed your writing endeavors!  I look forward to your future books!


Posted On 09-01-2012 10:15 PM
Name: Diane
City/State or Province: Ottawa
Country: Canada
Comment:

Hi Mary,

 

I have been an avid reader of romance lately as a break/escape from the stresses of everyday life. I wanted to let you know that your books not only provide that break and escape, but they also give me, and I am guessing many other readers, a sense of compassion, hope, acceptance and dare I say love that stays with us long after that last page has been read. You not only allow readers to experience romantic love, but your series do such a good job of highlighting love and loyalty within families. You are also so good at showing us that no matter what someone’s circumstance in life may be that we are all worthy of respect and love. These experiences are such wonderful gifts to your readers especially those who may not often have an opportunity to experience these things in their real lives. Books like yours are so important especially now when we consider so many of the alternative forms of entertainment that the modern media is feeding us these days – so called “reality TV, crime dramas, violent video games, etc.

 

Please know how much your work is valued and appreciated.


Posted On 08-20-2012 3:52 AM
Name: Debra Richards
City/State or Province: Melbourne
Country: Australia
Comment: Hi Mary

I love your books and have just discovered Kindle.  Late starter.  I wanted to buy all you books on Kindle but discovered the Simply & Slightly Series is not avaialble.  Although I have these in paperback & hardcover, will they ever be available on Kindle?

I have recently read The Proposal and cannot wait for Book 2.  It is great you gave Gwen her own story.


Posted On 08-16-2012 10:49 AM
Name: Leena Ahvenainen
Comment: Dear Author,

I respectfuly ask that you make your fans aware of the following facebook page which is attempting to make all your books avaiable to all your fans in digital, audio and print formats regardless of where they live in the world.

https://www.facebook.com/WorldWidePublishingRights

Thank you very much for your help

Leena Ahvenainen

Posted On 08-15-2012 2:36 PM
Name: Vickie Westrup
City/State or Province: Sacramento, CA
Country: United States
Comment: Mary,

I am so disappointed when I come to the end of one of you books.  I wonder if I would have been a servant girl or one of the privleged  had I lived during that time.  I love your facebook posts and the way books have the capacity to fill our lives.  The buttons which said, "I read past my bedtime" were something I can truely relate to.  As a young girl of 9 years old I remember opening my bedroom curtain and using the porch light to read by after everyone went to bed.  I have recently become a librarian at an inner city school. With budget cuts, there is no funding for library incentives.  I was wondering if you were in a position to donate some "I read past my bedtime" buttons to our school. I want every child to ask their parents if they can stay up and read past their bedtime.

Thank you for opening my imagination,

Vickie Westup

Library Media Tech

Smythe Academy Elementary


Posted On 08-15-2012 3:44 AM
Name: Bessy Legall
City/State or Province: Brittany
Comment: Dear Mrs Balogh, I just wanted to let you know how much you helped me to spend a delicious summer . Last year I red your Huxtable series and due to Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility being broadcasted once again this year on the Arte Channel (Ah, Colin Firth, Ah David Morissey !), I ended to thoroughly explore all your series, thanks to my e-book but I even payed a visit to the biggest english library in Paris, pick up 2 of your new re-edited by 2 stories a bit by chance and was absolutely charmed by Lord  Carew's wife. After second thought, I would say that it reminds me a bit of George Ohnet's Le Maître des Forges when Lord Carew is disappointed and heartbreaked by his wife's deception and feels he has to continue a marriage devoited of the love he thought they shared.
Presently I'm running a bit out of fuel if I can say and I'm waiting with great expectation any re-editing and above all the next book in your new series; In my opinion your were able to find a very particular and specific tune for this new series, It will be very hard for me to wait until 2013!
Also I must say that your works help me to improve my english a bit (even though it doesn't show in this message!)
Kenavo.

Posted On 08-14-2012 4:57 PM
Name: Melissa Smith
City/State or Province: Georgia
Country: USA
Comment: I have enjoyed your books since the first one I read and have read all of them. I just want to thank you for the wonderful times spent happily reading, many times divided into minutes or sometimes an hour between all the things a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend does. I knew I could always go back to a place in one of your books. Always looking for a new one!

Posted On 08-14-2012 5:01 AM
Name: Laura Hilliker
City/State or Province: Monterey, CA
Country: USA
Comment: Hi, I just want to say how much I have enjoyed reading your books over the years.  I now read on my NOOK and stumbled onto the Bedwyn series - although didn't read them in order - but loved all 6. I just finished "A Summer to Remember" and am picking up "The Proposal"  tonight.  Can't wait to read the first of this new series and find out what happens to Gwen.   I'm enjoying the new inner strength you're giving the Ladies - THANK YOU!!

Posted On 07-31-2012 3:10 PM
Name: Fabi
City/State or Province: London Ontario
Country: Canada
Comment: Leaving in an hour to go buy a secret mistress! Can't wait to read it as all your books are wonderful! I just love historical romances because of your books :)

Posted On 07-27-2012 12:03 AM
Name: Mina De Corso
City/State or Province: Hollywood, Ca
Country: U.S.A
Comment: Hi Mary,

I love your books.  I listen to audiobooks a lot.  The only books from any author which I do not listen is the ones which have been read by Anne Flosnik.  She can not do a male voice very well.  I love Rosalyn Landor's voice.  The way she perform and reads a book or become different characters male or female is wonderful.  It really makes a different in the imagination of a reader or in this case a listener to listen to a great voice which can bring all the characters of the book the way the author want them to be.  I become disappointed when I see Ms. Anne Flosnik has performed a book.  She is pretty bad in different accents and male voice.  To me she kills any book she reads.  I stoped listening to Catherine Coulter's books because most of her books have been read by Ms. Flosnik.  Please keep writing great books and have someone like Ms. Rosalyn Landor read them.  Stay healthy and happy.  Best wishes, Mina    


Posted On 07-23-2012 12:02 PM
Name: Nancy Kettenbrink
City/State or Province: Jefferson City, Missouri
Country: USA
Comment: I'm currently reading and enjoying "The Obedient Bride." Thanks so much for posting the correct version of p. 47--it was frustrating to be missing that page, so I was really glad to find that you'd made it available for your readers. For my future reference, I wanted to print out the page and insert it into the correct place in the book. To do so, I had to reformat the page--after multiple "tweakings," I now have the page in a format that will fit into the book. I thought I'd offer to send you a pdf version of that, so that you can make it available on your website for other readers who also might like to print it out. If you're interested in seeing that file, please let me know how I can send it to you. BTW, you're one of my favorite authors! Thanks for so many hours of reading pleasure!

Posted On 07-21-2012 3:24 AM
Name: Patricia Wolfe
City/State or Province: CA
Country: USA
Comment: Hi Mary, I'm re-reading the Bedwyn books and the Simply Quartet, but this time I started with "One Night for Love," which is now available on Kindle, then "Summer to Remember," of course. But I am following the books this time with an online map through the English counties that you describe so beautifully. Now for one of those irritating nit-picking questions that your fans put you through, once in a while. Lindsey Hall is in Hampshire, but only six miles away from Alvesley Park in Wiltshire? And I thought I had read that Alvesley Park was in Hampshire in earlier books, but it is described as being in Wiltshire in the later "Simply" books. I notice that the counties adjoin each other, so that may be the answer. And I just started the last book, "Simply Perfect" so I'll probably forget this impertinent question by next week. But you can see how involved we fans get in the details of your books. I have been thoroughly enjoying following the Bedwyns and all their assorted friends and family again this summer. And I can't wait to read about Gwen's happy ending!

Posted On 07-20-2012 3:19 PM
Name: Mary Cary
City/State or Province: Kansas City
Country: USA
Comment: Hello, I have been searching through the World Catalog of Library Databases for the last few months to try and find copies of the earlier books from 1985-1995 to read; I just keep receiving "not available' notices.  Is there a way to read those earlier books?  I'd sure like to do this.

Posted On 07-19-2012 4:00 PM
Name: SAMANTHA
Country: United States
Comment: HI I JUST LOVE YOUR BOOKS. THEY ARE WONDERFUL.

Posted On 07-17-2012 10:42 PM
Name: Erica
City/State or Province: Williams Lake, BC
Country: Canada
Comment: Hello Mary, I just wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed discovering you as an "authoress", I have devoured all of your books I have been able to get my hands on and am on the hunt for the rest :) Thank you so very much for the hours of pleasure your richly written stories and superbly detailed characters have given me, you are one of the finest historical romance writers I have read to date...please keep up the good work!!! Erica

Posted On 07-17-2012 1:53 PM
Name: Annemarie
City/State or Province: NY
Country: US
Comment: Ms. Balogh,

I first read your book because I LOVE a good love story. But I got much more out of your books then a few hours of entertainment; I also was reminded to have hope for the future. I was reminded that every day is beautiful just because life is beautiful. I was reminded to view choices as a chance to renew and do better ... but to let go of past mistakes.

Amazing. Your books are more than good stories. They are lessons on how to live meaningful lives full of forgiveness, hope, inspiration and beauty.

Thank you Ms. Balogh. Keep writing ... because I will keep reading.

Posted On 07-15-2012 2:06 PM
Name: SAMANTHA
Country: United States
Comment: I JUST LOVE YOUR BOOKS YOUR MY FAVORITE AUTHOR OF ALL TIME KEEP WRITING THOSE GREAT BOOKS

Posted On 07-13-2012 12:18 AM
Name: Tanya
City/State or Province: Texas
Country: USA
Comment: I fell love with the Huxables.  I have a love for historical romance, your book have been a pure delight to read. My love for reading has lead me to my dream profession as a library clerk, going to school to become a librarian. It feels nice to be in a profession that you love, keep up the good work. 

Posted On 07-07-2012 9:57 AM
Name: Sheila Phibbs
City/State or Province: Jarvis, Ontario
Country: Canada
Comment: Hi Mary,

I became a Mary Balogh addict several years ago after reading Simply Magic (for the first time) at the cottage.  I love the Simply series as well as the Bedwyns, the Huxtables and every other Mary Balogh title I have read.  I once told my librarian that you take me to a place that no one else can.  I am now on the hunt for The Proposal and look forward to the Survivors series.  I have often wondered if any of your stories have been made into movies.  I would love to watch the Bedwyns in action.  Thanks for the great reading.


Posted On 07-04-2012 4:37 AM
Name: margaret everett
City/State or Province: auckland
Country: new zealand
Comment: hi mary

just love your books didn't know you have written so many till i found your web site, enough there to keep me reading for months to come

 thanks marg


Posted On 06-22-2012 7:14 PM
Name: Ev Bedard
City/State or Province: Saratoga Springs, NY
Country: USA
Comment: I just finished reading your novel "the Proposal"--I have read many of your books, but this was my favorite--the characters were original & outstanding.  I have enjoyed historical novels for a number of years & delighted in the formal way "courtship" used to be done.  Perhaps, the mingling of the middle class & the upper class was what I enjoyed  the most.  How could anyone not fall in love with Hugo!  So broken yet trying hard to overcome his past & believe in a future.  Knowing that Gwen had to deal with her own "ghosts" ( & could become whole with Hugo's help) was amazing!  The theme that we all must help ourselves (& love ourselves) in order to love others was touching & believable!  Thanks for sharing your talent to create such an outstanding story!  I will recommend it to my friends. Sincerely, Ev Bedard USA

Posted On 06-21-2012 6:25 PM
Name: Linda LeClair
City/State or Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Comment: Hi, Mary.  My sister Sharon and I would like you to know how much we enjoy your books.  We started reading them by chance and have been captivated by the story lines and the characters.  I especially enjoyed the Huxtable stories as I am a romatic at heart.  My sister and I are 71 years old and 69 years old so we are not young people by any means.  Since I have joined the Guest Book, you will be hearing from both of us periodically.  Thank you for the great reads.  You have become one of our favorite authors.

Posted On 06-19-2012 7:29 AM
Name: Ann
City/State or Province: Saint John, New Brunswick
Country: Canada
Comment: Hi Mary,

I am half way through A Secret Affair  and I am really enjoying it and thought that I would google you to find out what other books you have writen.  I just went in and bought this book because it was on sale not knowing anything about you or your writting style but I liked the blurb on the back of the book.  Now I feel kinda sad to find out that this book is part of a series because now I'm not sure if I should stop reading and back track and read the others first.  What should I do? Continue and read the others later or stop and start the first one or just read this one?   Thanks So much!!


Posted On 06-15-2012 3:56 PM
Name: Vicki H.
City/State or Province: Macungie, PA
Country: USA
Comment: I always avoided the romance section of bookstores like the plague until a friend of mine gave me one of your "Simply" books. Since then I have read every book of yours I could get my hands on. 

Your books are well written and funny, and the characters are so real and human.  I especially love Sir Gerald Stapleton and his journey to love with Prissy in Precious Jewel.  I really like that he is just an average guy and not the great romantic hero. I was so touched by that story.  I also loved the way Christine turned the coldly arrogant, (but still so lovable)Wullfric Bedwyn, Duke of Bewcastle's world unpside down in Slighlty Dangerous. Wulf is my favorite Bedwyn  character, although I loved them all.

I can't wait for your next book.

 


Posted On 06-13-2012 8:40 PM
Name: Linda Amidon
City/State or Province: Phillipston
Country: United States
Comment: Another wonderful story. Just finished the Proposal and looking forward to the rest of the series. I have read every one of your books with the help of Ebay and the library. I still have all those that I bought. Looking forward to many more stories from your wonderful imagination.

Posted On 06-11-2012 12:29 PM
Name: Joy
City/State or Province: New York
Country: USA
Comment: Dear Mary, I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy reading your books.  I've read over 30 of them.  You're my favorite historical romance author.  My favorites were the Web series and More than a Mistress and found myself laughing out loud.  I recently finished Silent Melody.  Although Emily cannot hear or speak, I didn't feel sorry for her, but rather I respected her as a strong character throughout the novel.  I really liked the characters of Luke and Anna as well and was wondering if you could tell me if you had written a book with them as main characters.  I'd really love to read that one.  Thank you for all your wonderful books.

Posted On 06-07-2012 5:48 PM
Name: Jane
City/State or Province: Dallas, TX
Country: USA
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful books. I have read and reread almost all of them and I am always looking for the next one! They have given me many hours of enjoyment and I wanted to thank you for that.

Posted On 06-02-2012 6:40 PM
Name: Nadine
City/State or Province: bc
Country: canada
Comment: Mary i  just wanted to say that i really enjoy your books...I find myself re-reading them quite often as i really enjoy your characters and writing style ... I find myself telling my girls that they have to read this book i just found by Mary Balogh ... i think i have managed to find almost all of your books and i cant wait for a new one ... Thank you

Posted On 05-26-2012 7:39 AM
Name: Jill Riffe
City/State or Province: Portland Oregon
Country: USA
Comment: I have been anxiously awaiting "The Proposal" since the first mention of it on your site. It more than lived up to expectation, and was a very sweet and satisfying fulfillment of all the anticipation.  I am now plunging back into all of the related stories, and falling in love with each of the charicters all over again.  I hope to keep meeting them in future books. I am extatic to finally find "One Night for Love" available on Kindle.  My "e-set"  for these books is finally complete! I think I have collected all of your books and stories in hard or paperback, and purchace the kindle versions as fast as they come out. I am hopeing that all of your books eventually do. I would also really, REALLY  like it if all of your short stories /novellias, were available seperatly or as "you-only" collections for kindle. I would also love to have a list of them all (just your titles) , so I can figure out if I am missing any. All of the collections and omnibuses make it very confusing. Thank-you for making your books meaningful and thought provoking as well as moving and emotional, delightful and funny. You truly enrich my life.

Posted On 05-25-2012 2:08 AM
Name: Kathy Tharp
City/State or Province: Tucson, AZ
Country: U.S.
Comment: Hi Mary, just want to thank you for your work.  You made me a historical romance fan!  I would not go near the books before - then I stumbled on to A Summer To Remember at a local quick stop shop, and have been hooked ever since.  Your writing is intelligent and far and above the average romance novel.  I love your wit, compassion, and complexity of dialogue, characers, and plots, and I'm frustrated that you can't write faster than I read!  Your books end all too soon, and I become one of those pathetic readers anxiously checking the status of your next writing, then having to settle for some other author until yours is published.  Most of your books are "keepers" and I re-read them over and over when I need that "fix", like my favorite comfort food! 

Posted On 05-23-2012 11:17 AM
Name: steve donoghue
City/State or Province: boston
Country: USA
Comment: Hello! I just finished "The Proposal" and absolutely loved it - wonderful, wonderful work. As it happens, I'm the Managing Editor of the literary journal Open Letters Monthly (http://www.openlettersmonthly.com), and my colleagues there (worn down by how much and how widely I read, the poor little things!), have given me my own little play-pen on the front page, Open Letters Weekly, where I can review new books to my heart's content. I'm going to review "The Proposal" there and sing its praises, but I'm naturally wondering if you might be willing to do a quick Q&A to accompany the review. Just four or five questions - I've found that readers love it (the one I did with Virginia Henley is STILL getting new readers!). If you have the time, just email me and let me know ... and in any case, congratulations again on "The Proposal"!

Posted On 05-20-2012 11:18 AM
Name: Janie Smith
City/State or Province: Centralia
Country: United States
Comment: Dear Mary: I have been a fan over 20 years and love your characters, writing style and stories. I wish you would provide us with family tree for your series. This would be so helpful, especially when you have characters making multiple appearances (like Wulfric Bedwyn in your latest book, for example). I would love to see this.

Posted On 05-19-2012 4:42 PM
Name: Carolyne feast
City/State or Province: Worcester
Country: England
Comment: Hi Mary I really enjoyed reading The Proposal though I was surprised when my copy turned up from Amazon with a totally different cover than I expected and with a typo on the back! I love the intro to the new characters but really can't wait now for Flavian's story...please please please write his story next.

Posted On 05-18-2012 1:00 AM
Name: Javier
Comment: have written before, but wanted to tell you how mucn I enjoyed The Proposal and had a hard time putting it down.  I am in love again and this time with Hugo! I fall "head over ears' with all your men, but my favorite is the flamboyant Lord Francis Kneller, as he has such a great sense of humor. I especially enjoyed The Famous Heroine and the chapter where he takes Cora to Hyde Park.  I could not stop laughing.  Wulfric, Duke of Bewcastle (Slightly Dangerous) is another favorite.

Posted On 05-17-2012 5:01 PM
Name: Candace Weiss
City/State or Province: Carlsbad, CA
Country: USA
Comment: Hi Mary, I really enjoy reading your books. I recommend them to my Mom and one of my sisters' who love to read as much as I love to read. Thank you for all your lovely stories. I hope to keep reading the stories that you have written. I recently finished reading One Night for Love. What a sweet story. I really thought that Lily had such pluck ! I can't wait to read the next book I pick up. Candace Weiss

Posted On 05-16-2012 6:41 PM
Name: Karen Supplee
City/State or Province: Conneaut, Ohio
Country: USA
Comment: Dear Mary,  I just wanted to tell you I just finished "Heartless" and I loved it.  I tried to buy it for my Nook, but it was not available.  Actually B&N only had used copies for sale.  I think Amazon was the same.  My local library finally located a copy for me from another source.  Have enjoyed all your books, but this one had escaped me.  Loved Luke and Anna.  Does Ashley and Emily ever show up in any other of your books?  I really can't remember them in any of the others?  Thank you for the enjoyable read.  Shed a few tears(especially with Luke in the graveyard).  Will be waiting for the next book.

Posted On 05-15-2012 4:37 AM
Name: ayesha
City/State or Province: islamabad
Country: Pakistan
Comment: Dear Mary, Just finished the simply series.Simply loveddddddd it :). You are one of my favourite writers. You have the wonderful ability to bring character to life and make the reader cry and laugh with them. Just wanted to thank you for all the wonderful stories............ I just wanted to know if you are planning to write about any of the bedwyns' children.Would love to read one about them. Bedwyn series is one of my favourite and wulfric is my favourite hero. Please write another book about bedwyn family....................... Love all the way from Pakistan

Posted On 05-12-2012 11:09 PM
Name: Anita
City/State or Province: North Hills, CA
Comment: Hello Mary,
Happy Mother's Day!
I want to thank you for the lovely story about Lady Gwen Muir in "The Proposal".  This book was a Mother's Day gift to myself and also the time to read it this weekend.  The visits of many characters from your other books in this story were an enjoyable addition ..and I loved that Wulfric still had his jeweled quizzing glass!  You made the story come alive in my head by the way you describe the people and the conversations they have.
I will wait (im)patiently for the next story in this your new series "The Survivors Club"..whose story will be next??


Posted On 05-12-2012 1:48 AM
Name: Jill
City/State or Province: Agoura hills, cs
Country: USA
Comment: Hi Mary, :-) LOVE your characters and books...I read alot of historical romances and while I pass along many castoffs to the used books at the local library...not yours! I have re read several many times, and they stay enjoyable and engaging. I totally agree with another post which said if only you wrote as fast as we read!! All the best...Jill

Posted On 05-11-2012 2:07 PM
Name: Carolyn Gee
City/State or Province: Paragould AR
Comment: Mary , Just read the Proposal, it was wonderful . I am so glad that Gwen found a husband i think her & Hugo make a great pair , looking fordward to the next book on the  THE Survivors' Club Thanks for the Wonderful Books  CGee

Posted On 05-11-2012 11:21 AM
Name: Jacqueline Pigott
City/State or Province: San Diego, California
Country: USA
Comment: Hello Mary:

I have written before, but wanted to tell you how mucn I enjoyed The Proposal and had a hard time putting it down.  I am in love again and this time with Hugo!

I fall "head over ears' with all your men, but my favorite is the flamboyant Lord Francis Kneller, as he has such a great sense of humor. I especially enjoyed The Famous Heroine and the chapter where he takes Cora to Hyde Park.  I could not stop laughing.  Wulfric, Duke of Bewcastle (Slightly Dangerous) is another favorite.

Thank you again for your wonderful books.


Posted On 05-09-2012 7:42 PM
Name: Jenna C
City/State or Province: Kitchener Ontario
Country: Canada
Comment: Hello Mary, I just wanted to say that I'm reading A Secret Affair and I've reached the part where she has her guests at Copeland (this is such an important part of the novel, but I dont want to spoil or anyone so I'm going to assume you know what I mean). I've had your book for a few months now and have been dying to read it but being in my first year of college I was too busy to get to it. Now that I havent been able to put it down, I want you to know I am absolutely in love with your writing and will be buying as many of your books as I can get my hands on! Happy writing, All the Best, Jenna .

Posted On 05-09-2012 2:40 PM
Name: Susan
City/State or Province: Phoenix, AZ
Country: USA
Comment: Thank you for the particularly excellent stories and engaging characters!   Do you have a favorite book, series, or character(s) from the books you have written?  Which historical romance author(s) do you enjoy reading the most? 

Posted On 05-08-2012 5:01 PM
Name: Tina Aiello
City/State or Province: Charleston, SC
Country: USA
Comment: Mary,

I love your books!  My Mom introduced me to you about a year ago and now I grab anything with your name on it as I know it will be an awesome read.   I am a very author-driven reader and love series and connected books.  Once I find an author that I like, I read everything I can get my hands on and I MUST read them in order.  So far I've read: Huxtables, Slightly, Simply, Web, Mistresses, Dark Angel and as many of the singles as I can find.  I have The Proposal on my kindle and will start it shortly.  I hope that you will be re-releasing more of your older books in the near future.

Here is my dilema... I have a long commute everyday to work and back and love to listen to books while I drive.  There is just something special about listening to the characters that you love come to life.  I get my audiobooks from Audible.com and have listened to everything of yours that they have and can't find anymore anywhere.   Are you planning to release anymore of the older books in Audiobook form?  What I would really love is the Slightly series.  It's my favorite!  Would love to hear from you.

Keep 'em coming!

Thanks,

TIna Aiello


Posted On 05-07-2012 6:30 AM
Name: Katie
Comment: First I wanted to say that I adore all of your books and have been a fan for a long time. I just finished reading The Proposal and loved it. I'm so glad Gwen finally got her story! I was wondering if the first two books of the Four Horseman series were going to be made available as ebooks. Or for that matter if any of your out of print backlist that you don't plan to reprint were to be available as ebooks soon. I love to read your books on my Kobo Reader. Thanks for writing such amazing books! Katie

Posted On 05-04-2012 5:37 PM
Name: Susan
City/State or Province: Phoenix, AZ
Country: USA
Comment: I just finished The Proposal and it was absolutely lovely.  I can't wait for the next in the series!  Which survivor's story will we read about next?  My favorite of your books are The Secret Pearl, Silent Melody, and all of the Simply and Slightly series.  Your books have such heart and warmth - and nobody captures the sweetness of children as well as you.  Thank you for so many pleasant hours of escape into the remarkable lives of your characters.  Hurry, hurry, hurry with the next one please!!!!  :-) 

Posted On 05-04-2012 5:25 PM
Name: Carolyn Gee
City/State or Province: Paragould AR
Country: USA
Comment: Mary , will you every write another book on the Huxtables ? I sure hope so

Posted On 05-04-2012 12:06 PM
Name: Lois Boehl
City/State or Province: Upstate New York
Country: USA
Comment: Thank you for providing me with many hours of reading enjoyment.  It's difficult to select favorite characters from among your very memorable ones, but I think Angeline and Heyward, and Hartley and Samantha are among my top picks.  I also loved the entire Bedwyn series and cried both in Slightly Tempted and Slightly Sinful when it came to Wulfric's reaction to his brother's death and what followed.  Wulfric became very real to me over the course of the series.  He is your most interesting male character, in my opinion, and I made sure I had read all the rest of the series before I picked up Slightly Dangerous.  Christine is his perfect foil.  Thanks also for showing parents enjoying their children, though perhaps that was not quite as common in the Regency period and among the very wealthy as you portray. Still, I love those picnic, cricket, swimming, and game scenes.  I also love the carry over of characters from book to book and series to series.  Thanks again for your wonderful books!   

Posted On 05-03-2012 11:29 AM
Name: Murizah
City/State or Province: Perlis
Country: Malaysia
Comment: Whenever I visit your website it is always a pleasure to go through messages in your guestbook - I notice whatever book that a first time reader picks up ( might be the Slightly series, the Simply series , the Huxtables or any of your older stories) she will be hooked forever... like me with the story of Wulfric & Christine in Slightly Dangerous in 2010. As someone wrote just wish that you write as fast as we could finish reading one. Thank you for continuing to write fabulous, wonderful stories.

Posted On 05-02-2012 8:26 PM
Name: Rosemary Windon
City/State or Province: Columbus, Ohio
Country: United States
Comment: Hello Mary!!! I just finished reading "A Precious Jewel", a impulse purchase from a local 1/2 priced used bookseller. Your name looked familiar, but, I tend to read paranormal romances mostly. I read the note you wrote about "Beta" males, and thought, oh great, even the author is unsure. However, once I picked it up, I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN!!!! Such a loving, heart-wrenching, beautiful complicated story! I realize that I (not so secretly) long for my own Gerald. Looking through my books I realized it was similar to another book I loved (a gift from my sister) I searched for it only to find that "A Matter of Class" was also written by ..... YOU!!! What a great gift you have to offer, and I am pleased to say you are now officially on my shopping list. I cannot wait to read more! Blessings, <3 Rosemary

Posted On 05-02-2012 7:16 AM
Name: Wendy Higgins
City/State or Province: Port Richey/Florida
Country: USA
Comment: Hi Mary...The first book I read of yours was Slightly Dangerous....I found it at the Goodwill and that was it...I had to read the series and kept going. I would have loved to live in that era.....to me it would have been the simple life...Thank you for all your great books!!

Best Wishes,
Wendy Higgins

Posted On 04-27-2012 8:03 PM
Name: Michelle Whitwam
City/State or Province: Flat Rock
Country: United States
Comment: I have read almost every single one of your books and am a huge fan, but I have to say that The Secret Mistress is undoubtedly my favorite. Angeline's pain when believing the Earl really did not care for her broke my heart. I felt such delight at their coming together. I will be reading this book again and that is something I just don't do because there are so many other books to read. Can't wait for this new series.

Posted On 04-24-2012 9:55 AM
Name: LINDA KOON
City/State or Province: GEORGIA
Country: USA
Comment: I HAVE ORDERED YOUR BOOK FROM THE LOCAL BOOK STORE AND I CAN HARDLY WAIT TO GET IT. I HAVE READ YOUR SIMPLY AND SLIGHTLY BOOKS OVER AND OVER. THE BOOK STORE HAS A STANDING ORDER FOR ME FOR ALL YOUR NEW RELEASES.

Posted On 04-23-2012 8:11 AM
Name: Becky Krevics
City/State or Province: New Jersey
Country: USA
Comment: Hi Mary, I have written before, but it has been a while.  I have read all of your books. And love them all. Have read the Slightly series many times. I saw a Welsh Chorus on Britains's got talent called Only Boys Aloud.  All I could think of was you. Because of your books, I know that people there do Love their singing.  Please watch it, I know you will love it. Brought me to tears. Beautiful boys, beautiful country.
All the Best,  Becky             It is on Youtube! Auditions

Posted On 04-19-2012 2:07 PM
Name: Karen Feist
City/State or Province: Modesto California
Country: United States
Comment: I will try this again....my first post didn't 'take' because of an invalid validation code.  I wanted to thank you so much for writing your stories!  I was first introduced to your work with Stephen Huxtable's story, and then I acquired the others in the series.  While waiting to read about Hannah and Constantine, I filled in my Balogh library with the Bedwyn family, Miss Martin's School for Girls, and the Horsemen of the Apocalypse.  I've also treasured the Christmas short story anthologies.  One of my favorites is the one about Roderick and Fanny.  It is so sweet!  I am impatiently waiting for Angeline's story in paperback, and I may have to check Gwen's story from the library.  Space considerations limit my selections to paperbacks, most times.  Again, thanks so much!

Posted On 04-17-2012 4:39 PM
Name: Jacqueline Pigott
City/State or Province: California
Comment: I am absolutely hooked on your books and can't get enough of them.  My friend introduced me to your writings and lent me her books.  I enjoyed them so much that I went out and bought some for myself, even one's I had already read!  Thank you for so much pleasure!  I can't wait for The Proposal.

Posted On 04-15-2012 7:20 PM
Name: Maureen
City/State or Province: Cleveland, OH
Country: USA
Comment: I wanted to post to express how sad I am that you won't be attending the Chicago Writer's Conference.  My mother, Chris, is a huge fan of yours, and was so looking forward to me getting your autograph.  She wants you know that she's read all your books and thinks you're a superb writer.  She thanks you for all the stories you've given, and can't wait to read more.

Thanks, and hope we'll have another chance to meet you!

Maureen

Posted On 04-14-2012 11:36 PM
Name: Simone
City/State or Province: New York
Country: USA
Comment: Dear Mary,

I was first introduced to your books through a good friend of mine and have been a fan ever since. I especially love the Bedwyn family and would love to read more stories about them. Is that a possibility? Looking forward to reading about Lady Muir. Thanks for all the great reading! Love from New York!

Posted On 04-11-2012 2:34 AM
Name: Kathleen LeBlanc
City/State or Province: Victoria, B.C.
Country: Canada
Comment: Mary , Thank you  for hours and hours of pleasure -- absorbing and contemplating the wonderful characters you write  with such subtlety and finesse, the plots and themes that intruigue, and  the inspiration of  love that always lifts us up...  My heart never fails to soar with the characters.  Perhaps, I am a hopeless romantic, but I enjoy them thoroughly.  I have read and reread and enjoyed several of your books -- most especially The Christmas Promise, More Than a Mistress, and No Man's Mistress. Recently, however, I was touched by The Precious Jewel  and  learning  what a special book it was for you.  A true delight...as they all are.  I look forward to read ing many more.  Thank you again for your writing and the gift your novels are to me and so many others.  It must be a very rich blessing, indeed,  to touch the life of so many through your writing.  Kathleen


Posted On 04-08-2012 9:02 PM
Name: Betty
City/State or Province: Florida
Country: United States
Comment: My favorite author has always been Jane Austen and thought I'd never find another author that enchanted me as much as her. But for the past three months you have had me mesmerized with the wonderful Victorian world again but with a deliciously, scandalous twist of the female heroines and their conquests. I absolutely adore the Secret Affair & Seducing an Angel. I can't wait to read another one of your novels. Thank you for making fall in love with reading again;) And I'd like to add that now I have 2 favorite author's Jane Austen & Mary Balogh;)

Posted On 04-03-2012 2:21 PM
Name: Erica
City/State or Province: Indiana
Country: USA
Comment: Just finished reading The Temporary Wife/A Promise of Spring. So I don't to leaf through the whole Web Series page by page, does anyone recall if Perry and Grace Lampman have a second child or if Rose is their only child? I seem to remember there being mention of a son, but maybe I'm making that up. Can anyone out there help me?

Posted On 04-03-2012 6:23 AM
Name: Anne Brightmore
City/State or Province: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Comment:
Dear Mary
I felt that I must write to you and let you know how much I am enjoying your novel ' A Secret Affair '. I was drawn to this book initially by your surname ' Balogh '. My daughter moved to Montreal to live and work 8 years ago. Susan's neighbour a 73 year old gentleman Joseph Balogh, ( whose parents originally came from Hungary ).Joe has become a dear friend to our family and visits us here in Lincolnshire every other year. I just thought it was coincidental your surname, Lincolnshire & the Canadian connection. I look forward to reading your other books.
with my very best wishes
Anne

Posted On 03-28-2012 6:12 PM
Name: Sue Motulsky
City/State or Province: Mass
Comment: I have read (and re-read) all of your books and enjoy them tremendously.  When I was recently re-reading the Slightly series, Slightly Dangerous mentions Wulfric's first love, Lady Marianne Bonner.  I seem to remember that another book revealed her story but I can't seem to find which one--would you please remind me?

I am looking forward to Gwen's story as I have always had a number of suspicions of what happened to her during her first marriage.  :)
Thank you,
Sue

Posted On 03-25-2012 7:26 PM
Name: katie costigan
Comment: Mary Balogh!!! I love your books! Love them so much that I have a list of them all i printed up and i mark them off once i read them so i can try and finish them all. I have a question about the book A Promise of Spring and wish i knew how to contact you. Possibly if anyone knows how i can contact her to ask her real quick i'd greatly appreciate a heads up. Thank you, kmcostigan@gmail.com katie c

Posted On 03-25-2012 2:30 PM
Name: Amy
City/State or Province: NY
Country: USA
Comment: I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the advanced copy of "The Proposal" that I won through a giveaway. I finished it in only a few nights because I had to know what happened between Gwen and Hugo. I will be picking up copies of your other books as well, now that I know how good this one was.

Posted On 03-24-2012 5:00 PM
Name: SARAH SCHWARZ
City/State or Province: DURHAM, NC
Country: USA
Comment: DEAR MS. BALOGH, I HAVE RECENTLY BEEN INTRODUCED TO YOUR NOVELS. WHILE I WILL NOT CONDEMN OTHER ROMANCE WRITERS, I WISH TO COMMEND YOU ON YOUR ABILITY TO WRITE DELIGHTFUL LOVE STORIES WITHOUT THE SEEMINGLY OBLIGATORY GRAPHIC SEX SCENE EVERY FEW PAGES. WOMEN WHO READ ROMANCE NOVELS ARE NOT UNINTELLIGENT (I HAVE A MASTER'S DEGREE) AND ARE NOT LOOKING FOR SEXUAL SCENES THAT BORDER ON THE PORNOGRAPHIC. WE'RE JUST LOOKING FOR A GOOD READ. I LOOK FORWARD EAGERLY TO YOUR NEXT BOOK. SRS

Posted On 03-22-2012 6:21 PM
Name: jane lima
City/State or Province: indaiatuba
Country: brasil
Comment: Mary I just want to say I love you, your books and now I'm your newest fan of Brazil, kisses and be happy ...

Posted On 03-20-2012 6:43 PM
Name: Juleen Robertson
City/State or Province: Jensen, UT
Country: USA
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful novels.  I love the stories and the characters.  I first discovered you in our local library but found that I had to own all of your books.  I read each book with the hope and expectation of that first waltz.  I love that each plot line is oh so believable and magical and that the character's flaws are so genuine.  I can't wait for the new series. Also, your Christmas novellas help to put me in the mood for Christmas.  Thank you for all of your wonderful work.

Sincerely,
Juleen Robertson

Posted On 03-20-2012 12:58 AM
Name: Christy
City/State or Province: NC
Country: USA
Comment: Dear Mary,

So many of your books are on my Desert Island Keepers list, I can't even list them all. Thank goodness for Kindles!

I have recently re-read your Web series for the third or fourth time, and I want to add my voice to that of someone below who begged you to write an epilogue to The Devil's Web. I so want to see that James and Madeline find a way to truly be happy together. You leave them making an auspicious start to their new life, but I really want to see them fulfilling all that promise. Please.

All in all, I found the Web series to be one of the richest and most satisfying (to say nothing of aptly named) of any I have ever read. You highlight so many different kinds of relationships and so many different obstacles to happiness in the world of Amberley and its environs. Your insights into the human condition set you apart from the average romance novelist.

Thank you for re-releasing some of your out of print books. It is such a pleasure to open a novel of yours that I've haven't yet read, only surpassed by re-reading it later.
I'm so looking forward to reading your new book about Lady Gwendoline this summer. What a treat to have a whole new series to look forward to!
Thanks for all that you do. I only hope you don't tire of it any time soon!

Posted On 03-19-2012 8:02 PM
Name: jane lima
City/State or Province: indaiatuba
Country: brasil
Comment: Mary, eu amei ler sua bio ,me identifiquei muito com você.Desejo que tudo continue a realizar em sua vida.Sou sua fã agora.Beijinhos e parabéns pelo sucesso.Tem uma familía linda...Jane

Posted On 03-17-2012 12:34 AM
Name: Jennifer
City/State or Province: Saskatoon, SK
Country: Canada
Comment: I have always loved reading romance books. In grade 8 my mom had to fight my teachers to allow them to count as books for my English book report presentations. I have enjoy all of them, but most are not memorable. You are the first author that has made in impossible for me to forget. I have never been disappointed with any of your books. They are wonderful and I enjoy my time reading in the bathtub that much more because of you.

Posted On 03-15-2012 11:46 AM
Name: Gina
Country: USA
Comment: I usually purchase books and do not pay attention to the authors. Very weird. Today after reading your book More Than A Mistress I went to goodreads.com to write a review but didn't know your name so googled your book and it lead me here. I have read many of your book and didn't even realize it. You are a fantastic writer who can not be "predicted". I will from now on remember your name, Thank you for the great books. Gina

Posted On 03-14-2012 6:45 PM
Name: Judy DeRock
City/State or Province: Chicago, IL
Country: USA
Comment: I enjoy all your books have been reading them for the last 3 years.  I just recently introduced your books to my younger sister and she is really enjoying them also.  Thank you for making two retired ladies very happy.

Posted On 03-14-2012 9:58 AM
Name: Debbie Lael
City/State or Province: Bartlesville, OK
Country: USA
Comment: It's been awhile since I've read any historical novels and I'm wondering why.  I've just finished reading "Indiscreet" and "Unforgiven," and am now reading "Irrestible."   I am thoroughly enjoying them.  I am curious, though.  How do you pronouce Gascoigne? 

Posted On 03-13-2012 12:19 AM
Name: Gwen
City/State or Province: Oregon
Country: USA
Comment: I do not know if you answer questions here, but I have one.

I just reread A Promise of Spring.  I thought you wrote another book where the female main character is older and the male younger.  If so, I would appreciate it if you would email me the title.    Thanks

I enjoy your books because you donot follow a pattern.  Your characters are very human


Posted On 03-10-2012 9:06 PM
Name: Eveline Schroth
City/State or Province: Winnipeg
Country: Canada
Comment: Ms. Balogh

I am dropping you a note to tell you how much I appreciate your stories.

I have always been an avid reader of fiction - but as I am generally utterly unsentimental (my husband and peers will confirm this) have never broached romance. Given the depressing turn in society in recent years towards complete nonsense on tv, and "fear of terrorism" in the media, I got fed up and decided I needed a little retreat. So, I took up reading romance novels about a year ago.

Although I already have many favorite romance authors, I wanted to tell you that when I am having a particularly down day you are the first author I turn to. Your books are always uplifting and delightful to read. I've recently enjoyed a few with characters with disabilities, which I think is an admirable quirk you've managed to install without upsetting the balance (I hope to see a love story involving Joseph's daughter Lizzie soon!).

I send a grateful nod to you for your efforts.

Posted On 03-04-2012 2:51 PM
Name: Cyndi MacPhee
City/State or Province: Nova Scotia
Country: Canada
Comment: I hope I can adequately put into word how much I enjoy your books.  About 3 years ago when visiting my daughter in Toronto I was wandering through Chapters and somehow managed to purchase one of your Bedwyn set.  As soon as I finished it I hurried back to the store thrilled to the bone to know there were more of that set available.  I have since collected (never to be given away or traded) any and all of your books and will continue to do so.  I'm wait listed with Chapters for your new release in May 2012! 

I love the escape that comes with your stories, your characters are so very very real and it's such a pleasure to know that underneath they are all good people with kind souls who take duty and responsibility seriously.  I so appreciate how you manage to weave the circumstances of each story to take the reader on a new journey.. even within your family series the stories are all wonderfully unique. 

I'm 60 years old and have read many types of books for many years...yours are the closest to my heart...please please continue to write your wonderful stories and I will continue to collect and reread everything you write.   


Posted On 03-04-2012 2:02 AM
Name: sara goodpaster
City/State or Province: OH
Country: United States
Comment: LOVING ALL THE BOOKS I CAN GET MY HANDS ON. ANYONE WANT TO SELL THERE BOOKS?

Posted On 03-01-2012 3:38 PM
Name: Maria C.
Comment: I am curious about Miss Portia Hunt. Is she going to be in any books with the Duke she married? I am curious about her story.

Posted On 02-26-2012 3:05 PM
Name: Terah
City/State or Province: Louisiana
Country: United States
Comment: I know I commented here not long ago about reading all the books backwards , but I have to tell you. I have been excited, enthralled, heart broken, and fallen in love with most if not all of the characters in your books. But , I just finished reading " Slightly Married" and I must admit it is the first time I cried from reading a book. It really shook my heart. I am even more excited now to continue the Bedwyn Series. I may have to retread Ms Ann Jewels story because I am just dying to remember which bedwyns had more kids. Especially Aidan and Eve! I do have a question. I know the Proposal is to be re-released. Are the stories slightly different in the new releases? If I read the old release, should I read the new release? Or are they exactly the same?

Posted On 02-25-2012 1:40 PM
Name: Susan
City/State or Province: North Carolina
Country: United States of America
Comment: Dear Mary Balogh,

I am looking forward to your new book, The Proposal. On your website today it says the release date is April 24. I was thinking about pre-ordering it, so I went to Amazon.com, which says that the release date is May 1! Is May 1 the US release date only, or is there a mistake somewhere? It's only a week so it's not a problem to me, but I've heard that authors and publishers are interested in the sales numbers for the first week of publication, and I would be sorry for you to miss many sales in the first week if Amazon.com incorrectly thinks the book will not come out until May 1.

Posted On 02-19-2012 12:46 PM
Name: avis
City/State or Province: ontario
Country: canada
Comment: Ms. Balogh,

I am so glad you are reprinting some of your older titles. I discovered your books not quite two years ago. After reading, A Precious Jewel, A Secret Affair, and my favourite, A Matter of Class, I knew I had to read every book I could find that you've written. But gosh! The Signet titles were not readily available but online selling at 'doubloon-a-joint' prices. Still, I was desperate so I bought them and though I'd rather not have paid that much for a used book, I enjoyed every word I read. Except for maybe three of the Signet and a couple of the newer Mistress titles, and several in the numerous anthologies, I've got them all in my book case adding more as I find them while  just reading away at my leisure and absolute pleasure.


Posted On 02-18-2012 1:37 PM
Name: Sally White
Email Address:
City/State or Province: Burbank, CA
Country: US
Comment: Hi Mary,

I started reading your books a few months ago after reading everything I could find from Jo Beverly.  Finding your books was a good follow.  I really enjoy your stories and how you allow the female characters to be both passionate and intelligent.    I also like reading about families and friends connected in the series of your books. I look forward to reading more of your books as they become available.

Sincerely,

Sally White

Posted On 02-17-2012 9:40 PM
Name: Barb Nicholas
City/State or Province: Arvada CO 80004
Country: USA
Comment: I remember "The Temporary Wife" from way back when---one of my all-time favorites. Looking forward to reading it again.

Posted On 02-14-2012 10:35 PM
Name: Susie McDowell
City/State or Province: Fredericksburg, VA
Country: USA
Comment: I have been a long time fan of Mary and have read all of her books.  I'm looking forward to  Christmas Beau/A Christmas Bride, due out in October, and am hoping the book is in hardback.  I have re-read both books every Christmas season since they were published and it would be great if the book due out in October is in hardback.  Keep the great stories coming Mary!  Susie 

Posted On 02-12-2012 10:55 AM
Name: Doreen Docherty
City/State or Province: Garden City
Country: USA
Comment: Dear Mary, I enjoy all of your books. I started reading them from my local library but soon found it was difficult to coordinate all the books in a series when I had to reserve them from other libraries. My solution was to purchase your books so I would have them available to reread when the next one came out. My children were starting to complain about all of my books taking up so much room in our home; I have a number of other authors I also enjoy very much and have first read them in some of your anthologies. My husband solution to this was to get me an eReader. My first book on it is was your "Now A Bride". I am eagerly waiting to purchase you newest release, "The Promise of Spring/The Temporary Wife" duo at the end of this month. I remember that one of the first books of your I read were the three that made up the Four Horsemen trilogy. I am able to find "Irresistible" for my eReader; however the other two are not available. Will you be releasing them at some point to purchase either in paperback or for the eReaders? I am so very happy that you have written Gwen's story and can not wait for the rest of the new series. Thank you.

Posted On 02-08-2012 3:21 AM
Name: TJ
City/State or Province: Richland, WA
Country: USA
Comment: Mary:

I had never read romance novels until my friend Patty allowed me to borrow one of your books.  I was hooked from the beginning and borrowed more until I noticed that I liked them all and began to buy my own copies.  Your are one of the few authors whose books I enjoy so much I will reread again and again.

Thank you so much for writing such wonderful books.  I am trying to collect them all (as I haven't read one yet that I haven't liked). 

I especially enjoy the way you take some of the villains from some of your novels and turn them into heroes/heroines in other novels.  You have a rare gift of showing so many dimensions to your characters and have a way of introducing characters that most authors would shy away from and this is my number one reason I am such a fan.  Your skill of connecting them to so many other characters from other books is amazing and one of the many reasons I absolutely love your books.

Please never stop writing!  Because I will keep buying your books.

Posted On 02-05-2012 11:26 PM
Name: Terah
Comment: Ms. Balogh, I am one of your newest fans when I stumbles across Constatine's story and was surprised to find out I started at the end of the series. 6 months later I have read The Huxtable series and the teacher's of Miss Martin' s school. I had only wished I would have paid better attention to your website and read all the Bedwyn stories first. Seems I'm reading them all backwards! But that has not stopped the suspense and anxious feeling I get even though I know it turns out okay. I hope you have more books coming out, especially series with old characters, todo we may continue to be enthralled! Terah

Posted On 02-05-2012 2:18 PM
Name: mariam
City/State or Province: montreal, QC
Country: Canada
Comment: Hi Ms Balogh,

 

I have been reading your novels for sometime and you are the modern Jane Austen. I love the way you make stories seem real and sensible. You really do take the reader out of the current world to give a taste of fantasy and hope. Im sure i am not the first to call you on your superb talent but I want to tell you that your work is magical. I am in love with the regency era and have done a bit of research on my free time from school and work. Also by reading your novels it gave me a good glimpse of what it is all about. Even though i am 21 years old your books have definitely helped me escape some of my hard and vulnerable times in life and that is why i am grateful to you. I almost never watch television, therefore in order to divert myself in between exams and stressful times i read one of your books. I love books in general and all i do is read almost since i am not very social. My books have become my haven since my childhood. And lately I took all my courage and wanted to give writting a try. I am in university currently, studying in political science and European history, something that does not relate to my artful side, however it has been my dream to give myself a try and maybe someday have a third of your talent if possible. What i am about to propose might seem outrageous but i will take the chance nonetheless, I want to somehow work for you. I would love to see you work and learn and assist you with anything if i could with my limited skills. I am a fast and devoted learner. I love the studies that i am pursuing right now in school but when i think about graduating i cant stop thinking about writing. There might be a lot of places for internships if one looks into it, but my dream is to have you as a mentor. I cherish your work and your talent and could merely have a slight hope to have your consideration.

 

Sincerly,

 

Mariam Mir


Posted On 01-29-2012 8:54 PM
Name: Cathy Stout
City/State or Province: Milton, VT
Country: USA
Comment: Please put your out of print books on Kindle! I used to own all of them but they were destroyed in a flood.

Posted On 01-19-2012 2:58 PM
Name: Soumi Mukhopadhyay
Country: USA
Comment: I am one of your numerous fans. Your books are beyond romance. Very few authors - even main stream- can capture human emotions like the way you do. Bravo!

Of course no one can write a romance novel like you. I was reading " A chance encounter" the other day. When Elizabeth pledges to Robert about wanting to live life as a maiden aunt to her nephew, Robert raises his eyebrow and says softly "maiden?"...Simply brilliant!!!!

Last night I was reading your novella "A surprize party". Unbeknowest to me my pillow was wet! This from a 40 year old happily married mother of two.

Please keep them coming...I especially like your old style - strong heroins and totally take charge alpha males. Who can forget Wulfric Bedwyn or Joshlyn Tresham?

With regards and thanks from-

A Huge Fan

 


Posted On 01-15-2012 2:48 PM
Name: Joanna
City/State or Province: Venice/ California
Country: USA
Comment: What a lovely retreat it is to read your books. Your plots are very (to quote Lady Freyja Bedwin), "diverting".
    I have fun searching for books about the Napoleonic War, also those with characters with disabilities are especially heart warming. I can't wait for ther new Survivor Club septet!
You are a powerhouse writer with such a list of books, I wonder if you can name those of your books with disabled characters? I know only of Lord Carew's Bride, Silent Melody, and  Simply Love. Are you able to respond to my challenge?
Thanks for being a writer, most sincerely, Joanna

Posted On 01-07-2012 5:15 PM
Name: Nancy Hughes
City/State or Province: TXYoledo, Ohio
Country: USA
Comment: Dear Miss Mary, I would like to give you a gift! I just re-read The Talisman Ring, the edition with your Forward, and it made me even happier that you're a favorite writer of mine. You "feel just as you ought" in my opinion. Have you ever read any of these authors? If not, I recommend them. First, Jeanne Ray. Her Step Ball Change may be my favorite, but all four of them are great. Also, there is Marisa de los Santos and her books Love Walked In and Belong to Me. Then lots of Rowan Coleman's books (she's my newest favorite author), like The Accidental Mother and The Accidental Family. The Provence Cure for the Broken-Hearted is a special favorite of mine, by Bridget Asher, and she writes under another name, too. Check that out! I guess in closing, I think you might enjoy Roland Merullo's Breakfast With Buddha. Happy New Year, and thanks for all the great stories!

Posted On 01-07-2012 4:06 PM
Name: LaShondia Griffin
City/State or Province: Baltimore, MD
Country: US
Comment: Mrs. Balogh,

First, let me say: HAPPY NEW YEAR!! May your year bring peace and blessings to you and your loved ones. Second, I love love love your books!! I have recently discovered you and my first book was A Matter of Class. After that I was hooked. I am making my way through your booklist (at least the ones I can find at the library) and I just finished the Bedwyn Series. I LOVED them all but I think my favorite was Wulfric's story. Although I am not a member of the ton, LOL, I am the oldest and as such have always felt the need to be more responsible then my siblings. What I wanted to know is something I just noticed when I was researching the Simply Quartet. Is the Miss Martin's School for Girls, the one I think it is, from Freyja's story? And Anne and Claudia, the Anne that was Josh's cousins former governess and Claudia, the Miss Martin that Freyja tormented? I am about to begin this one with Simply Unforgettable. I know I'll love it and I have yet to be dissappointed! Thank you!!

LaShondia


Posted On 01-07-2012 1:58 PM
Name: Margaret Campbell
City/State or Province: LOCKERBIE
Country: SCOTLAND GB
Comment: Dear Mary Balogh

I enjoy your stories VERY much and have bought lots of them.I am delighted that "oldies "are being reprinted and have ordered the next ones.

I have just finished reading "Dancing with Calra" and am very happy that all ended well for her.But in the end I thought Clara was MEAN. Imagine she let her FRIEND go off to an uncertain future - no job etc. when a few hundered pounds would have given Harriet security. Does Harriet have her own book?

Looking forward to hearing from you. thank you for such good stories esp. the ones with bits where one must laugh out loud.

Yours sincerely

Margaret (and friends- I  keep telling friends about the books)


Posted On 01-04-2012 7:14 PM
Name: Sara McCutchen
City/State or Province: Spring Hill, TN
Country: USA
Comment: Dear Mary, I have been a fan of yours since high school -- I even wrote you a fan letter! :-) Now I'm a mom in my 30s with 2 boys, so I always look forward to your books when I have some alone time. I have a treasured collection of all your old Signet regencies, and I always re-read a few over the Christmas season. My favorite book of yours is The Temporary Wife, and I'm so happy it's going to be re-issued! I plan on buying some copies to pass along to friends. I adore Charity! Thank you for creating the perfect cozy world to escape to, on a cold night with a cup of hot tea!! Best wishes for you and yours in the new year! Sincerely, Sara

Posted On 01-01-2012 9:04 PM
Name: Patricia
City/State or Province: Ohio
Country: USA
Comment: Mary - I want to wish a blessed new year!  You are my favorite RR author and I have enjoyed every one of your books.  My favorite is "The Seceret Pearl"  as many readers have said but they are all just wonderful.  I was fortunate to travel to England and Wales this summer and have enjoyed putting a mental picture to many of your sceens and settings in your books.  Thank you so much for your detication and work to bring all these wonderful characters to life.

Posted On 12-30-2011 7:35 AM
Name: Bettina
City/State or Province: Bingen
Country: Germany
Comment: Hi Mary,

I am also a big fan of your stories. I got a Kindle for Christmas (because my nose is stuck in a book in every "free" minute I have and my bookshelves are always bursting) and the first books I bought were 3 of the Slightly-series, Irresistible and The Secret Pearl (my all-time-favourite!). Of course my husband could not really understand that I bought books I already posess, but the big advantage with the Kindle is, that I can now carry my favourites around all the time and re-read them even if the paperbacks are at home :)
I hope that all of your books will be available electronically soon, especially those that one cannot buy as paperbacks at the moment like Indiscreet and Unforgiven.
As a lot of my work nowadays is done in english, I have to improve my english constantly by reading english novels of course. So reading your novels could be considered as work actually ;-) Thanks a lot for making this fun!

Have a nice 2012 and I am looking forward to reading your new stories next year!
Bettina

Posted On 12-29-2011 1:36 PM
Name: Kim Haynes
City/State or Province: Walland, TN
Country: USA
Comment: Dear Ms. Balogh, I was fortunate to come across A Summer to Remember and have been devouring your booklist ever since. Is there any chance that Indiscreet/Unforgiven could be re-released in ebook form? I just finished Irresistible and I was blown away by it--I want so much to read the stories of the other Horsemen.

Thank you so much for your wonderful characters and stories! I know no other writer who captures the feelings of people as well as you.


Posted On 12-28-2011 11:20 PM
Name: Christine
City/State or Province: Quebec
Country: Canada
Comment: The Secret Mistress was just lovely. I found myself truly touched by Lady Angeline's refusal to be bowed down by setbacks, her ability (I would even say determination) to maintain a positive attitude even when things were not going her way. Most of all, I admired her for having chosen, of her own free will, a good man, and this despite the snide remarks of certain members of her entourage. And the not-so-dry-old-stick Earl of Heyward! He was a wonderful creation. Serious, yet unwittingly funny. He was quite romantic, all the more so for being quite unaware of his charms. Thank you so much for writing such an entertaining story.

Posted On 12-27-2011 11:17 PM
Name: Rena
Country: USA
Comment: I really enjoy your books!  Thank you for creating such fun characters.  you have the ability to create lovable characters that make one feel one is visiting with friends when they appear in other books or when rereading books.  One character I would enjoy reading more about is Gwen from One Night For Love, etc.  Is there a book forthcoming about her?  Thanks! 

Posted On 12-26-2011 12:24 PM
Name: nayyera
City/State or Province: bed-sty, brooklyn
Country: us
Comment: I have been subtly encouraging my patients to read your books by donating them to the unit, hoping that the positive stories of the heroines encourage my female patients toward a healthy and happy life.

We have an in-pt rehab facility in bed sty, almost all of the ladies are abused.  The gallantry of the regency period gives them a window to look out of, to dream and yes even to smile.

As a physician, I have noticed that the 'readers' tend to recover quicker than the non-readers.

please donate your gently used books to your local hospital or medical facility...thank you

 


Posted On 12-20-2011 12:05 PM
Name: Pam Harris
City/State or Province: Pasadena MD
Country: US
Comment: Ms. Balogh:

I am an avid reader and last year around the holidays I purchased "A Christmas Promise" . I normally don't read "season" specific books, but decided to give your book a try. I started reading it a few days before Christmas and absolutely loved itI It is a constant reminder for me of what the holiday season is all about and the simplicity of life "back in the day". Your book started me on a journey of historical novels.

I made a pact to myself to re-read this book every year over the holiday. I am currently halfway through again and am thoroughly enjoying as much, if not more than I did last year.

Kudos to you!

Have a Happy Holiday!


Posted On 12-13-2011 9:29 PM
Name: Katrina Bialobrzeski
City/State or Province: Armed Forces Europe
Country: United States
Comment: Mrs. Balogh,

I cannot tell you how much I enjoy reading your work. You create characters that are so compelling that I wish they were real and I could meet them and stare in wonder. I started reading romance novels when my husband deployed in 2008 and I have been reading them ever since. My personal collection has well over a thousand books, and I think I own every single one you have ever written. I tell you this to lend credit to the following statement that my most beloved romance novel is Slightly Dangerous. I am in love with Christine and her Duke! I love when she throws his quizzing glass and when she rolls down the hill, much to his dismay. What I love the most is when he tells her how he would not crush her spirit but treasure and protect it. I weep at the thought of the love between these two characters and the story of how opposites attract. Please don't think me too crazed! But I am a sap for a happily ever after and every book I have ever read by you, makes me hunger for more. The Bewcastle family is my favorite of all time however, for they are real, relatable, and truly magical. Thank you for writing your books and for inspiring me to try my own hand at creating a happily ever after for my very own characters! All the best to you and yours and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas as well! 

Katrina

 


Posted On 12-08-2011 3:36 PM
Name: Brooke Pinnock
City/State or Province: Idaho
Country: USA
Comment: Mary, You are by far my favorite author! I have re-read all of your books that I can get my hands on, over and over. I have often wonder what becomes of Lizzy Pickford from Simpley Perfect. I would love to know her story when she becomes a young woman. Hint, hint! Thank you for all of your wonderful stories!!

Posted On 12-04-2011 1:55 PM
Name: Nelly Thillet
City/State or Province: San Juan
Country: Puerto Rico
Comment: I am 75 yrs. old and still a romantic. Love the stories and the humor

Posted On 12-03-2011 5:14 PM
Name: Christa Bedwin
City/State or Province: Alberta
Country: Canada
Comment: Mary, I adored Slightly Sinful and I can't wait to read others. I love how the characters are cheerful, sometimes determinedly so.

Posted On 11-27-2011 10:41 PM
Name: Rossie
City/State or Province: Milwaukee, WI
Country: USA
Comment: Mary, I just want to thank you for all the wonderful books you've written. I have read a lot of them (I hunt them down on Amazon... not easy to get) and I just can't get enough! I'm so excited that you have a new book coming out in the spring, I can't wait! Much love and I hope you are having a wonderful holidays!

Posted On 11-26-2011 2:28 AM
Name: Eunice Cracknell
City/State or Province: Perth
Country: Australia
Comment: Hi Mary, Thank you for writing so many great books. I have all of the printed versions and re-read them often. What I really need is more of them to be published in audio format. Are there any plans to do this in the future?

Posted On 11-25-2011 12:41 PM
Name: Raissa
City/State or Province: Saint-Petersburg
Country: Russia
Comment: You're the best author of romance novels! Thank you!

Posted On 11-24-2011 11:19 PM
Name: Marilyn Mahuron
City/State or Province: Frankfort,Ky.
Comment: Thank  you for years of enjoyment and pleasure of your novels.

Posted On 11-17-2011 3:20 PM
Name: Tammy
City/State or Province: Washington, DC
Country: USA
Comment:

Mary – This is my second time posting on this site.  I am thrilled to see that you have a new book, “The Proposal” coming out in the spring.  My only complaint is we have to wait 6 more months and they are teasing us with the title and no blurb about the contents!  As I have said before you are my absolute favorite regency period author.   I really like that we can follow the H/h emotions as they evolve thru the book.  I also love your short stories and any of your stories that involve children.  I love how your books have a subtle sense of humor, especially when describing the hero.  Your books are all lying in various places around my house and I am often picking one up and rereading my favorite parts.  I hope they re-release more of your older novels.  I think the public would benefit since there is a dearth of good regency novels out there.


Posted On 11-10-2011 9:47 PM
Name: Suzanne S
City/State or Province: Indiana
Country: USA
Comment: Mrs Balogh, I want to thank you for all the kindness and comfort your books have brought me over the years. I look forward to each new book. I love the development of the characters and the lessons they can teach us about ourselves. One favor: I have a number of short Christmas stories you have written in numerous books. Would you be able to gather the ones that have not already been published in "Under the Mistletoe" and put them together in a new book. I have always enjoyed the story, "The Surprise Party" in "A Regency Christmas." Thank you for republishing, "Lord Carew's Bride." It is one I treasure. I wish you a blessed holiday season. Suzanne

Posted On 11-07-2011 3:13 PM
Name: Ana M.
City/State or Province: New Jersey
Country: US
Comment: Mrs. Balogh:

I've been a fan of yours for a little while.  I have to confess that  I am a little nervous writing to you making sure I don't make any grammatical errors, since you are a former  English teacher.  Ever since I read THE SECRET PEARL, I have been hooked by your books.  What I love the most is how your characters seem so real and how easy it is to connect with them.  Thank you for writing all those wonderful stories and making our immagination fly high.

I also wanted to thank you for sharing with us a little of your private life and letting us see the person behind all those wonderful books.

am.


Posted On 10-31-2011 1:51 PM
Name: Lara
City/State or Province: Dubai
Country: UAE
Comment: Dear Mary,

My mom lent me the secret mistress while visiting and i loved it the characters are so authentic I could hear them speaking.  I loved how fiesty the heroine was and the great way you brought them together i am so looking forward to getting the other "mistress" books so i can read more about the duke and his brother...

Thanks for some wonderful down time
L

Posted On 10-30-2011 5:03 AM
Name: edirin
City/State or Province: lagos
Country: nigeria
Comment: Hi Mary,

you are just an awesome writer!!! your sense of humor shows in your books.. i've read 4 of huxtable series - looking for Con's story now... thanks for bringing laughter to me through your books

Posted On 10-29-2011 3:22 AM
Name: Jennifer
Comment: Hi Mary, I reread the Bedwyn and the Simply series during the last 2 weeks, and after finishing Simply Perfect last night, I was wondering if one day you are going to write a story about Lizzie Pickford? And what about David Jewell? Maybe they are going to be paired up? .... Just wondering... and hoping... :-) Greetings. Jennifer

Posted On 10-26-2011 1:05 PM
Name: MJ
City/State or Province: Oregon
Country: USA
Comment: I've commented before though it was a few years ago. I just have to say how excited I am that you're finally able to tell Gwen's story. I find it very funny that an editor didn't want you to write Lauren's story. I hope you feel vindicated since A Summer to Remember is an awesome book and who could possibly NOT adore Lauren?! A Summer to Remember was the first book of yours I read. I very quickly RAN back to the bookstore for the entire Bedwyn Series and then hunted down One Night for Love. And without Kit, we might not've had Sid and I honestly think Simply Love is my favourite book of yours - though it's tough to choose!

I'm looking forward to your upcoming series and I'm also really thankful for all of the re-releases since I'm a relative newcomer to your books and enjoy them a lot. I always know I'm in for a good story when I pick up one of your novels!


Posted On 10-24-2011 5:05 AM
Name: Wendy
City/State or Province: Manawatu
Country: New Zealand
Comment: Pleaes write faster!

Posted On 10-21-2011 5:31 PM
Name: Maggie Forbes
City/State or Province: San Diego
Country: United States
Comment: Have always enjoyed your books. Keep looking for Longing & Truly on Kindle and really hoping there are plans to make all your books available on Kindle. Thanks for hours and hours of pleasure.

Posted On 10-21-2011 10:53 AM
Name: yichen
City/State or Province: guangdong
Country: chinese
Comment:

I just read your book a  christmas promise and  enjoyed it a great deal.I just wanted to let you know. I really like to read. thank you  very  much!

 


Posted On 10-18-2011 12:59 PM
Name: Sharon Boalhosa
City/State or Province: Johannesburg
Country: South Africa
Comment: Hi Mary

 

You are my favourite writer, I have read all your books, and now have downloaded them via e-books and reading them all again.

Please advise if you intend to write a book on the full romance between Lieutant Penworth and Jennifer Simpson, I liked there story in the Web Series.

 


Posted On 10-18-2011 12:14 PM
Name: Michael Douglas
City/State or Province: Hampstead NC
Country: USA
Comment: I'm waiting for Lizzie's come out. I read "Simply perfect" and hope you continue the story.
I have most of your books so thank you for the hours of enjoyment.
Michael

Posted On 10-10-2011 3:02 PM
Name: Julie
City/State or Province: Amarillo, Texas
Country: USA
Comment: I just finished the Slightly series and was sad when it was over.  Every story I read got better and better.  Slightly Dangerous was my favorite.  I laughed out loud at the heroine Christine.  She's by far my favorite, and see the ice melt from Wulfric was a joy.  Is there any possibility of more Bedwyn book, perhaps about their children, in the future?

Posted On 10-09-2011 10:45 PM
Name: Judy
City/State or Province: Temple TX
Country: USA
Comment: a number of years ago a friend loaned me the Simply series and I have been hooked ever since. Thank you so much for many hours of enjoyable reading and experiences I could never have had otherwise. Your books only get passed to friends with the understanding that I will get them back. I never trade them in or give them away. I just purchased The Secret Pearl and am looking forward to indulging in it. Thank you again and please keep writing.WE LUV YOU!

Posted On 10-05-2011 7:56 PM
Name: Sonia
City/State or Province: Casablanca
Country: Morocco
Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful time I have already spent with your heroes and heroines since I first discovered your work in 2003 with the SLIGHTLY.. series! I wondered if perhaps it would be possible to host on your website a poll in order to determine the reader's favorite characters/couple? Especially as I searched the WWW and could not find any yet.. It would be interesting to find out who are the most liked male/female character, which pairing is the best, who does the best preformance as a "villain" etc.. For example: My favorite male character through all your books I have already read (and alas I have not yet read ALL of them) is Peter Edgeworth Viscount Whitleaf (Simply Magic). And my favorite female so far is Alexandra Purnell (from The Gilded Web). The best pairing to me is Wulfric Bedwyn Duke of Bewcastle and Christine Derrick (Slightly Dangerous) and one of the character I liked less is the Duchess of Ridgeway (The Secret Pearl).. I hope this suggestion might be in any way valuable to anyone.. :) Thank you again, and keep on with your wonderful work!! LoL (and sorry for my english, I'm not a native speaker, though my english has improved a lot thanks to your books!)

Posted On 10-02-2011 5:39 PM
Name: Pat
City/State or Province: CA
Country: United States
Comment: Hi Mary, I just finished reading "The Secret Mistress" and I loved it, of course! I hope you'll write a longer story about Eunice and Lord Wyndrow. I really enjoyed those characters and would like to read more about them. According to amazon.com, you have a book titled "The Proposal" coming out in 2012 but I didn't see anything about it on your website. I hope amazon is right. Meanwhile, I'll have to make due with re-reading your novels since I've already read everything you've written. Thanks for all the great stories! Pat

Posted On 10-01-2011 9:33 AM
Name: Claudia Lawrence
City/State or Province: Lebanon, Pa.
Country: U.S.A.
Comment: I discovered one of your books in our local library. The "Slightly...." titles are there and I have read them all.
I am new to computers but typed your name in the search and am delighted to see the long list of your titles. The printable list is great.
Since I can't afford to buy them all at once, They will be on my Christmas list this year.
I enjoyed your bio page. Lovely pictures. Family and love are most important to getting through these times of world turmoil.
Thanks for your books which take me to another time and place.
My husband's family is from Wales.

Posted On 09-28-2011 10:43 PM
Name: Amanda Murch
City/State or Province: Georgia
Country: USA
Comment: I just wanted to say what a wonderful author you are. Not only do I enjoy reading your books, I also share them with my Husband, His Mother, My Mother, and our Eldest Daughter who is 15. Keep up the good work. I'm looking forward to trying to get all of your older books to add to my collection.

Posted On 09-28-2011 4:22 PM
Name: Megan
City/State or Province: Chatsworth, Georgia
Country: United States
Comment: Mary, I have just finished reading 'Dark Angel' and I must say that I am rather thrilled with it. I purchased the Dell Release of the book that also contains 'Lord Carew's Bride'. I have not started it yet, but I am assured that it will be quite lovely. When I was growing up I fell in love with Jane Austen's characters and now, being 23 and having read all of Austen's work, I am so excited to have found well rounded historical characters in your novels. I can imagine becoming quite caught up with them in further books in this series. Thank you for this gift to literature and to me.

Posted On 09-27-2011 7:01 PM
Name: Gail Nichols
City/State or Province: Cameron,Texas
Country: United States
Comment: Dear Mrs.Balogh

My name is Gail and I live Texas.I have been reading romance books as a hobby for quite a long time. It is one of my few hobbies in that my disability(Cerebral Palsy from the waist down) leaves me sort of a shut-in. I have read alot of books over the years and enjoyed them for various reasons.But,my favorite ones are the ones that you get "Lost" in you forget your troubles and you forget your surroundings(My surrounds is kinda hard to forget) There are very few authors who can do that for me but after reading your book "Slightly Dangerous" I can truthfully that mot only are you one of them but for me you are the very best of them(the authors) I was so very taken with your story that I could not put the book down. I want to go to the bookstore and buy all of your books at once.My budget would not permit that so I have to comprimise and get one or two at a time.Please don't stop writing those wonderfuly romantic books,and I promise I won't stop reading them.Your #1 fan forever

                                                                                                                              Gail


Posted On 09-27-2011 2:41 PM
Name: C. Lundy
City/State or Province: Nassau
Country: Bahamas
Comment: I was just introduced to your books and have read 3 of the Huxtable Quintet series...I'm looking forward to the others.  You are one of the best historical romance writers I have read.  Keep them coming

Posted On 09-21-2011 8:27 AM
Name: Elaine Gill
City/State or Province: Brewton, Alabama
Country: USA
Comment: I have most of your books and love them. I love the way you also list your series. Its hard to find an author that will do that. I hate reading a book and then finding out I just read the last of a series. Thanks again for all the hours of really enjoyable hours reading.

Posted On 09-20-2011 2:40 PM
Name: Nicole Regan
City/State or Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Comment: Dear Mary,

I just wanted to tell you how much I've enjoyed your books.  So far I've read two from different series, and look forward to learning more of some of my favourite characters.  Your website is also very helpful in planning for further reading enjoyment.  Thank you... thank you....and ... thank you.

Sincerely,

Nicole Regan

 


Posted On 09-16-2011 10:39 AM
Name: Doris Dee
City/State or Province: Pennsylvania
Country: USA
Comment: I love reading your books, especially over and over again.  I'm getting a little older now and have been purchasing my favorite's on CD!  Will the Slightly and Simply books ever get on audio????   Thank you for so many wonderful, joyous hours of reading.  Looking forward to your next series!

Posted On 09-15-2011 5:04 PM
Name: Lillian
City/State or Province: Elyria OH
Country: USA
Comment: Ah Mary, You always write stories I enjoy reading over and over.  I can hardly wait for the survivor's series and know I will complain, only to myself, about having to wait for the next book.  I so enjoyed the final book in the mistress series.  It was worth waiting for.  "A Matter of Class," was so good.  It has a wonderful thread of the possible through it that makes you know true love can happen.  My best to you and your family.  All your new releases of old favorites have attracted a whole new group of readers to admire your skill.  I still have my old beat-up copies bought at used books stores and thrift shops!  Thank you for hours of pleasure.  Lillian

Posted On 09-13-2011 2:05 PM
Name: Susan Allen
City/State or Province: Wattsburg/PA
Country: USA
Comment: Mary,

 

I absolutely love your books!  I was introduced to your works through a friend this past year and at last count, I have 29 of your books.

 

My question is this----I just recently read "Irresistible" (absolutely fabulous book, of course) that I purchased through Barnes & Noble bookstore.  I also see that there are two other books that are part of a series----Indiscreet, and Unforgiven.  But B&N tell me that they are no longer in print.  Do you have any plans to redistribute those two in the future?  I would love to read them and have them in my library.  I'm not a big fan of having to buy used books, but I would if I had to.

 

Let me know and thanks in advance!

 

Sue

 


Posted On 09-11-2011 6:23 PM
Name: Marcia Kanter
City/State or Province: Edison, NJ
Country: USA
Comment: Just finished "One Night For Love" for the 4th time. It's my go-to book when I need a lift. I still cry when the Duke of Portfrey breaks down when Lily acknowledges him as her father.

Will there be anything further on Gwendolyn Muir; really think she deserves a new love of her own.

Posted On 09-11-2011 6:05 PM
Name: Heather A.
City/State or Province: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Country: Canada
Comment: Hello Mary,

I started reading "A Secret Affair" yesterday and hope to finish it today.  It has been in my TBR book bag for months and I am quite angry at myself for letting it almost fade away there. I was so anxious waiting for Constantine's happy ending and then I just let him languish at the bottom of the book bag. I hope he forgives me. 

Thank you for all the wonderful books you have written through the years.  I have enjoyed every single one. 

Posted On 09-09-2011 1:47 PM
Name: Cheena
City/State or Province: Santa Rosa, CA
Comment: After reading The Secret Mistress, I re-read More Than a Mistress, which is one of my very favorite books!  After finishing it, I went to your website to read the epilog to this story.  Imagine my disappointment  to find it gone!  What happened and why was it removed?  It seemed such a fitting end to that story.

What I love and admire about your writing is not just the focus on romantic love, but LOVE for friends, for family, for community, and the message that love is infinite.  I always feel so hopeful and uplifted.  Thank you, thank you.

Posted On 09-08-2011 4:00 PM
Name: Kiera Bruce
City/State or Province: Nuneaton
Country: UK
Comment: I picked up Aidan and Eve's story on an 'I've-read-everything-I-know-I-like-let's-try-something-different' haul from the library and loved it. I'm slightly miffed that I can't get the books in order at the library (beggars can't be choosers!) but two days ago I picked up Wulfric and Christine's story. I'd seen hints of it from having read the 'Simply' books first and was intrigued by the change in Wulfirc from my first encounter with him.

I read the book straight through in three hours - I literally couldn't put it down - and I'm now re-reading it thoroughly. Out of all of your books I've read, this is my favourite; the story is so moving, the way the relationship builds feels real, and I was honestly moved to tears when Wulfric dove off the tree. Christine is such a charming character and balances his inarticulate upper-class Englishness wonderfully.

If I had to pick a second favourite, I think it's be Miss Martin's happy ending in Simply Perfect. I cried again!

 

Thank you :)


Posted On 09-06-2011 11:52 AM
Name: Lynn
City/State or Province: texas
Country: usa
Comment: One of my top three, must buy, authors. Don't even bother looking at back cover info, I know I will love it! Keep writing these books, they are treasures.

Favorites? Freya's Slightly Scandalous is at the top of the list, such spunk love her! The entire linked series from One Night for Love thru the Simply series. Love the community she created. But also at the top is the sweetly tender Silent Melody. Wish more authors would include the handicapped in such positive empowering roles as she has. Can't wait for Gwen's story and a new series to fall for!!


Posted On 09-03-2011 10:55 AM
Name: Amy Doolan
City/State or Province: Buckinghamshire
Country: England
Comment: Hello, since the dicoverary of your books this year i cant stop reading them! they are just my sort of books and they leave me gripped right to the end! My favourite book is slightly wicked i dont know why! thanks again!


Posted On 08-25-2011 2:28 AM
Name: Laura
City/State or Province: Bavaria
Country: Germany
Comment: Dear Mrs. Balogh

Romance is dead, thought my 18 year old self, although I loved Twilight and those books do have some romance in them.
I live in Germany, so I never read english books until I really wanted to. Most of the time it was just because I didn´t want to wait half a year for the next Harry Potter book to be translated. :-) Or because the new Anita Blake book had just been released on paperback.

Then my mother got remarried and went to live with her husband (she did come back though) While she was in the U.S I accidentally pushed the wrong button on amazon. I just wanted to buy some new books but instead I got draged to the bestseller page. I was bored so I went through it and then your Huxtable series caught my eye. I don´t remember what rank they had just that the covers were really pretty, so I told my mother to buy them for me, along with some other stuff.
She brought me the books and I started reading. Don´t judge a book by its cover, huh? Well, your books don´t need a cover at all, because I´ve been enraptured with them for more than 2 years and I still haven´t finished all of them.

When I finished At first comes marriage, I was grining like a fool and feeling happier than I had been in ages. After that I read the whole series and started another.  The Slightly and The Simply series. I didn´t read them in the right order but they were still great. There was no couple that didn´t fit in my eyes. There was no scene that I had read before. To put it simply, they are fantastic and I love them. Your characters are adorable...even Wulfric Bedwyn turned out to be adorable. Slightly Dangerous looks very used by now, just like Slightly Scandalous and Simply Perfect...and many more.
Today I finished More than a Misstress and it was a great read. Who do you deem more humorless and horrid by the way? Tresham or Bewcastle? (I love them both ;-))

But strangely, my all time favourite will always be Elliott Wallace, Viscount Lyngate and later Duke of Moreland.

I thank you, Mrs. Balogh, for bringing love and romance back into my life. For always having a happy ending in your books. A fact that I have adopted into my own stories. For giving me so much laughter, sometimes even anger or outrage while reading your books. For making me believe in love again, no matter how grim the situation may be.
Thank you <3

Okay, I´ll be going now. There are still some books that want to be read by me and I need to sleep so I can go to work, earn my salary and buy A secret mistress. I am so looking forward to Angelines story. :-)

Sincerely Yours,
Laura

Posted On 08-17-2011 4:05 PM
Name: Shale Krugman
Comment: I just finished "The Secret Mistress." It was wonderful to finally read Angeline's story. It was great and amusing. It suited her to a tee. I have one comment though. There is no way Tresh and Jane wouldn't have been there at the end. Tresh loves and is still very protective of this sister. Heyward and him have become friends by this point. Jane and Angeline are also very close. Jane would have been glued to Angeline side. Maybe Tresh and Jane where on thier way, expecting to be there in time.

Posted On 08-17-2011 12:06 AM
Name: Tabitha
City/State or Province: Prince Edward Island
Country: Canada
Comment: Hi Mary,

I've come across Slightly Wicked by chance and read it today while I'm home recuperating from being thrown from a horse a couple of days ago.  I very much enjoyed the book and can't wait to read more of the series.  It definitely took my mind off my sore muscles.  Thanks!  :)

Posted On 08-08-2011 9:40 PM
Name: Nerida Gill
City/State or Province: Canberra
Country: Australia
Comment: Hi Mary, Really enjoyed the first book in the Huxtable series on Kindle but have not been able to find many of your other books in a Kindle search on Amazon. Do you have plans to make them available on Kindle? Regards

Posted On 08-07-2011 11:28 PM
Name: Barbara
City/State or Province: Portland, OR
Country: USA
Comment: I love your books.  I recently retired from my work as an itinerant teacher.  Listening to your books on CD has gotten me many a mile down the road, going from one student to the next.   Since I am now retired, I decided to read your books, especially the ones I've already listened to.   I'm reading my way through the "Simply" books.  They are so wonderful!   Your writing style is very soothing.  Since I already know how the stories end, having listened to them on CD, I'm free to just enjoy the characters and appreciate your lovely words.  Since I started reading the "Simply" series as bedtime stories, I find I sleep better.  I've even had better, more enjoyable dreams!  Thank you so much, Mary!  

Posted On 08-06-2011 9:14 PM
Name: Teresa Carroll
City/State or Province: North Carolina
Country: USA
Comment: Hi Mary,
  I love all of your books. My favorite has to be "The Secret Pearl". It is the one story that has me reading it over and over again. It is so compelling and full of emotions. Thank you for sharing your stories with us. You are a remarkable writer.

Posted On 08-05-2011 5:04 PM
Name: Diane
City/State or Province: Minnesota
Country: USA
Comment: Hello Mary,

I really enjoyed the Bedwyn family series...My favorite was Aidan and Eve...I've often wondered about their children...Davy, Becky, and Hannah...

Are there any plans to continue with a story of this family as the children reached adulthood?

Thank you, Diane


Posted On 08-04-2011 3:29 AM
Name: Alicia
Country: Australia
Comment: Hi Mary,

I just wanted to write to let you know how much I have enjoyed reading your books. Slightly Married was the first ever regency book that I had read as I was so intrigued by the idea that someone could be slightly married. I then became hooked on the entire Bedwyn series. Sometimes I try to determine which book I like best but it tends to depend on which book I am currently reading. I have also read the Huxtable series which is another of my favourites. I tend to get a bit attached to my favourite characters and love to catch glimpses of them throughout a series. I have also read the Web trilogy, the Simply series and the Mistress books and I have thouroughly enjoyed them as well.

So thank you for writing such great books. They have kept me entertained for many hours and I particularly want to thank you for starting my regency romance addiction!

Alicia


Posted On 08-04-2011 12:06 AM
Name: Oona
City/State or Province: Mass
Country: USA
Comment: I'm disappointed that those of us who buy the hardcover of Secret Mistress will not get the epilogues, but those who buy the paperback will. I have been looking forward to buying it, but this doesn't seem fair. I hope I have misread this.

Posted On 08-04-2011 12:05 AM
Name: Ilze
City/State or Province: Dundas
Country: Canada
Comment: Just finished "The Secret Mistress" yesterday. What a wonderful book!

Posted On 08-03-2011 7:33 PM
Name: June Capasso
City/State or Province: Yardley, PA
Country: USA
Comment: Mary, I just finished The Secret Mistress, and absolutely loved it.  Now I have to re-read the other two books in the series (read them years ago). 

I love all your books, keep writing.

Thank you.

June Capasso


Posted On 08-02-2011 9:39 PM
Name: Brittany Colotta
City/State or Province: Texas
Country: USA
Comment: I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your book and to say I'm a HUGE fan is putting it mildly. I have read the Huxtable Series, Web Series and a few others that aren't apart of a series. I am always drawn into and taken to a whole other world that is fascinating. My husband and son know to be self sufficient when I am reading one of your novels. Thank you for all of the great reading and I cannot wait to read everything else you have written

Posted On 08-02-2011 8:04 PM
Name: Sara
City/State or Province: Lisbon
Country: Portugal
Comment: Hi Mary!

 

Here's a big thank you from Portugal!

 

About 5 years ago, on my 19th birthday, my friends convinced me to go on a road trip around my country, during the summer months, as a celebration of sorts.

 

I accepted. And then, about an hour later, I had that interesting moment in which you realise you've just agreed to going traveling with friends.

 

That ahead of you, there are days filled with hours and hours of golden sand and blue-green ocean (we are known for our beaches), and nights spend in tiny tents beneath silver stars and the darkest blue skys (road trip with my friends means camping)...

 

You're probably not seeing were the problem was, but you see... I'd noting to read! At all! What could I possibly use to fill away the endless hours spent toasting in the sun in beaches or simply toasting in the heat inside my friends' car and the nights all alone in my tent!

 

Well, I went to a bookshop near my home and looked up for anything to read, first in my own language, but here in Portugal english books are pretty cheat, and yours are always at such an acessible price!

 

So, and altough I had never heard of your books before, I remember seeing "A Summer To Remember"  grabbing it off the bookshelf, and then noticing your entire Bedwyn Family collection and looking at all the pretty shining covers and wicked sounding names and thinking: "Oh my! Wouldn't those look beautiful in my bookstands?"

 

Result: I bought them all, on a whim, and never, ever regretted it.

 

Today I have all your books, (having had to post order most of them, but still totally worth it) and I re-read them every summer or whenever I feel like it, I've also managed to "convince" (trough a lot of whining) a couple of friends into reading them, I'm proud to say that each one of my friends who borrowed your books from me to read, ended up buying them later on, to keep in their own collections. I know one day those collections will pass to our daughters, when they are the appropriate age, a beautiful legacy, and I just wanted to say how thankful I am to you for bringing such lovable characters and such extraordinary stories into all our lives.

 

Thank you over and over again

 

Your devoted summer fan,

 

Sara     

 


Posted On 08-01-2011 10:04 AM
Name: Angela
City/State or Province: Washington DC
Country: USA
Comment: I have just finished the Secret Mistress.  I loved it!!!  I only have one question, Why did it take Angeline seven years to have children? Is it because she needed to mature more?

All in all, I did really love the book.


Posted On 07-31-2011 1:09 PM
Name: Kathy
City/State or Province: Clifton Park NY
Country: USA
Comment: Mary,

Just finished 'A Secret Mistress' - all in one day.  I loved it. Having read 'No Man's Mistress' and ' More than a Mistress' it was wonderful to read the character of Angelina and how she developed.  It made me laugh.  Now I appreciate Edward and how much he loves Angelina.  I do still love Jocelyn and Jane.

I don't know who I fell in love with better, the Duke of Tresham or the Duke of Bewcastle.  Love your writing. It is hard to put down.  I tell my husband don't bother me for the day!!


Posted On 07-30-2011 8:55 PM
Name: kerry silwick
City/State or Province: richmond, va
Country: usa
Comment: All I have to say Mary is ~ I wish you could write as fast at I read them.  YOU ARE MY FAVORITE and I cannot get enough of you! 

Posted On 07-30-2011 8:21 PM
Name: Bonnie
City/State or Province: Colorado
Country: USA
Comment: Mary,

Many years ago I read The Double Wager, and it's humor and tender scenes have stayed with me ever since.  Recently I had the chance to read it again, and I found, to my delight, that Henry was fresh and fun, the children (Pen and Phil) were a joy, and Marius was so witty in his condescension that I fell in love with the story all over again.  I loved the laugh out loud moments - usually in Marius' point of view - when there were droll observations about the Bow Street Runners or his household being able to assist the government in their espionage against the French.  All this to say, thank you for providing such an enjoyable read.  My best to you. 

Posted On 07-29-2011 3:26 PM
Name: Siân Morgan Allred
City/State or Province: Lehi, Utah
Country: U.S.A.
Comment: I fell in love with Jane Austen's books when I was fifteen, then found Georgette Heyer and have all of her books, which I have read and reread over the years.  I have read all your books and enjoy them so much.  I will be rereading them also, whilst I wait for new ones to come out.  Thank you for all your hard work and effort that brings happiness to all of us avid readers.  I was also glad to see that you have a daughter named  Siân, I was born in England to Welsh parents from Merthyr Tydfil, so Wales has always been close to my heart.

Posted On 07-28-2011 6:50 PM
Name: Melanie Morris
City/State or Province: Cheshire
Country: England
Comment: Dear Mary,

Tonight is the first time i have been on your website and i find myself dismayed.  I thought i was well versed in the tales you so convincingly tell and yet to my astonishment i find a huge gap in the books you have wrote that i have not read.  I shall endeavour to correct this wrong immediately.  I was first introduced via The Bedwyn's (and not in the right order), as i'm a book self buyer rather than an internet orderer and followed this series with the Simply's and The Huxtables.  By far, so far my favourite story is The Secret Pearl, though I found the end very frustrating but that is the nature of men generally!  Tonight i was curious about Constantine and was certain he must have his own tale (today i read Seducing an Angel again!), one i must read as soon as I learn the title.  How right i was! But now there are so many more of your books for me to explore... a task i shall set my heart to completing in the speedist of times.

I enjoy your books,  the mix of hopeful romance and anguished reality. I also appreciate that you, out of many of the authors i read are actually from the UK. Although i enjoy the works of many authors i often find it surreal that ties with a land can be explored without the depth of attatchment to place but perhaps that is overly romantic of me.

Happy writing as i will no doubt continue my joyful reading.

Melanie x


Posted On 07-28-2011 1:08 AM
Name: Kika Anne
Country: USA
Comment: I'm begging you, please write an epilogue for Devil's Web.  I just bought it to read because I thought I hadn't read it even though I was nearly sure I read all the books in that series.  After I finished it (again) I realized why I thought I hadn't read it.  It's an amazing story, and I love it, but there's so little time for them to be happy it feels almost like it never happened.  They need a good long epilogue a few years down the road where they're both happy to feel like the story's really complete. 

Love your stories, thanks for sharing them.

Posted On 07-27-2011 6:17 PM
Name: Kelley
City/State or Province: Cocoa, Florida
Country: USA
Comment: I have read a number of your books and enjoyed them all.  Right now I am finishing The Ideal Wife and absolutely adore Abby.  Thank you for bringing so many hours of joy!  I can't wait to finish working my way through your book list!  :)


Posted On 07-25-2011 6:05 PM
Name: Miranda Owen
City/State or Province: NY
Country: US
Comment: Hi,

 

I just finished reading Seducing An Angel and I loved it. I loved the dialogue, the textured characters, and the family relationships. I smiled a lot while reading this book. I look forward to reading your other new books. I read a lot of different types of romance books(contemporary, paranormal, historicals), but I feel like your books are "romances for grown-ups" - meaning you don't dumb down the story for readers.

 

- Miranda


Posted On 07-25-2011 5:39 PM
Name: Anesha Knight
City/State or Province: North Carolina
Country: United States of America
Comment: Ms. Balogh,

Please Do Not Stop Writing! Your gift supplies me with hours of peace from stressful days; and when my days are good, your books are wonderful companions!

Thank you!


Posted On 07-25-2011 12:02 AM
Name: Cheryl Sease
City/State or Province: Des Moines, IA
Country: USA
Comment: Thank you for adding me to your e-mail list.  I just finished reading "A Matter of Class."  It was delightful and clever, and Reggie and Anna were both so endearing!  It will remain on my "keeper shelf," and I can't wait to read more of your books. 

Posted On 07-23-2011 9:56 PM
Name: mary VanSlyck
City/State or Province: elgin il
Comment: Finished The Secret Mistress and went back to reread the other 2 in the series. In some ways I liked this latest one the best of the 3. You took some standard characters, young debutant, stuffy man and brought them to life. It is harder to keep the stories true to the period. So many writers, not you, say it is set in the Regency period and then create people and situations that don't fit the era. Thank you for a good read. I read it as my birthday present to myself and it was a good day.

Posted On 07-23-2011 4:34 AM
Name: Akichan
Country: Philippines
Comment: I have read A Summer to Remember and I really love the story. It feels like characters were in front of me that I can feel the atmosphere and the emotions each lines impart. I love Lauren's character. It seems that she is continually growing from a school miss to an adorable woman. I find your stories hard to forget. I am currently reading your Slightly Dangerous, and it seems to me that all of your books are a promising find.

Posted On 07-22-2011 8:37 PM
Name: Wendy Hennigar
City/State or Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Comment: Dear Mary,

I just finished A Matter of Class. I enjoyed it. I am Jane Austin Fan and love the Regency period. I am now looking forward to reading many more of your books.

Many Blessings,

Wendy


Posted On 07-22-2011 2:08 PM
Name: Sunita Khelawan
City/State or Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Comment: Dear Mary :

I love your books, I have read all the Slightly books and loved them. By chance I read Seducing an Angel and now I have to read them all - I am going on vacation in a week and will hit the bookstore for the full series before I do, I can't wait to sink my teeth into them , I love historical romances keep writing them please.

all the best

 

Sunita


Posted On 07-22-2011 9:53 AM
Name: Betsy
City/State or Province: Houston, TX
Country: USA
Comment: I have enjoyed all your books!  Slightly Dangerous is my absolute favorite, I love how Christine cracks Wulfric's shields.  I have seen that the Mistress books are available as audiobooks now.  Any plans for the Slightly series??  I hope so, I would really enjoy hearing them all brought to life.

Posted On 07-21-2011 4:12 PM
Name: ST
City/State or Province: Cambridge, MA
Country: USA
Comment: Dear Ms. Balogh, From an Austen fan, it's so wonderful to have new novels with substance and humor to read! You are a cut above the rest, and I look forward to your next book.

Posted On 07-19-2011 9:45 PM
Name: Allecya Pooven
City/State or Province: Kuala Lumpur
Country: Malaysia
Comment: dear Mary, I have just finished reading the simply quartet and I absolutely love it.  Simply perfect is my favourite and I fell in love with Lizzie Pickford almost instantly.  I do hope you will be writing a story on her.  I'm going through the Bedwyns now and can't wait to read about Wulfric.

bye.

 


Posted On 07-18-2011 8:46 PM
Name: Karen Kirst
City/State or Province: NC
Country: USA
Comment: I so enjoy your books!  The Unlikely Duchess  was the first of yours that I read and it continues to be one of my absolute favorites. I've read it probably three times over the years.  The story and characters are cleverly charming. I'm a new romance author and now that I know what all goes into writing a novel, I'm even more in awe of how you crafted it together. Superb writing.


Posted On 07-18-2011 5:46 PM
Name: Rosemary Willis
City/State or Province: Hoquiam
Country: United States
Comment: I became of fan of regency romances many years ago when my mother introduced me to Georgette Heyer. Thank you for continuing the tradition. I enjoy your books.

Posted On 07-16-2011 12:09 PM
Name: Tai Tyler
City/State or Province: rotherham
Country: england
Comment: hello mary i have only just discovered that i have a passion for historical romance and that is since i found your book one night for love 3 weeks ago.. amazing... i instantly had to read all the huxtable stories and i have just finished the bedwyn storys, and am now going to start the simply series, i intend to read all of your books and must say i hope you never stop writing them, i have immensely enjoyed every one of them and will forever be a devoted fan, thankyou for sharing your talents with  us...

Posted On 07-13-2011 10:13 AM
Name: Colleen Edwards
City/State or Province: Edmonton, AB
Country: Canada
Comment: Dear Mary:

I have been eagerly awaiting your new book!  I have had it on my wish list for months and pre-ordered in May.  Today I received a notice from Amazon that your new book "A Secret Mistress" will not be sent this week but has been delayed until the end of OCTOBER!  What happened?  Has there been a problem with your release date.  If so, I will patiently wait but I am extremely DISAPPOINTED!  I have been a super fan for many, many years and all your books are in my "keeper" shelf.  In the great scheme of things, I know this is not a tragedy but DARN, DARN, DARN!  Take care.


Posted On 07-12-2011 10:01 PM
Name: Teresa
City/State or Province: West Richland, WA
Country: USA
Comment: Can you tell us all when Indiscreet and Unforgiven will be reissued? It is so frustrating thaty Irrestible is available when the other two are not. Though I read them both when they first came out, somehow they disappeared from my bookshelves and I'm anxious to read them again. Who needs comfort food when I can revisit an old favorite. Please drop a word of two in the right ear.

Posted On 07-12-2011 5:50 PM
Name: wanda rogacki
City/State or Province: Niceville, Florida
Country: USA
Comment: Dear Ms. Balogh,   I have admired your work for over 20 years. I also loved Georgette Heyer books, Jane Austen, and Carla Kelly.   I have been a writer since I was 9 years old, and wrote my first huge novel, the Lovely Lorena, which to my young soul was the epitome of excellence. It is so improbable when I re-read it now, that I literally have tears of laughter running down my face! I SO admire your ability to convey the reader to the emotions, heart, and soul of each character, and amazingly even the men seem so realistic! I often forget they are in a novel, and I often find myself unable to put your books down. I have just finished re-reading all 50 or so of your novels....I have collected every one. Even the new one about the "matter of Class"....Loved it! Would love some advice on getting published...I have no idea. I write Christian devotionals for my church, and have some collected poems and stories...but would love to write for "real"! Looking forward to the end of July 2011, and the new book.

Sincerely, Wanda Rogacki, a huge fan of longstanding!


Posted On 07-12-2011 3:26 AM
Name: anna
Country: POLAND
Comment: The Bedwyn Saga Just great !!!! I love your books :)

Posted On 07-11-2011 7:01 PM
Name: Jennifer
City/State or Province: yorktown VA
Comment: Mary,

  I was not a reader until just a few months ago.  I have just finished two of your series, Bedwyn Family, and Huxtables. Love them I just bought the Mistress series and cant wait to get started. Keep up the good work. I cant wait for more.


Posted On 07-09-2011 5:41 AM
Name: Valerie Morris
City/State or Province: Chicago, Il
Country: USA
Comment: Mary, I have to say that I am so excited about 'The Secret Mistress'. I always felt that with two such strong brothers, she had to be more than the surface character that was shown in the first two novels of the series. I've recently gotten my cousin hooked on your novels. When she starts her conversation with "I hate you" I know that she's found and bought another "Balogh". I just laugh and makes sure she has her series list complete before she starts to read. We both hate to stop once we begin. Thanks for rounding out my summer, and for making up my mind about getting the Kindle. There's no way I'm waiting until 2012 for Now A Bride. Since my birthday was two days ago, it's going to be a present to myself. Thanks for helping me celebrate 50! Keep writing. Your stories are always "keepers".

Posted On 07-08-2011 10:57 AM
Name: LINDA KOON
City/State or Province: GA
Country: USA
Comment: I said in my last post the 'Simply' series (which I do like) but I meant the 'Slightly series. It is beyond good.

Posted On 07-08-2011 10:41 AM
Name: LINDA KOON
City/State or Province: GEORGIA
Country: USA
Comment: If you have not read the 'Simply' series you are missing some of the best writing ever! The last book in the series is so great I must have read it ten times!


Posted On 07-08-2011 10:38 AM
Name: LINDA KOON
City/State or Province: GEORGIA
Country: USA
Comment: I wondered why you 'backed up' and pulled The Secret Mistress out of order since the brother's stories have already been published. Was this a book that was in process and not completed or were you looking for a story line. i just wish it would havementioned something at the beginning to warn me because I have been searching my brain to find Tresham and Ferdinand's books in my memory. I found it this morning on the computer.

 

Anyway...I love your books  


Posted On 07-07-2011 8:01 PM
Name: Ccarolyn Deripaska
City/State or Province: Woodland Hills, CA
Country: USA
Comment: Mary< Not fair! I have read every book, stay on your emails for updates and you have a book for ebooks only?????? I like the feel of areal book! I have a who;e section of my romance library just for you! I am so disappointed. But love your books anyway! Carolyn

Posted On 07-07-2011 3:45 PM
Name: Louise Pacheco
City/State or Province: Idyllwild, CA
Country: USA
Comment: Hi, Mary!! I love your books and have been reading them since 1988 starting with SECRETS OF THE HEART. What I would like to know: is NOW A BRIDE going to be published in paperback? I REALLY don't like e-books or using nooks and would really like a hard copy.  Thanks!!!

Posted On 07-06-2011 2:09 PM
Name: Aznira
Country: Malaysia
Comment: I could simply say WOW! The very first novel I read was Web of Love, since then I have been hooked! Truthfully your novels never disappoint me! Yesterday, I stayed up to the wee morning just to finish More Than A Mistress! What a marvellous story-telling you have. I have read all the Huxtable series, I really love Stephen and Constantine stories! Keep producing more dramatic yet such tender loving stories!

Posted On 07-02-2011 12:45 AM
Name: Mackenzie E Kramer
City/State or Province: Shorewood
Country: United States
Comment: Hi Mary, I am a huge fan. I would really like to read your back log of books in e-format. I really want to get my hands on Heartless, but can't find it. Please consider releasing your older books again and keep writing great books. Mackenzie

Posted On 06-30-2011 3:38 PM
Name: Terri Hartley
City/State or Province: Alabama
Country: USA
Comment: Several months ago while I was very sick with pneumonia, a friend of mine gave me a bag of novels to read.  The bag contained two of your books, "At Last Comes Love," and "The Heart of Christmas."  I enjoyed those two books so much that I purchased "A Precious Jewel," Seducing An Angel," "More Than A Mistress," and "No Man's Mistress."  Over the years I have read many novels written by my favorite authors:  Rosemary Rogers, Joyce Verette and several more.  I was intrigued by the detail and story lines in your books and your unique writing style that keeps the reader interested and wanting more.  I'm so glad that I found your books and look forward to your new releases. 

Posted On 06-28-2011 1:03 PM
Name: Karen
City/State or Province: dallas tx
Comment: I think your an amazing author, and very talented at that. The only book I've read and the most resent was your book called "a secret affire", and it was incredible. I couldnt put it down, for the more i read the more I wanted to keep reading. And on that note I am looking for the whole serise so I can read all of them, since i did just read the last one. Please do keep write books such as the one you already have, they are like jewels to the reads that enjoy your books. I know they are to me.

Posted On 06-26-2011 10:10 PM
Name: Aspen
Country: USA
Comment: I have to say, I simply adore your books. I have only begun to read them in the past few months, but I have to say you are among my favorite romance novelists. The out of print books are hell to find, though. All I can say is, hooray for libraries! Even if the older the books are, the more likely to have disappeared... I do believe your Wales books (Longing and Truly) were my favorites. Wales seems to be quite underrepresented in romance novels. I also adored Constantine's "A Secret Affair" and Wulfric's "Slightly Dangerous". Oh, and "The Secret Pearl", as well, just because it is so different from most Regencies. Oh, and "A Counterfeit Betrothal", even though the back of the book was extremely misleading in that it hardly mentioned Sophia's parents at all, although they were really the main characters. (Besides, I love couples who are constantly quarreling. Especially when they are quite silly about it.) "A Precious Jewel" nearly made me cry, even though I never cry while reading, so this is really quite a feat for any book. And I cannot wait for "The Secret Mistress" to come out. And Lady Muir's story, as well. The rest of that series sounds as if it has rather interesting potential, as well. At this point, I begin to fear I am rambling, so I will stop. I could probably go on writing one sentence lines about things in your books I love/adore/admire, but that would probably get quite tedious for anyone trying to read this.

Posted On 06-21-2011 1:54 AM
Name: Pancha Vismrit
Country: Nepal
Comment: Hi

This is me Pancha Vismrit a freelance writer from Nepal staying in Saudi Arabia currently. I read one of your books One Night for Love. It's wonderful.

In Nepal we always wonder that how a writer can manage to sustain by writing! You have become the one to talk about when this thing to be discussed.

Good Luck !


Posted On 06-09-2011 12:11 PM
Name: Tammy
City/State or Province: Virginia
Country: USA
Comment:

Mary - I have been devouring your books the past year.  You are a wonderful author.  I stumbled onto your novels after completing Georgette Heyer’s and found you to be just as entertaining and your attention to detail is awesome.  I love how you stick to the time period and work within the parameters of the numerous and often onerous social rules of the time.  Once I open one of your books I can not put it down and I am transformed into their world.  Once I read all the current ones available in bookstores, I discovered you have numerous ones that are out of print.  And let me tell you these are rare treasures and need to be put back in print.  I had to buy used copies and some are going for over $30, but are well worth it.  The few times when I have run out of your books and substituted for another regency author I have been disappointed.  No one it seems can write quite like you.  I find myself completely absorbed with what is going on in each book and I feel the heroine’s emotions just as if it were happening to me.  You also write with great humor too which is an added delight.  The Earl of Rutherford from "The Ungrateful Governess" and his description of housemaids and governesses, comes to mind.  Many of your characters are so memorable.  And your characterizations of children and the parent child dynamic is wonderful and throw in the Christmas season and it doesn't get any better than that.  I only worry what I am going to do when I finish all your books (I have less than 4 to go).  Usually, when I finish one I turn around and re-read it.  Wish you could (or would!) churn out a novel every month.  Looking forward to your new one in July!


Posted On 06-08-2011 3:29 AM
Name: Nancy Belle-Oudry
City/State or Province: Whitestown, IN
Country: USA
Comment: I have loved all of the Huxtables, the Simply series, and especially the Bedwyns. I recently found Wulf's story and have to say it was my very favorite.  The man fascinated me in the previous books and I had hoped for a special story. Thanks for the beautiful stories and I hope to see many more.

Posted On 06-04-2011 9:07 PM
Name: Sammy
Country: USA
Comment: I absolutely love the Huxtable series!  I am constantly quoting pieces to my friends and lending them the books.  You are a very talented writer and I adore the characters!  They are so easy to relate to and I constantly wish I could meet them.  I have only read this series so far, but am anxious to get time to continue reading your books. 

Posted On 06-04-2011 4:23 PM
Name: Bill B
City/State or Province: Portland, Oregon
Country: USA
Comment: I just finished The Wood Nymph, which appears to be your 7th book. I enjoyed it very much. The plot is relatively simple but your writing and handling of the characters made it into a much more profound book.

I have managed to track down and buy all but five of your books. I still have quite a few left to read, which gives me much to look forward to.

I look forward to your upcoming books. I hope to eventually see your entire collection published as ebooks. I carry around a collection of your books on my Kindle, just in case I experience a desperate I need to reread one of them, as happened the other night when for some reason I needed to pick up Slightly Married. It started with wanting to reread what Bewcastle said when he interrupted the hearing on the custody of the orphans. I ended up reading the whole book!

Posted On 05-31-2011 11:07 PM
Name: Dea
City/State or Province: ok
Country: usa
Comment: Dear Ms. Balogh, I just finished reading your "more than a mistress/no man's mistress" and have to remind you what a exquiste writer you are! Your characters gave great depth and range, the plots are loads of fun and the sexual descriptions add to the relationship without traipsing into pornography as so many romance writers do these days. Some of the comments the characters make really crack me up! I really appreciate the time and effort you put into your work - each book is it's own masterpiece. Thank you so much for the enjoyment you've brought me. I look forward to your future works of art.

Posted On 05-30-2011 8:00 PM
Name: Kelly Charland
City/State or Province: kirtland,nm
Country: usa
Comment: Your books are a joy to read!  I remember the first one i ever read was Heartless. Anna's story was so poignant  and touching. Her husband, believes her to unvirtuous and demanding her to tell him who she gave herself to, felt cheated; and Anna ashamed of what happen to her, not being able to tell him was just heartbreaking. This was one book i was not able to put down after getting it.  I believe I also read Silent Melody about Anna's deaf sister Emily and it was good too.


This weekend i just finish reading the Gilded web and also the Devil's Web. Two great love stories. I loved how you didnt just write about the hero and heroine, but also how you put in other sub-plots in too. Especially in the Gilded Web the love story of Edmund and Alex, you also wrote about Madeline and James and the beginning of their love story, as well as about Dominic, Madeline's twin and Edmund's brother.  I cant wait to get Web of love and read about Dom and Ellen's story.

I just think  you are a great author and I love reading your books. I think i have read most of them.

i have read the slightly series, the bedwyn series, the huxtable series as well as one night for love and a summer to remember.

There are still a few that i havent read, but i will be looking forward to. I cant wait for your new ones to come out!!

sincerely
kelly

Posted On 05-26-2011 2:37 PM
Name: B. G. Zajac
City/State or Province: Colorado
Country: USA
Comment: Mary, I so enjoy your work!  The Slightly series is a favorite and I reread it every so often just for pure pleasure.

B.G. Zajac


Posted On 05-25-2011 1:13 PM
Name: Becky Campion
City/State or Province: cary, NC
Country: USA
Comment: I have read all of your books and love them.  I am so glad you will write Lady Muir's story soon.  I have wondered about her relationship with her late husband and how he really died.

Becky


Posted On 05-21-2011 9:27 AM
Name: Lois Roberson
City/State or Province: Kernersville, Nc
Country: US
Comment: Dear Mary,

I am an avid reader of your historical Romances, don't think I've missed one. You have been inspirational to my writing. I am an unpublished romance writer and I would very much cherish an directional advise that you are willing to give. Also is it possible for me to submit to your Agent? Thank you. Sincerely,

Lois Roberson


Posted On 05-19-2011 4:30 PM
Name: Carrie
City/State or Province: Rocky Mount, VA
Country: USA
Comment: Mary,

My mother turned me on to your books and I just love them. We both have gotten hooked!! I'm very picky about which authors I read and I'm so glad I found you!! I was looking for another author to read as I have read everything already by my others. Please keep up the great stories!
 

Posted On 05-14-2011 11:35 PM
Name: Marybeth
City/State or Province: Delaware
Country: USA
Comment: Hello, Mary:

I wanted to let you know that I place you (along with Carla Kelly and Lynn Kurland) as one of the BEST writers of my favorite type of romantic fiction - the kind that develops a relationship between the hero and heroine - neither of whom are perfect people.  Their conflicts are real and painful.  As an avid reader and re-reader of Jane Austen, I find myself re-reading your books as well.  Your older books are my favorites, and I have read mostly the Signet Regencies so far.  Your older books are quite hard to find, so I am glad they are reprinting them, although I will miss owning the pretty Signet covers.  :-D

Some of my favorites of the ones I've read are:
Gentle Conquest (My first Mary Balogh "old read" and the second Balogh I read - I had already read Simply Love but that was it.  Awww!  Such a sweet story!  I adored it and knew I had to find more Balogh books!)
A Precious Jewel (I appreciated your honesty about the heroine's situation and the hero's childhood in this romance, which is not a fluffy read - thank goodness it isn't.  I think there should be a warning label on the book, stating that everyone MUST read A Christmas Bride to help everything get wrapped up!)
A Christmas Bride (I am amazed at your wonderful treatment of this couple and the heroine's backstory)
A Christmas Promise
The Temporary Wife
The Notorious Rake (One of the best "reformed rake" stories I've ever read...that plot device normally makes me roll my eyes in most books, but this was tear-jerkingly WONDERFUL.)
Lord Carew's Bride (I am glad you aren't writing a story for the villain like some people want you to.  He is too awful.)
The Famous Heroine (I was so glad Francis finally found someone.  I was sad for him in Lord Carew's Bride)
The First Snowdrop

I just bought a used copy of The Wood Nymph on eBay; can't wait to find out what happens to Mr. Mainwaring, who seemed so kind in A Chance Encounter. 

Thank you, Mary, for writing such lovely books that focus on character development, plot, and relationship-building, rather than focusing on overly witty, overly clever conversation; detailed dress descriptions (although I do enjoy those sometimes); and frequent, less-than-believable love scenes (with too many details) to drive the book forward to its conclusion.  I'm so glad I discovered your books!

I also think it's really cool that you are a church musician and former English teacher, as I am both of those things as well!  (Now I just do church music and teach children's choirs in a music school; I left behind the grading of term papers.)  What voice part do you sing?

Posted On 05-11-2011 10:25 AM
Name: Jean Jones
City/State or Province: Benfleet
Country: England
Comment: Dear Mary, I have now read upwards of 30 books written by you. I cannot tell you how much enjoyment they have given me. I am slowly trying to collect all your books - new and old. I have yet to be disappointed with any of your writings, and look forward with eagerness to your next book. I particularly enjoyed the "Simply" series. I have just finished reading Dark Angel and Lord Carew's bride. Loved both these characters. I am now about to start on my latest purchase 'A Secret Affair". Many thanks for the pleasure you have given me with your writings. Long may it continue! Best wishes. Jean Jones

Posted On 05-09-2011 9:12 PM
Name: Fei Overney
City/State or Province: Cupertino, CA
Country: USA
Comment:

Dear Mary,

I came across your book “Seducing an Angel” by accident last Christmas at our local library. Since then I have read all Huxtable quintet. I really love the series and read them over a few times. Even though sitting were 200 years in past, the thoughts and emotions are very real and relevant today.  I think this series are not only for entertainment but also to actually give us a chance to reflect upon our own life and marriages and draw some valuable lessons from it.

After one month break, I picked up simply quartet, two of slightly books, “One Night for Love” and “A Summer to remember”.  My favorite is “Simply Perfect” as Joseph and Claudia are older and attractions between them are more mental.  But all your hero and heroine are very inspirational with sense of personal responsibility and no bitterness towards life no matter what circumstance they are in. Once my daughter gets bit older, I will get her read your books as well.

I wonder, about love story for Lilly’s father Lynden (Duck of Portfrey) and Nev’s aunt Elizabeth. It seems to me based on his West Indies military experience and personal tragedy; he would be an early supporter for William Wilberforce’s 20 year quest to the abolition of slave trade in Britain (in 2006 movie Amazing Grace). And the independent, intelligent and progressive lady Elizabeth should be a good friend of Wilberforce’s feisty wife Barbara. They were also married quite late in life   

Cheers,

Fei


Posted On 05-02-2011 12:39 PM
Name: Lorelee
Country: USA
Comment: Dear Ms. Balogh, I have just recently discovered your books and your talent.  I have read the whole "Slightly"series and just finished "The Secret Pearl".  I so enjoy your style of writing, of showing the prospective from all character's point of view.  It seems to give the reader a greater understanding of the plot as well as an indepth feeling for each character.  The only thing that I have found that I dislike about your books is that when I start one I know the housework will be neglected and I will lose sleep at night as I am unable to put the darn thing down.  Even after I have finished one of your books your stories still invade my thoughts and I miss the characters dreadfully.  Thank you for your hard work and for being so prolific.  I will be able to enjoy your books for along time to come.

 


Posted On 05-02-2011 10:48 AM
Name: Melanie
City/State or Province: New York, NY
Comment: Dear Mary,

I just wanted to tell you that I love Wulfric in Slightly Dangerous. I am reading this book for the third or fourth time and I still think he's the best of all your male characters. That quizzing glass, those eyes!!! You are such a gifted writer.

Looking forward to all your latest stuff!

-Melanie


Posted On 05-01-2011 1:53 PM
Name: Sherly
City/State or Province: Gold Coast
Country: Australia
Comment: My first book of yours was The Secret Pearl. From then I start to the Huxtables, the Bedwyns, and others. Recently, I read A Precious Jewel. I finished it in one evening and found myself rooting for both Priscilla and Gerald. (Although sometime I just wanted to smack both of them to the head because they're too afraid to tell each other of their mind!) I'm a historical novels fans. I devoured them any chance I can get. But after reading A Precious Jewel, I just realized that most of the heroes in many novels were always (almost) perfect. They're wealthy and titled, blessed with good looks and body, and most of the times, a rakes. But not Sir Gerald. He's not as perfect as any of them, but through Priscilla eyes, I can see that he's perfect. Thank you for writing such a wonderful story. I found myself with a bit of headache after filling up my waste bin with tissues after finishing the book, but I think it's worth it. It's definitely a book worth read more than twice!

Posted On 04-26-2011 11:34 PM
Name: Patricia
City/State or Province: CA
Country: U.S.
Comment: I'm reading my first ever book of yours: "A Summer to Remember," and of course started wondering about Syd and Gwen's stories. Thanks for answering those questions on your website. But I had to start with this book, because "One Night for Love" is not available on Kindle. I hope it will be someday.

Posted On 04-26-2011 12:30 PM
Name: Norma Harris
City/State or Province: Tigard, Oregon
Country: USA
Comment: I believe I have read all your books, but recently re-read "More Than a Mistress" which, In my mind, is the best love story ever. Q

Posted On 04-26-2011 12:03 PM
Name: Kim Loubat
City/State or Province: New Orleans, La
Country: USA
Comment: Mary,

I know you have heard it all before, but I love you books!!  I've read all of your current series and several older books.  Looking forward to your new up and coming series with Lady Muir. I've been ebaying to get your older books that are not available anywhere else.  I even got my friend's husband, (who reads romances), hooked on you.  He says you've ruined him for any other romance writer and is more impatient than me for your books.  He says your real situations and problems make other books seem simple and contrived and that you don't throw in a red herring to get the story to move along.  I just had to drop a line to tell you that you're wondeful and keep up the good work. We can't wait for your new books. Yeah!


Posted On 04-24-2011 6:10 PM
Name: Barbara
City/State or Province: New York
Country: USA
Comment: Dear Mary,

 

I discovered you in January when i bought an I-Pad for my trip to Australia/New Zealand.  I found A Matter of Class and read it on the plane.  Since then, I have read every book of yours that is available on Kindle.  My husband feels I am addicted because I read and re-read your books every night.  I don't know why he is so astonished.  I am a retired English teacher after all.

My question to you:  since your next books won't be out for awhile, I wanted to know what authors you recommend who write Regency novels and develop characters in as similar as style to you as possible.  I just finished A Summer to Remember and One Night for Love.  I am currently rereading Simply Love.  I cry, and I emphathize.  I have such a wonderful chatharsis when the couple finally makes love and ultimately marry.

Please advise.  I have quite a few months until your next book.

 

Thanks so much.

 

Barbara


Posted On 04-21-2011 4:16 PM
Name: Laura
City/State or Province: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Comment: Hi Mary,
I recently discovered your Regency books. I greatly appreciated the Simply series and I have already bought the Slightly series.
Anne and Sydnam Butler romance is the one which impressed me mostly until now.
Thanks for your books. The only problem with them is that, when I begin one of your books, I can't stop till I have finished it!
Best wishes for everything
Laura

Posted On 04-21-2011 2:38 PM
Name: Acquinnette Vannoy
City/State or Province: Edmonds WA
Country: USA
Comment: I just wanted to tell you, that I have been a fan for many years. Yet I have always said that there was not a favorite book of yours until now. I fell in love with "Simply Perfect"... I fell in love with Miss Martin and Lizzie... Thank you for writing this book with a special needs child....

Posted On 04-20-2011 5:47 PM
Name: emily
Comment: Hi Mary,
I just discovered your books this year and find that they create a place where I can go and imagine lovely things. I like "Slightly Dangerous" the best of all the books I've read as I especially liked Wulfric's character. I also want to request a story for Eleanor. Even though she didn't make a huge appearance in the book, something about her spoke to me. I do hope you will giver her a story as well.

I would also like to request Rosalyn Landor as your audio book reader. I heard one book of yours read by her and it was simply fabulous.

Thank you for writing books that touch so many.

Posted On 04-19-2011 11:27 AM
Name: Dawn
City/State or Province: St Johnsbury, VT
Country: USA
Comment: Mary is my favorite author.  I always look to see if she has another book out before buying anything else.  They are always well written with a slight twist.  They always make me laugh or cry or think "how clever".  I am especially fond of Simply Perfect as I have a special needs son and her description of Lord Attingsborough's relationship with his daughter was perfect.  I do not know how Mary could understand these feelings if she does not have a special needs child.  All of the worry, the overwhelming need to protect them, the abundance of love.  When Lord A finally told everyone that Lizzie was his child I actually cried.  Of course I have never had to hide my lovely son, and am glad that I live in a time period where I do not have to.  I do hope that Mary will go on to write about Lizzie in the future....I have already decided that she should fall in love with David Jewell.  : )

Keep up the good work Mary, and write faster because I need more books to read!

 


Posted On 04-14-2011 3:22 PM
Name: Drinda
City/State or Province: Lino Lakes, MN
Country: USA
Comment: I really enjoyed reading A Matter of Class the first time but the second time was even better. I read most books multiple times eventually but this book required an immediate re-read and it was delightful.

Posted On 04-05-2011 12:25 PM
Name: Elsie Rhodes
City/State or Province: antioch, Tn
Country: United States
Comment: I love all of your books.  I think my favorite is Slightly Dangerous.  I know you have a busy schedule but I truly wish that Lady Muirs book was coming out before 2013.  I look forward to your next book, The Secret Mistress.

Posted On 04-05-2011 9:53 AM
Name: Ina Brown
City/State or Province: Johannesburg
Country: South Africa
Comment: Keep on writing these fab stories which I can escape into.  Loved A Simple Affair.

Ina


Posted On 04-05-2011 8:37 AM
Name: Mary Black
City/State or Province: London
Country: United Kingdom
Comment: Hi Mary,

WOW - I can't believe I found your site - my Mum has read one of your books!

I am a freelance photographer.

Great site, Mary Black

Posted On 04-02-2011 4:11 PM
Name: Debbie Werrbach
City/State or Province: Sapphire NC
Country: United States
Comment: Mary I have just finished " It Happened One Season". I loved it as I did the previous one. I think the idea to make a contest of the subject line was inspired. I have long been a fan of your books as well as those of your fellow authors. I do have one question though. Once the four of you decide on the story line and go to your computers to begin, do you stay in contact, running ideas between you, comparing notes, talking about your stories or do you work completely separately, coming together only at the end? I wonder how you don't step on each others " toes" but come up with unique characters and interesting stories. Thank you for your wonderful books. I think it is almost time for me to re- read the Slightly Series. It's been awhile and I enjoy them at least once a year. Debbie

Posted On 03-31-2011 10:23 PM
Name: shoua lee
City/State or Province: Wausau, WI
Country: USA
Comment: Hi Mary!

I just wanted to share a little story with you.  I feel in love with the Huxtable series.  I actually didn't start in from book one but from Kate's book and then backtrack to the beginning of the series.  When I read the first book and you mention Constantine Huxtable I thought what a unusal name.  Totally different.  I love historical romance and have been reading and collecting them for many years now - never once during my reading have I come across a character name Constantine before.  The only time I've heard of the name Constantine was from the movie "Constantine" with Keanu Reeves.

Anyways I looked up the name and really like the meaning.  It was definitely a name that was different enough for me to consider naming a future son of mine.  Last summer I found out I was pregnant with my first child (after 6 1/2 years of being together I didn't even think it was even possible).  Even before we knew the gender of our baby my husband and I were already thinking of names.  You got it I definitely went for Constantine.  My husband and I couldn't agree. 

We didn't get that long of chance to make a final decision when my son decided to enter the world early at 28 weeks.  My husband give in to the name as we needed a name immediately.  Yahh for me, lol.  My son was finally just rel from the NICU after being there for 2 months.  After giving birth I knew that I have chosen a great name for him as Constantine means steadfast, constant and strong.  My son carries all those traits fighting to make it being born at only 2 lbs and 3 ounces.  Today he is almost 6 1/2 lbs.

So I am not sure how you came up with the name Constantine but thanks!  I love the name, what it means and thrilled now to have my own little Constantine to love forever!  And when he is old enough to understand I will tell him how I came up with his name =)

Shoua

Posted On 03-28-2011 1:43 AM
Name: Robin Powell
City/State or Province: Quebec
Country: Canada
Comment: I enjoyed all five of your Huxtable books.  Why is it Constantine's book has two different covers?  I'm glad that Constantine and Elliot finally made up and Con's secrets revealed.

In Stephen's book, Cassandra becomes pregnant, yet there is no mention of Vanessa's pregancy, though in Constantine's book, she and Elliot have a eight month old baby boy.  What happened there?

One other thing.  From Stephen's book to Constantine's book, one year has passed, yet Kate now has a four year old son?  I could have sworn he was just a baby in Stephen's book.  I guess I have some back reading to do.


Posted On 03-27-2011 7:34 PM
Name: Nataliya
City/State or Province: Cincinnati, OH
Country: USA
Comment: My Dearest Mrs. Balogh, I am absolutely smitten with your books. They take me away into my imagination, where I gather spools of consciousness. You see, through your books, I've come to understand a bit about who I am. I'm a closet romantic (who knew); but more important than that, I'm okay with that. The world in which we live does not receive romance rather cynicism is embraced. Your books, their setting, and the language used are a source of light and fascination. I love language, being Russian born; I've come to appreciate the subtleties of the written word. I'm a graduate student who just spent an entire spring break reading an average of three of your books a day. And only yours. This getaway, this enclave of serenity, was firmly established in my pre-teen years when my world was both turbulent and scary. Since then, I've come to and fro in my opinion of romance novels. Why do we do it? What draws us, despite the knowledge of reality? These questions remain to be answered in each on of us. I just want to say; your more recent work is something I really can glean from. The heroines are never weak and dependent; the heroes are not jerks with a superiority complex. My favorite so far is "Simply Magic". Susanna and Peter's relationship is something that is very real, yet ethereal. Thank you so much for the talent and time that you put into each one of your books. Sincerely, Nataliya

Posted On 03-24-2011 2:20 PM
Name: EFFIE KOKKINI
City/State or Province: ATHENS
Country: Greece
Comment: Dear Mrs Balogh! I am a great fan of yours, since i read your wonderful romantic novel "Dancing with Clara"! I come from Greece too, like my friend Eirini who wrote to you recently! I really wish you could be translated in greek like so many foreign authors, sincerely not that successful as you! Hope I could meet you, if you ever come to Greece! Best regards Effie

Posted On 03-23-2011 5:04 AM
Name: Eirini
City/State or Province: Athens
Country: Greece
Comment: Dear Mary, I am a fan of yours from Greece. The problem is that I cannot find your books easily and as far as I know none of them has been translated to greek. And I wanted to ask: They have never approached you from Greece publishers in order to transalate your books in greek or that has happened but a problem has occured. I think it is a shame that your books cannot be accessible in my country... I hope to hear from you soon. A! And another question: Which was your best-selling book so far worldwide?

 

Thank you in advance... 


Posted On 03-22-2011 2:41 PM
Name: Jane
City/State or Province: Alberta
Country: Canada
Comment: Mary - I am absolutely thrilled every time you release a book.  I hope you will continue to re-release your older work that has gone out of print.

Posted On 03-11-2011 6:57 PM
Name: Lucia Livingston
City/State or Province: Ohio
Country: U.S.A.
Comment: Dear Mrs Balogh:

Thank you so much for your books.   I was in a really dry spell, being unable to read hardly anything after having always loved to read.  Then when I found your books this summer, I just couldn't get enough and have read over  40 and now I'm so happy to have found more on your web site!   The hunt is on... I've read some other authors, when I couldn't find one of your books, but I like your's most because not only do they touch me so that I cry but often laugh out loud too.  Also, I like how your give little glimpses of the life of that time..the gritter side sometimes, which other books ignore and the other thing that sets your books apart, for me, is that all your main characters are not just the beautiful, perfect people.  You dealt with deafness, mental retardation and mental illness, physical disabilities, etc. I'll admit I have a prejudice against rich, slim, beautiful people and characters......the cookie cutter types...like the waltz can pale, but you make me forget that and I just get involved with the story and the characters and am always sad when the story ends...but love it when I hear about them in another connected story.  Thanks again, and again.  Lucia


Posted On 03-09-2011 12:20 PM
Name: Carolyn Wheeler
City/State or Province: Layton, Utah
Country: USA
Comment: I own all of your books that are available in paperback and have loved reading them!  I am a working mother and don't have a lot of time for reading.  When I sit down with one of your books the house and kids go to pieces.  I have purchased the Simply series and the Huxtable series as audiobooks and put them on my i-Pod.  This has worked out really well because I can get my "romance fix" and take care of the kids at the same time.  I am hoping the rest of your books will be coming out soon.  I would really like to get the Slightly series as audiobooks next.  Thanks for the great stories and romances!

Carolyn


Posted On 03-08-2011 8:18 AM
Name: Anna Smirnova
City/State or Province: Moscow
Country: Russia
Comment: Dear Mary,

I would like to thank you for such a wonderful book "Simply Love". This story filled my heart with love for any human being and with desire to change myself for the better.

 


Posted On 03-07-2011 12:28 AM
Name: Grettel Ballestero
City/State or Province: San Jose
Country: Costa Rica
Comment: Oh! I've just discovered your books! They're great and I'm looking forward to read as many as I can get. I read "A matter of class" and loved it. And also read "Lord Carew's bride" and left  me craving for more... I know I will enjoy every one of your books. Thank you for sharing your talent..

Posted On 03-05-2011 12:32 AM
Name: Barbara Williams
City/State or Province: Florida
Country: USA
Comment: Just wanted to thank you for "A Secret Affair".  I couldn't stop reading this story , and my only regret was that it wasn't longer!  I was glad to see things turn out so well for Constantine.

Posted On 03-02-2011 12:50 PM
Name: Marcia Solomon
City/State or Province: Charlotte, NC
Country: USA
Comment: I cannot tell you how thrilled I am that your books are on audio now.  I have every printed book you have written (quite a few and they are my treasure). I have a question regarding the readers of your books.  I started listening when Rosalyn Landor was the reader on (I forget the company name).  Then the books were on Audio Brilliance with Annie Flosnik.  I expect this was due to a number of marketing decisions?  Anyway, while I really enjoy both readers (they sound exactly how I had always invisioned in my head that people spoke during the Regency) I find that Annie Flosnik does not do the separation of men's voices as well as Rosalyn Landors does and I had trouble following who was speaking when it came to the men (when Annie was reading).  Since I drive so much these days I make sure I have an audio book in my magazine player (it holds 6 at a time in my little old Cabrio). I am so thrilled with your success and the endless themes you come up with.  I commend you every time I listen or read.  I have read A Matter of Class 4 times so far and listened once. That was so wonderful.  I think I will be in a deep depression when you retire from writing.  Hugs for all that you do, Marcie.   

Posted On 03-01-2011 11:00 PM
Name: Nancy Berkley
City/State or Province: Hobart, Indiana
Country: USA
Comment: Hi, Mary,

I so enjoy your books.  Have just finished reading "A Secret Affair".  What pleasure and enjoyment !!!!  Love your books.  I am an avid reader and have been since I was 16 years old. I am now 61 years young!  I was introduced to yoour books when I joined abook club.  At that time, the Slightly series was out.  That was several years ago.  I have continued reading your books.  How long will it be before the paperback book of "A Secret Mistress" will be forthcoming?

Thanks so much for all the entertaining hours of reading.  Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

Nancy


Posted On 03-01-2011 9:03 PM
Name: Mary
Country: USA
Comment: Hi Mary,

I just have to say I really, really enjoyed your Bedwyn series. My favorite book of them all was Slightly Dangerous, something about Wulfric just touched me. I was wondering if you have given any thought to doing a story about Christine's sister Eleanor? Thus including Christine and Wulfric in the story and maybe some of the other Bedwyn siblings. I am sure that it would be a truly wonderful book since all of your books are wonderful to read.

I look forward to your future books and hope that maybe someday one of them could be one about Eleanor. Thank you so much for the wonderful reading.
Mary K.

Posted On 02-27-2011 10:40 PM
Name: Reem Al-Qatami
City/State or Province: Kuwait
Country: Kuwait
Comment: Dear Mary;

I would like tto express my sincere thanks to you for providing us with such amazing and marvilous stories. I'm an avid fan of yours and been so for years.

You are indeed my best Author along with Nora Roberts. I never thought that I would contact an author ever, knowing how busy you must be with your life and carer, but I have just finished reading your story "A Precious Jewel", I started reading it today and for the life of me I couldnt stop untill it was finished and it is 6.30 am!!! god only knows how i will go to work ;P

The story is sooo moving that I cried when the happy ending arrived. It is truely a remarcable story that shows us another part of life, a whore's life and her reasons for entering it along with her feelings and a simple slow man with a great big heart.

I thank you again for the joy you entered in to my life with your stories and look forward to read your next book.

Yours truely;

Reem

P.S: your books are indeed in high demand in kuwait. might I suggest that you translate them in to arabic ?


Posted On 02-25-2011 1:20 PM
Name: Ita Iftode
City/State or Province: Paramus, NJ
Comment: I anxiously await your new (or new to me if they're out of print) books, and when the publication of The Betrothal was postponed or cancelled I felt cheated!  Any chance that it will still come out?

Posted On 02-24-2011 3:21 PM
Name: LAURA COOKE
City/State or Province: ONTARIO
Country: CANADA
Comment: WHAT HAPPENED TO GWEN'S (LADY MUIR) STORY??????


Posted On 02-21-2011 4:51 PM
Name: Jenny M
City/State or Province: RI
Country: USA
Comment: I just finished reading A Secret Affair. A masterpiece!!!!! I love all your books!!!

Posted On 02-20-2011 10:47 PM
Name: Corinne
City/State or Province: MN
Comment: Your books are the reason i started reading anything and everything i can get my hands on. Thank you.

Posted On 02-18-2011 9:37 PM
Name: Betty Clark
City/State or Province: Douglasville Ga.
Country: USA
Comment: Hi Mary just wanted to say I love your books I have listen to all of the Huxtable Quintet.

Ann Flosnik is one of my favorite reader and she bring your book to life . Listening to

Ann is like being there among the story as it being told listening to audio books

there nothing like I,m not sure I,ll every sit down with a book again as long as I can

find it on audio, It the only way to enjoy a book while on the move.

 


Posted On 02-16-2011 11:19 AM
Name: Sarah Mackins
City/State or Province: Kent
Country: UK
Comment: Hi Mary,

I have recently written a hubpage recommending your Bedwyn series books (as these are my favourite stories) and was wondering if there was any allowance on using teaser paragraphs to entice people to read more so that I can lengthen the hubpage and better promote your books in the process. Here is a link to my hubpage so you can see what I mean. http://hubpages.com/hub/Historical-Romance-Family-Saga-Stories-Part-2 , I welcome any comments and suggestions you may have for my hubpage too. I myself think it needs something more and thought perhaps snippets of teaser paragraphs from the series might be enough to entice and capture the audience better and in the process hopefully bring new readers your way. Sarah


Posted On 02-13-2011 7:22 PM
Name: Rachel Popham
City/State or Province: MD
Country: USA
Comment: I read plenty of romance, but mostly as a guilty habit. I always start hopeful, but then get upset when I find out that the romance is predicated on a predictable introduction, an almost malicious courtship, and interactions and characters without facets or complexity. Reading Mary Balogh's books, with rich believable heroes, respectable love, and nuanced storylines, has been a relief for me and a redeeming mark for the romance novel industry. Thank you! <3

Posted On 02-13-2011 3:55 PM
Name: Alexandra
City/State or Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Comment: Since discovering your books - thanks to a friend - I now cannot read them fast enough.   I will be keeping all books to read a 2nd time with the exception of 'A Precious Jewel'  I gave that one away as it is the only one to date I did not enjoy.

Posted On 02-12-2011 6:51 PM
Name: Carol Piriti-Farkas Kirven
City/State or Province: Columbia, SC
Country: USA
Comment: I love reading your books!  Today I am reading 'Slightly Dangerous' for about the 10th time.  I interrupted myself to continue some research I'm doing on my grandfather, who was a Hungarian Diplomat in Washington, DC probably late 1800's through early 1900's.  I found one named Andras Balogh!  Didn't find mine yet, however.  Interesting.

Please keep writing!

Carol


Posted On 02-11-2011 10:12 AM
Name: Laura Jones
City/State or Province: Ohio
Comment: I just picked up and read It Happened One Night.  As a busy mom it was really nice to be able to quickly read an entire story and know I still had more to go.  I hope you ladies will write more of this type of book.  Of course, I have always enjoyed your books - especially the Slightly and Simply books.  Thank you for writing them.

Posted On 02-10-2011 11:45 PM
Name: Kimberly
City/State or Province: Mont Belvieu, Texas
Country: USA
Comment: I am in the process of reading The Huxtable's stories. I have found that after I start reading I don't want to put it down. Very good writing, it really keeps you interested in reading.

Posted On 02-10-2011 3:00 PM
Name: Jennifer
City/State or Province: NY
Country: USA
Comment: I love your books,I wish os so much that you would  turn them into movies.The world needs to remember that love and respect lives on.

My Mother passed a little over a year ago, and I could not sleep.So my grandmother sent me  some books. I could not stop ,your plots are great. They are so wonderful and peaceful. I love the  race to the end!

You are the best  ! I have read  as many of you books I can get my hands on.I love the way your charactors are  so  deep.

Thank you for finally letting Con Huxtable have love. I was so waiting for that.

Please keep writing! You make my day!  THANK YOU Soo Much


Posted On 02-03-2011 11:37 PM
Name: Debbi
City/State or Province: Oregn Coast
Country: USA
Comment: I have enjoyed your books for years and am anxious to read Lady Muir's story and the rest of the new series.  Happy writing, Mary!

Posted On 02-03-2011 5:55 AM
Name: Nancy
City/State or Province: Nebraska
Country: United States
Comment: I just finished reading A Secret Affair and had to tell you that I have so enjoyed your books over the years. I laugh and cry and feel like the characters are friends after just a few pages. It is so hard to put down a book after I finish. I just want to keep reading about their lives and experiences. What a wonderful talent you have for making them so real for us! Thank you for sharing your stories and please know that you have brought much pleasure to many readers with your words.

Posted On 02-02-2011 4:38 PM
Name: Martha Andrews
City/State or Province: Allentown PA
Country: USA
Comment: Thank you for all the hard work involved in bringing a book into fruition and giving us so much pleasure and a break from real life!   I had written to you several time for CON'S story and WOW!

Just read "Secret Affair" and loved it.  I'm so glad you found Hannah for Con--they really needed each other and were both 2 halves of a whole! As with all your books, I felt like I would know them and their families sound like everyone's family (if they are lucky).  You even incorporated a little moral teaching for us about allowing people to their own beliefs and life-style.

Thank you again for all the years of pleasure and for the "friends" you've introduced to us.


Posted On 01-30-2011 10:28 AM
Name: Cathy
City/State or Province: Frederick, Maryland
Country: USA
Comment: I was so captivated by the Bedwyn series that I feel a great need to know about Neville and Lily's children! I unfortunately read the different series in the wrong order and could not remember if Lily had remained childless by the time I read One Night for Love and became involved in Neville and Lily's lives. I scanned through the Simply series looking for any mention of them since I had not paid too much attention to them when I read that series and found one mention of Neville and Lily's "children", but not anything about them. Did I just miss it or did you not elaborate. You have to understand that we readers become much too much involved in your characters' lives because you make them so real to us, and we must have all the details! Will you continue updating us on the the Bedwyns and all the collateral characters in your story about Gwen?

Posted On 01-29-2011 8:45 PM
Name: Joyce Arebalo
City/State or Province: las vegas nevada
Country: usa
Comment: Ms. Balogh:  I came to your site to satisfy a curiousity on the pronunciation of your name. I am currently reading "A Secret Affair" It is so hearfelt.  But it is so close to home for myself.  Regarding being the victim of misconceptions and misjudgements.  This story is heart rending.  Your writing so warm and friendly and full of heart. Your talent to express is marvelous and welcome.  Please keep on with it.

thank you

Joyce A


Posted On 01-22-2011 7:45 PM
Name: chantelle
City/State or Province: Baltimore, MD
Country: US
Comment: I just read a matter of class.  PLEASE tell me there is more to come????? !!!! I feel robbed

I LOVED this book and characters.. Watching the relationship of Reggie and Anna develop was endearing.  Good work on the character developement and making me care about them.  I would love to see more of these characters.. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me there is more coming????

Does her father ever accept the marriage? Are the mothers allowed to continue to develop their budding friendship?  What happens when the children (grandchildren) start to come, does this thaw Anna's father to the relationship? Do the fathers discover that Anna and Reggie dupped them?  AWWWWW  I need to know...

Newly obsessed fan!

Chantelle 

 


Posted On 01-21-2011 9:26 PM
Name: Rhonda Bowers
City/State or Province: Hagerstown MD
Country: USA
Comment: Several years ago, a complete stranger in a book store recommended one of your books to me.  Since then I have read all of your books and anxiously await the next release.  You have taken the top spot of my short list of favorite authors. 

Posted On 01-21-2011 12:10 PM
Name: Fran
City/State or Province: Liverpool
Country: England
Comment: Hi Mary

Thank you so much for the pleasure I have had over the years from reading your books. I still have one to read " The Trysting Place " which is just to expensive to buy - do you think you can get it republished, cheeky I know ,!! SORRY!! My absolute favourite is Simply Dangerous, although I think Tresham comes a close 2nd to Wulfric, I always read your books with some tissues to hand - I know I will end up crying, and although I have been married 40 years this year, I still try to hide the tears from my husband.

The pictures of your family are lovely, thank you for sharing them with us.

Best wish to you and your family - please keep writing.

Kind regards

Fran

 


Posted On 01-19-2011 3:43 PM
Name: mimi grenville
City/State or Province: jacksonville fl
Country: usa
Comment: I just want to say that of all my romance books that I have kept and reread over the years, and boy, do I have them,

yours are the best. Your books are the ones I will put down toward the end to postpone finishing. The people

who live in your books are so three dimensional I hate to part ways with them.

Thank you for every one. I just finished A Secret Affair and realized there are no more Huxtables to take to

our hearts. Don't ever retire.

 


Posted On 01-17-2011 7:05 PM
Name: Carolyn Gee
City/State or Province: Paragould AR
Country: US
Comment: Mary , I have read a lot of your books ,the Huxtable series i have in hard cover  i realy love this serier ,any time i can find one of your books i buy it i know without a doute that it well be Great. The Plumed Bonnet i can not find , but i keep looking , thank you for your Books, they make a old woman smile & dream.

Posted On 01-16-2011 11:34 PM
Name: Kathy Davis
City/State or Province: Panorama City, CA
Country: US
Comment: I have long been looking forward to the book about Gwen, Lady Muir--I can't help but think there must be quite a backstory there. I'm also curious: will the reprint of "Christmas Bride" contain the epilogue from your website?

Posted On 01-14-2011 6:30 PM
Name: Lynn Bruce
City/State or Province: Atlanta,Ga
Country: USA
Comment: I have been a  huge fan of yours for years. All of your books have been "keepers" for me. When I see your name on a book I automatically buy it. The only book that I have not liked that much was A Precious Jewel. I think the reason is that I did not feel that she was forced to become a prostitute. I love your series books and the more of them the better. I have read so many of your books(several times over) that I feel your characters are mutual friends of both of us. That may be why I enjoyed your family pictures so much. Everyone is so good looking! I am happy for you that you have reached hardback status. I may however have to buy your books second hand because I read so many books per week. I am wondering why so many publishers have headless models with flowing gowns on the covers of romance books. I do not like them because they all look alike to me. I used to be able to remember a story just by looking at the cover. Give me a good old embracing couple any day, particularly one with a shirtless male with nice tight buns!


Posted On 01-12-2011 12:30 PM
Name: Joyce Burkhardt
City/State or Province: Cincinnati, Ohio
Country: USA
Comment: I am beyond thrilled that you are writing a new 7 book series.  I am currently re-reading the Slightly books now as I wait for your new stories.  Thank you for the most wonderful stories! Blessings to you  and  your family in 2011

Posted On 01-12-2011 1:10 AM
Name: Richelle
City/State or Province: Regina, Saskatchewan
Country: Canada
Comment: First I must say that I really enjoy your books! When browsing for something new at the book store one day, First Comes Marriage caught my eye and the plot seemed enthralling so I decided to buy it and take it home. The next day I bought the rest of the books in that series! Since then I have started to collect your books whenever I find I have collected enough spare change. I do not have much money to spare since I am attending the University of Regina in the Faculty of Education but I love to read so I am constantly counting my pennies so I can buy another book. I have just finished reading The Ideal Wife and it spurred me to write to you and tell you how enjoyable your novels are.

When I first looked at your biography I was astonished to find you residing so near. To think I may have browsed the shelves at Chapters looking for your books whilst you had a coffee at Starbucks! Authors always seem to be so far away from Saskatchewan. I grew up in a small town (Kipling is about an hour and a half away) and have been reading romance novels for the since I was 12, but most of the authors seemed to come from England or the States. I have always dreamed of writing part of a romance novel as that is the main genre I read. It is nice to know that something great can come from such a small, out of the way place as Kipling, or maybe one day, Esterhazy.
 
Thank you so much. You are truly an inspiration.

Sincerely,
Richelle

Posted On 01-12-2011 12:20 AM
Name: deborah roussety
City/State or Province: sydney
Country: australia
Comment: Just started to read your work,thanks to Nicola cornick and it is great,thanks I have alot of reading to do know,so looking forward to it.

Posted On 01-11-2011 7:05 PM
Name: Jessica Bennett
City/State or Province: SYDNEY
Country: australia
Comment: Hi Mary...just wanted to say that I am an avid reader of your books....probably would have about 30 of them maybe more....Have not long finished A Secret Affair....and I have to say its one of the BEST so far.absolutely loved it ..one of those books you don't want to end...The Bedwyns are fantastic as well.....I have my personal favourites tho......Am a bit disappointed that each new book you bring out now are in Hardcover...in Australia we have to pay $44 for each one of them and are harder to hold up when reading in bed..haha.....Am looking forward to your next book tho...A Secret Mistress...I have read the other 2 that go with it ...excellent books...one of my favourites is A Summer to Remember...I cried a few times in it .. Just keep up the great work.. Jess..

Posted On 01-11-2011 5:55 PM
Name: Catherine
Comment: I just reread "Web of Love" and wondered if you have considered writing a sequel that explored Ellen's stepdaughter Jennifer's romance with the wounded soldier Lt. Penworth. Maybe it could be part of the series you mention here: "Gwen's book will actually be the first of a new seven-part series. Hugo Emes, Lord Trentham, her hero, is a member of the Survivors' Club, a group of five former military officers who were variously wounded in the Napoleonic wars..." With best wishes, and thanks for all your wonderful books, Catherine

Posted On 01-11-2011 1:12 PM
Name: Monique
City/State or Province: Baltimore, MD
Country: USA
Comment: I must say, I am completely captivated by this series.  I love, love love them all.  I have re-read 1st Comes Marriage 3 x.  Thank you for the romance and fire of this series.   I really must say that I did not think I would be a fan of this type of book.  I'm thrilled I was wrong.

Good Work!

 


Posted On 01-10-2011 7:58 PM
Name: Leslie Anger
City/State or Province: Victoria, B.C.
Country: Canada
Comment: I was given my first book last week, read it twice and went out and got 4 more today. Wonderful reading. Thanks so much.

Posted On 01-10-2011 5:36 PM
Name: Manu
Country: Italy
Comment: Hello!

Last night I finished More than a mistress that I loved perhaps as much as A summer to remember (I am so happy that Lady Muir will have a story, thank you! :D) and Dancing with Clara (two of my favourites) and today I started No man's mistress.

I love the Dudleys (I was in love with Tresham practically from the first page), I'm very happy that Angeline and Heyward's story will come out soon, but I wanted to know if there will ever be a story for Viscount Kimble ?

I have the Bedwyns series there to wait for me as soon as I finish No man's mistress. :)

I love your books, I'm trying to read everything from you (with the weird Italian's publications I managed to read some older books easily, even if I have to close my eyes on the covers... horrid horrid covers in Italy), please don't ever stop writing! :)

I will patiently wait for Kimble... I hope there will be his turn too! :P Bye bye!


Posted On 01-05-2011 6:13 PM
Name: Aleisha Bell
City/State or Province: Sparta, KY
Country: USA
Comment: When I first started reading Historical Romance I found your Slightly Series at my local library. I instantly fell in love with the Bedwyn siblings! My favorite was Slightly Sinful. My husband was looking at me strange while he was telling me that I was the only person he knew that actually laughed out loud while reading a book! Since then you have become one of my favorite authors and I have been searching book stores for any of your books I can find.  You obviously have a wonderful gift for story telling. I just wanted to take a second and say thank you for sharing your gift with us. I am very much looking foward to what adventure and intrigue may come next!  

 

   


Posted On 01-03-2011 10:21 AM
Name: Min Young Lee
City/State or Province: Jakarta
Country: Indonesia
Comment: I just came back from Singapore with unexpected things that I didn't mind to buy. I never actually read your books before -- I'm a newbie to Historical Romance fandom -- but when I visited one of the biggest bookstore in SG, despite of many novels they sell I bought yours. Just read the synopsis of your novels made my mind hatched one clear decision, I would totally buy these! At last, I brought 5 of your novels back to home.
I started reading 'A Summer To Remember' this morning, I still can't stop now to read such an enchanting story -- I believe rest of your masterpieces will happened to be the same. I wish you a belated Christmas and New Year, I just can say for you to keep writing, I'm just 14 years old girl with many dreams, one of them is to be a writer like you :)

Posted On 01-03-2011 1:01 AM
Name: Josephine Nakamura
City/State or Province: Guam
Country: USA
Comment: Ms. Balogh,

I recently purchased a couple of your books and the first one I read, I got hooked. I am one of those that loves to read ROMANCE novels it does not matter whether its historical or not get lost in them the moment I start. I, Thank you for the entertainment by reading your lovely books and I am looking forward to buy many more in the future. Thank you and God Bless!


Posted On 12-31-2010 10:44 PM
Name: Louise
City/State or Province: Idyllwild, CA
Country: USA
Comment: I LOVE your books and have been reading them since SECRETS OF THE HEART was issued in '88.

Please reissue HEARTLESS. I no longer have my copy and would like to purchase another at a 'reasonable' price.


Posted On 12-31-2010 4:18 PM
Name: Suzy Dubot
City/State or Province: Lormes (Burgundy)
Country: France
Comment: I began reading Regency romances with Georgette Heyer. Some were better than others.
Through the years I have 'discovered' many other authoresses thanks to charity shops and jumble sales and I actually bought your first book on ebay quite by chance! A means to discovering if I like a style of a writer before investing in all the others they have written. I now have quite a collection of authors I enjoy (Regency romance and others) but I come back to you each time hoping for new publications.
I am a committed fan and I join all those who sing your praises for your talent of creating characters who live and breathe even once the story has ended. Thank you for hours, days ... years of entertainment.
Happy New Year!

Posted On 12-31-2010 6:12 AM
Name: Bill B
City/State or Province: Portland, Oregon
Country: USA
Comment: More Than a Mistress was the first romance I read by a living author and it got me hooked on this genre full of clever, funny and emotional stories. I have read over half of your backlist and I am collecting the rest of it gradually as I find copies of your books. I have my favorites, to the extent they are available, on my Kindle.

I wish More Than a Mistress was available as an ebook. I would buy it in a New York minute. No Man's Mistress is an ebook. I wonder why More Than a Mistress is not. Must be some copyright thing.

I hope that you move all of your backlist to ebooks as soon as possible. That way I wouldn't have to search for them in used bookstores and could read them now. Although I guess it is fun to hunt for them and a thrill when I find one. Still there are some that I would have as ebooks even if I have already read them. Dancing With Clara is one. That is a masterpiece.

Posted On 12-31-2010 1:45 AM
Name: Kari
City/State or Province: MN
Comment: I love your books! The first ones I read were the Dark Angel/Lord Carew's Bride set. I just finished reading A Matter of Class. I would have to say that you have become my favorite author and want to tell you that you are an amazing writer! Your stories are so well written and I can tell that you truly care about your characters and the way the story plays out from beginning to end. Most romance novels that I have read seem to just wrap up the story quickly at the end but yours go so much deeper and I really appreciate that as a reader. My sister and I read the book A Matter of Class and we both decided it would make an excellent movie! She said she was picturing Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn while she was reading it. She also said it is a book that you could read again and again. That is something very unique since most people read a book and then never read it again. I am definitely going to read more of your novels and want to encourage you to continue what you are doing! Also if you ever get the aspiration to make your book into a movie I would definitely suggest A Matter of Class since the story line is so unique and fun. Thanks for the stories, I am looking forward to reading more!

Posted On 12-29-2010 2:09 PM
Name: Genevieve Callard
City/State or Province: Kalamazoo, MI
Comment: Dear Ms Balogh, Thank you for writing such wonderful books. As I get most of my reading material from my public library, I'm giving a donation to them in your honor.

Posted On 12-26-2010 4:22 PM
Name: Sissi
Country: France
Comment: I love your stories and I have only discovered today that you had written a lot more books than I was aware of, dating back to the 90's and perhaps 80's. I hope someday you will consider getting all of your books digitized and available as e-books, especially as Kindle books on Amazon. A lot of these books could only be bought as second-hand copies now, and would be time-consuming to find as well as expensive to ship overseas if you live in Europe. And considering how popular an author you are, I'm sure a lot of people would be happy to buy even older titles from you !

Posted On 12-23-2010 3:53 PM
Name: Karen
City/State or Province: Massachusetts
Country: USA
Comment: Ms. Balogh, I just read and enjoyed The Secret Affair, the first of your books I have encountered. But as a detail-oriented person with an interest in language development,  I would like to offer a small editorial comment. On several occasions, the Duchess refers to herself ironically (or is described by other women) as a gold digger.  This story is set in 1820s England.  The slang term gold digger did not come into use until the 1920s. That term pulled me right out of the story (although not as badly as a scene in another author's romance, where her characters gathered around and sang "Happy Birthday to You" to the hero, several decades before the song was written.)

Posted On 12-14-2010 2:24 PM
Name: Debora
City/State or Province: Fort Worth, TX
Country: U.S.A.
Comment: In late October I accidently discovered Mary Balogh while shopping at local bookstore. I was looking for something that did not have a lurid on the front cover...funny but true!!! I began with the "Slightly" series followed by "Simply" and soon found myself addicted to Mary Balogh. Her style, her memorable characters not to mention the romance and sensuality captured in each book resulted in my purchasing everthing I could possibly get my hands on!! (Barnes & Noble and Amazon have made a fortune on me!!) I could not wait for "A Secret Affair"(loved it!!). I have just completed "More than A Mistress" and am reading "No Man's Mistress". I have reread so many of her books which is a first for me. I believe I might be the biggest Mary Balogh fan in the state of Texas!!  I love ya Mary!!!

Posted On 12-11-2010 1:53 AM
Name: Margaret Murray-Evans
City/State or Province: Knoxville, TN
Country: USA
Comment: Once again you didn't disappoint...I loved A MATTER OF CLASS!!!!   As I started reading the first flashback, I couldn't figure out where you were going... but... as I read more of the book it made for a very clever ending.  A wonderful love story!

 THANKS FOR A GREAT READ!!! 


Posted On 12-10-2010 1:40 PM
Name: Amarilis
City/State or Province: Cedar Hills, Utah
Country: USA
Comment: Mary I love your stories!  Mostly I love how you say them with humor.  When I read your stories I laugh and cry all in the same page!  You really are talented in telling a story and keeping me awake into the night because I can't put it down!  Thank you~!

Posted On 12-06-2010 9:53 PM
Name: Christine
City/State or Province: Quebec
Country: Canada
Comment: Dear Mrs. Balogh,

Did you know that Truly is currently selling for $108.32 on amazon.ca?  I love your books, but I am not that plump in the pocket, unfortunately.  If I were...I would be more than slightly tempted, because I am quite adicted to your books.  I have been inspired by your heroines who discover or display their inner strength.  People who give love, and who receive it in return.  Of course, the banter, the description of dazzling balls and the historical settings make for fun and relaxing reading.  But what keeps me coming back is overarching theme of the power of love in all its forms. 

Many thanks from a grateful reader.


Posted On 12-04-2010 10:47 PM
Name: Hollie Bosarge
City/State or Province: Daphne, AL
Country: USA
Comment: Ms. Balogh,

My mother and I are huge fans. I just finished reading the "Slightly" series in one weeks time (you would think I don't have a life but I am a 30 year old stay at home mom who stays very busy). That just tells you how wonderful they were. My mom read them first and then passed them along to me. I enjoyed all of them but I have to say that Wulfric's story was my favorite. I couldn't wait to get to his story to see how you warmed him up. You did an excellent job. I am so sad to be finished with the series. I always feel like a part of me is left behind in their world.

My mom and I both agree that Lady Muir and Sydnam Butler each would have a wonderful story of their own. I would like to know about Lady Muir's past life and to see her fall in love again. Also, I just really liked Syd and thought he could have a wonderful love story, someone who looked beyond the appearance deeper into his person. I guess I am just trying to prolong the series.

Thank you so much for making reading so enjoyable. I look forward to reading many more of your books...especially the series.

Sincerely,

Hollie Bosarge


Posted On 12-02-2010 2:27 AM
Name: Michelle Colli
City/State or Province: Kamloops, B.C.
Country: Canada
Comment: Well Mary, this is my third time signing your guest book and my relationship with your books has lasted six long years, and I hope it will last many more!

You probably don't remember me, as again, I've only signed your guest book three time (Once in 2004 and again in 2006), and you have about a billion fans! But Maybe to give your brain a little jump start, I'm the girl that just LOVED 'Slightly Tempted" because there were so many things about Morgan that reminded me of my life. Like my 4 older brothers and 1 older sister and a boyfriend so much like Gervase it was unbelievable! (We're still together by the way :) )

Anyways, Just wanted to say that I am 22 now, started reading your books at 16, and every time I pick up one of your books, it's like falling in love all over again! You have no idea how many nights I've spent reading until the wee hours, desperately wanting to read more, and eventually succumbing to slumber. Usually resulting in a mad scramble the next morning trying to find the page I was last at! :)

Last time I wrote to you, you hoped I would enjoy the Simply series, well I've bought and read the lot of them - A++ :) Just thank-you for allowing us to have the privilege of reading your work!

Currently I am starting "Next comes Seduction" I've already read "First come Marriage" of course, and again, I am brought to the point of never wanted to put the book down. My boyfriend often tells me that eventually my books will swallow me whole!

Well, as it stand now, I am currently aching to get back to my book, so I shall do just that.

Thank-you very much again.

Your devoted fan, Michelle Colli


Posted On 12-01-2010 9:00 AM
Name: Keely
City/State or Province: Boston, MA
Country: united States
Comment: OMG How I loved A Matter of Class!!!!!!!!!!!!  I had to tell you right away!!!!!!!   OMG that was a clever, Fantastic story!!!!!!!!!! I got so happy at the end.  How I love your books!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your my #1 Romance Author!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  May god give you more years and imagination to write more!!!!!!!!!!

Posted On 12-01-2010 1:39 AM
Name: Evelyn
City/State or Province: West Java
Country: Indonesia
Comment: Dear Mary, When I re-read the Huxtables stories again the past few days, I was wondering what happen with Toby. He was just a small boy loved by his parents in At Last Comes Love, and I did not doubt that Margaret and Duncan loves him, however I was wondering how Toby reacted when his parents told him the truth about his birth. Will he has doubts on himself? Will he feels betrayed? Will he found love someday that will cleans him thoroughly? I do hope that he will tell you about his life someday, and that you just can't resist to tell us his story then. Warm Regards, Evelyn

Posted On 11-28-2010 8:00 PM
Name: Gwenda Ware
City/State or Province: Hamilton
Country: New Zealand
Comment: Hello Mary,
My query - request has to do with ebooks.
For about 10 years e-readers have been availanble in Europe and America - but not Australasia. Because of this publishers did  not necessesarily buy the e rights for australasia/oceania.
We can now buy Sony , Kindle and Kobe readers in Australia and New Zealand - but it is frustrating to try and buy the books. Because of hefty postage and other charges your newest book will probably cost $30 NZ at the local book store. With luck the Kindle edition will be $10 to $15 NZ and I will not need to find shelf space.(A scare commodity in my home)
I love to own your books because I enjoy to reread them.
I find some series or parts of series are available for us to purchase as ebooks and some are not. I don't really understand about e- rights. It seems to me that paperbacks can be sold anywhere - so why not e-books. What does it matter so long as the author and publisher get their cut?
My request:
please ask your agent to fight for the e-rights to sell all your work to us here at the bottom of the world.
Soon there will be more e-books sold  than paperbacks. Probably within 5 years. Sadly, because it is computer tech., people will doubtless try to break the copyright.
I think there will be less piracy if the publishers make fewer regional exclusions.Saying 'NO' is like waving a red rag at a bull.
Regardless of any problems,  the techology is here and the march of progress cannot be slowed or stopped. It is relentless.

I want to be able to sit in the airport with my Kindle and purchase the latest Mary Balough to read on my flight. At the moment this is not always possible.
sincerely
Gwenda Ware

Posted On 11-17-2010 8:35 AM
Name: Barbara
City/State or Province: New York
Country: USA
Comment: I am a retired English teacher who has always loved Jane Austen.  In my retirement, I have also fallen in love with audio books.  When I finished listening to all of Jane Austen, someone told me about you.   I have now listened to the entire Huxtable series read by Anne Fosnick and the series about the Miss Martin teachers read by Rosalind Landor.  I am enchanted by both your writing and their voices. 

My question to you is this: Will you be able to get either narrator mentioned above to read the Bedywn series at the least, and all of your other books if possible?  I cannot be alone in my love of  these winning combinations for future audio books. 

At the very least, all of your books, not just a limited supply as exist now,  should be available for electronic readers such as Kindle and IPad.  Will that be happening soon?

By the way, my favorite books were Simply Unforgettable, Simply Love. Simply Perfect and all the Huxtables. 


Posted On 11-16-2010 7:04 PM
Name: jcbleil
City/State or Province: erie/pa
Country: usa
Comment: love your books. I reread them all the time. However I have had something bothering me for awhile. I am almost positive that I read a story about Lady Muir that she found happiness. But I cannot find the story any where. Could you or someone let me know what book it is in?

JC


Posted On 11-15-2010 10:04 AM
Name: Mary Beth Brewer
City/State or Province: Houston, Texas
Country: USA
Comment: I have never written an author before; however, i read "At Last Comes Love"  yesterday and couldn't wait to tell you how very much I enjoyed it.  It was so refreshing to have the couple married  by thr middle of the book and then read about their falling in love.  It gives "happily ever after" a whole new meaning.  Thank you so much.  I have alsio just finished reading from your guest book (I have been readig for about an hour) and discovered that I am certainly not alone in thinking that y our characters are more wonderful then any I have met before.  I can't wait to read more.

Posted On 11-14-2010 9:26 PM
Name: Mary Benson
City/State or Province: davenport, ia
Country: USA
Comment: I'm so pleased to see I'm not the only one who LOVES the older regencies.  I'm very glad I didn't get
rid of most of mine.  I, too, would love to see them republished.

Posted On 11-11-2010 1:15 PM
Name: Deborah
City/State or Province: Virginia
Country: USA
Comment: Dear Ms. Balogh,  I have read and loved most of your books but your short story,  "The Best Gift," in the collection "Under the Mistletoe," actually brought me to tears.  The idea that someone so deprived of emotional warmth and support in life as the heroine (Jane) could be the catalyst for the creation of a warm and loving family and holiday was very moving.  Her humility was beautiful, too, and a lesson for us all.  Thank you for a great story.  Please keep them coming!