|Posted On 12-29-2005 9:27 AM|
|Name||: Becky Krevics|
|City/State or Province||: New Jersey|
Mrs. Balogh, First I want to say what everyone says,
"Really love your books". They are more then just entertainment for
me. They are an escape from life's little and big problems. If I
need a lift or to forget for a while my worries, and we all have them,
I pick up one of your books. I especially like the Bedwyns. You make
them so real, you have to remind yourself that they are not. Hope
in your future books we hear something about them, as I am sure we will.|
Hope I did not make too many errors in my writing. It's a little scary writing to a former teacher! I was very good in English and writing, but have been out of school for almost 50 years. Unbelievable to me. I feel no different until I look in the mirror.
Also hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a hppy and helathy New Year.
All the Very Best, Becky
|Posted On 12-28-2005 11:47 PM|
|City/State or Province||: Atlanta GA|
|Comment||: Ive been a fan for several years now although i was unaware that you had books other than the Bedwyn series and the Mistress series until this past year. I want to thank you for your magical writings that keep me spellbound-even though i have just reading through the Bedwyn series for the third time. Somehow you create stories that never lose their luster. To put your books in the romance novel category is 'slightly' degrading because usually when i read a romance novel i find them cheap and boring, very one dimensional. BUT your stories, on the other hand, combine suspense, history, romance, and comedy in a way that spells class and talent. I hope that you will continue to write for a long time. I will surely keep reading. Thank you again.|
|Posted On 12-28-2005 8:55 PM|
|Name||: Anne Trueman|
|City/State or Province||: Tucson, AZ|
Just finished re-reading the Bedwyn series. Wonderful
family! However, there are a couple of characters that are
screaming at me "tell her we want our stories told, too!"
So........Attingsborough wants his story told AND so does Gwen,
There. I've delivered the message! LOL!
Yours are books that I do not get rid of! It is always a great pleasure to re-read them. So, dear lady, keep that keyboard hot!
Best wishes always,
|Posted On 12-27-2005 9:34 AM|
|Name||: Carol K|
|City/State or Province||: Plano, IL|
|Comment||: Ms Balogh|
Just finished the Secret Pearl for the second time. What a great book!! Very well done.
As I have been a fan since the early 90's, I am aware of how prolific a writer you are, I would love to see more of your backlist reprinted as well as more of your new work out more often. (I realize this makes me part of your demanding public, but so be it.)
Please keep up the good work!! I am very much hoping to meet you someday at a book signing. You are my favorite author!!
Warm regards to you and your family,
|Posted On 12-27-2005 5:40 AM|
|City/State or Province||: Western Australia|
I have thoroughly enjoyed the Bedwyn series and also The secret
Pearl. I would like to know if you will be writing a book about
Lady Muir. I would so like to know what happens to her.
Thank you for writing such lovely stories and giving me hours of
|Posted On 12-24-2005 1:54 AM|
|City/State or Province||: Ann Arbor, Michigan|
As a Regency addict, I'm sure I've read some of those older (Signet?)
novels, but I picked up three of the "Slightly" series at a booksale
and was hooked like a fish-even though I read them a little out of
order. Thankfully, I read "A Summer to Remember" first, then the Bedwyn
books. I struggle with myself if I enjoyed Scandalous or Dangerous
more, so then I have to read them again, of course, to discover the
truth of the matter.|
I just finished Simply Unforgetable, which I enjoyed greatly. I can't wait for the remainder of the series and I know in my heart of hearts you will not disappoint me when the time comes for Claudia to realize that Freyja has been financing her school all these years. Haha!
I have Silent Melody in my library bag, waiting to be read. Now I wonder if I should hunt down the Secret Pearl first from all the praise I have read on the message board. I admit that hunting down a hard-to-find book is half the fun of it. I refuse to resort to eBay unless I absolutely have to. Otherwise, I would miss out on all the lovely booksales where I just might find something else I don't have...
|Posted On 12-22-2005 11:45 PM|
|Name||: penny r.|
|City/State or Province||: honolulu, hi|
My shelves have been so crowded with books I decided to re-read
some of my romance series and discard the less memorable ones. The
Cynster series...OUT. The Bradley spy series...OUT....the Quinn
Bridgertons...OUT (except for "When He Was Wicked", which is a keeper.|
I started reading about the Bedwyns again and could not bring myself to discard any of them. The more I read the more I appreciated your wonderful ability to breathe life into these characters. Your writing is superb. I'm so happy the Bedwyns will play a part in the Wallflower series. I feel they are a part of MY family. They are on my shelf forever.
|Posted On 12-22-2005 1:50 AM|
|City/State or Province||: Santa Ana, CA|
|Comment||: Hi Mary, I just finished The Secret Pearl. Oh my...I thought the Bedwyn series and Mistress series were good but this book was amazing. I was hooked right away. I read most of it sitting by my Dad' s side in the hospital and it was the escape I needed. Thanks so much and I am working my way through your backlist.|
|Posted On 12-20-2005 1:25 AM|
|City/State or Province||: New Jersey|
how do I begin to thank you for your books. In the movie, "In Her
Shoes" the main character states something along the lines of, "the
extent of my love life is romance novels." This has been true for me
ever since I began readingyour books. Don't get the wrong idea
though... it helped me get over someone who was insensitive and
unchivalrous... now I am much more content curling up and reading one
of your novels. Whether I am reading a book for the first time or
rereading one of your books for the fifth time, I am content to dream
and completely surrender myself to your skill and magic. Many people
believe romance novels are melodramatic and dirty, but I believe that
they are a product of an age where chivalry is unfortunatly too rare
and unfulfilling. It really is a pity that men no longer know how to
court women or treat them with respect. Today, lust and drunkenness are
the substitutes for romance and chivalry. Keep on writing, because
without your books there would be no hope for so many people who need
to feel that love and romance still exists. Thank you so very much...|
|Posted On 12-18-2005 7:26 PM|
|City/State or Province||: Rhode Island|
I've just finished Secret Pearl and absolutely loved it! I've read all
the Bedwyn books as well and loved the "Mistress" books. I am so
excited to have discovered your backlist listed on this site and want
find each and every one of them. I've reread several of them when I
just had to revisit the characters. |
I think I might be a bit obsessed because every time I get a new book, I can't stop until it is finished and most of the time it is within the same day. I think the reason I love your books so much is that you do such a tremendous job of character development and I really care about the characters. Jane Austen is another of my favorite authors and when I read your books I am transported into that same sort of world.
Please keep them coming!
-A HUGE fan, Erin
|Posted On 12-17-2005 11:03 PM|
|Name||: Samantha Hocking|
|City/State or Province||: South Australia|
|Comment||: I have only read a few of your books, but most of them I have enjoyed and have found them to be very entertaining.|
I am keen to read (and buy) some of your earlier Signet books but they are very difficult (if not impossible!) to obtain in Australia, even from libraries.
Any chance of them being republished?
|Posted On 12-17-2005 5:56 PM|
|Name||: harriet oakley|
|City/State or Province||: ca|
|Comment||: Hello, I've read your books for years. I just finished The Secret Pearl for the 1st time, and I appreciated the ending. Some women's fiction is so predictable that I lose interest and quit before the end, but never with your books. The characters are fully realized, and you just add so much to what's available out there. Thank you for choosing the right career and for sticking with it!! Take care, harriet|
|Posted On 12-14-2005 4:17 PM|
|Name||: Amanda Steele|
|City/State or Province||: Winamac, Indiana|
|Comment||: You are an awesome author! Keep the writing up, so I can read more of your books! thanks alot!|
|Posted On 12-13-2005 2:32 AM|
|Name||: Natasha Owens|
|City/State or Province||: Fort Gibson, OK|
I would like to say I have read nearly ever romance novel on the
shelves today and you “Slightly” series I the most intriguing,
dominating novels I have ever read. I was completely addicted after the first one. Now
I am looking forward to sticking my nose into your “Simply” series, I
would suggest “Simply Irresistible” for the last currently untitled
book. I have just finished the Dudleybrothers’ books and No Man’s Mistress caught me completely by surprise, and I loved it|
|Posted On 12-11-2005 10:23 AM|
|Name||: Penny Martin|
|City/State or Province||: Temple, Ga|
|Country||: Just a Thought|
After reading Slightly Dangerous, I relized that Christine's sister,
Miss Thompson is still at home not married. What about Christine -
Christine is having another baby, and her sister comes to stay and
help. Because Wulfric will not leave Christine at this time alone, his
stewarts have to come to him with the yearly reports on his many
properties. One of the stewarts is a distance cousine, from his
mother's side of the family, a widower with childern, they meet and as
allways with you love follows. What do you think? I do love how
you include other family members in your many stories. Just a note from
a fan. |
Merry Christmas and God Bless
|Posted On 12-11-2005 7:47 AM|
|City/State or Province||: Michigan|
|Comment||: I just finished the Secret Pearl. I like the twists you put in the book, and the conflict between good and evil. Most of my books will be sci-adventure, but I 'm trying my hand at romance and suspense for my next project.|
|Posted On 12-08-2005 8:16 PM|
|City/State or Province||: Louisiana|
|Comment||: I have read most of your books and adored all of them, but missed some of your early romances. I just finished reading THE SECRET PEARL and absolutely loved it. It is a beautifully written book and I could not put it down. It will definitely be on my keeper shelves as are all of your other books. You are one of the authors who I automatically buy when your new books come out. I just started reading SIMPLY UNFORGETABLE and am enjoying it very much. Thank you for the many hours of happiness you have given me with your books.|
|Posted On 12-08-2005 1:47 AM|
|City/State or Province||: Virginia|
|Comment||: Hello Mary: In "Slightly Sinful", you brought Alleyne home to his family.|
Tonight in "Slightly Dangerous", I almost met the eldest son of the Earl of Redfield...
Why not bring him home in "Suddenly Stormy."?
Rachal (member of RWA 1981)
|Posted On 12-06-2005 3:22 AM|
|City/State or Province||: Las Vegas, NV|
It isn't often that a novel moves me to tears the way "The Secret
Pearl did." The emotional scope of the book imparted a humanity to
the characters that tied me to their plight and their struggle for
happiness. There is none of the usual here and I applaud you for it.
There are good choices and bad choices, strong people and weak ones.
But making a bad choice or being weak doesn't make an individual evil
in the world of "Pearl." Neither does morality equate to goodness
here. It's a complicated and harsh world for a romance, but I found
myself thinking early on that this was a story that rises above labels.
Ridgeway is now one of my favorite heros, and small though my keeper
shelf of romance novels is, "The Secret Pearl" now has a permanent
place on it.|
That was my long-winded way of saying thank you. You seem to have the trick of making your readers' care. "The Secret Pearl" was my first Mary Balogh book. It certainly won't be my last.
|Posted On 12-05-2005 8:51 PM|
|City/State or Province||: Reno, Nevada|
|Comment||: Dear Mary,|
I started reading your books 3 months ago and managed to get my hands on all six Bedwyn books. I'm madly in love with that family!. Wufric's story was the best. I like the way you involve other members of the family in your stories rather than just the hero and heroine. I enjoy your style of writing and the characters. They feel so real! Looking forward to reading all your other books. All the best!
|Posted On 12-03-2005 8:07 PM|
|Name||: Charliene Turner|
|City/State or Province||: Houston, Texas|
|Comment||: I have read all your books, and always look forward to the next one. Most of them I have read two or more times. The Christmas short stories I read again every Christmas. Just wanted to wish you a wonderful Holiday, and thank you for the many hours of pleasure you have given me.|
|Posted On 12-02-2005 4:40 PM|
|City/State or Province||: Rome|
|Comment||: I'm a great fan of historical romance and whenever I have a chance I try to sample books written by authors not very known to me . My work takes me often abroad and in one of my trips to London I purchased Slightly Married. I read it in two days! I enjoyed the style, so fast paced and most of all the dialogues, so witty and charming, they made me think of a modern styled Jane Austen!|
|Posted On 11-29-2005 11:32 PM|
|City/State or Province||: Rockwall, TX|
|Comment||: I loved 'A Secret Pearl'! Only two books in the world has made me cry because of the absolute emotion in the story. This was one of them... (Harry Potter was the other...)|
|Posted On 11-28-2005 9:17 PM|
|Name||: Amy Sanders|
|City/State or Province||: Columbus, OH|
|Comment||: I love reading your books and look forward to the Simply quartet. |
Did you do anything with Hector Magnus from Slightly Dangerous? His character is so wonderfully accident prone. I would love to see him a hero. I love to see the underdog sparkle just like Clara who was not beautiful and could not walk in Dancing with Clara.
Can you let me know if I missed a book with him as the main character? Can he be Claudia Martin's hero?
By the way, can you write a little faster (smiles)....even though I do enjoy rereading my favorites.
|Posted On 11-28-2005 4:00 PM|
|City/State or Province||: College Station, TX|
There is nothing I like better than losing myself in one of your books. Thank you so much for allowing me that "me" time in this hectic world. Keep up the great work.
Forever a fan,
|Posted On 11-25-2005 12:19 AM|
|City/State or Province||: Ballarat Victoria|
|Comment||: Dear Mary,|
I wanted you to know that I appreciate the books that you write and I am gradually building up quite a collection. I find all of your wonderful, witty and entertaining. I read them every so often and I get more out of them each time. I wish you all of the best success with your new ventures in writing and I'll look for them in my local bookshop and library (where all of them should be)!! :) I hope you enjoy the coming Holidays with your family and friends. Thank you for many wonderful hours of enjoyment, I read the Bedwyn series when I had all 6 of them over a period of a weekend during my recent holidays and I had fun, sitting in a comfortable chair with a cup of peppermint tea and blissed out. Thank you again Mary.
|Posted On 11-24-2005 4:28 PM|
|City/State or Province||: Nice|
|Comment||: Dear Ms. Balogh,|
I've began to know your books about two months ago... I guest at the hotel I work forgot (!) her book - it was 'slightly married'. As I've read the 4th book... I had to take it back home and read it the same evening. Since then I'm in love with the Bedwyn's. I'm reading currently my 4th book Freyja's story.
Yet my favourite is Wulfric's story it reminds me a lot of pride and prejudice.
I'm looking forward to read the 3 last books of the serie and I do know now that it will be difficult for me to leave the Bedwyn's.
Keep on going to write such wonderful stories, they make my day and the 'naive' part of me hopes to find my own Bedwyn ;o)
|Posted On 11-18-2005 4:07 PM|
|Name||: Marianne Anderson|
|City/State or Province||: IL|
|Comment||: Hi! I just finished Slightly Dangerous and loved your character development of Wulfric...their relationship reminded me of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice!!! (Especially Wulfric) It was impossible to put down this book.... Thanks for the wonderful hours of enjoyment!|
|Posted On 11-15-2005 4:07 PM|
|City/State or Province||: Regina|
|Comment||: Hi Mom, Although I love spending time with you when you are not writing as do my children, I am finding that I am at home right now with nothing new to read of yours. What a bummer. You are my favorite author (even though many would say I am biased) but I have read everything you have out there. So seeing as I read faster than you write, there is nothing else to do but to re-introduce myself to some old friends in some of your earlier works. Perhaps I will delve into the lives of Alexandra Purnell and her Earl of Amberley, the very distiguished Edmund Raine in "The Gilded Web". And then when I am full up on them perhaps I will then also read "Web of Love' and "Devil's Web" just to say that I have once again completed one of my favorite trilogies. Yes, I have fully convinced myself that I can and will survive until your next story hits the shelf but please make it soon! All my love, Jacqueline|
|Posted On 11-14-2005 10:14 PM|
|Name||: Heather Givhan|
|City/State or Province||: Lubbock, Texas|
|Country||: United States|
love your novels. I've read attentively since I discovered A Summer to
Remember. I love the Bedwyn series and thoroughly enjoyed Simply
Unforgettable. I can't wait for the next three in the installment. |
I have to beg. Please write the story of Miss Portia Hunt and the Marquess of Attinsborough. I love the Marquess. However, I do not nearly feel the same for Portia. She drastically needs someone to loosen her up. I do sympathize with her. She seems strong, and I'm sure some part of her is hurt over being left by Viscount Sinclair. I see much of Lauren Edgeworth in her and would hope Attinsborough would change her in the same way. As of now though, she is horribly unlikable and easily despised. Please make her character lovable by furthering her story.
|Posted On 11-09-2005 5:13 PM|
|City/State or Province||: IL|
|Comment||: I'm sure you get many comments, letters etc. with someone claiming to be your biggest fan. I'm very sure we are legion as you are such a wonderful writer. I found myself out of work for 11 months this last year and you are one of the authors that helped me through that stressful period - and I thank you. I notice that you mention that Simply Unforgettable will be out in an audio version this fall. But could not find any mention of any other books in an audio version. I am very interested in the Bedwyn series especially. I find myself, with a new job, and a new commute - by car. Not something that I ever wanted to do, but here I am, and some days it can be 2 hrs. each way - so I find audio books to be a wonderful way for me to manage the commute. I've had the Diana Gabaldon series, and am in the middle of the 6th Harry Potter book - 17 discs, if you can imagine it. But I will finish it in about 2 weeks time, so I'm desperate for good material, and if your books are available I can get my library to get copies of them. You say that Christmas and Love go together for you, well Mary Balogh and love go together wonderfully for me.|
|Posted On 11-06-2005 4:06 AM|
|Name||: Vivian Ogino|
|City/State or Province||: Sicamous, BC|
Thanks once again for all the wonderful stories you have written. I have 23 novels and 3 novellas of yours in my collection and am attempting to add more all the time.
As mentioned by others in your guestbook, the older ones are difficult to find. Whenever I travel out of town and come across a used bookstore my husband has to find something else to do as I scour the shelves for any titles I haven't got yet.
I have to agree with most of your fans and say that the Bedwyns are my favourites(slightly), but that may be because I haven't read many of the other prequels and sequels.
Please continue the great work and thanks for making my world that much brighter with your enchanting stories that are waiting to be read (again and again).
|Posted On 11-03-2005 12:23 PM|
|Name||: Kim Gibson|
|City/State or Province||: Bettendorf, Iowa|
|Comment||: I just read one of your books for the first time (A Summer To Remember) and just loved it. I had been looking for a new author to read. I have read most of Danielle Steele and and have been bored with them. They are too predictable and seem to drag out too much. Your book held my interest and it was all I could do to make myself put it down to go to bed and work. I am going to purchase more of them to read. I was wondering if any others talk about Kit and Lauren to see how they ended up after the wedding. I can't seem to let them go. In the meantime I plan on starting with the "Slightly" series. Thanks again for an enjoyable reading experience.|
|Posted On 11-02-2005 7:48 PM|
|City/State or Province||: LaCrosse WI|
|Comment||: Hi Mary,|
I want to THANKYOU for all of your great work!! My sister and I stumbled upon Slightly Wicked, and since have read the entire Slightly series, One night for love, and the Mistress duo. Which we would love to see Viscount Kimble in a book of his own!! Also we are very excited to learn that you have such a long list of past books! Can't wait to get started on them, and all of your future ones!! Thanks again, Bernadine
|Posted On 11-02-2005 7:38 PM|
|Name||: Priscilla Burroughs|
|City/State or Province||: Houston, TX|
I really love your writing. So many romance writers have gone the
way of the suspense novel and so many just ignore any kind of character
development to get to the "steamy" part. Thanks so much for
keeping the genre in high standard. |
If you could reply to this. There is a character that I wondered if you were going to give her own book, or if you have and I have missed. Gwen, Neville Wyatt's sister, the widowed Lady Muir. I have always wondered about her husband and about her silence on the matter. Have you done a short story that I have missed on this character. I would love it that she found some one wonderful.
Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
|Posted On 10-30-2005 10:26 AM|
|Name||: Leona Hall|
|City/State or Province||: Regina, SK|
|Comment||: Hi Mary, I was really surprised when someone told me the other day that you lived in Kipling. (I live in Regina) I read "Slightly Married" about two years ago when I was living in Taiwan. I just bought it because I liked the title, but I enjoyed the book immensely (holy sexual tension, Batman) Shortly after, I started writing my own romance novel. I'm submitting it into the Golden Hearts contest this year. Anyway, I'm still a little flabbergasted that someone as amazing as you actually lives in Saskatchewan. Take cary, Mary. Leona|
|Posted On 10-28-2005 10:09 PM|
|Name||: sharon l valadez|
|City/State or Province||: Beloit WI|
I WOULD LIKE TO SAY WOW!!!!! EVERYTIME I PICK UP ONE OF YOUR BOOKS I
CAN'T SEEM TOPUT IT DOWN. I JUST FINISHED THE BEDWYN SERIES. SLIGHTLY
DANGEROUS WAS MY FAVORITE. WULFRIC IS ONE CHARACTER THAT TURNED OUT TO
BE COMPLETELY THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT I THOUGHT IN PREVIOUS BOOKS. I HOPE
THAT QWEN WILL GET HER OWN BOOK???? KEEP UP THE GREAT AND INTERESTING
BOOKS. I LOOK FORWARD TO BEING DRAWN INTO THE EXPERTLY WRITTEN PLOTS.
IT IS LIKE GOING ON VACATION WITHOUT EVER LEAVING MY HOME.|
PATIENTLY WAITING FOR MORE,
SHARON L. VALADEZ
|Posted On 10-26-2005 8:57 PM|
|City/State or Province||: London|
I just finished reading Summer to Remeber today and I just wanted to
thank you for such a wonderful experience! Your book was charged with
emotions an I thought you handled the pace, the tone, the
characters (etc...) incredibly well. I just loved it all!|
I'm so glad the stories of the 6 Bedwyns are already out! Although I can't help wondering what happened to Joseph Fawcitt and Gwen Muir... Perhaps they'll have their own books one day ???
Anyhow, I think you're extremely talented and you deserve success and praise, I wish you all the best. Thanks once again.
|Posted On 10-26-2005 6:11 PM|
|Name||: Sheila Batters|
|City/State or Province||: Vancouver, BC|
|Comment||: Hello Mrs. Balogh (I guess I can call you Mary now!)|
As a former student of yours and renewed lover of romance novels I just wanted to let you know that I have rediscovered my interest in reading many thanks to you.
I was recently given Slightly Wicked and Slightly Scandalous and they have totally awakened my interest in reading when I have any spare moment. Other than that the only book of yours I had read was Red Rose when I was about 15 years old. That has changed. The Bedwyns completely took me in. Even as I read in silence it was like I could hear you reading it aloud in class.
I hope I haven't made too many grammatical errors in this note but I just want you to know that you have a new old fan.
Thank you and many regards to you and yours,
|Posted On 10-26-2005 4:34 PM|
|Name||: Mary Dana|
|City/State or Province||: Saint Louis, Missouri|
|Country||: United States|
You ABSOLUTELY MADE MY DAY!! I was just browsing author web sites and checked yours. The November publication of THE SECRET PEARL is going to be my favorite belated birthday gift THANK YOU.
|Posted On 10-26-2005 1:29 AM|
|Name||: Laurie A. Honors|
|City/State or Province||: Syracuse, New York|
|Comment||: Mary - I absolutely adore your books - so much so that, according to your backlist, I own every one of them! And I've read them so often, I've had to replace more than a few. Please keep them coming. My shelves have a little more space... Laurie|
|Posted On 10-25-2005 9:13 AM|
|Name||: R.H. Sulliven|
|City/State or Province||: Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Country||: United States|
First let me express my deep admiration for your writing. I am a
fan of all of your books and I daresay you are one of my top five
fiction authors of all time. Though my years are few on this
Earth, I have read many books and few have provided the hours of
entertainment that your books have gifted me with. I am an
aspiring author myself. I could not fathom a day without
writing. I have nurtured my love for writing under many a
challenging circumstance, including a harsh home life, full of
unappreciative family members, and doubters who surounded me in the
world. But I feel I have matured in my writing, as naturally most
do, and I look forward to doing so for many years to come. I only
hope to encounter enough luck during my lifetime to study under a
mentor as talented as you are. If I wasn't so sure about your
busy schedule, and I didn't possess such a strong feeling that such an
action would be impertinent, I would surely send you a sample of my
work. However, I shall boldly chime in, if you disagree, I shall
be happy to oblige any request that you might make. In short, I
need every bit of help that I can acquire.|
I congratulate you on your substantial success in writing. I can't wait until you release more of your wonderful books. And though it is redundant for me to say so, as you must have only seldom considered the notion, never stop writing. I'm sure that like most writers who do so for the sheer uplifting joy that writing grants, you will continue producing your outstanding novels.
Many thanks for reading (and writing),
|Posted On 10-24-2005 3:56 PM|
|Name||: G. Franke|
|City/State or Province||: New Mexico|
|Comment||: Just finished "Slightly Dangerous" -- entertaining from page 1 through page 344 -- authentically correct, laugh-out-loud funny -- a wonderfully book! Thank you.|
|Posted On 10-22-2005 4:45 PM|
|Name||: patty givens|
|City/State or Province||: hayward,ca|
|Comment||: hi! i just wanted to tell you I love your stories Ihave read all of them except I (ithink it is the red mask) cant find it but don't you think it is time for the the rakes to deal with their daughters and the future rakes? what is it you usually say there is nothing like a reformed rake what do you think!! thank you for your writing Its great!!! patty G|
|Posted On 10-17-2005 9:48 PM|
|Name||: Patti Lou|
|City/State or Province||: Indiana|
|Comment||: Hello Mary,|
Please don't ever stop writing. Your books are the best ever. If I could change one thing about your stories it may be to have them a little sexier. I don't mean trashy but ,well, you know.
My daughter and I are trying to find all of your books. We are both addicted!
I enjoyed reading about your life. Oh, and by the way, your husband is a hunk!
|Posted On 10-15-2005 5:37 PM|
|Name||: E. Miranda|
|City/State or Province||: San Francisco|
|Comment||: I love all your books. With the exception of two and some of the shorts I have read and re-read all your stories, some so often I had to buy new copies. I'm always keeping an eye open for the missing books in my collection and can hardly wait to get my hands on a new story. While I loved the Bedwyn series and look forward to all the 'Simply' books my all time favorite characters are the Four Horsemen in Indiscreet, Unforgiven and Irresistible. I just wish Eden Wendell had his story told in a separate book as well. For me he remains the most intriguing of the Four Horsemen. Falling for independent minded Lavinia Bergland would have been so much fun to read about in a full-lenght book. Thanks for many enjoyable hours spent reading your magical books and many more to come!|
|Posted On 10-13-2005 3:03 PM|
|Name||: Elaine Murphy|
|City/State or Province||: Ontario|
Dear Mary Balogh,
I just finished reading about Lady Morgan Bedwyn's story.....I enjoyed reading about her and Gervase....
She is a wonderful, spirited person....Keep up the good work.....
|Posted On 10-08-2005 8:32 PM|
|Name||: lisa haisman|
|City/State or Province||: decatur ar|
|Comment||: I just wanted to let you know how much i love your stories. The Bedwyn series is my all time favorite. I am still looking, but hopefully i will find a summer to remember. Iam looking forward to reading more of your wonderful books.|
|Posted On 10-07-2005 9:37 PM|
|Name||: Suan Wilson|
|City/State or Province||: Kansas|
|Comment||: I am thrilled that the Secret Pearl is being republished. I look forward to others being reissued plus I also love your new novels. Suan|
|Posted On 10-01-2005 4:10 AM|
|Name||: Sherrie Holmes|
|City/State or Province||: Olalla, WA|
|Comment||: Dear Mary,|
It occurred to me that I have probably dropped off your radar screen and need to pop in to say hi and ask to be added to your newsletter list again. I'm sitting at my desk with a dead mole at my feet, and the mole's bloodthirsty killer, Christopher the Assassin (my cat), demanding loudly that I admire his latest victim. I just had a bowl of popcorn for dinner, followed by a CranRaspberry chaser, and I'm sitting here all twitterpated and unfulfilled, wondering what to do about it. And then it struck me: read a Balogh!
The true test of an author's skill is the enduring allure of her writing, the ability to keep drawing her readers back to her books time and again. You are in the top five of my favorite authors, and that's saying a lot because I am a jaded, picky reader, and my time is too precious to waste on mediocre or even vaguely good books. Your writing rises far above the mundane. You never let me down.
When I want to sink my teeth into a meaty novel that leaves me feeling satisfied in the end, and not cheated along the way, I go to my Balogh shelf and close my eyes and pick a book, any book. It doesn't matter what book it is because I know it will be good. I don't care if I've read it before, because it's just as good the fifth time as it was the first.
Anyway, I just wanted to say hi, and get myself back on your newsletter list. Now I have to go perform funeral duty--find a shovel, pick up the dead varmint at my feet, and fling it into the woods. Then I shall have a serious discussion with The Assassin about his sloppy habits. A Balogh hero, I shall tell him, would never leave an untidy dead body at the heroine's feet.
Sherrie Holmes, Olalla, WA, USA
|Posted On 09-30-2005 11:00 PM|
|City/State or Province||: DSRT HT SPRNGS CA|
|Comment||: I love your books on the Bedwyn family, they are all so different it is hard to say which is my favorite; however the book that really through for a loop was NO MAN'S MISTRESS I loved the fact that Lord Ferdinand Dudley was a virgin and that Viola Was a coutesan, what an inspiration, I loved it.|
|Posted On 09-28-2005 10:31 PM|
|City/State or Province||: vista, ca|
|Comment||: Mary, I have finally collected all of your books. I just love your writing. I have so many favorites,although I still must list Courting Julia as my favorite.Thank you for all the wonderful reading pleasure you have given me. I still find myself re-reading your books all the time.|
|Posted On 09-26-2005 6:30 PM|
|Name||: Christy Cothern|
|City/State or Province||: texas city, tx|
There is nothing better than the Slightly Series. I happened upon
Rannulf's story and have been hooked ever since. I have read many
other books by other writers but Mary, you are the best.|
|Posted On 09-24-2005 12:32 AM|
|City/State or Province||: Arizona|
I love the Bedwyns and can't get enough of them and their
friends. But when I say, do we read the story of the beautifuly
Lady Muir - there has to be more about her marriage than we think!|
Thanks for the great stories
|Posted On 09-21-2005 8:02 AM|
|Name||: Francine Kump|
|City/State or Province||: Bellmore, NY|
|Comment||: Dear Ms. Balogh,|
I have to say I enjoy all your books. I just finished the Bedwyn Series (is this also called the Simply books?). My favorite was Simply Dangerous (Wulfric's story - he was most appealing).
One older book that is one of my all times favorites is Lord Carew's Bride. I have enjoyed every book that I have ever read of yours (which to say is a considerable number), I have not been able to obtain the book that had the missing page. I tried contacting a lady in Washington state (Bev Estep) that you put me on to but she did not have the book either.
Keep up the good work - enjoy the holidays and good health to you.
|Posted On 09-20-2005 2:16 AM|
|City/State or Province||: CA|
|Country||: United States|
|Comment||: Ms. Balogh, Thank you again for your wonderful work. Wulfric Bedwyn is one of the favorite heros of all time. I adore him! At any rate, I also adore your "Simply" series, I enjoyed the first one. But, I so want to tell you that I think you should pair Claudia Martin w/ the one Duke, who's a relative of Lauren's. I couldn't think of his name right now though. But you know the one I meant.... He appeared in "Simply Unforgettable". I think it'd be sweet coz Claudia just loathed 'Dukes' coz of her bad experience w/ the Bedwyns. And wouldn't it be perfect since this Duke is a friend of the Bedwyn's? :D Anyway, since you said you're still looking for the perfect hero for Claudia Martin, I thought I'd give you my two-cents. Cheers, ISA|
|Posted On 09-18-2005 12:58 PM|
|City/State or Province||: Transilvania|
|Comment||: I've discovered your books recently and I've read just three from your long list. They are great! Keep going!|
|Posted On 09-16-2005 7:01 PM|
|City/State or Province||: richmond, BC|
|Comment||: dear mrs. balogh,|
i've been reading your books and they're great!!!!!!! especially the bedwyns...i love wulfric...are you going to do any books on wulf's children because you ended the last book in a strange way...saying the marquess of lindsey will know what brothers and sisters are...i really hope you do. i cant wait until the next book in the simply "x" series is out, they're so exciting...anyway keep up the good work.
|Posted On 09-14-2005 1:55 PM|
|Name||: Katy S.|
|City/State or Province||: Chicago|
|Comment||: While eagerly waiting for the rest of the "Simply X" series to come out, I have been devouring (and re-devouring) past books. Having just read More than a Mistress, I have to ask the question of whatever happened to Viscount Kimble and Sir Conan Brougham? I was hoping that they would have their own novel or novella (Kimble seemed so charming). Maybe one day.... At any rate, I love your books, and I can't wait to read more!|
|Posted On 09-14-2005 1:28 PM|
|City/State or Province||: Yuma, AZ|
|Comment||: I loved your Bedwyn Series. I can't wait to continue my collection of your books. Keep up the great work.|
|Posted On 09-13-2005 1:17 AM|
|Name||: Lore H.|
|City/State or Province||: Toronto, Ontario|
|Comment||: Hello Mary,|
Just a quick note to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation for your wonderful 'The Ultimate Keeper' workshop here at our Toronto Romance Writer's meeting on September 11, 2005. You are in every sense of the word a 'Lightbringer' and have inspired me to work even harder at becoming a published 'Lightbringer' as well. Your generosity and willingness to share the craft of your art are simply amazing. Thank you again for your valuable insight. You are indeed a great teacher.
|Posted On 09-09-2005 4:21 PM|
|City/State or Province||: New York|
|Comment||: Dear Ms. Balogh,|
I have a question for you. There was a character in "One Night for Love" and "A Summer to Remember" that I thought would soon be a hero but he kind of fell off the radar in the Slightly Series...he was the Marquess of A...(sorry but don't remember the title) . Then, I think I heard him mentioned in Simply Unforgettable - I listened the audiobook - as Portia's escort when Lucien gave her the boot. Now that he appeared again, should we wait for his story soon? Is he Ms. Martins' hero?
|Posted On 09-03-2005 6:27 AM|
|City/State or Province||: TX|
|Comment||: It's 5:10am in TX and I have just about finished Alleyne's story in the Bedwyn series. I should have been in bed at least 2 hrs ago, but 2 hrs ago, I had Slightly Sinful in my hands while sitting under the hair dryer (I keep late hours). I have to say that it was page 333 that did it. When Wulfric strode out and embraced Alleyne (and I quote...then he came striding along the terrace....wordless embrace...Alleyne dipped his forehead to his brother's shoulder and felt at last that he was safe.)I cried like a big ole' 32 year old baby. It was beautiful. Thank you, Mary Balogh for a really great scene in a historical romance novel. I also have to say that I loved what you did in Morgan and now Alleyne's story. Somebody actually wove a love scene into a book and didn't write a book around love scenes. Even though I am an old fashioned girl and believe in the innocence of sex after marriage, I love the idea that you took the gauche out of it and put more philosophy into it. And I liked that they could live without each other because that's real life even though, of course, they would prefer not to. So, thanks again for a good read. I am so looking forward to Wulf's story.|
|Posted On 09-02-2005 11:59 AM|
|Name||: Katherine Cramer|
|City/State or Province||: Oakland, CA|
|Comment||: Dear Ms. Balogh,|
Been a fan since the 1980's. Loved your series begining with "Lord Carew's Bride" and of course the 'Slightly" works. Like so many of your readers, I am intriqued with Wolfric. I especially enjoy your heriones since their intelligence shines and moral purpose is an inspiration. I am soon to be 81 years-old. My daughter says I am a 'with it" senior. I have directed your books to her as well. She encourages me to write a Regency romance one day. I'd be happy doing the research. For now, we simply love to read your stories.
My wish would be to see your work in film. There are not enough engaging stories told in film these days.
Best wishes for your continued success.
Thanks for the up-coming Christmas story to brighten our days.
|City/State:||Cobb / CA|
|Date:||Sat Aug 13 19:46:55 2005|
I just wanted to let you know that I love your books! My favorite is More then a Mistress. I've read it so many times and it always makes me laugh. I also love the sequel No Manís Mistress and of course the Bedwyn series. In short, I loved every book of yours that Iíve read thus far. It is so nice to pick up a book and have it entertain me until I finish it. I love your characters, and I love your writing style. Usually I give away my ďalready readĒ books to friends and family to make more space on my bookshelves. However, I have never been able to part with your books. I have several copies of them too as I thought I lost some when we moved. My husband thinks Iím very silly for keeping these multiple copies, but I canít help myself. Perhaps someday I will give them to someone who will truly appreciate what a gift it is. LOL! Thank you for giving me so much enjoyment! All the best, Denise
|Date:||Tue Aug 9 23:04:59 2005|
I have always hated reading until I decided one day to try a new author I never heard of, it was you. I was at Sam's and picked up More than a Mistress and No Man's Mistress. I immediately fell in love. I have over 16 of your books now and waiting impatiently for the Miss Martin's Quartet. I laugh so much at the male character's you create. It amazes me that you yourself are not a man, because you sure do a great job of duplicating exactly what men seem to think and how they react. Thank you for the countless hours I have experience in dreamland!
|Date:||Tue Aug 9 15:59:05 2005|
Hi to all my fellow fans around the globe, I Happened to read the first of Mary Balogh's novelettes, A Chance Encounter,and liked it imeansly. Then it was like some power took over me and I couldn't stop 'till I read Every book that was available at a nearby library. Within half a months time I read over a dozen of her awed romances.I was so excited to find out that there were more than a half of her books out there I havn't yet read as I'm sure you were. Her books are pure magic! And I can't wait to be enraptured in yet another world of her beautifully written romances. Thank you Mary Balogh
|Date:||Mon Aug 8 23:20:58 2005|
I wanted to tell you that your books are truly magic I love them so much. How you come up with such witty and overwhelmingly powerful stories Iíll never know but I bless the day I went into the book store and picked any book that was to my liking. Which so happened to be "Slightly Wicked" and then from there buying the entire Bedwyn series. Then wandering off to other magnificent pieces such as "More than a Mistress" and "No Man's Mistress". All the characters and the emotions in the books leave my with tears streaming down my face all the time I am embarrassed to say. But you are truly a gifted writer. Thank you for sharing such wonderful stories and hope that you continue to write. Emily
|City/State:||Las Vegas, Nv|
|Date:||Sat Aug 6 04:35:06 2005|
You are THE BEST!!! As I told you in Reno at the conference, you are my favorite. I hope that the publishers will consider the older titles, LORD CAREW'S BRIDE, THE PLUMED BONNET, and my all time favorite THE TEMPORARY WIFE. I am missing DARK ANGEL and hope that series will be reprinted. Thank you sharing your gift with us.
|City/State:||Palm City, Florida|
|Date:||Fri Jul 29 14:56:55 2005|
My first book was "Simply Unforgettable". It was simply fabulous! I love Lucius!!! I enjoyed how a woman like Frances could light the passion inside of him. He reminded me of my other favorite character Mr. Darcy of Pride and Prejudice.A+ firstname.lastname@example.org
|Date:||Fri Jul 29 06:54:41 2005|
Hey Mrs. Balogh well so far i have only read "slightly wicked" and i'm hooked, so i searched out ur site to get info on all ur books i'm a great fan of historicals & regancies & i like collecting them. i cant wait to read all the other "slightly" series & rest of ur books. take care annu
|Date:||Wed Jul 27 21:55:16 2005|
Dear Mrs. Balogh - Like all the other comments left before me.. I am a big fan. I found you years ago at a garage sale when I bought Indiscreet and Unforgiven and have been addicted ever since! I am a history buff, especially about the Napoleonic wars and the historical accuracy of your stories are a true delight. Add the fresh plots you always bring and you are a delight to read. I have all of your book since Unforgiven and I can't imagine the collection will ever stop growing. Thank you!
|Date:||Tue Jul 26 16:48:17 2005|
Dear Ms. Balogh, I read Summer to Remember in the summer of 2003 while I was pregnant with my third child. Whenever I had a moment of time, I'd sneak to a quiet place to read! This lead me to the Bedwyn series, and I have read them all plus the first "Slightly" book over the past two years. I, too, am an English teacher, and I don't get a lot of time to read for extra-curricular enjoyment. The thing I love about your books, in addition to the great story lines and characters, is your style of writing. I love how it sounds authentically Victorian, especially in your use of third person. It really makes me feel like I am truly a "fly on the wall" watching the whole story unfold. I, too, have a dream of some day becoming a writer. You have shown me that it is possible for an ordinary Saskatchewan lady to accomplish this! Maybe once my children have grown and I retire from teaching... P.S. It was nice to see your daughter and grandson signed into your guestbook! And, you have a great website!
|Date:||Mon Jul 25 19:13:30 2005|
Hello Mrs. Balogh, About two years ago I was bored and in a Walmart store looking at some books. I happened to see A Summber to Remember and as soon as I was done reading it I coulnd't wait to get into the Bedwyns. After each book I just wanted to read more. And then I was able to find more of your books that you have written. I have never been a person to read novels or books or read a lot before, but I can't seem to lay your books down! I turn 20 years old on August 9th and I am hoping to collect more of your publishings. I just wanted to say thank you for bringing such joy to my imagination and I hope you never change your England regency theme! Sincerely, Lauren Adams Houston, TX
|Date:||Sun Jul 24 23:05:01 2005|
I bought Slightly Sinful last year so that I could read it while on vacation, but never got around to reading it. (it has been sitting on my shelf) In April while going on a road trip I decided to take the book with me and since than I have been unable to stop reading your books. Even though I have read them out of sequence, all nine books have been a pleasure to read. I am in search of your lastest book next. Thank you for letting us escape in to your stories. Keep on writing.
|City/State:||19507 Morden Blush Dr., Lutz, Fl. 33558|
|Date:||Sat Jul 23 15:25:33 2005|
I just want to let you know how much I have enjoyed the series about the Bedwyns. I have read them all and especially liked Slightly Dangerous, the main character being Wulfric Bedwyn. The Historical Romances are my favorites so I hope you continue writing them. It must be wonderful to realize you give so many people such pleasure. Thank you. Eleanor Leonard of Florida
|Date:||Fri Jul 22 14:50:50 2005|
I just signed the guest book, but failed to mention something. This is my first time on you sight and I was reading about all of the novels coming out. (I hope Susanne gets her Duke.) I have been wondering since I read "One night for love" when are you going to do a story on the Marquis of Attingborough, I saw his name in "Simply unforgetable" and I want to know what going to happen with him and that Prudish girl Miss Hunt. I hope she losens Up.
|Date:||Fri Jul 22 14:40:32 2005|
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed discovering your books just last year. You are one of my favorite authors and I love how you weave all of the charecters into different stories. I have read many different books, but I can remember what each Bedwyn looks like and their personalities. Slightly Dangerous is the first romance novel that ever made me cry. I REALLY love that book.
|Date:||Fri Jul 22 05:01:31 2005|
I just got done reading Slightly Dangerous and I really loved it. It was such a great story with memorable characters and alot of wonderful humor. Authors like you are really the magic workers in the world. They create a safe place for us to hide in, yet we travel to exotic places, attempt daring feats, and end up risking our love on a quest to heal a broken heart. And all this from the comfort of home! This world would not be what it is without you. Please keep writing and keep the dreams alive.
|Date:||Sun Jul 17 03:02:46 2005|
I really love reading your books. especially your Bedwyns series. I would like to read your old books but sometimes it's really hard to find them. I hope you could write more as soon as possible.
|Date:||Fri Jul 15 15:37:18 2005|
When is Simply Love due out? Can't wait for the next installment!!
|City/State:||White Lake MI|
|Date:||Fri Jul 15 14:01:47 2005|
I truly LOVE the Bedwyns. I could honestly see it as a mini-series, each Bedwyn having their own segment. Ofcourse, the characters could never be as handsome in the movie as in my mind or in your words, but with all people are turning into movies these days, this series would stand on its own. I only hate that its over! I was truly sad when I finished the last Epilogue in Slightly Dangerous. It took me about a week to go from A Summer to Remember to Wulf's story. I had bought it on a whim, being a regency lover, and when realized that it was part of a series, had to run out and borrow all the others from the library, literally, I was afraid that I'd go back and they'd all be gone, so I selfishly checked all out at once, good thing too, because I couldn't get enough and went from one book to the next w/out hesitation. Thank you so much! I haven't loved a novel family this much since I read Marion Chesney's 6 sisters series.
|Date:||Fri Jul 15 11:44:25 2005|
Dear Mary, I thought you might like this article on books sent to US military serving overseas. The picture at the top of the article shows a soldier reading one of your books. http://www.detnews.com/2005/metro/0507/14/B01-245829.htm
|Date:||Wed Jul 13 12:58:02 2005|
Simply LOVE the Bedwyn series. I'm addicted to your books. PLEASE write more on the Bedwyn's famiy.
|City/State:||Victoria, British Columbia|
|Date:||Tue Jul 12 19:15:04 2005|
Have just checked my list of your books and find that I have read them all now! I'm bereft - please tell me there should be another out shortly!! I am just so thankful I found "No Man's Mistress" when I did - since then I have not been without a Mary Balogh book. You're the tops!!! Thanks.
|Date:||Mon Jul 11 00:09:12 2005|
After reading the Bedwyn series had been eagerly awaiting to recieve the next series and was not disapointed one single bit while reading Simply Unforgettable and again eagerly await the next book. Thank you so much for so many great hours of pleasure you've brought to my life.
|Name:||Deanna (Dee) Owen|
|City/State:||Perth, Western Australia|
|Date:||Sun Jul 10 04:27:22 2005|
I am a devoted fan... totally addicted to all your books...I loved the "Indiscreet" series and the "Courting Julia, Tempting Harriet and Dancing with Clara" series I have all the Bedwyn series ..I particularly liked Wulfric's story. The ability to allow the reader to "feel" what her characters are feeling is incredible....fancy lying in bed 'bawling' in a romance story.. never the less thats what I do. My favourite of all time is still the georgious "Duke of Tresham".I have just thoroughly enjoyed "Simply Unforgetable"When is your next book coming out? I am 'hanging out for it!
|Date:||Sun Jul 10 02:16:15 2005|
i love all the bedwyn novels! im very addicted to them.yesterday i started freyja's story.i have every book eccept wulfrics.i cant seem to find it anywhere.unfortunetly i bought them, all in the wrong order.i first bought rannulfs,then alleyne's and morgans,then aiden and freyja's.i absolutly loved all of them.im anticipating reading wulfrics as soon as i find it.i love how you decribe each character to the fullest.i can picture every character eccept freyja.how can someone be born with blond bushy hair,dark eyebrows,and dark skin? i just can't picture the girl.well i'lll have to keep reading.my favorite was alleyne's and morgans novels.
|Date:||Sat Jul 9 22:55:04 2005|
I sincerely regret my recently found addiction to Mary Balogh. I bought Slighly Dangerous (Wulfric's story in the Bedwyn series) at a supermarket as a whim. I have since bought the rest of the series, and read them all. Oh, did I fail to mention that I bought Slightly Dangerous about 2 weeks ago? OK, gonna go try to read just one chapter, and get some sleep! MORE MORE!!!! Please! Keep these books comin! I absolutely ADORE my addiction!!! So what if I'm behind on the laundry! I'm having a GREAT time!! BRAVO!!!
|Date:||Sat Jul 9 10:36:20 2005|
I had never been a fan of romance novels until I accidentally picked up an Amanda Quick novel. I soon became a fan of Regency novels. I looked for another author and found you! How fortunate for me. I read them in a day! I have found that each story is unique, that there is a surprise in each one I have read. I am looking forward to reading all of your novels.
|Date:||Fri Jul 8 22:36:10 2005|
I love your work! I have a Bachelor's degree in history and love English history... I have read all of the Slightly series, the new Simply book, plus More Than a Mistress, a Summer to Remember, and now I am about half way through No Man's Mistress. I have really enjoyed all of them! I cannot wait for the rest of the Simply quartet!
|Date:||Wed Jul 6 21:51:35 2005|
You are one of my very favorite authors, I don't even have to read the book description, when I see your name it is a automatic selection for me. I am going to try and read some of your older "Signet Regency" books, I have been reading your books for years now, and will enjoy the older ones too. Keep up the good writing, a loyal fan.
|City/State:||Lake View Terrace,Calif.|
|Date:||Wed Jul 6 02:07:16 2005|
I enjoy all of your books.I have read all of the Slightly books,No Mans Mistress and More than a Mistreee and I am waiting for any thing you write.I enjoy enjoy enjoy.Emma Williamson
|Date:||Wed Jul 6 00:27:43 2005|
Your series of books are amazing Thank you for the pleasure
|Date:||Mon Jul 4 17:20:10 2005|
Hello I enjoyed all of the Slightly books.My favorites were Aiden's book,Freya's and the best of the best Wulf's. Am looking forward to the new series. Barb Kooper
|Date:||Sat Jul 2 17:00:02 2005|
i was delighted to see that you were writting the story about "Kit" wounded brother. i think your stories are just great... love every one of them... have all of your books. thanks for the great stories charlotte b.
|City/State:||Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta|
|Date:||Wed Jun 29 14:11:46 2005|
Hello Mary, I have just discovered your books! What a joy. (And you must be wondering 'where has she been for the last 20 years?'). I have done nothing but read parenting and childrearing books for the last several years and suddenly have found time for some fiction. I started out with 'A Summer to Remember' and really wanted to write and tell you that it has been a long time since characters touched me so deeply. I am now reading the Bedwyn series and enjoying them. I don't know what exactly it is about your heroines but for some reason I relate to them quite easily. I was wondering about one of your characters, Gwen Muir. Do you have any plans to put her into a future book or have you done so already? She strikes me as a heroine worthy of her own story. When I looked you up on-line and found out you live right next door (ha, ha) I was glad. I live near Edmonton. Its nice to see such fine work coming from our country. Well, thanks for sharing your writing gift and I look forward to reading as many of your stories as I can get my hands on. regards, Laura Balanko
|Name:||A Teacher, Too!|
|Date:||Tue Jun 28 12:04:20 2005|
Looking forward to Anne's and Susanna's stories! Love your books. They are entertaining and sometimes quite funny.
|Date:||Sun Jun 26 13:39:28 2005|
I am eagerly looking forward to your next release as I truly enjoy your books. The new quartet is delightful. Will it be next spring before the next one is out? It's hard to wait but the result is well worth it.
|Date:||Fri Jun 24 14:42:51 2005|
I've enjoyed several of your books over the years, most recently rereading A Summer to Remember and then--thanks to the "Prequels and Sequels" page of your Web site--just now reading One Night for Love. I especially enjoyed seeing how your various books interrelate. I'd enjoy seeing a book about Neville & Lauren's cousin, Joseph Fawcitt, Marquess of Attingsborough!
|City/State:||Upper Arlington, Ohio|
|Date:||Fri Jun 24 10:07:28 2005|
I am in love with your books and have just discovered you. I have read everything you have in print, I think and I am looking for 1991, 1993 out of print books, can you help me? Your books are such a joy to me, thank you for your gift. Jan Issari
|Date:||Tue Jun 21 22:26:28 2005|
I love these books they are so entertaining. I am looking forward to the next in this new serious.
|Date:||Mon Jun 20 13:40:56 2005|
I stumbled onto your books prior to being married. I though it absolutely funny to now be married to Balogh. I love to read your stories, I can loose myself for a few hours. Thank You!!
|Date:||Wed Jun 15 09:48:55 2005|
mary i am a new fan and i just finished more than a mistress and no mans mistress, what can i say i simply could not get enough of the dudleys please write more about them i fell in love with both jocelyn and fernidad please write about angeline or christopher or someone, find a character and write more about the dudleys please.... thanks so much lily
|Date:||Sun Jun 12 14:30:51 2005|
Thank You for the best books to read Mary,can't wait for what you will come out with next.Simply Unforgetable was great. email@example.com
|Date:||Thu Jun 9 11:59:04 2005|
Thanks for your incredible talent. Your series of Bedwyns kept me on may toes. In 3 weeks I read all the books plus No Man's Mistress and I can't remember the entire title by it had Summer in it. What other books can I look forward to. Lynne Scopazzi Scopie2@hotmail.com
|Date:||Mon May 30 11:33:08 2005|
I found one of your books in a sack of books my mother gave me and have been buying and reading you ever since. It has been a while (and I came online to order one) since I had a "Mary" as my reading friend calls it when I pass your books on. The sense of acceptance of all and spiritual knowledge without prejudice and limits, in other words, the real sense of LOVE for all is so present in your books and it is very healing after all the non acceptance and violence towards those who disagree with us that goes on in the world. I am a counselor and I hear enough realism. I want to know that the end will be healing. Thanks!!! P.S. That is not to say that your books are simple. Sometimes I think that there is no way for the characters to get out of their dilemmas, but they do in very creative and human ways.
|Date:||Sun May 29 18:10:53 2005|
Have just finished my 4th. on the Bedwyn's including "A Summer to Remember". Wonderful reading!!!I fly almost weekly on business and Mary's books have made the west to east coast commute bearbable. I'm so glad that there are other Mary Balogh books laying in wait for me to read. My deepest thanks for creating a world for me to escape to.
|Date:||Sun May 29 15:20:43 2005|
My friend got me hooked on the Slightly series. I love them all. I've also read One Night For Love, A Summer To Remember and the mistress duo. I just read Simply Unforgettable and can't wait until the next one.
|City/State:||Owen Sound ON|
|Date:||Sat May 28 20:22:22 2005|
I have just put down "Simply Unforgettable". What a great story and a great romance. I look forward to reading the other stories in this "quartet" as they come available. I have read all of the "Bedwyn" Series and the "Mistress" Series, too. I was interested to note the longevity of your writing career. My "recreational reading career has on been mainly the last 10 years since my retirement and widowhood. You have been a welcome part of that. Thank you. jem.
|City/State:||Cedar Rapids, Iowa|
|Date:||Fri May 27 17:55:01 2005|
I was given the book A Summer to Remember, and ever since I was hooked. I raced to the library and borrowed all six books of the Bedwyn series. Im just finishing the last one and plan to search for other book and series. I Love Them all so far!
|Date:||Thu May 26 21:01:52 2005|
I just finished reading Heartless - a book I've been looking for 2 years now and finally, finally I found it. I live in Sweden, and Heartless has never been translated into Swedish, and since its out of print it's been almost impossible for me to find it. Until now. I loved it. The dialouge, the enchanting characters, the beautifull setting. Everything. Thank you for a great read!
|Date:||Wed May 25 15:22:08 2005|
hi missis Belough! i love your books very much and just wanted you to know that you are really popular in russia : )) your books are bestsellers here and we all just LOVE the Bedwyn series. you are a great author and a very sophistacated pshycologist - i love the way your heros feel, dream and find their love in the end of the novel : ) thanks very much for your work. we are waiting for the novels about gwen and perhaps about unis borden ( i may not spell her name right) from the gilded web. i found her a very interesting heroine : ) we love you :) P.S. wulfrick is the best! ^ ))))))
|Date:||Tue May 24 18:50:17 2005|
I started reading the "Slightly" series and I now cannot put any of your books down until I read it from cover to cover. Thank you for giving your readers an escape from their mundane world.
|Name:||J M wilson|
|Date:||Mon May 23 01:41:25 2005|
Hi there again Mrs Balogh. Just to say I read your latest book. and again found it very enjoyable. I am looking forward to next ones in this series. I am sorry that there are a lot of spam emails getting onto your site now. a pity they do not have any thing else to do . it sort of spoils this for serious comments from your many Fans. J M
|Date:||Sat May 21 16:52:36 2005|
I enjoyed Simply Unforgetable very much. But, then, I enjoy all of your books. I'm looking forward to the other two in this series.
|Date:||Wed May 18 14:33:52 2005|
Ms. Balogh, I sincerely apologize for not reading all your "Coming Soon". I would have found out about the book on Sedwyn, had I done that first! Thank you so much for your wonderful writing! Suz
|Date:||Wed May 18 14:18:28 2005|
Ms. Balogh, Have you written a book on Sedwyn (from "A Summer to Remember")? I may have misspelled his name! Suz
|Date:||Mon May 16 22:22:47 2005|
hi i have read your books actually only one book and i truly love it i am julia i am 14 year of age and i started reading romance novels since 7th grade. I read your Heartless it was nice i really want to read the silent melody. okay i will go now...
|Date:||Fri May 13 22:30:36 2005|
Thank you for you wonderful writing. Books are my retreat from my home business and four young children. As all my children are too young to be in school there are many days when a good book preserves my sanity! I look forward to finishing the Bedwyn series soon and reading more of your books. Angela Harris
|Date:||Fri May 13 12:24:13 2005|
Love her books.. I like the seris style books that you can not what til this next one is out.
|Date:||Fri May 13 01:36:43 2005|
I find your romantic novels very irresistible to read! I love them very much and most especially my favorite characters, The Bedwyns. Thank you for writing exceedingly well! I hope you will have some other series coming out like the "Slightly" ones, which I have been deeply addicted to read during my free time. You have inspired me too! Again, Thank you! Wish you all the best!
|Date:||Thu May 12 14:10:01 2005|
I love your books! Very well written and keep you on the edge of your seat. Keep up the good work! Take Care, Regina http://www.reginapaul.bravehost.com
|Name:||Rosangela Poloni Spinozzi|
|Country:||S. Benedetto del Tronto ( Ascoli Piceno)|
|Date:||Thu May 12 02:41:43 2005|
Sono appasionata dei suoi libri, sono bellissimi, (alcuni li ho riletti e riletti tanie volte) Vorrei solo poter leggere in Italiano il suo sito, non so l'inglese e la traduzione di Google, Ť un po' ridicola. Vorrei chiederle un'altra cosa, insista presso gli editori italiani dei suoi libri, in modo che noi, sue fans, possiamo sapere quali libri sono stati pubblicati in Italia e quali sono ancora disponibile per completare la collezione, grazie. Con alcune mie amiche, ci scambamo libri d'amore, e i suoi sono sempre amati, non potrei fare una classifica, ma "La magia dei sensi" (Secret of the Heart) e "l'ultimo walzer" li rileggo almeno 1 volta all'anno. . . ť troppo? Mi piace tantissimo come lei riesce a mischiare la storia d'amore, la suspance e l'ironia, Bravissima!!!!! Arrivederci al prossimo libro, che comprerÚ mese prossimo : "Le trame del destino". Sicuramente sarŗ un piacere leggerlo. Grazie per tutto, ci porta fantasia e amore in un mondo che a volte lascia un po' a desiderare . . . Ciao ciao Rosangela P.s. I miei figli, fin da pccoli parlano dei libri, i suoi e quelli come i suoi, "le favole della mamma", ma le figlie, diventando grandi, li leggono anche loro, specialmente i suoi, e aspettiamo con ansia , specialnete ultimamente, le nuove avventure dei fratelli Beldwein (se l'ho scritto giusto) Baci a tutti
|Date:||Wed May 11 20:16:19 2005|
Thank you for sharing your GIFT with us. I am a "caretaker" and spend many hours "escaping" with your characters - they are all wonderful stories - LOVE the happy endings (I always read the end first and if it isn't happy, I don't read it - I have enough sadness in my life.) Thank you again.
|City/State:||Subang Jaya, Selangor|
|Date:||Tue May 10 10:46:30 2005|
Read all your books and really enjoy the romance as well as the historical aspect of each. Really love reading Slightly Dangerous & cannot wait for Simply Unforgettable. Keep them coming!
|Date:||Tue May 10 07:32:22 2005|
I would like to be able to paint feelings and emotions like you do! Arianna
|Date:||Mon May 9 02:15:29 2005|
Mary : I have enjoyed a few books of the Bedwyn series. I would like to read the Prequels & Sequels books too. All the best.
|City/State:||Glen Carbon, Il|
|Date:||Mon May 9 00:36:40 2005|
Dearest Mary, You have created many entertaining hours for this new mother who found too much down time in between feeding and putting to sleep my newborn little girl. Thanks so much for your ability to create so many entertaining characters and fresh story's!!! Please talk to your people about re-releasing those hard to find titles!!!! Simply unforgettable, Ronnie...
|Date:||Fri May 6 15:31:58 2005|
I bought Simply Unforgettable as soon as it appeared at the book store. Really, really enjoyed reading it and cannot wait until Simply Love is published. My problem is that as soon as I finish one in a series, I cannot wait to read the next one. Many thanks for the hours of enjoyment you give with your novels. Hope the next one is issued soon. Warm regards, Pat
|City/State:||Originally Appleton, WI|
|Country:||Currently the UK|
|Date:||Fri May 6 14:59:43 2005|
I love your characters. They are not all perfect and lovely, which makes them all the more perfect and lovely as characters! I adored the Bedwyn series and look forward to the new one!
|Date:||Mon May 2 23:41:12 2005|
Mary, I just finished reading your Bedwyn series, and I can't stop thinking about them. I just couldn't put them down. It has inspired me to want to write amy own book and dream up these great people. Thank you for writing great books.
|City/State:||N. Highlands, CA.|
|Date:||Fri Apr 29 17:11:32 2005|
The Marquis of Attingsborough has appeared in several of your books. I think he is worthy of his own book. All the "Slightly" books were great but especially Slightly Scandlous. Thank you for all the pleasant hours your books have given me.
|Name:||Laura Jones Butti|
|Date:||Tue Apr 26 12:46:03 2005|
I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed the Bedwyns. I almost cried when I finished Slightly Dangerous this morning. I hate to let them go. I can't imagine how you must feel at the end of writing a series like that. I was relieved to read on you site that they would be mentioned again in the Simply series. Thank you!
|Date:||Mon Apr 25 15:27:56 2005|
Dear Mary, You did it again! Slightly Dangerous is really great! I rarely buy hardbacks, but yours I'll buy. Sincerely, Linda
|Date:||Mon Apr 25 10:27:58 2005|
Hello Mary, Saturday evening I started Slightly Dangerous and Sunday morning (at about 4:30) I finished it. I LOVE it when a book positively refuses to be put down- and those are few and far between these days. Of the many, many (embarassing number) books I've read in this genre I can honestly say this is the first time the story line took this particular tact. I LOVED it, and I dreamed about Wulfric and Christine for the few remainder hours of the night during which I actually slept. I'm so glad to have found your name and your titles. I'll soon be reading the rest of the "Slightly" series... I'm a pretty particular reader and have chosen to stop finishing books when I'm a few chapters in and realize -hey, I really don't care what happens to these people. But with your novels, there is never such a thought. In fact, it is exactly the contrary. Your storytelling skill is superior and your characters are, impossibly, unique. Thanks so much!
|Name:||Gladys G. Keith|
|City/State:||No. Ft. Myers, Fl.|
|Date:||Sun Apr 24 21:23:19 2005|
I am reading the Bedwyn Adventures and dread when I finish the last book. You are my favorite Authoress.I love happy endings in books I read and your books have this and a wonderful story of interesting and strong people.
|Name:||Rosina M Pitino|
|City/State:||Federal Way Wa|
|Date:||Sat Apr 23 03:46:38 2005|
Dear Mary Just finished Simply Unforgettable & it was just as good as I expected it to be. I also bought my paperbook copy of Slightly Dangerous which I once again read at least 3 times, as well as all the other "Slightly's" also. Thanks to your newsletter as to when Simply Unforgettable was going to be out, I tracked my local library so that when they said it was on order, I put it on hold right away. I was the 14th & when they had gotten it, the list was over 100, but I got in on the first as they ordered 35 books. Thank you for that. For "Slightly Dangerous" when I got on I was 182nd or something like that. It took 6 months before I got it. I hope you send out another newsletter when "Simply Love" will be out. Thanks again. Rosina
|Date:||Fri Apr 22 10:05:30 2005|
I HAVE READ THE BOOK, AND IT HAVE MADE ME KNOW THAT LIFE IS NOT WHAT PEOPLE THINKING OR TOLK ABOUT. I HOPE TO READ MORE BOOKS FROM YOU. GOD BLESS.
|Date:||Wed Apr 20 17:25:14 2005|
I have read the entire Bedwyn Series and I loved each one. In each book the main characters gave you something to admire about them, even if they weren't perfect human beings. Thank you for writing them. I look forward to the next series.
|Date:||Wed Apr 20 01:31:27 2005|
I really enjoyed "Slightly Dangerous". I almost didn't read it because I didn't like the preview, but I had to read Wulfric's story, didn't I? Thanks for writing it. Willie
|Date:||Mon Apr 18 21:40:46 2005|
Thanks very much for the pronunciation, I have been saying your name but wrongly so I'm now corrected.
|Date:||Mon Apr 18 19:35:00 2005|
I love your books and have read many of them. I really feel that I am part of the story. You develop the characters with such clarity that they truly seem to be real. I love to meet the same characters in various books. I am anxiously waiting for many of the books from the backlist to be reprinted. because they are extremely difficult to find. I often reread the books that I have. Looking forward to the next one!
|Date:||Sun Apr 17 19:40:25 2005|
I'm hoping fan letters are something like termites--if you see one, you know there are lots more there somewhere! So perhaps my one little letter will carry more weight... I keep hoping for a book on Gwen. I assumed she'd be up soon, but she's not shown--but then she gets mentioned from time to time. I just know she had a bad marriage--horrible, actually, and I believe her husband caused her limp, no matter what everyone who knows her thinks! Whatever you decide, thank you for your books, and for continuing to write. And I want to say thank you for one of my old favorites--the story was entitled Precious Rogue, but I think of it as "Little Bird". Sweet, and lovely, and simple, and perfect. Thank you.
|Date:||Sun Apr 17 14:34:11 2005|
My son gave me one of your books for my birthday last year. I have been hooked ever since. I recently purchased 29 of your books from the internet and I am savoring everyone of them. I feel like it's Christmas again everytime one arrives in the mail. Thank you for your wonderful stories.
|Date:||Sat Apr 16 11:49:06 2005|
Ican't tell you how much I enjoy your books. I really loved the Simply series and the two books that are related. I do hope that you can keep up the same type of series since I especially like books that have all related characters. But whatever you write will be terrific I'm sure. Thank you so much for using your great talent for story telling to entertain those of us who do not have that talent. We really do appreciate it. LIVE LONG AND PROSPER. I always thought that that saying just about said it all about good wishes for someone.
|Date:||Sat Apr 16 04:06:20 2005|
|Date:||Fri Apr 15 11:04:37 2005|
I am relatively new to your books; I first saw one when one of my friends was reading "Slightly Dangerous" during math class. When I asked her if I could read it, she insisted that I start at the beginnig of the Bedwyn series. I have now read all of them up to "Slightly Sinful", which is what I am reading right now. I just want to say that your books are well written, interesting, and entertaining and I can't wait to read to read some more!
|Date:||Thu Apr 14 21:15:08 2005|
|Date:||Thu Apr 14 15:33:26 2005|
I've read all your books and really enjoy the romance as well as the historical aspect of each. Keep them coming!
|Date:||Thu Apr 14 09:27:33 2005|
I think I have probably read all your books. And I usually save them all to read again. The only suggestions I could make is "write faster". Thanks for many hours of enjoyable reading.
|Date:||Thu Apr 14 03:04:41 2005|
Dear Mary, While waiting for your newest book to come out, I began re-reading some of your other books. I have every book you have written except for The Wood Nymph. That book has proved impossible to find, except on eBay, with prices going as high as $50.00! If some of your older books are being reprinted, that is one that everyone is looking for, since the bidding is always high, with multiple bidders. I don't know, though, if you have any input into what books are re-printed. Anyway, I re-read about twenty of your books in the last three weeks. While all were enjoyable and a pleasure to read, I was struck by the power and artistry in Silent Melody. That book is so much more than a Regency, or a romance. The personality and world of the deaf Emily are so beautifully expressed, one would think that you were deaf yourself in order to understand her way of coping with and triumphing over her disability. That book, and several others, such as Longing, show what you are really capable of as an author. I know that any author's works are going to be uneven in quality and inspiration, especially if you have deadlines and demands from publishers to contend with. And don't get me wrong, none of your books has been disappointing. But if you could be inspired to write another book with the sheer beauty of language and emotional honesty that is what makes Silent Melody so moving, you will really have accomplished something wonderful [again]. I look forward to whatever you write in the future. Thanks for all you have given your readers so far. Kate Duffus
|Date:||Wed Apr 13 18:41:29 2005|
Mary, once again you've outdone yourself! I FINALLY found a moment to sneak out of my college dorm on hiatus from my last english paper to buy Slightly Dangerous. You didn't disappoint me-- Wulf is everything I have wished he would be. The painstaking subtlety with which he blossoms takes a writer with talent and patience, and I am so incredibly impressed that you've captured him so brilliantly in print. I knew he'd be my favorite! Thanks for the perfect finale to my favorite romantic series ever, which left me in tears as I said farewell to the Bedwyns. I only hope to write romances someday that people will enjoy as much as I enjoy yours!
|City/State:||San Antonio, Texas|
|Date:||Tue Apr 12 04:55:25 2005|
I have read many of your WONDERFUL books, & just started your latest, "Simply Unforgettable"; what a delight & great story as usual!! I look forward to your books!! You have a great gift, & brings me joy & delight...keep up the great work.
|City/State:||Perth Western Austrlalia|
|Date:||Mon Apr 11 04:38:03 2005|
I have all of the books you have written (to the best of my knowledge). Of course I have my favourites, too numerous to list (Wulfric's story and the wonderful Duke of Tresham are hard to beat but I have loved your early Signet books as well especially The Plumed Bonnet and The Notorious Rake) BUT each time I think "she can't possibly get any better" I am proved wrong! What a wonderful story 'Simply Unforgettable' is. You have the ability to allow the reader to 'get inside' the skin of the characters and so to feel what they feel. What a magic talent you have! I can't wait for the next book.In appreciation, Dee Owen
|City/State:||Fair Haven New Jersey|
|Date:||Thu Apr 7 22:58:20 2005|
Hi I just got your latest book Simply Unforgettable and as always you do not disappoint me I am half way through the book already and am enjoying it a lot, I look forward the second one when it comes out do you when it will be. Sincerely Cynthia Anderson
|Date:||Thu Apr 7 12:04:12 2005|
I've just bought and read "Slightly Dangerous" and enjoyed it immensely, as I've enjoyed all your books. I recently acquired a copy of "Longing" (copyright 1994) which I loved. I daresay that "Longing" is one of your very best. At the same time, I found "Thief of Dreams" (copyright 1998)which I am now anxious to begin reading. I am looking forward to your forthcoming books.
|Date:||Wed Apr 6 12:19:47 2005|
Dear Mary Enjoyed the latest book very much. Can you advise if you have a date yet for Sydenham's story? Thanks, Sarah
|Date:||Tue Apr 5 18:54:32 2005|
I just read Slightly Dangerous and absolutely loved it! I plan to try to find all of othe titles in the series. I told my best friend this morning that I had found a new author for us to read. These characters had so much depth to them and the plot was so highly developed. It was just wonderful.
|Date:||Tue Apr 5 17:24:10 2005|
I just finished reading "Simply Unforgettable." As with all your books I loved it. I do believe that Lucius is my favorite male character out of all the books of yours i have read. Was sorry when it ended. As usual I will reread one of the thirty other books I have of yours Thanks again, Mary!!!!!!
|City/State:||Albany, NY 12205|
|Date:||Sun Apr 3 11:54:56 2005|
Dear Miss Balogh I just finished Slightly Dangerous and I enjoyed it so much, I think it is the best of your series. I have such respect for someone who can write stories like you. I am an avid reader and am never without a book to read. i fear my library will soon look like Wulfric's. I can't wait to read Simply Unforgettable. Sincerely Helen Lawless
|Date:||Sat Apr 2 00:59:57 2005|
Please don't make us all wait over 6 months for the next simply novel!!! I wish your paperbacks would not take soooo long to come out, but your stories are well worth the wait! Do you ever do signings? If you ever head out to Winnipeg, I would love to meet you!
|Date:||Fri Apr 1 09:12:39 2005|
I have just finished Slightly Dangerous,O MY, I absolutely loved it. It was definitly the best. Those are the only books I have read of yours so far, The Bedwyns. They were fantastic. I told my coworker at work to read them and she fell for them also. Then she had her mom hooked!! I love the Historic Victorian Romance. I stayed up till 4:00 in the morning reading this book, and I have two children, a stay at home mom. I cried alot in the beginning. MY heart hurt when theres did. Im 25 years old and Have NEVER read anything like what you have wrote in these books. I loved it when when he smiled at her at the ball, and everyone saw it. I have goose bumps talking about it now. Well I will definetly read your other books. You, Mary, have won yourself yet another fan!!!!!! Thank You
|Name:||Dr. Pamela Phillips|
|Date:||Fri Apr 1 05:39:15 2005|
I just finished reading "Slightly Dangerous" and have never laughed out loud to a book like I did through this one! It was a really wonderful book. thank you.
|Date:||Thu Mar 31 16:39:45 2005|
I just wanted to tell you how much I loved the first book of your new series...it is beyond fabulous...I can't wait for the next one, especially since I am one of those readers who is always asking what happend to Syd Butler...Yippee I can't wait...thanks Marjorie
|Date:||Thu Mar 31 14:44:48 2005|
Purchased and read Simply Unforgettable. Loved it!! Your books provide a wonderful escape for my stress filled life. Thank you. Only problem, now I have to wait for the NEXT book!! (Are you going to have Freya send her daughters to Miss Martins School??) Carol
|City/State:||St. Louis, MO|
|Date:||Wed Mar 30 15:14:32 2005|
Having just discovered your books, and read all that the Library had. I can hardly wait to get the next one. Thank you so much for such good entertainment. esteiger
|Date:||Wed Mar 30 08:49:25 2005|
I am znxiously awaiting the receipt of the last of the Bedwyn family series. I live in a rural area and order books through the internet. I have thoroughly enjoyed the books and am looking forward to the Duke's story.
|Date:||Wed Mar 30 02:08:38 2005|
Dear Ms. Balogh, I've been anxiously waiting for your new book to come out. I ran to the bookstore today (the first day of its release) and purchased your new book "Simply Unforgettable". I could not put it down. It was wonderful!!!! I loved both Frances and Lucius. I can't wait until your next book comes out so that we can read about the other teachers. You are such a gifted writer and I enjoy every single book!!! Thank you... Thank you.... Elli Anderson
|Date:||Tue Mar 29 14:13:17 2005|
Have never read any of your books. But plan on going to the library to get one. I love historical storys. thank you for giving me another author to try.
|Date:||Tue Mar 29 01:28:35 2005|
You should write a story about Wulfric and Christine's son, Lord Lindsey.
|Date:||Tue Mar 29 01:24:55 2005|
I like how you put the titles of the Slightly series into each book. I thought it was a bit clever.
|Date:||Mon Mar 28 23:59:00 2005|
Hi Mrs. Balogh, I just finish reading Slightly Dangerous and I really enjoyed it as last book to the Bedwyns Series. I just have to know are you going to write a book for Justin. I believe he needs to redeem himself. I kind of felt sorry for him because he love Christine and his love was not retured in the way he would like it to be. So are you going to find a young lady out there who can help him redeem himself?
|Date:||Mon Mar 28 17:58:53 2005|
your books are so great and i just wanted to tell you that i read them all the time. i have one next to me right now, my personal favorite, Slightly Wicked... LOVED it!!! your doing a wonderful job with them and i hope to read a whole lot more!!! Thanks
|City/State:||Delavan, WI 53115|
|Date:||Mon Mar 28 14:55:11 2005|
Hi Mary, I have read alot of your books. All of the Bedwyns plus alot of others. Now I will be interested in the release of your older books. You are one of my favorite authors.
|Date:||Sun Mar 27 02:22:48 2005|
Thank you for your books.We love all your books very much.I've got about 30 your books and enjoy each of them!
|Date:||Fri Mar 25 23:11:18 2005|
So i stubled across Slightly Dangerous and decided to read it. I have a problem with always picking the middle books of a series or the last one in this case. I read it in 2 days and literally SPED to the bookstore and bought all 6 other books starting with A Summer to Remember. Sad to say i read all of them including Slightly Dangerous AGAIN within 2 weeks of the first purchase. I LOVED LOVED LOVED the stories about the Bedwyns and cannot wait to read the Simply series.THANKS
|Date:||Thu Mar 24 17:37:37 2005|
I work at a major bookstore chain, and was lucky enough to receive a free copy of Simply Unforgetable. I am looking forward to reading this new series - I read all of the Slightly books and can't wait to read the rest of Simply series.
|Date:||Thu Mar 24 12:13:38 2005|
Dear Ms. Balogh, I just wanted to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed the Bedwyns. But I particularly enjoyed Slightly Dangerous. For me, this was the best book of the series. Normally, I do not re-read books, but I've already re-read this book and will keep it for another re-read. Looking foward to your next series of stories and hope to hear about Wulfric and Christina.
|Date:||Wed Mar 23 10:36:29 2005|
You remain my favorite romance author. Wulf's story was very Austen-esque, especially the proposal scene, reminiscent of Pride and Prejudice. What I really enjoy is your strong characters and how real they sound and act. Keep up the great work!
|City/State:||Charleston, Arkansas 72933|
|Date:||Wed Mar 23 02:51:28 2005|
Ms. Balogh, I have enjoyed your series on the Bedwyns and hope to finish reading the rest of them. So far I've read three in the series and love them. I hope to get information on all the other books you have written. I enjoy and love reading your books, they are great!
|Date:||Sat Mar 12 16:44:05 2005|
After slowly building interest in the Duke of Bewcastle, his book Slightly Dangerous, did not disappoint. He's a marvelous character, you managed to make him appealing while remaining true to his aristocratic character. Bravo!
|Date:||Tue Mar 8 17:34:00 2005|
Mary,thanks for all the awesome books through the years. Keep up the good work and I will continue to support you. My husband and I own a used bookstore and alot of our customer's totally enjoy them. Just have a tough time keeping them in the store, when we do get a copy or two.
|City/State:||Lock Haven, PA|
|Date:||Tue Mar 8 16:46:24 2005|
I have been reading all your books for years. I read your last Bedwyn book in one afternoon. Just to let you know how good it is, there was a NASCAR race on and I only got the highlights when the announcer got excited. Please continue writing such wonderful books.I love them all.
|Date:||Sun Mar 6 16:17:23 2005|
I have just discovered the slightly series starting with the last Slightly Dangerous, I am engrossed I have already read it and tempted and have ordered the others. Thank you for the series.
|Date:||Sun Mar 6 05:52:04 2005|
Dear Ms. Balogh, I just wanted to tell you with how much joy I read the news that Sydnam Butler will get his own book. I thought he was a wonderful character in "A summer to remember" but hadn't believed that any writer would dare to make him the hero of a romance story - though he clearly deserved one. Thank you for proving me wrong! I'm overjoyed that he will have his own happily ever after after all. :-)
|Date:||Sun Mar 6 03:55:04 2005|
Simply Love your books.Thanks.
|City/State:||El Paso, Texas|
|Date:||Sat Mar 5 00:49:11 2005|
Mary I really love your Bedwyn series and I am waiting with great anticipation for Wulfrics story to come to paperback, (I'm trying to keep the whole series in paperback). I just noticed that you also have a new book that coincides with the Bedwyns. What I love about your stories is that the stories are interesting and directly to the point but especially, because your female characters are strong women in a time when it was not fashionable to be strong minded. Since my time is consumed with work, school and my husband your books are a great get away when I read them at the gym. Keep up the great writing. Looking forward to reading your work in the future. Take care Adry
|Date:||Fri Mar 4 18:10:06 2005|
I just started reading the slightly book, and am looking forward to reading more of your books.
|Date:||Fri Mar 4 13:55:12 2005|
I HAVE JUST FINISHED READING ALMOST ALL OF YOUR SLIGHTLY SERIES, (I'M AWAITING THE DUKE'S STORY) WHICH SHALL BE RELEASED VERY SOON. LOVED EACH AND EVERYONE FROM THIS SERIES. CANNOT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE. REGARDS FRANCA
|Date:||Tue Mar 1 23:43:50 2005|
good sight grammmmmmmmmmmmmmms
|Date:||Mon Feb 28 11:33:09 2005|
Ms. Balogh- I have really enjoyed the Bedwyn Series as well as several of the stories that led into it. I really would love to see a book built around Gwendoline, Lady Muir. Looking forward to the Simply series!! Jennifer Smith
|Date:||Sun Feb 27 23:44:02 2005|
Your name as an author of "Historical Romance" was suggested to me in my yearly quest for new authors to read. I have just read "One Night for Love" and "Mo Man's Mistress". I enjoyed both very much and certainaly will be looking for more of your books to read. Your writing is excellent, the story flows beautifully and the side plots are well done.
|Date:||Sun Feb 27 23:17:21 2005|
I have realy enjoyed the Bedwyn series. I have never stuck to a book much less an entire series before now. You see I have 4 children of my own and now my fiance and I have custody of his 3 children....so making time to read is difficult, but your books are my private get away and I look forward to the time I have to read them. I just finished Slightly Tempted, I am having a hard time finding the last two books (Slightly Sinful and Slightly Dangerous).
|Name:||Elizabeth P. Herndl|
|Date:||Sat Feb 26 12:47:57 2005|
Thank you for such wonderful novels, improving my life! Have read 3 of the Bedwyn series and can't wait to get my hands on other three! You are so clever and provide so much to make my world so much better! Love, Bit Herndl
|Date:||Thu Feb 24 16:37:06 2005|
Just discovered your books last year. Loved all the Bedwyn series. Just finished "Dancing with Clara" and am trying to find Archie & Harriet's story. Please keep writing - I am reading as fast as I can (& I read fast!)
|Date:||Wed Feb 23 12:26:58 2005|
My work friend was just at the book store and came to tell me that a new book was coming. So I got on the website and saw that it turned out it was the paperback of Slightly Dangerous, which I already have in hard cover. But I was delighted to see you have a new series coming out in April of 2005(Simply Unforgettable) I will buy the hard cover, in fact my friend is putting my name down to get one as soon as it comes into the store. Thank you so much for continuing on with this wonderful group of people. I have everyone here at work reading your books.
|Name:||Anne B. Trueman|
|Date:||Wed Feb 23 10:57:34 2005|
Sorry about the double-up! I evidently hit that dreaded "S" key, for things happened I hadn't planned! Like cutting the message short, for example. Well, as I was trying to say, I love the fact that your characters have feelings and that you allow them to explore their feelings and that those feelings are quite human and convoluted and highly interesting! Whew! Talk about run-on sentences! LOL! I treasure all your stories I've read so far and read them over several times during the course of a year. At the moment am going back through the Bedwyns in anticipation of Wulf's story which I hope to find next time I'm in B&N. Best of luck in all your endeavors. Always a devoted reader, Anne
|Name:||Anne B. Trueman|
|Date:||Wed Feb 23 10:52:54 2005|
Dear Ms Balogh: Thank you so very much for writing Sydnam's story! I am looking forward to it very much. And thank you for all your wonderful stories! Your characters are very distinct people, not carbon copies of one another as in so many books. And, you fully explore how they FEEL
|Name:||Anne B. Trueman|
|Date:||Wed Feb 23 10:52:53 2005|
Dear Ms Balogh: Thank you so very much for writing Sydnam's story! I am looking forward to it very much. And thank you for all your wonderful stories! Your characters are very distinct people, not carbon copies of one another as in so many books. And, you fully explore how they FEEL
|City/State:||San Francisco, CA|
|Date:||Mon Feb 21 18:50:33 2005|
March?! I have never seen the months move so slowly as when I am awaiting a much anticipated book... May this find all who read it happy and healthy. P.S. Sad to say, unless someone of trust can clarify this Wolfgang person, I would suggest that everyone ignore the request and send positive thoughts that spamers get tired of coming onto website guestbooks such as this. Urgh!
|City/State:||san antonio ,texas|
|Date:||Sun Feb 20 22:40:14 2005|
I can't wait for your next book as have become a Mary Balogh addict.Thank you for many wonderful hours.
|Date:||Tue Feb 15 14:12:12 2005|
Have enjoyed reading your books for a number of years; anxiously awaiting new ones. thanks so much for being a writer
|Date:||Mon Feb 14 15:31:03 2005|
Even though I am yet an adolescant of sixteen I love to read historical romance. Believe it or not I have had teh pleasure of reading some of your series. Keep up the great work, you have caught millions of people's attention!!!!
|Date:||Sat Feb 12 23:08:31 2005|
Her Bedwyn series was a gift from Christmas. From then till now it shall always be the greatest gift I have ever had.
|Date:||Sat Feb 12 19:45:33 2005|
I loved the Bedwyn Saga. I only wish you had a map of the areas where they lived and went to. I have been able to find some in my atlas, however, the maps are not detailed enough. All the carachters were wonderful, the book of Freya the one that made me chuckle and laugh the most. Thank you.
|Date:||Thu Feb 10 16:59:01 2005|
Hi Mom, I just read the exerpt of your new book Simply Unforgettable and I can't wait until I get my copy to read on and find out what kind of havoc this wildcat teacher will wreak on that poor unsuspecting hero. My curiosity is piqued. Take care, Mom. Love, Elder Daughter
|City/State:||ball ground, ga.|
|Date:||Wed Feb 9 15:44:17 2005|
Ms.Balogh referred to those who had not bought Slightly Dangerous in hard back "for whatever reason". I would like to give one or two reasons. First, I cannot afford to pay hardcover prices for what is essentially a paperback romance. Second, I have all the "Slightly" books in paperback in a row on my shelf (starting with One Night for Love) and I don't want a hard cover book standing at the end. Third, I do not have room for hard cover books... I like to save and re-read the books I enjoy, and they just take up too much room. For the above reasons I will not be buying her new books as they come out in hard cover. Having said all that, I have to add that Ms Balogh is one of my favorite writers and I always look forward to reading new books by her. And I am excited that some of her old ones will be reissued. le
|Date:||Wed Feb 2 22:26:07 2005|
(opps, pressed send to early) Anyway, love your books! my husband hates it when your new books come out... it's only take-out and no house cleaning till I'm done reading. You are a great Canadian author. firstname.lastname@example.org
|Date:||Wed Feb 2 22:20:40 2005|
|Name:||Rita Dos Santos|
|Date:||Wed Feb 2 20:53:25 2005|
Dear Mary I read all your books, absolutely love them. Good luck for 2005 and keep them coming.
|Date:||Sun Jan 30 16:45:14 2005|
Dear Mary, I've been trying to write you and getting a bouncing email -- if you catch this could you write me? email@example.com And for everyone else, all of us other Regency historical writers think it's All About Mary! Eloisa
|Date:||Wed Jan 26 10:55:59 2005|
I have read almost all your books and have them saved in a box that I keep not far from me. Every once in a while I will choose one and re-read it. The last book I read was Slighly Dangerous. I love all your books and always keep an eye out for a new one. I look forward to new one in April. Susan
|Date:||Tue Jan 25 14:40:53 2005|
Dear Mary I have recently read two of your books in the Bedwyn series: Slightly Tempted and Slightly Sinful I enjoyed them very much and will continue to look out for the other books in this series. When I came to your website it was a great surprise to find out that you live in Saskatchewan as well! It is wonderful to know that our somewhat sparsely populated province can produce a wonderful writer like yourself. Randalynn1983@hotmail.com
|City/State:||New South Wales|
|Date:||Fri Jan 21 21:34:37 2005|
Dear Mary, I just had to write & tell u what a joy it was to read about the Bedwyns. I started with Slighty Married & then finished with my favourite Slightly Dangerous, Wulfric the best one of all. Each book in its own way brought me to tears. But they made me so happy. I cant wait for your new series to come out. I wish i lived in America so i could get them as soon as they come to the book shelf. I am coming to New York in September, & i am sure a book shop will the first place i will visit for any new releases.I know the next series will be just as good as the first. Keep up your brilliant writing. Regards Diana
|Date:||Tue Jan 18 18:02:03 2005|
Oops! I forgot to say that I have read all six books, laughed, cried and was ready to fight with the Bedwyns at every turn of the page. Many Blessings
|Date:||Tue Jan 18 17:59:16 2005|
Dear Mary, I have fallen totally and completely in love with the Bedwyns, I just read Wulfric's story yesterday. I couldn't put it down until it was finished. I hope you can find a way to continue their story. I look forward to the Simply series. Many Blessings
|Name:||Cliche' C. Hayward|
|Country:||United States Of America|
|Date:||Tue Jan 18 17:21:32 2005|
Dear Ms. Mary Balogh, I absolutely love your writing and I find your books, especially the Slighty series, very uplifting. Whenever I read one of your books I feel that I am actually there experiencing everything the characters go through. I truly love everything you write and I find myself reading your books for hours and hours at a time. I have started purchasing your books and I intend on buying every single book that you've ever written. I believe you are truly a literary genius and an inspiration to all who read your books. I anxiously await the day when your books are made into movies.
|City/State:||Foothill Ranch, CA|
|Date:||Sat Jan 15 17:59:59 2005|
I just read your 2005 newsletter and the comment about readers wanting the stories of characters from older books. I'd like to submit one more: Horatia Eckert from "Indiscreet." Her brief appearance in the book is so filled with sadness and unanswered questions, I've always wondered what her complete story would be like. Maybe one day we'll find out more about the young woman that Viscount Rawleigh first fell in love with?
|Date:||Sat Jan 15 16:56:16 2005|
Dear Mary, I hadn't planned on writing anything to you, but after reading through some of the messages left by others, I wanted to. How uplifting it must be to know that you have inspired and entertained so many people through your writing. There are so many wonderful moments in your books, but I have to say that my favorite is when Morgan finds Wulfric sobbing over the loss of their brother Alleyne. I swear I was in the room with them! So allow me to add my thanks to those of so many others for your wonderful writing. I too have almost every book authored by you, but would be grateful if the earliest ones were reissued. Thanks again!
|City/State:||lake havasu city, arizona|
|Date:||Sat Jan 15 13:20:10 2005|
As always, I thoroughly enjoyed the Slightly series, and look forward to the next one. I read your books over and over. I have almost all of them. Best wishes for 2005.
|City/State:||lake havasu city, arizona|
|Date:||Sat Jan 15 13:20:03 2005|
As always, I thoroughly enjoyed the Slightly series, and look forward to the next one. I read your books over and over. I have almost all of them. Best wishes for 2005.
|City/State:||lake havasu city, arizona|
|Date:||Sat Jan 15 13:19:18 2005|
As always, I thoroughly enjoyed the Slightly series, and look forward to the next one. I read your books over and over. I have almost all of them. Best wishes for 2005.
|Name:||ann c. hansen|
|City/State:||Little Silver, N.J.|
|Date:||Fri Jan 14 10:35:39 2005|
It's so easy to understand the characters in your books.. you make them real..What other author is similar in her or his approach to writing. I like Judith McNaught also.
|Date:||Thu Jan 13 14:04:30 2005|
I have read all your books...loved! them all. I am so happy of wulfric's story...the heroine was perfect for such a perfect guy. I love romance; Mr. Darcy and all the men in your books are my kind of man! Looking forward to your next books, Love, Gordana
|Date:||Thu Jan 13 12:18:08 2005|
I picked up one of your books at a used book store and was hooked. I have a pretty good collection of your books now and I especially like the Bedwyn series.
|Date:||Thu Jan 13 03:48:35 2005|
|Date:||Wed Jan 12 23:52:01 2005|
YEAH! Thank you so very much on the update of your newest series. I can hardly wait until April! Forever a loyal fan, Tammy Carlisle
|Date:||Wed Jan 12 21:50:46 2005|
hey Mrs balogh i just wanted to say hi and that you are not the only Mary Balogh in the world! i bet you probly dont check this... but w/e... well ttyl!! Love Mary Amanda Balogh ( im 12 )
|City/State:||High Level, AB|
|Date:||Wed Jan 12 13:06:25 2005|
I greatly enjoyed the Bedwyn series. I laughed and cried with them all, but was so happy to see Wulf's story. From the first I wanted to see him happy. What a great ending for that family! I've sacked pretty much the entire library system to read all of your books,but can't get some of them. When I see a book that you have written, it's a guaranteed good read. Now the wait has begun for the next series. Keep it up - the stories and the characters have lightened many a long winter's night in northern Canada!
|Date:||Wed Jan 12 09:58:34 2005|
I had read your book first in Japanese translated version(Handful of Gold, I think). And after that I searched and searched your book at Amazon com. Japan and USA, and bought almost all of them(I'm sorry, but most of them are secondhand books...). I am not a very fast reader in Englsh, so I haven't read them all yet. But I love your books. I hope I will be able to translate your books in Japanese some day!
|Date:||Wed Jan 12 01:23:43 2005|
I'm hoping for a book that tells the story of Lady Muir and her apparently ill-fated first marriage, etc. I love the Bedwyn series, especially Aidan's and Wolfric's stories. Thanks so much.
|Date:||Wed Jan 12 01:04:38 2005|
I just finished A Summer To Remember and I have to tell you that I was entranced. I now should recieve the rest of the Bedwyn books within a week by mail. I cannot wait to read the rest. Very wonderful writer.
|City/State:||ft. worth, tx|
|Date:||Thu Jan 6 16:56:32 2005|
Mary: Not to be negative, but I have missed reading a good book authored by you. I purchased and read the first two of the "Slightly____" series. I found them uninteresting and too "slight", so have not bothered with the others. If you have had other books published within the last 18 months or so, I was not aware of them, thus have missed your good writing. I will probably buy a used copy of the 1st of your new series and decide if that series has possibilities. I feel that at this time it would not be smart to pay full price for a new book until I feel your writing is back up to your old standard. Can I count on you?
|City/State:||Vancouver B.C.(We're practically neighbours)|
|Date:||Thu Jan 6 12:18:16 2005|
I was re-reading A SUMMER TO REMEMBER and realise that the heroine's cousin, Gwendolyn, Lady Muir must have an interesting story to tell. Let's see, she was crippled, and miscarried in an accident, and shortly thereafter, her husband accidently fell over a balastrade and died. Reading between the lines, he was a brute who beat her , and she killed him in self-defense. She hasn't confided even in her nearest and dearest, because they all think she had a happy marriage, and she's too ashamed to tell the truth. You should write a novel in which she and Sydnam Butler get together: two wounded souls, not just physically, but emotionally scarred. And there's no reason he can't learn to paint with his left hand. :-D I've enjoyed most of your novels , with the exception of SLIGHTLY WICKED: a 'hero' who is so dense that he doesn't realize he's bedding a virgin, and a spineless 'heroine' who allows herself to be verbally and emotionally abused by everybody. It's not often that I feel such complete distaste for a novel. If I was your editor, I would have demanded a drastic rewrite. In fact, it's not too late even now. It would be like the Director's Cut of a movie.
|Country:||United States of America|
|Date:||Wed Jan 5 21:42:33 2005|
Your role in the books make me admire you
|Date:||Wed Jan 5 16:45:51 2005|
greetings.great website.best of wishes for the coming year 2005.
|Date:||Wed Jan 5 12:00:11 2005|
I love all you books and can hardly wait for your next one.
|City/State:||Hawthorne, New Jersey|
|Date:||Wed Jan 5 10:13:53 2005|
I have long been a fan of your books. They have been invaluable during difficult times in my life when I needed a place to escape to. . I am the kind of reader that if I really enjoy a book I will read it multiple times which I have done with almost all of yours. They are like old friends to me. This is the first time I have visited your site and your list of books with connected characters reminded me of a question that I have had for the longest time about Lord Carew's Bride. Is there a story on the couple who is visiting Lord Carews neighbors? I can't remember their names at the moment. I hope if you haven't written a book about them that one might be in the works. I look forward to hearing from you.
|Date:||Wed Jan 5 01:23:00 2005|
You are an artist. You have a way of telling a story and giving characters life in the imaginations of your readers. I have all you books thus far, and I am excited that you have new stories coming soon. You have been truely blessed with a talent and I thank you for sharing that with me.
|Date:||Sun Jan 2 19:34:04 2005|
HI i really love the Bedwyn series i felt i was right there in the story.Ijust happen to pick it up in the library and start reading it plus i had been looking for a series for a while i read the whole series in 3wks now im on to reading more of her other books!
|Name:||Kathy Ross - Half Price Books of the Ozarks|
|Date:||Sat Jan 1 15:03:58 2005|
Love your books. One of my hobbies is trying to find your older books. I came across a copy of the Wood Nymph, it is not in very good shape but it is readable and it is mine. Thank you for sharing your talent.
|Date:||Sat Jan 1 02:36:20 2005|
I find your books wonderfully entertaining and delightfully satisfying. You have a real gift for your craft - I admire your talent and your willingness to share it with others. Thank you