Mary Balogh

One of the first Regency books I ever read was Gentle Conquest, one of Mary Balogh’s first books. I love her stories, and am not surprised that she is one of the premier Regency authors today.

Books

  • A Masked Deception (February 1985) also published as Desire After Dark for a Prince Matchabelli perfume promotion
  • The Double Wager (June 1985)
  • Red Rose (March 1986)
  • The Constant Heart (July 1987)
  • Gentle Conquest (December 1987)
  • Secrets of the Heart (April 1988)
  • An Unacceptable Offer (May 1988)
  • The Ungrateful Governess (October 1988)
  • A Gift of Daisies (February 1989)
  • The Obedient Bride (May 1989)
  • Lady With a Black Umbrella (September 1989)
  • Daring Masquerade (January 1989)
  • The Incurable Matchmaker (May 1990)
  • An Unlikely Duchess (October 1990)
  • A Certain Magic (February 1991)
  • Snow Angel (June 1991)
  • The Secret Pearl (September 1991) **1990-91 RT Reviewers’ Choice — Regency Novel, 2000 AAR Top 100 Romances #92, 2007 AAR Top 100 Romances #63, A TRR 5 Heart Keeper**
  • Christmas Beau (December 1991)
  • Beyond the Sunrise (November 1992)
  • A Christmas Promise (December 1992)
  • Deceived (April 1993)
  • Tangled (March 1994)
  • Longing (December 1994)
  • Truly (June 1996)
  • The Temporary Wife (May 1997) **1997 RRA Best Regency Romance, A TRR 5 Heart Keeper**
  • Thief of Dreams (May 1998) **A TRR 5 Heart Keeper**
  • The Last Waltz (November 1998) **1998 RRA Best Regency Romance**
  • A Matter of Class (January 2010)

Anthology

  • The Star of Bethlehem (November 1989) in A Regency Christmas 1989
  • Playing House (November 1990) in A Regency Christmas II
  • Golden Rose (1991) in A Regency Valentine
  • The Best Christmas Ever (November 1991) in A Regency Christmas III
  • A Waltz Among the Stars (1992) in A Regency Valentine II
  • The Treasure Hunt (June 1992) in A Regency Summer
  • The Dark Rider (September 1992) Full-Moon Magic
  • The Porcelain Madonna (November 1992) in A Regency Christmas IV
  • The Substitute Guest (1993) in Tokens of Love
  • The Wrong Door (June 1993) in Rakes and Rogues
  • The North Tower (September 1993) in Moonlight Lovers
  • No Room at the inn (November 1993) in A Regency Christmas V
  • The Anniversary (November 1994) in From the Heart
  • The Best Gift (November 1994) in A Regency Christmas VI
  • The Forbidden Daffodils (April 1995) in Blossoms
  • Precious Rogue (June 1995) in Dashing and Dangerous
  • Guarded by Angels (November 1995) in Angel Christmas
  • The Surprise Party (November 1995) in A Regency Christmas 1995
  • The Betrothal Ball (December 1995) in Love’s Legacy
  • The Heirloom (August 1996) in Timeswept Brides
  • The Wassail Bowl (November 1996) in A Regency Christmas Feast
  • The Bond Street Carolers (November 1997) in A Regency Christmas Carol
  • A Handful of Gold (December 1998) in Gifts of Christmas
  • A Family Christmas (October 2003) in Under the Mistletoe
  • Spellbound (October 2008) in It Happened One Night
  • Almost Persuaded (October 2010) in Bespelling Jane Austen

The Bedwyns / Slightly Series

(Bedwyn family introduced in A Summer to Remember, and their stories are the Slightly books. Characters from One Night for Love and A Summer to Remember appear in some of the Slightly books).

  1. One Night for Love (August 1999)
  2. A Summer to Remember (June 2002) **2004 AAR Top 100 Romances #12, 2007 AAR Top 100 Romances #20, A TRR 5 Heart Keeper**
  3. Slightly Married (April 2003) **2003 AAR Best European Historical, A TRR 5 Heart Keeper**
  4. Slightly Wicked (May 2003) **A TRR 5 Heart Keeper**
  5. Slightly Scandalous (June 2003) **2003 RT Reviewers’ Choice — Regency-Set Historical Romance, A TRR 5 Heart Keeper**
  6. Slightly Tempted (January 2004)
  7. Slightly Sinful (May 2004)
  8. Slightly Dangerous (June 2004) **2004 AAR Best European Historical, 2004 AAR Best Hero, 2004 AAR Top 100 Romances #55, 2007 AAR Top 100 Romances #6, A TRR 5 Heart Keeper**

Dark Angel Series

  1. Dark Angel (August 1994)
  2. Lord Carew’s Bride (June 1995) **1998 AAR Top 100 Romances #83, 2000 AAR Top 100 Romances #46, 2004 AAR Top 100 Romances #50**
  3. The Famous Heroine (February 1996) **2000 AAR Top 100 Romances #60**
  4. The Plumed Bonnet (September 1996)
  5. The Ideal Wife (October 1991)
  6. A Precious Jewel (June 1993) **2000 AAR Top 100 Romances #40**
  7. A Christmas Bride (November 1997) **1997 AAR Favorite Regency Romance, A TRR 5 Heart Keeper**

Frazer Duology

  1. The First Snowdrop (September 1986)
  2. Christmas Belle (November 1994)

Huxtable Series

  1. First Comes Marriage (March 2009)
  2. Then Comes Seduction (April 2009)
  3. At Last Comes Love (May 2009)
  4. Seducing an Angel (May 2009)
  5. A Secret Affair (June 2010)

Mainwaring Duology

  1. A Chance Encounter (December 1985)
  2. The Wood Nymph (January 1987)

Marlowe Duology

  1. Heartless (October 1995) **2004 AAR Top 100 Romances #66**
  2. Silent Melody (August 1997) **A TRR 5 Heart Keeper**

Mistress Trilogy

  1. The Secret Mistress (July 2011)
  2. More than a Mistress (September 2000) **2000 RRA Best Regency Romance (Traditional or Nontraditional), 2004 AAR Top 100 Romances #90, 2007 AAR Top 100 Romances #65, A TRR 5 Heart Keeper**
  3. No Man’s Mistress (August 2001) **A TRR 5 Heart Keeper**

Simply Quartet

  1. Simply Unforgettable (March 2005)
  2. Simply Love (August 2005) **2006 RT Reviewers’ Choice — Historical Romance of the Year**
  3. Simply Magic (April 2007)
  4. Simply Perfect (April 2008)

Sullivan Trilogy

  1. Courting Julia (November 1993)
  2. Dancing With Clara (February 1993)
  3. Tempting Harriet (May 1994)

Unnamed Trilogy

  1. Indiscreet (January 1997)
  2. Unforgiven (January 1998)
  3. Irresistible (October 1998) **1998 AAR Favorite Regency Romance, A TRR 5 Heart Keeper**

Waite Trilogy

  1. The Trysting Place (June 1986)
  2. A Counterfeit Betrothal (June 1992) **1992-93 RT Reviewers’ Choice — Regency Romance**
  3. The Notorious Rake (September 1992) **2004 AAR Top 100 Romances #65, 2007 AAR Top 100 Romances #98**

Web Series

  1. The Gilded Web (December 1989)
  2. A Promise of Spring (February 1990)
  3. Web of Love (April 1990)
  4. The Devil’s Web (August 1990)
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Comments

  1. Balogh is also one of my favourite authors although I must confess her latest ones have left me a bit disappointed. The best ones for me are still her earlier traditional regencies with a darker edge.

    • Kathryn says:

      I agree that her current books aren’t as enjoyable as her older ones. I’ve been a bit disappointed in the current Huxtable books. Actually, the stories from the Dark Angel and Waite series hold a special place in my heart. The only books from those series I haven’t read is A Precious Jewel. I’m always looking for it at used books stores, but no luck.

      • I just finished “A Precious Jewel,” which is now available via Amazon Kindle (for those w/o Kindle, you can now download software to read on your pc.)

  2. I have only read the first 3 Huxtable books and so far the third one is my favourite. Oh I loved the Dark Angel series but you’re right they are very hard to find. But if I’m not mistaken A Precious Jewel will be reprinted later this year or next year…

    • Kathryn says:

      That’s wonderful news to hear that A Precious Jewel is being reissued. I remember reading the last book in the series, A Christmas Bride, and knowing that I was missing important information that was established from that book – specifically what happened to fracture the relationship between the heroine from A Christmas Bride and the hero from A Precious Jewel. Mary Balogh implied a lot of things in A Christmas Bride, but I’ve never known what happened.

  3. I just went by her website to make sure I wasn’t wrong and this is what I found:

    And then there are the old books, and there is a whole pile of those scheduled for republication, most of them in 2-in-one volumes. A Precious Jewel, sequel to The Ideal Wife (republished June, 2008), will be out in December, 2009. After that the 2-in-1s start: Dark Angel & Lord Carew’s Bride in March, 2010, The Famous Heroine & The Plumed Bonnet in October, 2010, A Promise of Spring & The Temporary Wife in February, 2011, A Christmas Bride & Christmas Beau in September, 2011, and A Counterfeit Betrothal & The Notorious Rake in January, 2012.

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