Author: Mary Balogh

ONLY BELOVED by Mary Balogh

ONLY BELOVED by Mary BaloghOnly Beloved by Mary Balogh
Series: Survivors' Club
Genres: Historical
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Published by Signet


George, Duke of Stanbrook is lonely. He’s never seriously considered remarrying until now but wants a companion. And there is only one lady who he can see as his wife. Dora Debbins gave up on the idea of being a wife a long time ago when family scandal left her caring for her younger sister. When George proposes, Dora is stunned but finds herself agreeing. What begins as a marriage for companionship becomes something more as George and Dora find themselves falling in love. But when an enemy from George’s past returns, determined to prevent George from being happy, can he protect the unexpected love he’s found?


I love Mary Balogh. I think I’ve read every book she’s ever written! Only Beloved is a wonderful addition to the stellar historical romances I’ve come to expect from Mary Balogh. George and Dora were characters that I enjoyed every minute I spent buried in the pages with. I know that this is one that will quickly find it’s way to my keepershelf!!

ONLY A PROMISE by Mary Balogh

ONLY A PROMISE by Mary BaloghOnly A Promise by Mary Balogh
Series: The Survivor's Club #5
Genres: Historical
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Published by Signet Eclipse



Chloe Muirhead thinks all that is left for her is spinsterhood.  After she has fled from London two different times, she never wants to set foot back in town.  So instead she has sought refuge with her mother’s godmother, a Duchess who takes her in as a companion.  She never dreamt of meeting the Duchesses grandson and finding a kindred spirit.

Ralph Stockwood has wounds from the Napoleonic wars that are both visible and invisible.  It is the invisible ones that have changed him more than people know.  When he is called to his grandparents’ house to yet again receive the “you need an heir” speech he resigns himself to find a wife.  What he doesn’t expect is that his grandmother’s companion will proposition a marriage of convenience.  Convenience in that they will both get what they want.  She wants a husband, children and a place to live far away from town.  He wants someone who knows he can’t love and will give him an heir.

What neither is prepared for is how they fit so well together, both in thoughts and actions.  When tragedy strikes and their situation changes it is nice to see how the author has shown them growing together.  While I thought that Ralph was more than a “little” cruel at times it did not ruin the story for me.  I loved seeing their love bloom and grow.  While a promise is to be broken, it might be the way to drive these two closer.  Only A Promise is a heartfelt historical that will make you smile.

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