Mary Blogh is a New York Times bestsellling author. A former teacher, she grew up in Wales and now lives in Canada.
Is it "simply love" for Anne Jewell, the popular teacher at Miss Martin's School for Girls, first encountered in Simply Unforgettable? Maybe so, but Peninsular War hero Sydnam Butler, whom Anne meets while vacationing in Wales, must first be put to the test. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
"'Balogh's protagonists are complex and charismatic - the kind of people you hope to be sitting next to at a party. With its impeccable plotting and memorable characters, Balogh's book raises the bar for Regency romances.' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'a powerful love story with the special touch only Mary Balogh can bring.' JO BEVERLY 'A new Mary Balogh book is a gift every woman should give herself.' TERESA MEDEIROS 'Balogh knows the Regency era, all the customs, mores and social innuendoes... latest read features deft plotting and creative characterization.' ROMANTIC TIMES"
With more than her usual panache, Balogh returns to Regency England (Simply Unforgettable) for a satisfying adult love story. Twenty-nine-year-old beauty Anne Jewell is an independent woman: an unwed mother who has found contentment, if not happiness, in her life as a teacher at a girls' school. Sydnam Butler, an aristocrat who lost his eye and right arm in the Peninsula Wars, has achieved a similar peace as the reclusive steward for the Duke of Bewcastle. Through her son's father, Anne is related to the Bewcastle family, which includes her friend Joshua Moore, Marquess of Hallmere, who wants to acknowledge her and her nine-year-old son, David, as kin, despite her stubborn independence. Joshua invites Anne and David to spend the summer at the Bewcastle estate in Wales, where she meets Sydnam. The kindly Bewcastle clan have matchmaking in mind, but with scars both surface and deep, will Anne and Sydnam be able to open up to each other? And if so, can they hope for any real happiness? The maturity of the novel's protagonists-who grow from their difficulties and triumphs-distinguishes this romance for the genre. (Aug.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.