Tag Archives: Mary Balogh

Eagerly Awaited in July

Every month, the staff here at AAR send me their lists of books on the new release list that they are eager to try. Going over the July list was extra fun because there were four new releases that clearly … Continue reading

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When TSTL Works

Over the years here, we’ve said quite a bit about the TSTL(Too Stupid To Live) nutter, one of the heroines we love to hate. And I have long been among those who have hated them most fervently and vocally. The … Continue reading

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The Hardback Dilemma

There are very few books out there I will buy in hardback. Hardbacks have several severe disadvantages, mainly: They are big, and don’t fit into my handbag. They are heavy, and I don’t like to carry them in my handbag … Continue reading

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I’ll Admit It: I Like Duke Books

Yes, I’m one of those romance readers who fits the cliché:  Just give me a box of bon bons and a shirtless duke in a cape and I’m all set. Okay, so I’m not quite that clichéd.  Bon bons have … Continue reading

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The Pregnant Heroine

As so many of us have blogged about our reading preferences lately, I began thinking about my own romance likes and dislikes.   As I’ve gotten older or simply have read more, I’ve noticed differences in my reading preferences and have … Continue reading

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My Trouble With Courtesans

If you spend much time around romance, particularly historical romance, you know that mistresses show up fairly often. Many, especially in older books, take the form of the woman that was kept by the hero before he met his special … Continue reading

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Mary Balogh Winner

Mary C is the winner of the signed copy of A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh.  Congratulations to Mary and thanks to the author and to everyone who entered. – Sandy AAR

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Books with Buzz: Mary Balogh Interview and Giveaway (Contest Closed)

It’s always a treat to feature Mary Balogh here at AAR and today we have a double one:  A short interview with the author about A Matter of Class, her upcoming release and a chance for a lucky reader to … Continue reading

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I’m Always a Sucker for This One

Rike’s post yesterday on plotlines that could use a break got me thinking.   I’ve got plenty of kvetches, believe me – many of them mentioned already by Rike – but, to put a Pollyanna spin on things (and, okay, so … Continue reading

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Adultery – The Great Romance Taboo

Before I get to actual books, I have to begin with celebrity gossip, about a very famous German soccer player. Some time ago, while she was pregnant with their second child, he left his wife of many years and very … Continue reading

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