Huxtable Quintet

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A Secret Affair

Mary Balogh closes out her Huxtable series on an oddly uneven note with A Secret Affair. At her strongest moments, she brings readers the story of two mature, intelligent lovers told in the graceful, subtle prose I've come to love from Balogh. And at other times? Well, readers might well wonder if t ...

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First Comes Marriage

Narrated by Anne Flosnik I reviewed First Comes Marriage for AAR in 2009 granting it DIK status and it was my love of its story line that carried my favorable experience with the audio version. Anne Flosnik performs adequately as narrator although her sluggish delivery along with the failure to c ...

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Seducing an Angel

For the last of the Huxtable siblings, Mary Balogh creates an emotional story revolving around two complex characters and a difficult situation. Lucky for us readers, it’s one that’s certainly well worth the read. Cassandra Belmont, Lady Paget is penniless and desperate, but not desperate eno ...

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At Last Comes Love

Duncan Pennethorne, the Earl of Sheringford, left London five years ago as the subject of a most juicy piece of scandal. Upon wooing a beautiful young woman - in what seemed to be a love match, no less - he practically left her at the altar only to run away with his future brother-in-law's wife. The ...

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Then Comes Seduction

When I asked for Mary Balogh’s Then Comes Seduction for reviewing, I had not read the first book in the series, First Comes Marriage. Fortunately my copy arrived soon after, and I read it with great enjoyment. I also read the teaser from Then Comes Seduction, but with far less satisfaction. In fac ...

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First Comes Marriage

It’s amazing that I have read only four of Mary Balogh’s books in light of her vast selection of titles and the fact that I consider her one of romance’s best. It is probably due to the length of her interconnected Slightly and Simply series since I could never shake the feeling that I needed ...