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Mary Balogh (rhymes with Kellogg, born Mary Jenkins) is a British historical romance novelist. She was born and raised in Swansea, Wales and moved to Canada in 1967 on a two year teaching contract after leaving college. There, she met and married her Canadian husband Robert Balogh and settled in the small prairie town of Kipling, Saskatchewan, Canada. She taught high school English for a number of years, and rose to the level of school principal. She has three children and three grandchildren.

Mary Balogh began her writing career in 1983, when she wrote her first novel A Masked Deception in the evenings after work on the kitchen table. During her childhood, Mary and her sister Moira had amused themselves by telling each other stories. As an adult, Mary discovered the wonderful world of the Regency historical romance as written by Georgette Heyer. The vast majority of Mary Balogh's novels have been set in Regency or Georgian England or Wales. A Masked Deception was accepted by Signet and published in 1985. Mary Balogh won the Romantic Times Award for best new Regency writer that year.

Since this sparkling debut, Mary Balogh has never looked back. She has had over 60 novels and over 20 novellas published, and met with great critical success. She has received numerous awards, including a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Regency Short Stories in 1993 and appeared on the New York Times bestseller list.

Novels in Order of Publication
A Masked Deception (1985)
also published as Desire After Dark as a Prince Matchabelli perfume promotion
The Double Wager (1985)
A Chance Encounter (1985)
Red Rose (1986)
The Trysting Place (1986)
The First Snowdrop (1986)
The Wood Nymph (1987)
The Constant Heart (1987)
Gentle Conquest (1987)
Secrets of the Heart (1988)
An Unacceptable Offer (1988)
The Ungrateful Governess (1988)
Daring Masquerade (1989)
A Gift of Daisies (1989)
The Obedient Bride (1989)
Lady with a Black Umbrella (1989)
The Gilded Web (1989)
A Promise of Spring (1990)
Web of Love (1990)
The Incurable Matchmaker (1990)
Devil's Web (1990)
An Unlikely Duchess (1990)
A Certain Magic (1991)
Snow Angel (1991)
The Secret Pearl (1991)
The Ideal Wife (1991)
Christmas Beau (1991)
A Counterfeit Betrothal (1992)
The Notorious Rake (1992)
Beyond the Sunrise (1992)
A Christmas Promise (1992)
Deceived (1993)
A Precious Jewel (1993)
Courting Julia (1993) ∩
Dancing with Clara (1994) ∩
Tangled (1994)
Tempting Harriet (1994) ∩
Dark Angel (1994) ≈
Christmas Belle (1994)
Longing (1994)
Lord Carew's Bride (1995) ≈
Heartless (1995) ∞
The Famous Heroine (1996) ≈
Truly (1996)
The Plumed Bonnet (1996) ≈
Indiscreet (1997) ↓
The Temporary Wife (1997)
Silent Melody (1997) ∞
A Christmas Bride (1997) ≈
Unforgiven (1998) ↓
Thief of Dreams (1998)
Irresistible (1998) ↓
The Last Waltz (1998)
One Night for Love (1999)
More than a Mistress (2000) ∫
Mary's first novel published first in hardback
No Man's Mistress (2001) ∫
A Summer to Remember (2002)
Slightly Married (2003)
Slightly Wicked (2003)
Slightly Scandalous (2003) ◊
Slightly Tempted (2004)
Slightly Sinful (2004)
Novels marked ≈ ∩ ↓ ∞ ∫ and ◊ are interlinked.

Novels Soon to be Published or Written
Slightly Dangerous (due in hardback in June 1 2004 in the US)
Proposed third "mistress" book to follow MTAM and NMM ∫
Proposed series of four books about Freyja Bedwyn's former governess, a teacher Freyja found employment for, and two further school teachers at the school Freyja supports whom we have yet to meet: the first of which will be titled The Perfect Bride ◊

Novellas in Order of Publication
"The Star of Bethlehem" in A Regency Christmas (1989) *
"Playing House" in A Regency Christmas II (1990) *
"Golden Rose" in A Regency Valentine (1991)
"The Best Christmas Ever" in A Regency Christmas III (1991)
"A Waltz Among the Stars" in A Regency Valentine II (1992)
"The Treasure Hunt" in A Regency Summer (1992)
"The Dark Rider" in Full-Moon Magic (1992)
"The Porcelain Madonna" in A Regency Christmas IV (1992)
"The Substitute Guest" in Tokens of Love (1993)
"The Wrong Door" in Rakes and Rogues (1993)
"The North Tower" in Moonlight Lovers (1993)
"No Room at the Inn" in A Regency Christmas V (1993) *
"The Anniversary" in From the Heart (1994)
"The Best Gift" in A Regency Christmas VI (1994) *
"The Forbidden Daffodils" in Blossoms (1995)
"Precious Rogue" in Dashing and Dangerous (1995)
"The Surprise Party" in A Regency Christmas VII (1995)
"Guarded by Angels" in Angel Christmas (1995)
"The Betrothal Ball" in Love's Legacy (1996)
"The Heirloom" in Timeswept Brides (1996)
"The Wassail Bowl" in A Regency Christmas Feast (1996)
"The Bond Street Carolers" in A Regency Christmas Carol (1997)
"A Handful of Gold" in The Gifts of Christmas (1998)
"Precious Rogue" in Captured Hearts (1999)
"A Family Christmas" with reprints of the above novellas marked * in Under the Mistletoe (2003)
* were reprinted in the 2003 anthology Under The Mistletoe with one new Mary Balogh novella "A Family Christmas"
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