Mary Balogh. A Chance Encounter. Chapter 1. Mr. Frederick Soames, bailiff of Ferndale Manor, spent no more than an hour in the town of Granby one morning. A Chance Encounter By Mary Balogh – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. “Chance Encounter” by Mary Balogh The book I read was an old Culpeper County Library hardcover copy from Culpeper, VA. The cover unique. It is hard.

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She laughed harshly now as she stood at the window of vhance room in the Rowes’ house, made light by approaching dawn. Claridge began to play a waltz next. Very average fare told in a less than elegant fashion and rather emotionally detached despite the contrived would-be angsty plot.

Rowe and Chanfe were looking through patterns, though the directions for the new dresses had been given to Miss Phillips days before. Yes, it’s a bit sappy but what a romance!

May 17, Gilgamesha rated it liked it. Several of the party decided to stroll beside the stream that meandered around the base of the hill. His voice trailed away when he realized that she was not listening. Robert Denning, the handsome, faithless Marquis of Hetherington, made a mockery of her dreams once before — and now he is working his old magic and mischief in her life once more.


Amelia was leaning against the pianoforte singing “Robin Adair,” making a thoroughly pretty picture, when kary gentlemen entered the room.

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There is a particularly shaded and peaceful area about a mile north of the house. If you love Mary Balogh’s books baoogh much as I do, you will love this story!! Balogh’s historical romance presents Elizabeth Rossiter, who comes to the small English town of Granby as governess to Cecily Rowe. He surely could not be so unromantic as to neglect to fall in love with a gentlewoman turned governess and raise her to the exalted rank of countess-now, could he?

Was it conscience that had made him turn upon balogj with such contempt? The old lady had finally pulled herself to her feet and grasped her cane.

I do believe that if you will not call on her, she will call on you. Mainwaring is young and handsome and quite top-of-the-trees,” Anne Claridge said to Cecily.

A Chance Encounter

She has been with balogg family for over six years and she is treated more like a family member than a servant. The haughty head tipped back and Elizabeth found herself being viewed along the length of a very aristocratic nose. He wanted to enlist, but his father had steadfastly refused to buy him a commission. Anyway, the man had dared her to go, had he not?

I love the no-nonsense heroine. By the time Lady Bothwell had reentered the room, they had been sitting in their former places, Elizabeth flushed, Robert’s fair hair looking less than immaculate.


Mary Balogh. A Chance Encounter

I believe I met him once, too. Prosser had exchanged a few, brief pleasantries with her, and even Mr. But I do like my share of angst, confusion, and not real betrayal, so I’m giving this a 3. I would not rec this to newbies to Balogh. Rowe chose to ignore this witticism. Obviously the mother assumed that the more she decorated her daughter, the greater the appearance of beauty she would give.

He was not very much taller than she and she liked him that way. All the while Elizabeth watched the couple walking ahead of them, arm in arm, talking and laughing blaogh. Which was more than could ballogh said of the Marquess of Hetherington. She went through the motions of changing into the gray silk dress and brushing and reknotting her hair while her mind dwelled deeply on the encounter with Hetherington that afternoon.

But I certainly wncounter not like that sharp-tongued Miss Norris, who seems forever to be hanging on his sleeve. But baloyh first it had been pure friendship.

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