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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The party was to assemble at Encounted at eleven in the morning and travel together by horse or barouche. Everyone seemed to be moving and talking at once, as Mr. He had been brought up, after the death of his parents when he was an infant, by his maternal grandfather in Scotland. Baby Jeremy had envounter taken his first cnance alone, she read with a smile. She had made friends, she had had admirers, her engagement calendar had constantly been filled.

Despite Robert’s assurances of the night before, Elizabeth had been nervous. As is usual in these books, the local gentry want to have a series of social rounds with the visiting nobles and marry off various children.

But emcounter, Lady Worthing always did lack something of breeding. To my mind it is a typical Mary Balogh book, well written, full of angst, misunderstanding and heart break on the side of the h. They suspect their father and the H’s uncle had conspired to keep the lovers apart. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.


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The housekeeper did not seem to know whether to scold or to hug the child. The pair did not stay long.

A prize that eluded him before, she is all the more irresistible to him now although he is surprised to discover that she is as eager now for the excitement he offers as he is himself.

The house belonged to the parents of one of her intimate friends. She would never marry- her experience in London had assured that. Robert is really enigmatic. And wanted now with a searing passion. And I thank you very much for coming. The austere good looks of Mr.

A Chance Encounter

Her face was pale; it appeared to have lost its youthful bloom. She must relive some pleasant memory, before things went bad. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Insipid, she called that. She was too eager not to miss a moment of the festivities. But Elizabeth was not to be drawn. On the morning of the ball Mrs. The Earl of Beaconswood wanted his beloved step-granddaughter to be married and settled happily before he died, but when he realized it was not going to happen, he amended his will.


Rowe rhapsodizing mry the expected pleasures of the coming weeks.

Robert was in his early 20’s and the heroine was Then she glared back defiantly. The h returns to her life of servitude.

Under cover of the general bustle, Hetherington spoke quietly to Elizabeth. Web, Tablet, Phone, eReader. The h turns uptells her he has discovered the truth and that he didn’t have his secretary write to her in those terms and in fact has been to London, Scotland and Paris within the past 2 weeks.

Mary Balogh. A Chance Encounter

I know she will be forever pushing me at them while chancce are here. She lowered her head to her letter again, hoping they would pass by without seeing her.

She had watched Elizabeth through an old-fashioned lorgnette as Robert led her forward. She had not encountef to dance at all, did not feel it was appropriate to do so, especially dressed as she was. And, remarkably, by the time he had arrived back a few minutes later, Lady Bothwell and Elizabeth had been conversing quite comfortably on some topic that Elizabeth had now forgotten.