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 housekeeper did not seem to know whether to scold or to hug the child. The first part of the book is all question marks. However, perhaps that is a false impression.

Elizabeth decided that she should wait before saying anything. She was a mere servant. He will find a country girl refreshing. It is essentially a book surrounding a “big lie or misunderstanding” and if the two had actually had an open adult conversation, there would have been no real conflict.

Lady Helen Wade is not interested in living the proper life of a proper young lady. Elizabeth Rossiter is forever finished with love — after a disastrous episode that left her with a broken heart and a reputation that would be ruined should her scandalous secret be revealed.

No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! After graduating from university, moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, to teach high school English, on a two-year teaching contract in When there is any entertainment, we see the same faces and the same gowns over and over again. Isn’t the chamce unique.


A Chance Encounter by Mary Balogh – FictionDB

The other three members of the group disappeared inside the shop. Can you bear to think of the emptiness? Her own troubled feelings aside, Elizabeth found the evening of the Rowes’ dinner party to be an entertaining emcounter. She was staring scornfully at a half-ruined stone church when the rest of the group came up with her. And what of Cecily? Her cheeks always had a natural bloom. Hut I chancee I do hate you. The fact that she had spent five years running her father’s home after the death of her mother had given her a maturity that many other debutantes lacked.

His manner to Cecily at the supper table, although markedly attentive, had chsnce been exactly flirtatious.

A few baloggh later Mrs. It was up to her to see that Cecily did not spend too much time with the marquess and that he had no chance to be alone with her. She prefers to slip away to her own place in the woods, where she can wear comfortable clothes and let her hair down and go barefoot while she dreams and paints and communes with nature. Prosser and Anne Claridge, who were exchanging views on the latest fashions. They had seemed strong enough for a lifetime of happiness.

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A Chance Encounter

Give Mary a break! He, too, ignored the trend toward affected boredom. It will not do. Love had taken her quite unawares. View all 3 comments. Now Dncounter wonder if he is a handsome man. A lot of readers didn’t like this book, but I did. He danced first with Amelia Norris and then with Lucy Worthing, whose hand had just been relinquished by Mr. A Gentleman Never Tells. In particular, Miss Cecily Rowe and her parents view the visiting party with their eyes encounrer set on matrimony — for who But she had stumbled over the abandoned slippers as she rose to her feet and lurched clumsily against his chest.


Cecily seemed quite unperturbed. She had worn her chestnut hair long, in thick curls and ringlets. She had been determined not to go, and finally Mrs. He was oozing charm and good humor again, Elizabeth noticed.

A Chance Encounter (Mainwaring, #1) by Mary Balogh

Had not the marquess had eyes for no one else? Elizabeth flushed but did not answer. She determined that she would perform her duties as chaperone with extra diligence.

One big, long oft repeated misunderstanding.