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A Chance Encounter (Mainwaring, #1) After a disastrous episode that left her with a broken heart and a reputationthat was nearly ruined, Elizabeth Rossiter sought safety by taking a positionfar away from London society But now, the one man in the world she had hopednever to see again moved into her life Read A Chance Encounter (Mainwaring, #1) Author Mary Balogh – grisedalelodge.co.uk

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  1. 1.5 stars.I m so glad this wasn t my first book by Mary Balogh because I don t think I would ve read anything else by her and this would be unfortunate As it is, I m a huge fan of the author 45 books and counting But this story I don t even know what to say, except, to defend this as the author s earlier effort and to appreciate her later improvements.The beginning was very promising with shades of Persuasion in it I was content and happy to immerse in the narrative But it didn t last lo 1.5 stars.I m so glad this wasn t my first book by Mary Balogh because I don t think I would ve read anything else by her and this would be unfortunate As it is, I m a huge fan of the author 45 books and counting But this story I don t even know what to say, except, to defend this as the author s earlier effort and to appreciate her later improvements.The beginning was very promising with shades of Persuasion in it I was content and happy to immerse in the narrative But it didn t last long The first warning bells sounded when the dreaded Big Misunderstanding appeared to be the m...

  2. Well normally I love Mary Balogh, but this is one of her earlier books and just made me want to scream As other reviewers have pointed out this is based on a big Misunderstanding, which makes absolutely NO sense whatsoever The heroine Elizabeth Rossiter is working as a Companian to the 18 year old Cecily The nearby manor is occupied by the owner and some guests It turns out that one of those is the Marquess of Hetherington and that he and Elizabeth have a Past The first 120 pages and so are Well normally I love Mary Balogh, but this is one of her earlier books and just made me want to scream As other reviewers have pointed out this is based on a big Misunderstanding, which makes absolutely NO sense whatsoever The heroine Elizabeth Rossiter is working as a Companian to the 18 year old Cecily The nearby manor is occupied by the owner and some guests It turns out that one of those is the Marquess of Hetherington and that he and Elizabeth have a Past The first 120 pages and so are related to their meetings in company, the fact that he seems to hate her, and some reminiscences and flash backs etc When Elizabeth s nephew falls ill, she panics and says ...

  3. Possibly the least overwrought long separation, big M isunderstanding HRs out there none of the revenge nonsense that many of the other ones typically employ but is still true to its type, which is wh...

  4. 2.5 stars.Sigh I hate to rate this book as low as I do because really, it is not a bad book But it is definitely an infuriating one I give Balogh a bit of a pass because this is one of her early books.The book starts in a smallish village where a Miss Elizabeth Rossiter is the governess companion of a beautiful young lady The village is abuzz because the owner of he largest, most prosperous property is coming for a stay and is bringing some sophisticated friends from London As is usual in t 2.5 stars.Sigh I hate to rate this book as low as I do because really, it is not a bad book But it is definitely an infuriating one I give Balogh a bit of a pass because this is one of her early books.The book starts in a smallish village where a Miss Elizabeth Rossiter is the governess companion of a beautiful young lady The village is abuzz because the owner of he largest, most prosperous property is coming for a stay and is bring...

  5. Loved this one Very fun read I don t want to give too much away because it would ruin the story Elizabeth and Robert have a past They have not seen each other in 6 years Elizabeth s heart was broken by him and she has spent the last 6 years trying to hide and avoid society ...

  6. Very unbelievable Since the backstory is told through a series of rather annoying flashbacks, it wasn t until the end that I realized just how far fetched the premise really was I mean, I can understand...

  7. This is one of the first books from M Balogh and the writing style is somewhat inspired by J Austen.The story is about a big misunderstanding which makes no sense to us the modern reader but seen in the light of how people acted in those time s it makes perfectly sense Not my favorite...

  8. Mary Balogh is usually a can t miss author for me, but this one fell a little short of the mark A Chance Encounter tells of two young lovers, the impoverished but titled Robert, and the genteel Elizabeth, who fall in love and marry without family approval Events that is, the evil uncle and father conspire against them, and they are apart for six years, thinking the other person has abandoned them.This one should really be titled The Great Misunderstanding Truly a good conversation, Mary Balogh is usually a can t miss author for me, but this one fell a little short of the mark A Chance Encounter tells of two young lovers, the impoverished but titled Robert, and the genteel Elizabeth, who fall in love and marry without family approval Events that is, the evil uncle and father conspire agains...

  9. This is early Mary Balogh and shows great promise for her longer form novels It s a quick read because of length and because it pulls you into the dilemmas and s of those times The hero and heroine come face to face after being violently in love in the past The scene is in the country but their relationship dates back to six years earlier during a London season.A mere governess and a titled noble can t escape their pasts and that past comes to light in an interesting way.Really enjoyed th This is early Mary Balogh and shows great promise for her longer form novels It s a q...

  10. Chance Encounter by Mary Balogh 1985The book I read was an old Culpeper County Library hardcover copy from Culpeper, VA Isn t the cover unique.It is hard to review this book without putting spoilers in everywhere because as you read, Mary Balogh throws in information about the past that enlightens the reader.I will try now not to ruin this book for you but give you the basics.Mr Mainwaring has inherited Ferndale Manor from his uncle and has decided to take up residency and will be bringing f Chance Encounter by Mary Balo...