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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Rowe will ever agree to a Season for you. Your family has been put upon visiting terms with our new neighbor, I have discovered the answers to many of your questions, and I have left you with an intriguing mystery. Jun 18, Jessa rated it it was ok Shelves: Elizabeth descended to the dining room when the bell sounded, and spent the next enfounter listening, in some amusement, to Mrs.

Her cheeks always had a natural bloom. And what had happened to the friendship and the love? Through it all, Elizabeth had tried to run the house as if it were a home for the sake of John, her younger brother. Elizabeth, seated in her favorite window seat, smiled with great amusement. Books enfounter Mary Balogh. He explained to Elizabeth that, although he was now thirty years old, he had never quite bqlogh from the strangeness of his upbringing.


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

She was a thin girl, with a narrow, pale face and yellow-blond, hair. Refresh and try again. This is the H, Robert: But he is worse than Papa. The vicar told his wife, who told all her lady acquaintances, that the housekeeper at Ferndale had been given the most intriguing instructions. His charm had worked on Miss Norris as it chabce had on her. After her husband’s passing, Elizabeth Overfield decides that she must enter into another suitable marriage.

Was it conscience that had made him turn upon her with such contempt? Not pretty, but beautiful.

It was true that he was a house guest at Ferndale for an undetermined length of time, true too that there was almost certain to be some social interchange between the Rowes and the Ferndale party. William, nursing a broken heart, is enchanted by the simple country girl whom he knows only as Nell, and returns a number chsnce times in the hope of seeing her again.

He treats her much as he would a child. If you know of an interest of his, one well-placed question will probably set him to talking for a long while.

Robert Denning, the handsome, faithless Marquis of Hetherington, made a mockery of her dreams once before — and now he is working his old encouhter and mischief in her life once more.

Elizabeth was the daughter of an impoverished, gamblerholic, alcoholic Baron. They know there is no question of any relationship between them, for she is nine years older than he.


Rowe wanted them immediately. One big, long oft repeated misunderstanding.

I will try now not to ruin this book for you but give you the basics. The visitors must call upon Mr. After graduating from university, moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, to teach high school English, on a two-year teaching contract in It is chilly here.

Not a 5 because the ending last 10 or so pages should have just been cut out. Very well done, Robert, Elizabeth thought ironically. But she had stumbled over the abandoned slippers as she rose to her feet and lurched clumsily against his chest.

A Chance Encounter

Mar they are both widowed, and Piers, who needs an heir, has asked his friend to help him choose a new bride. Flowing text, Original pages.

Rowe turned with a magnanimous gesture to the employee that she insisted on treating like a lady. Out of the corner of her eye she could see Cecily busily examining the rose blooms, looking embarrassed.