A Chance Encounter (Mainwaring Series #1)

A Chance Encounter (Mainwaring Series #1)

by Mary Balogh

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The news that Ferndale Manor is to be opened again and that its owner, Mr Mainwaring, is both wealthy, handsome and single, could hardly be more exciting for the town of Granby. All except for Elizabeth Rossiter, born a lady but forced to work as a governess, and who now wishes to be left alone.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780708941775
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books, Ltd.
Publication date: 02/28/2000
Series: Mainwaring Series , #1
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Mary Balogh is the New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Slightly novels: Slightly Married, Slightly Wicked, Slightly Scandalous, Slightly Tempted, Slightly Sinful, and Slightly Dangerous, as well as the romances No Mana (TM)s Mistress, More than a Mistress, and One Night for Love. She is also the author of Simply Love, Simply Unforgettable, Simply Magic, and Simply Perfect, her dazzling quartet of novels set at Miss Martina (TM)s School for Girls. A former teacher herself, she grew up in Wales and now lives in Canada.

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Chance Encounter 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read every Balogh book I could get my hands on. This is by far my least favorite. Mary's writing is so much better than this book represents. Mainwairing series??? This book doesn't give that character enough attention and doesn't finish his story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
ReadingGenie More than 1 year ago
"Chance Encounter" by Mary Balogh 1985 The book I read was an old Culpeper County Library hardcover copy from Culpeper, VA. The cover is 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 friends if all the gossip is to be believed. Elizabeth Rossiter is Cecily Rowe's governess-turned companion. She has been with the family for over six years and she is treated more like a family member than a servant. Everyone in the neighborhood is excited for the newcomer's visit and all the mothers (and daughters) are hoping some single men will be among the guests. This part really sounds like Pride and Prejudice to me! Mr. Rowe visits the Mr. Manwaring and the next day Mr Mainwaring and his friends, Mr & Mrs. Prosser and the Marquess of Hetherington come to call. As the guests were being introduced Elizabeth sitting in the corner in the shadows froze ..OH NO OH NO. ItIs Robert she whispers. This is where I leave off... I really enjoyed this story with it's twist toward the end. If you love Mary Balogh's books as much as I do, you will love this story!! Happy Reading!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was not one of her best in my opinion. It rather dragged on and never got to the gist of the story. The title should really be "The Misunderstanding" or "The Disagreement" because the whole story was just a bunch of arguing. Communication was the problem with the stupidity of these characters. Oh well I still love to read all that Mary Balogh has written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mary Balogh is one of my favorite authors and this book doesn't disappoint! It is a wonderfully romantic tale of love gone wrong...how one thing can be misunderstood and the whole world can change. It is delightful! The writing is amazing...the characters are extensive and well thought out. A great read! Not too 'raunchy' either! (I hate those types!)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a bad easy read. As stated it is a digital really issue.