Simply Love by Mary Balogh

Simply Love by Mary Balogh is the second book in the Simply Quartet Series. Preceded by Simply Unforgettable and followed by Simply Magic and Simply Perfect. This was my favourite book in the series. Although, when I’m writing this, I haven’t started reading the last one.
See here the other books I’ve reviewed by her, including the ones in this series.

Simply Love by Mary Balogh

Anne Jewell is a teacher at Miss Martin’s School for Girls. The school is a genteel academy in Regency England, where, amazingly she was accepted as a teacher with her son, despite being Miss Jewell. In a holiday in Wales, she meets Sydnam, a steward and a war scarred veteran. I knew both of them from other books, one about his brother and another one about an acquaintance of hers.

Their story is amazing. Sydnam was tortured in war. He returned with life-changing injuries and many scars. Her story is sad too, before being a school teacher. They found a way to heal each other and that was what made this book so beautiful. Is still light and fun, as any regency romance novel should be, but it is a very special novel.

Simply Love by Mary Balogh

Details about the picture: 19th century England, so scones with homemade jam, clotted cream and only appropriate, served with Earl Grey tea. Beside an Wedgwood vase.
My rating: 5/5 Stars.
Would I recommend it: Yes!
Published by: Piatkus
Year it was published: 2007 (the first edition in 2006)
Format: Paperback
Genre(s): Fiction. Regency
Pages: 373

About the author:
Mary Jenkins was born in Swansea, Wales. After University, in 1960s, she moved to Canada, where she was a high school teacher. She got married to the Canadian Robert Balogh and they had three children. Besides writing, she also loves music, knitting, watching tennis and curling.

Mary Balogh started writing as a hobby, in the evenings. Her first book, A Masked Deception, a Regency love story, was published in 1985. After 20 years of teaching, in 1988, she retired from teaching to pursue her dream to write full-time. She has written more than seventy novels and almost thirty novellas since then. Her best known series are the New York Times bestselling ‘Slightly’ sextet and ‘Simply’ quartet. She has won numerous awards, including Bestselling Historical of the Year from the Borders Group. Her novel Simply Magic was a finalist in the Quill Awards. She has won seven Waldenbooks Awards and two B. Dalton Awards for her bestselling novels, as well as a Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award.
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