Simply Perfect by Mary Balogh

The last book in the Simply Quartet Series is Simply Perfect by Mary Balogh. The first three are Simply Unforgettable, Simply Love, and Simply Magic. See here the other books I’ve reviewed by her, including the ones in this series.

Simply Perfect by Mary Balogh

Headmaster at Miss Martin’s School. She should have known that the father of a marquess is a duke. Can’t seem to grasp how something that simple escapes a 19th century headteacher. The first 100 to 120 pages of the book I didn’t like her at all. If I didn’t know the style of Mary Balogh, I would have stopped reading it. Claudia is an annoying character, constantly talking about how great the charity girls are and how conceit are the aristocrats. Even though, her school has an anonymous benefactor that might be an aristocrat (it is).

Because Joseph is a marquess, then he must be horrible. Despite he helping her a lot, she seems rude and unpleasant. I did like Joseph and, after he tells her his secret, their love story is wonderful. She finally becomes a lovely lady. I think the novel is well written and I did enjoy it. The last 200+ pages made me like the book so much that I gave it a 4 stars.

Simply Perfect by Mary Balogh

Details about the picture: Scones, tea, clotted cream and homemade strawberry jam. All the things that would have been enjoyed at that time.
My rating: 4/5 Stars.
Would I recommend it: Yes.
Published by: Piatkus
Year it was published: 2007
Format: Paperback
Genre(s): Fiction. Regency
Pages: 343

About the author:
Mary was born in Wales in 1944. After graduating from University in 1960s, she moved to Canada. There 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. 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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