The Escape by Mary Balogh

The Escape by Mary Balogh is the third book in the Survivor’s Club series. I liked the first two very much and this one didn’t disappoint at all. This is the story of Sir Benedict Harper and Samantha. He was gravely injured in the Napoleonic Wars and, on top of that, his brother died and so inherited a title and fortune he never believed he will. It took years for him to get to the point he is now, but he still needs more time to figure what he wants to do with his life. Samantha McKay is a widow, only a few months before she met Ben her husband died, being injured in the wars too. She is, obviously, not willing to search for a husband, especially one who has such a complicated past, knowing well from her experience how difficult it is.

The Escape by Mary Balogh

Their love story is so wonderful. His disability is presented clearly and without white-washing how difficult it must have been for soldiers to adapt to a life in which they are not able to do anything they want because their bodies don’t allow for it.

Samantha has problems too, from her past to her oppressive in-laws. She needs help and Ben wants to help her. It’s a book worth reading.

The Escape by Mary Balogh

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My rating: 5/5 Stars
Would I recommend it: yes
Published by: Piatkus
Year it was published: 2014
Format: Paperback
Genre(s): Regency
Pages: 352

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.
Website & Social Media Links: marybalogh



4 thoughts on “The Escape by Mary Balogh”

  • The wallpaper sample looks perfect as a background for the book and delicate plate. Lovely photo! I can see why you’re so much involved in this series, I imagine it provides a beautiful escapism after the books you have to read for your studies.

    • Thank you 🙂 Yes, it’s a beautiful escapism indeed. Today I will publish the review for the next book in the series.

  • You really are becoming invested in this series, I did notice the addition of the single candle this time, in keeping with the period! Seriously, you do always display your posts so beautifully, I just don’t know where you get the time to do it all! 🙂 When you think back to all the wars over the years, I wonder how many of those poor men and women suffered from PTSD, only we just didn’t know it. Life away from the battle-zone must have been so difficult for them, almost as bad as being on the front-line in the first place! Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend 🙂

    • I read Mary Balogh’s novels as a teenager and I still love them. This is a new series for me, but it’s very likely I will re-read these books at some point. After reading on wars and sad stories, I need a bit of pick-me-up books like this one.

      Regarding the pictures, I have lots of props, bought over the years, and I like using them. I have 2 small cupboards in the living room filled with props, so I can pick up the one that is suitable. The background is a wallpaper sample, these are so long lasting, this one is 2 years old and still looks pretty good, no scratches or anything.

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