Synopses & Reviews
New York Times
bestselling author Mary Balogh returns to the elegance and sensuality of Regency England as she continues the enthralling story of four remarkable women-friends and teachers at Miss Martins School for Girls. At the center of this spellbinding novel is Anne Jewell, a teacher haunted by a scandalous past…until she meets a man who teaches her the most important lesson of all: nothing is simple when it comes to love.…
She spies him in the deepening dusk of a Wales evening-a lone figure of breathtaking strength and masculinity, his handsome face branded by a secret pain. For single mother and teacher Anne Jewell, newly arrived with her son at a sprawling estate in Wales on the invitation of an influential friend, Sydnam Butler is a man whose sorrows-and passions-run deeper than she could have ever imagined.
As steward of a remote seaside manor, Sydnam lives a reclusive existence far from the pity and disdain of others. Yet almost from the moment Anne first appears on the cliffs, he senses in this lovely stranger a kindred soul, and between these two wary hearts, desire stirs. Unable to resist the passion that has rescued them both from loneliness, Anne and Sydnam share an afternoon of exquisite lovemaking. Now the unwed single mother and war-scarred veteran must make a decision that could forever alter their lives. For Sydnam, it is a chance to heal the pain of the past. For Anne, it is the glorious promise of a future with the man who will dare her to reveal her deepest secrets…before she can give him all her heart.
In the sequel to Simply Unforgettable, Anne Jewell, a favorite teacher at Miss Martin's School for Girls, is forced to confront the tragedies of the past in order to build a new life for herself and her son, after she meets Sydnam Butler, a quiet and gentle hero of the Peninsular Wars. Reprint.
In Miss Martin's School for Girls, a genteel academy in Regency England, Simply Unforgettable established a luscious backdrop for Mary Balogh's enthralling storytelling. Now, Simply Love introduces Anne Jewel, a favorite teacher who must confront the disturbing tragedy that gave her a beautiful son but locked her heart away. While on holiday in Wales, Anne meets Sydnam Butler, a quiet hero of the Peninsula Wars. Gentle but courageous, he is unlike any man Anne has ever encountered. But he too carries scars from a difficult past. When Anne returns to Miss Martin's, she makes a surprising discovery and feels she must test Sydnam's love. Their passion becomes a showdown between long-buried fears and the dreams that sparkle in their eyes
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 Man’s Mistress, More than a Mistress,
and One Night for Love.
She is also the author of Simply Unforgettable
, the first in her dazzling quartet of novels set at Miss Martin’s School for Girls. A former teacher herself, she grew up in Wales and now lives in Canada.
From the Hardcover edition.