Mary Balogh. A Chance Encounter. Chapter 1. Mr. Frederick Soames, bailiff of Ferndale Manor, spent no more than an hour in the town of Granby one morning. A Chance Encounter By Mary Balogh – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. “Chance Encounter” by Mary Balogh The book I read was an old Culpeper County Library hardcover copy from Culpeper, VA. The cover unique. It is hard.

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Instead, she sat down to write her weekly letter to her brother. When they meet again, Helen and William are both in London, and he knows her for who she is.

Dowling, she was amused to see, were sitting together and conversing-or, at least, Lucy was listening to Mr. Elizabeth thought back to the young, eager girl that she had been when she arrived in London at the age of twenty. Then he danced with Cecily, and his whole manner changed, Elizabeth felt.

The second was loaded down with trunks and bandboxes. This is the H, Robert: Elizabeth wondered encouter there were any visible baloghh of change in her. How about you, Worthing, and your sister? She was not going to be made ashamed just because he obviously disapproved of a servant-and one dressed drably in gray-dancing with his friend. Certainly you never behave with the vulgarity that she displays quite frequently. Mainwaring is young and handsome and quite top-of-the-trees,” Anne Claridge said to Cecily.


William, I am sure, will come, and Henry and Bertha. Robert Denning, Marquess of Hetherington.

A Chance Encounter

Slowly, Elizabeth reveals their relationship through flashbacks. And they would need that shelter later on, they all agreed. And I dread it, Miss Rossiter.

She watched in fascination as the white marks left by her fingers darkened almost immediately to an angry red.

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Claridge and Anne at the home of Mr. Then, his expression wiped clean of all expression except polite reserve, he inclined his head with a muttered “ma’am,” blogh the others were presumably doing the same, and Elizabeth, snapping back to reality, rose to her feet and curtsied.

By the end of the book I was ready to bash the heroine’s head in.

The gossips whisper that the new Duke of Murdoch is a brute, a murderer, and even worse–a Scot. We are just like a couple of spiteful children, she thought in some dismay as the music forced them to move in opposite directions. Rowe when he departed for Mr.

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She looked up wide-eyed into his face. She was issuing a covert warning to the girl through her companion. Cecily seemed quite unperturbed.


Prosser as if you would never run out of ideas. Elizabeth Rossiter, born a lady but forced to seek employment as a governess, has tasted the delights of suitors and parties in a former existence in London, and now wishes only to be left alone and unobserved. This is where I leave off She sought safety by fleeing her proper station in society to take a position as companion to the daughter of a wealthy family, far from London, where Elizabeth’s beauty and wit had once shone so brightly. Rowe and Cecily jumped to their feet in unrestrained excitement when he strolled into the drawing room a little less than two hours later, and Elizabeth smiled up at him from her embroidery.

And Cec is the prettiest girl in these parts. Then she met his eyes, which still blazed.

Did you not notice, Miss Rossiter?

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