“Mary Balogh has masterfully woven a romantic tale of the importance of A Secret Affair will not disappoint, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the “secrets ”. Born a commoner, Hannah Reid has been Duchess of Dunbarton since she was nineteen years old. Now her husband is dead and, more beautiful than ever at. 26 May Mary Balogh closes out her Huxtable series on an oddly uneven note with A Secret Affair. At her strongest moments, she brings readers the.

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In the Huxtable series it is Constantine, the illegitimate son whose parents married 2 days too late thus costing jary his inheritance.

The Duchess of Dunbarton. It’s nice to catch up with them and learn what’s happened over the years. May 18, Pages. To afffair other readers questions about A Secret Affairplease sign up.

I know some readers don’t like Balogh’s habit of bringing all the characters from a series together in the finale, but I think she manages to accomplish her reunions within the bounds of credibility. I love, love, love this book!

They know they’re distantly related to the titled branch of the family, but when the holder of the title dies A Secret Affair is the closing book for the Huxtable quintet, and tells the story of one of balofh most intriguing characters in the series.

This was another audiobook for me which is in keeping with this series for me — I’ve only listened to the books for this series.


The Duchess of Dunbarton picks him to be her lover for precisely these reasons, but she’s in for a surprise. Jun 06, Katharina rated it liked it.

A Secret Affair (Huxtable Quintet, #5) by Mary Balogh

To the shock of a conventional friend, she announces her intention to take a lover—and not just any lover, bslogh the most dangerous and delicious man in all of upper-class England: Naturally, she intentionally shows up late and affiar his door locked.

Delicious chemistry crackled between combatants. Balogh has this nice trick of articulating things in this way and then painting subtle changes in the feelings of her characters by layering change upon change, but in this book it was a bit too much.

And maey already chosen her man: Somehow, he was a changed man by the end of the book; although, I liked that he was view spoiler [rewarded for his philanthropic endeavors with a title he more than deserved hide spoiler ]. However, the author then starts retreating into all sorts of old familiar, overused romance motifs.

Likewise the mystery contained in Con’s “rumored” life versus the realities of his life were also exemplary MB writing Wonderful way to end the series! Books two through four I was able to get with ILL through the public library, but this book was too new.

Read it Forward Read it first. But I could ‘go with the flow’ on this one. Listening to it was great.


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She chooses the devil himself: That said, it was feeling like most “addictions” to me; it took more and more “concentration” the drug of choice in this instance on my part to convince myself I felt the story and characters had “depth. No one was shallow.

I liked Balogh’s handling of this c I’ve been waiting for Con’s story since I read the first Huxtable book, and Sefret did not disappoint me. Well, readers might well wonder if this novel should have been titled The Huxtables go to Crazytown.

A Secret Affair

Rumored to be living the easy life of a sensualist on his country estate, he always chooses recent widows for his short-lived affairs. Trivia About A Secret Affair The motif of appearances vs. I simply affiar, hate, hate the “And Baby Makes Three” epilogues that so many authors seem to feel obligated to add. And though I respect Balogh for writing characters with flaws — Hannah is vain, imperious and plays games — I wish she would come up with a more original and kary way of redeeming them than secret philanthropy.

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