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Trial By Desire Kindle Edition
About the Author
Mary was fortunate to be young at a time when there was employment in almost any field. She wanted to teach and travel, and moved to Kipling, Saskatchewan, Canada, on a two-year teaching contract. At the end of the first year she had a blind date with a man named Robert Balogh, a tall, sharply dressed, blue-eyed Adonis she found standing in her landlady's kitchen. They were married a little over a year later.
Wanting to be an author was a dream and Mary knew that if she ever wrote, it was that romantic world of Regency England that she most wanted to recreate. And so A Masked Deception was written in longhand at the kitchen table while home and family functioned around her after the supper dishes were done. Finally, at the end of 1983, three months after she had started it, the manuscript was ready to be submitted. But where? And how?
Mary knew nothing about the publishing world and nothing about any writers' organisations. She picked out the publisher she thought did the best job of Regencies, found a Canadian address inside the cover of one of the books, and sent her manuscript there with a brief covering letter. The address turned out to be a distribution centre! But incredibly someone there read the manuscript, liked, it, wrote to Mary and sent it on to New York. Two weeks later she received a call, offering a two-book contract.
And so the dream became reality. A Masked Deception was published in 1985 and Mary won the Romantic Times Award for best new Regency writer that year. Finally, in 1988, she was able to retire from teaching after twenty years in order to devote time to her dream career. And as the children grew up and left home and empty bedrooms behind them, Mary was able to set up a study and surround herself with all of her books and finest treasures. Please visit Mary at her website above. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B006MAZ8J0
- Publisher : Mira (1 December 2010)
- Language: : English
- File size : 1259 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 302 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 262,790 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Not enjoying this one very much, not as much character depth as in her other series. In fact I haven't really enjoyed the Carhart series very much at all, I'd personally just read her other books and give this one a miss.