Courting Julia By Mary Balogh – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. When Julia’s rich stepfather died, his legacy drew suitors to Julia like bees to honey. Yet for all the practical men who offered their hands, none could make her . When Julia Maynard’s step-grandfather died, he leaves her his beautiful estate home on the condition that one of his five nephews marries her within a month.

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They all court her and offer her marriage—all, that is, except Daniel, the new earl, who has always disapproved of Julia’s wild ways just as she had always despised his stuffiness. He had possessed many women, and had taken several of them with an energetic lust. She seems to have updated her approach to writing an antihero or a rogue love interest, and I do jary that’s great.

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Jan 24, Crystal rated it really liked it Shelves: Yes No Thanks for your feedback! I’m exceedingly pleased that they are not coming available through e-books. Paperbackpages. More to the point, will she accept if he does? She also enjoys watching tennis and curling.

Although I don’t usually care for blame-the-heroine behavior, Balogh constructs the hero’s childhood in a way that allows readers to see that in “blaming” the heroin While I really enjoyed this older trad, I suspect that the hero’s behavior will really irritate some readers.

Over the years, I’ve noted there were many novels by Mary Balogh that were unavailable. The H had been courting a debutante during the London season but his interaction with that lady had been platonic.

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It is an ideal, rarely achieved in reality because we are all selfish and imperfect beings. He’s cold, haughty, dislikes having fun, is always concerned about his image as the new Earl of Beaconswood and takes himself too seriously.

All in all an enjoyable read. This did not bother me as it normally would, mostly because I have read the books that come after this one and was eager to see how the balkgh began. Piers Westhaven and Alice Penhallow have always been close friends, even during their marriages to other partners.

Okay honestly I’m still in the middle of it but the end is a foregone conclusion. Mary Balogh also redeemed him at the end by turning him into a happier and more light hearted individual who finally accepted that he balogy to have jlia sort of balance in his life.

Courting Julia (Sullivan, book 1) by Mary Balogh

She’s reluctant to marry any of them because she’s not attracted to them except for Daniel but she’s also scared of ending up with her hateful relatives who live in the north of England. It sounds exactly like the plot of Georgette Heyer’s Cotillion, but in fact it’s most similar to Balogh’s Simply Dangerous.

While I really enjoyed this older jukia, I suspect that the hero’s behavior will really irritate some readers. The Heart of Christmas.

Courting Julia by Mary Balogh – FictionDB

Courting Julia by Mary Balogh. While Julia is normally a circumspect young lady, it seems that on every occasion that she lets her decorum slip, Daniel is there to witness her lack of proper deportment.

Perhaps it is because Balogh’s pen is more modern although, I don’t mind sexual tension. Julia, the heroine, is the shining star of this novel.

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He could learn to have more fun, she could learn not to be so impulsive. Mary Balogh started writing in the evenings as a hobby. The Secret of My Seduction. And I will read more her romances because her books ar It was a nice Regency romance, with a little humor, banter between main heroes and amusing characters.


It almost made me think that Ms. Virtually everything he says consists of slut shaming the heroine and blaming her for his feelings and actions. Giles Fairhaven, Viscount Kincade, does not believe his life can get much worse after his purse is stolen at an inn before he has paid his bill and then he is set upon by three ruffians in the inn yard before he can leave.

He’s furious with himself for a perceived loss of control, and takes it out on her. Daniel fights it more than Julia because he’s already picked out an insipid, “suitable” debutante to whom he’d been on the verge of proposing. I’m very pleased that I have read more of this author’s later books to know that her works evolved to greater heights beyond these earlier publishings.

More so, for Daniel being an absolute ass. I am very sorry to see it promulgated in one o This is the first Mary Balogh that I did not like at all. Now they are both widowed, and Piers, who needs an heir, has asked his friend to help him choose a new bride.

To someone who has no idea what is on his mind, like Juliahe comes across as a stuffy, supercilious man who I dearly want to slap. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. I also feel that this is the Julia lives with her step grandpa after her parents die; she’s happy, a little cokrting, outgoing and independent.

Jun 02, Patti Irwin rated it really liked it. He has always been very vocal in his disapproval of Julia. To ask other readers questions about Courting Juliaplease sign up. When Mayr came back to it, however, and kept reading, it picked up and became more interesting, more romantic.