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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Courting Julia Book Summary and Study Guide

While four of her male cousins appear eager to wed her for the estate, her grandfather’s heir, Daniel, immediately states that he would never marry her. Clara is not deceived for a moment, but she encourages him anyway as bslogh once she wants to possess something beautiful in her life. It’s the first that really feels like a Balogh novel.

Julia feels betrayed by cokrting only grandfather she ever knew, and she hates the changes that mray will makes to her comfortable relationships with her maey. While this isn’t admirable behavior, Balogh makes it realistic and believable. Balogh’s usual standards as far as content is concerned.

In Courting Julia, Freddie breaks Julia’s trust and acts despicably toward her. View all 16 comments. This is the first Mary Balogh that I did not like at all. Later explanations for his beliefs, while fair, did not justify his treatment of Julia in the first half and it made it hard to truly enjoy this book.

Daniel, the H, 3. Julia Maynard was orphaned and raised lovingly by her stepmother’s father. Preview — Courting Julia by Mary Balogh. The Second Time Around. Lists with This Book. As ever the period and place details are spot on – no chipmunks in English woods or seaside resorts in Surrey or references to people or books or courtinng or inventions that were actually unknown at the time.


Jan 24, Crystal rated it really liked it Shelves: The Suitor Short Story. The hero of Dancing with Clara book is Freddie, one of Julia’s male cousins who is eager to marry her in this book. Sep 30, Tracy DeNeal rated it it was amazing.

Please review your cart. Class Ebook Editions Ltd. She’s at the centre everything that happens, including the minor storylines, because she’s by nature a sociable, feisty and adventurous young heroine.

It was ccourting good reread, but I think I’m most looking forward to the third book of the trilogy which my library back then did not have.

Courting Julia (Sullivan, #1) by Mary Balogh

Julia knows it’s safer to be sensible, but how can she resist the rapturous courtlng she feels for Frederick? Four Weddings and a Sixpence. I’m very pleased that I have read Rating: Jul 11, Delia Aguipo rated it liked it.

Courting Julla Mary Balogh April 4, The Viscount Needs a Wife. Sometimes she’s annoying but it’s impossible to dislike her because she was such a sweet and kind individual. Very entertaining and I had to keep going until I finished. A Matter of Class. I am courtign sorry to see it promulgated in one o This is the first Mary Balogh that I did not like at all.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Enjoyable historical romance set in England with excellent writing. My only criticism was that in the Kindle ebook, jilia word “I” was often typed with a number 1 – especially the latter chapters – the publisher should check this. Freddie struggles to overcome his gambling addiction and his shame over the mry he perpetrated against Clara, and she struggles to overcome her physical handicaps and low self-esteem.


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.

But Daniel’s insistence for the entire first half if not more? Even her regency romances are normally rather steamy.

Courting Julia

The heroine, Julia Maynard, was a sweet, carefree, likeable young woman who dreamed of a marriage filled with love. I’m looking forward to reading more of these older books as the author releases them.

Will honor permit them to speak the heart’s truth before it is too late?

There was no sex in this novel but the author included quite a few passionate make out scenes in the latter half of the story and it was wonderful to see the way Daniel unravelled in Julia’s arms: I enjoyed this book very much! Too Wilde to Wed. A Gentleman Never Tells.

Courting Julia (Sullivan, book 1) by Mary Balogh

What follow is a charming little story that focuses on the heroine’s attempts to choose a husband from among these men. He didn’t know what to do with her and he was ashamed of the passion that he felt whenever she was near.

This jjulia ended up being a 3 star rating but the author salvaged my opinion of Daniel by explaining, in detail, why he’d grown into such an unhumorous man.