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In anticipation of the enticing third book in the Mistress trilogy, The Secret Mistress, here are never-before-published scenes from More than a Mistress and No Man’s Mistress -- plus Mary Balogh’s new epilogue for the series.JOCELYN AND JANE: Three new scenes—“The Proposal,” “The Wedding,” and “Return to Acton Park”—spark more fiery passion from charmingly arrogant JocelyIn anticipation of the enticing third book in the Mistress trilogy, The Secret Mistress, here are never-before-published scenes from More than a Mistress and No Man’s Mistress -- plus Mary Balogh’s new epilogue for the series.JOCELYN AND JANE: Three new scenes—“The Proposal,” “The Wedding,” and “Return to Acton Park”—spark more fiery passion from charmingly arrogant Jocelyn and spirited Jane.FERDINAND AND VIOLA: Two unpublished scenes—“The Wedding” and “Home to Pinewood Manor”—prove once again that this unlikely but perfect couple is made for each other.THE REUNION: FIVE YEARS LATER:Enjoy a brand-new chapter that reunites readers with all three Dudley couples and their children and answers every fan’s biggest question: What happened after the last page was turned?The enchanting prequel to the Mistress series! Readers got to know madcap Angeline and straitlaced Edward through the romantic adventures of the Dudley brothers. But Angeline and Edward have their own story of passion to tell in The Secret Mistress....

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now a bride Reviews

  • willaful
    2019-02-23 02:07

    A collection of vignettes related to Balogh's "Mistress" series. The previously cut sections from More Than a Mistress had some meat to them, but the mirroring scenes written for No Man's Mistress and the epilogue for the series were pretty blah. A pleasant nough read if you're a fan of the series, but I'm glad I borrowed it from the library.

  • OLT
    2019-03-07 01:53

    Reading this is like sitting next to a garrulous, doting grandmother on an airplane flight. This is a must-read only for die-hard Balogh fans and epilogue lovers. Those who have a low threshold for boredom and honest-to-gosh wholesomeness, stay away. We're supplied with a few chapters cut from the first two MISTRESS books, about Jocelyn and Ferdinand, and by reading them, we see why the editors suggested cutting them in the first place, but for a true Balogh fan they could be an interesting read. Then we get an epilogue to all 3 MISTRESS books, including the most recent THE SECRET MISTRESS. It takes place maybe 5 years after Ferdinand and Viola's wedding. (They're the last couple to marry.) Here you get yourself up to date on how many children everyone has, how happy they all are and how wholesome their lives are. It's like a Hallmark card or a Christmas newsletter from an annoying friend or relative but many fans will like it.But for me, this should not have cost even 99 cents. This is all stuff that, as one reviewer on Amazon said, should have been supplied for free on Balogh's website. Maybe she's needing to accumulate money for her old age. One very seldom finds a nice bargain price on a Balogh book, even for Kindle.

  • Chumchum_88
    2019-03-06 06:10

    This was a nice short glimpse on the whole series by the author.-It was nice to view some scenes from the original manuscript that weren't included in the published version.-Also I have to admit i'm from the later category the author mentioned regarding epilogues, I love them.That's why it was nice to see all the three siblings together with their spouses happy and with their children.

  • Lady Wesley
    2019-03-21 01:16

    Lovely little update and epilogue to the Mistress books.

  • Nhi Nguyễn
    2019-02-24 23:54

    I have a bad reading habit, which is reading the novella(s) of a book series before finishing the book(s) that precede those novellas. Maybe because I was so pumped up, so eager to figure out how happily ever after the characters I came to love in the novels were actually living. And, in this case, my bad reading habit stayed the same, which led to the fact that I finished reading this novella even when I haven't finished reading the first book in the "Mistress" trilogy :D And I must say it satisfied my hunger for more Dudleys' stories somehow ^^ Out of the three stories presented in this book, I loved the story of Jocelyn and Jane the most (of course, since I'm reading the novel about their romance right now :D). The proposing scene, the wedding scene, especially the coming-back-to-Acton-Park scene, really touched my heart. About Ferdinand and Viola's story, I'm not sure I liked it, since I haven't read the novel about their romance yet. And the final story, happening 5 years later when the three Dudleys gathered together with their children, was a sweet note for readers like me who longs to know about how many children my favorite characters eventually had :D. Still, the story was not actually a story, just some conversations and stated facts, so I didn't find it so enjoyable for my taste. Anyway, this is still a decent read from Ms. Balogh who never ceases to amaze me :))

  • Ana
    2019-03-06 22:07

    It's a good addition to the series.I enjoyed the 3 scenes about Jocelyn and Jane. I liked their book More Than a Mistress, and these snippets completed the story of their love. Especially the first two, the Proposal and the Wedding. I remember reading the book and being confused about the jump. I kept turning the pages expecting to find a missing chapter in which there would be an explanation. These stories filled in the blanks and I'm thankful for that.The two stories about Ferdinand and Viola were OK, but since I didn't actually read their book No Man's Mistress, I wasn't interested in them. I have no idea why I didn't read it since I distinctly remember the beginning, but anyway, to somebody who did read it the stories would hold deeper meaning.The epilogue was nice. I like the fact that we met the children (especially those of Angela and Edward, since they had some problems), and that we caught a glimpse of their lives after the respective HEAs. :-)Rating:4 stars

  • Carrie Olguin
    2019-03-15 04:02

    DNF. I skimmed the pages seeking a story, but instead all I found were author notes and missing/alternate scenes from her books.When I purchase a DVD, I like the extras cause I can watch them right after I've watched the movie.But a book full of deleted scenes from books I read months or even years earlier? It takes too much brain power to remember the story, let alone notice the difference between the old a new material.Hey, publishers! This idea of a book loaded with odds and ends just doesn't work for me.And then to say it's a short story? What short story? Where? Must have been really, really short if it was stuffed in the middle of the words pervious thrown out as not good enough the first time around.

  • Janet
    2019-02-28 22:03

    I challenge anyone to match me book for book on my love and knowledgeable of every single word Balogh has ever written but this book of epilogues didn't do it for me. I actually bless the editor who cut the scene between Jane and Jocelyn in More than a Mistress -- she was right, it made the book stronger. It was fun to catch up but there weren't any new information or insights.

  • Carolyn
    2019-03-23 05:01

    FYI. These are missing and/or additional chapters from More Than a Mistress and No Man's Mistress. If you enjoyed the books, which I did, you will be happy to read the scenes the author left out from both books. However, it is obvious to me that the publisher is just downright greedy to charge money for these few pages.

  • Sarah
    2019-03-20 04:06

    Nice follow up with favorite characters.

  • pmatch1104
    2019-02-23 01:53

    This was an interesting short novella with missing chapters from the Mistress series.

  • Sheila Melo
    2019-02-26 04:08

    Content is Included in THE SECRET MISTRESSNOW A BRIDE is a collection of additional material for The Mistress Trilogy. This material is also included is the ebook version of THE SECRET MISTRESS. There is no need to purchase this separately. I thought that the best additions were the excised materials from MORE THAN A MISTRESS. When Balogh originally wrote that book there were additional scenes once Jane and Jocelyn decided to marry. In editing it was decided to remove those scenes. I believe that these scenes add much to the love story.There are additional new scenes written for NO MAN'S MISTRESS that mirror those from MORE THAN A MISTRESS. Also, there is a new epilogue for the entire series that gives a glimpse of the happy couples. I enjoyed these and for fans of the series, it is a great supplement. It is required that the main novels be read first because these are merely supplemental scenes that do not stand in their own.

  • Melanie
    2019-03-15 01:00

    If you're like me, and you want to read three new scenes from Jocelyn and Jane's story ("The Proposal," "The Wedding," and "Return to Acton Park"), two unpublished scenes ("The Wedding" and "Home to Pinewood Manor") of Ferdinand and Viola's story and the reunion that takes place five years later, you'll get it. There was no way I was going to pass on this offer. I was very glad she gave us, her diehard fans, these extra chapters of the books that will stay with me for a long time. It was so nice to revisit this loving family and catch up with everyone. For some, it may be lacking, but for me, it was pure indulgence to find out how they are and finally I was able to say a proper goodbye to Dudley's. Melanie

  • Doreen
    2019-02-27 06:01

    This short books consists of edited-out excerpts from Nobody's Mistress and More Than a Mistress, plus an epilogue finishing off the story of the trilogy.I can see more or less why the scenes from More Than a Mistress were removed from the final version. There would be no tension to the final denouement if we knew what had happened in the intervening few days. It is nice though to have the option of reading them as an addendum. The same goes for Nobody's Mistress. To be honest the books is only for those committed fans of Mary Balogh's books. There is no actual story here. However, it is a cheap read and satisfies any curiosity you may have about the missing scenes.

  • Kaetrin
    2019-03-16 03:14

    Not so much a story as a collection of deleted scenes and a series epilogue. The latter did not really add anything meaningful to the story. and I'm not sure the deleted scenes did either - I think Balogh's editor was right in the first book as it turned out (although it is interesting to see the impact of good editing on a story). However, it was nice enough to revisit the characters. I am definitely looking forward to the new book however - how will Balogh make the pieces fit? I trust her to do it though.

  • Lexy Harper
    2019-03-06 01:06

    Though I'm not one of those readers who need to know what happens after the happy couple kiss and ride off into the sunset, I bought this because I enjoyed the Dudleys' stories and wanted any further information that was available. Some readers have expressed disappointment with the contents of this book, but it delivers on its promise in the blurb.

  • Teacher1209
    2019-03-06 00:57

    This was a sweet supplement to the Dudleys Series, I enjoyed reading about some of the missing moments and the future epilogue. I'm looking forward to the third book in the series, Angelines story when it is published next month.

  • Angela Montgomery
    2019-03-09 06:21

    This book consists of no more than a few extra chapters that had been edited out from her previous novels. Don't waste your money. The chapters don't even elucidate the stories or develop the characters further.

  • Amy
    2019-03-04 22:02

    Totally pointless. Unless you've JUST read each of these novels, the "deleted scenes" aren't going to have much relevance. Anyway, this is so short that there is almost no development that hasn't been handled within each of the books. Not recommended.

  • Cindy
    2019-03-12 05:05

    This is actually not a couple of short stories tying up the loose ends of the Mistress series. There are 2 deleted scenes from the first 2 books & a series epilogue. If you dislike epilogues, you might want to skip this. Very short, but satisfying if you liked the series.

  • Kiki
    2019-02-25 22:13

    Simple short story, full of stories that were not in the original series. They were delightful to read.

  • Maureen Kelly
    2019-03-19 04:59

    Just fills in deleted scenes from her previous books. It's not a book in and of itself. Make sure to read the blurb before you buy, or you'll be disappointed.

  • Ani
    2019-02-27 01:55

    Loved the parts from MTAM- shouln't have been cut! Probably relevant since i just finished MTAM- otherwise it's probably not worth it. Didn't care for series epilogue as nothing at all happened.

  • Isabella Oliveira madeira
    2019-03-09 02:19

    Lindo! Rever meus personagens favoritos em cenas perdidas e epílogos é um deleite!

  • Donna
    2019-03-11 05:55

    Great addition to this series. Loved all three books. Balogh remains one of my favourite authors .

  • Madenna U
    2019-03-05 00:54

    A fun grouping of what would be extras on a DVD. The cut scenes and epilogue where a great way to revisit the characters.

  • Tasneem
    2019-02-25 23:56

    Lovely additions to the 'Mistress' collection. It was so sweetly done.

  • Lesleya
    2019-03-03 02:16

    I enjoyed it because it was a continuation of several of Ms. Balogh's novels in case you wondered "whatever happened to..." But if you're looking for a full length read, this is not it.

  • Carla
    2019-03-04 02:16

    I didn't really see the point of this book. I'm disappointed considering I had to pay for it.

  • Dancer
    2019-03-14 21:58

    These are scenes cut from some of Ms. Balogh's titles. Three scenes are cut from her 2000 release of "More Than a Mistress." There are also omitted scenes from "No Man's Mistress."