Mary Jenkins, better known by her pen name Mary Balogh, was born and raised in Swansea, Wales, daughter of Mildred "Double", a homemaker, and Arthur Jenkins, a signwriter and painter. She moved to Canada on a two-year teaching contract in 1967 after leaving university. Mary Balogh started writing in the evenings as a hobby. Her first book, A Regency Love Story, was published in 1985 as A Masked Deception under her married name. In 1988, she retired from teaching after 20 years to pursue her dream to write full-time. She has written more than seventy novels and almost thirty novellas since then, including the New York Times bestselling 'Slightly' sextet and 'Simply' quartet. A Secret Affair is the fifth novel in Huxtable Family Quintet. Hannah Reid, Duchess of Dunbarton, has completed her year of mourning for her elderly husband and is in London, strolling in Hyde Park with her friend, Barbara Leavenworth. They are talking about the lover Hannah plans to take, a plan of which Barbara strongly disapproves. And then they see him, Constantine Huxtable, the gentleman Hannah has chosen to be her lover for this year. And she knows just what she wants to do with it. To the shock of a conventional friend, she announces her intention to take a lover, and not just any lover, but the most dangerous and delicious man in all of upper-class England: Constantine Huxtable. Constantine’s illegitimacy has denied him the title of earl, so now he denies himself nothing… You can listen online to free English audiobook “A Secret Affair” by Mary Balogh on our website.