My sincere apologies for the delay in publishing The Scandalous Lady Mercy. Life matters have got in the way. You might like to read my new Regency stories in the interim. I shall bring Lady Mercy to you as soon as I can.
THE EARL AND THE HIGHWAYMAN’S DAUGHTER
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Published 1st September
Eugenia Hawthorne, daughter of a deceitful highwayman, saves the life of the Earl of Trentham after he’s deposited at her door suffering from a bullet wound. Outsmarting her father, the earl takes Eugenia to live in his beautiful country estate, Lilac Court. But what does he really want from her? It seems there’s a mystery attached to an emerald necklace, which he wishes her to wear at a London ball. Could Eugenia be the daughter of a powerful duke, but born on the wrong side of the blanket? Her mother refused to tell her.
As Brendan, Earl of Trentham, works to bring down a hated foe, he and his sister instruct Eugenia in the ways of the ton. She is beautiful and, despite the cloud over her birth, will be desired by many men. Why doesn’t that prospect make him happy?
“The Earl and the Highwayman’s Daughter is indeed a Cinderella story with Eugenia as our young beauty and the Earl as her “prince.” I was delighted to spend a few hours with the characters while they navigated their way through society’s dos and don’ts, all in the name of hope and sweet romance. It didn’t take me long to care about the characters and I was invested to know what would happen to them.” Books & Benches.
Kate Kilgarth, yearning for passion and excitement far from her country village, refuses to marry her childhood best friend, Lord Laurence. But Kate finds excitement right on her doorstep. Lord Broughton has returned from abroad to restore the partly burnt-out Broughton Hall, reigniting an old mystery.
When Kate overhears two plotters, she is determined to save Broughton Hall from murderous foes. She cannot count on Laurie’s help. He has become quite stuffy since he left Cambridge. But can she trust Lord Broughton? And why has the beautiful Frenchwoman, Angelique, come to stay at the Hall?
As Kate falls headlong into love, she risks far more than she intended.
Featured in the Passionate Promises anthology.
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This is an exceptional romance that is full of action, adventure and danger. Set at a fast pace, this tale carries you through the twists and turns and keeps you intrigued with the adventure that Kate is going through. The author did a fabulous job with character buildup and steady dialog. This reader was really impressed with the way this romance has another romance going on, but took nothing away from Kate’s story. A very energetic and fun read.
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THE SEDUCTION OF LADY CHARITY
The Baxendale Sisters Series
Lady Charity Baxendale has long dreamed of becoming a renowned portrait painter. After two significant commissions from esteemed family members, a rakish Scottish baron commissions her to do his portrait, and she feels she is one step closer. When Robin, Lord Stanberry, with whom Charity has had a long friendship, asks her to marry him, she must choose between marriage and her career. She refuses him for he is heir to a dukedom, and Charity fears that not only would she be unsuited to life as a duchess, but also that her burgeoning career might end before it begins. And besides, Robin has made no mention of love.
Due to tragic unforeseen circumstances, Robin is now the Duke of Harwood. Robin feels himself unfitted for such a position. He was perfectly content living as a Viscount in Tunbridge Wells, writing a manuscript on ornithology. He’d hoped to have Charity at his side by the time he took his place at Harwood Castle, for her pragmatic nature and strength of character would be of enormous help to him. Should he have thrown himself at her feet and declared an undying love? Charity would have seen through it, for that was not the sort of friendship they enjoyed. But her refusal has brought him lower than he’d thought possible. Could he change her mind, despite the distance that now lay between them?
Reviewed by ARRA
Lady Charity Baxendale is an artist, and a good one. She is very much beloved by her father, mother and sisters. Charity is also the fourth youngest sister and her father has given up trying to get his daughters to marry who he wants and lets them marry for love.
Robin is Charity’s childhood friend. He is also a Viscount who inherits a dukedom. Before his departure to the dukedom’s seat, Robin proposes to Charity. She rejects him as she feels that he needs time to adjust to being the duke. But there is a glitch in the system when a possible heir turns up. As he is trying to learn more about his new role, he misses Charity, and stops writing her letters to cause some reaction. There is a reaction but not what he expects.
Charity and her family are in the area and visit. Charity hears that Robin is ‘almost’ engaged and decides to back off. Fortunately for Charity her father is in her corner and gives Robin some advice on how to win her.
I like how these stories have developed and the involvement of the whole family in each other’s lives. There are not too many series that do this. It is great to see there is little angst between the sisters and the parents which makes the stories flow. I have really enjoyed these stories and will now have to wait patiently for Mercy’s story.
Enjoy an excerpt:
Book One The Baxendale Sisters
Nominated for the BTS Red Carpet Book Review Awards
Freedom. That’s all Lady Honor Baxendale wants—for her sisters and for herself. Honor has a bold plan to become financially independent, using a skill she learned at her father’s knee. She seeks the help of a solicitor and is pleased with her choice…as long as she can resist the solicitor himself.
Lord Edward Winborne has been happy to come to the aid of his four sisters in the past. But when a neighbor’s daughter, Lady Honor Baxendale, requests his help for a dangerous scheme she has in mind, he feels it his duty to dissuade her. When that fails, he wants to protect her, and then somehow finds he wants to do more. Much more.
DIARY OF A PAINTED LADY
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In Victorian England, two powerful men desire the beautiful artist’s model Giovanna Russo. One is enchanted by her and decides to make her his mistress. The other wants her dead.
When Gina’s diary is discovered in a book shop over a century later, the murderer of her step-father, renowned pre-Raphaelite artist, Milo Russo, is revealed.
During the making of the movie, PAINTED LADY, based on the diary, Dylan Shaw and Astrid LeClair discover the meaning of true love.
SEVEN NIGHTS OF SIN
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Praise for Maggi Andersen
THE RELUCTANT MARQUESS : “Readers will love the delightful tale of love in an arranged marriage. As troubles buffet the new couple and their love is tested, readers will be rooting for them to make it through. Entertainment At Its Best—A Quick And Charming Story!”– RT BOOK REVIEWS THE FOLLY AT FALCONBRIDGE HALL: The author deserves high praise for her ability to capture the reader’s attention and engage one in both the mystery and the romance of this delightful story!” -Margaret Faria InD’Tale Magazine A BARON IN HER BED : Andersen’s first Spies of Mayfair novel is a romance that shows the darker aspect of the Regency. There is a nice mystery, with some captivating secondary characters, plenty of action and a hero and heroine that play well off each other.” -RT BOOK REVIEWS