THE MARQUESS MEETS HIS MATCH
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A sexy Georgian Romance as only bestselling author Maggi Andersen can deliver!
A country-bred girl, Kate Bancroft always intended to marry for love, like her parents. She wanted a husband who adored her, who would be her knight in shining armor. But her plans don’t go as she had hoped – suddenly, she finds herself married to a marquess, and her new husband an aloof stranger determined to keep his thoughts and feelings to himself.
It is the unfortunate truth that she and Lord St. Malin have been forced by circumstances to marry, and Kate is painfully aware that she is not the woman he would have chosen given a choice.
Robert makes it plain that marriage is merely for the procreation of an heir, and once that is achieved, he intends to continue in London living the life he enjoyed before he met her. Kate suspects Robert plans to tuck her away in the country, while he pursues his own interests, and she becomes determined not to let him have it all his own way.
A quiet battle ensues. Kate is left to wander the echoing corridors of St. Malin House, when she isn’t thrown into the midst of the mocking and clever Haute Ton. She’s not at all sure she likes them, as they live by their own rules, which seem rather shocking. She’s not at all sure she likes her new husband either, except for his brilliant blue eyes, the panther-like way he walks, and the smoldering expression in his eyes when he looks at her. He is a rake and does not deserve her love, but neither can she resist his searing touch.
Robert appears quite willing to do his duty, but Kate demands love and affection, and nothing less will do.
Can people from two worlds, and two ideals, find their happily ever after?
What a wonderful book.
A veritable delight to read and had me totally entranced by the characters,
The broody and stern Robert,
The confused but determined Kate ,
The enigmatic and teasing Southmore,
All playing perfect parts to bring fun and tension to this story .
I laughed , cried , huffed mainly at Robert , wow I wanted to shake that man .
A thrilling and addictive book that I read in one sitting , finding it very hard to put down ,and a definite 5 stars , I wish I could give it more .Maggie Whitworth
A stubborn, hardheaded Marquess meets a beautiful woman he can never have… or can he?
This is a beautifully written, novel with strong multidimensional characters thrown together by the unexpected conditions written into the will of Robert’s eccentric uncle, the deceased Marquess St. Malin. Robert, his heir, was required to marry, Katharina Bancroft, the daughter of a friend of his, before he, Robert, could inherit a large portion of his fortune. When Katharina Bancroft finds herself destitute after the unexpected death of her parents in a carriage accident, she receives notification that her Godfather had made an arrangement with her father she was unaware of. If anything ever happened to her parents, the Marquess was to step in and make sure Kate had a good life with someone to take care of her. Kate had always lived a simple life and was the daughter of kind, but not very successful parents who lived basically as free spirits. Her father was often thought of and viewed by others as somewhat of a poet. Unbeknownst to Kate, the old Count had passed away unexpectedly not long before she arrived and Robert, as his heir, was the new Marquess St. Malin. Needless to say, Kate was as shocked as Robert to find out the conditions of the will. She had always planned to marry for love, so she can have a
marriage like her parents. Robert had had a troubled background in love and marriage so therefore was determined not to let Kate crawl under his skin and make him fall in love with her. Read the book to see all he does to try to keep her at a distance and just how much Kate is able to endure, or not, before her heart and her spirit are irrevocably broken. Do they ever come to their senses and resolve their differences and difficulties of their past. Due to the complexity and depth of the characters, this book really holds your interest and is a real page-turner. Ms. Andersen writes exciting Regency books that make one wish to keep reading and hope for a continuation or sequel to this novel, expanding on other characters from this story. I really enjoyed reading this book and finished it very quickly. Amazon reviewer.
A Wonderful Story!
Cornwall 1786 A wonderfully woven story that tore at my heart and left me wanting more by this author..When the unexpected happens, one never knows how it will end. Kate Bancroft had lost so much with the death of her parents and had only her nanny for company. But she is summoned to the estate of her godfather, the Marquess St. Malin, who she hoped would help her, but finds instead he has recently died. His heir, Robert, is there in his stead and finds his uncle has made a stipulation of the will that he marry Kate to inherit all of his estates. What is a country girl to do when she only wants to marry for love? Not having a lot of choices they wed, but Robert is determined to keep Kate at arms length and carry on with his life as usual. But Kate has other ideas and as they journey to London, she is determined to make Robert proud.! She is so charming and although not use to the Ton, she excels at comporting herself so that she makes Robert take notice. There are so many facets to this story that as you journey through the pages, there are a lot of surprises and strong emotions. I could not wait to find out what happened. Can Robert come to love Kate and can they have a happy marriage? Will Robert every get close to his family again and come out of his shell and heal from past hurts? This is not a story to miss and I cannot wait to read more!!! Amazon Reviewer.
A Powerful Emotional Read
THE MARQUESS MEETS HIS MATCH is a riveting read that I thoroughly enjoyed!
This is the first book that I have read by Maggi Andersen, and I found it to be captivating from the start! Our Hero and Heroine, Robert and Kate, will capture your heart!
I loved Kate’s determination, her kindness, and her compassion. Robert was leery of falling in love…will he ever surrender his heart to the sweet and lovely Kate? Maggi Andersen weaves a beautiful tale of the power of love to transform and to heal.Amazon Reviewer.
CAPTAIN JACK RYDER
The Duke’s Bastard
BARNES & NOBLE
Cover by Erin-Dameron Hill
Featuring cover model Jimmy Thomas
You can’t walk away when it’s real.
The death of Captain Jack Ryder’s father, the Duke of Stamford, leaves Jack restless. The Duchess’ spiteful relatives have made his life a misery, and he wants nothing more than to escape London for a time. Dressed in buckskin breeches, he takes to the road on his horse, Arion, with the intention of visiting his mother’s grave in Ireland. But after one day, events conspire to interrupt his plans.
Jack finds himself not only caught up in a conspiracy of immense proportions, but also in a passionate love affair with a lady he cannot marry. Lady Ashley Lambourne’s father, the Marquess of Butterstone has been murdered, and Jack promises to find his killer.
A close friend of Jack’s from his army days, Harry Feather, heir to one of the largest fortunes in England, faces an arranged marriage to Lady Erina Roundtree. A tall half-Irish beauty, Erina is a spirited lady, who makes it plain she doesn’t wish to marry Harry, either. Determined to enjoy a quiet existence after his years fighting Bonaparte, Harry fears Erina will run him ragged. Why he is indulging Erina in one of her harebrained schemes is beyond him, when he should marry a quiet woman like Miss Beckworth.
~Meet the Regency Sons~
Captain Jack Ryder
Harry Feather, heir to Sir Averil Feather’s fortune
His Grace, Grant Neville, the new Duke of Stamford
Lord Timothy Scott, Baron Waddington’s heir
Lord Miles Hawkeswood, second son of Marquess of Sterling
Captain Jack Ryder, the bastard son of a duke, discovers a murder conspiracy that involves Napoleon who’s recently died in exile on the island of St. Helena. Jack then meets the beautiful Lady Ashley and they begin a passionate affair. Because of his ‘bastard’ status he can never hope to marry her.
Ms. Andersen combines romance and intrigue, believable characters, and lots of adventure in this Regency-set novel. A joy to read. Diane Scott Lewis
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THE MYSTERY AT FALCONBRIDGE HALL
What lies beneath the ordered world of Falconbridge Hall?
Vanessa Ashley felt herself qualified for a position as governess, until offered the position at Falconbridge Hall. Left penniless after the deaths of her artist father and suffragette mother, Vanessa Ashley draws on her knowledge of art, politics and history to gain employment as a governess. She discovers that Julian, Lord Falconbridge, requires a governess for his ten-year-old daughter Blythe at Falconbridge Hall, a huge rambling mansion in the countryside outside London. Lord Falconbridge is a scientist and dedicated lepidopterist who is about to embark on an extended expedition to the Amazon in search of exotic butterflies. An enigmatic man, he takes a keen interest in his daughter’s education, but Vanessa feels that he may disapprove of her modern methods. As she prepares her young charge to enter into the modern world, Vanessa finds the girl detached and aloof. As Vanessa learns more about Falconbridge Hall, more questions arise. Why doesn’t Blythe feel safe in her own home? Why is the death of her mother, once famed society beauty Clara, never spoken of? And why did the former governess leave so suddenly without giving notice?
“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!” InD’Tale Magazine
“The author’s use of interspersing simple sentences and detailed description of scenery perfectly crafted the wild and mysterious setting of Falconbridge Hall and conveyed without confusion Vanessa and Julian’s thoughts when they were together, and when they were apart. This indirect characterization had done much to reveal the characters’ personalities and mind, which added a layer of realism and amiability to the story. I highly applaud Maggi Andersen’s writing in this book…”
“Treachery, deceit, and death are in the writing and make for an exceptionally good read.“
“Hated for [the] book to come to an end.”
“This was an enjoyable book with lots of tips of the hat to modern times in a changing world. Women’s suffrage, telephones, bicycles and amazon Rainforest adventure all rolled into one.
Excellent mystery unfolding in a household that had secrets galore. I enjoyed this first book of Maggie Anderen that I have read. I liked her writing style and I want to read more from her. Her heroine is a nice blend of new and respectable and Julian was a lovely scientific mind that had no idea he was making Vanessa Ashley the new governess fall for him.”
It is 1792 and Viscount Beaumont has buried himself in the country since his wife died. But now his daughter, Lady Henrietta, has come of age and he must squire her in her London Season.
Verity Garnier is an actress whose father has been thrown in a French dungeon. To free him she must deliver Anthony Beaumont in trade. She travels to London to seduce Beaumont into following her to France. She doesn’t plan on falling in love.
When Beaumont goes on his own to France to save his brother-in-law from the guillotine, Verity follows him, reluctantly taking along his daughter who refuses to be left behind.
After soldiers of the Revolution capture Beaumont and his brother-in-law, Verity, and Henrietta must find a way to save them.
Christian Hartley, a British agent that Henrietta plans to marry, joins their fight.
Will everyone find a safe way home, or will they face the guillotine? RT Book Reviews
“This is an adventure not to be missed. The excitement mounts as danger appears around every corner. The devastation of the French Revolution is a backdrop to the well-executed plot. Love is in the air for three couples, but will they survive to realize their dreams?”
“Maggi Andersen does it again with a riveting story of spies and counter spies, villainous men of power, and Jacobins, and all set during the French Revolution (1792).”
Amazon Review: “I was blown away by the depth and scope of Maggi Andersen and her talent! It’s amazing that she is able to weave together an extremely complicated plot involving multiple love stories.
France during the “Reign of Terror” was full of madness and bloodloss. No one was safe no matter their station in life and by no means we’re just the Aristocrats brutally slaughtered.
Maggie takes us from the relative safety of England into the French countryside and into the very heart of Paris.
Her characters must reach into the bottom of their souls and call upon hidden reserves of strength and courage. Your stomach will drop in fear and you may even hold your breath at times wondering how disaster and death will be averted. The romantic in you will be well satisfied by the love and sensuality among her characters. Because even I’n the midst of chaos you truly follow your heart whatever the danger it is always worth the risk.”
Amazon review: “Engrossed in Hostage to Love I stayed up much too late desperate to find out what happened next as the enthralling plot unfolded.
I really cared about talented novelist, Ms Andersen’s characters and hoped the heroine, Verity, whose father had nurtured her carefully, ensuring she was as well-educated as any of the male students at the Sorbonne where he taught. But since the French Revolution ‘the world had changed. A French woman from a respectable home no longer expected the old courtesies to apply to her.’
When her father is arrested Verity will do anything to save him. To survive, she becomes an actress prey to a man who wants to take her virginity although she knows her father would be heart-broken if she became a courtesan. She escapes from the predator but Danton forces her to go to England to lure Viscount Beaumont to France in exchange for her father’s release.
Set in the same era as Baroness Orczy’s famous novels about the Scarlet Pimpernel which I enjoyed, this tale of adventure, duty, love and sacrifice gave me equal pleasure. The main characters will linger with me for a long time.”
Amazon Reviewer: “A fast paced story full of intrigue and mystery. Spies and villains keep you riveted to your seat in this adventure filled romance.”
Regency Romance Series
THE KINSEY FAMILY
UNMASKING LADY HELEN
Cover by Erin Dameron-Hill
Sometimes the biggest risk we take is with our hearts.
At twenty-four, Lady Helen Kinsey has her future carefully mapped out. A life of gentle quietude in the country caring for her unmarried brothers and walking with her dog. It does not include marriage, a dream she banished after her first Season. But when a handsome earl enters Kinsey House in London on a mission to find out why their footman was poisoned, she finds herself drawn into solving the mystery. And despite resistance on her part worthy of an army maneuver, she is irresistibly drawn to the earl himself.
After Whitehall receives a letter warning of a plot against the Crown, Jason, Captain Lord Peyton, is sent to investigate. Surely the famous explorer, Lord Lawrence Kinsey could not be behind it. He is engrossed in roaming ancient libraries and tombs in the East and bringing back their treasures for the museum. But after Peyton finds a fragment of a burned letter it appears that something dangerous lurks in Kinsey House, and Peyton becomes determined to keep the defenseless family safe, and one member particularly. Lady Helen has built a wall around herself and holds him at arm’s length. But arm’s length is not where Peyton wants to be.
As the mystery unfolds it becomes imperative for Peyton and Lady Helen to work together, very closely indeed.
The Baxendale Sisters Series is available in a 5 book boxed set!
Five sisters find love during their London season. Five short novels and novellas. A guaranteed happily ever after.
Nominated for several awards
LADY HONOR’S DEBT
LADY FAITH TAKES A LEAP
LADY HOPE AND THE DUKE OF DARKNESS
THE SEDUCTION OF LADY CHARITY
THE SCANDALOUS LADY MERCY
THIS GREAT COVER WAS CREATED BY ERIN DAMERON-HILL
LADY HONOR’S DEBT
“I really enjoyed this novel. It was fun, thrilling, and romantic! A wonderful story filled with fantastic characters that you can’t help but fall in love with!” Amazon Reviewer.
LADY FAITH TAKES A LEAP
“I enjoyed the story and characters, it was well written, and flowed wonderfully. I liked the little bumps and surprises that popped up along the way. A wonderful story!”
LADY HOPE AND THE DUKE OF DARKNESS
“I do wish to thank Miss Anderson for giving us the gift of her talent.” Amazon Reviewer.
THE SEDUCTION OF LADY CHARITY
“Ms. Andersen has created a wonderfully intriguing cast of characters. THE SEDUCTION OF LADY CHARITY can stand alone but readers might find themselves returning to the first book of the series just to see what they might have missed from Ms Andersen’s original stories.” InD’Tale Magazine
THE SCANDALOUS LADY MERCY
“Andersen writes an adventurous regency book that one wishes to keep reading, even after the story is done. This novel is part of a series but is a fantastic standalone work.” InD’Tale Magazine.
I have read, enjoyed and reviewed each of the 5 Regency Romance novels in this boxed set about 5 sisters who are, as the saying goes, as different as chalk and cheese, each with aan interesting, strong personality. The 5 heroes in these novels are memorable gentlemen.. During or after the Napoleonic Wars these brave gentlemen wre engaged in espionage by the government and tracked down criminals, murderers and spies. Each book in the series is a stand alone novel so it is unnecessary to read them in sequence. I am one of Ms Andersen’s fans and look forward to reading more of her romances that sweep me into a past with dashing beaux and belles
Regency Romance Series
THE SCANDALOUS LADY MERCY
The Baxendale Sisters
Nominated for the 2017 RONE Award!
Can be read as a standalone.
After her four sisters married for love, Mercy Baxendale, in her first London Season, wants the same for herself. Her requirements are simple. The man she marries must be madly in love with her, and he must also be prepared to support her business venture.
When an incident lands Lady Mercy Baxendale and Grant Viscount Northcliffe in the scandal sheets and has everyone in London talking, they are forced into a marriage of convenience. Although Northcliffe is quite the most handsome man she’s met, he does not fill her criterion for a husband. Not only does he appear to be a man with secrets, he has a very public mistress.
Grant foresees no rush to marry and produce an heir. His grandfather, the Duke of Rotherham, and Grant’s father are still above ground. And squiring a fiancée around London for the Season is difficult with the dangerous work he’s undertaken for the Crown.
While he accepts that circumstances have thrust marriage upon him, he wishes his reluctant fiancée would be warmer. There’s a decidedly chilly expression in her beautiful blue eyes when she looks at him.
Will they find it possible to overcom
e their differences and love one another, or will his secrets destroy their chance of happiness?
“There are several plot twists in this charming story, which make if a real page turner. The characters are plentiful and fresh, and Northciffe is quite noble. The scenery and muddy roads are described in exquisite detail and one feels as though they are there riding on those roads on a slightly wild steed. The sisterly love is portrayed so beautifully, that it almost oozes out of the book. Andersen writes an adventurous Regency book that one wishes to continue reading even after when the story is done. This novel is part of a series but is a fantastic standalone work.”
“I have had the privilege of reading Maggi Andersen’s latest delightful novel which focuses on another of the Baxendale sisters. Mercy is the tomboy of the family who matures into a thoughtful and considerate girl who has no wish to rock the family respectability so when scandal threatens, she does what is expected of her and marries Grant, Viscount Northcliffe.
Mercy might be strong willed and capable, with an eye to starting her own business, but she longs to be loved by the husband she has grown to adore. However, Grant’s his secret work for the Crown prevents him sharing a large part of his life with his new wife, while Mercy worries that he is also continuing his liaison with his mistress.
This is a lovely story where pride and misunderstandings stand in the way of a couple’s happiness until Mercy’s life is put in danger and all secrets must be revealed.
I shall be sorry when Ms. Andersen runs out of Baxendale girls, but as most of them have children perhaps she will introduce us to the next generation.”
THE BARON’S WIFE
Victorian Romantic Suspence Novel
Available in Print
Cover Model: Jimmy Thomas
Photographer: Bruce Heinsuis
A dark cloud hovers over Wolfram, the ancient abbey Laura calls her new home. Can she trust the mysterious man she married?
After a whirlwind courtship, Laura Parr marries Baron, Lord Nathaniel Lanyon, and he takes her to live in his ancient home in Southern England. Laura comes to Cornwall excited to begin life with the passionate man she has married. But secrets lurk in the shadows. The death of Nathaniel’s first wife has never been solved, and some of the villagers believe him responsible. Struggling to understand her new husband, Laura tries to uncover the truth. With each stone unturned, she comes closer to danger.
Lord Nathaniel Lanyon had decided never to marry again. But when he meets Miss Laura Parr, the daughter of Sir Edmund Parr, one rainy afternoon, he realizes almost immediately that he must have her in his life. And the only way he could was to marry her.
Nathaniel believes that his troubled past is behind him and he can offer Laura a good life at Wolfram, even though he can never offer her his heart. But as soon as they come to live in the ancient abbey, the past returns to haunt him, revealing secrets that he thought had been buried forever. As he tries to fight the forces threatening to overwhelm him, he realizes that feisty Laura will demand more from him than he can give.
“In the style of Mary Stewart and Daphne du Maurier, Ms. Andersen’s Gothic novel will grip you from start to finish. You’ll feel the mists on the cliffs and young Laura’s terror and confusion. An excellent read.” Amazon Reviewer.
“From the beginning of this spine-chilling Gothic Novel, with beautiful word pictures of Cornwall, the author skilfully creates fear and suspicion. The twist at the end is a fiendishly clever one which I did not anticipate. The Baron’s Wife deserves the five stars I have awarded it. Amazon Reviewer.
“A Gothic romance in the classic style, the author is a master at creating ominous atmosphere and multilayered characters.” Coffee Time Romance and More.
“The plot was interesting and the added mystery kept me riveted. The novel kept me wondering until the end.” The Romance Studios.
“It was hard to put the story down as the mystery kept just out of reach, drawing the reader in further to the storyline. [It] kept me up way too late into the night following the puzzle of Wolfram Abbey. I look forward to seeing more from Maggi Andersen.” Siren Book Reviews.
I loved the way the author included Laura’s fashions. The detailed description of her clothes and also her surroundings helped put me in their world. I liked all the characters especially her Aunt Dora. She was like a modern gypsy woman, giving parties to her artsy friends and reading tarot cards. The plot was interesting and the added mystery kept me riveted. The novel kept me wondering until the end. 5 Stars! The Romance Studio.
Amazon review. “Really loved the story with its Victoria Holt like overtones. The mystery and its nuances were engaging and kept me glued to the book. I loved both the hero and heroine and I felt like Nathaniel was a little like Max DeWinter who is one of my favorite heroes. The h was marvelous too. I liked her determination to make the H love her like she did him. Just A good book for a rainy night.”
WAVING AT THE MOON
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In a post-apocalyptic world, Evie French has just turned seventeen. She and her cousin, Marcus Peters, sixteen, struggle to survive after being left alone in their parent’s bed-and-breakfast hotel in outback Australia. An endless drought has killed Evie’s father’s avocado trees and all the surrounding habitation. Nothing grows in the fetid soil. Hope comes in the form of a nineteen-year-old boy, Joel Pitt. He arrives on his motorbike with his dog, Rasputin, bringing supplies. He climbs the tallest tree on the crest of the hill and locates an area of green down along the coast, hundreds of miles away. The three pile onto the bike, with Marcus and Rasputin in the sidecar, and embark on a trip that will take them over mountainous terrain with a limited supply of food and water. What might they find if they reach the coast? Will other people have survived the devastation? And who bombed their country? No one seems to know.
Genre: Teen, Sci-Fi / Fantasy, Post-Apocalyptic
Reviewed by: ReaderGirl
Evie French and her cousin Marcus Peters, live together at their parents’ bed-and breakfast in Australia after most of the country has been destroyed. No one knows for sure what has really happened. When Joel and his dog find their way to the bed and breakfast the three of them head towards a spot of green in a sea of gray. It’s a long way down the coast. They find their way to Paradise, a city made up of survivors, led by Abe. Evie, Marcus, and Joel don’t agree with all of his rules, but they must abide by them for the moment. But as time goes on, the three start to feel worse about what is going on in Paradise.
I couldn’t stop reading “Waving at the Moon” by Maggi Andersen until I had finished it all. I enjoyed reading about their journey, their struggles in Paradise, and their dilemma about what to do. This would easily be the first book in a great series. I will be anxiously awaiting Maggi Andersen’s book. Those who enjoy post-apocalyptic fiction, and those who just enjoy a good action book will want to pick up “Waving at the Moon.”
A Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Now available in print!
FINALIST in the EMERALD PRO AWARD
Angeline Martin tried to run away from her past. But the past has a way of catching up with you.
FINALIST in the EMERALD PRO AWARD
After ten years working in Hong Kong as a journalist, Angeline Martin is called back to Australia when her twin sister Dany is injured in a car accident. Things are not as they seem. Dany, a talented artist is reluctant to talk about what happened. Angeline finds herself caught up in the dark side of the art world. Detective Alexander’s need to solve the mystery behind a man’s death quickly becomes complicated by his growing feelings for Angie. Maggi Andersen teams with journalist Adam Frost in this story of murder and deception.
Bestselling romance writer, Maggi Andersen teams with Adam Frost in this explosive story of murder and deception.
“The plot, which leaves readers dangling until the end, is masterfully woven.” InD’tale Magazine
“The first sentence grabbed me, for it seemed one of the authors had lived in Hong Kong. The descriptions were very realistic. Descriptions of the artwork were also authentic. The colors painted within the storyline added to the dimension of the mystery. How could something so beautiful hold evil?”
“From the first page thru the last . It developed the characters and the story line. A wonderful read. It will keep you guessing till end. I will enjoy reading more books by this duo!”
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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