Saturday, March 24, 2012

Reviews by Molly 4 stars for The Reluctant Marquess!

The Reluctant Marquess
Maggi Andersen
Knox Robinson Publishing
March 6,2012
250 pages/eBook
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4/5 Books
Charity Barlow wished to marry for love. The rakish Lord Robert wishes only to tuck her away in the country once an heir is produced.
A country-bred girl, Charity Barlow suddenly finds herself married to a marquess, an aloof stranger determined to keep his thoughts and feelings to himself. She and Lord Robert have been forced by circumstances to marry, and she feels sure she is not the woman he would have selected given a choice.
The Marquess of St. Malin makes it plain to her that their marriage is merely for the procreation of an heir, and once that is achieved, he intends to continue living the life he enjoyed before he met her.
While he takes up his life in London once more, Charity is left to wander the echoing corridors of St. Malin House, when she isn’t thrown into the midst of the mocking Haute Ton.
Charity is not at all sure she likes her new social equals, 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 striking appearance and the dark desire in his eyes when he looks at her, which sends her pulses racing.
Lord Robert is a rake and does not deserve her love, but neither does she wish to live alone.
Might he be suffering from a sad past? Seeking to uncover it, Charity attempts to heal the wound to his heart, only to make things worse between them.
Will he ever love her?
Author Maggi Andersen
About The Author:
Maggi Andersen is an Australian author with a BA in English and an MA in Creative Writing. She lives in the countryside with her lawyer husband and their cat, and the assorted wildlife she feeds: chickens, ducks, parrots and possums to name but a few. She writes historical romance, contemporary romantic suspense and young adult novels.
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Goddess Fish PartnerMy Review:
Maggi Andersen’s work is highly enjoyable! She captured my instantly with Charity and Robert’s characters and their story. I was swept off my feet and taken to 1700′s England, amid a time of Lords, Ladies, and Marquesses. Ms. Andersen incorporates fun loving characters with a complex, captivating plot, and never bores the reader!
Charity is orphaned when her parents pass away. So, she’s left with having to live with her Godfather, the Marquess. But, there’s a problem when she arrives. It seems she’s left once again, with another death of someone she knows. She also learns that the only way that the Marquess’ estate will be given to his son, Lord Robert, will be if she’s married to him.
The Lord Robert is quite pleased with his life without the added complication of a wife. However, he’s determined to have his estate, so he agrees to marry Charity on the condition she’ll produce him an heir. But, Charity has other ideas, for she will settle for nothing less than love from her marriage.
I definitely recommend this 4 Book worthy story! It’s a fun adventure of romance, arranged marriages, and learning to love. With a few twists thrown in to keep the reader gripped, Ms. Andersen throws her reader a charming novel of historical goodness! I’m a new fan of this author, and I am looking forward to reading more of her past works, as well as, any future releases she has! Fabulous job, Ms. Andersen!


Laurel said...

congratulations on your book, Maggi. It looks interesting. I enjoy reading and writing Regency novels and so do a lot of other people by their sales.

Maggi Andersen said...

Very popular still, Laurel. Thanks for stopping by.