Maggi Andersen


#15 top librarians



Jack Hayes
133 books | 4,237 friends

Andrea ...
533 books | 1,509 friends

Janet H...
165 books | 282 friends

Deborah...
339 books | 2,128 friends

Bronwen...
298 books | 1,436 friends

Téa Cooper
222 books | 584 friends

Giacomo
399 books | 3,643 friends

S.R. Ma...
397 books | 2,710 friends

More friends…

Maggi is following 26 people

Maggi Andersen

Goodreads Author


url

gender
female

website

genre

influences

member since
January 2009


About this author

Maggi Andersen and her lawyer husband are empty nesters, living in the country-side outside Sydney, Australia with the cat that rules them. She began writing adventure stories at age eight. Three children, a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts in Creative Writing degree later, her novels are still adventure stories, but are also passionate romances. Georgette Heyer among others, brought inspiration to her seductive Regencies and she also writes contemporary romantic suspense, darker, Victorian mysteries and young adult novels.

She supports the RSPCA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals) and animals often feature in her books.


To ask Maggi Andersen questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Maggi Andersen Write anything, even if it's rubbish. You can't edit a blank page.
Maggi Andersen You can work in your pajamas with an endless supply of coffee.
Average rating: 3.85 · 468 ratings · 163 reviews · 31 distinct works · Similar authors
The Reluctant Marquess
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 143 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Baron In Her Bed  (The Sp...
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Duke's Mysterious Lady
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Taming a Gentleman Spy
4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Folly At Falconbridge Hall
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Murder in Devon
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Waving at the Moon
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Regency Buck
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2011
Rate this book
Clear rating
What a Rake Wants
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
Hostage to Fortune
3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Maggi Andersen…
Slow Hand By Victoria VaneSourcebooks CasablancaNovember 4, 2014$7.99/£5.99
Summary:In rural Montana…Wade Knowlton is a hardworking lawyer who’s torn between his small-town Montana law practice and a struggling family ranch. He’s on the brink of exhaustion from trying to save everybody and everything, when gorgeous Nicole Powell walks into his office. She’s a damsel in distress and the breath... Read more of this blog post »
 •  flag
0 comments
like  • 
Published on October 23, 2014 18:43
A Baron In Her Bed Taming a Gentleman Spy
The Spies of Mayfair (2 books)
by
3.9464285714285716 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 56 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

THE RELUCTANT MARQUESS (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated Jul 02, 2011 06:25PM
Description: A country-bred girl, Charity Barlow always intended to marry for love like her parents. She suddenly finds herself married to a marquess, her new husband 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 chosen given a choice. He 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. Charity may then retire to the country. While Lord Robert pursues his own interests, Charity 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 blue, blue eyes, the panther-like way he walks, and the hot expression in his eyes when he looks at her, which sends her pulses racing. He is a rake and does not deserve her love, but neither does she wish to live alone. Lord Robert appears quite willing to do his duty, but Charity demands love and affection, nothing less will do. Will he ever love her?
SURRENDER TO DESTINY (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated Jul 02, 2011 06:08PM
Description: While making a movie about Giovanna Russo’s life in Victorian London, Astrid Leclair and Dylan Shaw steam up the screen with their passionate scenes. Two men desire the beautiful artist’s model, Giovanna Russo. One intends to make her his mistress and the other wants her dead. This is a re-issue of Painted Lady.

Maggi's Recent Updates

Maggi Andersen wrote a new blog post



Slow Hand
By Victoria VaneSourcebooks CasablancaNovember 4, 2014$7.99/£5.99Summary:In rural Montana…Wade Knowlton is a hardworking lawyer who’s to... Read more of this blog post »
His Christmas Nymph by Marly Mathews
His Christmas Nymph
by Marly Mathews (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Miss Caroline Griffiths is a strong willed heroine determined to settle for nothing but true love. The hero, the handsome, Edward Rochester, The Duke of Whitney is equally determined to marry her. But the past makes their union difficult. There are s ...more
Kitty McKenzie by Anne Whitfield
Kitty McKenzie
by Anne Whitfield
read in October, 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
Kitty McKenzie is a gritty but heart warming story of a young woman in York in the Victorian era, fighting to protect her siblings and keep them together after their parents are killed. At the hands of a very good writer, my emotions rose and fell wi ...more
The Winter Guest by Pam Jenoff
The Winter Guest
by Pam Jenoff (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
6603670
" Thanks for the friendship, Kelly. "
What a Rake Wants by Maggi Andersen
"Goodreads win. Will read and review once received.

This was my first book from the author. By the end of the book I was in love with the characters and I just loved the story. From the beginning to the end I just could not put the book down. It was..." Read more of this review »
What a Rake Wants by Maggi Andersen
"Originally posted at Bunny's Review

Kieran Flynn the Viscount Montsimon has arrived home. It is believed he has been away for several years and does not know most of the staff. A strong start for a story that kept going strong until the end. This b..." Read more of this review »
Maggi Andersen and 4 other people liked Julie's review of What a Rake Wants:
What a Rake Wants by Maggi Andersen
"What a Rake Wants by Maggi Anderson is a 2014 Knox Robinson Publishing release. I was provided a copy of this book for review purposes.


This was a light regency period romance with a little intrigue and adventure on the side. Althea is widowed and..." Read more of this review »
Maggi Andersen wants to read
Siam by Lily Tuck
Rate this book
Clear rating
Maggi Andersen wants to read
His Wicked Seduction by Lauren   Smith
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Maggi's books…

Topics Mentioning This Author

Voltaire
“You despise books; you whose lives are absorbed in the vanities of ambition, the pursuit of pleasure or indolence; but remember that all the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.”
Voltaire
tags: wisdom

William Shakespeare
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.”
William Shakespeare

Bernard M. Baruch
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
Bernard M. Baruch

Robert Frost
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
Robert Frost

William W. Purkey
“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”
William W. Purkey

721 Aussie Readers — 3683 members — last activity 2 hours, 51 min ago
A group for all Australian Goodreads members (and those interested in Australia), no matter what they read!
25350 THE JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB — 7139 members — last activity 0 minutes ago
ALL GENRE COMMUNITY OF BOOK LOVERS-Perfect for those interested in good books of any genre, film and lively discussion!-(300 PLUS DISCUSSION TOPICS)fr ...more
33864 Romantic Historical Fiction Lovers — 1397 members — last activity Sep 28, 2014 07:56AM
This group was founded as a discussion forum to fill the chasm between historical fiction and historical romance, and to compile a great reading colle ...more
26989 Goodreads Authors/Readers — 18414 members — last activity 3 minutes ago
This group is dedicated to connecting readers with Goodreads authors. It is divided by genres, and includes folders for writing resources, book websit ...more
21193 Book Excerpts — 152 members — last activity Oct 01, 2014 11:23AM
A group where authors can post excerpts of their books and links to where people can purchase them.
61474 Self Promo for Bloggers & Authors — 442 members — last activity 1 hour, 19 min ago
For Bloggers, this is a group for self promotion of your blog, giveaways, and challenges. For Authors, this will be a great place to find people to re ...more
3366 Neo-victorian novel — 100 members — last activity Jul 04, 2014 06:39AM
For those who like to read modern novels set in Victorian times
99986 Modern Good Reads — 5432 members — last activity 2 hours, 13 min ago
Modern Good Reads connects readers with books, authors, & challenges. We want to chat, inform, & provide events & discussions, a home for readers and ...more
4550 Regency Era Novels — 529 members — last activity Sep 18, 2014 07:09PM
Let's talk about your favorite regency era historicals. Old and new authors! What do you like?
34658 Contemporary Australian Fiction — 27 members — last activity Nov 18, 2012 05:05PM
Readers and writers of Australian Fiction.
More of Maggi’s groups…



Comments (showing 1-14)    post a comment »
dateUp_arrow    newest »

message 14: by Thomas

Thomas Thanks for the friendship. It's nice to meet you! Have a great weekend. :)


message 13: by C.J.

C.J. Heck C.J. HeckC.J. Heck

Hello Maggi,

It's such a pleasure to have you as a friend here at Goodreads! Thank you and best wishes.

Warmest regards,
CJ


message 12: by Maggi

Maggi Andersen Amy wrote: "Hi Maggi! Thanks so much for accepting my friend request. Hope you have a wonderful day!"

You're welcome, Amy. Enjoy the weekend.


message 11: by Amy

Amy Armstrong Hi Maggi! Thanks so much for accepting my friend request. Hope you have a wonderful day!


Penelope Marzec Thanks for your friendship. :^)


message 9: by Maggi

Maggi Andersen Ginger wrote: "I'm trying to rectify my problem. I have TWO pages. Please come join me at "Ginger" instead of "mizging" and be my friend as I'm going to delete this one soon."

There's an awful lot of Gingers!


Ginger Simpson I'm trying to rectify my problem. I have TWO pages. Please come join me at "Ginger" instead of "mizging" and be my friend as I'm going to delete this one soon.


message 7: by Maggi

Maggi Andersen Thanks Tara,

Maggi


Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

http://www.cardshark.com/content/view...

Dreamsbane of Tamalor by Bradley James Simpson


message 5: by Maggi

Maggi Andersen Hi Anne! Nice to find you here. Cold in our part of the world, isn't it.

~Maggi


message 4: by Maggi

Maggi Andersen Yes thanks, I am having a lazy weekend reading and watching old movies. Under a Silent Moon isn't so much a romance as a murder mystery. If you like mysteries set in the Regency period I would also recommend C S Harris, What Angels Fear and When Gods die. I'm reading Eloisa James at the moment, I love her Georgian romances.
Cheers,
Maggi


NorthernLightsGirl Hi from Alaska,

How did you like Under a Silent Moon? It sounds wonderful! I will add it to my TBR. I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

NorthernLightsGirl


message 2: by Maggi

Maggi Andersen Hi from Australia,
I see you enjoy reading historical romances, so do I. I'm reading a great one right now, Under a Silent Moon, a Regency intrigue by Tracy Grant. As a writer myself I'm really enjoying the quality of the writing and research.
Cheers,
Maggi


NorthernLightsGirl Hi Maggi,

Thanks for the frinds invite.

NorthernLightsGirl


back to top