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Maggie (Ladies in Love #6)

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Maggie Macleod was weary of life with a soul sickness that ate into every fiber of her being. In a mad way, it did not seem strange to her that she should be on the way to High Court to stand trial for the murder of her husband. Her marriage seemed to have been one long dreary desert lit by flares of cruelty...
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 28th 1986 by Critics Choice Paperbacks (first published March 1st 1984)
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Maggie is the only daughter of an abusive shopkeeper hailing from one of the outer Scottish islands. One day, she catches the eye of a burly police inspector and is sold into marriage. It is a horrifying, degrading marriage, but luckily, the readers are spared additional scenes because when chapter 2 opens, he is dead, and she is suspected of murder.

Meanwhile, an English captain inherits the Scottish title of the Earl of Straithairn and journeys up to Glasgow, appalled at the extent of poverty h
Margreet Heer
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nice mix of romance and crime.
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Was hard to find on goodreads bc I wasn’t looking for Jennie Tremaine n
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
What begins as an interesting, if grim, story just unravels due to a hero who is no hero, a shell-shocked heroine, an evil, evil villain, and a wandering plot.
Feb 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Maggie is treated like a chattel by her father and he hands her over to Inspector Macleod who marries her and moves her to his home Glasgow. For a year Maggie endures his brutalities until he dies of arsenic poisoning and she is put on trial for his murder. The Earl of Strathain who sees part of her trial doesn’t believe she is guilty. A drunken bet forces him to ‘marry’ her and he feels duty bound to rescue her from the mob when she is not convicted of the murder.

Maggie is taken to live with th
Dec 01, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edwardian
Maggie is accused of murdering her horrid husband. When she marries Peter, everyone is convinced that she will hang. But of course, she doesn't. What follows is how she falls in love and how they try to figure out who killed her horrid husband. Funnily enough, through all the adventures, that crime isn't really solved. And although, we at the end of the book are told who the real murderers are, it isn't ever brought to light. How apt.
Lynne Tull
Apr 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: regency-romance
This is one of the few books/series I would read again. These stories of Marion Chesney started me on my adventure...reading Regency Romance/Novels/History! There is not a set of books that will teach you more about the basics about life in Regency England. There are six series with six books each. I love them all. It must be a "past life" thing:)
Mar 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
I was intrigued to read other books written by Marion Chesney, aka
M. C. Beaton, aka Jennie Tremaine, aka Ann Fairfax. She's written at least 150 books

A quick romantic read, set in the early 1900's, not too soppy and with a mystery thrown in for good measure.
Beth Sullivan
Jan 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Fun. As always
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Marion Chesney Gibbons
aka: Ann Fairfax, Helen Crampton, Marion Chesney, Charlotte Ward, M.C. Beaton, Sarah Chester.

Marion Chesney was born on 1936 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, and started her first job as a bookseller in charge of the fiction department in John Smith & Sons Ltd. While bookselling, by chance, she got an offer from the Scottish Daily Mail to review variety shows and quickly ro
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