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The Tyburn Waltz (The Tyburn Trilogy #1)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  22 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Julie expects she will end up dangling on Tyburn gallows, hanged as a thief. Ned expects he will die on the battlefields of the Peninsula, hanged as a spy. But then Julie takes on the trappings of a lady, and Ned unexpectedly becomes an earl, both players in a deadly game that will take them from the height of London society to the depths of the Regency underworld -- a gam ...more
Paperback, 282 pages
Published October 13th 2010 by Vintage Ink Press
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Nov 17, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars.

Maggie MacKeever has an extensive back catalogue of traditional Regencies but her newer books are Regency Romances, like the Tyburn Waltz.

Julie Wynne (age: 18) is a strong, resourceful and very likeable heroine who first meets Ned Fairchild (age: low thirties), an ex-soldier turned Earl of Dorset, when she is caught housebreaking into his library. Julie is an orphan and has grown up into a master pickpocketer and thief and is in the employ of Cap n' Jack, a mysterious underworld figur
Nov 10, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Julie Wynne thought for sure she would die in prison. Luckily for her, a mysterious benefactor decided to take pity on her in exchange for her services. Julia finds herself the in the employment of Lord Ashcroft. Lord Ashcroft’s mother, Lady Georgiana is in need of a new companion.

Just like Julie, Ned Fairchild’s future did not look promising. Though, Ned finds himself the Earl of Dorset and one of the most popular men around. Now both Ned and Julie have found themselves in a world of mystery,
Maggie Mackeever
Nov 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
From Romantic Times Book Reviews:

by Maggie MacKeever

Genre: Regency Period, Historical Romance, England
Sensuality: HOT
Setting: Regency London

RT Rating: 4 1/2 stars

MacKeever expertly combines romance, humor, passion and mystery to create a gripping and entertaining novel. The primary and secondary characters are well developed and will elicit multiple emotional responses from readers throughout the novel. This book is a keeper you’ll want to re-read often.

Julie Wynne is not you
Nov 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
THE TYBURN WALTZ by Maggie MacKeever is a historical romance set in 1810 London. It is well written with details, depth, twists and turns.It has romance, suspense, intrigue, deceit, danger, humor, passion, love, spies, secrets, from high society London to the deadly underworld of London, and family. The characters are engaging, challenging, with some humor and wit. Julie, young, beautiful, a thief, falsely imprisoned, made to do things to survive, tough, strong, smart and an impressive young str ...more
Tanya Kaley
Dec 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jules, the leading female character, is a favorite of mine. She is so true to herself and courageous. I love the way she slips from the East London role to the West end role with such ease; sliding down drainpipes in one moment, to being a gentlewoman the next. brazen and colorful she makes this story come to life. The grim reality of London is also well depicted, something that does not happen often in regency period books.
The only discouraging thing I have to say about this book - which is st
Cathleen Ross
Nov 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my first Maggie MacKeever read and I have to say I'm addicted.
The book is intriguing from the get-go. Set in the period of 1814 where the known world has been in turmoil, McKeever introduces the reader to engaging characters. Her heroine, Julie, is a brave young woman forced by circumstances into committing thefts. She lives by her wits until she steals from the gorgeous hero, Ned, Lord of hot hunky chivalry.
This is a very experienced writer with a gift of setting a historical stage. I
There is a good story here, but it's a bit overshadowed by awkward phrasing and a shifting PoV. For example, the word "too" is used oddly throughout the book. "Too she decided she hated the word "also."" It was jarring. Also, one paragraph the narrative is told with insights into Character A, only to shift clumsily to Character B in the next. I kept getting jolted out of the story because of it. But, like I said, there is a good story here. The H/h are unique and a refreshing change of pace and ...more
PK Reeves
Nov 20, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review is up! Loved this Historical Romance Thank you MAGGIE! 4.5 stars!
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Ever since I learned to read, I have loved books.

For almost as long, I have made up tales.

I’ve written horrible poetry, better short stories, adequate commercials, educational and industrial film narration, and very forgettable screenplays. Once I learned how to make a story last longer than a few paragraphs I moved on to novels, and there I stayed. I've written forty-three to date.

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