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Maggie by the Book (Thorndike Americana) Hardcover – Large Print, 1 Nov 2003

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  • Hardcover: 485 pages
  • Publisher: Thorndike Press; Lrg edition (Nov. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786257881
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786257881
  • Product Dimensions: 22.7 x 13.9 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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According to Maggie Kelly's Law 1, just when things seem to be settling down, the other shoe drops...with a vengeance. And in this case, it's more like a Regency-era riding boot belonging to Alexandre Blake, Viscount Saint just, hero of the bestsellers Maggie writes. When he defied all laws of time and space by walking out of Maggie's dreams and into her living room, she figured there was a way to get him back home to the corner of her fevered imagination from which he'd escaped. She was wrong. Then, although the members of WAR - We Are Romance, the country's largest romance writers' group - kicked Maggie out of their club, she still got an invitation to their Manhattan conference. How Alex convinced her to go - and take him along - is another story. But Maggie just knew it would be a bad thing. Bad for her blood pressure...and very bad for her budding flirtation with NYPD Lieutenant Steve Wendell. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I must confess, I had this in book form, but have been replacing so its nice to be able to write a review for it.
Clever stories, interesting characters, humour, murder and romance. Who could want for more.
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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars 29 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly a great read 27 Aug. 2016
By pandora - Published on Amazon.com
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Kasey Michaels has managed to capture a world where imagination becomes reality. And then the laughs begin, imagine Lucy and Cary Grant in a screwball comedy. That is what this series holds for the readers.
5.0 out of 5 stars Maggie, Saint Just & Sterling Part II 25 Sept. 2009
By T. Taylor - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
This is the second installment of the Maggie Kelly series and continues the development of Maggie, Alex and Sterling.

What is particularly fun about this installment is that the reader is able to enter the "hallowed halls" of publishing - WAR.

Saint Just wants to earn his own money, Maggie wants her old life back (?) and Sterling is as usual his sweet self.

This series is fun to read - and the characters become more real as they go.
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Surprise Jewel! 25 Oct. 2003
By SB - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I loved the first Maggie book, and this one is a completely satisfying second course. I hope that the prolific Ms. Michaels cranks out another Maggie book soon. A "serious" reader might never find this book - unless they took a wrong turn into the aisle that specializes in covers featuring Fabio - but don't shortchange this book by the company it seems to keep in some bookstores. It is witty, well-written, with a decent mystery plot and a developing love triangle as well. Kick up your feet and be entertained - this series is a keeper.
5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER GREAT READ 10 Sept. 2016
By Helen M. Morris - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Maggie and Saint Just are back—and are at WAR. Not with each other, although there are moments of exasperation and heightened sexual tension between the two. No, Saint Just persuades Maggie to attend the Manhattan conference of WAR—We Are Romance—where the suave and debonair Saint Justin is feted—and mistaken for a cover model—and Maggie plays second fiddle. Then there is a murder, and Saint Just, Maggie and NYPD Lieutenant Steve Wendell are on the case.

As usual, Kasey Michaels delivers an entertaining and delicious outing.

I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review of the book.
5.0 out of 5 stars An Awesome Series 25 Sept. 2016
By Rose Arbor - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
This book is the second in what is proving to be an awesome series. Each book can be read as a stand-alone mystery with recurring characters. However, I believe for maximum enjoyment and satisfaction, you should start with the first book and then read in order. But that's just me, it's your choice. The premise of these books is that the hero of Maggie's books, the Viscount St Just, walked out of her imagination and into her living room one day along with his trusty sidekick, Sterling. And they seem to be here to stay.

As this book opens we find that Alex, aka Viscount Saint Just, and Sterling are becoming more accustomed to living in the twentyfirst century. Alex is mainly occupied with finding a suitable means of acquiring money. An honorable man does not live on a woman's money, nor does a gentleman live by the sweat of his brow. When Maggie receives a brochure announcing this year's WAR conference, Alex is intrigued both by the name (WAR stands for We Are Romance) and by the events. More specifically, he is intrigued by the cover model contest which offers a prize of ten thousand dollars and a contract. Never one to hesitate, he signs Maggie up for the conference, himself and Mare for the contest, and he reserves a suite of rooms for them all, including Sterling. Maggie is not thrilled. She has avoided this conference for years.
The conference seems to be targeted by a prankster. The first prank is pretty harmless but more quickly follow , each becoming more costly and more dangerous than the last. And then there is a murder.

I loved the book. The mystery is well-plotted. There is a plethora of suspects and motives. The main characters are vividly fleshed out and real. They are smart, funny, and grumpy. Well, Alex is smart, Sterling is funny, and Maggie can be really grumpy if she does not get her cigarettes. The supporting cast is also delightful. Several are recurring but there are many new characters that add to the mystery and fun. Yes, there is plenty of fun, suspense, and a hint of romance.

I highly recommend this book. You are in for a rollicking good time. Buy the book. You won't be dissappointed

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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