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We are honored to have you with us today, Maggie….
Maggie robinson**Author photos have been taken by Megan Jones**
MBA&M: Maggie, please give our readers,those who may not know you, a little insight into the mind and life of Maggie Robinson?
MAGGIE: My mind is a frightening place, LOL. I’ve been published for three years, and get up every morning and write until noon in my nightgown. My husband and I live on a lake in the woods in Maine, so no one sees me in my dishabille. We have four grown kids and four grandchildren.
MBA&M: What was your inspiration behind writing a series for  ” The London List”?
MAGGIE: I found some fabulous old matrimonial ads, and started thinking about a Regency newspaper that might publish something similar. So whatever you want–a job, a wife, a tea set–all can be found within the pages of the London List. Kind of like Craigslist without the naughty stuff.
MBA&M: What made you decide to write historical romance?
MAGGIE: It’s what I like to read. 🙂
MBA&M: Lady Imaculata Anne Egremont and Major Gareth Ripton-Jones are both reeked in scandal,fear,and misery,what was your inspiration behind these two possible lovers?
MAGGIE: Lady Imaculata turned up as a minor character in the first book of the series,Lord Gray’s List. I’d given her a happy ending in the last chapter, but then I got to wondering how she’d managed it. A wild child and a tortured hero? Yes, please.
MBA&M: What was your favorite scene to write in “Lady Anne’s Lover”?
MAGGIE: I really love the opening scene when she sees the disgusting mess that is Gareth’s home and doesn’t let it discourage her.


MBA&M: Which was your hardest character to write, Lady Anne or Major Gareth?Why?


MAGGIE:  I think Gareth, because for all his rakish past, he’s pretty clueless when it comes to women. Even though Anne is much younger, she teaches him the error of his ways.


MR_LadyAnnesLover_webMBA&M: Which character in “Lady Anne’s Lover” (main or secondary) would you chose to dine with,where would you go and why this character?
MAGGIE: I think Evangeline Ramsey, who makes a cameo. She was the heroine of Lord Gray’s List. She’s strong, opinionated and compassionate.
MBA&M: Now, let’s talk about secondary characters,which was your favorite character,and who may have a story of their own come to light?
MAGGIE: The story really focuses on the h/h, and the secondary characters fall short of sequel material. A murderer and a zealot? Um, I don’t think so, LOL.
MBA&M: How many books will be in “The London List”?
MAGGIE: 3 at this point. Lady Anne’s Lover is the last.
MBA&M: If you could pick one character from any book,including your own,by the way, you can, which character and why?
MAGGIE: I identify with Caroline Christie, the heroine of Mistress by Marriage, although I don’t throw things. 🙂 She makes the best of her circumstances and is full of passion.
MBA&M: A fun thingy: When you hear these words,say the first thing that comes to mind,no cheating?
MAGGIE: Regency England or American Frontier? Regency England
Southern or Northern States? Northern–I was born in NY and live in Maine!
Romance,Mystery,or Paranormal? Romance. Mystery’s a close second.
Fiction or realistic? Fiction
Blue,purple or pink? Pink…even my laptop is pink.
Coffee,Chocolate,or Tea? Tea. Lots of it.
MBA&M: To you what is the most exciting part of writing?
MAGGIE: You remember the nightgown part? I love that I can work and be creative and can be undressed at the same time.
MR_LadyAnnesLover_webMBA&M: Now, Maggie, last but not least…Please tell our readers where they may connect with you and where they may purchase “Lady Anne’s Lover”?
MAGGIE: There are excerpts and purchase links on my website http://www.maggierobinson.net
I’m on Twitter @MaggieLRobinson and Facebook and just formed a group on Goodreads, “Ladies Unlaced with Maggie Robinson.” Come hang out with me!
Maggie, would you like to add anything else today?
Answer this question for a chance to win a copy of LADY ANNE’S LOVER: 
**What was the worst thing you’ve ever had to clean?**
Thank you so much for your wonderful interview and your delightful stories! I am so sad to hear this will be the ending of THE LONDON LIST, I have enjoyed these delightful,albeit,scarred characters!
Now,for just a little fun, I would like to answer,Maggie’s question: What was the worst thing you’ve ever had to clean? While,I hate cleaning bathrooms,as a retired nurse,the worst thing to clean to me was tracheotomy’s,I always,always, gagged to no end,while trying not to let the patience know….hated suctioning nasally as well. So enough of me dear readers,what about you?
For more information about Maggie Robinson.excerpts and her books,please visit her at:
http://www.maggierobinson.net and be sure to connect with her on Twitter,Goodreads,and facebook!

Lady Anne’s Lover

Lady Anne's Lover
The London List, Book 3

Kensington Brava ♦ July 30, 2013
ISBN-13: 9780758269102 ♦ ISBN-10: 0758269102

Lady Imaculata Anne Egremont has appeared in the scandalous pages of the London List often enough. The reading public is so bored with her nonsense, she couldn’t make news now unless she took a vow of chastity. But behind her naughty hijinks is a terrible fear. It’s time the List helped her. With a quick scan through its job postings and a few whacks at her ridiculous name, she’s off to keep house for a bachelor veteran as plain Anne Mont.

Major Gareth Ripton-Jones is dangerously young and handsome on the face of it, but after losing his love and his arm in short order, he is also too deep in his cups to notice that his suspiciously young housekeeper is suspiciously terrible at keeping house. Until, that is, her sharp tongue and her burnt coffee penetrate even his misery—and the charm underneath surprises them both. Trust the worst cook in Wales to propose a most unexpected solution to his troubles…

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  1. A wonderful post thank you.

    The worst thing I ever cleaned was a chicken coop after two weeks of solid rain. Mud, poop and rotten grain.

  2. I really enjoyed Lord Gray's List and am looking forward to reading Lady Anne's Lover.

    The worst thing I had to clean was when my daughter had food poisoning. She vomited and had diarrhea all night I had to change the sheets on her bed 3 times that night!.

  3. Good morning, guys! Oh my gosh, I may not be able to read these responses, LOL. Everyone in my family knows what a spectacular gag reflex I have. It doesn't take much to set me off. We took care of two of our parents before they passed, and I'd say adult diapers and soaking false teeth were a bit of a challenge for me. Going to breathe in some fresh air on the front porch now!

    April, thanks so much for having me here and prettying up my post!

  4. My sis had an apartment which she'd rented out to a young bachelor. He stayed there for several years. When he moved out my mum & i went over to give it a spring cleaning. I reckon the kitchen had layers of oil & grease everywhere. I never scrubbed so much before.

  5. The worst thing that I had to clean was an oven and stove top. Layers of grease from years of neglect.

  6. An apartment after the tenants had been evicted for not paying rent for eighteen months. Some of the things we had to deal with were rotting food in the refrigerator, cake mashed into the rug and cigarette butts littering the windowsills.

  7. The worst thing I've ever had t clean was a really disgusting stove that I bought from a friend whose brother was a cook. I ended up paying someone to pick it up to be disposed of because I couldn't get it clean enough to bring into my house. I bought it sight unseen, thinking a friend wouldn't steer me wrong, guess I was mistaken. 😀

  8. The worst thing that I have had to clean was my husband's Army equipment after he had been out in the field for a month. I didn't think I would ever get it clean, men can be so messy.

  9. Good morning again! Stove burners can be the worst! We have a flat-topped glass electric range, and they're so much easier to clean. I'd never go back to any other kind, tho I know professional cooks must have gas. Since I'm *completely* unprofessional…

  10. When my kids were little and would get sick in the middle of the night and it would be on them, their bedding, the floor, etc.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT ocm

  11. Hi Maggie!

    Congratulations on the release of Lady Anne's List last week! I've been looking forward to reading it ever since I read Lord Grey's List last fall!

    In 1969 I moved to Florida after attending college in Arizona and was so excited when I finally found the "perfect" up-dated apartment to rent while starting out in my career! Finally I had a real home of my own and it was even close to work. Well I did love it until my third night when I got up my third night there and turned on the light and found roaches crawling all over the floor!

    Come to find out they had just "up-dated" it but failed to get rid of the creepy crawly critters when they "covered up the flaws" hidden by the walls!

    After trying all known remedies sold in the stores I finally called an exterminator and spent an entire months salary to get rid of them!

    The good news is that shortly after that I met my wonderful husband of 44 years who was serving in the Navy at NAS Cecil Field during Vietnam and when he came over for a "home-made" dinner shortly after we met the "critters" were fortunately not in attendance at the dinner table!

  12. I have two sheds to clean out and since some varmints have been living in them they are rather stinky – not looking forward to doing that, but it has to be done – probably this fall when it will be a bit cooler.

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