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Kasey Michaels

Autor/a de Maggie Needs An Alibi

174+ obres 8,085 Membres 198 Ressenyes 17 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Best-selling romance writer, Kathryn Seidick also writes as Kasey Michaels and Michelle Kasey. She has written over sixty titles. They include Maggie Needs An Alibi, Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You, A Masquerade in the Moonlight, The Passion of An Angel and The Kissing Game. Her works have earned her mostra'n més numerous recognitions and awards including a Romance Writer's of America RITA award, a Waldenbook's Bestseller award, and many awards from Romantic Times magazine. In 1995, her title Secrets Of the Heart was named as one of the year's best romances. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Kasey Michaels

Maggie Needs An Alibi (2002) 285 exemplars
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You (2000) 202 exemplars
Maggie By The Book (2003) 191 exemplars
Everything's Coming Up Rosie (2006) 186 exemplars
A Gentleman by Any Other Name (2006) 184 exemplars
A Most Unsuitable Groom (2007) 169 exemplars
Beware of Virtuous Women (2006) 167 exemplars
The Dangerous Debutante (2006) 161 exemplars
How to Tempt a Duke (2009) 160 exemplars
The Butler Did It (2004) 159 exemplars
Love To Love You Baby (2001) 153 exemplars
A Reckless Beauty (2007) 144 exemplars
Maggie Without a Clue (2004) 134 exemplars
Stuck In Shangri-La (2005) 131 exemplars
Be My Baby Tonight (2002) 129 exemplars
The Taming of the Rake (2011) 127 exemplars
How To Tame a Lady (2009) 127 exemplars
The Bride of the Unicorn (1993) 118 exemplars
The Return of the Prodigal (2007) 117 exemplars
The Kissing Game (2003) 117 exemplars
Mischief Becomes Her (2008) 115 exemplars
Then Comes Marriage (2002) 112 exemplars
Too Good To Be True (2001) 112 exemplars
Dial M For Mischief (2008) 111 exemplars
This Can't Be Love (2004) 111 exemplars
The Passion of an Angel (1995) 109 exemplars
Becket's Last Stand (2007) 107 exemplars
How to Beguile a Beauty (2010) 104 exemplars
This Must Be Love (2003) 104 exemplars
Someone to Love (2001) 103 exemplars
The Tenacious Miss Tamerlane (1982) 96 exemplars
Indiscreet (1998) 95 exemplars
Rules of Engagement (3-in-1) (1994) — Col·laborador — 93 exemplars
Escapade (1999) 93 exemplars
The Secrets of the Heart (1995) 87 exemplars
How to Wed a Baron (2010) 84 exemplars
Mischief 24/7 (2009) 81 exemplars
Shall We Dance? (2005) 80 exemplars
Waiting for You (2000) — Autor — 79 exemplars
A Midsummer Night's Sin (2011) 76 exemplars
Much Ado About Rogues (2012) 71 exemplars
The Questioning Miss Quinton (1987) 65 exemplars
The Anonymous Miss Addams (2002) 64 exemplars
Beloved Wolf (2001) 60 exemplars
What an Earl Wants (2012) 58 exemplars
Out of the Blue (1992) 57 exemplars
The Illusions of Love (1994) 57 exemplars
The Beleaguered Lord Bourne (1986) 57 exemplars
The Ruthless Lord Rule (1987) 56 exemplars
A Masquerade in the Moonlight (1994) 55 exemplars
The Dubious Miss Dalrymple (2002) 55 exemplars
The Toplofty Lord Thorpe (1986) 52 exemplars
The Untamed (1996) 50 exemplars
Bachelor on the Prowl (2001) — Autor — 48 exemplars
The Enterprising Lord Edward (1989) 47 exemplars
The Sheikh's Secret Son (2001) 44 exemplars
An Improper Arrangement (1806) 42 exemplars
The Legacy of the Rose (1992) 42 exemplars
The Homecoming (1996) 41 exemplars
Come Near Me (2000) 41 exemplars
How to Woo a Spinster (2009) 41 exemplars
The Promise (1997) 40 exemplars
To Marry at Christmas (1988) 40 exemplars
The Chaotic Miss Crispino (1991) 39 exemplars
More Than Words: Stories of Hope (2010 Publication, 3-in-1) (2010) — Col·laborador — 39 exemplars
Moonlight Masquerade (1989) 37 exemplars
The Belligerent Miss Boynton (1982) 36 exemplars
A Reckless Promise (2016) 34 exemplars
The Haunted Miss Hampshire (1992) 32 exemplars
Strange Bedfellows (1997) 31 exemplars
The Hopechest Bride (2002) 31 exemplars
What a Lady Needs (2013) 30 exemplars
The Lurid Lady Lockport (1984) 29 exemplars
What a Hero Dares (2014) 29 exemplars
The Savage Miss Saxon (1985) 28 exemplars
His Innocent Temptress (2001) 28 exemplars
Baby Fever (1780) 27 exemplars
The Tycoon's Secret (2008) 27 exemplars
The Playful Lady Penelope (1988) 26 exemplars
The Somerville Farce (1991) 26 exemplars
The Rambunctious Lady Royston (1982) 26 exemplars
The Wagered Miss Winslow (1992) 24 exemplars
The Raven's Assignment (2002) 24 exemplars
A Difficult Disguise (1990) 24 exemplars
Suddenly a Bride (2010) 24 exemplars
Romeo in the Rain (1990) 23 exemplars
The Mischievous Miss Murphy (1987) 23 exemplars
What a Gentleman Desires (2013) 23 exemplars
Five's a Crowd (1996) 21 exemplars
The Bride Plan (2011) 18 exemplars
A Bride After All (2010) 17 exemplars
Husbands Don't Grow on Trees (1995) 17 exemplars
Marrying Maddy (2000) 17 exemplars
The Parent Trap (3-in-1) (1996) 16 exemplars
Timely Matrimony (1993) 16 exemplars
Jessie's Expecting (2000) 16 exemplars
Raffling Ryan (2000) 14 exemplars
Spouse for Hire (3-in-1) (1998) 13 exemplars
His Chariot Awaits (1990) 12 exemplars
Lion on the Prowl (1991) — Autor — 11 exemplars
Maggie's Miscellany (1984) 11 exemplars
Strange Bedfellows Part 2 (2014) 10 exemplars
Uncle Daddy (1993) 10 exemplars
Strange Bedfellows Part 1 (2014) 9 exemplars
Carried Away (Logan Assents / Ryan Objects) (2000) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Strange Bedfellows Part 3 (2014) 8 exemplars
Sydney's Folly (1991) 7 exemplars
Lords of Notoriety (2009) 6 exemplars
Take 5, Volume 5 (Anthology 5-in-1) (2002) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Prenuptial Agreement (1992) 5 exemplars
Marriage in a Suitcase (1993) 5 exemplars
Compliments of the Groom (1987) 5 exemplars
The Dad Next Door (1995) 4 exemplars
Impetuous Misses (2006) 4 exemplars
Marriageable Misses (2006) 3 exemplars
The Magnate's Takeover [and] The Tycoon's Secret (2009) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Lords of Scandal (2009) 2 exemplars
Maitland Maternity: Triplets, Quads and Quints (3-in-1) (2010) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Joe Colton's Journal (2002) 2 exemplars
Or You Can Let Him Go (1984) 2 exemplars
Parents By Design 1 exemplars
Sangre comanche (2003) 1 exemplars
Visiitabielu 1 exemplars
My Aunt Grizelda 1 exemplars
In His Lordship's Bed (2017) 1 exemplars
Amor y odio (2004) 1 exemplars
Un intruso en el edén (2008) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Bewitching Love Stories (Anthology 4-in-1) (1992) — Col·laborador — 61 exemplars
Lucia in Love [and] Lion on the Prowl (2001) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
More Than Words, Volume 3 (2006) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
The Tycoon's Secret [manga] (2014) — Original Text — 2 exemplars
Bachelor on the Prowl [manga] (2016) — Original Text — 1 exemplars

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Nom oficial
Seidick, Kathryn
Altres noms
Kasey, Michelle
Michaels, Kasey
Data de naixement
1943-11-12
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
USA
Llocs de residència
Pennsylvania, USA
Premis i honors
Romantic Times Career Achievement Award

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Gestiti male i dialoghi: spesso, quando ci sono tante persone, non si capisce. chi sia a parlare.
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Marcat
jcumani | Mar 28, 2024 |
As a boy, Jack Coltrane, heir to the Coltrane House, spent his time hiding in the attic away from his drunken father. That is, until Merry comes along -- the tiny babe his father has been named ward of, and the young woman he will eventually grow to love as more than a sister. In a dark plan to secure Merry's fortune, Jack's father reveals the devastating secret that will tear them apart and force Jack to flee. Years pass, and now Jack is back to set things right for the girl he'll always love...but cannot

This has a decent enough premise - the first few chapters cover Jack's early life when Meredith is just a baby in August Coltrane's house. August is a drunk and a gambler, who returns to the county estate at infrequent times during the year to throw raucous house parties. Though various methods, Jack and Merry are brought up by a random troupe of people, including two actors, a tutor, a viscount, and various other people. The story zips along at 5 year gaps as Jack and Merry grow up, ultimately being forced to marry, when she is 16, in order for August to get hold of her money.

That same night, Jack escapes, fearing his father would beat him again - this time to the death. He returns 5 years later, certainly richer, but not necessarily wiser- with his father and some of those who looked after Jack when younger, now dead.

He finds Merry both loves him and hates him. Henry Sherlock, a friend of his fathers, has been running the finances of the estate in Jack's absence, whilst Merry has been running the estate and trying to pay off all the debts. Clancy and Cluny - the two actors - are now ghosts keeping an eye on Merry. The rest of the book is spent with Jack and Merry trying to work out their emotions and a way forward - bearing in mind they are still technically married to each other, dont really know each other as adults and have been damaged so much since they were children. Jack also comes to realise that Henry Sherlock isnt as benign as he lets on. There is also the matter of the Highway man who has started robbing people mere days after Jack has returned to town.

There's a lot of plot, a lot of talking (much of it resulting in the book getting a little bogged down in parts). The use of the ghosts as a plot device was good, though not sure if it could have worked some other way. Much of the other matters - such as embezzlement, fraud and forensic accounting - could be seen as very modern for a regency period book.

In all, good premise, reasonable story, got a little bogged down here and there
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nordie | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Oct 14, 2023 |
What a fun Regency! There are some returning characters (I'm looking at you, Aunt Lucinda), so reading the series in publication order might help, but it isn't necessary. The characters amuse me, the romance is good, and seeing Aunt Lucinda again makes it perfect. As is always the case in a light Regency, you know how it will end; the fun is in the journey to get there. And this book was just what I needed.

Recommended for those who like their Regencies to be non-steamy.
 
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Jean_Sexton | Sep 24, 2023 |
Kind of dull in the middle. The story and the romance weren't enough to keep my attention.
 
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aeryn0 | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Jul 23, 2023 |

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Obres
174
També de
9
Membres
8,085
Popularitat
#2,996
Valoració
½ 3.6
Ressenyes
198
ISBN
520
Llengües
6
Preferit
17

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