Cathy Maxwell
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Cathy Maxwell

Bestselling novelist Cathy Maxwell embraces her writing romance as a way to express her belief that "loving well is the greatest adventure of all," and to explore her fascination with the Regency period.

The author of over thirty historical romance novels and novellas. Cathy's latest is the upcoming IF EVER I SHOULD LOVE YOU, the first book of the "Spinster Heiresses" trilogy from Avon Books. The series, set in the Regency period England, will be quintessential Cathy Maxwell--traditional historicals with a contemporary sensibility and a touch of humor. Other books include, A Date at the Altar, A Seduction at Christmas, The Marriage Ring, The Earl Claims His Wife, and His Christmas Pleasure. Her books have appeared for multiple weeks on The New York Times and the USA Today Best Seller lists.

Cathy received recognition from the start with her first novel, All Things Beautiful. Published in 1994, it was nominated for Best First Book by the Romance Writers of America and for Best First Historical by Romantic Times magazine. It also received first place recognition as Best Read of 1994 from the Reader's Voice. She has been honored by Romance Writers of America with three RITA Award nominations. Romantic Times has honored her talent with three awards for writing books brimming with "Love and Laughter."

Born in Olathe, Kansas, Cathy once called Virginia home, noting she is "a Virginian by choice, but a Kansan by nature." She is now learning how to be a Texan and feels like Austin is the perfect place for her to hone her cowboy skills. She worked in television news and spent six years in the Navy, including a stint in the Pentagon. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Washington Romance Writers, and Virginia Romance Writers and she is a frequent speaker at writers' conferences, libraries and special events. You can always reach Cathy at www.cathymaxwell.com

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Best Sellers

    • The Duke That I Marry

    • A Spinster Heiresses Novel
    • By: Cathy Maxwell
    • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Any young miss would be very lucky to find herself promised to a man like the duke of Camberly. However, Miss Willa Reverly has watched her friends marry for love. Camberly may be the prize of the season, but she will not be “sold” to any man. She wants his devotion or nothing at all....

    Regular price: $23.95

    • A Match Made in Bed

    • A Spinster Heiresses Novel
    • By: Cathy Maxwell
    • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    Miss Cassandra Holwell is too tall, too bookish, and too smart - but she does have money and a father who wants a grand title for her. Cassandra hasn’t felt a desire to marry until she meets the sinfully handsome Duke of Camberly....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 5 Stars for Narrator and 4 Stars for the Story

    • By Jody in Minneapolis on 08-31-18

    Regular price: $23.95

    • The Groom Says Yes

    • The Brides of Wishmore, Book 3
    • By: Cathy Maxwell
    • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Sabrina Davidson, dutiful daughter, avowed spinster, thought she'd secured a place for herself in Aberfeldy society - until her hard-earned acceptance of her fate is challenged by the arrival of Cormac Enright....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story and performance

    • By karen on 05-13-16

    Regular price: $21.67

    • If Ever I Should Love You

    • A Spinster Heiresses Novel
    • By: Cathy Maxwell
    • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    He's inherited a title, but not a penny to speak of, so the Earl of Rochdale knows he must find a wife - preferably one tolerably pretty and good-tempered but definitely wealthy....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It's all just a little too easy

    • By Lady Wesley on 02-06-18

    Regular price: $25.09

    • The Bride Says Maybe

    • The Brides of Wishmore, Book 2
    • By: Cathy Maxwell
    • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    She'd once been the toast of London, but now scandal has brought her down. Still, pretty, petted Lady Tara Davidson can't believe her new fate....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • love Mary Jane Wells!

    • By Erin Kinney on 08-27-18

    Regular price: $21.67

    • A Date at the Altar

    • Marrying the Duke
    • By: Cathy Maxwell
    • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Twice he has been close to the altar and still no duchess. Will the third time be the charm? A duke can't marry just anyone. She must be of good family, be fertile, and be young....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Wonderful Cathy Maxwell Book

    • By Ramona C on 05-30-17

    Regular price: $25.09

    • The Fairest of Them All

    • Marrying the Duke
    • By: Cathy Maxwell
    • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    The penniless orphan of a disreputable earl, Lady Charlene Blanchard thrives on the adventure of picking the pockets of unsavory gentlemen to survive....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect Romance

    • By Patricia Martinez on 06-04-16

    Regular price: $25.09

    • In the Highlander's Bed

    • By: Cathy Maxwell
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    Highland warrior Gordon Lachlan has spent his life battling the English. Now, to claim victory for his clan, he must retrieve the Sword of the MacKenna from the hands of his mortal enemies....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • a reach at best

    • By Julia Aryeh on 07-07-08

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Bride Says No

    • The Brides of Wishmore
    • By: Cathy Maxwell
    • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    What happens when a bride says no?...

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Heavy going...not worth a credit

    • By PennyLou on 08-01-18

    Regular price: $21.67

    • The Match of the Century

    • Marrying the Duke, Book 1
    • By: Cathy Maxwell
    • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    Postponements of her marriage to London's most powerful peer give Elin time to wonder how she will marry Gavin Baynton when she cannot forget his brother, Benedict....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • You can't go wrong with a Cathy Maxwell book!

    • By LilMissMolly on 12-13-15

    Regular price: $21.67

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