Search Results: "Elizabeth Lowell"


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PEARL COVE by Elizabeth Lowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 1999

"Strong, interesting, and sexy characters—and, happily for lovers of romance and priceless jewels, there are still three Donovan siblings to go. ($150,000 ad/promo)"
In her third steamy romance about the gem-dealing Donovans (Amber Beach, 1997, etc.), Lowell joins Nora Roberts in the celebration of lusty heroes with large, loving families. Read full book review >

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THE COLOR OF DEATH by Elizabeth Lowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2004

"James Patterson-style microchapters, some not even a page long, keep things moving, but the end result is no big whoop."
Gem cutter gets cracking, from the hugely popular author of, most recently, Running Scared (2002). Read full book review >

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DEATH ECHO by Elizabeth Lowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2010

"The predictable romance decreases the suspense in this low-wattage thriller."
An international espionage crisis mixes with lighthearted romance on the high seas. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS TIME TO DIE by Elizabeth Lowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"Skillfully handled entertainment, with a bonus in reader-friendly lessons in how to launder money, spike a drink and read a genomics report."
A mayhem-on-the-mesa mystery by mega-selling genre author Lowell (The Color of Death, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL SACRIFICE by Elizabeth Lowell
Released: May 22, 2012

"With a twisting plot, and some moments of inspired dialogue and sizzling romance, this book will keep most readers engaged, but some pacing and plotting missteps keep it from being great—not Lowell at her finest."
Archaeologist Lina Taylor is a specialist in Mayan culture, with a stellar professional resume and a personal history that links back to ancient Mayan royalty rooted in sacred lands in Mexico. Read full book review >

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AMBER BEACH by Elizabeth Lowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Much livelier than Winter Fire, and perhaps the beginning of a series."
A well-made, completely predictable and unchallenging second hardcover from Lowell (Winter Fire, 1996)—a romance that offers all the sexual tension, adventure, and squishy clichÇs that fans of the genre could possibly want. Read full book review >

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MOVING TARGET by Elizabeth Lowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"Romancer Lowell (Midnight in Ruby Bayou, 2000, etc.) has done her rare-book research, and it's all here—along with a Nancy Drew-ish plot and prose that's about as subtle as a calliope."
A legendary illuminated manuscript has vanished—or has it? Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT IN RUBY BAYOU by Elizabeth Lowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"As in earlier entries, Lowell lards her yarn with jewelry lore. Series alumnae will feel as comfortable around Harry Winston as they do in the bedroom."
The last volume in romancer Lowell's gem tetralogy (Pearl Cove, 1999, etc.) recycles pretty much the same successful story for the fourth time. Read full book review >

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RUNNING SCARED by Elizabeth Lowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Fast-moving romantic suspenser that gets off to a good start, but the Keystone Kops-like complications are just plain silly. From the indefatigable author of similar tales of priceless art and improbable crooks (Moving Target, 2001, etc.)."
Ancient Celtic gold has everyone running in circles. Read full book review >

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WINTER FIRE by Elizabeth Lowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Formula work, well done. (First printing of 175,000)"
Lowell's first hardcover romance—as well as Avon's—is a solid if unexceptional effort by a prolific writer in the genre. Read full book review >

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THE WRONG HOSTAGE by Elizabeth Lowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2006

"A nicely written whodunit with a satisfying payoff."
South-of-the-border mayhem, with refreshing twists amid the genre conventions. Read full book review >

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WHY NOT SAY WHAT HAPPENED? by Ivana Lowell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An unsettling yet entertaining chronicle of an exceptional life."
Unflinching memoir about growing up affluent and unhappy in Britain. Read full book review >