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Elizabeth Lowell

Autor(a) de Amber Beach

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About the Author

Elizabeth Lowell is actually a pen name for the real person named Ann Charters Maxwell. Maxwell was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1944. She was educated at the University of California, Davis and the University of California, Riverside, where she received a B.A. in 1966. She married Evan mostrar mais Maxwell, a journalist, on September 4, 1966. They have published numerous novels together including The Silk Strategy, The Ruby, Steal the Sun, Redwood Empire, and The Golden Mountain. Maxwell started her writing career in 1975 with the science fiction novel Change. She has written over 60 novels and one non-fiction book. The novels range from science fiction to historical fiction, from romance to mystery to suspense. She has written under numerous pen names including A. E. Maxwell, Annalise Sun, and Lowell Charters. In 1982, she began publishing romance novels as Elizabeth Lowell. She was awarded the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in 1994, Romance Writers of America Best Historical Romance in 1994, and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994. Her title Beautiful Sacrifice made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Ann Elizabeth Charters Maxwell wrote as Ann Maxwell, Elizabeth Lowell, Annalise Sun and Lowell Charters. As A. E. Maxwell, she wrote in collaboration with her husband Evan Maxwell.

The A. E. Maxwell author page; however the two pages should not be combined due to the existence of another author called A. E. Maxwell.


Obras de Elizabeth Lowell

Amber Beach (1997) 781 cópias
Midnight in Ruby Bayou (2000) 753 cópias
The Wrong Hostage (2006) 723 cópias
Pearl Cove (1999) 717 cópias
Moving Target (2001) 708 cópias
Jade Island (1998) 663 cópias
Die in Plain Sight (2003) 640 cópias
Running Scared (2002) 634 cópias
The Color of Death (2004) 628 cópias
Always Time to Die (2005) 612 cópias
Innocent as Sin: A Novel (2007) 591 cópias
Untamed (1993) 590 cópias
Blue Smoke and Murder (2008) 589 cópias
Forbidden (1993) 571 cópias
Enchanted (1994) 544 cópias
Winter Fire (1996) 445 cópias
Death Echo (2010) 437 cópias
Only His (1991) 412 cópias
Only Love (1995) 401 cópias
Only You (1992) 396 cópias
Only Mine (1992) 393 cópias
Autumn Lover (1996) 384 cópias
Tell Me No Lies (1986) 375 cópias
Beautiful Dreamer (2001) 355 cópias
To the Ends of the Earth (1998) 351 cópias
Eden Burning (2002) 336 cópias
The Secret Sister (2005) 334 cópias
A Woman Without Lies (1985) 331 cópias
Reckless Love (1990) 330 cópias
Whirlpool (2006) 318 cópias
Warrior (1991) 301 cópias
Lover in the Rough (1984) 299 cópias
This Time Love (2003) 299 cópias
Remember Summer (1999) 298 cópias
Desert Rain (1996) 297 cópias
Death is Forever (2004) 295 cópias
Forget Me Not (1984) 292 cópias
Fire and Rain (1990) 278 cópias
Fire Dancer (1982) 265 cópias
Granite Man (1991) 257 cópias
Outlaw (1991) 257 cópias
Beautiful Sacrifice (2012) 254 cópias
Where the Heart Is (1997) 252 cópias
Shadow and Silk (1997) 250 cópias
Fever (1988) 234 cópias
Chain Lightning (1988) 234 cópias
Dancer's Luck (1983) 224 cópias
Too Hot to Handle (1986) 220 cópias
Dangerous Refuge (2013) 207 cópias
Dancer's Illusion (1983) 200 cópias
Dark Fire (1988) 198 cópias
Sweet Wind, Wild Wind (1987) 171 cópias
Timeshadow Rider (1986) 167 cópias
Night Diver (2014) 163 cópias
Perfect Touch (2015) 146 cópias
Love Song for a Raven (1987) 135 cópias
Change (1975) 131 cópias
The Diamond Tiger (1992) 122 cópias
The Ruby (1995) 103 cópias
A Dead God Dancing (1979) 94 cópias
The Secret Sisters (1993) 93 cópias
Just Another Day in Paradise (1985) 80 cópias
The Jaws of Menx (1981) 77 cópias
Money Burns (1991) 74 cópias
The Art of Survival (1989) 74 cópias
Gatsby's Vineyard (1987) 68 cópias
The Frog and the Scorpion (1986) 67 cópias
Name of a Shadow (1980) 61 cópias
Just Enough Light to Kill (1988) 60 cópias
The Fire of Spring (1986) 59 cópias
The King of Nothing (1992) 53 cópias
Murder Hurts (1993) 49 cópias
Redwood Empire (1987) 49 cópias
Granite Man [and] Warrior (2007) 46 cópias
Fire and Rain [AND] Outlaw (2007) 45 cópias
Summer Games (1984) 40 cópias
Summer Gold (Sweet Wind ∙ Wild Wind / A Wolf River Summer) (2003) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
Summer Thunder (1983) 38 cópias
The Danvers Touch (1983) 34 cópias
The Singer Enigma (1976) 34 cópias
Traveling Man (1985) 32 cópias
Thunderheart (1992) 31 cópias
Valley of the Sun (1983) 31 cópias
Sequel (1986) 29 cópias
Fires of Eden (1986) 27 cópias
Summer Lovers (3-in-1) (1997) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Steal the Sun (1981) 20 cópias
Golden Empire (1979) 20 cópias
The Golden Mountain (1990) 15 cópias
Hechicera (2009) 3 cópias
sa Maxwell, Ann 2 cópias
The Rocking M Collection (2015) 2 cópias
Sólo tú (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
DULCE TORMENTO(9788492415366) (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
L'amant du nevada (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
Šero a hedvábí (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
Treetops 1 exemplar(es)
Prohibido (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
Solo mía (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
Beautiful Sarifice 1 exemplar(es)
Morir de amor (Spanish Edition) (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
Fire Dancer 1 exemplar(es)
Foundling 1 exemplar(es)
Letní závrať (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Ai confini del cuore 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Maxwell, Ann Elizabeth Charters
Outros nomes
Maxwell, Ann
Sun, Annalise
Lowell, Elizabeth (with Evan Maxwell)
Charters, Lowell (with Evan Maxwell)
Maxwell, A. E. (with Evan Maxwell)
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Locais de residência
Madison, Wisconsin, USA (birth)
Pacific Northwest
Washington, USA
University of California, Riverside (BA|English Literature|1966)
romance novelist
Maxwell, Evan (husband)
Lowell, Heather (daughter)
Romance Writers of America (Lifetime Achievement Award, 1994)
Aviso de desambiguação
Ann Elizabeth Charters Maxwell wrote as Ann Maxwell, Elizabeth Lowell, Annalise Sun and Lowell Charters. As A. E. Maxwell, she wrote in collaboration with her husband Evan Maxwell.

The A. E. Maxwell author page; however the two pages should not be combined due to the existence of another author called A. E. Maxwell.




This started out well, but by page 100 had descended into silliness, full of spitefully jealous women and hypermasculine, brutish men. I really don't find murderous jealousy and controlling possessiveness very sexy. But I do love the idea of the Glendruid witch/clan/curse. That was really a lot of fun.

I'm giving it 3 stars mostly out of nostalgia, and in homage to my younger self that enjoyed this book at a time when I was just discovering the Romance genre had a subcategory of supernatural/magical romance, and was not very particular about healthy relationships.

Paperback, very tattered, bought at a secondhand shop.
… (mais)
Doodlebug34 | outras 10 resenhas | Jan 1, 2024 |
Kiri | 1 outra resenha | Dec 24, 2023 |
This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.

Book Evaluation:
Plot: 🎞️🎞️🎞️🎞️🎞️
World Building:🌎🌎🌎🌎
Hero: 🦸🏻🦸🏻🦸🏻🦸🏻
Intimacy Level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Relationship Building: 💒💒💒💒
Heart & Feels:💞💞💞💞
Witty/Banter/Reaction of Laughter: 😂😂😂
Page Turner Level:📖📖📖📖
Overall View: ✨✨✨✨

First Impressions
Autumn Lover is the first book in the Maxwell duo series and is number five in the "Only" series. This story has been on my watchlist for the longest time and for almost a year I have been trying to get this one read. I am not sure why I have put off this book for the longest time, but I finally braved the wild frontier and grabbed up this book and it was actually way better than I expected. But also reading this made me realize why I don't read too many older historical's anymore, the angst was unreal in this book and the hero is a jerk alpha hero. So if that isn't for you, then I don't recommend it. But if you don't the jerk hero type, and love some great plot machinations and strong western themes, then I do recommend this one to you. It definitely has a storyline that will keep you on the edge of your seat and really delivers such a strong thought out story.

First Line
I hear you need a ramrod who can handle a gun

The Main Protagonists
The Hero: Hunter Maxwell
An Alpha Male, Gunslinger, On the hunt for revenge for the death of his family. Bitter about his late wife who had countless affairs and used him and mistrusts most women.

The Heroine: Elyssa Sutton
With her parents dead, its up to Elyssa to save her ranch from outlaws and rustlers. She loves pretty things but has never found a place where she has been accepted and loved for who she is. She lives and breathes her family's home.

When Elyssa Sutton returns from England to her family's home and ranch in Wyoming, following the end of the Civil War, everything her parents built is falling apart. With rustlers and scavengers picking the place clean, she will fight with everything she has to protect what is left. When Hunter Maxwell arrives, to be her foreman and to stop the destruction, she hires him on. Hunter is on the road to revenge against the Culpeppers who destroyed just about everyone he loved. He doesn't trust Elyssa, she is a beauty just like his late wife and wears satin dresses and he doesn't trust her to not flirt with every man within a mile of her. Hunter has been burned badly, and despite the unfair treatment he deals toward Elyssa, there is a strong connection that forms between them. But they are in great danger now and it will be a miracle if they survive the coming storm...

What I Loved
Autumn Lover wasn't a easy and light filled story. This is most definitely not for the faint of heart, but it was a solid story that packed quite a punch. It does have a writing style that was typical of authors back then, so keep that in mind. There is quite a bit of inner relationship angst in this story. But there is also a very well written plot and great storyline that will keep you moving forward on the story. We have some great character development here. The hero is a tough nut to crack, but eventually he redeems himself. We see such great torment in him over his past and losing his children, so he definitely is multi dimensional and it takes a while to get down to the heart but once you do then its pure gold. Then we have our heroine, whom I really loved. I just had a blast with her character. She has such spirit and genuine heart and intentions and I admired her strength. She stands up for herself which I really was endeared by. The plot of the story is what really makes this story shine. The author kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through this and I was so eager to see it play out in the end.

What I Struggled With
I really struggled with the angst and how the hero treats the heroine. This was really hard to see, because the heroine has such a tender heart. And the hero has all of these wrong misconceptions about her character and its really tough to see how hard he is on her and he can come off as very demeaning and almost bullying in some respects. So keep that in mind before reading this one if these characteristics might be triggering for you.

Overall View
Autumn Lover is a story that is full of autumn vibes, spicy angst, and a plot to keep you eager and involved....a solid win of a story!

Favorite Quote(s)
For Elyssa it was like being in one of her restless dreams—darkness and moonlight, the scent of rosemary and the rippling murmur of water, Hunter’s eyes watching her with a hunger that made her heart turn over.

“No one can stand upright on fire,” Elyssa whispered. “All you can do is sink into it…and let it burn.”

Autumn lover. I’ll remember you each year when leaves turn to fire.

Book Details (also in my shelves)
Sub Genre: Historical Romance
Time Era(s): American West, Civil War, Reconstruction
Character Types: Alpha Male, Jerk Hero, Tortured Hero
Themes: Angsty, Pining Heroine, Groveling Hero, Danger, Western, Autumn Fall Vibes
Tropes: Unrequited Lovers, Revenge, Age Gap

Book Perspective
3rd POV

Relationship Conflict vs Plot Conflict

Song This Book Inspires
This Is My Trying-Taylor Swift

Recommendation For Reading Order
You can read as a standalone

Steam/Spice Explanations

Warmin' by the fire- a medium level of sexual tension, a balance of sexual and emotional intimacy, lighter on the details in the sexual moments.
… (mais)
addictofromance | outras 3 resenhas | Sep 10, 2023 |
archivomorero | 1 outra resenha | May 21, 2023 |



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