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Jennifer Blake

Autor(a) de With a Southern Touch

138+ Works 4,914 Membros 45 Críticas 6 Favorited

About the Author

Best-selling romance author, Jennifer Blake was born in Louisiana in 1942. She has written over 50 titles which have been published in 18 languages. Her titles include "Arrow to the Heart," "Silver-Tongued Devil," "Bride of a Stranger," "Royal Seduction," "Garden of Scandal," and the "Southern mostrar mais Gentlemen" series. Blake also writes mysteries under the pseudonymn Patricia Ponder, gothic romances as Elizabeth Treherne, contemporary romances as Patricia Maxwell and Maxine Patrick. Blake's works have earned her numerous awards and honors. She is Writer-in-Residence for the University of Northeastern Louisiana, and is a charter, and honorary, member of Romance Writers of America. In addition to those honors, she has received a Golden Treasure Award for Lifetime Achievement from Romance Writers of America and the Frank Waters Award for Excellence in Fiction and she was inducted into the RWA and Affaire de Coeur Romance Halls of Fame. Blake currently resides in Louisiana. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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(eng) Patricia Anne Ponder Maxwell is a best-selling American author of over fifty novels. She has published books under five different names. Using her real name, Patricia Maxwell, she writes Gothic mystery-suspense romances; she wrote one book in collaboration that was published under Elizabeth Trehearne, under her maiden name, Patricia Ponder, she wrote a murder mystery and a romantic suspense story, as Maxine Patrick, she wrote contemporary romances and as Jennifer Blake she writes historical romances.

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Séries

Obras por Jennifer Blake

With a Southern Touch (2002) — Contribuidor — 136 exemplares
Wildest Dreams (1990) 128 exemplares, 2 críticas
Fierce Eden (1985) 126 exemplares, 2 críticas
Roan (2000) 124 exemplares
Challenge to Honour (2004) 123 exemplares
Royal Seduction (1983) 121 exemplares, 1 crítica
Luke (1999) 120 exemplares, 1 crítica
Dawn Encounter (2006) 119 exemplares
By His Majesty's Grace (2011) 118 exemplares, 6 críticas
Clay (2001) 115 exemplares
Shameless (1994) 109 exemplares
Kane (1998) 108 exemplares
Midnight Waltz (1984) 108 exemplares, 1 crítica
Royal Passion (1985) 107 exemplares
Prisoner of Desire (1986) 106 exemplares
Wade (2002) 104 exemplares
Arrow to the Heart (1993) 99 exemplares, 2 críticas
Louisiana Dawn (1987) 97 exemplares
Rogue's Salute (2007) 94 exemplares
Silver-Tongued Devil (1995) 93 exemplares, 3 críticas
Guarded Heart (2008) 93 exemplares
Love and Smoke (1989) 90 exemplares, 1 crítica
Embrace and Conquer (1981) 85 exemplares
Southern Rapture (1987) 84 exemplares
Spanish Serenade (1990) 84 exemplares, 1 crítica
Garden of Scandal (1997) 82 exemplares, 2 críticas
Surrender in Moonlight (1984) 75 exemplares
By Grace Possessed (The Three Graces) (2011) 74 exemplares, 5 críticas
Gallant Match (2009) 67 exemplares
Tigress (1996) 63 exemplares
Love's Wild Desire (1977) 63 exemplares
A Joyous Season (Anthology 4-in-1) (1996) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares, 1 crítica
Joy & Anger (1991) 61 exemplares
The Rent-A-Groom (2012) 59 exemplares, 4 críticas
Perfume of Paradise (1988) 54 exemplares
The Storm and the Splendor (1979) 52 exemplares
Triumph in Arms (2010) 50 exemplares
Tender Betrayal (1979) 48 exemplares
Golden Fancy (1980) 40 exemplares
Bride of a Stranger (1974) 40 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Notorious Angel (1974) 36 exemplares, 1 crítica
Pieces of Dreams (1996) 33 exemplares
Louisiana History Collection - Part 1 (Box Set 3-in-1) (2012) — Autor — 30 exemplares
Dark Masquerade (1974) 28 exemplares, 1 crítica
April of Enchantment (1980) 26 exemplares, 1 crítica
Out of the Dark (2011) 26 exemplares
Contemporary Collection - Part 2 (2013) 25 exemplares
The Secret of Mirror House (1970) 25 exemplares
Bayou Bride (1978) 22 exemplares
The Abducted Heart (1978) 22 exemplares
Galahad in Jeans (Louisiana Knights Book 2) (2016) 20 exemplares, 1 crítica
Captive Kisses (1980) 20 exemplares
A Vision of Sugarplums (2011) 17 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Warlock's Daughter (2011) 17 exemplares, 1 crítica
Stranger at Plantation Inn (1970) 16 exemplares
The Court of the Thorn Tree (1973) 15 exemplares, 1 crítica
Night of the Candles (1978) 14 exemplares
Love at Sea (1980) 13 exemplares
The Bewitching Grace (1974) 13 exemplares, 1 crítica
Snowbound Heart (1979) 12 exemplares
Dream Lover (2013) 9 exemplares
Forbidden Lovers (A Paranormal Romance Box Set) (2013) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Queen For A Night (2014) 7 exemplares
Adam (2005) 6 exemplares
No Ordinary Lovers Box Set (2013) 5 exemplares
The Hired Wife (1978) 4 exemplares
Hearts Aflame (Box Set 5-in-1) (2014) 3 exemplares
Louisiana Knights Holiday Pack (2017) 3 exemplares
Baby Dreams (1990) 2 exemplares
John 'Rip' Peterson 2 exemplares
Around the World in 100 Days (2015) 2 exemplares
Verheißung der Nacht. (2004) 2 exemplares
Rose 1/A * 1 exemplar
Sérénade en Louisiane (1999) 1 exemplar
Pirate Hearts (Box Set 3-in-1) (2013) — Autor — 1 exemplar
Serenade der Leidenschaft (1991) 1 exemplar
Wie Feuer im Blut (2005) 1 exemplar
Murder for Charity (1974) 1 exemplar
Haven of Fear (1974) 1 exemplar
Rächer des Herzens (2006) 1 exemplar
Nacht über Lousiana. (2002) 1 exemplar
Linda 2/A * 1 exemplar
Miłość i dym (1997) 1 exemplar
Träume des Südens (1989) 1 exemplar
Ross 4/A 1 exemplar
Tangled Vines 1 exemplar

Associated Works

How to Write a Romance and Get it Published (1983) — Contribuidor, algumas edições123 exemplares
Writing Romances: A Handbook by the Romance Writers of America (1997) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
Snow Baby (2000) — Prefácio — 33 exemplares, 1 crítica
Crimes of Passion (Box Set 6-in-1) (2014) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
My First Real Romance (1985) 3 exemplares
Romancing the Heart (Box Set 8-in-1) (2014) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Ponder Maxwell, Patricia Anne
Outros nomes
Maxwell, Patricia
Trehearne, Elizabeth
Ponder, Patricia
Patrick, Maxine
Blake, Jennifer
Data de nascimento
1942-03-09
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Goldonna, Louisiana, USA
Locais de residência
Goldonna, Louisiana, USA
Ocupações
novelist
Organizações
Romance Writers of America
Prémios e menções honrosas
Romantic Times (Historical Romance Author of the Year, 1985)
Romance Writers of America's Golden Treasure (Lifetime Achievement, 1987)
North Louisiana Romance Authors's Climbing Rose Award (1987)
Romance Writers of America (Honorary Membership, 1988)
Affaire de Coeur Magazine (Romance Hall of Fame, 1994)
Coeur de Louisiane, Inc. Writers Club (Lifetime Honorary Membership, 1995) (mostrar todos 9)
North Louisiana Romance Authors's Climbing Rose Award (1995)
Frank Waters Award for Writing Excellence (1997)
Writer- in -Residence, University of Northeastern Louisiana

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Patricia Ann Ponder was born on March 9, 1942 in a one hundred-twenty year old house constructed by her grandparents near Goldonna, Louisiana, where her family resided during seventh generation. She grep up in her parent's farm in Northern Louisiana.

At 15, Patricia married with Mr. Maxwell and they formed a happy family. At 21, she needed to be something more than a housewife and she began writing, she sold her first book at 27. She start writing gothic novels with her real name, Patricia Maxwell; she wrote one book in collaboration as Elizabeth Trehearne and she singed a murder mystery and a romantic suspense story as her maiden name, Patricia Ponder. When the gothic genre began to decay, she began to publish only romance genre, contemporany romances as Maxine Patrick and historical romances as Jennifer Blake, the only pseudonym that she uses now.

This legend of the romance genre is called the "Steel Magnolia of women's fiction" and gained New York Times Best Seller status since 1977, with "Love's wild desire". An international best seller as well, she has been published in 18 languages with worldwide sales approaching 30 million. She was honored with the position as Writer-in-Residence for the University of Northeastern Louisiana, and is a charter, and honorary, member of Romance Writers of America.

Since 1998, Patricia and her husband have resided in a lakeside Caribbean-styled retreat in North Louisiana where they often entertain friends and family.
Nota de desambiguação
Patricia Anne Ponder Maxwell is a best-selling American author of over fifty novels. She has published books under five different names. Using her real name, Patricia Maxwell, she writes Gothic mystery-suspense romances; she wrote one book in collaboration that was published under Elizabeth Trehearne, under her maiden name, Patricia Ponder, she wrote a murder mystery and a romantic suspense story, as Maxine Patrick, she wrote contemporary romances and as Jennifer Blake she writes historical romances.

Membros

Discussions

Críticas

Dark Masquerade by Jennifer Blake is a 2014 Steel Magnolia Press publication.

This book was originally published in 1974- and it goes without saying that these older books are often hit or miss- that is especially true if you decide to pick up an old Gothic suspense novel published between the late sixties and mid-seventies. But, if you know what to expect, and are maybe familiar with Dorothy Daniels or maybe Victoria Holt- you'll probably enjoy this one- and the trip down memory lane, too.

This is a rare re-read for me. I read it back in 2014 when the author digitally formatted her Gothic collection and made them available in the Kindle store. Despite my mini collection of old Gothic paperbacks, I had no idea Jennifer Blake had ever written Gothic Suspense, having only known her as the NYT bestselling author of numerous historical romances.

Despite some legacy authors, such as those I mentioned previously, most of the Gothic suspense novels written during that brief period when they were extremely popular, were quite forgettable- and some were just plain bad, and they most definitely didn’t age well.

But now that I’ve read several of Blake’s Gothic stories, I found that her novels stood the test of time remarkably well, all things considered.

There are some dated attitudes and passages, but nothing too terrible. This one has a twofold thread of suspense, and Blake’s signature southern accent woven through it, which gave in an added layer of atmosphere.

Overall, this one is a cut above most novels published in this category -in this era- which is most likely attributed to Blake’s rapidly developing talent as a writer at the time.

I think it’s great that we can revisit these old novels now- especially as they are out of print and incredibly hard to find. It’s also fun to read an author’s very early work before they started making the bestseller lists, as well.

I had fun with this one- it was the perfect read a wet, gray and foggy day.

3.5 stars
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gpangel | Dec 11, 2022 |
This one was a bit different. The heroine had killed her husband by backing a car over him. She now has agoraphobia. The hero had been married before to a much older woman and had been accused of her murder. He falls in love with the heroine, another older woman but only by 10 years, at first sight. The hero is just convinced that they belong together. when the locals find out about the relationship, someone starts doing bad things to try to keep them apart. The hero just sticks with the heroine no matter that she tries to break up with him. I liked his persistence. The story could have been a bit clearer in spots especially regarding his previous marriage but was worth reading over all.… (mais)
 
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Luziadovalongo | 1 outra crítica | Jul 14, 2022 |
 
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archivomorero | 1 outra crítica | Jun 27, 2022 |
Se necesitaba una extraña combinación de odio, osadía y curiosidad para atraer al famoso bandido El León a la galería iluminada por la luna... e inclusive más para tentarlo a aceptar su audaz pedido. Pero la hermosa y obstinada Pilar Sandoval y Serna pagará cualquier precio para escapar de la tiranía de su padrastro, Don Esteban. Desesperada y enfurecida, Pilar recurre al apuesto y cambiante León, un noble empobrecido por la maldad de Don Esteban. Escondido con su banda de marginados en las montañas, también ha jurado matar al padrastro de Pilar. Pilar ofrece a El León su fortuna si simula secuestrarla y la devuelve a la casa de su amada tía. Peor antes de completar la misión, el León descubre que al dote de Pilar carece de valor y que la muerte a manos de Don esteban los espera a los dos. El León no se conformará con cofres vacíos. Jura que obtendrá de ella lo que corresponda, como le plazca y mientras le plazca. Sin Familia o amigos, Pilar sabe que está a su merced...… (mais)
 
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Natt90 | Jun 24, 2022 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
138
Also by
6
Membros
4,914
Popularidade
#5,111
Avaliação
½ 3.3
Críticas
45
ISBN
440
Línguas
8
Marcado como favorito
6

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