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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 por Elizabeth Lowell

Amber Beach (1997) 786 exemplares
Midnight in Ruby Bayou (2000) 762 exemplares
The Wrong Hostage (2006) 729 exemplares
Pearl Cove (1999) 721 exemplares
Moving Target (2001) 714 exemplares
Jade Island (1998) 666 exemplares
Die in Plain Sight (2003) 640 exemplares
Running Scared (2002) 640 exemplares
The Color of Death (2004) 636 exemplares
Always Time to Die (2005) 626 exemplares
Untamed (1993) 600 exemplares
Blue Smoke and Murder (2008) 600 exemplares
Innocent as Sin (2007) 599 exemplares
Forbidden (1993) 577 exemplares
Enchanted (1994) 546 exemplares
Winter Fire (1996) 450 exemplares
Death Echo (2010) 444 exemplares
Only His (1991) 415 exemplares
Only Love (1995) 404 exemplares
Only You (1992) 397 exemplares
Only Mine (1992) 396 exemplares
Autumn Lover (1996) 388 exemplares
Tell Me No Lies (1986) 379 exemplares
Beautiful Dreamer (2001) 359 exemplares
To the Ends of the Earth (1998) 353 exemplares
The Secret Sister (2005) 337 exemplares
Eden Burning (2002) 337 exemplares
A Woman Without Lies (1985) 334 exemplares
Reckless Love (1990) 333 exemplares
Whirlpool (2006) 320 exemplares
This Time Love (2003) 304 exemplares
Lover in the Rough (1984) 301 exemplares
Remember Summer (1999) 301 exemplares
Warrior (1991) 301 exemplares
Death is Forever (2004) 298 exemplares
Desert Rain (1996) 298 exemplares
Forget Me Not (1984) 295 exemplares
Fire and Rain (1990) 278 exemplares
Fire Dancer (1982) 269 exemplares
Beautiful Sacrifice (2012) 258 exemplares
Granite Man (1991) 257 exemplares
Outlaw (1991) 257 exemplares
Shadow and Silk (1997) 255 exemplares
Where the Heart Is (1997) 254 exemplares
Fever (1988) 238 exemplares
Chain Lightning (1988) 233 exemplares
Dancer's Luck (1983) 226 exemplares
Too Hot to Handle (1986) 222 exemplares
Dangerous Refuge (2013) 212 exemplares
Dancer's Illusion (1983) 205 exemplares
Dark Fire (1988) 201 exemplares
Sweet Wind, Wild Wind (1987) 173 exemplares
Timeshadow Rider (1986) 169 exemplares
Night Diver (2014) 169 exemplares
Perfect Touch (2015) 148 exemplares
Love Song for a Raven (1987) 138 exemplares
Change (1975) 132 exemplares
The Diamond Tiger (1992) 124 exemplares
The Ruby (1995) 104 exemplares
The Secret Sisters (1993) 95 exemplares
A Dead God Dancing (1979) 95 exemplares
Just Another Day in Paradise (1985) 81 exemplares
The Jaws of Menx (1981) 78 exemplares
Money Burns (1991) 75 exemplares
The Art of Survival (1989) 74 exemplares
Gatsby's Vineyard (1987) 68 exemplares
The Frog and the Scorpion (1986) 67 exemplares
Name of a Shadow (1980) 63 exemplares
Just Enough Light to Kill (1988) 61 exemplares
The Fire of Spring (1986) 59 exemplares
The King of Nothing (1992) 54 exemplares
Redwood Empire (1987) 50 exemplares
Murder Hurts (1993) 50 exemplares
Granite Man [and] Warrior (2007) 46 exemplares
Fire and Rain [AND] Outlaw (2007) 45 exemplares
Summer Games (1984) 40 exemplares
Summer Thunder (1983) 39 exemplares
Summer Gold (Sweet Wind ∙ Wild Wind / A Wolf River Summer) (2003) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
The Singer Enigma (1976) 34 exemplares
The Danvers Touch (1983) 34 exemplares
Valley of the Sun (1983) 32 exemplares
Thunderheart (1992) 32 exemplares
Traveling Man (1985) 32 exemplares
Sequel (1986) 29 exemplares
Fires of Eden (1986) 27 exemplares
Summer Lovers (3-in-1) (1997) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Steal the Sun (1981) 20 exemplares
Golden Empire (1979) 20 exemplares
The Golden Mountain (1990) 15 exemplares
At the Edge [Anthology 3-in-1] (2003) 10 exemplares
Hechicera (2009) 3 exemplares
The Rocking M Collection (2015) 2 exemplares
sa Maxwell, Ann 2 exemplares
Amber Beach [and] Jade Island (1999) 2 exemplares
Winter Fire [Abridged Audio] (1997) 2 exemplares
Šero a hedvábí (1999) 1 exemplar
Treetops 1 exemplar
Danger's Illusion 1 exemplar
Foundling 1 exemplar
L'amant du nevada (1999) 1 exemplar
Rehine (2009) 1 exemplar
Letní závrať (2014) 1 exemplar
Sólo tú (2007) 1 exemplar
Solo mía (2007) 1 exemplar
Prohibido (2008) 1 exemplar

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
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)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Romance Writers of America (Lifetime Achievement Award, 1994)
Nota 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.
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Doodlebug34 | 10 outras críticas | Jan 1, 2024 |
Kiri | 1 outra crítica | 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.
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addictofromance | 3 outras críticas | Sep 10, 2023 |
archivomorero | 1 outra crítica | May 21, 2023 |



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