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Elizabeth Lowell

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre
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.


Værker af Elizabeth Lowell

Amber Beach (1997) 781 eksemplarer
Midnight in Ruby Bayou (2000) 753 eksemplarer
The Wrong Hostage (2006) 723 eksemplarer
Pearl Cove (1999) 717 eksemplarer
Moving Target (2001) 708 eksemplarer
Jade Island (1998) 663 eksemplarer
Die in Plain Sight (2003) 640 eksemplarer
Running Scared (2002) 634 eksemplarer
The Color of Death (2004) 628 eksemplarer
Always Time to Die (2005) 612 eksemplarer
Innocent as Sin: A Novel (2007) 591 eksemplarer
Untamed (1993) 589 eksemplarer
Blue Smoke and Murder (2008) 589 eksemplarer
Forbidden (1993) 571 eksemplarer
Enchanted (1994) 544 eksemplarer
Winter Fire (1996) 445 eksemplarer
Death Echo (2010) 437 eksemplarer
Only His (1991) 412 eksemplarer
Only Love (1995) 401 eksemplarer
Only You (1992) 396 eksemplarer
Only Mine (1992) 393 eksemplarer
Autumn Lover (1996) 384 eksemplarer
Tell Me No Lies (1986) 375 eksemplarer
Beautiful Dreamer (2001) 355 eksemplarer
To the Ends of the Earth (1998) 351 eksemplarer
Eden Burning (2002) 336 eksemplarer
The Secret Sister (2005) 334 eksemplarer
A Woman Without Lies (1985) 331 eksemplarer
Reckless Love (1990) 330 eksemplarer
Whirlpool (2006) 318 eksemplarer
Warrior (1991) 301 eksemplarer
Lover in the Rough (1984) 299 eksemplarer
This Time Love (2003) 299 eksemplarer
Remember Summer (1999) 298 eksemplarer
Desert Rain (1996) 297 eksemplarer
Death is Forever (2004) 295 eksemplarer
Forget Me Not (1984) 292 eksemplarer
Fire and Rain (1990) 278 eksemplarer
Fire Dancer (1982) 265 eksemplarer
Granite Man (1991) 257 eksemplarer
Outlaw (1991) 257 eksemplarer
Beautiful Sacrifice (2012) 253 eksemplarer
Where the Heart Is (1997) 252 eksemplarer
Shadow and Silk (1997) 250 eksemplarer
Fever (1988) 234 eksemplarer
Chain Lightning (1988) 232 eksemplarer
Dancer's Luck (1983) 224 eksemplarer
Too Hot to Handle (1986) 220 eksemplarer
Dangerous Refuge (2013) 207 eksemplarer
Dancer's Illusion (1983) 200 eksemplarer
Dark Fire (1988) 198 eksemplarer
Sweet Wind, Wild Wind (1987) 171 eksemplarer
Timeshadow Rider (1986) 167 eksemplarer
Night Diver (2014) 163 eksemplarer
Perfect Touch (2015) 146 eksemplarer
Love Song for a Raven (1987) 135 eksemplarer
Change (1975) 131 eksemplarer
The Diamond Tiger (1992) 122 eksemplarer
The Ruby (1995) 103 eksemplarer
A Dead God Dancing (1979) 94 eksemplarer
The Secret Sisters (1993) 93 eksemplarer
Just Another Day in Paradise (1985) 80 eksemplarer
The Jaws of Menx (1981) 77 eksemplarer
Money Burns (1991) 74 eksemplarer
The Art of Survival (1989) 74 eksemplarer
Gatsby's Vineyard (1987) 68 eksemplarer
The Frog and the Scorpion (1986) 67 eksemplarer
Name of a Shadow (1980) 61 eksemplarer
Just Enough Light to Kill (1988) 60 eksemplarer
The Fire of Spring (1986) 59 eksemplarer
The King of Nothing (1992) 53 eksemplarer
Murder Hurts (1993) 49 eksemplarer
Redwood Empire (1987) 49 eksemplarer
Granite Man [and] Warrior (2007) 46 eksemplarer
Fire and Rain [AND] Outlaw (2007) 45 eksemplarer
Summer Games (1984) 40 eksemplarer
Summer Gold (Sweet Wind ∙ Wild Wind / A Wolf River Summer) (2003) — Bidragyder — 38 eksemplarer
Summer Thunder (1983) 38 eksemplarer
The Danvers Touch (1983) 34 eksemplarer
The Singer Enigma (1976) 34 eksemplarer
Traveling Man (1985) 32 eksemplarer
Valley of the Sun (1983) 31 eksemplarer
Thunderheart (1992) 31 eksemplarer
Sequel (1986) 29 eksemplarer
Fires of Eden (1986) 27 eksemplarer
Summer Lovers (3-in-1) (1997) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
Steal the Sun (1981) 20 eksemplarer
Golden Empire (1979) 20 eksemplarer
The Golden Mountain (1990) 15 eksemplarer
At the Edge [Anthology 3-in-1] (2003) 10 eksemplarer
Tell Me No Lies [Abridged Audio] (2008) 5 eksemplarer
Hechicera (2009) 3 eksemplarer
sa Maxwell, Ann 2 eksemplarer
Winter Fire [Abridged Audio] (1997) 2 eksemplarer
Amber Beach [and] Jade Island (1999) 2 eksemplarer
The Rocking M Collection (2015) 2 eksemplarer
Dancer's Illusion 2 eksemplarer
Sólo tú (2007) 1 eksemplar
DULCE TORMENTO(9788492415366) (2013) 1 eksemplar
L'amant du nevada (1999) 1 eksemplar
Šero a hedvábí (1999) 1 eksemplar
Treetops 1 eksemplar
Prohibido (2008) 1 eksemplar
Solo mía (2007) 1 eksemplar
Beautiful Sarifice 1 eksemplar
Fire Dancer 1 eksemplar
Foundling 1 eksemplar
Letní závrať (2014) 1 eksemplar

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Juridisk navn
Maxwell, Ann Elizabeth Charters
Andre navne
Maxwell, Ann
Sun, Annalise
Lowell, Elizabeth (with Evan Maxwell)
Charters, Lowell (with Evan Maxwell)
Maxwell, A. E. (with Evan Maxwell)
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Madison, Wisconsin, USA (birth)
Pacific Northwest
Washington, USA
University of California, Riverside (BA|English Literature|1966)
romance novelist
Maxwell, Evan (husband)
Lowell, Heather (daughter)
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Romance Writers of America (Lifetime Achievement Award, 1994)
Oplysning om flertydighed
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 andre anmeldelser | Jan 1, 2024 |
Kiri | 1 anden anmeldelse | 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 andre anmeldelser | Sep 10, 2023 |
archivomorero | 1 anden anmeldelse | May 21, 2023 |



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