Books by Elizabeth Lowell

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Untamed

A Blast from the Past review: originally published on May 30, 2001 Untamed was one of those books I just couldn't put down. I stretched breaks at work, and prolonged my lunch period as much as I dared because I couldn't bear to stop reading. Whenever that happens, I know I've found a keeper. When ...

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Perfect Touch

I’m a longtime fan of Elizabeth Lowell’s romantic suspense titles. The Donovan and St. Kilda series are among my favorites, combining suspense and romance with memorable characters. Unfortunately Perfect Touch did not work for me. Art dealer Sara Medina is known for conne ...

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Beautiful Sacrifice

What most people know about the Maya begins and ends with the facts that they lived in Central America, they had bloody sacrifices, and the world will end in December. Beautiful Sacrifice takes the apocalyptic paranoia and turns it into a fast paced and interesting mystery surrounding violent human ...

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Death Echo

I’m familiar with Lowell’s historical romance titles, but this is the first romantic suspense I’ve read from her. While there was nothing terribly wrong with Death Echo, I’m sorry to say that I was bored out of my mind. It’s the only book I’ve been reading and it took me two months to fi ...

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The Color of Death

I have nothing against a predictable novel of romantic suspense. Sometimes there's a perverse kind of comfort in knowing exactly how the story will unfold - a glamorous setting, the initial clash of the feisty heroine and the color-outside-the-lines law enforcement hero eventually flaming into great ...

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Die in Plain Sight

After Running Scared, an underwhelming second entry in the Rarities series, Elizabeth Lowell returns with Die in Plain Sight, a more enjoyable book. Lacey Quinn, artist and co-owner of an antique shop, inherits some paintings from her grandfather. Convinced of her grandfather's talent, Lacey t ...

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Running Scared

I miss Lowell's historical romances. Though I enjoy her contemporaries well enough, they seem to lack that special something that made her historicals so memorable. But she isn't writing historicals anymore, which means I'll take what I can get, and as far as that goes, Running Scared makes for a pr ...

B
This Time Love

This Time Love was originally published as the 1986 series romance Sequel. It has been "extensively rewritten" by the author and is now being released in hardcover. I've never read Sequel and have no idea what changes have been made to the original novel (except the hero's use of the f-word, which i ...

D+
Eden Burning

If you're a long-time Elizabeth Lowell fan, you've probably already read Fires of Eden, the 1986 Hawaii-set series romance on which this book, Eden Burning, was based. In the Author's Note, Ms. Lowell indicates she has added pages, fleshed out scenes, added new ones, and had a chance to look again a ...

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Forbidden

In the mood for a nice, comfortable, light read? Better save Forbidden for another day. But if you're in the mood for a spellbinding story that burns with passions both emotional and physical, the kind that grabs your heart and kicks it around like a plane in turbulence for a few hours before bringi ...