Sweet Wind, Wild Wind

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Lara Chandler has come home to the Rocking B Ranch--but not for the man she loved and now hates. Carson Blackridge is waiting, though, determined to win Lara back for all the right reasons--and one wrong one. But even as Lara begins to trust the love she has denied for so long, she is faced with the growing fear that history is repeating itself. And that she'll make the same mistakes.
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Overview

Lara Chandler has come home to the Rocking B Ranch--but not for the man she loved and now hates. Carson Blackridge is waiting, though, determined to win Lara back for all the right reasons--and one wrong one. But even as Lara begins to trust the love she has denied for so long, she is faced with the growing fear that history is repeating itself. And that she'll make the same mistakes.
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A young scholar returns to research the history of the Montana ranch where she was raised and discovers tragic but heart-healing secrets from the past and unexpectedly renews a fragile love. Although first published in 1987 as a Silhouette Intimate Moments and now slightly dated, this classic title still packs the sensual, emotional punch that Lowell fans have come to expect.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780727869043
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/1/2010
  • Series: Silhouette Intimate Moments Series , #178
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 398,727
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Lowell
Elizabeth Lowell is the author of numerous historical and contemporary novels, many of which have been New York Times bestsellers, including four masterful works of romantic suspense featuring the Donovan family. Ms. Lowell lives in Anacortes, Washington, with her husband with whom she writes mystery novels under a pseudonym.

Laural began working in regional theater as an actor at the age of 17. She has done over 20 years of stage work, and 16 years of audio book narration, having narrated over 100 titles in all genres. In addition, Laural has directed well over 100 audio titles, providing expertise on both sides of the microphone. In acknowledgement for years of excellence at her craft, Laural has received AudioFile's 'Earphones Award' many times over.

Biography

Extensive and versatile, Elizabeth Lowell's résumé of titles (in almost every genre) is as long as the list of her various pen names. She's written science fiction, mystery and romance. She's also penned historical fiction and collaborated on a movie novelization. So prolific is Lowell that she and her husband, Evan Maxwell, have had to create a whole raft of pseudonyms for her books.

Her earliest work, from the 1970s, is science fiction and is written under her actual name, Ann Maxwell. The romances she and her husband began writing together in the early '90s are under the same name, because their publisher wanted a female author’s name on the cover. Their Southern California mystery series featuring the divorced lovers Fiddler and Fiora are written under A. E. Maxwell (Ann and Evan), while their joint novelization of the 1992 Val Kilmer movie Thunderheart is under the name Lowell Charters (his middle name and her maiden name.)

Her biggest solo success, the romance novels that have taken her repeatedly to The New York Times bestseller list, are credited to Elizabeth Lowell -- a combination of the couple’s middle names.

Lowell’s romances are noted for their sass and, of course, their sex. But her characterizations, particularly, draw high marks. "Elizabeth Lowell's talent is enormous," wrote The Romance Reader in its review of 1984's Forget Me Not. "She has made a well-deserved name for herself by crafting likable, plucky heroines and enigmatic but intelligent heroes." And, in 1996 the Chicago Tribune wrote, "The protagonist she has chosen for her hardcover debut, Winter Fire could give a Navy SEAL lessons in survival."

Lowell embarked on a popular series in 1997 with the publication of Amber Beach, which introduced readers to the Donovan family, titans in the menacing world of precious gemstones who must dodge murderers, thieves, and power-hungry governments to protect their business. Of the first in the series, Kirkus Reviews wrote, "A romance that offers all the sexual tension, adventure and squishy clichés that fans of the genre could possibly want."

When Lowell was getting started as sci-fi writer Ann Maxwell, she was writing on legal pads while caring for her two young children. Evan was a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, covering international crime. In the early 1980s, after he had already collaborated on three mystery novels with Lowell, Maxwell decided to quit daily journalism and write fiction full-time.

The couple has since become a cottage industry of genre fiction operating out of their Seattle-area home. They collaborate on some projects, go solo on others. Lowell has described a seven-day-a week work packed with deadlines, an organized effort that starts out with book outlines that typically take about a month to draft as well as character sketches. Then the writing begins.

"My fiction deals with problems of strength rather than problems of weakness," she told Contemporary Authors. There is no appeal or purpose for me in reading -- or writing -- fiction that portrays incessant, excruciating, and pointless pain in the lives of characters."

Good To Know

Readers are surprised to find out that the books Lowell writes with her husband are true collaborations. "In fact, a lot of people, once they know, say, 'Oh, I know who did this in the book, and I know who did this,' and they're almost invariably wrong," she told the Los Angeles Times.

Two of the most intriguing time periods for Lowell are medieval England and the post-Civil War period in the American West. "In both cases it was a time of expanded possibilities for individuals, regardless of birth or heritage, to create a better life and, ultimately, a better world, from chaos," she told Contemporary Authors.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Ann Maxwell; A .E. Maxwell; Annalise Sun; Lowell Charters
    1. Date of Birth:
      April 5, 1944
    2. Place of Birth:
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    1. Education:
      B. A., University of California, 1966

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2000

    A Quick Read

    While the story line is pretty good, there is not much depth to the characters. This is the first book I have read of hers, and it was a bit of a disspointment. Nice scenery, and a good ending, but the plot could have been better

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    So very bad. It could have been a good story without all of the

    So very bad. It could have been a good story without all of the overstated and often repeated angst. At one point I thought I was reading a Diana Palmer story. The plot was believable but the actions of the characters weren't. I got more interested in the story of 2 minor characters that only existed in a few paragraphs(Willie and Tinkling Liz) than I was in the main characters. too much repetition and too little realness of the characters. I mean, I was dumb at 24 but that girl was just plain stupid and I feel that way after reading this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2014

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    (Do not post over this.) 1. Any topic, just make it good. <br> 2. Grammar! <br> 3. I am the only judge, and I have written a lot of stories. <br> 4. Must have at least two parts, at most ten. 5. Please post parts here. Its fine if you dont. <br> 6. Something I can understand. <br> 7. Please, genre with title. <br> 8. Every mistake counts. <br> 9. If it just drums on and on and on, its boring. <br> 10. Please add a rp contact.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    When I was reading this book I thought that they end of the book

    When I was reading this book I thought that they end of the book was going to be different than what it was. I thought it was a great book.

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  • Posted November 24, 2012

    I have read several books by author Elizabeth Lowell. I never t

    I have read several books by author Elizabeth Lowell. I never tire of her great characters and their passion for life. This story however, touch my heart as no other by her has! There is such great conflict that you ache to see the resolution. The passion is perfect and the settings are never too much. It is an awesome love story and worth every minute of the reading.

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