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Jade Island (The Donovans)


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Elizabeth Lowell's exciting novels of romantic suspense include the New York Times bestsellers Dangerous Refuge, Beautiful Sacrifice, Death Echo, The Wrong Hostage, Amber Beach, Jade Island, Pearl Cove, and Midnight in Ruby Bayou. She has also written New York Times bestselling historical series set in the American West and medieval Britain. She has more than 80 titles published to date, with more than 24 million copies of her books in print. She lives in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with her husband, with whom she writes novels under a pseudonym. Her favorite activity is exploring the western United States to find the landscapes that speak to her soul and inspire her writing.Las aclamadas novelas de suspenso de la autora Elizabeth Lowell incluyen varios bestsellers en la New York Times. Lowell ha vendido mas de treinta millones de ejemplares. Vive con su esposo en Seattle, Washington y Sedona, Arizona, con quien escribe novelas de misterio bajo un seudonimo.


Jade Island is book two of Lowell's new Donovan series, focusing on jade's value to Chinese culture. Lianne Blakely is a jade expert and the illegitimate daughter of an influential Chinese family. Kyle Donovan, of Donovan International, owes the U.S. government a small favor. Lianne and Kyle are drawn together like moths to flames. Unfortunately, Laural Merlington lacks the vocal range required to create noticeably different voices for Lianne and Kyle. She attempts to compensate by using cadence to create marked speech patterns but is unable to effectively sustain this approach. As a result, the story requires very careful attention to keep track of the dialog. Despite the flaws, larger fiction collections should purchase as Lowell is on the best seller fast track. Smaller collections should purchase for demand.‘Jodi L. Israel, Jamaica Plain, MA

"The Donovan family saga continues in spectacular fashion with "Jade Island. Clear your calendar, you will want time to savor every word."-- "Romantic Times
"Lowell's keen ear for dialogue and intuitive characterizations consistently place her a cut above most writers in this genre". -- Charlotte News & Observer.

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