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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (May 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380775840
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380775842
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #370,841 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

When her brother Kyle vanishes, along with a fortune in stolen amber, Honor Donovan settles into his cottage in the San Juan Islands of the Pacific Northwest and hires fishing guide Jake Mallory to help her search the surrounding islands for him. What Jake doesn't want Honor to know is that, until recently, he brokered amber deals for Donovan International, run by Honor's brothers, and is now suspected by them of having stolen the missing amber, along with a priceless Russian antiquity called the Amber Room. As Honor and Jake search the high seas for Kyle, dodging wily international operatives and mysterious intruders, their smoldering distrust eventually gives way to explosive passion. But there's no guarantee that they'll survive, or that they'll forgive their mutual deceptions and create a future together. Fascinating details about amber, and less fascinating descriptions of boating, lend authenticity to this contemporary romance marked by its edgy repartee, highly charged love scenes, and gorgeous geography. --Ellen Edwards

From Kirkus Reviews

A well-made, completely predictable and unchallenging second hardcover from Lowell (Winter Fire, 1996)--a romance that offers all the sexual tension, adventure, and squishy clich‚s that fans of the genre could possibly want. Tough Jake Mallory (Jake being this year's romance-novel nom de choice for soldiers of fortune and macho men) passes himself off as a fishing guide in order to keep tabs on Honor Donovan, a jewelry designer who's searching for her lost brother Kyle in the San Juan Islands. (Honor needs a boat to find Kyle, and she doesn't know how to pilot a boat; in fact, she hates boats, and she hates fishing.) Kyle, it seems, has disappeared from Russia with a million dollars' worth of Baltic amber and, perhaps, a priceless panel from the famous Amber Room, which had been disassembled and taken from a czar's palace by the Nazis. Jake (``Been there . . . done that . . . got the T shirt'') is a former government agent who now manages his own international investment company. Like most heroes of his ilk, he comes complete with scars, black stubble, and the requisite ``clean fingernails'' (which is typical for the genre: only villains have problems with personal hygiene). Jake believes that Kyle and the Donovans, a colorful family, have framed him for the crime; Kyle's family believes that Jake has set Kyle up; and the CIA is trailing Jake and Honor to get its hands on the Amber Room, as are the Russian mafiya, a Lithuanian freedom fighter, ex-employees of the former KGB, and the Coast Guard. While he strives to clear his name, Jake teaches Honor how to drive a speedboat, catch salmon, and have good sex, which heretofore she'd always found pretty ``boring.'' Some parts of his job are, obviously, more fun than others. Much livelier than Winter Fire, and perhaps the beginning of a series. -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customer Reviews

Very well developed characters and story line.
KulKat
This book progressed v-e-r-r-r-y s-l-o-o-o-o-w-l-y. Too much boating instruction, too much amber, too much sex.
Shanter
Amber Beach is the first book in a trilogy by Elizabeth Lowell.
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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful By shimmering2light on May 11, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Amber Beach was the first book by Elizabeth Lowell that I have read. My friend read it and passed on the information to me. In a few words, I can say that Amber Beach knocked me off my feet. After reading this book, I became so entrapped into the story that after I had finished it, I just had to read the other books that she had written. Amber Beach is a thrilling story based upon the Czar's Amber Room that immediately disappeared after World War I. The main characters are Honor Donovan, a sister who is determined to go after her (disappeared but presumed dead) brother. Jake Mallory is a rugged man aborbed by the brillant heat of Amber. His business was kicked out of many countries when he becomes framed of stealing the Amber Room. Jake goes undercover to help Honor Donovan find her brother, Kyle. The sweet part of this book is the fact that a sweet romance developes nicely as the story progresses.This book is passionately intense and has intense passion too! The Donovan family will warm your hearts as you read more and more about them. The Donovan saga continues into Jade Island and Pearl Cove. So do what I did and take my advice. Read Amber Beach and you won't be disappointed.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Joy Maxey on June 12, 2001
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Honor Donovan and Jake Mallory set the pages on fire with their fiery personalities and passion but both are afraid to trust and love. It was a great adventure with plenty of action, 'shady' characters and love scenes. Elizabeth Lowell really writes wonderful books, but I have one complaint. The endings to all her stories come so quickly that I feel I'd like to know just a little more, like a short epilogue about the wedding or honeymoon, etc., something so that I don't feel like I'm left hanging. I have read all the Donovan stories in this series that she has written so far and they are all GREAT! I'm looking forward to the last two brothers' (Lawe & Justin) stories. If you like a good romance with lots of action, suspense and steamy love scenes, you'll love this book and all the others in the series.
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Honor Donovan, jewelry designer and daughter of the founder of Donovan International, a company dealing in precious metals and gemstones, discovers that her brother Kyle is missing...along with a fortune in amber. Frantic with worry, Honor moves into Kyle's cottage on one of the San Juan Islands, and hires a local fishing guide, Jake Mallory, to help her search the island chain for her brother. Big, bad, hunky Jake is not, of course, a real fishing guide - although he loves to fish. Jake used to work for the Donovan company, brokering amber. He is also somewhat of a soldier of fortune. The Donovan brothers suspect that it is Jake, not Kyle, who has the stolen gems and a priceless Russian antiquity, as well. So it is in Mallory's best interest to find Kyle so that he can prove his innocence.
The two are pursued all over the Pacific islands by local cops, the Feds, international operatives and spooky intruders. The chemistry between Honor and Jake is explosive. They are a perfect match and their feelings for each other are as palpable as is their mutual attraction. There is romance and caring here as well as sex. And the dialogue between them is witty, with an edge. Honor is quite intelligent, creative and independent. We also get to meet other members of the Donovan clan - which is one of the most interesting and fun families ever.
The dangerous adventures and mishaps never seem to cease. The details about amber and the Russian antiquity, the "Amber Room," are fascinating. The San Juan Islands are so amazing that I am actually planning a vacation there. What more could one ask for in a good book? I highly recommend this as one of Ms. Lowell's best.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Desirae on November 22, 1999
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Amber Beach is my all time favorite from Elizabeth Lowell! Honor and Jake are they most engaging characters ever, and their passion sizzles! I couldn't put it down, I read it all in 1 day! The plot and characters are a stroke of pure genius! Elizabeth Lowell has outdone herself!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By mirope on April 1, 2002
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If you are a fan of romantic suspense novels and you haven't read Elizabeth Lowell's Donovan series, you're in for a treat. "Amber Beach" is the first in the series, and it's a fun, quick read. The plot is full of twists and turns, and it keeps you guessing right up until the very end. The lead characters are compelling, and the love scenes are sufficiently steamy to keep romance fans happy. The book is set in the San Juan Islands, and Lowell does an excellent job integrating the setting into the story. She is also an expert at weaving interesting background research into her books. Here, she not only educates you about all facets of amber and the amber trade, but she also makes the lesson very entertaining and a crucial part of the story. It's all a lot more interesting than you might have assumed. My only complaint is that I would have liked to see more interaction between Hope and Jake, the lead characters. Nevertheless, the chemistry between them is great and their witty banter makes for a fun read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 28, 2002
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I love all of the Donovan series books. This is the first in the series and introduces you to Honor Donovan. Of course Archer is involved, what would a Donovan book be without Archer?
Honor is searching for her favorite brother Kyle. Kyle is missing and is accused of murder and stealing the Amber Room. Honor's only hope of finding him lies in finding a fishing guide and learning how to operate the "Tomorrow". Jake Mallory is the fishing guide who Honor hires to help her learn to run the Tomorrow and learn to fish.
The stories is full of romance and adventure. If you love the Donovan's like I do, you will love this book.
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More About the Author

NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell has more than thirty million books in print, including historical romance and contemporary romance novels. The series of novels featuring the unforgettable Donovan family--AMBER BEACH, JADE ISLAND, PEARL COVE and MIDNIGHT IN RUBY BAYOU have won acclaim as some of her best romance novels. Her most recent romantic suspense books are DANGEROUS REFUGE and NIGHT DIVER. Her new romance novel PERFECT TOUCH will be out in the summer of 2015.

She has been writing since 1982 and in 1989 became an innovator in the field of romantic suspense. She has over fifty books to her name.

Lowell lives in Nevada with her husband of many years.

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