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Product Details

  • Paperback: 214 pages
  • Publisher: e-reads.com (October 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1617561266
  • ISBN-13: 978-1617561269
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.4 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,994,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

I've been a professional writer for about thirty years, and I love sharing stories with my readers. Mostly I write historical romance, but have ventured into other arenas as well. If you look at my book list you'll see a number of children's books included. For many years I worked as an educational curriculum designer. The children's books were part of my day job.
My newest books are for Harlequin's DESIRE line--I'm so excited to be writing these passionate contemporary stories. My first Desire, IN HIS BROTHER'S PLACE will be a January 2013 release, with more to follow. And I'll be doing more Harlequin Historicals as well.
If you want to know more, here's the text of a recent interview which also appears on the eharlequin site.


On Writing and Reading...
What do you love most about being a writer?
The creative process, and hearing from people who've enjoyed my stories.
What do you like least about being a writer?
Rejections--and yes, I still get them!

Do you have a favorite locale or setting for your novels? What is it and why is it your favorite?
No particular place, but almost all my novels have outdoor settings. My favorite background for a story is any place that's open and wild and beautiful.

Which of the books you have written is your favorite?
My books are like my children--some gave me more trouble than others but I love them all equally.

What are your five all-time favorite books?

After a lifetime spent reading hundreds and hundreds of books, how can I possibly come up with five all-time favorites?
Here, in no particular order, are five books I loved. After I write them down, I'll probably think of five more I liked even better. 

Out of Africa by Izak Dinesen
The Greek Passion by Nikos Kazantzakis
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling
What one specific piece of advice would you give a would-be writer trying to kick-start a career?
Don't go it alone. Network--join romance writers' groups; enter contests; go to regional and national conventions; learn from others.

On Romance...
Describe the ultimate romantic meal.
Anything cooked well by a delicious man, served with wine and followed by chocolate.

What is your all-time favorite romantic movie?
"Casablanca"

What is your all-time favorite romantic song or composition?
"As Time Goes By" (of course)

What is the most romantic gesture or gift you have received?
A sunrise hot-air balloon trip over the mountains.

How do you keep the romance alive in your relationship?
I have many wonderful relationships in my life. I nurture them with kindness and communication.

What tip would you give your readers to make their lives more romantic?
Be the heroine of your own life. Don't wait for adventures to happen; create your own.

Where is the most romantic place you've ever traveled?
Portuguese Macao--before the Chinese took it over and turned it into a gambling mecca. That bit of paradise is nothing but a memory now.

All About me...
Besides writing, what other talent would you most like to have?
I love to dance and I do, but I don't have the talent to do it well. I would like to be a wonderful dancer--like my daughter.

Who is someone you admire and why?
My father, who gave me lifelong lessons in courage, honesty and dignity.

Share one of your favorite indulgences with us.
Iced soy latte flavored with cinnamon

What quality do you most admire in a man?
Compassion

What is the one thing you've always wanted to do, but never had the courage to try?
Scuba diving--not so much for want of courage as for want of a willing partner.

If you weren't a writer, what would you be?
I have a biology degree and wanted to study animals in the wild. Life made me a writer instead.

What quote or personal saying do you live by? Who said it?
"Life is trouble. Only death is not. To be alive is to undo your belt and look for trouble."
--Nikos Kazantzakis in Zorba the Greek

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By librarypat on October 26, 2011
Format: Paperback
A teacher researching her master's thesis goes back in time and meets the subject of her research. Great book. The characters were very real as were the day to day situations they found themselves dealing with. I believe Elizabeth Lane self published this book. Without the editing and reworking publishing houses often subject books to, the book retains a flavor and feeling not often found. The scenes with the baby brought back memories of the little things you deal with and the little joys that are so easily overlooked or forgotten. You can smell the smoke from the fire and feel the cold of the snow. The hero is a real person, bad attitude as well as the courage to face what the future holds rather than take the easy way out. The heroine has her own faults and problems to deal with. Two imperfect people who face what is dealt them and come out better for it.

If you haven't read it, you should. CHRISTMAS MOON is a book I will be pulling out many years for a reread.
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Have you ever wanted to step back in time and meet a fascinating real-life character from the past? That's exactly what happens to Emma Carlyle in "Christmas Moon", by author Elizabeth Lane. Emma is experiencing the most difficult holiday season of her life. About to give birth to a child resulting from a disastrous love affair, Emma is unmarried and has to decided to give her baby up for adoption. A history teacher working on a thesis for her master's degree, she heads from her home in Lander, Wyoming to nearby South Pass City to get closer to the source of the information she needs. Intrigued by legendary lawman J.D. McNulty, and infatuated by his photo, Emma is using the life and times of McNulty as the subject of her thesis. Tracking down the owner of the town bookstore, Tilly Farson, also a local historian, Emma is delighted by the woman's tales of J.D.'s exploits. When they finally part company, a Christmas Eve blizzard sets in, and soon Emma is lost in the blinding whiteness, eventually running her car off the road. While investigating the damage to her car as it hangs off the edge of a slope, the snow gives way beneath her feet, and she plunges into a canyon, becoming unconscious when her head strikes a rock. Some time later, she awakens and begins to walk for help, finally seeing a light ahead through the snow. She reaches a rough-hewn log cabin, and when the door finally opens, Emma is in for the surprise of her life as she comes face-to-face with a dead ringer for a dead man. Could it really be J.D. McNulty in the very rugged flesh? Has Emma lost her mind, or is she lost in an Old West time warp? Whoever he is, she desperately needs his help as her child is about to be born, and she has no other choice but to let him deliver her baby girl.Read more ›
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By petticoat grandma on August 16, 2012
Format: Paperback
Christmas Moon is a great book. I really enjoyed the story and the characters. Ms. Lane writes with realism, conviction and feeling. Can't wait to read more of her work.
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