Monday, October 31, 2005

Elizabeth Lowell's Remember Summer

When I stumbled across this 20-year old title from Elizabeth Lowell, I didn’t hesitate to pick it up. I loved her Donovan series and hadn’t yet worked my way through the rest of her titles. Have to say I was disappointed.

I didn’t much care for this one. Really liked the premise—black ops kind of guy assigned to protect Olympic equestrian. Even liked the poetic analogy—his winter chill to her summer heat. Unfortunately, long, lyrical passages dedicated to that analogy consumed too much of the book. By the end, Lowell was beating that horse to death while ignoring pivotal events that, had they been fully developed, would have ‘filled out’ or ‘completed’ the story.

To find another gem like the Donovan’s in her library, I’ll just have to keep looking.


  1. I've never read Lowell, I hear she's generally very good, but she's another one of those 'popular' authors that I avoid.

  2. Karen, I really, really liked her Donovan series (Jade Island, Amber Beach and so on). In fact, I think it was this series that drew me back into reading romance--after something like a 5 year reading drought. I just haven't been able to find any of her other titles to be as good. Just my opinion.


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