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Amber Beach (Donovan, Bk 1)
Amber Beach - Donovan, Bk 1
Author: Elizabeth Lowell
Honor Donovan is a shrewd businesswoman, yet she has been shut out of Donovan International by her father and four brothers. When her favorite brother Kyle vanishes, along with a fortune in stolen amber, Honor's questions are ignored by the Donovan males. Defying them, she heads to the San Juan Islands of the Pacific Northwest in search of answe...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780380775842
ISBN-10: 0380775840
Publication Date: 10/1/1998
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 228 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 3
The first in the Donavan series. Excellent research done by the author. I enjoyed the characters, as they were very real. I liked the setting and the general feeling of the book. Lots of suspense, well written.
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Helpful Score: 3
Great book. Started off a bit slow but turned into an exciting story.
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Helpful Score: 1
I thought the book was a little slow. It was an okay read but not really my type of book.
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Helpful Score: 1
A good suspenseful romance. Suspense revolves around the lost fortune of the Russian Czar's world renown Amber Room, which was new to me and rather intrigueing.
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reviewed Amber Beach (Donovan, Bk 1) on + 1365 more book reviews
When Honor Donovan finds out her brother, Kyle, is missing, she heads to the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest to find him. Kyle is rumored to have stolen a fortune in amber, including a panel from Russia's Amber Room which was stolen by the Nazis in WWII. The police are hounding her and Honor knows Kyle wouldn't steal the gems. Determined to find him, Honor hires a "fishing guide" to help her search the islands. But Jake Mallory is not really a fishing guide. He has been doing business with Kyle Donovan and suspects that Kyle set him up to take the fall for stealing the amber.

I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the relationship between Honor and Jake. There was real conflict between them and the fact her brother was accused of stealing the amber and making it look like Kyle was behind it. My problem with the story was there being so many people including the Feds, Russian operatives, Coast Guard, and mafia also looking for the gems. I was confused as to who was on what side of the conflict. There was also loads of information on fishing, the care and handling of boats, and how to tell if Amber is real or fake. Just too much detail for me that slowed down the story. My rating: 3.5 Stars.
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very good book, couldn't put it down and am now reading Jade Beach. Elizabeth Lowell writes excellent books that keep you enthralled.
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Great book with lots of twist and turns in the story and love intrest. You really enjoy the plot, find yourself wanting to read ahead and love the characters. I like the Donovan series. You won't be disappointed in this book. Lots of intrigue and adventure.

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Series
Donovans  1 of 4
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People/Characters
Honor Donovan (Primary Character)
Jake Mallory (Primary Character)
Kyle Donovan (Average Character)

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