Two of A Kind, Inc
November 23, 2011
Available in: e-Book (reprint)
Leander Champion Buckles III was a someone no man ever ignored, or any woman failed to notice. Cira Pico McCartney was an innocent beauty. Though they couldn't marry, their love for each other set off a chain reaction of hatred, envy, and revenge that changed the course of California's history.
Through the years, Lee's and Cira's children built an empire. Yet the past is never truly past, and the next generation's intertwined lives and passions threaten to destroy the Buckles empire---and themselves. In time they discover that only love can save them and the land they call the Golden Empire.
BONUS: This novel has been revised and edited by Elizabeth Lowell and includes excerpts from two additional historical novels, GOLDEN MOUNTAIN and REDWOOD EMPIRE.
Originally published December 1979 by Fawcett Books, writing as A.E. Maxwell.
Individually and with co-author/husband Evan, Ann Maxwell has written over 60 novels and one non-fiction book. There are 30 million copies of these books in print, as well as reprints in 30 foreign languages. The novels range from science fiction to historical fiction, from romance to mystery to suspense.
Writing as Ann Maxwell, she began her career in 1975 with a science fiction novel, CHANGE. Since then, seven of her nine science fiction novels have been recommended for the Science Fiction Writers of America Nebula Award; A DEAD GOD DANCING was nominated for what was then called TABA (The American Book Award).
In 1976 Ann and Evan (as A. E. Maxwell) collaborated with a Norwegian hunter and photographer, Ivar Ruud, on The Year-Long Day, a nonfiction work that was condensed in Reader's Digest and published in four foreign editions and three book club editions. In 1985, the first A. E. Maxwell crime novel featuring a couple called Fiddler and Fiora was published by Doubleday. THE FROG AND THE SCORPION, received a creative writing award from the University of California. The fourth book in the series, JUST ENOUGH LIGHT TO KILL, was named by Time magazine as one of the best crime novels of 1988.
Ann and Evan (writing as Ann Maxwell) have published four suspense novels, the most recent of which is SHADOW AND SILK. These novels appeared on nation-wide bestseller lists.
In 1982, Ann began publishing romances as Elizabeth Lowell. Under that name she has received numerous professional awards in the romance field, including a Lifetime Achievement award from the Romance Writers of America (1994). Since July of 1992, she has had 30 novels on the New York Times list.