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4.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 5 4.07 (46 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Lowell Narrator: Robin Rowan Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Donovans Series Release Date: November 2009 ISBN: 9780061829796
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“Romantic suspense is her true forte.”
Minneapolis Star-Tribune

 

New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell creates suspense and emotional intensity with her classic Midnight in Ruby Bayou, a riveting romantic thriller in her popular four-book series featuring the remarkable Donovan family. A recipient of the Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award, Lowell delivers a treasure of a story that seamlessly blends passion and peril as a beautiful artist and a dashing adventurer join forces on a hunt for a legendary fortune in gems. Midnight in Ruby Bayou is a treat for Linda Howard, Nora Roberts, and Jayne Ann Krentz fans.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lowell wraps things up neatly as all parties converge on the Bayou, and Faith and Walker contrive to save the day.”  

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya | 2/14/2014

    " Yet another great book by Lowell. I find the whole precious stones/gems area very interesting! =) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Bolin | 2/3/2014

    " Love the Donavan series. Each time I finished one, I couldn't wait to read the next, wish there were more!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 2/1/2014

    " A little bit of a slow start for me, but a good story overall. Follows suit with the other three books. Wish there was one more coming for the Donovan twins. You really can't go wrong with a hot male lead a lot of action a little smut ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kiana | 1/31/2014

    " Really good book, full of suspense and romance. Similar to her other novels, but if you liked any of her other books, I would definately recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 1/31/2014

    " I liked this book alot. Really enjoyed Walker's character. Enjoyed the plot about rubies and the many twists and turns. Right amount of romance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carey | 12/22/2013

    " I am such a dork! Once again, I am starting a series with not the first book...someday I'll get this figured out! Good book, some info on rubies and gems, more info for my Cliff Clavin files... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 C.J. England | 12/17/2013

    " Loved this book. Even went to find the fish shack they ate at! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lorelei | 12/16/2013

    " Romance....summer read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary R | 11/22/2013

    " Good. Intriguing. Embedded love story. A bit steamy. Thought provoking "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie Colt | 10/26/2013

    " My favorite book of all the books Ms. Lowell has written. An absolute must read in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Sevcik | 8/2/2013

    " A little predictable at times, but good story. I'd read another by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia | 7/14/2013

    " 3.5 stars. This is a good series but not quite a 4 star. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 5/7/2013

    " Fun romantic suspense. This book ties in with the others that have gems in the title. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita | 3/25/2013

    " This book is very much a book directed to woman but men could definatly would get a good read, i really loved it becuse it has a great love story mixed in with mystery. it really great with a lot of twists and turns. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 3/24/2013

    " I am loving this series. Well written, just the right amount of romance to suspense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angeline | 3/21/2013

    " Possibly my favorite romance novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 3/15/2013

    " I'm really liking her books. This one is no exception. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 BJ Rose | 12/15/2012

    " this is Faith Donovan's story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 11/7/2012

    " This one was my favorite out of the Donovan series. Great read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 8/21/2012

    " Okay, but not great. I like Faith's character, but would have liked more jewelry design elements, given that this was her story, rather than sloppy accidental international intrigue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Therese | 8/6/2012

    " There were some parts this book that dragged a bit for me, but I could tell that he (Owen) respects her (Faith), which helped me like this book more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Academicsupport | 7/31/2012

    " Good romance/ thriller by Seattle author. Is part of a the Donovan series. I've read Amber Beach which is also worthwhile. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Felicia | 6/14/2012

    " As with all of the books in this series, I really enjoyed this book. It had a good plot, good characters, and was fun to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anju Lakhansingh | 5/17/2012

    " OMG she has done it again!! Elizabeth Lowell and another amazing book! Love the hero and that second love scene......so hot my glasses got frosted over! Great book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Holly Boehmke | 4/22/2012

    " Great until the ending, where it felt as if she were just wrapping up the story. Plus....it got a little graphic and I did NOT expect that. Not to say that I had a huge problem with it. I just had no idea that the book would go so far as to detail those certain events. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 4/14/2012

    " My favorite of the Donovan series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karla | 12/20/2011

    " So glad I got introduced to the Donovan series. All books were very well written with interesting characters. The suspense and romance was well put together. I can't decide which one i liked best. wish there were a lot more from this family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hope4flowers | 11/21/2011

    " Good book. Really interesting reading about the ruby industry. Got from Chitra. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C K | 9/16/2011

    " This is an author that I have read a lot of and have added her books to my 'keeper' book shelf. Most I have read at least twice and some even more than that. Always in depth characters that anyone can identify with on some level. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannan Henry | 5/31/2011

    " i loved the suspense and the heat. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Antoinette | 3/18/2011

    " I like books with the setting of the Louisiana low country. I found this one fast-moving, with a lot of local color. The cover with it's black and shiny red design really caught my eye. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hope4flowers | 3/11/2011

    " Good book. Really interesting reading about the ruby industry. Got from Chitra. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicki | 11/15/2010

    " The whole series is wonderful but Owen Walker is probably my favorite contemporary hero. I LOVE a slow talking Southern man who's not afraid of using a big stick! Just enough of the wounded hero to make it interesting too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 10/17/2010

    " Good. Solid read strong and weak parts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 10/11/2010

    " A little predictable at times, but good story. I'd read another by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 CJ | 9/22/2010

    " Loved this book. Even went to find the fish shack they ate at! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carey | 8/5/2010

    " I am such a dork! Once again, I am starting a series with not the first book...someday I'll get this figured out! Good book, some info on rubies and gems, more info for my Cliff Clavin files... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kiana | 4/26/2010

    " Really good book, full of suspense and romance. Similar to her other novels, but if you liked any of her other books, I would definately recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Academicsupport | 1/22/2010

    " Good romance/ thriller by Seattle author. Is part of a the Donovan series. I've read Amber Beach which is also worthwhile. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 11/27/2009

    " I love this series--great info about gems and the business, wonderful suspense, fabulous romance. Must reads for all romance lovers and those also those who enjoy Harlan Coban, John Grisham, Suzanne Brockmann, etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angeline | 9/24/2009

    " Possibly my favorite romance novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannan | 8/3/2009

    " i loved the suspense and the heat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Therese | 7/21/2009

    " There were some parts this book that dragged a bit for me, but I could tell that he (Owen) respects her (Faith), which helped me like this book more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 4/16/2009

    " I'm really liking her books. This one is no exception. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 BJ Rose | 3/29/2009

    " this is Faith Donovan's story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita | 11/17/2008

    " This book is very much a book directed to woman but men could definatly would get a good read, i really loved it becuse it has a great love story mixed in with mystery. it really great with a lot of twists and turns.
    "

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About the Author
Author Elizabeth Lowell

Elizabeth Lowell’s acclaimed suspense novels include the New York Times bestsellers Blue Smoke and Murder, Innocent as Sin, The Wrong Hostage, Always Time to Die, The Color of Death, Die in Plain Sight, Running Scared, and Moving Target, as well as four books featuring the Donovan family: Amber Beach, Jade Island, Pearl Cove, and Midnight in Ruby Bayou. She has more than thirty million books in print. She lives in Arizona and Seattle, Washington, with her husband, with whom she writes mystery novels under a pseudonym.