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MATHER, Anne

(Caroline Fleming)

PERSONAL: Female.

ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, Mills & Boon Ltd., Eton House, 18-24 Paradise Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1SR, England. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Writer.

WRITINGS:

ROMANCE NOVELS

Caroline, Hale (London, England), 1965, Curley (Yarmouth, MA), 1991.

Beloved Stranger, Hale (London, England), 1966, published as Legacy of the Past, Harlequin (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1974.

Design for Loving, Hale (London, England), 1966.

Masquerade, Hale (London, England), 1966.

Arrogance of Love, Hale (London, England), 1968.

Legend of Lexandros, Hale (London, England), 1969.

Dangerous Enchantment, Hale (London, England), 1969.

Tangled Tapestry, Hale (London, England), 1969.

(As Caroline Fleming) Dark Venetian, Hale (London, England), 1969.

Enchanted Island, Hale (London, England), 1969.

Dangerous Rhapsody, Hale (London, England), 1969.

The Arrogant Duke, Harlequin (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1970.

Charlotte's Hurricane, Hale (London, England), 1970.

Lord of Zaracus, Hale (London, England), 1970.

Sweet Revenge, Mills & Boon, (London, England), 1970.

Who Rides the Tiger, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1970.

Moon Witch, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1970.

Master of Falcon's Head, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1970.

The Reluctant Governess, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1971.

The Pleasure and the Pain, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1971.

The Sanchez Tradition, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1971.

Storm in a Rain Barrel, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1971.

Dark Enemy, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1971.

All the Fire, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1971.

The High Valley, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1971.

The Autumn of the Witch, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1972.

Living with Adam, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1972.

A Distant Sound of Thunder, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1972.

Monkshood, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1972.

Prelude to Enchantment, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1972.

The Night of the Bulls, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1972.

Jake Howard's Wife, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1973.

A Savage Beauty, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1973.

Chase a Green Shadow, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1973.

White Rose of Winter, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1973.

Mask of Scars, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1973.

The Waterfalls of the Moon, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1973.

The Shrouded Web, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1973.

Seen by Candlelight, Harlequin (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1974.

Leopard in the Snow, Harlequin (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1974.

The Japanese Screen, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1974.

Rachel Trevellyan, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1974.

Silver Fruit upon Silver Trees, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1974.

Dark Moonless Night, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1974.

Witchstone, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1974.

No Gentle Possession, Harlequin (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1975.

Take What You Want, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1975.

Come the Vintage, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1975.

Dark Castle, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1975.

Country of the Falcon, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1975.

For the Love of Sara, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1975.

Valley Deep, Mountain High, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1976.

The Smouldering Flame, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1976.

Wild Enchantress, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1976.

Beware the Beast, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1976.

Devil's Mount, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1976.

Forbidden, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1976.

Come Running, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1976.

Pale Dawn, Dark Sunset, Harlequin (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1977.

Alien Wife, Harlequin (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1977.

The Medici Lover, Mills & Boon London, England), 1977, reprinted, 1998.

Born out of Love, Harlequin (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1977.

A Trial Marriage, Harlequin (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1977.

Devil in Velvet, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1977.

Loren's Baby, Harlequin (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1978.

Rooted in Dishonour, Harlequin (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1978.

Proud Harvest, Harlequin (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1978.

Scorpions' Dance, Harlequin (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1978.

Captive Destiny, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1978.

Fallen Angel, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1978.

Apollo's Seed, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1979.

Lure of Eagles, Harlequin (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1979.

Melting Fire, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1979.

Sandstorm, Harlequin (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1980.

Spirit of Atlantis, Harlequin (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1980.

Whisper of Darkness, Harlequin (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1980.

Images of Love, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1980, J. Curley (South Yarmouth, MA), 1982.

Hell or High Water, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1981.

The Judas Trap, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1981.

Innocent Obsession, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1981, J. Curley (South Yarmouth, MA), 1982.

Castles of Sand, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1981.

Forbidden Flame, Harlequin (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1981.

A Haunting Compulsion, Harlequin (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1981.

Duelling Fire, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1981.

Edge of Temptation, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1982.

Stormspell, Harlequin (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1982.

Impetuous Masquerade, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1982.

A Passionate Affair, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1982.

Smokescreen, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1982.

Season of Mist, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1982.

Cage of Shadows, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1983.

Green Lightning, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1983.

An Elusive Desire, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1983.

Sirocco, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1983.

Wild Concerto, Harlequin (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1983.

Moondrift, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1984.

Pale Orchid, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1985.

Act of Possession, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1985.

An All-consuming Passion, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1985.

Stolen Summer, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1985.

Hidden in the Flame, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1985.

The Longest Pleasure, Harlequin (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1986.

Burning Inheritance, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1987.

Night Heat, Harlequin (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1987.

Dark Mosaic, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1989.

A Fever in the Blood, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1989.

A Relative Betrayal, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1990.

Diamond Fire, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1991.

Betrayed, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1991.

Blind Passion, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1991.

Such Sweet Poison, Curley (Yarmouth, MA), 1991.

Rich as Sin, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1993, published with Snowfire and Tidewater Seduction, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1996.

Snofire, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1993, published with Rich as Sin and Tidewater Seduction, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1996.

Tender Assault, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1993.

Anne Mather Duet, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1994.

Raw Silk, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1994.

Strange Intimacy, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1994.

Treacherous Longings, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1995.

A Woman of Passion, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1995.

Relative Sins, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1996.

Wicket Caprice, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1996.

Dangerous Temptation, Mira (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1997.

Dishonorable Intent, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1997.

Long Night's Loving, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1997.

Scorpion's Dance, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1997.

Shattered Illusions, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1997.

A Trial Marriage, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1997.

Loren's Baby, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1997.

Pacific Heat, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1998.

Sinful Pleasures, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1998.

The Baby Gambit, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1999.

Her Guilty Secret, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1999.

Morgan's Child, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1999.

Wild Concerto, Mira Books (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1999.

All Night Long, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 2000.

Innocent Sins, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 2000.

The Millionaire's Virgin, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 2000.

Seduction Guaranteed, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 2000.

A Rich Man's Touch, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 2001.

Savage Innocence, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 2001.

His Virgin Mistress, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 2002.

Hot Pursuit, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 2002.

Pacific Passions, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 2002.

Alejandro's Revenge, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 2003.

Sinful Truths, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2003.

The Rodrigues Pregnancy, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2004.

Forbidden Mistress, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 2004.

In the Italian's Bed, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 2004.

Savage Awakening, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 2005.

Work anthologized in Mediterranean Playboys, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 2004. Also author, with Jill Hyem, of screenplay for feature film Leopard in the Snow, c. 1977.

SIDELIGHTS: Anne Mather is a romance writer who, according to a contributor to Twentieth-Century Romance & Historical Writers, "writes novels that are more complex than those of her contemporaries." The writer went on to note, "Her books have more sub-plots and she employs more texture and mood in her stories." Dangerous Temptation, for example, features identical twins with personalities that differ completely. Nathan is someone with a criminal past while Jake is a public defender. When Jake takes Nathan's place on a plane ride and ends up with amnesia after the plane crashes, even Nathan's wife mistakes Jake for Nathan. A Publishers Weekly contributor noted "there is a certain irresistible appeal in this tale of the rich and sleazy."

The Rodrigues Pregnancy tells the story of Olivia Mora. In one night of passion with Christian Rodrigues, the prim and proper Olivia ends up pregnant. Recently widowed, Olivia leaves town and hides out in the Caribbean only to be tracked down by Christian. "Caribbean beaches, ocean, sunshine … and a handsome hero … puts you in the place and the moment," wrote Sue Burke in a review for the Best Reviews Web site. In Alejandro's Revenge, Mather introduces another mild-mannered heroine in Abby Leighton, a teacher from England who is visiting Miami. Abby has a one-night affair with Alejandro only to return to England. When the two meet again years later, they must overcome the objections of others to make their romance work. Burke, once again writing on the Best Reviews Web site, called the novel a "sensual summer read."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

BOOKS

Twentieth-Century Romance & Historical Writers, 3rd edition, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 1994.

PERIODICALS

Publishers Weekly, December 16, 1996, review of Dangerous Temptation, p. 54.

ONLINE

Best Reviews Web site, http://thebestreviews.com/ (July 24, 2005), Sue Burke, reviews of The Rodrigues Pregnancy and Alejandro's Revenge.