Writing Out Loud, 2005

"This is strong, action-packed stuff from Lovelace."—Publishers Weekly

Merline Lovelace

(1946– )

A retired United States Air Force colonel, best-selling novelist Merline Lovelace understands the rigors of love—and war. Merline, who comes from a military family, actually met her husband shortly after enlisting, and they both served in Vietnam. Many of her novels such as Line of Duty (1996) and Duty and Dishonor (1997) reflect her firsthand knowledge of the armed forces.

Merline also writes historical novels, contemporary romances, and mysteries. Because she is so well known for her romances, some readers have speculated that “Lovelace” is a pseudonym, but it is her actual married name.

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Did You Know...

Merline Lovelace has studied Mandarin Chinese at Princeton University.

Getting Started with Merline Lovelace

Selected Works

Night of the Jaguar, 1995
Line of Duty, 1996
The Paternity Promise, 2012

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