Stroke of Midnight
by Carly Phillips, et. al. Onyx Books
Category: Fiction / Autobiography
0 pages; ISBN: 0451411641
Rating: 8/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Anne K. Edwards
A collection of three romantic tales with Midnight titles, each different, each a highly enjoyable read by three very talented authors. Get your fire lit in the fireplace, draw up that comfortable chair, set your cup of hot chocolate on the lamp table and get comfortable. You're in for some very pleasant hours. Author Carly Phillips gives us the tale of Dylan North who has returned to his hometown, Acton, for the Christmas season with hopes of renewing an acquaintanceship with his high-school sweetheart who is now Dr. Holly Evans. Given the way they parted all those years ago, Holly isn't sure she wants to get to know the now successful movie heart-throb. If you smell smoke as you read, it isn't your fireplace, but the sizzle coming from the story as things heat up between Dylan and Holly. Ask yourself if the owner of a pizza diner and a personal shopper are a likely pairing. This is the question that confronts Shane Witmer when his affection for Alyssa Harte develops beyond their being best friends. How is he going to let her know how much he cares? Is is possible that she can care for him? Talented author Janelle Denison lets Shane and Alyssa find the answers for themselves in this fun read guaranteed to keep a smile on our lips and fill your heart with warm thoughts of your own love. Watch out for flying sparks. As soon as you begin to read Mine at Midnight by talented Jacquie D'Allesandro, you'll begin to share in the Christmasy feeling this story evokes and know what Merrie Langston might like as a gift for Christmas. Running a professional party service means she needs a Santa Claus for the parties and hers has just eloped to Vegas. At this late date, she is desperate and turns to the nearest man, Tom Ferrell who is the least likely Santa she's ever seen. A tale that evokes the warmth and cheer of the best of holidays as Merrie and Tom find out that Santa plays Cupid sometimes. A tale to remind you that glowing embers of love can give off warmth to last a lifetime. Three great tales to enjoy by three very talented authors. Enjoy. I sure did.