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Mitten In Der Nacht

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents a novel set deep in the bayou of Louisiana--where the only witness to a long-ago tragedy is a once-grand house.

Declan Fitzgerald had always been the family maverick, but even he couldn't understand his impulse to buy a dilapidated mansion on the outskirts of New Orleans. All he knew was that ever since he first sa
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Published (first published January 1st 2001)
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Rachel Regina
Overall rating: 4.5 "Cher" stars!

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Cheating: (view spoiler)
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Sex with om/ow: (view spoiler)
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Nicole
Sep 09, 2012 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I always feel a bit guilty rereading books, there are so many great books out there just waiting to be read! But, I have read every single book by Nora Roberts so now, when I need a Nora fix, I have no choice but to reread. It always feels like revisiting old friends...

Declan Fitzgerald is drawn to the dilapidated Manet Manor in New Orleans - so much so that he buys the house, uproots his posh life in Boston, and dedicates himself to the restoration of the old home. The fact that Miss Odette and
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Alex
Dec 12, 2007 Alex rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
nora roberts is a god.

strong women, dark and handsome men, murder and intrigue, the french quarter and creole superstition, and lots of failed attempts at restraint make for one heck of a guilty pleasure.
Lyndi
Aug 11, 2012 Lyndi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

As usual, Nora Roberts delivers an incredibly entertaining story. Since there are already a hundred reviews waxing poetic about how wonderful it is, I'll just quickly tell you why this wasn't another five-star read for me.

- Lena plays games. For all the talk about how much of a straight-shooter she is, she relies on the head games with Declan a little too often. This is a personal thing for me, exasperated by the fact that every god damn female lead is overly stubborn these days. I'm ki
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Cassandra Dexter Colby
Una cosilla normal, para pasar un rato. Realmente le daría dos estrellas y media.
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4.75 Stars
Midnight Bayou is a wonderful mixture of two stories that connect in a beautiful and at times spooky way. I have read this books many times since it came out originally. I usually take a while between readings, so it is like reading it for the first time every time and I have to say it kinda freaks me out a bit every time…lol.. BUT I am a self-admitted chicken.

Declan Fitzgerald has always felt a strong pull towards the old Manet Hall, and now he
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Michelle
"I love Nora Roberts. She is one of my go-to authors when I can't decide what to read or am just not in the mood to pick up something new. I find her work fun, refreshing, and just plain exhilarating, and I've read almost everything she has published. I consider myself a Nora Roberts expert.[return][return]Unfortunately, this is not one of my favorites of hers. The snappy dialogue that I've come to expect from her is lacking. I just don't care enough about any of the characters to really get int ...more
Serban Georgiana
Nu stiu de ce ,dar toate cartile scrise de Nora Roberts au ceva special.
Se pare ca in ultimul timp ,autoarea s-a axat pe povesti de dragoste care au tenta de paranormal,dar lucrul acesta nu ma deranjaza,atata timp cat rezultatul final este unul bun.
Tot timpul am admirat modul in care Roberts face descrierile.Tot timpul am ramas surprinsa de casele si locurile pe care le intalnim in cartile ei.Este foarte usor sa inchizi ochii si sa-ti imaginezi totul pana la cel mai mic detalui.
Bine, pote o sa s
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Célia
Houve uma altura no meu percurso como leitora em que li imensos livros da Nora Roberts, porque era aquilo que me apetecia ler e me dava algumas das coisas que então procurava nos livros. Entretanto, sou uma leitora diferente: não sou melhor nem pior, simplesmente passei a procurar outro tipo de livros e cansei-me um bocado da sensação de mais do mesmo que comecei a ter com os livros desta autora, de tal modo que ficaram lá em casa por ler uma boa quantidade deles que entretanto tinha adquirido. ...more
Bark's Book Nonsense
I read this as an unabridged audiobook which is usually an advantage for me but I may have been better off reading the paperback version because I wasn’t thrilled with the male narrator who reads the bulk of the book. His voice kept putting me off and kept me at a distance from the story or maybe I should face the fact that the romance just wasn’t that great. I guess the combination of the two didn't help.

The prologue details some nasty business featuring rape, murder and madness that went down
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Kayla
MIDNIGHT BAYOU by Nora Roberts

My Thoughts:
This book opens with a scene from the past, which lets you in on the sad history of Manet Hall. The opening was very powerful and once the book switched to present day I immediately wondered more about what had happened long ago. One thing I loved about the layout of this book was that it went back and forth (small scenes, spaced out in moderation) to add more knowledge of the past events. That was something I enjoyed, as it would have driven me nuts not
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Jared Millet
One of my goals for 2013 is to read outside my genre comfort zone, and I could think of no better way to commit to that than by starting off with Nora Roberts. I did ease the shock by picking a novel set in Louisiana (I'm from there), and somebody recommended this one to me after reading Summer Gothic , so there it is.

I've read one or two romance novels before, and the basic problems I have with the genre remain, so let me get them out of the way: 1) Perfect people are not interesting character
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Robin
Mar 21, 2015 Robin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Declan Fitzgerald buys an old rundown plantation house as soon as it comes on the market. He has first seen Manet Hall years ago when visiting his friend, Remy, in New Orleans, and quickly fell in love with it. Now he is working night and day, restoring the old mansion to its former glory. But when he starts hearing a baby cry and slamming doors, he begins thinking the stories about the house being haunted are true. Declan meets Angelina Simone and it's love at first sight for him. He soon reali ...more
Laura V.
4,5/5

En la segunda lectura, Lena no es tan mala, pero Declan sigue siendo adorable :3

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No sé cómo lo hizo Nora, pero estoy loquita de amor por Declan, con esa boca tan oh-my-god, que chico más zalamero, que labia por favor, u.u Es perfecto en tantos, tantos sentidos. Me hizo reír tanto con sus ocurrencias por favor sé real y búscame
La única pega es ella, Angelina, tan fuerte, tan independiente, tan cruda y tan real, tan sexy y consciente de sí misma, tan demasiado-buena-para-ser-cierto, que n
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Kelly
Jun 01, 2013 Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Rating: 3.5 stars

Midnight Bayou is part ghost story, part Southern gothic, and part romance. I absolutely LOVED the first chapter, which details a murder that took place within the walls of Manet Hall on an eerie candlelit night in 1899. The second chapter jumps forward in time to the present day, with Declan Fitzgerald buying the old New Orleans mansion with plans of restoring it to its former beauty. I reveled in the lush Louisiana setting, the dark and steamy atmosphere, and the brief but ric
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Branwen Sedai *of the White Ajah*
"Family's the luck of the draw, Lena. What you make of yourself, because of or despite it, that's where the spine and heart come in."

Declan Fitzgerald has no idea why he is drawn to the ancient mansion in Louisiana, but once he buys it and begins to fix it up, he finds himself neck deep in restless spirits, long forgotten secrets, and a love that is anything beyond his wildest dreams.

Nora Roberts strikes again! Once more I found myself completely engrossed in this tale of mystery, suspense, and
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Deb Atwood
This book encapsulates Roberts’ strengths as a writer: eerie setting, mysterious mansion, endearing characters.

Declan Fitzgerald renounces a glam, power-packed lawyer’s existence for decaying Manet Hall on the edge of New Orleans. Of course, New Orleans with its French Caribbean history is the perfect locale for all things surnaturel. And, in fact, ethnic and class conflict is the basis for the murder that preceded the hauntings.

Declan, in the midst of much sawdust generating and antique purchas
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Samantha
Aug 14, 2011 Samantha rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
My first question is... How on earth did this woman get published? This book started out great and I was excited to see the story unfold. As I kept reading, I got more and more frustrated. My friend was reading one of her series and told me that the men in those books were all pizza eating, beer drinking card board cut outs too. Declan got on my nerves.

Then the big twist, which I won't spoil if someone is desperate enough to read this, made me shake my head and scoff. Its hard for me to leave b
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Esra
Jun 02, 2014 Esra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nora'dan reenkarnasyonla ilgili harika bir roman.. Çok çok beğendim.. Konusu da kurgusu da yazımı da süperdi..
Ama en çok Declan ve Remy'nin muhabbetlerine bayıldım.. Nasıl eğlendim okurken anlatamam :)
Cristina_velvet
Feb 19, 2015 Cristina_velvet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Una historia que me ha enganchado de principio a fin, con una pequeña dosis de fantasmas, y, cómo no, una importante dosis de amor.

Sin embargo, Declan y Lena me han hecho rabiar en alguna ocasión... ¡Ambos por testarudos! Me ha gustado ver, sin embargo, la evolución de Lena, principalmente; aunque debo confesar que si la señora Roberts la hubiera acelerado un poco más... no me habría parecido mal.

Y respecto al final, me ha faltado un epílogo. Saber qué pasa después.

Pero por fin me he reencontrad
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Stacy
Dec 01, 2009 Stacy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Declan Fitzgerald, a Harvard-educated Boston lawyer, has longed to possess Manet Hall ever since he and his friend, Remy Payne, broke into the old place as drunken students on a lark. Now, on the eve of his wedding, Declan leaves Boston, the law and his fianc‚e, buys the decrepit hall and embarks on a mission to restore it with his own sweat, blood and money. But Manet Hall comes with a dark history, and restoring it means uncovering its past, which includes rape, murder and betrayal. Declan enc ...more
Alexis-Morgan Roark
Paranormal romance by Nora Roberts is a deep, enthralling, sometimes shocking trip that we should all take at least once.

The characters made this story. Those from the past and those from the present.

This book took my on an emotional rollercoaster that had me ignoring my husband and kids to read.

Read this book when you have the time to really sit down and enjoy a good, satisfying read. Have some tissues nearby, though, 'cause there are moments that will enrage you, shock you, delight you, and ma
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Mafalda
Jun 01, 2012 Mafalda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biblioteca
A história é brutal e prende-nos de uma forma que nem eu sei explicar...
Todos os dias era uma tortura para parar de ler, tanto que ficava até às 2 e 3h da manhã a ler. E em todos os bocadinhos que tinha lá estava eu enfiar o meu nariz no livro.

Deixo-vos aqui a sinopse:
"Depois de ter sonhado com a compra de Manet Hall durante vários anos, Declan Fitzgerald decide-se finalmente a dar esse passo. Larga o seu escritório de advogado em Boston e dispõe-se a dar início à imensa tarefa de restaurar a ca
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Tracy
Laissez Les Bon Temp Rouler!
Declan Fitzgerald may have been drunk and reckless when he broke into Manet Hall with his best friend Remy Payne during a trip to New Orleans when he was in college eleven years ago, but he was sober enough to know he wanted that broken down and aging old plantation home as soon as he saw it. He was serious enough about that want - that need - to leave his profession of law and his town of Boston and his family and his ex-fiance to head down to the bayou after buying
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Christine
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Krista (I remember you, Min) (Critical)
I liked this one a lot.
It starts off in the past...with a million page long prologue that...turned me off, I must admit, but once the real story got going, I enjoyed. I like the idea of a haunted old house on the bayou. Mainly, though, I loved the characters. Ramey was awesome. I wish he was my best friend! And his wife was adorable too, very sweet. I loved how she tried to baby Declan.

About Declan...I love this guy! He's extremely hilarious, and very manly. He's not easily discouraged and goe
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Autumn
Hmmm! I must admit that after reading a few NR novels, i felt like i was paraphrasing the characters dialogs. - so not cool!

surprise factor: they all are so damaged, yet they have all aced psychology 101 class ta-da.Seriously, haven't you noticed?? they are all so evolved and ready to say just the right thing! mhum!

I was really glad when i picked up this book. The premise was very very interesting. We have all seen the remakes of ghosts-soul searching story, but this one here has quite an inter
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Stephanie Tracy
Feb 01, 2015 Stephanie Tracy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book! Seems a little far out of Nora's usual comfort zone, with talk of reincarnation as a central theme. Loved the paranormal elements, as I always do when she incorporates them, and absolutely loved the characters Declan and Lena. Both very strong-willed and headstrong, they made some great chemistry on the page. Great setting with beautiful, vivid detail. I'm now watching the TV movie and loving everything about the story! Highly highly recommend as one of my favorite stand-alones b ...more
Thanh Tran
Shocking at the very beginning. Goosebumps and hair raising portions through out the novel as the plot moves back and forth in time. And no, this is not a time traveling sci-Fi. Great characters and the novel definitely has a Southern authenticity to it. 3 and a half stars...a novel I would love to reread in the future. The story definitely makes me want to visit the swamps of New Orleans...LOL
Anna
Apr 06, 2010 Anna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've never read Nora Roberts before but I had a pretty good idea of what to expect. This book met all my expectations, some in a good way and others not so much. It was cheesy, repetitive, fun, interesting, easy, and quick. I liked the characters well enough although they were kind of (okay, REALLY) one dimensional.

This is one case where I actually think the Lifetime movie version was better than the book! Can't say that too often, but there it is. This book could benefit from a good amount of
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Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. She began writing when a blizzard in February 1979 kept her in her hilltop home with a three and six year old for nearly a week of canceled kindergarten and dwindling chocolate supplies.

During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write a story for her own entertainment. From the first page, she knew it was wha
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