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Midnight Waltz

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A proper country miss receives anonymous threatening letters hinting at her scandalous family secrets. Then, on the eve of her first ball, she is charmed by the roguish Hugh Carlyle. Could the notorious rake be part of the conspiracy against her family, or is he the only one who can uncover the truth in her heart?
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 1st 1999 by Signet
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Three stars of meh-inducing feeling, because while not a bad book, I didn't find this one particularly engaging. While the plot was good and had much potential, the characters were for the most part unbearable. There is the shrewish, violent Louisa, who has the devil's own temper and the most vicious tongue imaginable, her brother Cameron, a selfish, elusive and greedy man, their impotent mother who is going mad, Louisa's weird friend who dislikes the heroine for no apparent reason, and the hero ...more
This story is rather long in places but the mystery kept me guessing. I thought I had it all figured out but there were some twists that I didn't see that complicated matters. Someone could probably easily figure out who but the rest is a bit difficult. The story is a little dark for a Regency romance. It seems to be modeled on Georgette Heyer's Cousin Kate in places. The characters are a bit difficult to like. Constance is practical and kind but she's somewhat naive which makes the story a bit ...more
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Barbara Hazard was born, raised, and educated in New England. She studied music in addition to her formal training in art and added the writing of Regencies to her many talents in 1978. Her other hobbies include listening to classical music, reading, quilting, cross-country skiing, and paddle tennis.
Barbara currently lives in New Hampshire with her husband.

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