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A Midnight Clear

3.39 of 5 stars 3.39  ·  rating details  ·  31 ratings  ·  9 reviews

He Was Her Forbidden Fantasy

Miranda Granger arrives at the spectacular seaside resort The Grandview Hotel to spend the Christmas holidays, hoping it will be just the tonic she needs to forget her scandalous past. But when she crosses paths with Troy Davenport, the alluring stranger she met aboard an ocean liner, Miranda fears she will repeat the mistake that almost ruin

Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Zebra (first published January 1st 2010)
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3,75 stars!!

Memorable Scenes:
- Troy and Miranda's reunion scene at the glass house > heartbreaking and sweet

Miranda Granger is proper, serious and responsible. She also comes across as sad. After a near scandal she has curbed her impulsivity and true passionate nature and past mistakes haunt her. Troy awakens her true nature but she fights the attraction as to not make the same mistakes she made in the past. A past where she fell victim to a fortune hunter who ruined her reputation, chose
I won this book through the Goodreads First Reads Contest on 11/02/2010 and received my copy of A Midnight Clear on 11/08/2010.

I'm sure almost all women have had that one guy that they saw from afar and have always wondered about. It's a girls dream to have that guy wondering about them too! This is the situation that the book opens up with and I was hooked from the first sentence!

Despite it's racy-ness, this book was very sweet and heartwarming. I've never read a Kristi Astor book, but I reall
I don't know what it is about this book that made me love it so much. It had some of the clichés that usually have me cringing, but from beginning to end, I was fascinated. I think part of the allure was that it's set in the Victorian era, but it's not Steampunk (not that Steampunk is a bad thing). I haven't read any books set in that time period that wasn't some sort of fantasy that takes the characters out of the normal setting. It was refreshing that it stayed in the period.

Another thing that
Actually, I would probably give this 3 1/2 stars. I enjoyed it for the most part. This was set in the later part of the Edwardian era, which is I think kind of rare (in my experience) for historical romances. It pretty much had it all. Lust at first sight! Scandalous secrets! Vindictive siblings! Big misunderstandings! You name it. I really liked the hero Troy but took a while to warm up to the heroine Miranda. The girl was tragic and the queen of mixed signals, poor Troy boy. I did feel it was ...more
A turn-of-the-century tale of a painter who falls in love with a woman he briefly meets on an ocean voyage, determining that she's his muse. His pursuit meets with mixed success, as our heroine has a shameful secret in her past that keeps her from trusting him. He is also keeping a secret from her, and when he must leave her unexpectedly, her family schemes to keep them apart. If you like a book with a tormented heroine, but one that is not quite as tormented as a Jo Goodman heroine, you might l ...more
Angelina Justice
This book was wonderful. The characters were unique, believable and likeable. That's something that rarely happens in a historical romance. I immediately passed this on to a friend to read. It would make a fantastic Christmas present for the romance readers in your life. It begins and ends with the holiday season, with it's own brand of miracle.

Ok, so I really like the "un" series by this author & couldn't remember this story so checked it out again. In all fairness it does a decent job of depicting victoriana mores of the elite class but I couldn't finish a 2nd read, which is very unlike me. The characters weren't likable, neither was their story.
For a complete review check out Affair de Coeur magazine, hard copy or online at: - November 2010 issue.
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As a girl, I was fascinated by history. My favorite books were historical sagas that transported me back in time–Gone With the Wind, Doctor Zhivago, Pride and Prejudice, A Room With a View, and popular fiction like John Jakes’ North and South series. I also loved movies, particularly anything with a hint of romance. As a teenager, my mother and I passed romance novels back and forth, and I remembe ...more
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