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Midnight Confessions

3.67  ·  Rating Details  ·  132 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
With a gift for creating lush, evocative settings that instantly transport the reader to intoxicating places, Candice Proctor now turns her remarkable talents to the dazzling splendor of old New Orleans, where the air is fragrant with mock orange and sweet olive–and danger wafts on the gentle southern breeze. . . .

Widow Emmanuelle de Beauvais devotes herself tirelessly t
Paperback, 432 pages
Published May 28th 2002 by Ivy Books (first published 2002)
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Jan 11, 2014 Sanya rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
Candice Proctor writes beautifully, sensually about life, death and love in the hot New Orleans during the Civil war.
These are some thoughts that got to me, Emmanuelle is thinking about his saying I love you; or maybe it was the beautiful way Proctor writes:
"For some men, the words came easy. She knew that, knew it all too well. Some men simply loved women, all women, loved the siren call of silken hair sliding over a bare feminine shoulder, loved the soft smoothness of a woman’s flesh beneath
Jan 27, 2014 Amanda rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, historical
This book is clearly different than the rest of Proctor's historical novels. This one is a mystery surrounded by some romance, but it's easy to see that Proctor wants the mystery to be the important feature of the book. I could not get into it from page one.

I gave it a chapter or two and still I could not enjoy it. It is so different than her other works, and I did not like the feel of it at all. The writing is classic, descriptive Candice Proctor, but the plotting and mood are that of a mystery
May 25, 2015 Patsyann rated it it was amazing
This book is my perfect romance:
- Two tortured souls find each other .
- Instant attraction
- A mystery to solve before they find happiness
- Slow sizzling sexual tension. First sex scene takes place during thunder storm!
- And it really helps that they are both attractive (at least to each other)
Not a lot of conversation, very definite descriptions of time, place and people. Story is as meandering as the hot southern city of New Orleans.
Loved the story, loved the romance and loved the mystery. All
Ana T.
Dec 23, 2010 Ana T. rated it liked it
I have previously enjoyed Candice Proctor's stories and this one seemed like a very interesting read. It is set in New Orleans at the end of the Civil War and it is a mystery. The heroine is a local doctor (well not exactly a doctor because that wasn't allowed but something similar) and the hero is a Yankee soldier.

They meet when Emmanuelle witnesses a murder and he is the one in charge of its investigation. The murder weapon was an original one and that is only the beginning. Several other mur
Sedoo Ashivor
Jan 04, 2016 Sedoo Ashivor rated it really liked it
This is not a pure romance like the other two of hers I've read. It's a mix between romance and mystery and very well written. It reminded me a little of Sandra Brown's romantic suspenses, especially the romantic tension between the H and h which CP portrayed excellently. The only thing, it took me a little while to get into the story, which is why I read it for three days. But when I did get into the story, I couldn't wait to know who was the mysterious murderer, and my guess was only partly ri ...more
As always, Candice Proctor writes a richly atmospheric novel, with great character depth and development. And she makes the history of 1862 New Orleans - under occupation by the Union troops - come vividly alive. The only reason I gave the book 3 stars (really 3.5) is that I simply could not warm up to the heroine. But the rest of the book was a solid 4 stars for me.
Aug 02, 2009 Melissa rated it liked it
Great setting, Civil War-era New Orleans, but the heroine kept SO MANY secrets from the hero that after awhile it stopped contributing to the tension and started being just a tease. I will read more of Candice Proctor, though. It looks like she enjoys writing about some fairly unusual locales.
Regan Walker
Jan 16, 2013 Regan Walker rated it it was amazing
Mystery and Love in New Orleans During the Civil War—a great romance!

Another great historical romance from Proctor, this one set in the time of the Civil War in 1862 in New Orleans, occupied by Yankee troops. Rich in intrigue, mystery and deep felt needs of the heart, it will keep you on the edge of your seat right up to the very satisfying epilogue.

It tells the story of Major Zachary Cooper, a Union soldier and the provost marshal of New Orleans, and Emmanuelle de Beauvais, a beautiful widow, m
Dec 10, 2015 Kate rated it really liked it
great characters and especially good writing. i was able to visualize so well, body language, scenery, weather...really like Candice Proctors books. she also writes historical mystery under the sudonym of c.s. harris and I've read a few of the Sebastian st. cyr mysteries. they are great, again characters are very well developed dialogue is intelligent and appropriate for situation and not forced or overly flowery or wordy. she is a mainstay of my reading conglomeration
Germaine Lefebvre
Proctor quando sa scrivere da Proctor. Anche se Night in Eden rimane insuperabile.
Jun 11, 2014 Macaron rated it liked it
Only the epilogue is really romantic. There is no romance between the characters. Resentment, suspicion, sex, but no romance.
The story focuses more on the murder investigation, but in the end, it's hardly believable.
Jun 15, 2014 Donna rated it really liked it
Candice Proctor does a good job of naming plant and animal life as well as mentioning New Orleans landmarks and streets in this book. A fun and a light story.
Jul 06, 2010 Keri rated it really liked it
In the end MC was a very good book. It did take a while to get into the book. It was a Civil War romance , during the time of Butler's rein of terror over New Orleans. Murders were taken place in New Orleans and it was up to Zack Cooper, the Provost Marshal to figure out who was committing them. He meets the beauteous practicing doctor and widow, Emmanuelle. They embark on a discovery of the twisted and dark secrets of their world. The also discover a love for one another that has the ability to ...more
Lena Donan
Dec 18, 2014 Lena Donan rated it really liked it
A čakám od nej aj nejakú tú čerešničku na torte. Už nabudúce.
Lush descriptions of New Orleans, well written mystery with romance
Jun 28, 2011 Jennifer added it
Shelves: 2007-reads
Made me want to go back to New Orleans. But then, looking at linoleum or taking a really deep breath makes me want to go back to New Orleans. Fabulous reconstruction of Civil War Louisiana, not-so-fabulous plot. Serviceable, but not inspired, anyway.
Set in the sultry New Orleans, this book is a blend of intense passion and romance with suspense that makes it a fast page turner. Candice Proctor writes great romances. Really loved the epilogue!
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Feb 21, 2015 Irishgirl1247 rated it it was ok
Just didn't draw me in. I didn't really love Emmanuel or Zach. They weren't bad, I just wasn't rooting for either of them.
Dec 28, 2008 Charles rated it really liked it
One of Candice Proctor's romance novels. Lush and beautifully written. Lovely characters and very enjoyable.
Fairy / Anna
Jul 26, 2014 Fairy / Anna rated it it was ok
That was so long ago...
Oh! I remember, I didn't like Emmanuelle. Meh :/
Oct 21, 2011 Rachael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the setting ... New Orleans, Vieux Carre!,,, My favorite city.
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Candice Proctor, aka C.S. Harris and C.S. Graham, is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than a dozen novels including the Sebastian St. Cyr Regency mystery series written under the name C.S. Harris, the new C.S. Graham thriller series co-written with Steven Harris, and seven historical romances. She is also the author of a nonfiction historical study of the French Revolution. Her books ...more
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