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A Midnight Clear

(Last Chance #9.5)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  173 ratings  ·  47 reviews
Dr. Tom Crawford isn't feeling the spirit of the season when he arrives in Last Chance. Far from friends and family, he's the odd man out in this town of gossiping, tight-knit Southerners-until he meets a sweetly sexy single mom who makes him feel welcome. Suddenly the handsome doctor is thinking he's finally found a place to call home. Local florist Teri Summers has her h ...more
Kindle Edition, 95 pages
Published December 1st 2015 by Forever Yours
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Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
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I liked the overall story. This is a short story so I was able to read it in a single sitting. Sometimes short stories leave me rather unfulfilled and wanting the story isn't quite finished. This story was really a very well contained story that wrapped things up very nicely. I was surprised by the strong emphasis on faith that was present in the story. I actually stopped reading at one point to check if this book was actually cat
I look forward to each visit when it comes to delving into the world of Last Chance. The author has created a cozy Southern Small Town where the people have their quirks, traditions, and a place where people really can get their chance at happiness.

This latest installment is a Christmas short story between the town's new doctor, Tom Crawford, and the florist, Teri Summers. Tom's from Boston and struggling with Southern mistrust, his first Christmas away from family, and seeing where his future w
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My Rating: 4.5 Stars

When Teri Summers meets handsome doctor Tom Crawford, it is under tense circumstances. Her young son Aiden, who has Asperger’s syndrome, has a minor injury. Teri knows that things are not going to go well, as Aidan does not like to be touched. Teri is quite pleased with Tom’s gentle manner, but is sure that is the last time she will ever see him.

Tom is beginning his two-year commitment at a clinic i
Jul 15, 2019 rated it liked it
This short story was included with a book I purchased. It was a cute love story between a divorced woman and mom of a 8 years old son with autism and the new doctor in town. Tom is movie-star handsome but it's his kindness, understanding and no-judgement attitude that seduced Teri. There was unique ideas like Golfing for God and Aiden's POV (Teri's son) but not only it had the novella syndrome (too fast for me to believe in the romance) but the esoteric moment towards the end kind of ruined it f ...more
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
No one does Christmas romances like Hope Ramsay. A Midnight Clear brings together a Yankee from Boston, a Southern Belle from South Carolina, and an eight-year-old little boy with Asperger's.

Like the song A Midnight Clear and a few of the previous books in the Last Chance series, this book is all about angels. Eight-year-old Aiden has a huge fascination with angels. He believes in them with his entire being. However, unlike other eight-year-olds, he doesn't believe in the commercialization of C
This is one of my favorite Christmas Carols, so when I saw the title, I didn't even read the blurb, just requested it. This may be part of a series, but I found that it did work fine as a stand alone novella for the Christmas season.

Normally, I'm not one for Insta-Love, but sometimes when it's done in just the right circumstances, I can suspend believe and it can work. This worked for me. Mostly because this is a clean romance, and dealt with Teri and Tom actually connecting and not jumping str
Beatrice Followill
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As a Special needs mom myself this story touched my heart!!
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Originally Reviewed At: Mother/Gamer/Writer
Rating: 4 out of 5 Controllers
Review Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Ariel

A Midnight Clear is a wonderful short story taking place in Last Chance, the setting for Hope Ramsay’s series of contemporary romances. Whether you’re familiar with Last Chance or, like me, you’re completely new to the series, anyone can enjoy this warmhearted Christmas romance.

The story follows Teri Summers, single mother of Aiden, a young boy who happens to be on the Autism spectrum
Nov 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Teri Summers owns and operates the Last Chance flowershop and is the single mom of a special needs boy, Aiden. Dr. Tom Crawford is the new "doc" in this small town where residents are wary of "newcomers".  This was a very sweet short story of a single mom and her special needs son Aiden. The story is interwoven with three different perspectives, Teri, Tom and Aiden and this gives the reader different perspectives

Angela Simmons
Dec 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the second romance by Hope Ramsey that I’ve read. The first was actually a Christmas short story as well but, sadly, while it was such a good read, it left me wanting more. I was a little worried when I picked this one up for review but the blurb intrigued me and I’m so glad that I gave A Midnight Clear a chance.

Here’s what’s going on. Tom’s the towns new doctor from Boston and the residents of the small Southern town of Last Chance, South Carolina refuse to see him as anything other th
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was ok
This was okay... One thing I did like about this short story was how well the author portrayed the difficulties of raising a child with Asperger's Syndrome. I felt bad for mom because it's a full time job and then some and requires a tremendous amount of patience. I did actually FEEL the frustration of what it might be like to raise this child and find ways to deal with his unreasonable and obsessive habits. It was almost like she was having to give up everything she loved to keep him calm and h ...more
Jun 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cute short addition to this series. She dealt with a very sensitive subject and I think did it very well. I think.....but I would be interested to know the thoughts of mothers with children that struggle with the issues Aiden does. Did they like this novella?
As with most of this series it is a bit of a fantasy, some reviewers in the past didn't like that this is a "christian" series and it isn't tagged as one. In fact it really isn't at all. Its a small town series, with different people, so
Teri Summer is not looking for any attachments when she meets Dr. Tom Crawford in the ER of her local hospital. While Teri was working at her floral shop her son, Aiden was injured. His babysitter took him in and called Teri.

While Aiden was not injured badly he did not like being touched. Aiden is autistic and a handful for a single mom with her own business. He also doesn't like the color red, Christmas and especially not Santa Claus. It makes life even harder for Teri who loves Christmas and
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just finished A Midnight Clear💚💙 a short story included with "Christmas on Mistletoe Lane" by Annie Rains.
Inspirational! Taking a very real, serious subject, and not hiding or ignoring it, but unfolding it, like a flower, to be admired and embraced. Tweaking the environment so it can thrive in this world. I'm talking about autism, and how truly gifted autistic children are.
A single mom, who thinks no one could love her, bc of her son and a very special man who understands far more than she kno
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this short story that brought me back to Last Chance! I love that town and all of the characters that Hope Ramsey's imagination has brought to life in the pages of her stories. This one especially is unique and endearing because not only does the two main characters shared their thoughts and feelings, the female main character's son, Aiden who is autistic and has Asperger's syndrome alslo shares his thoughts and feelings.
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read this story because it was a bonus novella included in a book I borrowed from the library. I enjoyed the Christmas theme and the relationships between the characters. My favorite parts of the story are the brief chapters told from Aiden's point of view. Aiden is an autistic 8 year old and I really appreciated seeing things through his eyes. His protective and dedicated mom learns she can let someone else into their lives and it can benefit them both if he is as kind as Tom is.
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great story, for a short story.
The New doctor, seems to be just what Aiden needs
And not bad for his mom either... my first read of this author and I can definitely say I will pick up more stories of hers this was definitely a Midnight Clear terrific small but great read definitely pick it up read it won't take you long and you'll be interested in Hope Ramsey stories....💜
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the first story I've read by Hope Ramsay. It was a quick read about a mom and her special needs son and the town's new doctor. Sometimes you just have to have faith, take some chances, and believe in angels and the spirit of Christmas.
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
A Midnight Clear is an enchanting holiday tale filled with many moments that will bring smiles, lift spirits, and leave hearts happy! I really enjoyed this little novella, the characters were well crafted and easy to connect to, and the story line was quite delightful, highly recommend!
Penny Ramirez
Pretty good for a short story included in the back of a new book. Seeing as how it's book 9.5 in a series, and I've never read any of the others, it was a fair intro to the town of Last Chance, South Carolina.

Aiden was an interesting young man.
Marilyn Morrow
Jan 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
A Fun Story

I enjoyed this book as part of the Last Chance series. It was a little nugget of fun from a series I read when it was current. It was short, made me smile and gave me a surprise return to Last Chance.

Hope Ramsey is one of my favorite series authors.
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Dr Tom has just moved to town to be the doctor for 2 years and get his college loans forgiven. The first day he meets Tori and her special son Aiden. The book really made you feel how hard life was for Tori, with some nice Christmas miracles thrown in.
Laura Aase
Dec 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Short and happy. Teri runs a flower shop and has an autistic son, Aiden. When she meets a new doctor in town he is drawn to her and Aiden due to his childhood cancer experience. In the meantime aiden sees angels.... I liked getting into Aidens Head and I liked Tom and Teri characters
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love Christmas stories

I love Christmas stories and this one was no exception. I've never read Hope Ramsey but I'm on a roll to Last Chance Christmas! Definitely going to get more books by this author.
Dec 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love all of the books in the Last Chance series. This one was a short, but entertaining read. It was just perfect for the busy holiday season.
Oct 19, 2018 rated it liked it
cute Christmas story
Oct 25, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a pleasant short story.
Marsha Spohn
Originally reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

A Midnight Clear is such a heartwarming Christmas miracle type of story.

Teri’s world is hectic, busy and full to overload capacity right now. As the florist in Last Chance she has Christmas magic to create with her beautiful arrangements… and little time for romance. When Aiden needs a fast doctor’s visit because of an injury, Teri is concerned on more than one level. Aiden sees the world far differently than most people and unless this new doctor can take
Dec 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
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A Midnight Clear
Last Chance
By Hope Ramsay
ISBN: 9781455564934
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Una


Dr. Tom Crawford isn’t feeling the spirit of the season when he arrives in Last Chance. Far from friends and family, he’s the odd man out in this town of gossiping, tight-knit Southerners-until he meets a sweetly sexy single mom who makes him feel welcome. Suddenly the handsome doctor is thinking he’s finally found a place to call home.

Local florist Teri
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In Hope Ramsay's A Midnight Clear is a sweet little Christmas read that brings two people together in Last Chance. We meet Dr. Tom Crawford who has arrived at Last Chance to become the new doctor. Once thing that the town holds against him is he's a yankee from the north. Poor guy. We also get a chance to get to know Teri Summers who is a local florist with a son who is on the spectrum. Aiden who has a thing about angels, doesn't like the color read, and the song that c
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