Kindle Edition: 485 KB Paperback has 261 pages.
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Fiction
Publisher: ebook published December 20th 2012 by Celtic Connections.
Source: The author in return for an unbiased and honest review.
First Paragraph: 'Her biological clock started it. Before it sounded its alarm, Laura had been perfectly content. Maybe she should have taken the battery out sooner, but then it was more likely it ran on hormones and they could be tricky.
Review Quote: ROMANCE REVIEWS MAGAZINE AWARD. 'A unanimous vote for romantic content and well-paced authentic plot. The characters were so believable they drew us utterly and completely into their world.'
My Opinion: Delightful read
My memories of how I first came across the author Jan Ruth are I am sorry to say confused in my mind, the year I have had I think I can be forgiven. It was I know early in the year when I discovered that she is based in Wales and that Midnight Sky is actually set in Snowdonia National Park, which I am now living right on the edge of. Well I just had to read it as the locations of a novel are always of great interest to me. It was very evident from her writing that the author has a strong connection with the Welsh landscape. I will definitely be reading the rest of her novels.
Midnight Sky is a sensitive romantic novel with characters that are so realistic, you feel immediately drawn into their lives. When you have loved and lost it is often very hard to let go and move on with your life and is just such situations that our protagonists are facing. Laura Brown born a country girl but now living the lifestyle of a successful designer finds herself pregnant with some very difficult decisions to make. She turns to her sister Maggie whose own lifestyle she envies, however her on the surface idyllic lifestyle is not all it seems either. Add to this the male protagonist James Morgan-Jones a handsome widower trainer to Midnight Sky the damaged horse of the title and you have the basis for this delightful read. Regular readers of my reviews know I do not like spoilers so if you want to discover what the future holds as they face their demons you will have to read it for yourself.
Recommended to all fans of Contemporary Romantic Fiction, if you also enjoy country life, Wales and horses you really must read this one.
Jan Ruth was born in Bowden, Cheshire, England on November 23rd the year has not been revealed. She has felt a strong connection to Wales for many years and in 1998 she moved there to live. Her novels feature the rugged Welsh landscape and more often than not, her love of dogs and horses. Although she writes serious love stories with strong characterisation, she also captures the humour of modern everyday life and the endless complications of relationships.
She has been writing for more than 30 years and despite various dalliances with the more traditional publishing routes, she is now pleased to be an independent author. She now writes contemporary women's fiction. Love stories with strong, identifiable characters, about family life and relationships
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