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A Midnight Clear
     

A Midnight Clear

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by Hope Ramsay
 
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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Overview

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 hands full of mistletoe in preparation for the holiday, yet finding someone to kiss is her last priority. But when the gorgeous new doctor makes a connection with her special needs son, Aiden, Teri finds herself wondering if she's finally found happiness in this season of joy. For Teri and Tom, Last Chance may be their best chance at love . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455564934
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
12/01/2015
Series:
Last Chance
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
79,855
File size:
291 KB

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Meet the Author

Hope Ramsay grew up on the North Shore of Long Island, but every summer Momma would pack her off under the care of Aunt Annie to go visiting with relatives in the midlands of South Carolina. Her extended family includes its share of colorful aunts and uncles, as well as cousins by the dozens, who provide the fodder for the characters you'll find in Last Chance, South Carolina. She's a two-time finalist in the Golden Heart and is married to a good ol' Georgia boy who resembles every single one of her heroes. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia, where you can often find her on the back deck, picking on her thirty-five-year-old Martin guitar.

You can learn more at:
HopeRamsay.com
Twitter, @HopeRamsay
Facebook.com/Hope.Ramsay

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A Midnight Clear 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Trying to down load my book without any luck any suggestion.i am dying to read this book. Thanks
RomanticReadsandSuch More than 1 year ago
Tom is so sweet and caring – I absolutely love his patience and understanding with Aiden and Teri. He’s got some personal experience, which helps so much with dealing with Aiden’s Asperger’s Syndrome. Poor Teri is a little overwhelmed and convinced that no one is going to take on everything that her life entails … lucky for her, Tom is made of stronger stuff. I also really love that Ramsay gives us a peek into what goes on in Aiden’s head. It adds so much to the story to be able to understand where he’s coming from and why he reacts the way he does. A Midnight Clear is a fantastic, feel good holiday read. It’s short, which makes it perfect for a little break from all the Christmas madness :) (Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review)
Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
OMG. This book may be a shorter novella, but it will have you tearing up like crazy! Teri is a single mom with an autistic son. She has come to the conclusion that this is all her life is going to be - who would want to take on all she has? Her son, Aiden, is adorable. But he hates Christmas - Santa, carols, candles, red - he'll have none of it! But Dr. Tom sees something in both of them and he just can't resist getting to know them better. Here's where the tears start, and they just kept coming in the most amazing and heartfelt way. I loved that this was such a real look (as for as my knowledge goes) into not only a single mother, but also into a family with a child that no one seems to understand. There are even small breaks in the narrative where we get to see things from Aiden's point of view, and they were amazing. Everything he thought made such perfect sense, but it just didn't quite translate into our world in the best way. Watching Teri, and then Tom, work with Aiden to make his life fulfilling and comfortable. Working with his unique quirks while still trying to expose him to a wonderful world was great to see. As Tom and Teri try to navigate this new relationship, Aiden is trying to navigate a new world of his own - a new type of Christmas. And now I'm tearing up again. Seriously, everyone has to read this!!! *This book was received in exchange for an honest review*
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
A lovely Christmas story. 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 Christmas or Santa Claus. But he believes in the true meaning of Christmas. Dr. Tom Crawford has just started a two year assignment as a doctor in the small, gossipy, close-knit town of Last Chance, South Carolina. When one day at the clinic just keeps getting worse, he meets Teri, who he’s instantly attracted to. Managing and owning Last Chance Bloomers and being a single mom to a special needs child is more than Teri can handle. She can't deny how attractive the new doctor is, but her heart is closed down and she feels her son needs all of her attention. What I loved about this story was that although Aiden is a child, he had more faith then his mother. Being an outsider looking in, I can see where Teri holds him back and doesn’t praise him for his accomplishments. But I completely understand her because she’s been taking care of Aiden by herself for so long, she just wants something to be easy. I liked Tom because he was willing to just dive into the lives of Teri and Aiden and get his hands dirty, so to speak. He figured out Aiden’s strengths and weaknesses and worked around them, while at the same time allowing him room to grow. This Christmas, if all three have the faith, courage, and determination to believe in angels, those angels might just bring these three together. A Midnight Clear is a wonderful story. However, I wanted more. I desperately wanted a true HEA for these three. **Received a copy from Forever Yours in exchange for an honest unbiased review.**
Caroles_Random_Life More than 1 year ago
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 more...like 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 categorized as religious fiction. The faith in the story didn't bother me but its not a genre that I would normally choose. The main focus of this story is Teri, her son, Aiden, and Tom, the new doctor. Teri is a single mother and the owner of the local florist. She spends a great deal of energy caring for her son, Aiden, who has special needs. Aiden has Asperger's syndrome which cause him to look at things a little differently. He hates the color red and isn't a big fan of Christmas overall. Teri meets the new doctor in town, Tom, when Aiden is taken in for a huge splinter lodged in his thigh. Tom seems to just know how to work with Aiden and they get through the ordeal with minimal difficulty. I liked the characters and thought that they were well represented. Teri is a fiercely protective mother but who could blame her. She seems to be the only one willing to give Aiden the support that he needs. Tom has his own story which helps him relate to Teri and Aiden. There were more than a few moments where Tom seemed just to perfect to be realistic. I thought that Aiden's character was well done. The parts of the story that were from his point of view really helped me understand the dynamics of the situation. There really was a lot going on in this short story but nothing felt incomplete. I liked the romance between Teri and Tom and thought that they really deserved to be happy together. This short story is part of a series but can be read very easily as a stand along. I have a feeling that some of the characters that made appearances will be familiar to readers that have read the series. There was a lot more religion in this story than I had expected. The town even has a religious miniature golf course, Golfing for God. I would have preferred the religious parts of the book to be toned down. I really wanted to focus on the couple and Aiden. Overall, I would recommend this sweet romance to others. I received an advance reader edition of this book from Forever - Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley for the purpose of providing an honest review.