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Beyond Midnight

Beyond Midnight

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From acclaimed author Antoinette Stockenberg comes an intensely emotional story that is both suspenseful and romantic....

SALEM. WILL HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF?

Three centuries after the infamous witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, Helen Evett, owner of a prestigious preschool there, finds her family and life's work threatened because of her sudden

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From acclaimed author Antoinette Stockenberg comes an intensely emotional story that is both suspenseful and romantic....

SALEM. WILL HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF?

Three centuries after the infamous witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, Helen Evett, owner of a prestigious preschool there, finds her family and life's work threatened because of her sudden desire to protect the three-year-old daughter of a man who knows a lot about finance but little about fathering. Helen's feelings toward Katie's dad are decidedly mixed, and it will take more than knocks in the night, perfumed air, and bone-chilling cold to convince her otherwise.

Nathaniel Byrne is just as ambivalent about Helen. Recently widowed, tormented by the circumstances, and at sea about being a single parent, Nat is not inclined to hand over his daughter to this singularly pushy woman. The London-trained nanny who cares for his daughter agrees.

And the nanny herself? Peaches Bartholemew is as clever as she is beautiful, as efficient as she is soothing. Peaches can do anything. The trick, for Nat's dead wife, will be to keep her from doing it.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
"Full of charm and wit, Stockenberg's latest (following Time After Time) is truly enthralling."
Library Journal
"A pair of well-matched protagonists, a precocious three-year-old, a relentless ghost, and a conniving nanny combine to produce an engrossing, well-written story that should keep readers captivated to the end."
Romantic Times
"When it comes to unique, eerie and engrossing tales of supernatural suspense, author Antoinette Stockenberg is in a league of her own. BEYOND MIDNIGHT is a gripping and chilling page-turner outlining two families' courageous battle against an insidious evil with a charming face. Outstanding reading!"
Milwaukee Journal
"BEYOND MIDNIGHT" has a terrific plot, a wicked villain, and a sexy hero. But the novel ventures beyond sheer entertainment, and it is easy to see why Stockenberg's work has won such acclaim. The theme and setting create a terrifying scenario: a chilling correspondence between the events of Salem's witch-hunting hysteria and contemporary allegations of ritualistic abuse in preschools. A good read that makes you think. Comes awfully close to--dare I say it?--literature."
Gothic Journal
"Entertaining and fun. BEYOND MIDNIGHT'S shining strengths are its insights into parenting and relationship issues, its brazen humor, its writing style, its to-die-for hero, its cunning villain, and its intriguing supernatural overtones."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013259959
Publisher:
Antoinette Stockenberg
Publication date:
10/08/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
20,277
File size:
547 KB

Meet the Author

Antoinette Stockenberg is a RITA award-winning, bestselling author of thirteen novels, most of which are set in quaint, coastal towns in New England, where she and her husband have sailed extensively. She lives in a picket-fenced cottage just up the hill from the harbor in Newport, Rhode Island, the inspiration for some of her books. Her first novel was an historical saga set there; the others range from romantic suspense (some with ghostly elements) to contemporary women's fiction. Her books have won numerous awards and have appeared on bestseller lists in USA TODAY and the national chain bookstores. For more information, visit her website, which features lots of photos, newsletters, and a charming Christmas section:

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Beyond Midnight 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 130 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished this on my Nook and ran into no formatting problems reading this book. Great story, terrific characters, and a cunning villain that made you realize how easy it would be to bring down a preschool. Humorous, chilling, and romantic. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book although I was bit taken aback at the beginning. Helen was dreading March because her husband passed away on April1. I was dreading March because my husband passed away on April 1. He was in law enforcement so was mine, his name was Hand my husband's name is Hank. She's a teacher of young children as am I and she drives a Volvo-as do I. Once I got over my tears and read the book it was great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started reading Annette's books this summer and haven't stopped. All of her books are perfect summer reads! They're just mysterious enough to make me want to read "just 1 more chapter"!! All of her main characters are people I wish I knew. Waiting for "Tidewater". Sharon
bethieg More than 1 year ago
Antoinette Stockenberg's books almost always fill the bill for me, and this was not an exception, when I'm looking for some light, fun reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally enjoyed this book. Technical problem toward end. Skipped about ten pages to end, had to manually enter page numbers at Go To Page to read last pages of book. Otherwise would definitely recommend.
CKWA More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The plot was great. Some parts were really funny, a few parts were steamy, and if you believe in ghosts and spirits, this book is for you.
pennyfl More than 1 year ago
Great read. I enjoy reading Antoinette Stockenberg. I hate to put her books down. She encorporates a little bit of everything, mystery,suspense, and romance. Thank you Antoinette......PennyFl
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book. I have several books by this author and enjoyed all of them.
Gremlin41 More than 1 year ago
Appropriate for those who love New England and enjoy family stories, woven with mystery. I do like reading Stockenberg books; about 5 at this point. Some of the author’s books qualify for book club discussions. The length and fantasy of beyond midnight may not work for a discussion club.
pianotshr More than 1 year ago
I am a great fan of Antoinette Stockenberg. She is a good mystery writer and keeps you guessing until the end. I have read all her books and look forward to her new ones.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I had figured out who was the trouble maker mid book I still wasn't sure how they were going to capture them. Kept my interest through the entire book. Just discovered this author this summer and have read all her books that are available for the Nook. Waiting for more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was an easy read. I couldnt put it down. I can't wait to read more books of hers. I highly recomend this book!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A gripping story; I couldn't put it down untill my eyes started crossing. A long but great read; love this author.
bonjovifan More than 1 year ago
The book was a great read for me, because i am a busy mom of 3 and i could read it when i had the time and I was never lost. It made me want to read more of this authors books. The story line was great. Happy Reading!!
BettyJo58 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this nook book. I have read several of her books and have not been disappointed yet. Several plot twists keeps it interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. In a lot of fiction, I tend to skip over the descriptives that seem unnecessary to the story line. (I did this a lot in the Grey series.) The writing style of Antoinette Stockenberg made me want to read every word. It made me want to get a complete picture in my head of each scene and person.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like this author! this story has a lot of action, emotional crisis, and it was hard to put down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great story and well written. Enough suspense to keep you reading to the very end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A nice entertaining read with a touch of the paranormal. If you are looking for something to "escape" into, this is the book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again Antoinette Stockenberg has not let me down.  Her books pull you in and will keep you up past bedtime just to find out what happens next.  I enjoyed this one as much as I have enjoyed others by this author.  The heroine is an average single mom, torn between work and responsibilities at home.  Throw in a little mystery and a lot of drama, now you have pure entertainment.
MapleValleySJ More than 1 year ago
Great book!  It made me laugh and cry.  This book was better than Emily's Ghost - which I thought was terrific.  Definitely a wonderful, fast read.  A real page-turner at the end.  Highly recommend.  Buy it!
Robtxgal More than 1 year ago
Love all of Antoinette Stockenbergs books. This one does not disappoint. Nice romance with a touch of the paranormal. Good clean reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another book by this author that i didn't want to put down. Loved the excitement and the realism of the characters. I definitely recommend this book and this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept me interested
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slow start but becomes very intersting