In The Midnight Rain [NOOK Book]

Overview

A RITA award finalist for Best Contemporary Romance from Romance Writers of America. Barbara Samuel's first women's fiction, writing as Ruth Wind.

LOOKING FOR THE PAST?

Ellie Connor is a biographer with a special talent for piecing together fragments of the past. Her latest project, though, promises to be her most challenging?and personal. Not only is she researching the ...
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In The Midnight Rain

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Overview

A RITA award finalist for Best Contemporary Romance from Romance Writers of America. Barbara Samuel's first women's fiction, writing as Ruth Wind.

LOOKING FOR THE PAST…

Ellie Connor is a biographer with a special talent for piecing together fragments of the past. Her latest project, though, promises to be her most challenging–and personal. Not only is she researching the life of a blues singer who disappeared mysteriously forty years ago, but Ellie is also trying to find the truth about the parents she never knew. The love child of a restless woman who died young and an anonymous father, Ellie has little to go on but a faded postcard her mother sent from a small East Texas town–the hometown of her latest subject.

COULD MEAN FINDING HER FUTURE
It is there that Ellie meets Blue Reynard, a man with deep roots and wide connections who may help her find answers. With a piercing gaze and cool grin, Blue is as sultry and seductive as the Southern night air. Beneath his charming surface, however, lies a soul damaged by loss. Despite her better judgment, Ellie finds herself irresistibly drawn to Blue’s passion–and his pain. But Ellie’s been lured by sweet talk and hot kisses before. How can she possibly stay with blue when every instinct tells her to run?
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Editorial Reviews

Book Browser Reviews - Harriet Kausner
“In her mainstream debut, Ms. Wind blows away much of the competition with a remarkable rousing drama that touches the inner soul of the reader.”
Contra Costa Times - Lynn Coddington
“A multiple RITA award winner, Wind (aka Barbara Samuel), has many strengths that show well in "Midnight Rain." With La Vyrle Spencer's retirement, Wind/Samuel inherits the crown as the Queen of Heartfelt Emotion. Wind is more consistent than Spencer, indeed, than most, and her contemporary heroines are more complicated and interesting.
She also gracefully delves into cultural territory that publishers often discourage romance writers from entering. Issues of race, ethnicity and clas
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452496993
  • Publisher: Barbara Samuel
  • Publication date: 9/20/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 113,127
  • File size: 706 KB

Meet the Author

Barbara Samuel, who also writes as Barbara O’Neal, has written more than 40 romance and women’s fiction novels. She is a Romance Writers Hall of Fame winner, with 7 RITAs to her credit and numerous bestsellers. One of her novels, How To Bake A Perfect Life, was a Target Club Pick. She loves to hear from readers at

Visit Barbara on the Web!

www.BarbaraSamuel.com
www.AWriterAfoot.com
www.BarbaraONeal.com
www.facebook.com/barbarasamueloneal
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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    Beautifully written story

    A story so well crafted that I wanted to read it again as soon as I finished it to try to find early clues to the secrets that are so surprising when revealed near the end. Beautifully described characters and setting bind the story together tightly. One of the best romances I've read lately, full of emotion and passion. Even though it's not a recent book, it's the first contemporary I've read by Barbara Samuel a/k/a Ruth Wind. I'll be looking for more of this type.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2014

    Hello

    Loved this beautiful 250 page book of a small Texas town, and the mysteries and romances involved with a music background. People, animals, and nature all involved in a beautiful story, and of course a gorgeous man (could see Michael McConoughy in the movie version). Will keep this one with my favorites.

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  • Posted October 4, 2014

    I don't remember when the love story became the background. I lo

    I don't remember when the love story became the background. I loved all the characters ( & the critters) and was drawn into their lives from the beginning. I will forever use the ana. I will be looking for more of your books, Ms Samuel.logy of green times & blue times.
    Beautiful story!

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  • Posted April 26, 2014

    This is a slow, seductive, delicious book. The characters, the t

    This is a slow, seductive, delicious book. The characters, the tension, and the mystery are all lovingly written. The tension is gentle and compelling and keeps the pages turning. It's a sweet, unique story, and far, far better than any cookie-cutter romance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2013

    Midnight Rain

    Barbara Samuel's honors her craft again with characters that come alive in the small town of Gideon, Texas. Lord, such a small place filled with drama. I believe that's the same place were the Jezebel floods every now and then. If your real quiet you can hear the blues. But I just love those sexy tortured men that call Gideon home. I simply can't resist Barbara Samuel's men. Read this and you will fall in love to. Not just any kinda love. But the kind that you put your skin and bones in it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    Good Read

    I was looking for a book with a good story, good characters and a bit of good mystery. This book is all of this. I enjoyed trying to solve the puzzle and did easily but it was still areally great read. Like everyone else, i stayed up late and read until I was finished and really wanted it to keep going. Good book y'all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    I want to lend this book to all my friends. I started reading l

    I want to lend this book to all my friends. I started reading last night, picked it up after breakfast and just finished. The characters, the plot, the setting just draw you in and don't let go.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2013

    I pulled out my old paperback of this story tonight. I'm so glad

    I pulled out my old paperback of this story tonight. I'm so glad I kept it. It is one of my favorite books in the last 15 years.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Michael

    He builds a shed to fix things in..

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  • Posted August 8, 2013

    I read this book when it first came out under Ms. Samuel's Ruth

    I read this book when it first came out under Ms. Samuel's Ruth Wind name. I was deeply impressed by it and I very much enjoyed it. I've since read all the Ruth Wind books.

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