Midnight Scandals

Midnight Scandals

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by Carolyn Jewel, Courtney Milan, SHERRY THOMAS
     
 
Welcome to Doyle's Grange, a charming house near the hills of Exmoor, where the garden is beautiful in every season, and the residents are respectable year-round.

Except when the clock strikes midnight...

One Starlit Night

Ten years away from Doyle's Grange isn't quite long enough for Viscount Northword to forget Portia Temple, or their

Overview

Welcome to Doyle's Grange, a charming house near the hills of Exmoor, where the garden is beautiful in every season, and the residents are respectable year-round.

Except when the clock strikes midnight...

One Starlit Night

Ten years away from Doyle's Grange isn't quite long enough for Viscount Northword to forget Portia Temple, or their passionate adolescent affair. Portia, however, is about to marry another man. Northword tells himself it is wrong to interfere in her life at this late hour, but interfere he cannot help, with his words, his body, and the truths of his heart.

What Happened at Midnight

Fleeing the consequences of her father's embezzlement, Mary Chartley takes a position as a lady's companion, only to find herself a virtual prisoner at Doyle's Grange, her employer's house. And then the nightmare truly begins: the man she loves, who also happens to be the man from whom her father stole, shows up at her door seeking recompense. And not merely in pound sterling...

A Dance in Moonlight

After losing her childhood sweetheart to another woman, Isabelle Englewood is heartsick. But then something remarkable happens: Upon arriving at Doyle's Grange, her new home, she meets Ralston Fitzwilliam, who looks almost exactly like the man she cannot have. Come late at night, she tells him, so I can make love to you pretending that you are the one I love.

Little does she realize what she is about to unleash.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015149975
Publisher:
NLA Digital LLC
Publication date:
08/27/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
268
Sales rank:
155,741
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Carolyn Jewel was born on a moonless night. That darkness was seared into her soul and she became an award winning author of historical and paranormal romance. She has a very dusty car and a Master's degree in English that proves useful at the oddest times. An avid fan of fine chocolate, finer heroines, Bollywood films, and heroism in all forms, she has three cats and a dog. Also a son. One of the cats is his.


Courtney Milan's debut novel was published in 2010. Since then, she's been a New York Times and a USA Today bestseller, and her books have received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Booklist. She's been a RITA finalist and an RT Reviewer's Choice nominee for Best First Historical Romance. Her second book was chosen as a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2010.Courtney lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, a medium-sized dog, and an attack cat. Before she started writing historical romance, she experimented with various occupations: computer programming, dog-training, scientificating... Having given up on being able to do any of those things, she's taken to heart the axiom that those who can't do, teach. When she's not reading (lots), writing (lots), or sleeping (not enough), she can be found in the vicinity of a classroom.


Sherry Thomas burst onto the scene with PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2008. Her sophomore book, DELICIOUS, is a Library Journal Best Romance of 2008. Her next two books, NOT QUITE A HUSBAND and HIS AT NIGHT, are back-to-back winners of Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA Award for Best Historical Romance in 2010 and 2011. Lisa Kleypas calls her "the most powerfully original historical romance author working today."

Her story is all the more interesting given that English is Sherry's second language--she has come a long way from the days when she made her laborious way through Rosemary Roger's SWEET SAVAGE LOVE with an English-Chinese dictionary. She enjoys digging down to the emotional core of stories. And when she is not writing, she thinks about the zen and zaniness of her profession.

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Midnight Scandals 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first story reunites two lovers 10 years after the tragic end to their budding romance. It bored me to tears. Can't even recall the second story. The third story was the reason I bought the book. Having read Sherry Thomas' Ravishing The Heiress, I was interested in knowing what happened to Isobelle. That was the only story worth reading.
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Lulu_Burroughs More than 1 year ago
Midnight Scandals features three novellas by three different authors with stories that are loosely interconnected by a small English property called Doyle's Grange. Carolyn Jewel's story is set during the Regency period and features two lovers who were cruelly and tragically separated due to their differences in social standing. Courtney Milan's contribution takes place in the 1850's and features two lover's driven apart by the scandal of suicide and embezellment. Finally, Sherry Thomas delivers a story set in the late 1800's in which a lonely widow mistakes a handsome widower in the neighborhood for the lost sweetheart circumstances made her give up years earlier. Each of these stories deals with seperation and loss and is reconciled quite nicely. I am a Regency lover but found that I most enjoyed the novella by Sherry Thomas due to her eloquent handling of two characters who have each quietly suffered the loss of a spouse and can't seem to enjoy life until they befriend one another after a case of mistaken identity on the heroine's part. I have read Carolyn Jewel and Courtney Milan books before, but I am now anxious to read more by Sherry Thomas because her story was the most emotionally moving of the three in this anthology.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago