Beyond Midnight

Beyond Midnight

by Antoinette Stockenberg

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


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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013259959
Publisher: Antoinette Stockenberg
Publication date: 10/08/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 192,708
File size: 444 KB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling novelist Antoinette Stockenberg grew up wanting to be a cowgirl and have her own horse (her great-grandfather bred horses for the carriage trade back in the old country), but the geography just didn't work out: there weren't many ranches in Chicago. Her other, more doable dream was to write books, and after stints as secretary, programmer, teacher, grad student, boatyard hand, office manager and magazine writer (in that order), she achieved that goal, writing over a dozen novels, several of them with paranormal elements. One of them is the RITA award-winning EMILY'S GHOST.

Stockenberg's books have been published in a dozen languages and are often set in quaint New England harbor towns, always with a dose of humor. She writes about complex family relationships and the fallout that old, unearthed secrets can have on them. Sometimes there's an old murder. Sometimes there's an old ghost. Sometimes once-lovers find one another after half a lifetime apart.

Her work has been compared to writers as diverse as Barbara Freethy, Nora Roberts, LaVyrle Spencer and Mary Stewart by critics and authors alike, and her novels have appeared on bestseller lists in USA Today as well as the national bookstore chains. Her website features sample chapters, numerous reviews, many photos, and an enchanting Christmas section.

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Beyond Midnight 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 129 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