When Midnight Comes

When Midnight Comes

by Lori Handeland

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Visit the streets of 19th century New York in a novella based on the legend of the Jack O' Lantern.

Newly dead Jack Keegan may be doomed to wander the earth forever with only a lantern to light his way unless he atones for the sins of a lifetime. Will his love for Lucia Casale be the only thing that can save him?

When Midnight Comes is a Halloween novella written by New York Times Bestselling Author Lori Handeland. With the eerie atmosphere of The Alienist by Caleb Carr combined with a love story reminiscent of Sherry Thomas, When Midnight Comes is a must read for fans of historical romance set in New York.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016373201
Publisher: Lori Handeland
Publication date: 02/20/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 587 KB

About the Author

Lori Handeland is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with more than 60 published works of fiction to her credit. Her novels, novellas, and short stories span genres from paranormal and urban fantasy to historical and contemporary romance and, most recently, women’s fiction. Just Once (Severn House, January 2019), her women’s fiction debut, is a richly layered novel about two women who love the same man, how their lives intertwine, and their journeys of loss, grief, sacrifice, and forgiveness.

Lori set her sight on being an author at the age of ten. She remembers sitting at a typewriter before she knew how to type, pecking out a story about a family who went into space. As an only child, her summers were spent with that typewriter, television, and, above all, books. She recalls thinking that if she could write books of her own, she would never run out of books to read. As a young adult, she got sidetracked by the need to make a living. She worked as a waitress and later enrolled in college to become a teacher.

While student teaching, Lori started reading a life-changing book, How to Write a Romance and Get It Published. Within its pages the author, Kathryn Falk, mentioned Romance Writers of America. There was a local chapter; Lori joined it, dived into learning all about the craft and business, and got busy writing a romance novel. With only five pages completed, she entered a contest where the prize was having an editor at Harlequin read her first chapter. She won.

Lori sold her first novel, a western historical romance, in 1993. In the 26 years since then, she has written eleven novels in the popular Nightcreature Novels, five installments in the Phoenix Chronicles, six works of contemporary romance about the Luchettis, a duet of Shakespeare Undead novels, and many more books. Her fiction has won critical acclaim and coveted awards, including two RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America for Best Paranormal Romance (Blue Moon) and Best Long Contemporary Category Romance (The Mommy Quest), a Romantic Times Award for Best Harlequin Superromance (A Soldier’s Quest), and a National Reader’s Choice Award for Best Paranormal (Hunter’s Moon).

Lori lives in Southern Wisconsin with her husband. In between writing and reading, she enjoys long walks with their rescue mutt, Arnold, and occasional visits from her two grown sons and perfectly adorable grandson.

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When Midnight Comes 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read most of Lori Handeland books and love them. This was one that I hadn't read and was so excited to find it. Unfortunately, I it was not as good as her shapeshifting series:-( Still an okay read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very reminiscent of Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Story", but without the three ghosts. When the love (Lucille) of a hard-hearted business man (Jack Keegan) meets him on the "other side" to help point out lessons he should have learned during his life, Jack finds scenes of his life literally flashing before his eyes. He must learn his moral lessons by midnight, or be doomed to an eternal hellfire without Lucia, and she will be doomed to wander in Purgatory without him. The author did a really good job painting the details of docks and seedier side of New York back in the 19th century, and while it is a bit short, I found this to be a very entertaining read.
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ALT More than 1 year ago
Lori Handeland is great and I try to get everything she puts out. I found a whole bunch of small ebooks by her and this was one. There is not much to it but it is cute. If you like Lori Handeland, I reccomend it.
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