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A Lady by Midnight (Spindle Cove) [Mass Market Paperback]

Tessa Dare
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20 Aug 2012 Spindle Cove (Book 3)
Spindle Cove, nestled in a peaceful corner of Regency Era England, has long been known as “Spinster Cove,” due to its preponderance of unwed ladies of “delicate constitutions”—and that’s the fictional setting for a delightful historical romance series by USA Today bestselling author Tessa Dare. In A Lady by Midnight, a young woman searching for her family finds love unexpectedly with a handsome colonel—but the secrets of her heritage threaten to disrupt their romance…and their upcoming nuptials. Concerning the heart-soaring romantic fiction of Ms. Tessa Dare, fans of Lisa Kleypas and Eloisa James would do well to heed Julia Quinn’s admonitions and “prepare to fall in love!”

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Avon; Original edition (20 Aug 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062049895
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062049896
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 10.3 x 16.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 317,368 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A temporary engagement, a lifetime in the making . . .

After years of fending for herself, Kate Taylor found friendship and acceptance in Spindle Cove—but she never stopped yearning for love. The very last place she'd look for it is in the arms of Corporal Thorne. The militia commander is as stone cold as he is brutally handsome. But when mysterious strangers come searching for Kate, Thorne steps forward as her fiancé. He claims to have only Kate's safety in mind. So why is there smoldering passion in his kiss?

Long ago, Samuel Thorne devoted his life to guarding Kate's happiness. He wants what's best for her, and he knows it's not marriage to a man like him. To outlast their temporary engagement, he must keep his hands off her tempting body and lock her warm smiles out of his withered heart. It's the toughest battle of this hardened warrior's life . . . and the first he seems destined to lose.

About the Author

Tessa Dare is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of more than a dozen historical romances. A librarian by training and a book-lover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she shares a cozy, cluttered bungalow with her husband, their two children, and a big brown dog.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! 9 Mar 2013
By Lori
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is my second book from the Spindle Cove series to read and I loved it.
Having been given a taste of Kate and Thorne's relationship from the other book, 'A week to be wicked', I ordered this book as soon as I had it completed. And is proved and even better read than the first.
I loved the relationship between Kate and Thorne and I couldn't put it done until finished. Got no work done that day. But it was well worth it and highly recommend it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, moving, sensuous, engrossing! 20 Sep 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book 'appeared' on my Kindle so I'm thinking I pre-ordered it - which in itself is unusual because I rarely preorder.
As a recent fan of Ms Dare's I have been very impressed by her stories and hence suspect the change in my habits - and "A Lady By Midnight" took my admiration to whole new levels.
This is the story of a music teacher, Katherine Taylor, who has made something from her life after being orphaned and raised in a charity school. What Katie craves more than anything is to be part of a family and to be loved. Enter the gruff, abrupt, rude Corporal Thorne who for the past year has been avoiding Katie because she makes him feel emotions that frighten him. But one afternoon Thorne stops Katie from being run down by a carriage and has no option but to escort Miss Taylor safely home - which means spending several hours with her, during which their feelings start to unravel. Needless to say, a surprise awaits Katie back at Spindle Cove, in the form of some long lost relatives - but Thorne mistrusts them and claims he is engaged to Katie in order to put her under his protection....
I absolutely adored this book. The plot twists and turns but even when I tryed to predict what happened next, Ms Dare outsmarted me! At least twice the author's beautiful description of the confused emotions between H/ h almost reduced me to tears. Once or twice events seemed a tiny bit far-fetched, but even these situations were retrieved by the author and made to seem plausible and for the sheer pleasure I got from reading this story - I can't bring myself to rate it anything other than 5 stars.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable historical romance 15 Nov 2012
By Kate Phillips TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
A lady by midnight is the third book in the Spindle Cove series but the first that I have read. You do not need to read the ones before in order to understand this book.

I mostly really enjoyed this regency romance. All of the characters are likeable; Kate is like the Bridget Jones of the era funny, at times sassy and looking for love. Thorne is comparable to Darcy, moody, stubborn and passionate. Reading Kate slowly break him down was entertaining.

The romance was good and I found myself routeing for this couple but what makes this book great is the humour. This book is really funny and often had me laughing out loud. One bit towards the end involving various pieces of weaponry was so funny it bought tears to my eyes.

This book did have its issues. I felt it was a tad longer than it needed to be and some of the drama towards the end was a little over done and in my opinion not needed.

Other than that I really enjoyed this funny romance, if you are a fan of historical love stories then I highly recommend this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 6 Feb 2014
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Couldn't put it down, a very good read, after reading any duchess will do I wanted to try another book by tessa dare & so far am addicted to her books,always captivating.would recommend
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4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it 8 Nov 2013
By Jangler
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I really enjoyed this book. The characters were well drawn and the storyline was interesting. There was humour and warmth throughout the book. Will definitely put it in my favourites and enjoy reading it again.
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