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Beyond Midnight [Kindle Edition]

Antoinette Stockenberg
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Salem. Will history repeat itself?

In 1692, Salem, Massachusetts was the setting for the infamous persecution of innocents accused of witchcraft. Three centuries later, little has changed. Helen Evett, widowed mother of two and owner of a prestigious preschool in town, finds her family, her fortunes, and her life's work threatened -- all because she feels driven to protect the sweet three-year-old daughter of a man who knows everything about finance but not so much about fathering. Helen's feelings toward little Katie's handsome father 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 willing to consider Helen's advice and help. But he does it grudgingly, because the woman is by far the most determined, pushy force he's ever encountered. Recently widowed, tormented by the circumstances, and at sea about being a single parent, Nat is not inclined to hand over his daughter to just any preschool -- not when he has an accomplished, London-trained nanny who's more than willing to make those decisions for him.


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.

Reviews

"BEYOND MIDNIGHT has a terrific plot, a wicked villain, and a sexy hero. But the novel ventures beyond sheer entertainment, and it is easy to see why Stockenberg's work has won such acclaim. The theme and setting create a terrifying scenario, even without the supernatural elements: a chilling correspondence between the events of Salem's witch-hunting hysteria and contemporary allegations of ritualistic abuse in preschools. A good read that makes you think. Comes awfully close to—dare I say it?—literature."
—Katherine Hennessey Wikoff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Entertaining and fun. BEYOND MIDNIGHT'S shining strengths are its insights into parenting and relationship issues, its brazen humor, its writing style, its to-die-for hero, its cunning villain, and its intriguing supernatural overtones."
—Kristi Lyn Glass, editor, Gothic Journal

“When it comes to unique, eerie and engrossing tales of supernatural suspense, author Antoinette Stockenberg is in a league of her own. BEYOND MIDNIGHT is a gripping and chilling page-turner outlining two families’ courageous battle against an insidious evil with a charming face. Outstanding reading!”
—Romantic Times

"Antoinette Stockenberg creates another winner with this fast-paced and lively contemporary romance with a touch of the supernatural thrown in to make an interesting storyline even more exciting. Contemporary romance at its best. Five stars."
—Harriet Klausner, Affaire de Coeur

"Ms. Stockenberg is a marvelous story teller who writes with humor, wit, and real experiences that we can relate to. Totally absorbing ... a superior tale with just the right combination of greed, hysteria, obsession and romantic passion. Spectacular! A terrific story that had me anxiously turning the well-written pages."
—Literary Times

"BEYOND MIDNIGHT is typical of Stockenberg's excellent paranormal romances, with extremely strong characters, and an intriguing and original plot."
—Melinda Hughes, Gothic Journal

"Helen Evett, owner of a thriving pre-school in Salem, becomes the object of a modern witch hunt that endangers her family, her business, and her enchanting newfound love. This is the sort of paranormal romance that draws you in—a believable, emotionally involving ghost story, with an appealing story of love."
—B. Dalton's Heart to Heart

"Meticulously researched and detailed, BEYOND MIDNIGHT brings Salem and its history to striking life. Antoinette Stockenberg, a premiere voice in paranormal, gives us yet another keeper."
—Linda Opdyke, New Reality Reviews


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2646 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005UI88Q0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #100,893 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

USA Today bestselling novelist Antoinette Stockenberg grew up wanting 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 eleven 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 LaVyrle Spencer, Nora Roberts and Mary Stewart by critics and authors alike, and her award-winning novels have appeared on bestseller lists in USA Today as well as the national bookstore chains. Her website features sample chapters, numerous reviews, and many photos, as well as a charming Christmas section. www.antoinettestockenberg.com

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely 9 July 2013
By emma
Format:Kindle Edition
I struggled with Antoinette Stockenberg's A Charmed Place, finding it quite slow but this book is a page turner from the very first page. Helen's character is great, believable and likeable as is Nat's. I think this would be classed as Romantic Suspense and the story was gripping. Excellent.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Ruby T
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I saw this book on the free book list and thought I would give it a try. It turned out to be an enjoyable read with elements of suspense, romance and the supernatural. The story revolves around Helen and the challenges she faces as a single parent to two teenagers who is also trying to run her own business and take her first tentative steps towards a new romance with a man who has lost his wife in mysterious circumstances. Helen's attempts to investigate this death lead to a number of incidents which threaten all that she holds dear. Kept me gripped until the end and I will definitely be reading more from this author.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars different to my normal reads 17 July 2013
By Lmm
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This book was different to my normal books but I thought I would give it a go. I do like a bit of murder mystery and romance and this one ticked both boxes. The ghostly happenings weren't over the top and were believable. The book is well written and another enjoyable Antoinnette Stockenberg book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Written in American English 20 July 2013
By Penfold
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Yes it's American,but well written,to cross the channel for British readers.
Easy to read good plot lines,characters believable.
Enjoyable book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good old fashioned ghost story 10 July 2013
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Excellent mixture of romance, thriller, ghost story and mystery. Thoroughly enjoyable and gripping to the end.
Recommended read for holidays.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read! 24 July 2013
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I really enjoyed it, the characters were interesting and was kept gripped especially towards the end. Don't be put off by the witches thing in it, it's just a small thing that really up nicely in the story. There's romance, heartache, and a kinda sadness to it, with the character Linda, but cleverly done too! Definitely would recommend this book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read. 30 Oct. 2013
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This really was a great read, I loved every minute of it . Just goes to show how people can believe in anything evil, if the right person push's their buttons. Great author .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond Midnight 10 Sept. 2013
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A good read full of suspense I couldn't put it down. The characters were believable and likeable. Would definitely recommend.
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Published 4 months ago by lloyd
3.0 out of 5 stars 3 1/2 stars, not quite few only because I am a UK reader
I believe this book must have been written a few years ago without the benefit of instant access to social media and mobile phones that we have nowadays, so bearing that in mind... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mrs. Sally P. Stackhouse
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This book was a good easy read... not too over the top in any of the respects... supernatural goings on, romance, mystery. Kept me interested all the way through... Read more
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Another excellent book and another excellent read. I really enjoyed this book and the ending as well, would recommend this to anyone.
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Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond midnight
I really enjoyed this book, a mixture of romance mystery and some supernatural elements, I would definately recommend this book !
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Published 13 months ago by Mrs S E Okelleher
5.0 out of 5 stars Midnight and beyond
Enthralling, well written, great story, kept me wanting to read instead of going to work. Can't wait to read her other books.
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