Daily Review: After Midnight by Diane Shute
September 2, 2017
As far as Alix is concerned, she has no past, only today. And her plans for the future are creating a dynamic stable of thoroughbreds that will take the 1830s British racing world by storm.
When forced into assuming the role of Lord Griffon’s wife in London, her plans are threatened by disturbing images of a castle from her past that fight to resurface. Alix is determined to find a way to take control of her life and fulfill her dreams.
This women’s historical fiction novel is the first in the Midnight Series.
By Nicky L
This book grips the reader from the first sentence and keeps you reading until the very last sentence. It leaves you wanting more! Diane has the rare talent of keeping your attention the entire book and not wanting to put it down.
You fall in love with the characters and it plunges you into the world of the 1830s. I constantly looked forward to picking up the book and continuing to read. I can’t wait for the sequel!!
By Lori Jenkins
This book is refreshing and hard to put down. GREAT READ! The author keeps you deeply interested in not just one person in the story but many others keeping you wanting to find out how their lives will unfold. This is a great engaging mystery to unravel and romance to cheer for.
Enjoyed the ending, excited can’t wait to continue onto book 2 of the Midnight Series. It is marvelous to be able to read a mystery that is not about solving a murder or death.
This author shows the intelligence, cleverness with the power of words to take you on a journey you will not want to leave. That’s why we love to read, is it not.
Diane Shute is my new favorite author!
By Jeanie S
Mystery, intrigue and misunderstanding are just a few words to describe this historical fiction. Nicholas our main male protagonist reminds me of Darcy in Pride & Prejudice, a man misunderstood and our female protagonist Alix fits Elizabeth as introspective.
What brings these two together is deceit. Alix’s twin sister Lily is married to Nicholas in a loveless union and has found herself in a rather delicate situation. In a scheme of deceit, she has her twin sister take her place while she works out her difficulties.
Since Lily and her husband keep their distance from each other, it is rather easy for Alix to take her sister’s place as Nicholas’ wife. How far can the deceit go? What are all the circumstances to bring this deceit? Finding the answers to these questions is what keeps me captivated with this story.
The flow of the plot was a little difficult for me; however, I did find my way back into the story to the very end. The ending was sweet and I found myself wanting more!
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