A Midnight Clear by Hope Ramsay #Review #HolidayDelight

A Midnight Clear by Hope Ramsay #Review #HolidayDelightA Midnight Clear by Hope Ramsay

Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Forever Yours on December 1, 2015
Pages: 95
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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I look forward to each visit when it comes to delving into the world of Last Chance. The author has created a cozy Southern Small Town where the people have their quirks, traditions, and a place where people really can get their chance at happiness.

This latest installment is a Christmas short story between the town’s new doctor, Tom Crawford, and the florist, Teri Summers. Tom’s from Boston and struggling with Southern mistrust, his first Christmas away from family, and seeing where his future will lead. Teri is a divorced woman caring for her son and trying to help Aidan navigate the world that is tough on a kid with Asperger’s who doesn’t like Christmas.

Tom is very taken with Teri and with Aidan, but he has the hard task of convincing Teri to open up and let him in and believe that he can handle all of her and Aidan. Aidan is looking forward to seeing an angel for Christmas and his quest might bring something wonderful for others, too.

The story is short, tender, and full of heart. I enjoyed all three of the main characters, Tom, Teri, and Aidan, and the fun of spending Christmas with the folks of Last Chance. Like any good Christmas romance it’s all about believing- Aidan in his angels, Teri in another’s acceptance, and Tom in taking another chance on Teri. It was short, but still gives a complete story with a happy for now resolve.

Contemporary Small Town Romance fans would enjoy this holiday snippet. The story can be read as a standalone and is a nice intro to the series.

I received this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

Romance Roundabout #392 CR

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This was a heartwarming story set in a small town. It reminded me of my enjoyment of watching Christmas movies on the Hallmark and Disney Channels. I love the warm fuzzies I get from the movies. And then there are the quintessential must-watch Christmas movie list- every year favorites. I shared A Christmas Card with our readers last year, but I thought I would share some more. I could honestly list a few pages worth because I love Christmas and Holiday movies, but I gritted it out and narrowed it down.

Here’s a Top Five:

  1. A Charlie Brown Christmas
  2. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  3. Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
  4. It’s A Wonderful Life
  5. Holiday in Handcuffs

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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  • Sounds great 🙂 I need to get back to my xmas books

  • What a cute cover! I like small town settings and cobmined with the christmas feel and all the quirks and traditions this sounds like a fun read. I like the sound of how while it is short it does feel complete and resolved. Great review!

    Growing up I didn’t watch a lot of movies, while I am trying to watch movies more regulary now I still don’t know a lot of movies. The only christmas movies I know are the Home Alone ones, I watched those a few years ago and we rewatched Home Alone 1, 2, 3 and 5 this year. We skipped 4 as we didn’t like that one. I love the holiday feel fo those movies, so I might have to check out somw other holiday movies eventually!

    • Oh you definitely need to catch up on your Christmas movies. LOL! Home Alone series are pretty good. I like to watch those, too.

  • Oh I so should have grabbed this. It really is a fantastic series.

    • Ah, I’ve got a few that made me kick myself for not grabbing them. It is a cute series.

  • oh I have been wanting to read this series all year but haven’t gotten around to it yet. But this one sounds so charming.

    • These are gentle small town romances and I really love how the town of quirky residents are always involved.

  • This sounds wonderful, and so does the series!

    • It’s cozy and full of Southern small town charm. I started about half-way through the series and one day I need to go back for the early books.