- File Size: 825 KB
- Print Length: 394 pages
- Publication Date: February 27, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BMQU89E
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #204,534 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
A Rose at Midnight Kindle Edition
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More About the Author
I live on a lake in Northern Vermont with my incredibly fabulous husband. My two children have flown the coop, but the three cats do their best to keep us from being lonely.
In my spare time I quilt and play around with wearable art, and the rest of the time I write write write. Apparently women of a certain age get a rush of creativity, and I'm currently enjoying it. Too many stories to write, not enough hours in the day.
Top Customer Reviews
Well...it wasn't superlative for me. First of all, I did not buy the reason that had Nicholas being the tormented dark hero that he was. It was very lame and confused. I *think* what the author wanted to say, is that Nicholas's father didn't love him -- or at least, Nicholas *thought* his father didn't love him, and when his older brother died and Nicholas was all that was left, his father regretted that and let Nicholas know it. So, this was Nicholas's excuse to become a womanizing rakehell bent on self-destruction.
Secondly, I couldn't come to terms with Nicholas refusing to help Ghislaine's family when they were threatened by the oncoming French Revolution. He really loved her at that time, although she was only 15. But Nicholas gets a letter telling him his father's dead, so he uses THAT as an excuse to become all hard & cold, and tells Ghislaine's father he won't take her out of the country? Huh? This is the love of your life - your first love no less - the one person who makes you feel all tender & happy - and you're going to go haywire and not help her or her family, because you got a letter telling you your father's dead, and suddenly you feel unlovable?
More reasonably, I could see Nicholas feeling unlovable at age 35 after years of being a skanky rake, but at age 22, Nicholas should have been more mallable and willing to believe in love. But of course, if he had helped Gilly's family, there would no further story, because Gilly wouldn't have had anything to hate him for!
And that brings me to my third point: (SPOILERS) How can you ever love someone who left you in a very dangerous situtation that ultimately destroyed your family?Read more ›
Ghislaine de Lorgny is out to kill Nicholas Blackthorne - along with numerous cuckolded husbands - and she has plenty of reasons. Gilly blames the death of her family on the guillotine and the loss of her virtue at Blackthone's door. When Gilly was fifteen, Nicholas visited his Godparents (Gilly's parents) just as The Terror was sweeping through France. Gilly fell in love with the beautiful Nicholas, and Nicholas demonstrated affection for Gilly. But when her father begs Nicholas to take her to England, away from Napoleon's nightmare reign, Nicholas coldly dismisses him, unknowingly consigning Gilly's family to death. She escaped with her 12-year-old brother onto the streets of Paris, where she watched her parents killed. Left to see to her brother's and her survival, the nightmare continued. An evil man sold Gilly into prostitution and had her brother carried away, likely killed. Gilly has carried that hatred for ten years, but finally her time for revenge has come.
Nicholas Blackthorne, the last of the mad Blackthornes, has lived his life knowing his mother and father hated that his brother had died instead of him. So, he did everything he could to live up to the mad Blackthorne's reputation.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Anne Stuart can be a great author when she gets the story right. This is a historical romance with a lot of tough and difficult situations told. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ruth Coleman
I love anne Stuart but this must have been one of her first books - predictable and not her best effort.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great story, well written & fascinating. Kept me well in suspense, but very happy for Nicholas, Ghislaine, Tony & Ellen!Published 12 months ago by Hana Ogi
Interesting story. Colorful characters and plot. The quality of writing is much better than most of this genre. Enjoyable read.Published 12 months ago by Valerie A. Brackett
Anne Stuart's true genius lies in her historical romances, and this one is an incredible example of it. I wish she would keep writing historicals. Read morePublished 12 months ago by SIS
This is my first book for 2015 what a way to start the year. I can't believe this was written in 1993 it certainly has stood the test of time and is so much better than so many... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Evieb
One of her best. Complex characters, a great historical context, and sensuality throughout. Dangerous and delicious hero and heroine... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Deli-kins
Chose this rating because the author tells a good story
I like an interesting mystery. I would recommend it to other action mystery fans