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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Center Point Pub; Large type edition edition (January 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585471518
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585471515
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 2.2 x 23 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 717 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Katherine Stone creates a captivating blend of wistful romance and thrilling intrigue with A Midnight Clear. When renowned trauma surgeon Jace Chandler encounters a painfully thin Julia Anne Hayley on a Christmastime flight to London, she is clutching a child's bedraggled, obviously well-loved stuffed rabbit. Julia has come to say good-bye to the ghosts of Christmases past while Jace is heading up a medical mission in a Balkan war zone to avoid confronting the Yuletide and the tormenting 20-year-old memories it holds. Thrown together in the midst of holiday chaos, Jace and Julia finally begin to heal themselves and each other. At the end of their six-day idyll, each carries part of the other--Jace has new, joyful memories of Christmas seen through Julia's violet eyes to help him through the atrocities of war, and Julia is pregnant with Jace's baby. A moving contemporary not to be missed. --Alison Trinkle --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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By A Customer on Dec 8 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
FROM THE BOOKCOVER: For him, love was a nightmare. Haunted by memories of a Christmas Eve inferno, trauma surgeon Jace Colton guards his solitude as fiercely and as passionately as he tends to the desperately ill who need his care. For her, it is an awakening. Julia Anne Hayley's memories are lovely, not haunting, a billowy cocoon in which she has hidden from life, from living, far too long. But now her cherished sister is gone, and at last she must dare to fly ... Now they both need a miracle. They have 6 days, 6 nights, in London. Their time together is like a snowflake; delicate and perfect, it cannot last. Jace must leave to help the victims of a terrible war. And when tragedy strikes anew, Julia and Jace must hope for the magic that comes only on A Midnight Clear.
If you are interested in a quick, mainstream read, this is not the book for you. A MIDNIGHT CLEAR is written like poetry; you have to actually think as you read. It was awkward for me, at first, to get into the flow of the text, but once I did, sometime into the 2nd chapter, I was literally enchanted. The beauty of this book will stay with you long after you've finished it.
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By A Customer on Sept. 24 2003
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I don't believe for a minute that a sensible mother with a young daughter would invite a teenage boy, a COMPLETE STRANGER, to live in her home unless she REALLY knew him well.
A lot about this book was not believable but that didn't prevent it from being enjoyable.
KS's characters (in all her books) are always complex, compassionate, intelligent ... and troubled. In this, she is unbeatable. No one else gives as much depth to fictional characters.
I do wish Jace and Julia's love life would have been a little more detailed, however.
And (the reason for 4 stars), I wish KS wouldn't make those characters recovering from illness or accident SO sickly looking. I get it that they've been ill, I don't need it that explicit to where the characters look "skeletal" or have "paper thin skin", that sort of thing.
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This is one of K Stone's shortest books that I have ever read. Is she just out to make a quick buck over the holiday season? Personally, I think the story was quite hard to believe - Jace can still operate with his fingers all broken and returns just in time to find he has a brand new child. This story pushes it to the limits. Maybe it's so magical just so people can believe in love again. I gave it 3 stars as K Stone's prose-like style is still very refreshing. If this was the first Stone book that you've read, try Illusions, Roommates or Rainbows for stories with lots of plot twists, character development and settings.
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By A Customer on Nov. 21 1999
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There's usually enough intrigue packed into a Katherine Stone novel to outshine many other authors in this genre. Not this one. A draining, emotionally overwrought storyline. One dimensional characters. Leaves the pulse flatlined. Miracle menses and conception just in time for holiday publication (what more do you need to know?) File this one under inspirational, NOT contemporary romance. Hopefully, this was just Ms. Stone's opportunity to make a quick holiday buck and she'll be back on track to satisfy her readers soon.
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By C. Goodman on Dec 16 1999
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This book was a wonderful book! Although I may not have enjoyed it as much in hardback, it was definitely worth every penny in paperback. I liked the way the ending was tied up together, and there was some suspense mixed in with the romance. I would recommend this book to you, if you've enjoyed Katherine Stone books before. It doesn't have as much substance or heart as her other books I've enjoyed, but worth a read nonetheless.
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Jace and Julia prove that even the most broken life can be healed when love comes from the heart. From their remarkable first meeting on an airplane to the magical blessing of the season, they journey from darkeness to hope and healing. Told with sincerity and authority, the story kept me up clear past midnight. I loved this book--don't miss it!
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By mhh on Feb. 7 2000
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This is my first Katherine Stone book. The style is very different from other popular novelists. It's almost like poetry with a bit of magic. The beginning is a bit hard to keep up but once you get the rythm, you did not want to put the book down. The attractive part of the book is not the story but the way it is told. It's refreshing.
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By A Customer on Jan. 29 2000
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I am an avid romance reader, but this story left me depressed, I like reading a book and when I am done I feel happy, glad, but not sad. This story line was good but NOTHING in this story was upbeat. I normally pass my books on to friends, but this one is going in the trash.
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