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The Night Child [Mass Market Paperback]

Celeste De Blasis
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3.0 out of 5 stars Easy breezy read Dec 17 2008
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Brandy Claybourne, raised in Old California, is a bit too free of spirit for the stuffy Boston school she teaches at and loses her position. Wealthy entrepreneur Grey King hires Brandy to help his daughter, who has drawn into her own shell of a world after witnessing her mother's horrifying death. Once at Grey's Maine estate, Brandy is attracted to Grey (there's a surprise), as well as his bit of a rake younger brother.

As Missy comes out of her shadows during the daytime, Brandy experiences some strange activities in her room during the night (is it the child who becomes a different person at night or are other forces at play?), as well as one too many too close calls that threaten her life. As her feelings for Grey continue to grow, Brandy fears that he may be the one responsible for his wife's murder as well as the attempts on her life until the mystery finally unfolds in a Du Maurier type of twist (sorry, won't tell you which one, that would be a dead give-away).

I found this to be a nice light read and perfect for a snow-bound December afternoon. Despite the appearance of a romance, the sex scenes aren't really much more than kissing - although there is one brief bit during the usual hero gets the wrong impression and thinks the worst of the heroine that's a bit dark and might turn some readers off. Certainly not as good as the author's other novels, and definitely a far cry from her awesome The Proud Breed. Three stars.
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3.0 out of 5 stars From the back cover: Sept. 21 2005
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Resonant, rich in detail, a deeply moving portrait of powerful emotions, here is THE NIGHT CHILD - an unforgettable movel of a proud, passionate woman and two very special kinds of love.

Boldly trading the stuffy drawing rooms of fashionable Boston for the darkly majestic wilderness of the rugged north country, Brandy Claybourne comes to Maine in the years following the Civil War, an idealistic young teacher in search of a new life. Here she meets Grey King, head of a vast shipping empire and arrogant master of King's inland, a man marked by dark rumors and haunted by a tragic past. At his request, Brandy comes to Grey's magnificient mansion hoping to end his daughter's troubled silence - a silence that began the night her mother, a legendary southern beauty died in a mysterious stable fire. But even as she fights to win the child's trust and to unlock the truth about the past, Brandy finds herself irresistibly drawn to the strong and seductive Grey King, a man she begins to suspect is capable of anything, including murder.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Easy breezy read Dec 17 2008
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Brandy Claybourne, raised in Old California, is a bit too free of spirit for the stuffy Boston school she teaches at and loses her position. Wealthy entrepreneur Grey King hires Brandy to help his daughter, who has drawn into her own shell of a world after witnessing her mother's horrifying death. Once at Grey's Maine estate, Brandy is attracted to Grey (there's a surprise), as well as his bit of a rake younger brother.

As Missy comes out of her shadows during the daytime, Brandy experiences some strange activities in her room during the night (is it the child who becomes a different person at night or are other forces at play?), as well as one too many too close calls that threaten her life. As her feelings for Grey continue to grow, Brandy fears that he may be the one responsible for his wife's murder as well as the attempts on her life until the mystery finally unfolds in a Du Maurier type of twist (sorry, won't tell you which one, that would be a dead give-away).

I found this to be a nice light read and perfect for a snow-bound December afternoon. Despite the appearance of a romance, the sex scenes aren't really much more than kissing - although there is one brief bit during the usual hero gets the wrong impression and thinks the worst of the heroine that's a bit dark and might turn some readers off. Certainly not as good as the author's other novels, and definitely a far cry from her awesome The Proud Breed. Three stars.
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