MIDNIGHT SHOWCASE: ROMANCE DIGEST 05-01
Midnight Showcase Publishing
Rating: 4 Cups
Along the Way by Janet Mills, tells the story of plain Ellie Randall. She has a chance encounter with Nick Lachlan on a stage coach ride across the wilds of an untamed America which changes her opinion of herself.
Ellie Randall is trying to get home to her ill father. Not wanting to wait for a conveyance meant for the transport of people, she decides to take the first mail coach she encounters. Unbeknownst to her, it is already occupied by a man and his dog. Throughout the long ride, she learns a lot about her traveling companion and his mission in San Francisco once they arrive. Why is the dog traveling with him?
Nick Lachlan is traveling to San Francisco for an operation that may restore his eyesight. Seeing very little, he relies on his dog. Sharing the stage coach with Ellie becomes quite enjoyable when she begins describing what she sees beyond the coach’s windows.
This journey teaches both Ellie and Nick about each other and about themselves. Will they recognize love in those shared hours?
Confluence by K. McCaffrey, Inc. chronicles the healing of two lonely souls with the stunning backdrop of the Grand Canyon as scenery.
Elise Wingate has traveled alone from back east to the grand Canyon in a quest to honor her father’s dying wish to be buried there.
Learning at a young age not to get too attached to any one, Taggart Mason llives the solitary life of a hermit at the bottom of the canyon.
When unexpected sparks fly between Elise and Tag, they vow to enjoy the experience for as long as it lasts, with no regrets when it ends. Will they ever find their way back to each other?
Wildflower by Chancie Love aka Bev Haynes, gives you a peek into the power of love over time. Elizabeth Adams is researching her husband’s famous ancestor Wild Bill Hickok.
When Elizabeth and her husband Rich, participate in a reenactment of the last days of Wild Bill, they encounter facts that could change history forever. Was Jack McCall working alone when he shot Wild Bill Hickok?
Essie by Chancie Love, aka Bev Haynes, narrates the effect of love on memory and illness.
Essie lives in a world of memories where her husband is not dead, and she is full of youthful exuberance. Fleeting snatches of reality remind her that she still resides within the walls of a nursing home along with other geriatric patients. To say she prefers her delusions is an understatement, but the love she remembers so well comforts her like no other. And so she lives, within her memories of people no longer alive and a love that
refuses to die.
Savage Destiny by Jewel Adams, is a sneak peek into the story of Blackhawk and Cali.
When Blackhawk kidnaps Cali and her sister’s child, Cali vows to protect her niece at all costs. When Cali refuses to feed the child, Blackhawk believes her unwillingness to slake the babies thirst is caused by her modesty and is rightfully indignant. Or so he thinks.
Cali, who is smart and a challenge when cornered, tries desperately to escape the Indians who hold her captive. But when her niece becomes ill from starvation, she capitulates. Can she be strong for both herself and her niece?
This anthology of love in its many forms over many time periods is a taste of several different authors and their writing styles.
Katherine L. Hunt
Reviewer for Karen Find Out About New Books
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance