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Katherine Stone's magical touch makes A Midnight Clear a story for all seasons.”—Book Page

Thunder sounded anew, closer now, an ominous rumbling, a ferocious growl. Both of them greeted the sound with gentle smiles.

Then Jace spoke without smiling, but with such gentleness still, as lightning illuminated the night gray sky.

“I think, Julia, that you are absolutely fearless.”

“No, Jace. I’m not. On paper maybe I might seem that way. On plans conjured months in advance and an ocean away. But now that I’m here . . .”

“I would be very happy to prove my point. By accompanying you to Canterfields.”


“Of course.”

“I . . . yes. Thank you. That makes me feel safe.”

Oh, Julia Anne Hayley, he thought, you are not safe with me.

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 injured who need his care.

For her, love 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 she knows it is time to leave the solitary sanctuary that is her home, and, if she dares, to fly.

Jace and Julia have six magical days—and nights—in London at Christmas. But their Christmastime enchantment is like a snowflake, delicate, perfect, and destined to die. The magic cannot possibly last . . . can it? 

Praise for the novels of Katherine Stone:

“Katherine Stone’s unique voice is clearly evident in this newest lyrical tale . . . an almost mystical quality that is distinctly her own.”—Romantic Times on A Midnight Clear

“A shimmering, hypnotic story of two wounded souls who heal each other. An addictive and indulgent treat.”—Bookbug on A Midnight Clear

 “Remarkably romantic and thoroughly enchanting.”—Rendezvous on Pearl Moon

“Poignant . . . Cass is an intrepid heroine, but it is Chase who wins our hearts when he refuses to allow Cass’s seeming betrayal to stop him from protecting his beloved.”—Midwest Book Review on Bed of Roses

“Fairytale elements mix with those of a present day romance for . . . thoroughly enjoyable results.”—Kirkus Reviews on Rainbows

Katherine Stone writes “in the vein of Danielle Steel and Sandra Brown”—Library Journal

“Alluring . . . Fascinating . . . Each page brings a new adventure, every plot twist another question begging to be answered.”—Rendezvous on Imagine Love

“Heart-tugging . . . few romance fans will remain unmoved.”—Publishers Weekly on Thief of Hearts 

Katherine Stone's "high quality romance ranks right up there with Nora Roberts."—Booklist

“Sweeping drama . . . Her most emotionally charged and intricate story of love yet.”—Romantic Times on Imagine Love

Katherine Stone is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-two novels, including ROOMMATES, PEARL MOON, LOVE SONGS, HAPPY ENDINGS, and THIEF OF HEARTS. Her books are sold worldwide and have been translated into twenty languages. A physician who now writes full time, she lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, physician-novelist Jack Chase (MORTALITY RATE, FATAL ANALYSIS, THE MAGRUDER TRANSPLANT).

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August 20
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