Garden of the Midnights Book Review

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Do book covers grab your attention? They do mine! I love a good book cover honestly. Sometimes it can make or break a book for me. Today’s book, I’m happy to report, has a beautiful cover. It’s got romance, tension and lots of promise for a great story!!

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About the Book

Garden of the Midnights Book ReviewGarden of the Midnights
Author Hannah Linder
Published by Barbour Publishing
on October 1, 2023
Genres: Fiction / Christian / Romance / General, Fiction / Christian / Suspense
Pages: 320

She begged him once more to meet in the garden at midnight.
“If you love me,” said the letter.
But if he loved her, he would not come at all. 
Enjoy another Gothic Style Regency from Hannah Linder.

The accidents are not a matter of chance. They are deliberate. As English gentleman William Kensley becomes aware of the danger at Rosenleigh Manor, he pleads for the truth of his past from the only man he can trust—until that man is murdered. 
As the secrets unfold into scandal, William’s world is tipped into destitution, leaving him penniless and alone. His only comfort is in the constant friendship and love of Isabella Gresham. If he does not have their nonsense at the seashore, their laughter, their reckless adventures, has he anything at all?
He should have known that would be ripped from him too. When a hidden foe arises from their acquaintances and imperils Isabella’s life, William may be the only one willing to risk his life to rescue her. But even if he frees Isabella from her captors, will he still have to forsake her heart? 

Some sacrifice everything for love. Others sacrifice love for everything else. In this haunting tale of rigid social prejudices and heart-aching regrets, the greatest decision of their life will be determined in the garden of the midnights. 

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My Perspective

Hannah Linder is an author that needs to be on everyone’s radar. Her writing is so beautiful – full of history, mystery, romance and so much more. Garden of the Midnights takes you on such a fun journey, and will have you guessing until the end. If you’re like me, you’ll not take a moment to stop turning the pages so you can figure it out!

I love the way Linder weaves faith into her stories as well. It’s just tastefully done and not overpowering. That combined with themes of forgiveness and family makes this book a winner! Historical fans will enjoy being back in Regency time with Linder’s latest release. I highly recommend not only reading this book, but putting her on your auto buy list!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

About the Author

Hannah Linder resides in the beautiful mountains of central West Virginia. Represented by Books & Such, she writes Regency romantic suspense novels filled with passion, secrets, and danger. She is a four-time Selah Award winner, a 2023 Carol Award semi-finalist, and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).

Also, Hannah is an international and multi-award-winning graphic designer who specializes in professional book cover design. She designs for both traditional publishing houses and individual authors, including New York TimesUSA Today, and international bestsellers. She is also a self-portrait photographer of historical fashion.

When Hannah is not writing, she enjoys playing her instruments―piano, guitar, ukulele, and banjolele―songwriting, painting still life, walking in the rain, and sitting on the front porch of her 1800s farmhouse. Her next novel, The Girl from the Hidden Forest, is releasing on May 1, 2024.


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