• In the Midnight Rain

  • A Novel
  • By: Barbara O'Neal
  • Narrated by: Kristen Ariza
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A RITA award finalist for Best Contemporary Romance from Romance Writers of America. 

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Ellie Connor is a biographer with a special talent for piecing together fragments of the past. Her latest project, though, promises to be her most challenging - and personal. Not only is she researching the life of a blues singer who disappeared mysteriously forty years ago, but Ellie is also trying to find the truth about the parents she never knew. The love child of a restless woman who died young and an anonymous father, Ellie has little to go on but a faded postcard her mother sent from a small East Texas town - the hometown of her latest subject.

COULD MEAN FINDING HER FUTURE

It is there that Ellie meets Blue Reynard, a man with deep roots and wide connections who may help her find answers. With a piercing gaze and cool grin, Blue is as sultry and seductive as the Southern night air. Beneath his charming surface, however, lies a soul damaged by loss. Despite her better judgment, Ellie finds herself irresistibly drawn to Blue’s passion - and his pain. But Ellie’s been lured by sweet talk and hot kisses before. How can she possibly stay with Blue when every instinct tells her to run?

©2000, 2010, 2013 by Barbara Samuel. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

"A beautifully told story that explores the importance of family and the healing power of love." (Kristin Hannah)

 "A magnificent story as warm and rich as a Southern night." (Deborah Smith)

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Going home to the south.

The voices carried me back to my time in the South; The fragrance of gardenias, the night noises, and the taste of hometown cooking. Remembering how young love over powers the mind and body. Like going back home.

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A stunning story!

I loved this beautiful saga filled with history and love. The narrator did a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life. I especially enjoyed Blue 's sexy drawl. This author never disappoints!

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A wonderful story

I had the book in my kindle for years and decided it was time to start reading the stuff I had. I started listening by Audible during work days few days ago. It took me 3 days to fully complete. I really enjoyed this book. Within a few chapters I got sucked into the story and the characters. I enjoyed the plot - from the mystery to steamy romance. I will be definitely recommending story to others to listen to.

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Barbara O'Neill never disappoint!

Beautiful story . This one was a little different, I loved the setting, the plot and the twist, I loved how Kristen Ariza gave life to each character in her narration. A narration can make or kill the audio version of a book. She totally and absolutely nailed it!

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A dark beauty of a story...

A dark beauty of a surprise and a dark stormy beauty of a story. Great storytelling!!!

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excellent story

Love the story and the story line! The audio reading was terrific except for one thing. I would have liked to have heard a different another voice for Blue .... the change in the voice used for him made him sound like a much older man...elderly, which kind of took away from the sexual appeal they were hoping to give to him.