This week’s post is a little late… I ended up taking a break this weekend since I spent the part of my Sunday I normally spend on blogging moving things to the storage room, doing laundry, and working. And earlier in the day I was trying to finish this very fun book I started on Saturday, Resenting the Hero by Moira J. Moore. Even though I got a book in the mail today, I’m still going to limit this to books received prior to Sunday. This is a review copy that I am going to have to read sometime this month.
Midsummer Night by Freda Warrington
This is the second Aetherial Tales book (although it is a separate story from the first one and is supposed to be a stand alone). I absolutely loved the first Aetherial Tales book, Elfland, so I’m very much looking forward to reading this one. It certainly made me want to read more by the author for its depth of characters and beautiful writing – and for just being one of those books that stuck with me and remained in my thoughts. Midsummer Night will be available as a hardcover on November 23.
A sensuous, suspenseful modern fantasy of love, betrayal, and redemption
Decades ago, in a place where the veil between our world and the world of the Aetherials—the fair folk—is too easily breached, three young people tricked their uncle by dressing as the fey. But their joke took a deadly turn when true Aetherials crossed into our world, took one of the pranksters, and literally scared their uncle to death.
Many years later, at the place of this capture lies a vast country estate that holds a renowned art facility owned by a visionary sculptor. One day, during a violent storm, a young woman studying art at the estate stumbles upon a portal to the Otherworld. A handsome young man comes through the portal and seeks shelter with her. Though he can tell her nothing of his past, his innocence and charm capture her heart. But he becomes the focus of increasingly violent arguments among the residents of the estate. Is he as innocent as he seems? Or is he hiding his true identity so that he can seek some terrible vengeance, bringing death and heartbreak to this place that stands between two worlds? Who is this young man?
The forces of magic and the power of love contend for the soul of this man, in this magical romantic story of loss and redemption.