Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fire At Midnight

Fire at Midnight
Author: Lisa Marie Wilkinson
350 pages
Publisher: Medallion Press (March 1, 2009)
ISBN-10: 1933836547

The year is 1703. Rachael Penrose has been imprisoned in the "Bedlam" insane asylum in London, where the conditions are deplorable. Her uncle, Victor, plans to dispose of her and her little brother so that he can inherit the family fortune.

With the help of a friend, Rachael manages to escape the mental hospital and sets out to find her brother before it is too late. Shortly thereafter, she meets Sebastian Falconer, a dashingly handsome, French privateer and smuggler. Masquerading as a friend, Sebastian offers Rachael his home as a refuse from danger, but in reality he is setting a trap for this woman he believes to be his mortal enemy. An intense, romantic love/hate relationship builds almost immediately between these two determined, and strong-spirited main characters.

Fire at Midnight has all the right ingredients: treachery, sexual tension, maniacal plotting, intensely passionate love scenes, and a clever story-line. Ms. Wilkinson has spun a tale of mystery that will keep the reader holding their breath from the first page to the last sentence.

(Thanks to the author for my review copy.)


  1. Albeit it does look very interesting, I'm so not into love scenes. I find them unnecessary and would probably label them under "bodice rippers" which I wouldn't be caught dead with in my hands. Nevertheless, I sort of like the plot idea. Good review.

  2. This looks really good. The cover is fantastic.

  3. Barbara,

    Great review! I'm going to look for this one at my library.

  4. Sounds like an interesting book. I might have to read it.