After years away Grace Heartford finds herself back in the small town of Sablesville after the death of her father. The once elegant Heartford Theater has been sold off and she is spending a final night dealing with some surprisingly supernatural elements tied to the now condemned property. Midnight at the Heartford from Bella Books delves into Grace’s connection to the theater and how strongly the past can influence the present.
This short story weaves a beautiful tale of loss, tragedy, and love through the exquisitely interwoven voices of four authors: Lara Hayes, Melissa Price, Erica Abbott, and Marie Castle. Each author contributed a section of the story and they work so seamlessly together that the story feels as though it were written with one voice. Midnight at the Heartford connects the eerie feel of a ghost story with a heartwarming romance that examines the idea that love truly wins no matter what tries to stop it. I absolutely loved this story and am hesitant to reveal much more about the plot in this review as I feel it would take away from the enjoyment of it. I will say that following Grace’s character through her journey of understanding had me captured from the very first page.
If you missed the Halloween free promotion of Midnight at the Heartford you’re in luck. They still have this wonderful read available for download on their site and if you’ve been interested in checking out Bella Books this is the perfect introduction to their women loving women works. You can find hundreds of other books, in a variety of formats, on their site that span a number of genres as well.
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