Title: Midnight Sky
Author: Jan Ruth
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 5 stars
Review by Elizabeth Jasper
As someone who loves horses, this romance had everything for me. Fabulous settings, wonderful horses, interesting characters and a lovely Celtic background to the whole story.
Jan Ruth has a real gift for bringing together disparate characters and drawing out the very best in them, with their conflicts, desires, secrets and loves.
Laura is in love with her business partner, property developer Simon, but he has baggage in the form of a rapacious ex-wife, Alice and their two demanding children. Simon wants no more children, but Laura’s biological clock is ticking away relentlessly. Dare she go against Simon’s wishes and have their child?
While visiting her sister and her family in the village of Rowan, in North Wales, Laura is drawn into the affairs of James Morgan-Jones, an enigmatic horse-whisperer with a tragic past and his bossy sister, Liz who runs their livery yard.
Against Laura’s wishes, Simon takes risks with their business and their relationship. Laura begins to change her long-held attitudes towards marriage and families.
With plenty of action, lots of laughs, thwarted passions and unforgettable characters, this beautifully written and well-paced book will deliver in spades.