by Rebecca York, Susan Kearney, Jeanie London

May 2006
ISBN: 0-765-35485-3
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Mass Market Paperback

Midnight Magic is a special painting that has the power to point those who gaze at it toward their true love or so legend has it. Do you believe in Magic?

In the first story Second Chance by the talented Rebecca York, Sara Drimmon has lost her true love Matthew in a tragic accident a year before. When she visits the Second Chance gallery and gazes into Midnight Magic she finds herself transported into the past where she first met Matt. Will Sara be able to change the past and prevent the accident that claimed her true love?

Ulterior Motives by Susan Kearney introduces us to Merline Sullivan a beautiful singer who has lost her voice and while she is running from the press she steps into an antique shop that will change her life forever. Merline gazes into Midnight Magic and is transported not only to another time but also to another planet. As she struggles to breath she finds herself rescued by Tomm from Siraz. She is told she is on Space Station Alpha Gamma Five many miles and years from the Earth she knows. Tomm offers to take her to his planet but Merline refuses as she longs to return to the earth she knows and his planet in in the opposite direction. Merline makes the best of her situation and is content to stay where she is until her life is in danger once more. Will Tomm come to the rescue yet again and is he her destiny?

The third story Temptation by Jeanie London takes us into the past where we meet Nina de Lacy who can touch a person and see their death. Nina is faced with a dilemma of two men who could be her destiny her longtime guardian Gray Talbot, Earl of Westbury and a new acquaintance Damian Hart. Which one is her true love and can Midnight Magic help her make the right choice?

Midnight Magic is a magical journey of possibilities by three to todayís best-loved writers. Each story has a certain magic all itís own and the common thread of the painting is a wonderful prop to tie them all together. Midnight Magic is a magical experience not to be forgotten.

Reviewed in June 2006 by Barbara.