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1.10.2017

Midnight Sisters ~ Review with Character Sketch, Giveaway and more








Welcome to the Midnight Sisters' Blog Tour and Giveaway! 
Learn all about author Sarah E. Boucher and her exciting new novel 
based on the classic fairy tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses.


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Midnight Sisters
By Sarah E. Boucher

More than a decade ago Jonas Selkirk met Lady Ariela Spencer the eldest daughter of Lord Bromhurst.  Now assistant to the Head Gardener - Jonas is still in awe of Lady Ariela though any contact with any of the master's twelve daughters is strictly forbidden. But there is something about Lady Ariela and their few minutes of stolen conversations over the years that give added meaning to Jonas's life.

To Lord Bromhurst his daughters are a means to securing alliances and after his daughters' latest escapade he is determined to see them married as soon as possible. And Ari being the oldest is the most likely to be betrothed.

But the sisters latest escapade has Jonas worried - the girls disappeared during the night - their rooms empty - then only to be found within the confines of the house which had been thoroughly searched. But their reappearance only increases Jonas concerns. With Braden, a younger undergardener, Jonas determines to find out what the girls are doing and how best to protect them from themselves.

But the allure of the forbidden is a powerful draw and the tight hold their father has placed on them makes their nightly escapes all the more tempting. But their stolen moments of freedom may cost them more than they could ever imagine...

This is a delightful and lovely story that is from the perspective of Jonas. This is a retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses and it is enchanting with no magic involved. This is a story of family and love that the reader will want to share. This book is appropriate for most readers - and perfect for age 14 and up (or younger advanced readers).

I was provided a digital ARC of this book by the author with no expectations of a review positive or otherwise - all opinions expressed are my own.


Specialized Character Sketch

Meet Ariela:

    I clutched her hand between mine and blinked to hold back the tears. She shifted on her pillows, a
tiny sigh escaping. The angel smile lit her face but pain nestled in the fine wrinkles about her eyes.

    “Ari.” The word was barely more than a breath. “I’m so sorry, my darling. I wish I could stay.”

     I bit my lip to hold the sob in. She reached a shaking hand out to tuck an errant lock of hair
behind my ear.

    “But you are stronger than you think.” She cupped my chin in her palm and stroked a cool finger
over my cheek.

     A fat tear squeezed out and trickled down my cheek. She wiped it away.

    “You are strong enough for your sisters and your father, my dear.”

    A deluge of tears poured down my face. I choked out the words, “I can’t do it without you.”

    Pain dragged at her features as she leaned forward to place a kiss on my forehead. Her lips were
chilly against my brow. “You have a strong heart, Ari. Follow its call. It will not lead you amiss, my
love.”

    She sank back into her pillows and her eyelids flitted shut. The angel expression settled over her
face, banishing any hint of pain. The grip on my hand faltered.

   “Mother . . .” The word, laced with sorrow, fell from my lips. With Father already grieving her
loss and twelve daughters, the youngest still an infant, how would we survive without her?

About Midnight Sisters:
Do not meddle with the Master's daughters.

The words rattle around Jonas’ head. What is the punishment again? Death? Dismemberment? Jonas, the newest addition to the gardening staff, can’t recall the exact penalty for breaking the rule. What does it matter anyway? He would never dream of meddling with the Earl of Bromhurst’s haughty daughters.

Until he comes face to face with Lady Ariela Spencer, the eldest of the His Lordship’s daughters.

Her elusive smile and open manner cause him to question his convictions. In no time, he’s drawn into Lady Ariela's world of mystery and intrigue, a world where she and her sisters will do anything—including leaving twelve empty beds at midnight—to escape their father’s strict rules.

Only Jonas can uncover the truth and save them from their father’s wrath and their own folly, if he is willing to risk everything he’s ever worked for. 

Midnight Sisters is an imaginative fairy tale retelling that promises to delight and entertain readers. Midnight Sisters is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.


Author Spotlight:
Sarah E. Boucher is a lover of fairy stories, romance, anything BBC and Marvel, and really, really cute shoes. On weekdays she wears respectable shoes and serves as Miss Boucher, the Queen of Kindergarten. On school holidays she writes stories about romance and adventure. And wears impractical super cute shoes.


Sarah is a graduate of Brigham Young University. She lives and works in northern Utah. Midnight Sisters is her second novel. Visit Sarah at SarahEBoucher.com or connect with her on TwitterFacebookInstagramPinterestAmazon, or Goodreads.


Also by Sarah E Boucher:
Becoming Beauty, a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, available on AmazonBarnes and NobleBooks and thingsiTunes, and GoodreadsFor the duration of the blog tour (January 9-20, 2017) Becoming Beauty eBook will be 99 cents!

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