Thursday, June 25, 2020

#Audible Review Just After Midnight by Catherine Ryan Hyde #Brilliance Audio

Today I'm reviewing another of Catherine Ryan Hyde's fabulous novels, Just After Midnight narrated by Kate Rudd.
Enjoy!

ASIN: B07FT2VYCX

Publisher: Brilliance Audio


Release Date: 12-04-2018


Length:
 9hours/57mins

Source:
 Purchase Amazon/Audible

Buy It: Amazon/B&N/IndieBound


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Overview:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes an uplifting and poignant novel about friendship, trust, and facing your fears.

No longer tolerating her husband’s borderline abuse, Faith escapes to her parents’ California beach house to plan her next move. She never dreamed her new chapter would involve befriending Sarah, a fourteen-year-old on the run from her father and reeling from her mother’s sudden and suspicious death.

While Sarah’s grandmother scrambles to get custody, Faith is charged with spiriting the girl away on a journey that will restore her hope: Sarah implores Faith to take her to Falkner’s Midnight Sun, the prized black mare that her father sold out from under her. Sarah shares an unbreakable bond with Midnight and can’t bear to be apart from her. Throughout the sweltering summer, as they follow Midnight from show to show, Sarah comes to terms with what she witnessed on the terrible night her mother died.

But the journey is far from over. Faith must learn the value of trusting her instincts - and realize that the key to her future, and Sarah’s, is in her hands.
Listen to a Sample:

My Audible Review:

Just After Midnight
Catherine Ryan Hyde

 

Just After Midnight is a heartfelt heartrending story about starting over and learning to trust in yourself. It’s also about love and loss and that family’s of the heart are sometimes better than blood relations. Set in Summer all over Southern California from the beach to swanky horse ranches the audience will get a crash course in the spectacle of Dressage as the author unfolds in her own time the story of the death of Sarah’s mother and of Faith’s marriage. The scenery is fabulous and with Catherine’s descriptive narrative that takes in the big picture and stops to smell the roses too the audience will find it hard to put this down. Both Sarah and Faith are the standouts and even though they’re relative newly acquainted the author makes their strong bond believable. Fans of Kristin Hannah Barbara Delinsky and great women’s fiction will find themselves in love with this novel.

Escaping an abusive marriage Faith takes refuge at her dad and stepmother’s beach cottage where she hopes to plan a new start. Little did she know that the new start would involve spending the summer with a fourteen-year-old girl Dressage prodigy who just lost her mother saying goodbye to the horse she loves.

Sarah has lost so much at such a young age in such a short time, her mother has died suspiciously, her father is lying about it and now he’s sold out from under her the only thing that could ever get her through this, her Dressage horse, Midnight.

 

About the author:
Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of more than 35 published and forthcoming books, including JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT, HEAVEN ADJACENT, THE WAKE UP, ALLIE AND BEA, SAY GOODBYE FOR NOW, LEAVING BLYTHE RIVER, ASK HIM WHY, WORTHY, THE LANGUAGE OF HOOFBEATS, TAKE ME WITH YOU, WHEN I FOUND YOU, WALK ME HOME, and DON'T LET ME GO. An avid hiker, traveler, equestrian, and amateur photographer and astrophotographer, she has a published book of photos, 365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE: PHOTOS FROM A BEAUTIFUL WORLD. She is co-author, with fellow author and publishing industry blogger Anne R. Allen, of HOW TO BE A WRITER IN THE E-AGE: A SELF-HELP GUIDE. Her novel PAY IT FORWARD was adapted into a major motion picture, chosen by the American Library Association for its Best Books for Young Adults list, and translated into more than 23 languages for distribution in over 30 countries.


About the narrator:
KATE RUDD, winner of Audie and Odyssey Awards for narration of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, has been narrating audiobooks for nearly a decade. A proud member of SAG-AFTRA and a multiple AudioFile magazine Earphones Award recipient, Kate has narrated nearly 400 titles across a variety of genres. Kate can be reached at www.katerudd.com and on Twitter @katerudd.

18 comments:

  1. I've only read her books and have loved all of them. This is older work I've not yet tried but it sounds wonderful.

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    1. yes there was a kindle sale the offered the audible for 1.99 so I snatched it up

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  2. Why have I not read her books yet? This sounds fabulous. Great review, Debbie!

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    1. yes Sophia Rose she is definitely someone you would like

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  3. The more I read by this author the more I like her. Will definitely look this one up on Audible.

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    1. yeah me too Kathryn I haven't tried her latest but am really loving these older titles

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  4. I'm not sure if this one would be a good fit for me, but I'm happy you enjoyed it! I actually haven't heard of this author before, but it seems like they've written A LOT. I'm sure there's something there for me to try. :)

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Lindsi I hope i see you here again

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  5. I've never heard of this author, but this sounds like a really good read. Hope you are well! Hugs, RO

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    1. I'd heard of her RO but just started reading her I think you'd love her too

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  6. Wow, that story sounds really good.

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    1. well sometimes there are happy endings. Just saying ;-)

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  8. Sounds like a really good book.

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  9. I love the settings in this story! It sounds like an emotional read Debbie, and like it packed quite a punch!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. it did lindy and i think you'd like this one too

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