Midnight Lily by Mia Sheridan ~ Sarah A’s review

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Midnight Lily coverHolden Scott is the prince of professional football. At least he was before he lost it all . . . or more to the point, before he threw it all away. Now he’s out of a job, out of the public’s good graces, and perhaps just a little out of his mind. So when a friend offers up his remote lodge in the wilds of Colorado, giving Holden some time away to get his life back on track, he can hardly say no. The last thing he expects is to see a beautiful girl in the woods—one wearing a white, lace dress who appears in the moonlight, and leaves no footprints behind. Is she a dream? A ghost? A product of his muddled imagination? Or something entirely different?

Midnight Lily is the haunting love story of two lost souls reaching for each other in the dark. A tale of healing, acceptance, and the worlds we create to protect our own hearts. It is a story of being lost, of being found, and of being in the place between.

THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY VIRGO. Non-Paranormal, New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

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Midnight Lily was wholly different that nearly anything else I have ever read.  It was dark and unequivocally tragic while remaining full of hope and pure joy.  This dichotomy carried throughout the book.  There wasn’t a bit of goodness that wasn’t tinted with bad, nor was there anything so tragic there wasn’t hope for the future.

‘And I cared about the dying, but I wasn’t sure it I cared about being dead.  There was peace in death.  Quiet.’

Midnight Lily drew me in from the first word.  I have a fascination with addiction and the human mind, so I knew early on this book was going to be one of my favorites.  I wasn’t wrong.  The world that Mia Sheridan wove in this book was beautiful and romantic.  The characters, strong, dynamic, and fatally human.  By the time, I finished the story I was completely in awe of everything this book made me feel.

‘ There will always be uncertainty.  It’s love that will make it bearable.  No matter what, it will always be our one sure thing, our one constant.  It will always be the light to lead us from the darkness.’

This is a book you have to experience.  The secrets and twists are subtle and numerous.  As soon as there was any solid footing I thought that I could set my expectations for the rest of the book on it crumbled.  Quickly and without warning.  Midnight Lily will keep you on your toes, dancing, questioning.  Never knowing what to trust, who to believe, or if anything you know is real.

‘Think about what it means to be a writer, for example – you have to create an entire world in your head and then fashion characters so believable you know their every thought, their every dream, every intention, every potential, every motivation.  You have to live in their head enough to understand them, to tell their story.  You have to make them so believable that sane humans actually fall in love with that chracter.  Or mourn their losses, or feel anger on their behalf, feel authentic emotion for them.’

Mia Sheridan did another outstanding job with this book.  She paints such a vivid picture with her words it seems as if you have jumped right into the moment the characters are living.  The poignancy of her stories linger and ruminate.  I find myself, days after finishing, still rehashing and trying to decipher each intricacy that was laid out in the pages I read.

5 feathers

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Mia Sheridan picMia Sheridan is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. Her passion is weaving true love stories about people destined to be together. Mia lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband. They have four children here on earth and one in heaven.

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