Sunny Reviews Midnight on a Mountaintop by Amy Dawson Robertson

Another winner from ADR! This novella is the sequel to Midnight In Orlando, and picks up with Nic and Susan’s story four months after they met in Orlando.

Nic is still slightly neurotic and Susan is still mostly level-headed, but they each seem to be rubbing off on the other just a little bit. When this book begins, they haven’t seen each other since the conference in Orlando, but have kept in touch daily through the wonders of modern technology. They have both decided that they’re ready to take another step in their relationship by seeing each other again in the form of a vacation together, and maybe more – if they can just muster the courage to actually do it.

The delightful Jeanne, who was the first person to befriend Susan in Orlando, has also kept in touch with her new friend and soon makes her an offer she can’t refuse. Jeanne and her partner Jo own two neighboring cabins in West Virginia. Jeanne offers the second one to Susan and Nic to join them for a weekend getaway. As you can imagine, hilarity ensues.

I didn’t find this book to be as laugh-out-loud funny as the first one, but the characters are still lovably quirky, and there’s an underlying sweetness to their relationship that they didn’t have yet in the first book. However, we are talking about Nic and Susan here, so nothing about their weekend happens easily. It seems like anything that could go wrong, does, but without giving away too much, I think it’s safe to say all is well in the end.

Jeanne and Jo are great secondary characters, but we get to meet newcomers Harry and Cassandra who all but steal the show. So, pick up this book, make sure you have bail money, put on your Thundershirt, strap on your snowshoes, and expect the unexpected when it’s midnight on the mountaintop.

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Midnight in Orlando by Amy Dawson Robertson

I love books that are a joy to read. So, obviously, I loved this little gem of a book. I’ve had a really crazy work week and just wanted to escape for a short while. I sat down with Midnight In Orlando and read it straight through. It’s only a little over 100 pages, so that wasn’t too difficult a task, but I had only planned to read a chapter or two. The story and the characters just drew me in and gave me no choice but to keep reading.

The chapters alternate points-of-view between the two main characters, which is not always a favorite thing of mine, but it really works here. It gives the reader very helpful, and often humorous, glimpses into the minds of both quirky, but lovable, leading ladies.

The story takes place at a conference for writers and readers of lesbian fiction. Susan is a lonely, workaholic attorney with a color-coded calendar and secret bedside stash of lesbian romances. Nic is a near-neurotic, reclusive writer of very popular lesbian fiction who has purposely avoided any connection with her fans and readers. Both are fearful that they’ll never meet Ms. Right or even Ms. Right Now.

In an attempt to broaden their horizons and come out of their self-imposed shells, they both decide to attend the annual Labrys Literary Conference in Orlando. I’m sure you can guess what happens next. However, I can almost promise you that their meeting and budding romance is probably nothing like you are imagining, so I urge you read this novella to see what really happens.

I can also promise you that you will smile, laugh, and cheer them on as you read. Oh, and you might want to make sure you have at least a couple of hours to spare before you start.

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