Book Reviews of Midnight Waltz

Midnight Waltz
Midnight Waltz
Author: Jennifer Blake
ISBN-13: 9780449900994
ISBN-10: 0449900991
Publication Date: 12/12/1984
Pages: 378
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Amalie, the heroine, is in an arranged marriage to Julien Declouet. They live on a plantation named Belle Grove, with Julien's mother and sleep in separate bedrooms, as was the custom in those times. Julien's cousin, the handsome Robert Farnum, lives hereby and is a frequent visitor to Belle Grove. He respects his aunt, Julien's mother, and will do anything for her.

Julien and Amalie have been married for three months, but still the marriage has not been consumated, although he has tried once or twice. One night, Amalie is visited by a man who she thinks is her husband. Their interlude is wonderfully sexual and romantic, but it's so dark that she can't see his face and assumes it is her husband. At breakfast the next morning, Julien acts as if nothing transpired between himself and Amalie the night before which puzzles Amalie. But that night again, and the night after that, she is visited by her lover and they spend rapturous hours together-- and that is the setup for the rest of the story!

Jennifer Blake transports the reader to the bayous of Louisiana and the streets of New Orleans. "Midnight Waltz" has an intriguing, very dark side in addition to the romance. The story takes some surprising twists and turns which the reader really doesn't expect. The secondary characters are as vital to the story as the Amalie, Robert and Julien
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Different cover, 1990 edition..... a very good book....true Jennifer Blake.
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I really enjoyed this book...a throwback historical romance with aspects of Victoria Holt
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Was the man in her bed her husband-or someone else? Arranged marriages among the Creole aristocracy of Louisiana were common, and beautiful Amalie knew she was fortunater that her husband, Julien Declouet, was so kind and attentive. But ever since her wedding night, Julien had refused to touch her. Amalie was baffled and hurt. Then he began entering the darkness of her bedroom to make passionate love to her. Night after night he brought Amalie to the heights of ecstasy only to confound her with his aloofness by day. Imagine Amalie's shock to discover that it wasn't her husband at all, but his attractive cousin, Robert! And when Julien disappeared and was later found murdered both Amalie and Robert suspected each other of murder. But by then, they had fallen completely in love...
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He possessed Amalie by the moon's sultry glow and sent her to the white-hot limits of ecstasy. But by day, her husband, Julien Declouet, remained aloof. Who was this myserious man whose languid caress and sweet seduction she craved? Yet deep in her heart, she knew the answer. Her midnight lover was not her husband, but his handsome cousin, Robert....
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He possessed Amalie by the moon's sultry glow and sent her to the white-hot limits of ecstatsy. But by day, her husand, Julien Declouet, remained aloof. Who was this myserious man whose languid caress and sweet seduction she craved? Yet deep in her heart, she knew the answer. Her midnight lover was not her husband, but his handsome cousin, Robert....
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This is old school romance novel. However, tackled some very modern issues.
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Was the man in her bed her husband-or someone else? Arranged marriages among the Creole aristocracy of Louisiana were common, and beautiful Amalie knew she was fortunate that her husband, Julien Declouet, was so kind and attentive. But ever since her wedding night, Julien had refused to touch her. Amalie was baffled and hurt...
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From the back cover:

She has no idea what to expect...

In the aristocratic world of the magnificent plantations of nineteenth-century Louisiana, young Amalie knows how to behave as the new mistress at Belle Grove, but her arranged marriage to Julien Declouet is full of surprises.

He's as different as night and day...

Amalie finds her husband perfectly polite, although oddly aloof, by day, but a completely different man when he visits her in her chambers at night, full of white-hot emotions and passion that sweeps her away. As the steamy Louisiana summer swelters onward, and the mystery of her husband's dual personalities intensifies, the once-innocent Amalie finds herself embroiled in one turbulent scandal after another...