Blue Midnight …. Tess Thompson Description:
“If you change your mind, here’s this.” Finn Lanigan kissed a young Blythe Heywood one last time under a star-scattered Idaho sky. It was the last kiss that ever weakened her knees, the last sky she noticed for over a dozen years. Then she left, returning to her fiancé, the wedding she’d committed to, and the secure life she’d yearned for since she was a little girl.
Thirteen years later, her husband leaves Blythe for his young associate. Devastated, she’s unable to imagine the next chapter of her life as she packs her family’s belongings to move across town. Unexpectedly, she finds the forgotten slip of paper bearing Finn’s phone number in the back of a drawer.
Hadn’t she tossed it years before as a newlywed, when she vowed to be the perfect wife and mother? Apparently not. Here it remained. Her road not taken.
Facing three weeks without her young daughters, Blythe sets out to find the man she left behind so long ago. With only the name of the small town where he once lived, Peregrine, Idaho, and the memory of their last kiss under a starry sky, she heads across the Pacific Northwest in search of him.
What she finds in the foothills of Blue Mountain challenges everything she thought she knew and is the very last thing she expected. Within days, her life changes forever. But it is her destiny and destinies cannot be denied.
The first book of the Blue Mountain Collection, laced with Thompson’s lovable but complex characters, “Blue Midnight” is a mature love story about second chances, family, and the complexities of trust and vulnerability after betrayal.
Oh my lord. I love this woman, and her writing skills. There is nothing of hers that I have not fallen in love with. Yes the pace is slow, but, dang it’s worth the wait.
In Blue Midnight by Tess Thompson, the scenes she writes, put you straight in the picture. The characters are so 3 dimensional, and as can be expected of Tess, tears of joy and sadness will be shed.
Poor Blythe, on the scrap heap of life, and only barely out of her forties. Replaced by a younger model, all her so called friends have abandoned her, and she faces bringing her kids up on her own.
Her ex husband is getting married, and he wants his daughters and new wife to bond, so he takes them all away to Hawaii on a honeymoon/holiday. Blythe takes this pretty hard, and the bathroom scene in which she breaks down, had me in tears
Her sister Bliss, is a no nonsense kind of woman, (I really liked her). She talks her sister into taking a road trip. She wants her sister to take up a long forgotten hobby (of photography) to travel for three weeks, and to take pictures. Aafter Blythe confesses to her about a mystery man she met and kissed, (and still has his number), Bliss wants her to find him, and see where it takes her. She wants her big sister to have a BIG ADVENTURE.
And as for Finn ……. (I’m not going to say anything) but be prepared for a man who knows what he wants, and knows how to get it
The scenery that Blythe visits it’s so well written, that you can close your eyes and picture it all so clearly.
So …. To sum this book up, disappointment, love, heartbreak, suspense, family drama, and a little mystery is thrown in for good measure. This is just a portion of what makes this book a great read. The characters in Blue Midnight are such wonderful people, some I totally loved, others I wasn’t so taken with, and others ….. those I could have happily slapped
This is a complex story that most people will be able to relate to. So, If you are looking for a solid story about starting over and the road not taken, this is it. I can’t recommend this book enough. Another fantastic read.