Rock Fiction Coveting: In the Midnight Rain by Ruth Wind

Posted: August 5, 2016 in Rock Fiction Coveting
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Hey, everyone give a huge thanks to author SM Johnson for this one! Here’s what she had to say:

In the Midnight Rain by Barbara Samuel writing as Ruth Wind. Looked for it on your list, but didn’t see it. It’s more “blues” than rock, but it’s just a terrific story. Just dropping you guys this suggestion in case you’ve been mired in “meh” reads, and have time/energy to read something complex and wonderful. I personally have zip, zero invested, except to recommend a great book. Here’s the description….

A RITA award finalist for Best Contemporary Romance from Romance Writers of America. Barbara Samuel’s first women’s fiction, writing as Ruth Wind.


Ellie Connor is a biographer with a special talent for piecing together fragments of the past. Her latest project, though, promises to be her most challenging–and personal. Not only is she researching the life of a blues singer who disappeared mysteriously forty years ago, but Ellie is also trying to find the truth about the parents she never knew. The love child of a restless woman who died young and an anonymous father, Ellie has little to go on but a faded postcard her mother sent from a small East Texas town–the hometown of her latest subject.


It is there that Ellie meets Blue Reynard, a man with deep roots and wide connections who may help her find answers. With a piercing gaze and cool grin, Blue is as sultry and seductive as the Southern night air. Beneath his charming surface, however, lies a soul damaged by loss. Despite her better judgment, Ellie finds herself irresistibly drawn to Blue’s passion–and his pain. But Ellie’s been lured by sweet talk and hot kisses before. How can she possibly stay with Blue when every instinct tells her to run?

Around here, blues count as Rock Fiction. (Heck, we’ve included classical music and Regency Romances, so to kick this out would make us look like idiots and I don’t roll that way. Usually.)

And yeah, this even reads like a blues song.

I like. Gonna see if we can scare us up a copy.

Thanks, SM!!!

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