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Midnight in Everwood

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What to expect

In the darkness of night, magic awaits…

Nottingham, 1906

Marietta Stelle longs to be a ballerina but, as Christmas draws nearer, her dancing days are numbered – she must marry and take up her place in society in the New Year. But, when a mysterious toymaker, Dr Drosselmeier, purchases a neighbouring townhouse, it heralds the arrival of magic and wonder in Marietta’s life.

After Drosselmeier constructs an elaborate theatrical set for her final ballet performance on Christmas Eve, Marietta discovers it carries a magic all of its own – a magic darker than anyone could imagine. As the clock chimes midnight, Marietta finds herself transported from her family’s ballroom to a frozen sugar palace, silent with secrets, in a forest of snow-topped fir trees. She must find a way to return home before she’s trapped in Everwood’s enchanting grip forever.

In the darkness of night, magic awaits and you will never forget what you find here…

Your favourite authors have fallen under the magical spell of Midnight in Everwood:

‘The perfect winter fairy tale’ Sarah Morgan, The Christmas Escape

‘Bewitching storytelling’ Stephanie Garber, Once Upon A Broken Heart

‘A deliciously dark retelling of The NutcrackerJennifer Saint, Ariadne

‘Sumptuous and spellbinding’ Heidi Swain, Underneath the Christmas Tree

‘Beautifully spun and wildly imagined’ Cari Thomas, Threadneedle

‘Enchanting! The perfect Christmas treat’ Veronica Henry, Christmas at the Beach Hut

Critics Review

  • Praise for Midnight in Everwood:

    ‘Perfect autumnal reading in this enchanting and fantastical retelling of The Nutcracker. A show-stopping book’ Woman & Home

    ‘A glittering rush of sugar-sweet enchantment laced with sparkling prose and bewitching storytelling. Beware of entering this magnificent world; Everwood will dazzle and seduce you and then steal you away’ Stephanie Garber, Sunday Times bestselling author of Once Upon A Broken Heart

    ‘An absolute dream of a read. A magical, enchanting retelling of The NutcrackerLoveReading, Book of the Month

    ‘Magical and evocative, the perfect winter fairy tale’ Sarah Morgan, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Christmas Escape

    ‘Delicious as a sugar plum, this is the perfect Christmas tea, with every word a jewel. You will fall under its spell from the first page to the last. Enchanting’ Veronica Henry, Sunday Times bestselling author of Christmas at the Beach Hut

    ‘A sumptuous and spellbinding read’ Heidi Swain, Sunday Times bestselling author of Underneath the Christmas Tree

    ‘Deliciously dangerous and darkly enchanting’ Sophie Anderson, The Girl Who Speaks Bear

    ‘I ADORED this adult retelling of The Nutcracker. A lyrical winter fairy tale full of snow, magic and whimsy. So beautifully written – every page was a delight’ Alex Bell, The Winter Garden

    ‘In a time of uncertainty, Midnight in Everwood whisks us away in its sugar spun dance of enchantment. This is fantasy writing in its purest form. For fans of The Night Circus, as delicious as its sweetest confection, it’s a real delight’ Nydia Hetherington, A Girl Made of Air

    ‘Full of magic that kept me reading long into the night. It sparkles’ Beth Cartwright, Feathertide

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