Midnight, Texas is your typical West Texas town centered at
Witch Light Road and Davy Highway. In the usual small town
style, you have many ameneties found within those
The "Home Cookin" restaurant run by Miss Madonna Reed is the
go to for all the latest in comfort food, the "Antique
Gallery and Nail Salon" run by Chewy & Joe (beautiful lovers
'natch!), &, of course, the "Wedding Chapel & Pet Cemetary"
run by the Rev Sheehan.
What, you say, is a pet cemetery doing with a wedding
chapel? Well, darling, for those of you not in Texas, we
love our pets. They are our lives and it's perfectly normal
to spend as much on your pet's funeral as you
do on your wedding. Approximately $10. Welcome to the South.
Oh, did I mention we have Midnight Pawn? Run by "day
manager" Bobo Winthrop & "night manager" Lemeul Bridger.
It's the only (literally!) place to go for all your thrifty
In small town Texas, everyone has secrets. Those that need
those secrets kept generally enjoy small town living as we
enjoy keeping to ourselves - by ourselves, you know we know
how to gossip, but it stays in house. Most times. Midnight,
Texas is the perfect place for all of those secrets to come
to light for all of our delicious reading pleasure.
As a huge fan of "True Blood" (Who isn't? I know, I know), I
was beyond excited when I was offered the opportunity to not
only read but review MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD. There is a thought
through your head when you accept said book, "What in the
world will I do if I dislike it?!"
Fortunately, that is not the case with this spectacular new
series from Charlaine Harris. I loved it. The new characters
made me soon forget about that small Louisiana town and
drift into the new world full of mystery brimming with
intriguing fantasy elements.
Did I mention the lovely cat of the book, Mr. Snuggly? I got
quite the kick outta that silly little cat and had to at
least make mention of him before ending my review.
I think the worst part of reading a book early is that you
have to wait so long before you read the next in the series.
I cannot wait. So many possibilities were left open that the
last page was a page I dreaded the minute I realized it was
Thank you, Charlaine, for this new series. I had no idea how
you would top your world famous series, but you did it. I
have been searching for Midnight Texas via mapquest in hopes
I could make my dreamland a reality, but apparently it's a
fictional town. Boo, it appears I will have to wait for book
2 in the Midnight Texas series, but it's a book I
certainly look forward to purchasing to continue the saga.
Harris, the bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse
and her world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a darker
localeâ€”populated by more strangers than friends. But then,
thatâ€™s how the locals prefer itâ€¦
Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few
full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch
Light Road and Davy Road. Itâ€™s a pretty standard dried-up
Thereâ€™s a pawnshop (someone lives in
the basement and is seen only at night). Thereâ€™s a diner
(people who are just passing through tend not to linger).
And thereâ€™s new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks heâ€™s
found the perfect place to work in private (and who has
secrets of his own).
Stop at the one traffic light
in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn