• Pub. Date: July 2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN-13: 9780061626845
  • ISBN-006162848


From the Publisher

Miss Kate Daltry doesn’t believe in fairy tales…or happily ever after.

Forced by her stepmother to attend a ball, Kate meets a prince…and decides he’s anything but charming. A clash of wits and wills ensues, but they both know their irresistible attraction will lead nowhere. For Gabriel is promised to another woman—a princess whose hand in marriage will fulfill his ruthless ambitions.

Gabriel likes his fiancée, which is a welcome turn of events, but he doesn’t love her. Obviously, he should be wooing his bride-to-be, not the witty, impoverished beauty who refuses to fawn over him.

Godmothers and glass slippers notwithstanding, this is one fairy tale in which destiny conspires to destroy any chance that Kate and Gabriel might have a happily ever after.

Unless a prince throws away everything that makes him noble…

Unless a dowry of an unruly heart trumps a fortune…

Unless one kiss at the stroke of midnight changes everything…


A KISS AT MIDNIGHT by Eloisa James is a amazing fairy tale historical romance set in 1800’s England. It is well written with details, depth, page turning, fast paced,and fairy tale come true.The characters are enchanting, strong, witty, and irresistible. Kate, is comely to some, strong, determined, fearless,witty,  mistreated by her stepmother, caring, kindhearted,impoverished, and will fall in love with the wonderfully handsome prince. Gabriel, is handsome, kind, family oriented, betrothed to another, a princess who will be able to help his finances,noble, an archgologist, and falling in love with Kate. Kate will meet her godmother, find out about her father who is dead, sacrifice her happiness in order for her prince to fulfill his ambition. Gabriel, will learn true love is worth more than his ambition and a wealthy dowry. This is a wonderful fairy tale, rags to riches story of true love and happiness. This is a keeper book and I would highly recommend. Details can be found at Avon an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.