One Hour to Midnight by Shirley Wine

Published December 15th 2012

ASIN B00AOVXI7M

One Hour to MidnightTen years ago Veronica Langdon thought relinquishing her infant son was the toughest choice she would ever have to make….. turns out she was wrong. Her child is dying and to save his life she has to re-visit her painful past, the child she gave away…. and the man she’s never stopped loving.


Veronica always knew returning to Melbourne would be challenging…but face to face with Leon Karvasis, her son’s adoptive father, now a widower, she very soon realises the past is not done and dusted …. the whispers and suspicions of complicity return to threaten their very rocky relationship….

Veronica is a character who is vulnerable.  While barely a child herself, she gives up her son to the man and woman that had taken her in, then paid her to disappear.  So it was a big surprise when the man, Leon Karvasis comes back into her life, telling her that he needs her.  It is a dream come true, until he tells her the shattering truth.  Her son has leukaemia and is dying, and she could be the only one that could save him.

She returns to Australia with him and goes through with the operation, but can’t resist the pull that attracted her to the Karvasis men when she was a teenager.

From Auckland to Melbourne, this story whisks you away on a fairytale of love, with so many twists and turns.  Only problem was that there could have been more foreshadowing on one of the subplot, but the story has a satisfactory outcome.

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One thought on “One Hour to Midnight by Shirley Wine

  1. Thanks for the lovely review… Now I’m wondering which subplot… but I think I know the one with the brother…but glad you enjoyed it.

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