cover image Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun

Lisa Jackson. Severn, $28.95 (256p) ISBN 978-0727883438

Jackson celebrates her 30th year of publishing bestselling romance and romantic suspense novels with the reissue of her 1985 tale of family versus family in the Oregon logging community. Ashley Stephens and aspiring politician Trevor Daniels, descended from rival lumber mill owners, spent one summer together as a couple. But Ashley got impatient for Trevor to propose and instead she married a man chosen by her father. Eight years later, now divorced and back in Oregon, Ashley has inherited her family’s business. Inevitably, Ashley meets Trevor again, only to discover that someone at her company may be sabotaging his senatorial campaign and possibly trying to kill him. Ashley and Trevor must overcome eight years of misunderstandings to learn the truth and push forward as a couple. Readers will chuckle at the outdated elements: Trevor is amazed by Ashley’s “liberated” attitudes, and characters unable to reach others via their landlines are forced to call operator assistance for information. Those willing to overlook the old-fashioned style and Jackson’s comical metaphor-heavy descriptions of lovemaking will enjoy this throwback. (Mar.)