A Snowflake at Midnight: A Steampunk Romance

· Elemental Steampunk Tales Book 4 · Anne Renwick
19 reviews

About this ebook

A rare manuscript. A midnight promise. A villain who would steal them both away.

Pressured by looming deadlines and an annoying patron, Evie Brown, academic librarian, struggles to find joy this Christmas holiday. Worse, her sick father is ready to abandon treatments and surrender to fate – a decision she refuses to accept. Delving into a medieval manuscript, she searches for answers in the distant past.

For the woman who has stolen his heart, only a perfect proposal will do. Ash Lockwood, botanist, has transformed the rooftop greenhouse into a tropical fairyland. But when Evie begs him to help her harvest mistletoe at midnight, they venture down a different garden path – unaware that danger circles close.

When their plans implode and a murderer threatens their lives, only invention and teamwork will save them.

A SNOWFLAKE AT MIDNIGHT is a novella in a Victorian Steampunk Romance series filled with mad scientists, inquisitive young ladies and dangerous gentlemen.



The Golden Spider 

The Silver Skull 

The Iron Fin 

Venomous Secrets 



A Trace of Copper

In Pursuit of Dragons  

A Reflection of Shadows

A Snowflake at Midnight



The Tin Rose

Kraken and Canals

Rust and Steam



Perfect for fans of Gail Carriger, Bec McMaster, Meljean Brook, CJ Archer, AW Exley, and Shelley Adina

- Steampunk 

- Science Fiction

- Romantic Fantasy

- Alternate History

- Adventure

- Historical

- Gaslamp 

- Fantasy 

- Myths and Legends

19 reviews
Doug Williamson
March 17, 2022
Our heroine needs some mistletoe to help her ailing father. Our hero is eager to help in any way he can. Of course, nothing is that easy and unexpected danger waits for the opportunity to strike. This is book four of the series, but it is written as a standalone. No prior reading is necessary to enjoy this one. This is a steampunk romance set in England. The author has outdone herself with the vast and highly detailed world she has created. The characters are also well developed, including the many secondary characters, which adds to the overall feeling the the world is real. As for the writing itself, it is excellent and easy to read, with a complex plot that has lots of intrigue and action, as well as a bit of holiday romance. Overall, this was a highly enjoyable story and I look forward to exploring more of this world. Highly recommended. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout for review purposes.
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Emily Pennington
December 4, 2019
Evie Brown is a librarian at the Lister Institute. Ash Lockwood is a botanist, also at Lister, who is very fond of Evie and would like to make it more permanent! Evie’s father has cancer and, when he decides to abandon treatments and let fate take its course, he makes plans to leave in a few days to Captain an airship. Evie realizes that she must search for a cure for his cancer immediately if there is any hope of curing him. She asks Ash for his help and the two of them give up all other plans to intensify the search. They find an ancient medieval manuscript which might have the answer for them. There is a special type of mistletoe that could be used to produce a healing salve, but it is difficult to procure and must be harvested at midnight. Can Evie and her loyal botanist find the mistletoe in time? Can they deal with the dangerous threat that lurks nearby? This was a wonderful story and thoroughly enjoyable to read. The reader can’t help but cheer for Evie and Ash as they try to save her father, especially since they are putting aside their own happiness together for someone else’s benefit. The story line is good, appropriately paced, and with an added touch of danger to keep the reader’s full attention. Grab your copy and find out if they can keep themselves safe while trying to accomplish their mission before it is too late!
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Kristen Lewendon
November 13, 2019
I hardly even know what to say about this book. This is what I wish everybody else’s steampunk romantic suspense I’ve read could’ve been like. A smart, sassy heroine who knows what she’s talking about. A sensitive, noble hero who’s just fallible enough to be human. And a nefarious villain whose devious plans aren’t immediately obvious. Mix with enough humor to make me giggle-snort and plenty of action, and I am a very happy reader. I’m just sorry it’s over already. I want more. MORE, I tell you! Sigh. I guess I’ll just have to wait patiently until the next book’s released. I received a complimentary advanced copy of this book from the author through Booksprout.
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About the author

ANNE RENWICK holds a Ph.D. in biology and greatly enjoyed tormenting the overburdened undergraduates who were her students, fiction has always been her first love. Today, she writes steampunk romance, placing a new kind of biotech in the hands of mad scientists, proper young ladies and determined villains.

Anne brings an unusual perspective to steampunk. A number of years spent locked inside the bowels of a biological research facility left her permanently altered. In her steampunk world, the Victorian fascination with all things anatomical led to a number of alarming biotechnological advances. Ones that the enemies of Britain would dearly love to possess.

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