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Magical Midnight takes place on the Michaels’ Wisconsin dairy farm when a strange woman appears on the winter solstice. Neither father or son realize she is an angel, who has till midnight on Christmas Eve to bring the estranged two men back together. What ensues is a heartwarming story of love, faith and the true meaning of forever.

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Catherine Lanigan is the international bestselling and award-winning author of over forty-five published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile, as well as over half a dozen anthologies, including “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living your Dream”, “Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul”, and more.  Her novels have continuously received 4 & 5 star reviews.  Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into more than twenty-four languages.   Several of her titles have been chosen for The Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Clubs.  Her Vietnam war-based  novel, The Christmas Star,  won the Gold Medal Award Top Pick from Romantic Times Magazine  and has also won Book of the Year Romance Gold Award from ForeWord Magazine as well as Book of the Year Romance from Reader’s Preference. 

Lanigan is the author of a published trilogy of non-fiction books regarding angelic intervention in human life: Angel WatchDivine Nudges and Angel Tales published by HCI and Cedar Fort. ANGELTIME is coming soon. 

Skyhorse published Lanigan’s craft book on writing: Writing the Great American Romance Novel. 

Ms. Lanigan’s first YA adventure novel,  The Adventures of Lilli and Zane: The Golden Flute, was published by Cedar Fort.

Currently, she has published eleven novels in the Shores of Indian Lake series for Harlequin Heartwarming:  Love Shadows, Heart’s Desire, A Fine Year for Love, Katia’s Promise and Fear of FallingSophie’s Path : Protecting the Single Mom,  Family of his Own,  His Baby Dilemma, Rescued by the Firefighter, Hers to Protect, Home for Christmas. 

The HALLMARK CHANNEL has aired THE SWEETEST HEART based on Lanigan's novel of reunion romance,  HEART’S DESIRE.    

Her latest Christmas novel, MAGICAL MIDNIGHT is available on her website and Divine Ray APP.

 As a cancer survivor, Ms. Lanigan is a frequent speaker at literary functions and book conventions as well as inspiring audiences with her real stories of angelic intervention from her Angel Tales series of books. She is an outspoken advocate for domestic violence and abuse and was honored by The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Washington, D.C.  (THE EVOLVING WOMAN).  She has been a guest on numerous radio programs including “Coast to Coast” and on television interview and talk show programs as well as blogs, podcasts and online radio interview programs.  

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