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Where does before end and after begin? By some miracle and against all odds, Johnny and Maggie are given a second chance. But Johnny is freed from Purgatory only to find himself in a totally different time and place, in a world full of strangers. 'Prom Night in Purgatory' is the sequel to the love story that is unlike any other, where time is shifting and everything can chWhere does before end and after begin? By some miracle and against all odds, Johnny and Maggie are given a second chance. But Johnny is freed from Purgatory only to find himself in a totally different time and place, in a world full of strangers. 'Prom Night in Purgatory' is the sequel to the love story that is unlike any other, where time is shifting and everything can change, and Maggie must fight for Johnny all over again....

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  • Bonnie Shores
    2019-04-28 04:24

    It's not often that I feel a sequel surpasses the initial book in a series, but Amy Harmon has accomplished that here. I absolutely LOVED Purgatory #2.The further development of the main characters, Maggie and Johnny, and their fated romance, along with the author's twist on time travel, made this a totally enjoyable read that I was sad to see end.You see, this wasn't "on purpose" time travel. It happened only to certain people (like Maggie) and only when the circumstances of their personal history and attachment to a place or thing were overwhelming. For example, Maggie once slipped back through time while in her Aunt Irene's attic (a home that had been in the family for a few generations), trying on a prom dress that her aunt had bought in the 50s, and talking with her aunt about that long ago prom. After falling asleep in the attic, she awoke in the same house, but back in the 50s. I loved it!!! 💛There was plenty of excitement in this sequel, which began with a twist that I didn't see coming. Harmon weaves the past and present stories seamlessly and dark secrets are brought to light at exactly the right time—no information dumps here—and each character's story unfolds effortlessly. ToAmy Harmon, I say...FAVORITE QUOTES:"He cares about you, too, Maggie," Jillian supplied softly. Maggie bit her lip to stop it from trembling. Why was it that kindness reduced her to a puddle? Call her names, reject her, neglect her, and she could handle it. But say something kind or sympathic and she was defenseless."When I saw him, I forgot for a moment that I no longer look the way he does. He hasn't aged a day. I was frightened because none of it makes any sense. It wasn't until he had gone, and I'd stopped shaking, that I came into the house and caught sight of myself in the entrance hall mirror. For a moment, I didn't recognize myself, Maggie. My reflection was that of an old woman, and I realized, maybe for the first time, that my life is over. I won't fall in love again. A man won't look at me with passion in his eyes. I won't ever be kissed the way a woman wants to be kissed ever again. I am an old woman. But I don't feel old inside. Inside I am still beautiful and young." (Irene)"My daddy always spoiled me. He gave me everything I wanted. But, most of all, he adored me. I took it for granted. I just thought everyone would treat me that way. I didn't know how precious his love was. (Irene)And what was became what is. After all, that which has been is now and that which is to be has already been.

  • Holly
    2019-05-19 06:10

    I'm amazed at this new author. After reading her first book Running Barefoot, I wondered if reading her next books would be a let down. I'm thrilled to say, she just keeps getting better. Not only that, but this second book in the series is better than the first --and that's saying something. I LOVED Slow Dance in Purgatory. I have to admit, I was reluctant to start the Prom Night in Purgatory. Many books written in a series end up being a repeat of the first with unoriginal material. But the author blew me away with a new twist to the story that completely surprised me, at the same time it was very believable. Keep writing Amy Harmon, you made me a raving fan!

  • P๏€cɨℓią* ~SLiTsRead
    2019-05-20 06:27

    GUSHING FIVE STARS!!!Awww WHAT AN ENDING!!! After all, that which has been is now, and that which is to be has already been. I thought this would be like the previous book, another ghost story. But, this was SO MUCH more. I really had no idea how the story would even continue on after book one. I was completely taken by surprise. I was glad that I didn’t even peek at one single review (Tip: don’t even peak at the listed Amazon’s category). The twists were just incredible. The romance was believable. The characters were very real. And again, like book 1, I loved the 50s surroundings.Not many book has sequel as strong as this. In fact, I think it surpassed book one. The emotional turmoil was a great deal more in this book. I felt deeply what Maggie was feeling. It was frustrating and bittersweet. At times it felt like it was all for nothing? And, the ending, was just….ughhh… Does it have to be this way? But, I guess so. It wouldn’t have come in full circle otherwise.This author has so much talent. And, not just in the writings. It’s how the story unfolded too. It was amazing, creative, and nothing short of spectacular.Review also posted @

  • Sammy
    2019-05-07 06:34

    Fantasy - Time Travel - Paranormal - Young Adult ... I don't know which genre it belongs to , coz it had all those elements ...the logics & theories are quite interesting & I loved it all ...It's one of those reads, you just can't keep it down , the time -travel makes it a bit confusing & my head feels dizzy after reading it , gosh , I was unable to sleep after completing it ... I even had a dream about it ... this story went too much into my head ...Hello , Hello , reality check ... I still am left with some questions unanswered ... but sometimes , its all about the journey , & not the destination ... and the journey I had was thrilling ...& exhausting ..I don't know if it will leave the same effect on others, as it left on me .. coz some stories consume some people .. & I was totally consumed by it ... I don't know what I loved specifically , or why it had such unique effect one me ... I just know it had ...Maggie had to fight for him all over again , & that gal is tough one ...The memories are altered , the things are changing , & with each passing moment the danger is increasing , & so is their love ... Johnny is coming back ... but its not going to be the easy way ...We gotta see different side of Johnny in this one , & there where scene when my heartbeats were beating as fast as theirs Everything changes in the future , or should I say past , ... but it takes big sacrifice to do that .... the ending really matches up to the title .... people say its better to be loved & lost , than never to be loved at all... & now I believe why they say that , but you can't give up on love like that ...

  • j.seth
    2019-05-08 02:30

    Prom Night in Purgatory, by Amy Harmon:*This review may contain spoilers.I really enjoyed the first book and was curious how the story would end. I never expected this twist of events! Usually, I like the first book in a series better than the rest, since it sets the scene, introduces the characters, typically has a better story, etc… but I think this book was even better than the first (I still can’t make up my mind, they were both really good). This was another book that I just could not put down. The author drew me into the story yet again. I began to like Maggie even more in this book than the first, and it was really sad to see that Johnny didn’t remember her while she was completely in love with him. I also like how we got to know the “real” Johnny, the confused one without his memories of the last 50 years of ‘life’ in purgatory. We got to see how he dealt with his memories changing overnight as Maggie kept inadvertently changing the past. It was a unique way to show how Maggie and Johnny fall in love for the second time, both in 1958 and the present. The secondary characters were not only important but interesting as well. I adored Lizzie and Billy, especially Lizzie’s role as Maggie’s sidekick. Roger scared me at times when his ghost would randomly appear and Aunt Irene’s confused reaction to all the back and forth between times was extremely sad. Time travel usually gets confusing. And there is one thing that I still don’t quite get or maybe it’s simple and I’m just confusing myself: Now that Johnny is back in purgatory in the end, will he remember Maggie? Johnny doesn’t remember his time in purgatory when he leaves it; he only remembers the events that led up to his “death”. However, since “future” Maggie changed Johnny’s past, including herself in it, Johnny should remember her when he is in purgatory for the second time. He should also remember her when he leaves purgatory (just his memories of her during his purgatory will be erased), right? Would he still remember her from the first purgatory sentence? And if he remembers her when he leaves purgatory, would Maggie go back in time to put herself in his past? I suppose she wouldn’t need to since he already remembers her….??? Overall, I would say the same thing about ‘Prom Night in Purgatory’ as I did for the first Purgatory book. It’s different from any other book that I’ve read so far and I really enjoyed it. I loved that it was its own book, as opposed to an extension of the first one, and a great way to end the series. It was interesting and the writing was yet again amazing! I would definitely re-read this again and recommend both Purgatory books.

  • Imy♥♥
    2019-04-28 07:13

    I'm in love with this series, and I have no shame in admitting that. The book description for both this book and the first ( Slow Dance in Purgatory ) really doesn't do them justice in my eyes.I'm kind of at a loss for words, and truth be told a little sad that the series has come to an end.Once I had finished reading Prom Night in PurgatoryI actually started searching for a book series similar, just so I could have the feeling back that I felt when reading these two magnificent books.We all have different tastes in books, and if I had just gone off the Sampling for the first book alone, I wouldn't have bothered, because the sample did nothing for me. It was just by chance I stumbled across it again while looking for a mushy romance to brighten my day - and did it ever.They were adorableThe story?I'm not going to bother with a long review filling you in on what happened, and how I feel. I think the latter has been explained thoroughly, and as for what happened? Read the series yourself! You wont be disappointed! I never recommend books usually, but this series I do!

  • Vishal Mudgal
    2019-05-23 09:26

    Have you thought what it’d be like when you love a person with all your heart & know that you will never be with them? How it feels like to be in a battle you’d lose but you still fight & wish that this time you’d win her heart? Would you trade your life to be a ghost for half a century & to be loved just for few days, left alone again?I know I would.Because the love which Maggie had for Johnny is the kind of love I love to love. Two persons in love one of whom doesn’t even exist well, in practical sense they don’t, but you love them so much you move Heaven & Hell. I know it sounds cheesy but this book never encountered the situation where one of ‘em was cheating & then feeling guilty or simply ignoring the other to save themselves.Love is to defenseless, to be bared to the soul for the person you love. And this is why I love, love. It makes you do crazy things even when you know you’re up for a heart break, you do it nonetheless. You give that person the power to see at your vulnerable most & when they love you back with same fervor you know it is God’s turn to do something crazy for you to being together.I don’t quote lines from the books, neither do I discuss the plot, I always talk about love & I always believe love like this, like Poughkeepsie, like Fifty Shades, exists.And may we all have that someone who loves us at our vulnerable most.AMEN!!

  • Jenny Jo Weir
    2019-05-18 02:24

    Brilliant book. Wonderfully written and incredibly captivating. It was astonishing to see inside the mind of such a creative soul as is Amy. I am beyond jealous of Harmon's imaginative skills and so beyond happy that she chose to share her gift with the world. This book goes beyond the cookie cutter novels I'm used to reading and it extracts you from normal dull life. It takes you on a journey to unknown places and times where otherwise, any other author wouldn't dare. I loved this book and hope everyone reads it.

  • Laura
    2019-05-23 02:14

    Oh my goodness. Right when I didn't think the sequel could be anywhere near as good as the first novel, Slow Dance in Purgatory. I finished both novels in a matter of a few days. What a rush! This story is one of my favorites--great story and great story telling, characters and all. I loved both novels. Prom Night in Purgatory is a must-read sequel!

  • Laura
    2019-04-28 04:22

    Really liking this author

  • Anita
    2019-05-17 09:33

    Since I loved the first book so much, I had high hopes for this one. I liked it but I just don't think it lived up to the first. This one was a little difficult to follow and I lost the connection with the main characters at times. I also think the ending could have been wrapped up a little better. I was left wanting more explanation to clear up the many questions/confusion that I am dealing with. Did Johnny remember both purgatory experiences in the end? Wouldn't their getting to know each other in purgatory be different if he had met her before he died? Why would she have been compelled to meet Johnny in the past and intervene if he had remembered her after waking up from purgatory? And what about Gus and Shad and Maggie's custodial job that allowed her to spend so much time at the school? She wouldn't have needed it if she had Uncle Billy. I'm trying not to let the questions bother me too much because I really want to love it but they are hard to completely ignore. Maybe if I reread it in the future it will settle better. That said, I am a sucker for a happy ending and despite the flaws, it was after all definitely a happy ending.

  • Tatiana
    2019-04-30 09:07

    Я приятно удивлена.На протяжение первых 30% книги я была очень скептически настроена. Люблю я как пишет Эми Хармон, но вот было у меня такое чувство что историю Джонни И Мэгги не стоило продолжать. История с толикой мистики, с загадками, которые стоило оставить не разгаданными. Ну знаете, остальное додумайте сами, нежели прочитать высосанную из пальца вторую книгу. Но Хармон могла меня удивить и поразить. Вторая книга начинается с того места. на котором закончилась первая. Джонни Кинрос , которого считали без вести пропавшим более пятидесяти лет назад, появляться живой, здоровый и все в том же возрасте, когда пропал без вести. И он абсолютно не помнит как будучи призраком общался с Мэгги. И вот мы наблюдаем как они пытаются общаться, как не проскакивает искры, как Мэгги страдает ... и тут Мэгги проваливается в прошлое. В год когда Джонни и его брат погибли...Очень красиво написано. Нежно, как то очень по девичьему наивно. До самой последней строчки держала пальчики крестиком, переживала за героев. Финал разбил мне сердце :( Эх.

  • Jacqueline
    2019-05-09 04:34

    I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as the first one. Mostly because they didn't spend a lot of time together. But it was still a pretty fun read. The author had a big job to do to believably draw a ghost romance to a close. I think it all worked out pretty rationally. I didn't like Johnny quite as much in this story (view spoiler)[ mostly because he forgot Maggie and treated her pretty shittily before she went back in time and so he suddenly remembered her in the present. So if she hadn't done that, he would have continued to blow her off? (hide spoiler)] Anyway they did spend some more time together towards the end and it was all pretty romantic in the end so still worth reading and you need to because these aren't really two books but one sort of artificially split.

  • Cynthia
    2019-05-15 02:23

    Beautiful follow up to the first book. I loved it, if you loved the first you will not be disappointed with book 2.

  • Jennifer
    2019-05-16 03:06

    2.75 stars.This was a decent second half of the story, but I was underwhelmed by it. I think I'm destined to have that reaction when an attempt is made to explain away time travel. That being said, the storytelling was just as good in this half as in the first. I was engaged and rooting for the MCs even though I still wasn't engrossed by the premise.It was a safe read, though I could have done without the references of the H being a ladies' man in the past. What that really entailed, who knows, but it was still off putting. I avoid books featuring manho (reformed or otherwise) Hs for this exact reason. I do also wish that the h wasn't such a pushover. I know that she was in love with the H, but she didn't need to be so desperate. Yet another reason I generally avoid YA romance these days. It seems like authors don't think that young women can have a strong sense of self worth until they're older and wiser. Whether or not that's true, I'm not sure I can say. Overall, I would recommend this duology to someone who enjoys paranormal YA romance and doesn't take exception to time travel. As a whole, this story wasn't bad, but the premise was not for me.

  • Tara Neideffer
    2019-05-19 02:29

    Wow, this one had my head spinning in so many different directions, but in a good way! I wasn't expecting it to take this turn, but I really liked it and thought this book was a lot better than the first one. And I LOVED how everything tied together in the end.

  • Got My Book
    2019-05-21 05:15

    Also posted on my blog Got My Book.A slightly confusing but wonderful YA Paranormal Romance.BOOK DETAILS:Prom Night in Purgatory by Amy Harmon, read by Emily Woo Zeller, published by Tantor Audio (2014) / Length: 8 hrs 18 minSERIES INFO:This is Book #2 in the "Purgatory" duology.**This review contains spoilers for the previous book.**SUMMARY:I wasn't sure that I wanted to read this. Sometimes I worry that it might be better to leave things the way they ended previously. But in the end I couldn't resist. My first time through, I wasn’t able to keep it entirely straight. But I enjoyed it enough to listen a second time. The issue is flashbacks, paranormal “dreams,” and time twisting.However, and despite their issues in this book, the central romance remains a favorite.CHARACTERS:Maggie: Poor girl, she thought all her wishes had been granted; but life isn't usually that easy. She continued to fight for what she wanted though. When she told him that she missed the way things were between them, it really touched me.Johnny: I really wanted to shout that he had suffered enough. And it was difficult to see him struggle to understand what had happened, and yet in a way it was harder to read about him the way he used to be.Maggie & Johhny: When things are good between them, they're the best.I still love Gus, and Maggie's grandma Lizzie is a wonderful addition. Although it is sad to meet people in the past who are already dead in present time.WORLDBUILDING:We get the interesting experience of seeing the modern world through the eyes of someone from the past (although I wish there was more of this) and also seeing the past through someone from the future.PLOT:As I said, it is very convoluted. We do finally get our conclusive ending this time though. Some good changes happen, and some not so good changes can't be undone.HIGHLIGHTS / CAUTIONS:--Prom night, especially the parts at the reservoir--The reason Johnny's favorite color is pink. *smirk*--Maggie's reasons for waitingI COULD HAVE DONE WITHOUT: The scene in which a nurse removes Johnny's catheter. / Mild swearing / Johnny's lax attitude towards stealingOTHER CAUTIONS(?): Johnny romances a teacher (in the past) to try and get out of an assignment / A story is told about someone who interrupts a sexual assault. / Another woman experiences an incident of verbal & physical abuseNARRATION:Character voices differentiated = Yes, I especially like Lizzie's / Opposite sex voices acceptable = Yes / Accents = Still no real sense that they are all in Texas / Phrasing, Pacing & Pronunciation = Good / Emoting = Good / Speed = listened on 1.25, my usual

  • Heather
    2019-04-26 08:04

    Many times a sequel to a book lacks the magic that we fell in love with in the first, this is not the case with Prom Night in Purgatory. This beautifully written sequel to Slow Dance in Purgatory not only lives up to the first book, but in fact may surpass it.The book continues where the first book left off. I don't want to give spoilers away for either book so I wont say exactly where that is. But its perfectly done. One thing I loved about this book was the glimpses into the 50s. We got to know Johnny in this book in a different way than we did in the first. I also felt the extent of the feelings that Maggie and Johnny have for one another. Many times I found my heart beating harder during scenes where I can only imagine the characters hearts were barely being kept into their chests. Once again Amy Harmon has put out a beautiful book. I couldn't put it down. I hope I can continue to read many books by this amazing author. She has a way of keeping you glued to the book, not wanting to put it down. The book stays with you when its over. While I know this is the end of this book series and the end of the story of Johnny and Maggie, for now... I can't wait to read what other adventures Ms. Harmon can send me on.

  • Alisa
    2019-05-24 01:10

    If you haven't read Slow Dance in Purgatory, you will definitely need to read that one first.This book was very different from the first one, but I loved it just as much! The first one is more about Johnny's time as a sorta ghost in Purgatory, whereas this one was more of a time travel book. We go back and forth from 1958 to 2011. We get to know Lizzie, Maggie's grandma and Irene's little sister, better in this book. We also get to know Billy, Johnny's brother, a little better. I love what a devoted brother Johnny is. We also learn how evil Roger Carlton really is.One of my pet peeves with time travel books is that the person going back in time is usually over cautious about not changing anything in the past -- when I'm left wondering what the point of going to the past was if nothing is going to change! This is not the case with this book - I thought the author did a great job with it. Some things weren't able to change and some were... I thought it made the book more interesting and a little more believable (as believable as a ghost/time travel book can be).So far I have loved every book I have read by Amy Harmon! I hope she keeps writing for a long time!Content: Clean (there is one attack scene that gets stopped before it goes very far), swearing

  • Jenny
    2019-05-19 02:19

    Oh God. At this moment. Amy Harmon is officially one of my favorite Authors. I was really amazed on how she can twist and plot the previous scenes in the first book into a new and engaging scenario. The romance so believable that I can't explain how Amy made me believe everything is possible. The characters are so real, the emotional turmoil is so heart felt I can't count how many times I wanted to cry for Maggie and Johnny. It started to mess with my belief of Destiny. And my heart is literally heart broken...I can't tell more of the details because I wanted the readers to feel the same feeling I felt when reading book. Secrets are revealed, and the mystery becomes more clear. I started asking myself: "Does it have to be that way?" I was left hanging on what to think of after I finished the book. But that is the catch. No matter how unsatisfied I am with how it ended, I still find myself loving and adoring this book. This is yet one of those beautiful love story ever written. More book reviews:

  • Charissa
    2019-05-22 07:04

    Book 2. I loved this story and was transfixed in every chapter. This sequel is not as simple as the first book (Slow Dance in Purgatory—which was amazing!). The story jumps back and forth a lot from the 1950s to the present, but I found it a fun kind of travel (seeing small things change in the present from what happens in the past). This book starts out with Maggie and Johnnie both in the hospital recovering from events in Book 1. When Johnny awakes, he remembers nothing. Maggie is devastated that he doesn’t remember their love, but sets out to recapture it. Another great book from a super great author. I am never disappointed by Amy Harmon’s books. In fact, I reread Book 1 before I read this and was caught up in it as much or more as the first time I read it. Yea! I love books like that.

  • Shannon
    2019-04-28 07:29

    Okay, book two was good. It wasn't quite as good for me as book one was.. There were a ton of twists and turns in this books. A lot of time travel which was interesting but also screwed up my idea of a HEA in the endi was gasping.. I honestly felt like my stomach was in my throat in some parts, just waiting for a certain someone to remember a certain someone else.. I didn't like the ending. It's not how I wanted it to the end, it makes sense but I was hoping for a more happy tie up and it's really not. It's sweet for the sacrifice that was made, but I really wanted other things to occur.. This series certainly got my attention!

  • Teri
    2019-05-17 08:09

    I just don't know... I LOVED the story, the writing, and the characters BUT I wanted a different ending for Johnny & Maggie!!!Oh... it still breaks my heart just thinking about it!

  • Beatrix
    2019-05-24 07:18

    Nagyon pörgős volt, sokkal izgalmasabb, mint az első rész, közben pedig 1958 és 2011 között röpködtünk. Amúgy is szeretem az időutazásos történeteket.

  • Jen | Jen Talks Audiobooks
    2019-05-22 02:05

    The more I think about this story, the better I like it. The whole time travel aspect that was introduced in this sequel was wonderful. I loved the historical element, the paranormal element, the whole mixing of ghosts and the ideas about time. Emily Woo Zeller bordered on the edge of being too monotone in this audiobook. But she had some great characterizations and ended up being perfect at 1.25 speed.

  • Angela
    2019-05-13 05:13

    I liked this even better than the first one, Slow Dance in Purgatory. I always love when love has to fight, and the odds were highly stacked against this couple. But the struggle was so tense and Harmon did some cray-zay twisted time travel stuff. Love this era, LOVED Billy, and LOVED the way Johnny called Maggie "Baby". Swoon. Prepare to listen to oldies tunes for days after.

  • Natrina Felan
    2019-04-26 02:34

    I wrote a review on the 1st book that said I was held in suspense from the beginning to the end. This book was no different and had me holding my chest til the last page. I wanted so bad to finish it but didn't want to ever stop reading. This is a tale like no other. I've never read anything like it.

  • Lindsey
    2019-04-30 09:12

    4 stars? 4.5 stars?? 5 stars??? I don't know!What I do know is that this book was way better than the first book

  • Ashley Marie
    2019-05-12 03:14

    What an ending! That was some serious wibbly wobbly timey whimey stuff. I loved every bit of it.

  • Kelli
    2019-05-14 07:25

    4.5 Stars