C# Linq with nullable types

I have a linq query which is pulling data into my object model.  Problem is that I'm getting an error because when I convert it it is an empty string.  How can I convert it to a null if it is an empty string?
var result = (from c in xdoc.Descendents("key")                      
                      select new MyObject()
                      {
                            field1 = DateTime.Pares( c.Element{"valuefromxml").value) )
                      });

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I tried to cast it with (DateTIme?) instead but stil have an error.
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Fernando SotoConnect With a Mentor RetiredCommented:
Replace this line of the code
field1 = DateTime.Pares( c.Element("valuefromxml").Value) )

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To this
field1 = (c.Element("valuefromxml").Value != string.Empty) ? DateTime.Parse( c.Element("valuefromxml").Value) : (DateTime?)null

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Jini JoseSenior .Net DeveloperCommented:
where you want to get the null value ?
in field1 or in result ?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
DateTime.Pares Should read DateTime.Parse
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