Author: Michelle Griep
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: June 1, 2019
A Cross-Country Trip through Regency England Brings Intrigue, Rogues, and High Adventure
The must-read conclusion to Michelle Griep’s Bow Street Runners Trilogy: Life couldn’t be better for Abigail Gilbert—but it’s been a long time in coming. Having lived with a family who hated her, it’s finally her time for love. Abby sets off on a journey across England to marry one of the most prestigious gentlemen in the land—until highwaymen upset her plans and threaten her life.
Horse patrol captain Samuel Thatcher arrives just in time to save Abby. But she’s simply another victim in a job he’s come to despise. Tired of the dark side of humanity, he intends to buy land and retire.
Abby pleads with him to escort her for the rest of her journey. He refuses—until she offers him something he desperately needs to achieve his goal. . .money. Delivering her safely will give him more than enough to buy property.
So begins an impossible trek for the cynical lawman and the proper lady. Each will be indelibly changed by the time they reach her betrothed, if they don’t kill one another first—or fall in love.
Reviewer: Laura J. Davis
If you have never read a book by Michelle Griep, you are depriving yourself of a real treat. The Noble Guardian, the last book in the Bow Street Runners Trilogy was hard to put down. I was so invested in this story that I put everything on hold just so I could finish this book - it was that good!
Where do I start? First, I did not know this was part of a series, so for those wondering, yes, it can be read as a standalone book. That said, now that I've read it, I'm off to buy the first two books because if they are anything like this one, I won't be disappointed.
I loved the integrity of Samuel Thatcher. Even though his perspective on life had become jaded, he does his best to keep Abigail safe as she travels to meet her betrothed. I loved how he grew throughout the story to not only become a better man but to find a more profound faith in God.
I loved how the author started this story with an almost Cinderella-like feel with the relationship between Abigail and her stepmother and two step-sisters. The author managed to get me on Abigail's side immediately, making me root for her throughout the story. Abigail also grows in her faith and discovers what it means to know God. The lessons learned by both characters in regards to trusting God were excellent.
I have nothing at all negative to say about this book. It was just perfect! I highly recommend it. It releases June 1st, so pre-order your copy now!
I received this book courtesy of Barbour Publishing through Net-Galley.