Monday, March 5, 2018

The Innkeeper's Daughter by Michelle Griep

Dover, England, 1808: Officer Alexander Moore goes undercover as a gambling gentleman to expose a high-stakes plot against the king—and he’s a master of disguise, for Johanna Langley believes him to be quite the rogue. . .until she can no longer fight against his unrelenting charm.

All Johanna wants is to keep the family inn afloat, but when the rent and the hearth payment are due at the same time, where will she find the extra funds? If she doesn’t come up with the money, there will be nowhere to go other than the workhouse—where she’ll be separated from her ailing mother and ten-year-old brother.

Alex desperately wants to help Johanna, especially when she confides in him, but his mission—finding and bringing to justice a traitor to the crown—must come first, or they could all end up dead.


About The Author

I hear voices. Loud. Incessant. And very real. Which basically gives me two options: choke back massive amounts of Prozac or write fiction. I chose the latter. Way cheaper. I've been writing since I discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. I seek to glorify God in all that I write...except for that graffiti phase I went through as a teenager. Oops. Did I say that out loud?

My Review

Welcome to the early 1800’s and we are in England, and staying at the local pub, and don’t be surprised if you have to share your bed with a stranger, that is what happens to Alex, our undercover officer of the Crown.
This is real look into history, and what life was like back at a different time, and we get an up close and close look at the big difference in society and those that have and the chances of going into debtor prison. While life struggles are evident, and we are on the lookout for a traitor, and boy will your guess change and then change again, and even then, you are probably wrong.
Life has a funny way of circling around and the fate of the inn is on the owner’s daughter Johanna, and you will cringe at some of the abuse she takes to keep her family going.
If you love BBC drama’s and maybe a bit of Charles Dicken’s with the little scamp of a brother, this is a book for you, but be warned it quickly becomes a page turner, and then will linger with you.

I received this book through the Publisher Barbour and their Review Crew, and was not required to give a positive review.

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