About the Book
Book: The Bride of Blackfriars Lane
Author: Michelle Griep
Release date: September, 2022
Detective Jackson Forge can hardly wait to marry the street-sly swindler who’s turned his life upside down. Kit Turner is equally excited to wed the handsome detective, and what better way to show her love than providing him with a gift any man of the law would love? She determines to bring to justice the men who years ago maimed his brother—despite Jackson’s warning to leave the past in the past. As she digs into the mystery of what happened, she unwittingly tumbles into her own history and endangers her future happiness with Jackson.
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has given readers another entertaining romp in historical London. We
are immersed in the atmosphere of the back streets, the ruffians and
even the sewers of the city. What makes this novel work for me,
though, is the character Kit. What a feisty woman. And that she has
agreed to marry is amazing. Of course, she is so bent on solving a
mystery she wreaks havoc to her own wedding day. It was interesting
to follow her as she recognizes her independent ways and comes to
grips with what that means.
is a fun historical novel for readers who like a strong and gutsy
female heroine who can sometimes be a bit too independent for her own
good. There is a good balance of police investigation, personal
experience with character development. Griep's writing style is a
pleasure to read. I do hope there is a sequel as I'll be watching for
rating: 4/5 stars.
You can read my review of the first in the series, The Thief of Blackfriars Lane.
About the Author
has been writing since she first discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. She is the Christy Award-winning author of historical romances: A Tale of Two Hearts, The Captured Bride, The Innkeeper’s Daughter, 12 Days at Bleakly Manor, The Captive Heart, Brentwood’s Ward, A Heart Deceived,
but also leaped the historical fence into the realm of contemporary with the zany romantic mystery Out of the Frying Pan
. If you’d like to keep up with her escapades, find her at www.michellegriep.com or stalk her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
And guess what? She loves to hear from readers! Feel free to drop her a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More from Michelle
A Visit to Borough Market
Whenever I skip across the pond, I make it a point to stop at the Borough Market for some great meals. This area was—and is—a popular place to shop and an absolute must-see for food lovers. From grocers, fishmongers, cheese sellers, and butchers to all kinds of ethnic eats, it’s hard not to want to sample everything. My personal favorite are the buddha bowls.
Believe it or not, Borough market has been in operation for the past thousand years. Yes, you read that correctly. It actually began as a bridge, constructed in 990. But let’s fast forward to the Victorian era, shall we?
In the nineteenth century, a railway viaduct was constructed through the middle of the market, which brought in more people—but also brought in more noise, soot, disruption, and crime. In such a hotbed of activity, it’s easy to imagine cutpurses and pickpockets of all sorts.
And that’s the perfect scene for a certain con-artist turned investigator to meet with an informant. In The Bride of Blackfriars Lane
, Kit Turner is up to her old shenanigans, much to Jackson’s chagrin. You can visit Borough Market along with her in this wild ride through Victorian London. It’s just one of the many stops in a city that never gets old.
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I received a complimentary egalley of this book through Celebrate Lit. My comments are an independent and honest review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by Celebrate Lit.
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